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Well, after a sabbatical of ages, it’s time to once again post about America’s true pastime, (No. Not baseball.) TV shows. There have been an onslaught of new series this season, as well as many veteran, returning series. Though many shows struggled this season, ratings wise, many of those were magnificent shows. I will attempt to do those shows justice, and recognize them in a top 10 best shows of the season list. Many networks (Cough, cough. The CW) stepped up their game, this season, and gave us surprisingly great shows, with solid storylines. Choosing only 10 shows, from a season full of amazing shows will be a difficult task, but I shall attempt to do so…

 

1)  Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was an attention grabber from the very beginning. The show has a magnificent cast, and great storylines, that weren’t completely ripped from the plethora of Marvel movies that have been published. Shield has presented itself to be a unique show that expands on storylines that weren’t necessarily shown in the movies, etc. Shield, for me, is almost like a replacement for LOST. (Don’t start rioting over that comment) Shield has the same amount of mystery (At least in the beginning) as LOST, and it keeps you wondering and guessing, until the season begins drawing to a close. I’m not one to rally behind a Marvel production, simply because it’s Marvel, but Shield has shown great promise, and it is definitely a show worth checking out.

2) The 100

The 100 (CW)

Let’s all praise The CW, as they finally have 3 shows that are mentionable (which is up from only 1, that they had last year)! The 100 began late in the season, and was captivating from the very first episode.  I am a huge fan of post apocalyptic/Science Fiction type shows, and the 100 is just that. Basically, the 100 is about the last remaining individuals of the human race, and their struggle to survive. The generation lives on a space station, the Ark, as it is known, and they face the danger of extinction as the life support systems begin to fail. Realizing that they only have months to live, the established government decides to send a group of juvenile prisoners to Earth, which has been irradiated from nuclear war, to try to set up a colony. When the teens land on Earth, they find that all is not what it seems, as they encounter indigenous people who don’t necessarily want their territory to be disturbed.  Arguably, the teens are up against Oliver Queen, who is in the forest hunting them. All in all, you simply must give this show a look-over. It’s rare that I recommend a CW show, so trust me on this one.

2.5) The Tomorrow People (Looks like I had 11 favorite shows this season. I knew it would be impossible to choose only 10…)

The Tomorrow People (CW)

Okay, Okay, I know what you’re thinking. How did two CW shows manage to make a top 10 list? Even though, The Tomorrow People may have slightly ripped off Jumper (Does anyone remember that movie?), it still turned out to be a pretty great show. The Tomorrow people is centered around a group of paranormal individuals who have special abilities, i.e, teleporting, telekinesis, etc. These individuals are engaged in a secret war with an organization known as Ultra. Basically those are the bad guys who want to eliminate the paranormal population. The show has a few unforeseeable twists and turns, and keeps you engaged throughout the season.  Though the future of this show hangs in the balance, I feel that it has a fighting chance, in terms of a renewal. All said, The Tomorrow People is an interesting show that is worth checking out.

3)  Crisis

Crisis (NBC)

Okay, all of you haters calm down. There’s always that one doomed NBC show that I cling to every season, (The Firm, Deception) and this year it’s Crisis. Crisis surrounds a group of elite students from a private school that are kidnapped, and leveraged to get their affluent parents help the kidnapper expose a government experiment (and possibly exact revenge). So far Crisis has been engaging and interesting throughout. Each episode the kidnappers seem to be one step ahead of the agents who are tirelessly pursuing them. Crisis has all of the makings of a great show, but it is simply missing the ratings. The show has mystery, government conspiracies, and much more entwined in it to create a gripping series. Plus, Zac Efron’s girlfriend plays a lead role in the show, so, there’s that… Though the show may be a one hit wonder, I definitely suggest you check it out.

4) Arrow

 

Arrow (CW)

An unheard of anomaly has occurred, and the CW has three shows that are in my top 10 favorites. Arrow is the veteran show around the CW, and it has continued to be a success. This season is a bit more slow-paced than the first, which is why it didn’t land the #3 spot. However, many new developments have occurred since we last saw Oliver Queen. (NO SPOILERS). The vigilante has become a bit more restrained, and not so much of a, well, vigilante. Of course many things from Oliver’s past come back to haunt him, and towards the end of the season a major character falls victim to an enemy of the green arrow. That’s all I’m saying in regards to story progression! Of course, Arrow continues to present the crime fighting action that we all love, and the character progression continues this season. If you haven’t watched Arrow, you simply must!

5) The Blacklist

The Blacklist (NBC)

Oh, NBC, how proud I am that you finally found a durable and lasting show. The Blacklist is one of the most successful shows of the season, as it was renewed about midway through its debut season. The show centers around a career criminal who has been on the run from authorities for years. One day, he simply turns himself in to the FBI and wants to speak with one agent, and one agent alone. Elizabeth Keen. Reddington, The international criminal, offers up a blacklist with criminal names galore, in exchange for immunity. A Task force is assembled, including Keen and Reddington, and the cases begin. However, all is not what it seems, and Reddington’s motives aren’t exactly clear. I find that this show has everything that a person could want. It has the police drama aspect, much like L&O, as well as the mystery, and underlying conspiracy. Of course, the cast is what truly makes the show. Names such as James Spader and Meagan Boone make the show what it is. If you haven’t seen The Blacklist, I highly recommend that you check it out.

