List of TV Premiere Dates for Summer 2012

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May 24th, 2012

The list is sorted by date and then alphabetically if there's more than one show premiering at the same data and time. If you're looking for a particular show the easiest thing to do is use your browsers "find on page" feature (usually CTRL+F or CMD+F) to search.

I'll update the list as often as I can. If you see any mistakes or omissions, please note them in the comments.

Movies, specials and summer burn off of canceled broadcast shows were intentionally omitted. Series that premiere in September and beyond will be included in the "Fall Premiere Dates" list that will be published in late August. NBC is planning on premiering some "fall" shows in August. When those dates are released, I'll add them below.

Last updated June 27, 2012

Show Network Time ET/PT Date
Duets ABC 8:00 PM Thursday, May 24, 2012
So You Think You Can Dance Fox 8:00 PM Thursday, May 24, 2012
On the Fly TLC 9:00 PM Thursday, May 24, 2012
Men At Work TBS 10:00 PM Thursday, May 24, 2012
Rookie Blue ABC 10:00 PM Thursday, May 24, 2012
Tattoo School TLC 10:00 PM Thursday, May 24, 2012
Insane or Inspired SYFY 10:00 PM Friday, May 25, 2012
Mystery Diners FOOD 10:00 PM Friday, May 25, 2012
The Annoying Orange TOON 8:30 PM Monday, May 28, 2012
Cake Boss TLC 9:00 PM Monday, May 28, 2012
Gene Simmons Family Jewels A&E 9:00 PM Monday, May 28, 2012
Hatfields & McCoys HIST 9:00 PM Monday, May 28, 2012
Single Ladies VH1 9:00 PM Monday, May 28, 2012
Extreme Couponing TLC 10:00 PM Monday, May 28, 2012
Monster In-Laws A&E 10:00 PM Monday, May 28, 2012
Catalina, The CW 8:00 PM Tuesday, May 29, 2012
HGTV Design Star HGTV 9:00 PM Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Roadtrip with G Garvin COOK 9:00 PM Tuesday, May 29, 2012
What Not to Wear TLC 9:00 PM Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Big Brooklyn Style TLC 10:00 PM Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Tosh.0 CMDY 10:00 PM Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Workaholics CMDY 10:30 PM Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Dogs In The City CBS 8:00 PM Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Melissa & Joey ABCFAM 8:00 PM Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Coming Home LIFE 9:00 PM Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Breaking Pointe CW 8:00 PM Thursday, May 31, 2012
LA Hair WE tv 10:00 PM Thursday, May 31, 2012
Mountain Men HIST 10:00 PM Thursday, May 31, 2012
A.N.T. Farm DSNY 8:00 PM Friday, June 01, 2012
Whale Wars ANPL 9:00 PM Friday, June 01, 2012
Pound Puppies HUB 9:00 AM Saturday, June 02, 2012
Animal Super Powers WILD 8:00 PM Sunday, June 03, 2012
Secret Millionaire ABC 8:00 PM Sunday, June 03, 2012
Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Ed ABC 9:00 PM Sunday, June 03, 2012
Drop Dead Diva LIFE 9:00 PM Sunday, June 03, 2012
Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne STYL 9:00 PM Sunday, June 03, 2012
Glades, The A&E 9:00 PM Sunday, June 03, 2012
Ice Road Truckers HIST 9:00 PM Sunday, June 03, 2012
Are You Normal, America? OWN 10:00 PM Sunday, June 03, 2012
Call of the Wildman ANPL 10:00 PM Sunday, June 03, 2012
Longmire A&E 10:00 PM Sunday, June 03, 2012
Teen Wolf MTV 10:00 PM Sunday, June 03, 2012
Hell's Kitchen Fox 8:00 PM Monday, June 04, 2012
MasterChef Fox 9:00 PM Monday, June 04, 2012
Real Housewives of NYC BRAV 9:00 PM Monday, June 04, 2012
Push Girls SNDC 10:00 PM Monday, June 04, 2012
