Last week,the highly anticipate Entertainment Weekly's website d new and returning TV series premiere this summer some.
Just when you thought network TV could not sink lower ...
19 listed in this show, 14 were real (I use loosely), or game show, only two are scripted dramas. The lowest point. "Kara OK contest the United States, " August 8, when ABC premieres
Imagine ... from the comfort of your living room a bad singer - without having to worry about throwing beer on you. What is not what the average American lazy?
I know summer TV is typically an intellectual wasteland, but this list seems particularly vapid. I mean, "Same Name," about celebrities who switch places with regular folks with the same name ... "Love in the Wild," about people who try to find, um, love in the wild ... who watches this stuff?
Don't answer that.
Fortunately, the summer television landscape becomes a lot more promising when you introduce cable to the mix.
Here are 10 reasons to make you actually want to turn on your television this summer ...
"iParty with Victorious" (premieres June 10, Nickelodeon): Judging by my 9-year-old daughter's anticipation, the mashing of Nick hits "iCarly" and "Victorious" will be a huge TV event among the pre-adolescent set.
"Falling Skies" (premieres June 19, TNT): A Steven Spielberg executive-produced sci-fi drama about an alien invasion. Sure, we've seen it before about a million times on the big screen, but watching "ER's" Noah Wyle blasting away at malicious extraterrestrials still sounds pretty cool. Plus, the microwavable popcorn is a heck of a lot cheaper than the extra-buttery stuff you get at the theater.
"The Killing" (season finale June 19, AMC): If you've been following this first-year murder mystery, in which the entire season has focused on one case, you'll definitely be tuning in to find out who killed Seattle teen Rosie Larsen. And if you haven't been following, you owe it to yourself to catch up online or On Demand.
"Wilfred" (premieres June 23, FX): I don't know anything about this show except for its twisted description: A remake of an Australian comedy, starring Elijah Wood in his regular TV debut as a shy guy who discovers his neighbor's dog can talk - but only to him. (Obviously, the pup speaks Hobbit). To the rest of the world, the dog is just a dog; to Wood's character, it's a guy in a dog suit (Jason Gann). Sounds like it could make sense after a couple of drinks.
"True Blood" (returns June 26, HBO): I've never seen an episode, but it's not for a lack of people telling me I should. Anyway, I'm sure all the vampire junkies out there are eagerly awaiting their fix.
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" (returns July 10, HBO): Larry David takes his neurotic, socially toxic personality to New York City for the eighth season of the often side-splittingly funny comedy. Guests this season include Michael J. Fox, Ricky Gervais, Rosie O'Donnell and Ana Gasteyer.
"The Closer" (returns July 11, TNT): I haven't seen many episodes of the crime drama starring perennial Emmy nominee Kyra Sedgwick, but considering it's the highest-rated drama on cable, I'm obviously in the minority. This year's seventh season will be the show's last, but TNT has announced a spin-off, "Major Crimes," starring Mary McDonnell.
"Rescue Me" (returns July 12, FX): When last we saw Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary) and his fire-fighting buddies, Tommy's godson had suffered serious brain damage fighting a fire. It likely won't be the last tragedy the characters confront. The New York City-based comedy-drama returns for a seventh and final season, with the series finale airing Sept. 6 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
"Breaking Bad DVD" (return on July 17, asset management companies): I am a moderate man and high school chemistry teachers addictive series (Princeton) who in turn deal of ice to support his family, he Development of cancer after diagnosis of lung cancer. But after reading the first two seasons of the DVD, it is easy to be my favorite forever one of the programs. It is sometimes interesting, often brutally intense, and almost always take action. I will be munching through 3 it will tear DVD6 season 7 premiere date one month after the fourth season of expectations.
"Entourage DVD" (July 24 back to the company, HBO): tell the truth, about a young Hollywood heartthrob of the show and his posse has not been fun the last few seasons, seven years after the filing of Sri Lanka and the children, but it will be worth watching how the eighth and final season of dressing.