6) Elementary

 

Elementary (CBS)

It’s Elementary, dear reader, Elementary. Of course if you’re a proponent of the other Holmes based show, ‘Sherlock’ and haven’t seen Elementary, you don’t know what you’re missing. Elementary takes a character that has been around for ages, and modernizes it, and redefines how we think of Sherlock Holmes and Watson. Of course, Watson is played by a female, which is an interesting spin on the tale. The two lead roles are played by Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, and the interactions between the two truly make the show what it is. So if you’re an all around sleuth, and love a good crime based drama, you should definitely check out Elementary.

7) Perception

Perception (TNT)

Perception is a show that I will rally behind, indefinitely. The show centers around a brilliant college professor and part-time FBI consultant. The genius professor, Daniel pierce, suffers from schizophrenia and suffers many hallucinations, that sometimes help him solve the cases that he consults on. The show has an ensemble of great cast members, and the storyline is indeed solid.  The show is a crime solving drama with a unique twist. The show highlights the side of mental diseases that many of us never realized. Perception is definitely worth your time, and I recommend you check out both seasons 1 and 2. Get ready for season 3, premiering this June!

8) Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire (NBC)

Another epic series from the great Dick Wolf! Chicago Fire is on its second season, and it is still going strong. The storylines never cease to engage me, and the drama is off the charts. The show presents story arcs that always run smoothly, and its unique ability to tie in with rookie show, Chicago P.D. makes it that much more interesting. I can see Chicago Fire being the new L&O and being around for a long while. Of course, I highly recommend that you check out Chicago Fire.

9) Revolution

Revolution (NBC)

Alright, Alright, settle down. We all know Revolution has lost the fast paced mysterious drama that we all loved in season 1, but season 2 has managed to keep my interest. Of course, a good bit of the intrigue from season 1 has been revealed, but there’s still plenty to be told in the final episodes of season 2. The patriot story arc has been going way too slow, and I feel that the show needs to speed up (Cough, we all remember The 2nd season of The Walking Dead…). However, I feel that Revolution has a good bit left to offer and if it somehow manages to pull in a 3rd season, I will be looking forward to it. So go ahead, check out Revolution seasons 1 and 2!

10) The Mindy Project

The Mindy Project (FOX)

We finally arrive to The Mindy Project. The underdog of television, and the phoenix that rose from the smoldering ashes. The Mindy Project is a lovable comedy that had a wary future after both of its season finales. However, even though the masterminds at FOX aired the episodes out-of-order, and received dreadful ratings, The Mindy Project has endured! Aside from all of the surface issues, The Mindy Project is a solid and quip comedy that is hard not to love. And to all of those haters out there, Go watch Hart Of Dixie, or something… #MindyMixer

 

Well, there’s more than a few shows that I had to cut from my list, but they definitely deserve recognition. Revenge is still serving it up nice and cold and The Following is still revolving around eerie serial killers. I also must mention Law and Order: SVU, as everyone seems to be abandoning our 15 year veterans, for Voight and his rookie team over at Chicago P.D. P.D. is a great show, no doubt, but we have to realize that no one beats Benson and the team… and in conclusion I think I owe a few past shows a shout-out. A ‘In Memoriam” remembrance, if you will..

 

Let’s all remember these shows that would make my top 10 list, any day, any time…

Alphas:

Alphas (2011-2012)

Yes, I’m still in sorrow over the loss of Alphas. Perhaps if Stan Lee were involved, we would have gotten more than 2 seasons. Anyway, if you get a chance, give Alphas a look. Definitely a worthy show that died well before its time. RIP –

 

Last Resort:

Last Resort (2012-2013)

Okay, so here’s another show that left this world before its time. Last resort was a pretty epic show, no matter what anyone says. Daisy Betts and Andre Braugher made the show magnificent, along with a little help from Scott Speedman. Though the show wrapped up rather well, with its series finale, I still wanted more. However, with the upcoming arrival of TNT’s new eerie naval set drama, The Last Ship, I do hope that the void left by Last Resort will be somewhat filled. Do check the single epic season of Last resort, if you get a chance. RIP –

 

The River:

The River (2012-2012)

Don’t start judging me, right away. The river was an epic one season show that was very reminiscent of LOST. (That’s right, I just went there). The river presented so many creepy mysteries, and all around strangeness. However, as usual, the ratings were the downfall of this great series. If you get a chance, check out the dozen or so episodes of The River. Great show, that should not have been taken from this world…. RIP

Okay, Enough reminiscing for one day. I do hope that this list and the previous one have given you enough shows to check out for a while. I Wish I could’ve added 20 or so shows in the top 10 list, however, that is in no way possible. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D definitely wins the season in my book, and that is my top recommendation for this season. #HailHydra, and feel free to comment about these, and other shows! (Go easy on the criticism; I’m sensitive.)

Be on the lookout for Aaron‘s top 10 list, and see what kind of television legends he has listed..

 

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This summer isn’t going to be anything like the desolate 2012 summer season, in terms of television shows. You can expect to see almost 85 new and returning shows, this summer. We know that figuring out when your favorite shows are returning, and when all of the new show shows are premiering can be a hassle, so we’re going to provide a list of all of the premiere dates. These dates entail shows that are airing on May 12th, and later.

“Family Tree” (HBO) – Series premiere May 12th, at 10:30/9:30C.