Pretty Little Liars ABCFAM 8:00 PM Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Dance Moms LIFE 9:00 PM Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Jane by Design ABCFAM 9:00 PM Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Love in the Wild NBC 9:00 PM Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Rizzoli & Isles TNT 9:00 PM Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Franklin & Bash TNT 10:00 PM Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Glee Project, The OXYGN 10:00 PM Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Kendra on Top WE tv 10:00 PM Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Storage Wars A&E 10:00 PM Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Best Sandwich in America TRVL 9:00 PM Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Cajun Pawn Stars HIST 9:00 PM Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Haunted Collector SYFY 9:00 PM Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Operation Repo TRU 9:00 PM Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles BRAV 9:00 PM Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Royal Pains USA 9:00 PM Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Fast N' Loud DISC 10:00 PM Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Necessary Roughness USA 10:00 PM Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Take Me Out Fox 8:00 PM Thursday, June 07, 2012
Choice, The Fox 9:00 PM Thursday, June 07, 2012
Saving Hope NBC 9:00 PM Thursday, June 07, 2012
Smoking Gun Presents TRU 9:00 PM Thursday, June 07, 2012
Cajun Justice A&E 10:00 PM Thursday, June 07, 2012
Yo! MTV Raps VH1 10:00 PM Thursday, June 07, 2012
Lives on Fire OWN 9:00 PM Friday, June 08, 2012
Comedy Bang! Bang! IFC 10:00 PM Friday, June 08, 2012
Flying Wild Alaska DISC 10:00 PM Friday, June 08, 2012
Bunk IFC 10:30 PM Friday, June 08, 2012
Redneck Island CMT 9:00 PM Saturday, June 09, 2012
Mob Wives Chicago VH1 8:00 PM Sunday, June 10, 2012
True Blood HBO 9:00 PM Sunday, June 10, 2012
Bridezillas WE tv 10:00 PM Sunday, June 10, 2012
Our America with Lisa Ling OWN 10:00 PM Sunday, June 10, 2012
Figure It Out NICK 7:00 PM Monday, June 11, 2012
Secret Life of the American Teenager ABCFAM 8:00 PM Monday, June 11, 2012
Tia & Tamera STYL 8:00 PM Monday, June 11, 2012
Bunheads ABCFAM 9:00 PM Monday, June 11, 2012
Chicagolicious STYL 9:00 PM Monday, June 11, 2012
Lizard Lick Towing TRU 10:00 PM Monday, June 11, 2012
Barter Kings A&E 9:00 PM Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Thorne ENC 9:00 PM Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Next Big Thing: NY OXYGN 11:00 PM Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Dallas TNT 9:00 PM Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Burn Notice USA 9:00 PM Thursday, June 14, 2012
Suits USA 10:00 PM Thursday, June 14, 2012
Falling Skies TNT 9:00 PM Sunday, June 17, 2012
Forensic Firsts SMITH 9:00 PM Sunday, June 17, 2012
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta VH1 8:00 PM Monday, June 18, 2012
Pair of Kings XD 8:30 PM Monday, June 18, 2012
Hollywood Heights NAN 9:00 PM Monday, June 18, 2012
RuPaul's Drag U LOGO 9:00 PM Monday, June 18, 2012
Glass House, The ABC 10:00 PM Monday, June 18, 2012
Miss Advised BRAV 10:00 PM Monday, June 18, 2012
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp LIFE 9:00 PM Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Baby Daddy ABCFAM 8:30 PM Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Diamond Divers SPIKE 10:00 PM Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Futurama CMDY 10:00 PM Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Inside Men BBCA 10:00 PM Wednesday, June 20, 2012
School Spirits SYFY 10:00 PM Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Soul Man, The TVLAND 10:00 PM Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Exes, The TVLAND 10:30 PM Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Snooki and JWoww MTV 10pm Thursday, June 21, 2012
Wilfred (Special Preview Added) FX 10:30 PM Thursday, June 21, 2012
Army Wives LIFE 10:00 PM Sunday, June 24, 2012
Great Escape, The TNT 10:00 PM Sunday, June 24, 2012
Newsroom, The HBO 10:00 PM Sunday, June 24, 2012
Craft Wars TLC 9:00 PM Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Retired At 35 TVLAND 10:00 PM Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Hollywood Exes VH1 9:00 PM Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Final Witness ABC 10:00 PM Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Real World: St. Thomas MTV 10:00 PM Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Anger Management FX 9:00 PM Thursday, June 28, 2012
