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Beat the heat this summer with all of these new shows

Shaun Harrison
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101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (ABC)

Premieres: Tuesday, June 21, 9/8c Contestants answer multiple-choice questions to win $50,000, with one person being eliminated each round. But there's a twist: The eliminated contestant will be axed in a spectacular fashion — shot out of a cannon, pushed off the top of a moving semi-truck, or dragged underwater by a 1-ton anchor, for example.
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Alphas (Syfy)

Premieres: Monday, July 11, 10/9c Oscar nominee David Strathairn headlines this sci-fi series about the Alphas, a team of ordinary citizens with extraordinary mental abilities who tackles cases that the CIA, FBI and Pentagon are unable to solve.
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Combat Hospital (ABC)

Premieres: Tuesday, June 21, 10/9c While Off the Map hit the jungle, Combat Hospital hits the war zone. Set in Afghanistan in 2006, this British-Canadian series revolves around doctors and nurses in the International Security Assistance Force. Michelle Borth and Elias Koteas headline the cast. Fun fact: Criminal Minds's A.J. Cook was up for a role on the show while she was off from Minds last season.
4 of 26 ABC

Expedition Impossible (ABC)

Premieres: Thursday, June 23 at 9/8c Think Amazing Race without the globe-trotting. The reality series, from producer Mark Burnett, features 13 teams of three who travel and complete tasks across Morocco. The winners each receive $50,000 and a new Ford Explorer.
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Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (ABC)

Premieres: Monday, May 30, 10/9c The second spin-off of the Extreme Makeover franchise (remember, the original was about plastic surgery!), this eight-episode series chronicles the transformations of eight "super-obese" (more than 200 pounds overweight) people over a full year.
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Falling Skies (TNT)

Premieres: Sunday, June 19, 10/9c What happens when aliens attack? Noah Wyle stars as a de facto resistance leader who fights the creatures who invaded Earth. Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton and Dale Dye co-star. From executive producer Steven Spielberg.
7 of 26 TNT

Franklin & Bash (TNT)

Premieres:Wednesday, June 1, 9/8c Don't confuse this with Mark-Paul Gosselaar's previous TNT legal show, Raising the Bar. First off, Franklin & Bash is an offbeat dramedy. Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer play the titular street-smart attorneys who crash a buttoned-down law firm when they're recruited by an old-school legal shark (Malcolm McDowell).
8 of 26 Oxygen

The Glee Project (Oxygen)

Premieres: Sunday, June 12, 9/8c This 10-episode series pits 12 contestants against each other to land a recurring role for Glee's third season. Each week the hopefuls receive a "homework assignment" that involves creating a music video. The premiere features their stab at Katy Perry's "Firework" and an appearance by Glee star Darren Criss, who serves as mentor.
9 of 26 TV Land

Happily Divorced (TV Land)

Premieres: Wednesday, June 15, 10/9c L.A. florist Fran (Drescher) re-enters the dating poll after learning that her husband of 18 years (John Michael Higgins) is gay. Tichina Arnold (Everybody Hates Chris) and Rita Moreno co-star. Created by Fran Drescher and her ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson (they also did The Nanny together).
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Love Bites (NBC)

Premieres: Thursday, June 2, 10/9c The dramedy anthology series explores love, sex, marriage and dating through multiple vignettes, anchored by Annie (Becki Newton) a single woman whose friends have settled down. Each episode will feature a rotating cast of guest stars, but the first episode features Jennifer Love Hewitt, Greg Grunberg (Heroes), The Office's Craig Robinson, Jason Lewis (Sex and the City) and Lindsay Price (Lipstick Jungle).
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Love in the Wild (NBC)

Premieres: Wednesday, June 1, 10/9c It's like speed-dating in the jungle. Twenty men and women are paired off and dropped into a Costa Rican jungle with only a map and each other to navigate through various challenges. At day's end, winners will be treated to romantic dates, after which they'll choose whether to remain together or try a new partner for the next task.
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The Lying Game (ABC Family)

Premieres: Monday, August 15, 9/8c Foster child Emma (Alexandra Chando) learns she has an identical twin sister, Sutton, who was adopted by a wealthy family. The sisters trade places while Sutton pursues a lead on the identity of their birth mother.
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Million Dollar Decorators (Bravo)