Synopsis – “Family Tree” is a documentary type series about a distraught man who tries to get his life back on track, by tracing his family history.

“Long Island Medium” (TLC) – Season 4 premiere May 12th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – TLC’s hit show about a medium who helps families communicate with their loved ones, that have passed away, is back for it’s 30 episode 4th season!

“Breaking Amish: Brave New World” (TLC) – Season 2 premiere May 12th, at 10/9C.

Synopsis- This arguably ridiculous “Non-Scripted” reality show is back for it’s second season on TLC. The show follows a group of Amish individuals, and their daily life events.

“So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX) – Season 10 premiere May 14th, 8/7C.

Synopsis – FOX’s hit talent show SYTYCD is back for it’s 10th season!

“Motive” (ABC) – Series premiere May 23rd, 9/8C.

Synopsis – This isn’t your typical cop drama. The storyline of “Motive” works in reverse. At the beginning of each episode, the victim is shown, and then the storyline works backward to find the suspect and why he/she committed the crime.

“The Goodwin Games” (FOX) – Series premiere May 20th, 8:30/7:30C.

Synopsis – After being left a notable amount of money by their father, three estranged siblings attempt to reconnect with one another. Also, the show stars the great Scott Foley.  All of my fellow Scandal fans know him as Jake Ballard.

“The Bachelorette” (ABC) – Season 9 premiere May 20th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – The surprisingly popular dating reality show makes it’s return to ABC, for it’s 9th season.

“MasterChef” (FOX) – Season 4 premiere May 22nd, at 8/7C.

Synopsis –   The hit Cooking show with controversial host/chef Gordon Ramsey returns for it’s 4th season, on FOX.

“Rookie Blue” (ABC) – Season 4 premiere May 23rd, at 10/9C.

Synopsis – ABC’s hit cop drama  returns  for it’s 4th season! You can expect the level of drama this season, that newbie show Chicago Fire has brought to NBC.

“Save Me” (NBC) – Series premiere May 23rd, at 8/7C.

Synopsis – After almost dying, a woman claims to have a direct connection to god. No-one believes her until an odd number of “coincidences” begin to happen around her. I warn you to not get too attached to this newbie NBC drama, however. the Thursday 8PM slot is a doomed one, in the fall. Though Given that this is a summer show in that slot, it’s chances are fairly better. Also take into account, however, that NBC is the host network…

“Arrested Development” (Netflix Exclusive) – May 26th, at 3:01 ET.

Synopsis – The hit show Arrested Development gets it’s revival on May, 26th! After being cancelled for years, Netflix picked up the rights to the show that stars names such as Jason Bateman and Will Arnett. We can assume that all 15 episodes of the season will be released on Netflix, on the date listed above.

“The Glades” (A&E) – Season 4 premiere May 27th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – A&E’s hit crime solving drama returns, for it’s 4th season!

“Longmire” (A&E) – Season 2 premiere May 27th, at 10/9C

Synopsis – A&E’s very own “Western Law And Order” Returns To Answer the questions that season 1 left us with!

“Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” (ABC) – Season 3 premiere May 28th, at 8/7C.

Synopsis – The title says it all.

“Brooklyn DA” (CBS) – Series premiere May 28th, at 10/9C.

Synopsis – this six part documentary style series goes behind the scenes Of Brookyln’s DA’s office. The show profiles Brookyln’s ADA, as well as a number of other lawyers.

“The American Baking Competition” (CBS) – Series premiere May 29th, at 8/7C.

Synopsis – This is a Reality cooking/Baking show adapted from a British reality show. Hosted by Jeff Foxworthy.

“Melissa & Joey” (ABC Family) – Season 3 premiere May 29th, at 8/7C.

Synopsis – The hit ABC Family show returns for it’s 3rd season!

“Dancing Fools” (ABC Family) – Series premiere May 29th,  at 9/8C.

Synopsis – Just what we need.. A clip show about dances, in which $10,000 is given to the winner. Hosted by Melissa Peterman.

“The Killing” (AMC) – Season 3 premiere June 2nd, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – It’s “Un-Cancelled” and ready to earn it’s keep!

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (Bravo) – Season 5 premiere, June 2nd, at 8/7C.

Synopsis – Unfortunately…. it got renewed.

“Princesses: Long Island” (Bravo) – Series premiere June 2nd, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – This “Reality Series” follow 6 wealthy, educated women who are still living with their families. The best of Bravo…

“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” (E!) – Season 8 premiere May 20th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – Sorry, it’s back….

“Mistresses” (ABC) – Series premiere June 3rd at 10/9C.

Synopsis – This uber soapy drama follows four friends and their struggling love lives. Cast includes Alyssa Milano.

“The Fosters” (ABC Family) – Series premiere June 3rd, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – This Jennifer Lopez produced soapy drama follows a diverse family of children who are being raised by two hard working moms, as they accept a troubled child into their home.

“Teen Wolf” (MTV) – Season 3 premiere June 3rd, at 10/9C.

Synopsis – It’s a show, about wolf people. For those that remotely care, Teen Wolf is returning to MTV, for it’s 3rd season.

“America’s Got Talent” (NBC) – Season 8 premiere June 4th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – Arguably the most successful summer talent show, AGT is making it’s return to NBC, with many changes that have been made. This includes 2 of the former judges being replaced, as well as a 4th judge being added!

“Graceland” (USA) – Series premiere June 6th, at 10/9C.

