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May 18 – Billboard Music Awards, ABC
May 19 – “The Maya Rudolph Show” variety special, NBC
May 26 to 28 – “The World Wars” miniseries, History
July 30 – “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” Syfy
Aug. 25 – 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC
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Kiefer Sutherland stars in “24: Live Another Day.”
Summer TV Premieres

Feast your eyes

Jack is back, and Bauer’s “24” is just one of many returning favorites this spring/summer TV season. Networks are also offering plenty of new fare for viewers wanting to take a break and cool down after all that fun in the sun. Grab a snack and a glass of water, and flip on the TV while resting between mowing the lawn and hitting the Rivergreenway.

Descriptions are provided with new series, which are listed in red. This list is based on information released by the networks; times and dates are subject to change.


“24: Live Another Day,” 8 p.m. on Fox

“Louie,” 10 p.m. on FX


“Maron,” 10 p.m. on IFC


“In the Flesh,” 10 p.m. on BBC America

“Hungry Investors,” 10 p.m. on Spike – Restaurants vie for a “significant investment” on this reality show.

May 11

“Oprah’s Master Class,” 10 p.m. on OWN

May 13

“Riot,” 9 p.m. on Fox – Celebrities and comedians face challenges on a set that is tilted 22 degrees in this sketch show.

May 19

“The Bachelorette,” 9:30 p.m. on ABC

May 21

“Motive,” 10 p.m. on ABC

May 22

“Gang Related,” 9 p.m. on Fox – A Los Angeles cop fights gangs, including one he belonged to as a boy in this drama.

“Last Comic Standing,” 9 p.m. on NBC

“Big Rig Bounty Hunters,” 10:30 p.m. on History

May 26

“MasterChef,” 8 p.m. on Fox

“American Ninja Warrior,” 9 p.m. on NBC

May 27

“Extreme Weight Loss,” 8 p.m. on ABC – Eight people attempt to safely lose half their body weight in a year.

“I Wanna Marry Harry,” 8 p.m. on Fox – Women are tricked into thinking they are on a reality show competing to marry Prince Harry.

“America’s Got Talent,” 8 p.m. on NBC

“The Night Shift,” 10 p.m. on NBC – Hospital staff try to save lives in the wee hours in this drama series.

May 28

“So You Think You Can Dance,” 8 p.m. on Fox

May 29

“Undatable,” 9 p.m. on NBC – This comedy follows a group of friends that need help on the dating scene.

“Our America with Lisa Ling,” 10 p.m. on OWN

May 30

“Derek,” Netflix

“Crossbones,” 10 p.m. on NBC

“The Brokaw Files,” 10 p.m. on The Military Channel – Tom Brokaw reflects on major events he covered in his career.

May 31

“Bet On Your Baby,” 8 p.m. on ABC

June 1

“Halt and Catch Fire,” 10 p.m. on AMC – This drama series follows three people racing to build a better computer in the 1980s.

June 2

“Beauty and the Beast,” 9 p.m. on The CW

“Mistresses,” 10 p.m. on ABC

“Longmire,” 10 p.m. on A&E

June 3

“Famous in 12,” 8 p.m. on The CW – A reality show in partnership with in which a family moves to Los Angeles and tries to become famous in the span of 12 weeks.

June 5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night,” 8 p.m. on ABC

“Party Down South,” 10 p.m. on CMT

June 6

“Orange is the New Black,” Netflix

June 7

“Power,” 9 p.m. on Starz – The crime drama focuses on a New York club owner building an criminal empire.

June 8

“Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” 9 p.m. on E!

June 9

“Major Crimes,” 9 p.m. on TNT

“Murder in the First,” 10 p.m. on TNT – A pair of homicide detectives investigate a complicated case.

June 10

“Pretty Little Liars,” 8 p.m. on ABC Family

“Chasing Life,” 9 p.m. on ABC Family – A young journalist is diagnosed with cancer.

