Sunday, June 19, 2011

TV Premieres, Finales & Specials This Week 06/19/2011

It’s the Father’s Day edition of the weekly TV update on GeekTonic.  This week we have another bunch of premieres and finales.

Falling Skies

New Speilberg Produced Sci-Fi series, “Falling Skies” premieres on TNT tonight

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


Sunday, June 19

Coal (8pm on Spike) Season finale

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (8pm on CBS)

Falling Skies (9pm on TNT) A new sci-fi series on TNT premieres tonight with a two-hour episode.  This one brings some big names – Steven Spielberg produced this one and Noah Wyle stars.  The synopsis is this: A young father struggles to protect his family and humanity following an alien attack.  It’s on my record and see-what-happens list.

Game of Thrones (9pm on HBO) Season 1 finale – I don’t currently subscribe to HBO, but I hear this is one to watch so I’ll catch it on Netflix once available.

I Survived (9pm on Biography) Season finale

Masterpiece Mystery! (9pm on PBS) Season premiere

Drop Dead Diva (9pm on Lifetime) Season 3 premiere

The AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Morgan Freeman (9pm on TVLand) We’ll see Clint Eastwood, Sidney Poitier and others honor Morgan Freeman

The Killing (10pm on AMC) Season 1 finale

Ryan and Tatum: The O’Neals A Home Coming (10pm on OWN) New reality series


Monday, June 20

Horaders (9pm on A&E) Season 4 premiere

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided (10pm on PBS) A 6-part history miniseries that begins with Abraham and Mary Lincoln's childhoods through the presidency

Nurse Jackie (10pm on Showtime) Season 3 finale

Sanctuary (10pm on SyFy) Season 3 finale

Intervention (10pm on A&E) Season premiere

United States of Tara (10:30pm on Showtime) Season 3 finale


Tuesday, June 21

History Detectives (8pm on PBS) Season premiere

101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (9pm on ABC) New game show where players who answer questions incorrectly leave the show by being strapped to the wing of a plane, dropped off the side of an 18-wheeler, flipped upside down in an exploding car or launched by dynamite.  Nice.

Staten Island Cakes (9pm on WE) New reality/cooking show

Hardcore Pawn (9pm on TruTV) Season 4 premiere

16 and Pregnant (10pm on MTV) Season 3 finale

Combat Hospital (10pm on ABC) New medical drama where doctors work at the NATA Medical Unit and work in wartime

Storage Hunters (10pm on TruTV) New collectibles/reality series

POV (10pm on PBS) Season premiere


Wednesday, June 22

I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant (9pm on TLC) Season premiere

Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief (10pm on ABC) A new newsmagazine with a paranormal twist.

The Challenge: Rivals (10pm on MTV) Season 21 premiere


Thursday, June 23

Expedition Impossible (9pm on ABC) New reality contest series by Mark Burnett

CNBC Titans (9pm on CNBC) Season premiere begins with a focus on Steve Jobs – Mr. Apple himself

Burn Notice (9pm on USA) Season 5 premiere

Wilfred (10pm on FX) New comedy series starring Elijah Wood based on a comedy from Australia.  The premise is… different.  I’m recording it just to see if it’s for me or not.

Suits (10pm on USA) New drama on USA.  This one takes place with a lawyer who recruits a genius without a law degree.  USA has done a terrific job of carving out watchable dramas so I’m recording this one to see how it goes.

Rookie Blue (10pm on ABC) Season 2 premiere

Louie (10:30pm on FX) Season 2 premiere


Friday, June 24

Ultimate Predators (8pm on National Geographic Wild) New animal documentary series

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (9pm on ABC) Season 2 finale

Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings (10pm on IFC) New comedy/entertainment series where Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal use local talent to produce commercials for small town businesses.

Unplugged (11pm on VH1) Mumford & Sons perform in New York City

Young Broke and Beautiful (11pm on IFC) New entertainment/comedy series


Saturday, June 25

Carson Nation (10pm on OWN) New reality/fashion series

Durarara (12:30 (after midnight) on Toon) New action/anime series


Sunday, June 26

Wild Amazon (7pm on Animal Planet) New animal/nature series

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (9pm on USA) Season 10 finale which is also the series finale

Leverage (9pm on TNT) Season 4 premiere

Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew (9pm on VH1) Season 5 premier

True Blood (9pm on HBO) Season 4 premiere

The Marriage Ref (10pm on NBC) Season 2 premiere

Extreme Chef (10:30pm on Food) New food series with fun stuff like Rattlesnake steak!


Monday, June 27

My Babysitter’s a Vampire (7pm on Disney) New Children/Adventure series

Weeds (10:05pm on Showtime) Season 7 premiere

The Big C (10:30pm on Showtime) Season 2 premiere


Wednesday, June 29

The Voice (8pm on NBC) Season 1 finale

Melissa & Joey (8pm on ABC Family) Season 2 premiere

State of Georgia (8:30pm on ABC Family) New sitcom

Royal Pains (9pm on USA) Season 3 premiere

Necessary Roughness (10pm on USA) New drama on USA where a Long Island divorcee becomes the therapist for a professional football team.

Love in the Wild (10:01 on NBC) New reality/romance series where 20 singles pair up and compete


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