Synopsis – We all know that USA produces many of the top rated dramas. It seems that they’re expecting to do the same with “Graceland”. The show follows An elite and special police task force consisting of agents from the DEA, U.S. Customs, and FBI. Better yet, they all reside in the same place. Southern California!

“The Hero” (TNT) – Series premiere June 6th, at 8/7C.

Synopsis – In this newbie game show, nine individuals are tested physically, mentally, and morally. They’ll be trying to earn the title of “The Hero” and the accompanying prize. Who better to produce and host this show than Dwayne Johnson himself?

“72 Hours” (TNT) – Series premiere June 6th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – Contestants on this new reality game show are dropped into the wilderness with only a bottle of water and a GPS device on a mission to find a briefcase filled with $100,000. Simple, right?

“Burn Notice” (USA) – Season 7 premiere June 7th at 9/8C.

Synopsis – This is it. After 7 seasons, the hit spy drama, “Burn Notice”, will be completing it’s final season, on USA.

“Continuum” (Syfy) – Season 2 premiere June 7th, at 10/9C.

Synopsis – After it’s immense Season 1 popularity in Canada, “Continuum” was picked up by Syfy, for broadcasting in the U.S. After receiving notable ratings in it’s first U.S. season, Syfy has picked the drama/thriller up for a second season!

“Being Human” (BBC America) – Season 5 premiere June 8th, at 10/9C.

Synopsis – The supernatural goodness known as “Being Human” returns for it’s 5th season, on BBCA!

“Sinbad” (Syfy) – Series premiere June 8th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – This 12 episode (and presumably single season event) series follow sinbad, a flawed hero, who begins a journey to lift a curse and follow his destiny.

“Primeval: New World” (Syfy) – Series premiere June 8th, at 10/9C.

Synopsis – A team of scientists are called into action, when prehistoric and futuristic dinosaur like creatures begin appearing.

“Falling Skies” (TNT) – Season 3 premiere June 9th at 10/9C.

Synopsis – the alien Scifi based epic drama known as “Falling Skies” Makes it’s 3rd season debut, on TNT, this summer! You can expect even more mystery, and suspense, than last season had.

“Switched At Birth” (ABC Family) – Season 3 premiere June 10th, at 8/7C.

Synopsis – the highly popular Show, with a notable array of cast members, makes it’s return to ABC Family, for a second season!

“Major Crimes” (TNT) – Season 2 premiere June 10th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – TNT had a great deal of success with the launch of it’s newest crime solving/police drama, last summer. Now “Major Crimes” will be back on your screens, next month!

“King & Maxwell” (TNT) – Series premiere June 10th, at 10/9C.

Synopsis – This book to television series features two former secret service agents, who now run their own private investigation business. They tend to Bend the rules a bit, as well.

“Pretty Little Liars” (ABC Family) – Season 4 premiere June 11th, at 8/7C.

Synopsis – This ABC Family drama grasped the attention of many people, back when it premiered. now after much popularity, and after achieving it’s own spin off series, “Pretty Little Liars” returns for it’s 4th season!

“Twisted” (ABC Family) – Series premiere June 11th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – This mystery murder drama entails a young teen who has returned to his town after murdering his aunt 5 years before. soon after returning home, the teen is the prime suspect of a local murder. Denise Richards stars. * Some of you may have watched the pilot of “Twisted” which followed the season 3 finale of “Pretty Little Liars”. However, ABC Family is re-running it, to begin the season.

“Royal Pains” (USA) – Season 5 premiere June 12th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – USA’s critically acclaimed drama, “Royal Pains”, is back for it’s 5th season!

“Necessary Roughness” (USA) – Season 3 premiere June 12th, at 10/9C.

Synopsis – This being another one of USA’s Highly successful dramas, “Necessary Roughness” returns for it’s 3rd season!

“Sullivan & Son” (TBS) – Season 2 premiere June 13th, at 10/9C.

Synopsis – We all know that TBS is the king of comedies. “Sullivan & Son” is living proof of this. The Hit TBS comedy is returning for it’s 2nd season!

“Magic City” (Starz) – Season 2 premiere June 14th at 9/8C.

Synopsis – This Mafia style drama Made it’s name last Year, and now it’s back! The show features a huge ensemble of well known actors/actresses. You can expect to see “Magic City” back on your screens, next month!

“True Blood” (HBO) – Season 6 premiere June 16th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – Yes, this is a vampire drama that has lasted for 6 years. That being said, “True Blood” will be returning for it’s 6th season, next month, on HBO!

“Franklin & Bash” (TNT) – Season 3 premiere June 19th at 9/8C.

Synopsis – The law based TNT hit is making it’s return, next month! Even better, the premiere episode is going to be a 2 hour special.

“Hot In Cleveland” (TV Land) – Season 5 premiere June 19th at 10/9C.

Synopsis – This beyond epic comedy features a highly diversified and hilarious cast, including the great Betty White. The show will be returning for it’s 5th season, next month, on TV Land.

“The Exes” (TV Land) – Season 3 premiere June 19th at 10:30/9:30C.

Synopsis – The great and equally hilarious comedy returns for a 3rd season, next month, on TV Land.

“Copper” (BBC America) – Season 2 premiere June 23rd at 10/9C.

Synopsis – After gaining the ratings for BBCA last year, this Sherlock Holmes style drama will be returning for another season, next month.