“Royal Pains,” 9 p.m. on USA

June 11

“Suits,” 9 p.m. on USA

“Graceland,” 10 p.m. on USA

June 15

“The Leftovers,” 10 p.m. on HBO – This drama series is set in a world where 2 percent of the world’s population has vanished.

June 16

“Switched at Birth,” 8 p.m. on ABC Family

“The Fosters,” 9 p.m. on ABC Family

June 17

“Rizzoli & Isles,” 9 p.m. on TNT

“Perception,” 10 p.m. on TNT

June 19

“The Quest,” 8 p.m. on ABC – A competition series with fantasy elements.

“Defiance,” 8 p.m. on Syfy

“Dominion,” 9 p.m. on Syfy – Drama series based on the film “Legion.”

June 20

“Cold Justice,” 8 p.m. on TNT

June 21

“Hotel Hell,” 9 p.m. on Fox

“Almost Royal,” 10 p.m. on BBC America – Two British aristocrats visit the U.S. for the first time in this comedy series.

June 22

“Wipeout,” 7 p.m. on ABC

“The Last Ship,” 9 p.m. on TNT – A Navy vessel survives a worldwide catastrophe

“Rising Star,” 9 p.m. on ABC – A singing competition with live audience voting.

“True Blood,” 9 p.m. on HBO

“Falling Skies,” 10 p.m. on TNT

“The Musketeers,” 9 p.m. on BBC America – The drama follows the classic characters on the streets of 17th century Paris.

June 23

“Teen Wolf,” 10 p.m. on MTV

“Operation Change,” 10 p.m. on OWN – Former President Bill Clinton and others work to better the lives of people in need in this documentary series.

June 24

“NY Med,” 10 p.m. on ABC

“Covert Affairs,” 10 p.m. on USA

June 25

“Big Brother,” 8 p.m. on CBS

“Young & Hungry,” 8 p.m. on ABC Family – A food blogger becomes a personal chef in this sitcom.

“Mystery Girls,” 8:30 p.m. on ABC Family – Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling team up in this sitcom as two former TV detectives that solve real crimes.

“Taxi Brooklyn,” 10 p.m. on NBC – A police officer solves cases out of a taxi in this action/comedy series.

June 29

“Reckless,” 9 p.m. on CBS – Courtroom rivals hide their attraction amid a police scandal.

June 30

“Under the Dome,” 10 p.m. on CBS

July 9

“Extant,” 9 p.m. on CBS – Halle Berry stars in this sci-fi mystery/thriller series.

July 10

“Welcome to Sweden,” 9 p.m. on NBC – A New Yorker moves to Stockholm to be with the woman he loves in this comedy filmed in Sweden.

“Working the Engles,” 9:30 p.m. on NBC – A family struggles under a mountain of debt in this comedy series.

July 11

“Hemlock Grove,” Netflix

July 13

“Ray Donovan,” 9 p.m. on Showtime

“Masters of Sex,” 10 p.m. on Showtime

July 14

“Backpackers,” 8:30 p.m. on The CW – Best friends on a quest to find themselves while traveling through Europe.

July 17

“Rookie Blue,” 10 p.m. on ABC

“#CandidlyNicole,” on VH1, time to be announced – Reality series with Nicole Richie

“Rush,” 9 p.m. on USA – An on-call “medical fixer” for the rich and famous is at the center of this drama.

“Satisfaction,” 10 p.m. on USA – This drama explores a modern marriage.

July 22

“Food Fighters,” 8 p.m. on NBC – Amateur cooks and professional chefs face off in this cooking competition series.

July 30

“Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” 8 p.m. on The CW

Aug. 1

“The Killing,” Netflix

“Masters of Illusion,” 8 p.m. on The CW

Aug. 4

“Bachelor in Paradise,” 8 p.m. on ABC – Stars of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” try to find love while living together in this reality series.

Aug. 18

“Dallas,” 9 p.m. on TNT

Aug. 20

“Legends,” 9 p.m. on TNT – Sean Bean stars as an undercover agent that might be losing his grip on reality

“Franklin & Bash,” 10 p.m. on TNT