Premieres: Tuesday, May 31, 10/9c Ah, lifestyles of the rich and famous! Interior decorators Lawrence Bullard, Kathryn Ireland, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Mary McDonald, and Nathan Turner reimagine the posh homes of their wealthy clients. Don't ogle too much.
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Nail Files (TV Guide Network)

Premieres: Tuesday, June 21, 10/9c Why get a mani and pedi when you can watch someone do them? Created by the Jersey Shore masterminds, the reality series follows The Painted Nail owner Katie Cazorla as she juggles her growing Hollywood-based business and her personal life with her Grammy-winning beau, Walter Afanasieff.
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Necessary Roughness (USA)

Premieres: Wednesday, June 29, 10/9c Dr. Dani (Rescue Me's Callie Thorne), a therapist for a professional football team, counsels its players (including Mehcad Brooks, Scott Cohen and Marc Blucas). Not to be confused with the 1991 comedy of the same name starring Scott Bakula.
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The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family)

Premieres: Tuesday, June 14, 9/8c When Chloe (Skyler Samuels) begins to develop heightened abilities, she learns that she's part of an ancient race called Mai, the offspring of the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet. Typical teen stuff.
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Platinum Hit (Bravo)

Premieres: Monday, May 30, 10/9c Ex-American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi and singer/poet Jewel (hey, what does "casualty" mean again?) set out to find the next great hitmaker in this songwriting competition that pits 12 rising composers against each other to come up with pop's next catchy single. The winner gets $100,000, and publishing and recording deals.
18 of 26 Lifetime

The Protector (Lifetime)

Premieres: Sunday, June 12, 10/9c Ally Walker (The Profiler) stars as Gloria Sheppard, a single mom homicide detective who's also raising two boys with the help of her troubled younger brother Davey (Chris Payne Gilbert). Tisha Campbell-Martin co-stars.
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Rocco's Dinner Party (Bravo)

Premieres: Wednesday, June 15, 11/10c This isn't so much a party as it is yet another cooking competition. Each week, four cheftestants must create their favorite dish, a themed appetizer and a complete menu for a dinner party with guests of host Rocco DiSpirito's choosing. One cook will be eliminated after each part of the challenge.
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State of Georgia (ABC Family)

Premieres: Monday, June 29, 8:30/7:30c In her first TV series since That's So Raven, Raven-Symone stars as Georgia Chamberlin, an aspiring actress from the South who moves to New York City with her geeky BFF Jo (Majandra Delfino) in hopes of making it big.
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Suits (USA)

Premieres: Thursday, June 23, 10/9c This legal drama follows an unlikely tag team: tough corporate lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) and newbie associate Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams). The catch: Mike's a brilliant college dropout who's more con man than attorney. [Insert "What's the difference?" joke here.]
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Switched at Birth (ABC Family)

Premieres: Monday, June 6, 9/8c Ever feel like you don't fit in? For Daphne and Bay, those feelings become reality when they learn that they were accidentally switched at birth. Daphne (Katie Leclerc) is deaf and lives with her single mom, while Bay (Vanessa Marano) is an artsy teen from a wealthy background. The two families meet and learn how to live together.
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Take the Money and Run (ABC)

Premieres: Tuesday, Aug. 2, 9/8c Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Bertram Van Munster, the series is a cat-and-mouse game show that challenges everyday folk to outsmart law enforcement for a $100,000 prize.
24 of 26 MTV

Teen Wolf (MTV)

Premieres: Sunday, June 5, circa 11/10c (after MTV Movie Awards) A reboot of the 1985 comedic film, this drama series stars Tyler Posey (in the Michael J. Fox role) as a teenager who discovers he's a werewolf. Let's hope it lasts longer than the animated version.
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Wilfred (FX)

Premieres: Thursday, June 23, 10/9c Ryan (Elijah Wood) has an imaginary friend named Wilfred. The world sees Wilfred as a dog; Ryan sees him as a walking, talking man wearing a fuzzy dog costume. Comedian Jason Gann, who co-created and starred in the original Australian series, plays Wilfred in the American version.
26 of 26 Oxygen

The World According to Paris (Oxygen)

Premieres: Wednesday, June 1, 10/9c Ready to enter Paris' World? The heiress returns to reality TV with a docu-series that chronicles Hilton's jet-set life and her growing fashion business. Look for appearances by her beau, Cy Waits, and pal Brooke Mueller (aka Charlie Sheen's ex-wife).