Trip Flip TRVL 9:00 PM Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wipeout ABC 9:00 PM Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wilfred FX 10:00 PM Thursday, June 28, 2012
Awkward MTV 10:30 PM Thursday, June 28, 2012
Louie FX 10:30 PM Thursday, June 28, 2012
Brand X with Russell Brand FX 11:00 PM Thursday, June 28, 2012
XIII REELZ 9:00 PM Friday, June 29, 2012
Gravity Falls DSNY 9:30 PM Friday, June 29, 2012
My Cat from Hell ANPL 8:00 PM Saturday, June 30, 2012
Bad Dog! ANPL 9:00 PM Saturday, June 30, 2012
Twenty Twelve BBCA 11:00 PM Saturday, June 30, 2012
Weeds SHOW 10:00 PM Sunday, July 01, 2012
Episodes SHOW 10:30 PM Sunday, July 01, 2012
Four Houses TLC 10:00 PM Monday, July 02, 2012
Web Therapy SHOW 11:00 PM Monday, July 02, 2012
Mega Mansions TRVL 7:00 PM Sunday, July 08, 2012
Big Ang VH1 8:00 PM Sunday, July 08, 2012
Xtreme Waterparks TRVL 8:00 PM Sunday, July 08, 2012
Insane Coaster Wars TRVL 9:00 PM Sunday, July 08, 2012
United States of Food Dest Am 9:00 PM Sunday, July 08, 2012
RV Kings TRVL 10:00 PM Sunday, July 08, 2012
Bizarre Foods America TRVL 9:00 PM Monday, July 09, 2012
Closer, The TNT 9:00 PM Monday, July 09, 2012
Opening Act E! 10:00 PM Monday, July 09, 2012
Perception TNT 10:00 PM Monday, July 09, 2012
Destination Truth SYFY 8:00 PM Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Trust Us with Your Life ABC 9:00 PM Tuesday, July 10, 2012
White Collar USA 9:00 PM Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Covert Affairs USA 10:00 PM Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Paranormal Highway SYFY 10:00 PM Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Beverly Hills Nannies ABCFAM 9:00 PM Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Damages DirecTV 9:00 PM Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Franchise SHOW 10:00 PM Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Big Brother CBS 9:00 PM Thursday, July 12, 2012
Real L Word, The SHOW 10:00 PM Thursday, July 12, 2012
Suite Choice TRVL 10:00 PM Thursday, July 12, 2012
Tyler Perry's For Better Or Worse TBS 9:00 PM Friday, July 13, 2012
Cheating Las Vegas Dest Am 10:00 PM Saturday, July 14, 2012
Leverage TNT 8:00 PM Sunday, July 15, 2012
Breaking Bad AMC 10:00 PM Sunday, July 15, 2012
Political Animals USA 10:00 PM Sunday, July 15, 2012
Small Town Security AMC 11:00 PM Sunday, July 15, 2012
The L.A. Complex CW 9:00 PM Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Mama Drama VH1 10:00 PM Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Sullivan & Son TBS 10:00 PM Thursday, July 19, 2012
Super Saver Showdown OWN 9:00 PM Friday, July 20, 2012
3 CBS 9:00 PM Sunday, July 22, 2012
Bachelor Pad ABC 8:00 PM Monday, July 23, 2012
Warehouse 13 SYFY 9:00 PM Monday, July 23, 2012
Alphas SYFY 10:00 PM Monday, July 23, 2012
American Originals TRVL 8:00 PM Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Top Chef Masters BRAV 10:00 PM Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Design All-Stars HGTV 9:00 PM Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Week the Women Went, The LIFE Sometime in August
Paranormal Witness SYFY 10:00 PM Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Go On Special Preview NBC After Olympics Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Totally Biased with Kamau Bell FX 11:00 PM Thursday, August 09, 2012
Hell On Wheels AMC 9:00 PM Sunday, August 12, 2012
Animal Practice (Special Preview) NBC After Olympics Sunday, August 12, 2012
Hotel Hell FOX 8:00 PM Monday, August 13, 2012
Stars Earn Stripes NBC 8:00 PM Monday, August 13, 2012
Grimm NBC 10:00 PM Monday, August 13, 2012
Major Crimes TNT 10:00 PM Monday, August 13, 2012
Oh Sit! CW 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 15, 2012
All You Can Meat TRVL 10:00 PM Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Braxton Family Values WE tv 9:00 PM Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep CW 9:00 PM Thursday, August 16, 2012
Boss STRZ 10:00 PM Friday, August 17, 2012
Strike Back Cinemax 10:00 PM Friday, August 17, 2012
Copper BBCA 9:00 PM Sunday, August 19, 2012
Face Off SYFY 9:00 PM Tuesday, August 21, 2012
America's Next Top Model: College Edition CW 9:00 PM Friday, August 24, 2012

