Summer, summer, summer!  A great time of year, if not a bit of a a yawn and stretch period here at TV by the Numbers.   Sure, summer premieres and burnoff lack the oomph of the fall premieres on the broadcast networks, but some of cable’s finest strut their stuff in the summer.

When I scan the list below I don’t see much on the broadcast networks I’ll be adding to my DVR, but throw in the cable shows and my TV viewing won’t be taking much of a break.  And that’s not even counting 80 episodes of Bones and a gazillion episodes of Law & Order that I hope to catch up on via Netflix.

While I’m sure interest in the ratings for True Blood and Warehouse 13 will remain sort of strong for us over the summer, not to mention new shows like Covert Affairs, I’m looking for Betty White and TV Land’s Hot In Cleveland to be our summertime Chuck!   All Betty White, all the time.  Betty White fans, you can make it happen!

Below is a list of the summer premiere/return dates.  I’m sure I missed a few, and more than a few when it comes to unscripted content on cable.   But if I missed any scripted series premieres/returns, or you spot any errors, please let me know.

Update May 29, 2010: Several updates/fixes made per comments.

Broadcast and cable premieres summer 2010:

Network Show Return/Premiere
ABC The Bachelorette 24-May
TNT Saving Grace 24-May
NBC 100 Questions 27-May
FOX So You Think You Can Dance 27-May
FOX Past Life 28-May
ABC True Beauty 31-May
NBC America’s Got Talent 1-Jun
NBC Losing It With Jillian 1-Jun
FOX Hell’s Kitchen 1-Jun
ABC Happy Town 2-Jun
USA Burn Notice 3-Jun
USA Royal Pains 3-Jun
HBO The Neistat Brothers 4-Jun
CBS Flashpoint 4-Jun
CBS Three Rivers 5-Jun
MTV The Hard Times of RJ Berger 6-Jun
LIF Drop Dead Diva 6-Jun
FOX Sons of Tucson 6-Jun
FOOD Next Food Network Star 6-Jun
NBC Last Comic Standing 7-Jun
NBC Persons Unknown 7-Jun
FOX Lie To Me 7-Jun
FOX The Good Guys 7-Jun
ABCFAM The Secret Life of the American Teenager 7-Jun
ABCFAM Pretty Little Liars 8-Jun
HBO True Blood 13-Jun
TVLand Hot In Cleveland 16-Jun
BRAVO Top Chef 16-Jun
ABC Scoundrels 20-Jun
ABC The Gates 20-Jun
TNT Leverage 20-Jun
TNT Hawthorne 22-Jun
ABC Wipeout (Will Have Sneak Peek June 1) 22-Jun
TNT Memphis Beat 22-Jun
ABC Downfall 22-Jun
CMDY Futurama 24-Jun
ABC Rookie Blue 24-Jun
ABC Boston Med 24-Jun
HBO Hung 27-Jun
HBO Entourage 27-Jun
ABCFAM Make It Or Break It 28-Jun
ABCFAM Huge 28-Jun
FX Rescue Me 29-Jun
FX Louie 29-Jun
SHO The Real L Word 6-Jul
SYFY Warehouse 13 6-Jul
NBC Minute to Win It 7-Jul
CBS Big Brother 8-Jul
SYFY Haven 9-Jul
SYFY Eureka 9-Jul
CBS The Bridge 10-Jul
ADSM Children’s Hospital 11-Jul
TNT The Closer 12-Jul
USA White Collar 13-Jul
USA Covert Affairs 13-Jul
USA Psych 14-Jul
STRZ Pillars of the Earth (Miniseries) 23-Jul
BBCA Being Human 24-Jul
AMC Mad Men 25-Jul
TBS My Boys 25-Jul
FOX Masterchef 27-Jul
AMC Rubicon (also has sneak preview June 13) 1-Aug
ABC Shaq Vs. 3-Aug
TNT Dark Blue 4-Aug
ABC Bachelor Pad 9-Aug
ABC Dating in the Dark 9-Aug
SHO Weeds 16-Aug
SHO The Big C 16-Aug
ABCFAM Melissa & Joey 17-Aug
ABC Head Cases 19-Aug


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