“Devious Maids” (Lifetime) – Series premiere June 23rd at 10/9C.

Synopsis – This show is about a group of maids who know every dirty secret about their wealthy employers. And they have their own agenda.

“Under The Dome” (CBS) – Series premiere June 24th at 10/9C.

Synopsis – In This Stephen King book to television series, inhabitants of a small town are shocked when a strange dome is placed over their city, leaving them trapped, and cut off from the rest of the world. The show will have a 13 episode season event. It’s not clear if this is planned to be a mini-series or a continuing series.

“Rizzoli & Isles” (TNT) – Season 4 premiere June 25th at 9/8C.

Synopsis – This is another groundbreaking TNT drama, that has had consecutive seasons. “Rizzoli & Isles” will be returning for a 4th season, next month.

“Perception” (TNT) – Season 2 premiere June 25th at 10/9C.

Synopsis – This unique crime solving drama features a schizophrenic college professor named Daniel pierce who is also a consult for the FBI. Pierce helps solve many crimes, in which the FBI simply cannot solve alone. The show also has a hint of soapy-ness. The show stars Eric McCormack and Rachael Leigh Cook. “Perception” will be returning to TNT next month!

“Big Brother” (CBS) – Season 15 premiere June 26th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – Yes. A show about a bunch of people living together really is still airing.

“Dexter” (Showtime) – Season 8 premiere June 30th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – after an outstanding run, Dexter will be making it’s final appearance with it’s 8th season. You can expect lots of, well, Everything that’s been shown in the previous seasons Times 2. Oh, and also Guest star Yvonne Strahovski, Who made her first appearance in season 7.

“Ray Donovan” (Showtime) – Series premiere June 30th, at 10/9C.

Synopsis – This Drama features a man named Ray Donovan, who fixes problems for the L.A. elite and wealthy. Ray Donovan is basically a 2nd rate Olivia Pope. Because, come on, no-one can outdo Olivia Pope.

“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC) – Season 5 July 1st, at 8/7C.

Synopsis – The hit show “American Ninja Warrior” features contestants who try to complete a physically draining and near impossible obstacle course. The show has been a huge hit, but was previously only aired by G4. It’s Shocking that one of NBC’s few successful shows once belonged to a underrated subsidiary…

“Get Out Alive” (NBC) – Series premiere July 8th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – This extreme reality show follows Bear Grylls as he leads 10 teams of two through physically draining terrain, on New Zealand’s South Island.

“Camp” (NBC) – Series premiere July 10th at 10/9C.

Synopsis – this 10 episode series follows the actions of teens at a summer camp. Hmm … I smell early cancellation already.

“The Newsroom” (HBO) – Season 2 premiere July 14th, at 10/9C.

Synopsis – This HBO drama  premiered last year with major success. the show will be returning for a 2nd season, in July.

“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (The CW) – Series premiere July 16th at 8/7C.

Synopsis – This Improv comedy showed debuted about a decade ago, and ultimately was cancelled. But it’s back! The CW is launching their own version of the former show, which will be premiering in July.

“Perfect Score” (The CW) – Series premiere July 16th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – A Game series about winning dates and money. Sounds fun, right?

“Covert Affairs” (USA) – Season 4 premiere July 16th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – CIA agents, and international affairs. that should explain the greatness known as “Covert Affairs”. Season 4 is coming your way, in July!

“Suits” (USA) – Season 3 Premiere July 16th, at 10/9C.

Synopsis – We all know that one person that never stops talking about “Suits”. Well, get ready once again, to continually hear about it, as the law based critically acclaimed  drama is returning to  USA, in July.

“The Vineyard” (ABC Family) – Series premiere July 24th, 9/8C.

Synopsis – This soapy documentary follows about half a dozen 20 somethings, as they spend the summer in Martha’s Vineyard. You Pretty much already know what drama follows.

“Unforgettable” (CBS) – Season 2 premiere July 28th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – After being “Un-Cancelled”, the drama show that follows a detective with a photographic memory is back. “Unforgettable” returns for a 2nd season, in July.

“Breaking Pointe” (The CW) – Season 2 premiere July 29th, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – The documentary series that goes behinds the scenes of a ballet company in Salt Lake City is back. “Breaking Pointe” will be returning, in July, on The CW.

“The Hunt” (The CW) – Series premiere July 31st, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – this reality competition places a group of contestant in an enclosed wilderness area known as “The Arena”. The contestants must survive there for one month, with scare resources, and harsh conditions. This is the real life Hunger Games.

“Hell On Wheels” (AMC) – Season 3 premiere August 3rd, at 9/8C.

Synopsis – Bohanon Is back!! Need I say any more?

“In The Flesh” (BBC America) – Series premiere August 3rd, at 10/9C.

Synopsis – This is a three part series that Follows an undead teenager, who tries to return to society, after a zombie outbreak.

“Breaking Bad” (AMC) – Final 1/2 Season premiere August 11th, at 10/9C.

Synopsis – After A long run of ratings domination, “Breaking Bad” is coming to an end, with the final half of it’s final season. August, 11th. On AMC.

~ If you have any questions, comments, or thoughts be sure to comment! Also, if you think we missed any summer premiere dates, let us know.

~ Tv Addict.


Between the new fall comedy pilots on Hulu and plenty of great new tv you will remain occupied through Labor Day.