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  • Baqinardo

    No SyFy’s Haven?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Haven isn’t back until late September (9/21), but anything debuting in September or later will go into the “Fall TV Premiere Dates” post that will be posted in late August.

  • ak

    Not sure if this counts as a premiere, but Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 is coming off a 2-month hiatus on Tuesday, May 29 at 10:00 PM EST. It’s technically a continuation of the fourth season.

  • Baqinardo

    @Robert
    Oic. Thanks.
    I guess It’s no longer Summer series.
    I hope it can survive in the fall >.<

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @ak, I’m not saying it doesn’t count, but I laid off anything that wasn’t labeled as some kind of premiere by the shows’ network. Unscripted shows get short shrift in that, but I blame those shows’ networks. Lots of shows seasons are split, but with scripted it’s pretty common that each part of the split season gets a “premiere.” With unscripted there’s much more “returns with new episodes” rather than “premieres.”

  • merav
  • Eric

    True Blood
    Falling Skies
    Weeds
    AGT
    Warehouse 13
    Breaking Bad
    Futurama
    Hollywood Treasure
    Storage Wars (which you forgot to add)

    Thats all I need

  • ak

    @Robert

    Okay, thanks. It does tend to be difficult to figure out where one season ends and another begins with a lot of unscripted shows. Sometimes, networks don’t bother to clearly differentiate between season premieres and post-hiatus returns, even in press releases.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    Go Rookie Blue, I’m glad it’s getting the Duets (based on the assumption that it’s a hit) lead-in.

  • Babygate

    This is a handy-dandy list. Thanks!
    I might check out Duets because of Kelly but I really dislike competitions shows so I’m not sure it will stick. My choices:
    Rizzoli and Isles (My fave)
    Suits
    Drop Dead Diva
    Necessary Roughness
    The Closer
    Leverage (Woo hoo!! Love this show!)
    Switched at Birth (which I think begins on 6/6)
    Covert Affairs
    For new shows:
    Perception
    Dallas

  • Derek

    Thank you. I was hoping for a list like this.

  • leery

    What about “Political Animals” on USA starting on July 15th?

  • Simon

    Thinsg to look forward to this summer:

    CONTINUUM – Season 1
    BURN NOTICE – Season 6
    FALLING SKIES – Season 2
    FURTURAMA – Season 7
    WAREHOUSE 13 – Season 4 (Their first 20 episode Season!)
    ALPHAS – Season 2

  • Agnes

    I might be blind but I can’t see Damages – starts July 11 on Audience Network

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damages_%28TV_series%29

  • chrys

    I thought NBC said Grimm was returning on 12 August? I’ll have to remember where I read that.

  • 47th

    The final season of Damages premieres July 11th!

  • Mary

    There’s actually a TV show called Monster-in-laws? That’s not right. TV execs are just asking for people to get divorced. It’s like entertainment taeks precidence over people’s lives.

  • Aerilyn

    Teen Wolf!!

  • Connman

    Closer, The TNT 9:00 PM Monday, July 09, 2012
    Perception TNT 9:00 PM Monday, July 09, 2012

    Seems like one of these is wrong…

    Very handy list!

  • Silvio

    TV Land
    The Soul Man 6/20/2012 ; Wed 10:00PM
    The Exes 6/20/2012 ; Wed 10:30PM
    Retired At 35 6/26/2012 ; Tue 10PM

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/05/18/tv-land-announces-summer-programming-premiere-dates/135083/

    Mini series Political Animals starts at USA 7/15/2012

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