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    2012 BET Awards

    Premiere: Sunday, 7/1, 8-11pm ET/PT; 7-10pm CT 

    BET celebrates another year of honoring extraordinary achievement in music, entertainment and sports with the star studded LIVE telecast of the "BET Awards." The 2011 show included legendary tributes to Patti Labelle and Steve Harvey with performances from some of the hottest names in entertainment including Mary J. Blige, Drake, Alicia Keys, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Jill Scott and more!


    Breaking Bad

    Season 5 Premiere: Sunday, 7/8, 10-11pm ET/PT; 9-10pm CT 

    "Breaking Bad" follows the story of Walter White, a milquetoast high school chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife and teenage son who has cerebral palsy. Walt is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and with a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to gain financial security for his family, chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime where he ascends to power.


    The Closer

    Final Season Premiere: Monday, 7/9, 9-10pm ET/PT; 8-9pm CT 

    TNT's record-breaking series returns one last time to bring its extraordinary seven-year run to an end. Emmy® winner Kyra Sedgwick stars as Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, whose impeccable investigative and interrogation skills have resulted in countless confessions and convictions. Mary McDonnell, who will continue her role as Captain Sharon Raydor in TNT's upcoming series "Major Crimes," also stars.


    Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

    Season 6 Premiere: Monday, 7/9, 9-10pm ET/PT; 8-9pm CT 

    Chef, writer and culinary explorer Andrew Zimmern is back for another season of exotic food adventures. "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" gives us a taste of the world's different cultures by serving up what the locals eat. Viewers this season get an even greater treat as Andrew experiences unusual food practices even he never knew existed.


    White Collar

    Season 4 Premiere: Tuesday, 7/10, 9-10pm ET/PT; 8-9pm CT 

    The unique partnership between slick con man Neal Caffrey and FBI agent Peter Burke was upended in the highly buzzed about season three finale when Neal fled the country with Mozzie. The critically-acclaimed series returns for a dramatic fourth season exploring Burke's fate with the FBI, the whereabouts of Caffrey and whether or not their relationship will ever be the same again.


    Warehouse 13

    Season 4 Premiere: Monday, 7/23, 9-10pm ET/PT; 8-9pm CT 

    The most successful series in Syfy history, "Warehouse 13" follows a team of government agents who work at a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and preternatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse's caretaker charges Pete Lattimer, Myka Bering and Claudia Donovan with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity, as well as helping him to control the Warehouse itself.


    Project Runway

    Season 10 Premiere: Thursday, 7/26, 9-10:30pm ET/PT; 8-9:30pm CT 

    Like seasons past, the designers will encounter host Heidi Klum, mentor Tim Gunn and judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia and top-name guest designers and judges from the worlds of fashion, film and television. Filmed on location in New York, each episode will feature more couture creations and fashion flubs as the designers attempt to make the cut to show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.


New Shows & Stars
On Cable This Summer

  • VH1 -The Jenny McCarthy Show featuring Jenny McCarthy - The series will feature McCarthy's take on pop culture as well as guest panelists and celebrity interviews.
  • FX - Anger Management starring Charlie Sheen - In "Anger Management," Sheen stars as "Charlie," a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Daniela Bobadilla, Michael Arden, and Noureen DeWulf co-star.
  • FX - Strangely Uplifting featuring Russell Brand - FX's new late-night comedy starring acclaimed actor/comedian Russell Brand. The series features Brand's unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture.
  • Food Network's Trisha Yearwood series - Grammy winning country superstar Trisha Yearwood will share food traditions and display her Southern hospitality, sharing recipes with friends and family and preparing Sunday dinners to planning family reunion barbecues.

Highly Anticipated Premieres

  • A&E - Coma starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn and Geena Davis Oscar winners Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn and Geena Davis have landed in the cast of A&E's upcoming reboot of "Coma," a modern-day retelling of the best-selling novel by Robin Cook and the film that starred Michael Douglas and Genevieve Bujold.
  • History - Hatfields & McCoys starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton History’s miniseries "Hatfields and McCoys" premieres this summer, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of America’s most infamous family feud. The network has lined up Bill Paxton to play Randall McCoy opposite Kevin Costner’s "Devil" Anse Hatfield.
  • TNT - Dallas - Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Ewing (original cast) The one and only "Dallas" is back with more delicious drama. JR, Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing return to the ranch with secrets, schemes and betrayals. Iconic stars Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing will join new cast members.
  • TNT - The Closer - Final 6 Episodes air this summer The critically-acclaimed, award-winning hit series comes to an end this summer after 7 seasons and over 100 episodes.
  • TNT - The Great Escape - Ron Howard and Brian Glazer, executive producers "The Great Escape" is a competition series that drops teams into the middle of an epic action/adventure movie where they compete for a cash prize by escaping perilous locations, including a deserted island, a sinking ship or a maximum security prison.
  • USA - The Moment - NFL star, Kurt Warner (host) The series features Warner giving those secretly nominated by loved ones a second chance at reclaiming career dreams that they put on hold when their lives got in the way.