Links to the Pilots on Hulu:

The Mindy Project Pilot

The New Normal Pilot

Animal Practice Pilot

Ben and Kate Pilot

Go On Pilot

Sunday:

The perfect lead in to a new Hell on Wheels.

7/6c “Into The West” on AMC

Naomi Wheeler (Keri Russell) and Jethro Wheeler (Skeet Ulrich) Kurt Markus, © Turner Network Television, Inc.

“Into the West tells the stories of two families — one of white settlers; the other of Native Americans — during the 19th century, a time of great westward expansion for the U.S. When this six-part saga first premiered in 2005, the miniseries was nominated for 16 Emmys including, naturally enough, best miniseries. Featuring Keri Russell, Skeet Ulrich (Jericho), Beau Bridges, and Josh Brolin.”

Watch the trailer on IMDB

9/8c Hell on Wheels on AMC

10/9c Breaking Bad Mid Season Finale on AMC

Monday:

9/8c Coma Miniseries Premiere on A&E

“A&E Network presents “Coma,” a four-hour epic two-night event from Ridley and Tony Scott featuring a multiple Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning cast with Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”), Steven Pasquale (“Do No Harm”), Geena Davis, James Woods, Ellen Burstyn, and Richard Dreyfuss. “Coma,” a modern day retelling of the bestselling novel by Robin Cook, premieres on Labor Day, Monday, September 3 and concludes on Tuesday, September 4, airing at 9PM ET/PT on both nights.”

10/9c Grimm on NBC

10/9c Perception on TNT


Episode Notes/Recap:

  • The Rebel Skitters, Along With Ben, Enter Charleston. Tom Is Able To Convince Bressler And His Men Not To Shoot The Skitters.
  • The Red-Eyed Skitter Begins Speaking, He Uses Ben As A Medium. The Skitter Reveals That The Overlord That The 2nd Mass Captured A Few Weeks Ago, Oversees The Aliens’ Military Operations. The 2nd Mass Had No Idea That The Overlord Was That Important.
  • It’s Revealed That If The Overlord Is Killed, The Alien Military Would Be Complete Lost, And Non-Functional.
  • The Skitter Reveals That Some Sort Of Weapon Is Being Constructed At A Location 500 Miles From Charleston. The Skitter Says That The Overlord Will Be There In 3 Days To Inspect The Progress.
  • It’s Revealed That The Skitter Obtains This Vital Information, When The Overlords Control The Skitter Via It’s Harness. Apparently, When The Skitters Are Controlled Via Their Harnesses, They Are Able To Look Into/Read The Overlords’ Minds.
  • The Skitter Says That He And The Other Rebel Skitters Can’t Enter The Area Where The Weapon Is Being Constructed, Because They Would Be Detected, Due To Their Harnesses.
  • Ben And The Rebel Skitters Go To The Outskirts Of The City, To Await Bressler’s Decision. Wither Bressler Will Agree To Attempt A Mission Aimed At Killing The Overlord And Destroying The Weapon, Or He Will Strike Down The Idea Completely.
  • Bressler Says That His Men Aren’t Going To Attempt The Mission, Because It’s Too Risky. However, Weaver Convinces Bressler To Let The 2nd Mass Attempt The Mission.
  • Bressler {Discreetly} Orders His Men To Kill All Of The Rebel Skitters. The 2nd Mass Knows Nothing Of This Secret Order.
  • Hal Goes Out Looking For Ben. Hal Finds Ben And The Rebel Skitters Camped Out At The Bridge That Enters Charleston. Hal Tells Ben, That He And Tom Need Him Back. Ben Says That He Belongs With The Rebel Skitters Now.
  • Hal Leaves The Rebel Skitter Camp, And Returns To Charleston.
  • It’s Revealed That Anne Is Pregnant. She Plans To Tell Tom About Her Pregnancy, After The Upcoming Mission Is Completed.
  • Arthur Is Released From Lock-Up, And Placed Under “House Arrest”, In His Office.
  • Ben Rushes Into Charleston, And Says That The Rebel Camp Was Attacked.
  • Everyone Heads To The Camp, To See What Happened. Most Of The Skitters (And De-Harnessed Children) Were Killed. Only The Red-Eyed Skitter, And A Few Others Escaped. The Attackers Were Human. This Was Possibly The Work Of Bressler And His Men.
  • Bressler Acts As If He Knows Nothing About The Attackers.
  • Bressler Says That He Is Cancelling The Upcoming Mission.
  • Weaver And The 2nd Mass Plan To Go On The Mission Anyway. They Tell This To Bressler, And He Ultimately Gives Them Permission To Carry-Out The Mission.
  • Ben  Reveals That If The Aliens Weapon Is Completed, It Will Wipe Out Everything. This Means That The 2nd Mass’s Mission Needs To Be Successful.
  • The 2nd Mass Heads Out To Begin Their Mission.
  • The 2nd Mass Arrives At The Weapon’s Construction Site. They Begin Making Their Way Through An Underground Tunnel, Which Leads To An Underground Facility, That Is Directly Below The Weapon. This Is Also Where The Base Of The Weapon Is Located. The 2nd Mass Plans To Plant C-4 All Around The Base Of The Weapon, Blow The Charges, And Ultimately Destroy The Weapon.
  • The 2nd Mass Begins Planting Their Charges, But Are Interrupted When Enemy Skitters Arrive At The Underground Facility. A Shoot-Out Begins.
  • In The Midst Of The Shoot-Out, Dai Is Killed.
  • Karen, Enters The Room, And The 2nd Mass Becomes Out-Numbered.
  • Tom, And The 2nd Mass Are Captured, And Restrained.
  • Karen Begins Speaking To Tom, And Demands To Know How He And The 2nd Mass Found Out About The Weapon Construction Site.
  • Karen Begins Torturing The 2nd Mass Members, With A Taser Like Weapon, In An Attempt To Get The Information, That She Wants To Know.
  • Karen Moves To Anne, To Begin Using The Taser Her, But Karen Then Announces That Anne Is Pregnant With Tom’s Baby.
  • Just Before Karen Begins Using The Taser On Anne, The Rebel Skitters Arrive At The Underground Facility And Free The 2nd Mass From Their Restraints.
  • Tom Is Able To Gain The Upper-Hand, And He Kills The Overlord. Karen Flees The Scene.
  • While Rescuing The 2nd Mass, The Red-Eyed Skitter Was Injured, And Ultimately Dies.
  • The 2nd Mass Finishes Planting Their C-4 Charges, And Blows The Charges. The Weapon That The Aliens Were Constructing, Is Destroyed Completely, By The C-4 Explosion.
  • The 2nd Mass Arrives Back At Charleston. Their Mission Was Succesful.
  • Ben Also Returns To Charleston, With The 2nd Mass. He Plans To Stay With The 2nd Mass, Permanently.
  • Hal Is Brought To The Medical Department. Apparently He Was Injured During The Mission. Hal Is Unconscious, And May Have Suffered A Concussion.
  • Tom Talks With Anne About Her Pregnancy, And the Future Of Their Child.
  • Hal Awakens, And Goes To The Mirror, In The Room That He Is In. An Implant (Much Like The One That Was Found In Tom’s Eye, A While Back) Is Shown Crawling Out Of Hal’s Eye, And Then Crawling Into His Ear.
  • Bressler Restores Civil Government To Charleston, Under The Condition That Arthur Is No Longer The Majority Leader.
  • Tom Reveals to Arthur, That After Hal Recovers/Heals, He And The 2nd Mass Plan To Move On From Charleston, In Order To Keep Fighting The Aliens.
  • The Charleston Facility Begins Trembling And Rumbling, And Everyone Heads Outside To See What’s Going On. When Everyone Arrives Outside, They See A Thunder Storm Like Occurrence, Followed By A Loud Screeching Sound. Then, Thousands Of Spacecraft Like Vehicles Land On The Ground.
  • One Of The Spacecraft Like Vehicles Lands Right In Front Of Everyone, And A Human Like Creature Casually Steps Out Of The Spacecraft Like Vehicle. It’s Not Clear If The Creature Is An Ally Or An Enemy, As The Episode Abruptly Ends.

