Monday, June 21, 2010

TV Premieres, Finales & Specials This Week 06/20/2010

Each week GeekTonic covers the TV scene with a complete listing of premieres, finales and specials for the week.  Several season premieres and even a few new shows appear this week.  Check out the complete list of new premieres and finales this week below.

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Memphis Beat

          A new crime drama, Memphis Beat premieres on TNT Tuesday

NOTE: All Times are Listed for EST – TV schedules subject to change

Sunday, June 20

‘Til Death (7pm on Fox – Available in HD) – Series finale

Jonas L.A. (8:30pm on Disney) – Season premiere with the Jonas brothers

Leverage (9pm on TNT – Available in HD) – Season premiere

Scoundrels (9pm on ABC – Available in HD) – A new comedy/drama based on a New Zealand series “Outrageous Fortune”.  Basic premise is a family of small-time crooks try to repair their bad habits.

The Tudors (9pm on Showtime – Available in HD) – The series finale is here.

Treme (10pm on HBO – Available in HD) – Season finale

The Gates (10pm on ABC – Available in HD) – A new action/suspense/drama that follows a cop hired as a police chief of a “planned community” that seems pretty harmless on the outside, but the cop soon discovers there is more going on then he first thinks.



Monday, June 21

Money Rocks (5pm on Fox Business News) – Billionaire Richard Branson is the first guest of this new series.

BrainSurge (6pm on Nikelodeon) – Season premiere of the kids gameshow.

Ultimate Car Build-Off (9pm on Discovery – Available in HD) – New reality series.  The first episode starts off with Hollywood Hot Rods and Pure Vision given 4 days to turn a mini-van into a supercar to be raced at Willow Springs Raceway.

History Detectives (9pm on PBS) – Season premiere

Unforgettable: The Korean War (10pm on PBS) – A special where U.S. veterans recall their part in the Cold War-era conflict

Heartland Thunder (10pm on Discovery – Available in HD) – New reality series where 4 Dirt Modified racers battle it out at 120 miles per hour.

Inedible to Incredible (10pm on TLC) – New reality/cooking series that is sort of a “What Not to Wear” for food.  In the first episode they make bizarre dishes inspired by a childhood in the arctic region of Canada.

Unusual Suspects (10pm on Investigation Discovery) – New documentary/mystery series where they focus on some of the more challenging mystery cases in modern-day America.  First episode is “A Mother’s Conviction” where a mother of a young boy is convicted of murdering her son and years later is set free by a confession from an unexpected source.


Tuesday, June 22

Wipeout (8pm on ABC – Available in HD) – Season premiere

HawthoRNe (9pm on TNT – Available in HD) – Season premiere

Downfall (9:01pm on ABC – Available in HD) – New game show series where players answer questions in hope of winning prizes up to $1 million.  This first episode is played on the roof of a downtown LA high-rise while contestants attempt to answer questions beofre time is up.  Faxes of prizes on a conveyor belt with cash ($5,000 - $1M) at the end of the belt go by as players try to answer before the prize goes over the edge of the building.  Hmm.

Memphis Beat (10pm on TNT – Available in HD) – New crime drama series on TNT by George Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures studio.  Memphis Beat focuses on a Memphis police detective played by Jason Lee.

P.O.V. (10pm on PBS) – Season premiere

Primetime (10:01pm on ABC – Available in HD) – Season premiere


Wednesday, June 23

Harp Dreams (9:30pm on PBS) – A new documentary focused on the triennial USA Intl. Harp competition.  Lots of harp music if you’re into that sort of thing.


Thursday, June 24

Rookie Blue (9pm on ABC in U.S. & Global in Canada – Available in HD) – New crime drama series on ABC.  A group of young, rookie police officers must learn to adapt to their jobs and meet the expectations of their friends, families and co-workers.

Futurama (10pm on Comedy – Available in HD) – Season premiere

Boston Med (10pm on ABC – Available in HD) – New documentary/health series on ABC filmed at Massachusetts General, Brigham & Women's, and Children’s Hospital Boston.  The focus is on the lives of the doctors, nurses and patients at these hospitals.

Raising Sextuplets (10pm on WE) – Season premiere


Friday, June 25

Saturday, June 26

You Lucky Dog (8pm on Hallmark – Available in HD) – A made-for-TV hallmark movie starring Natasha Henstridge and Harry Hamlin.


Sunday, June 27

Masterclass (6:30pm on HBO – Available in HD) – Season finale

Out of Control Drivers (9pm on TLC – Available in HD) – New documentary series that focuses on…. you guessed it, out of control drivers.

Hung (10pm on HBO – Available in HD) – Season premiere

Entourage (10:30pm on HBO – Available in HD) – Season premiere

Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole (11:30pm on Cartoon) – New animated series on Toon.  A mad scientist performs experiments on famous people through history using time portals.


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