Summer Schedules: Premiere Dates for TNT, Showtime and ABC Family
Summer Schedules: Premiere Dates for TNT, Showtime and ABC Family
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
It's never too early to start planning for the summer. While most major networks limit their original programming to reality shows, cable networks turn up the heat for scripted programming in the summer.

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To help get you excited, below you can find the premiere dates for all the summer shows from TNT, Showtime and ABC Family, including a new alien invasion show from Steven Spielberg and the returns of Weeds, The Closer and more.

TNT

Wednesday, June 1
9pm: Franklin and Bash (a new legal dramedy starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer, 10 episodes)
10pm: Men of a Certain Age (season 2, 6 episodes)

Tuesday, June 14
9pm: Memphis Beat (season 2, 10 episodes)
10pm: HawthoRNe (season 3, with new cast member Marc Anthony, aka Mr. J.Lo, 10 episodes)

Sunday, June 19
9pm: Fallen Skies (the new Steven Spielberg-produced alien invasion series starring Noah Wyle has a two-hour premiere before moving to 10pm the following week, 10 episodes)

Sunday, June 26
9pm: Leverage (season 4, 10 episodes)

Monday, July 11
9pm: The Closer (season 7, 10 episodes)
10pm: Rizzol and Isles (season 2, 10 episodes)


Showtime

Sunday, June 5
10pm: The Real L Word (season 2)

Monday, June 27
10pm: Weeds (season 7)
10:30pm: The Big C (season 2)

Thursday, July 19
11pm: Web Therapy (originally a web series starring Lisa Kudrow)


ABC Family

Monday, June 6
9pm: Switched at Birth (a new series about two teen girls who were, as you probably guessed, switched at birth)

Tuesday, June 14
8pm: Pretty Little Liars (season 2)
9pm: The Nine Lives of Chloe King (a new series about a girl with special powers who is from an ancient race hunted by human assassins)

Wednesday, June 29
8pm: Melissa and Joey (season 1.5)
8:30pm: The Great State of Georgia (a new sitcom starring Raven Symone)

Monday, August 15
9pm: The Lying Game (a new series based on a book series by the author of Pretty Little Liars about two twins who switch places)


(Image courtesy of Showtime)