Favorite Episode Quote(s):

1) “We’ve Come A Long Way, You And I.”     – Weaver

2) “I Can’t Tell You How Proud I Am Of The 2nd Mass.”   – Porter

3) “You’re Just An Irritant To Him.”    – Karen

4) “Roger That, Dad.”    – Matt

5) “Well, Somebody’s Gotta Survive This War.”    – Weaver

6) “I Don’t Want You To Die, Papa Bear.”    – Jeanne

Review:

First Off, I Would Like To Say That I Am Glad That Falling Skies Has Officially Been Renewed For A Third Season, Which Will Air Next Summer. Tonight’s Finale Of Falling Skies Was Mind Blowing! In Tonight’s Finale, The 2nd Mass Carried Out A Mission To Destroy A Deadly And Highly Destructive Weapon That The Aliens Were Constructing. The 2nd Mass Also Planned To Kill The Overlord That They Previously Captured, After Learning That The Overlord Ran The Alien Military Operations. The 2nd Mass’s Mission Was Successful, But At The End Of The Episode A Mysterious Human Like Alien Landed. The Alien Looked Almost Like Master Chief From The Video Game Franchise: Halo. It Is Hinted That Tom May Have Had A Previous Encounter With This Alien, But It’s Not Clear If The Alien Is An Ally Or An Enemy. Hopefully For The Second Mass, The Alien Is An Ally, As Thousands Of Other Aliens Just Like Him Landed, As Well. Falling Skies Has Manged To Build An Exponentially Great Fan base, Which Includes Myself, As Well. I’ve Been A Fan Of The Show Since It Premiered, Last Summer, And I Truly Am Excited For What Season 3 Of Falling Skies Has In Store. Overall, I Would Highly Suggest That You Catch On The First Two Seasons Of Falling Skies, And Be Ready For The Third Season, When It Airs, Next Summer.

~ Scott R.

