Guest Author - Cheril Vernon
Ready for something new on TV to watch? Shows seem to be premiering or returning for a new season almost every day right now.
I�m looking forward to the Tuesday, July 15 premiere of A&E�s new original series The Cleaner starring Benjamin Bratt. After watching the screener of the first episode, I predict The Cleaner, a show about a man who leads a team of extreme interventionists after hitting rock bottom and kicking his own addictions, will do well if given a chance.
But, there are ton more shows that will start this summer, so turn the tube back on!
Here�s a list of some of the shows on the specialty channels (outside of the major networks like ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) that will premiere or start a new season this summer:
Sunday, July 13
HBO will premiere the seven-part mini series Generation Kill at 9 p.m. on Sundays. The show follows a group of Marines through the first 40 days of the Iraq war.
VH1�s I love Money: Challenge Show will air at 9 p.m.
Monday, July 14
TNT�s popular dramas The Closer (season four) and Saving Grace (season two) are both returning on Mondays with The Closer at 9 p.m. ET and Saving Grace at 10 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15
A&E�s new original drama The Cleaner with Benjamin Bratt will premiere on Tuesday, July 15. I�ve seen the screener of the first episode, and believe me, it�s a keeper. The series will air at 9 p.m. CST.
Wednesday, July 16
After a controversial hiatus, Dog The Bounty Hunter is back on A&E with new episodes at 8 p.m. CST for season five.
Project Runway is back on Bravo for season five at 8 p.m. CST.
Friday, July 18
USA Network comedies Monk and Psych are back at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. CST, respectively. Monk is back for season seven and Psych (gotta love their �Ebony and Ivory� duet commercial!) is back for season three. In the first Monk episode, Brad Garrett of Everybody Loves Raymond guest stars as a handy man who helps Monk with renovations.
Thursday, July 17
Comedy Central will bring back the classic comedy variety show with its new version of The Gong Show with Dave Attell at 9 p.m. CST and the new Reality Bites Back (stand-up comics to compete in parodies of other reality shows) at 9:30 p.m. CST
Monday, July 21
Bravo�s new show Date My Ex: Jo & Slade will air at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Wednesday, July 23
Criss Angel Mindfreak returns to A&E for season four at 9 p.m. CST with all new stunts, tricks and �mindfreaks.�
MTV�s new show Buzzin� featuring Shwayze and Cisco Adler will air at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Sunday, July 27
Season two of AMC�s popular series Mad Men will return at 10 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29
Eureka will return on Sci Fi at 8 p.m. CST.
Comedy Central will air Lewis Black�s Root of All Evil at 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9
The thriller Primeval will make its U.S. premiere at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Friday, Aug. 15
CMT will premiere reality series Outsiders Inn featuring Gone Country cast mates Maureen McCormick, Bobby Brown and Carnie Wilson as they decide to start a bed and breakfast in rural Tennessee.
Tuesday, Aug. 26
Comedy Gavin & Stacey will make its U.S. premiere on BBC America at 8:40 p.m. ET/PT.