This weeks list of premiering summer TV shows includes Secret Life of the American Teenager, the Philanthropist, and a few returning shows like Better off Ted and Samantha Who among others. Read on for all of the details.
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The Philanthropist Premieres on NBC Wednesday Night
NOTE: All Times are Listed for EST
Merlin (8pm on NBC - Available in HD) - A 13-part drama series telling the story of the sorcerer, Merlin. Set in the mythical City of Camelot, this series retells the story with a bit of a different spin.
Impact (9pm on ABC- Available in HD) - Scientists (Natasha Henstridge, David James Elliott, Benjamin Sadler) have 39 days to prevent the moon from colliding with Earth.
Secret Life of the American Teenager (8pm on ABC Family- Available in HD) - The Secret Life of the American Teenager centers on the topic of teen pregnancy. Band geek Amy discovers that she's pregnant after a one-night stand with Ricky Underwood, the school's player. Meanwhile, devout Christian cheerleader Grace promises abstinence to her parents.
Make it or Break It (9pm on ABC FAM- Available in HD) - Set in the realm of competitive gymnastics, this ABC Family drama project follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls in training for the big event.
The Superstars (8pm on ABC) - Based on the ABC classic series Wide World of Sports, this new offering pits athletes from a number of different sports against each others in order to determine the world's best athelete.
Better of Ted (9pm on ABC - Available in HD) - Returns from hiatus
America's Got Talent (9pm on NBC) - 2 Hour Season Premiere. But not important enough to broadcast in HD so...
The Cleaner (10pm on A&E- Available in HD) - The cleaner tells the story of William Banks, a recovering addict who struggles to maintain his own rocky personal life while he helps others get clean by any means necessary. This is the season 2 premiere
NYC Prep (10pm on 10pm) - Take the Gossip Girl concept and mix it with realityTV and you have this show. Watch as 6 "real" Manhattan teens cope with a life of wealth and privilege.
The Philanthropist (10pm on NBC- Available in HD) - New series that stars James Purefoy and Neve Campbell. Teddy Rist, a successful tycoon, decides to use his power and money to help those in need.
The Real World (10pm on MTV) - Season 22. Nuf said.
Samantha Who? (8pm on ABC- Available in HD) - Samantha Who? returns from hiatus to show it's last 7 shows ever.
In the Motherhood (8:30 on ABC- Available in HD) - Returns from hiatus to air its last 3 episodes before death
Pen & Teller (10 on Showtime)
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader (8pm on FOX)
Virtuality (9pm on FOX -Available in HD) - Virtual-reality technology endangers 12 astronauts as they embark on a 10-year mission in outer space. This is a 2-hour "premiere of Ronald D. Moore's new sci-fi drama (Trial Run)
CMT Crossroads: Bryan Adams & Jason Aldean (9pm on CMT)
Let Freedom Hum: Martin Short (10pm on TBS)
Doctor Who: the Next Doctor (9pm on BBCA)
Season Finales this Week:
- 6/24 8pm "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here" on NBC
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