( Follow Me On Twitter: @NBC_CHUCK_FAN )


(Notes Highlighted In Red Are Details That May Have A Somewhat Significant Role, In Next Week’s Episode)

Episode Notes/Recap:

  • The 2nd Mass Arrives At Their New Safe Haven. The Community Is In An Underground Mall Like Structure. Everything Topside Was Destroyed, But The Underground Structure Wasn’t Damaged, Whatsoever.
  • The 2nd Mass Begins To Get Settled In Charleston.
  • Weaver Finds Jeanne, In Charleston. Apparently She Was Able To Get There, As Well.
  • Tom Finds Arthur Manchester In Charleston. Apparently, Arthur Was Tom’s Mentor. Tom Regularly Attended Arthur’s Lecture, At The University.
  • Apparently, Arthur Is The Leader/President Of Charleston.
  • Weaver Learns That Arthur Makes The Decisions For Charleston’s Military, Along With Making Civil Decisions.
  • The 2nd Mass Is Ordered To Relinquish Their Weapons. Apparently, All Of The Weapons Are Stored In A Central Area, And Issued, When Needed. Weaver Agrees To Follow The Order, And The 2nd Mass Relinquishes Their Weapons.
  • Tom Begins Speaking With Arthur. Tom Tells Arthur About The Skitter Rebellion, And Says That They May Need To Team Up With The Rouge Skitters. Arthur Dismisses The Idea Completely.
  • Arthur Tells Tom That There Is A Referendum Vote The Following Day. The Vote Is To Determine If Arthur Is Still A Capable Leader. Arthur Asks Tom To Support Him In The Vote. Tom Agrees To Do So.
  • Jeanne Tells Weaver That She, Diego, And The Rest Of Their Group Were Attacked By Skitters, And Had To Scatter. Jeanne Says That They All Escaped, But Diego And The Rest Of The Group Never Showed Up At The Rendezvous Point. Jeanne Says That She Asked Arthur To Send Out A Search Party, But He Refused. Jeanne Plans To Bring This Subject Up, At The Vote.
  • Anne Begins Working In the Medical Department. Oddly, She Gets Assigned To Pediatrics, Even Though She’s Become A Combat Medic, Due To Her Experience With The 2nd Mass.
  • Tector Begins Embracing His Military Background.
  • Matt Gets Into A Fight With A Kid That Was Talking Trash About The 2nd Mass. Apparently, Matt Threw The First Punch.
  • Pope, Lyle, And Crazy Lee Break Into The Artillery, To Steal A Few Weapons, And Leave Charleston. Maggie Pulls A Gun On Pope And His Crew, And Tells Them To Put The Weapons Back. As Maggie Has Pope And His Crew At Gunpoint, Two Guards Arrive. One Of The Guards Shoots Lyle. Maggie, Pope And Crazy Lee Are Sent To Lock-Up. Lyle Is Taken To The Medical Department, For Treatment.
  • The Vote Begins.
  • Jeanne Presents Her Speech At The Vote. She Says That The Humans Need To Go On The Offense, And Fight The Aliens, Rather Than Hiding From Them.
  • Tom Is Called Up To Give His Speech. Tom Also Says That The Humans Need To Go On The Offense, And Fight Back Against The Aliens.
  • A De-Harnessed Boy Is Found At The City’s Perimeter. He Says That He Has A Message For Tom. The Boy Is Brought In, To Speak With Tom.
  • The Boy Says That There’s Been A Development With The Overlords. The Boy Says He Was Sent By The Red-Eyed Skitter. The Boy Says That The Skitter Is Nearby, And Wishes To Speak With Tom.
  • Arthur Orders That The Boy Be Put In Lock-Up, And The Perimeter Secured. Arthur Refuses To Let Tom Meet With The Skitter.
  • Arthur Learns That Ben Is A Part Of The Skitter Rebellion.
  • Pope Is Brought In To Speak With Arthur. Arthur Offers Pope A Deal. The Deal Is, If Pop Provides Arthur With “Dirt” On Tom, Arthur Will Release Pope From Lock-Up. Pope Refuses The Deal.
  • Hal Busts Maggie Out Of Lock-Up. He, Tom, Weaver, And A Few Other 2nd Mass Members Plan To {Secretly} Meet With The Red-Eyed Skitter.
  • Just As The 2nd Mass Is About To Head Out, General Bressler And His Men Arrest Them. Apparently, Bressler Did This Under Arthur’s Orders.
  • Arthur Has Every Member Of The 2nd Mass Detained.
  • Somehow, Arthur Knows About Weaver’s Leg, And Tom’s Implant. Arthur Claims That Certain 2nd Mass Members Told Him The Information. Tom Suspects That Arthur Threatened The 2nd Mass Members, In Order To Get The Information.
  • General Bressler And His Men Overthrow Arthur, And Put The Colony Under Martial Law. Bressler Releases All Of The 2nd Mass Members From Lockup, Puts Arthur In Lock-Up, And Gives Tom Permission To Meet With The Red-Eyed Skitter.

Favorite Episode Quote(s):

1) “Looks Like Your Reputation Proceeds You, Folks.”    – Porter

 

Review:

Tonight’s Episode Of Falling Skies Was Thrilling! The 2nd Mass Has Finally Made It To Charleston, But It Seems That It May Not Be What They Expected. The Leader Of The Colony Is Tom’s Former Mentor, But It Seems That Since The Invasion, He Has Drastically Changed (And Not For The Better). I Really Enjoyed Tonight’s Episode, As Many New Mysteries Were Presented, Such As: What Are Arthur Manchester’s True Intentions? Tonight’s Episode Is What The Entire Season (And Series) Has Been Building Up To. I’ve Been A Fan Of The Show Since The Series Premiered, And I Can’t Wait For This Sunday’s Season Finale!

Be Sure To Catch The Season Finale Of Falling Skies: This Sunday At 9/8C. Only On TNT.

 

~ Scott R.

( Follow Me On Twitter: @NBC_CHUCK_FAN )