Summer 2012 TV Show Premiere Dates

by RecceR | created - 27 May 2012 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

The summer series and their start dates. I'm going to start from May 2012 and go through August 2012. I know May is not technically "summer," but all the networks insist it is when they launch series during it. If I missed any series, which I'm sure I will, please let me know and I will add it. Thanks.

*all times are Eastern.

Here's a list of the return dates for all fall shows.

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1. Common Law (2012)

43 min | Comedy, Crime

Centers on cops Wes Mitchell and Travis Marks, who have a problem, each other. So their captain sends them to couples therapy.

Stars: Michael Ealy, Warren Kole, Sonya Walger, Jack McGee

Votes: 5,786

season one began May 11th @10pm on USA.

2. Food Network Star (2005– )

TV-G | 60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

A food network contest to find a well rounded great chef with a unique point of view and hosting type of personality to host their own show!

Stars: Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Bob Tuschman, Susie Fogelson

Votes: 1,080

season eight began May 12th @9pm on Food Network.

3. Sister Wives (2010– )

42 min | Reality-TV

Kody Brown, with his four wives Meri, Janelle, Robyn and Christine and their combined 17 children, attempt to navigate life as a "normal" family in a society that shuns their lifestyle. ... See full summary »

Stars: Meri Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown, Janelle Brown

Votes: 2,005

season three began May 13th @9pm on TLC.

4. America's Got Talent (2006– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.

Stars: Howie Mandel, Nick Cannon, Sharon Osbourne, Mel B

Votes: 8,547

season seven began May 14th @8pm on NBC.

5. The Bachelorette (2003– )

60 min | Drama, Game-Show, Reality-TV

A single bachelorette dates multiple men over several weeks, narrowing them down to hopefully find her true love.

Stars: Chris Harrison, Nick Viall, Ali Fedotowsky, Ashley Hebert

Votes: 4,425

season eight began May 14th @9:30pm on ABC.

6. Pregnant in Heels (2011– )

Reality-TV

Rosie Pope has managed to create a thriving business as the owner/designer of Rosie Pope Maternity, the ultra high-end maternity brand for the most sophisticated and urban mothers-to-be. ... See full summary »

Stars: Lawrence Thompson, Rosie Pope, Hannah Hurwitz, Cindi Avila

Votes: 181

season two began May 15th @10pm on Bravo.

7. Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Reality-TV

A peek inside the exploits and privileged private lives of the blended Kardashian-Jenner family, including sisters Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie.

Stars: Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, Kris Jenner

Votes: 24,645

season seven began May 20th @9pm on E!

8. Mrs. Eastwood & Company (2012– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Chronicling the lives of Dina Eastwood, the wife of Oscar-winning film legend Clint Eastwood, and their daughters Francesca and Morgan, and the all-male six member vocal group from South ... See full summary »

Stars: Dina Eastwood, Francesca Eastwood, Morgan Eastwood, Overtone

Votes: 172

season one began May 20th @10pm on E!

9. Hollywood Treasure (2010– )

30 min | Reality-TV

Hollywood Treasure is a weekly reality series that delves into the intricate world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia collecting, including science fiction and fantasy props and ... See full summary »

Stars: Tracey McCall, Jonathan Mankuta, Joe Maddalena, Diana Gouveia

Votes: 348

season two began May 22nd @10pm on Syfy.

10. Duets (2012)

60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

The hosts will individually travel across America looking for undiscovered talent. Ultimately, each star will choose two singers to be his/her duet partners. Together the mentors and their ... See full summary »

Stars: Quddus, Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke, Jennifer Nettles

Votes: 204

season one began May 24th @8pm on ABC.

11. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best. Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous ... See full summary »

Stars: Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley, Mark Thompson, Mary Murphy

Votes: 9,823

season nine began May 24th @8pm on FOX.

12. Men at Work (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Comedy following the misadventures of four buddies who work together at a magazine.

Stars: Danny Masterson, Michael Cassidy, Adam Busch, James Lesure

Votes: 7,826

season one began May 24th @10pm on TBS.

13. Rookie Blue (2010–2015)

42 min | Crime, Drama

Andy McNally and her friends are out of the academy and must adjust to the challenging life of a police officer at the 15th Division in Toronto.

Stars: Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Enuka Okuma, Travis Milne

Votes: 15,503

season three began May 24th @10pm on ABC.

14. Hatfields & McCoys (2012)

TV-14 | 290 min | Drama, History, Romance

Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr, Tom Berenger

Votes: 22,660

miniseries begins May 28th @9pm on History.

15. Single Ladies (2011– )

43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three friends from different backgrounds desire success, prosperity and love in up-and-coming Atlanta, Georgia.

Stars: Travis Winfrey, LisaRaye McCoy, Charity Shea, D.B. Woodside

Votes: 1,882

season two begins May 28th @9pm on VH1.

season one begins May 29th @8pm on The CW.

17. Workaholics (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5, and live together from 5 to 9.

Stars: Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Maribeth Monroe

Votes: 43,224

season three begins May 29th @10:30pm on Comedy Central.

18. Dogs in the City (2012– )

Reality-TV

In Manhattan, Justin Silver is known as the "go-to guy" for all things dog-related. He has a creative and instinctive ability to connect with his canine customers while solving dilemmas for... See full summary »

Stars: Stephanie Barkley, Uriah Herr, Yannis Pappas, Jessimae Peluso

Votes: 172

season one begins May 30th @8pm on CBS.

19. Melissa & Joey (2010–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

After a family scandal leaves Mel, a local politician, alone with her niece and nephew, she hires a man named Joe to become the family's male nanny, or "manny".

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler, Nick Robinson

Votes: 16,875

season two begins May 30th @8pm on ABC Family.

20. Breaking Pointe (2012– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Series goes behind the stage curtain for an intense, unfiltered look at one of the most competitive ballet companies in the country, Ballet West, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Beneath the beauty... See full summary »

Stars: Allison DeBona, Madeleine Gardella, Adam Bloodgood, Paul Michael Bloodgood

Votes: 601

season one begins May 31st @8pm on The CW.

21. Secret Millionaire (2008–2013)

60 min | Reality-TV

Each episode of Secret Millionaire follows one of America's most successful business moguls for a week as they leave the comforts of home behind. They'll keep their true identities hidden ... See full summary »

Stars: K.C. Clyde, Blair Underwood, Gurbaksh Chahal, Todd Graves

Votes: 275

season three begins June 3rd @8pm on ABC.

22. Extreme Weight Loss (2011– )

Reality-TV

ABC's Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition is a new weight loss show for anyone who has 200 pounds or more to shed. In this trans-formative new experience, we bring the tools and tips to ... See full summary »

Stars: Heidi Powell, Chris Powell, Rocco DiSpirito, Tanja Maduzia

Votes: 739

season two begins June 3rd @9pm on ABC.

23. Drop Dead Diva (2009–2014)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

A vapid aspiring model killed in a car crash gets brought back to life as an intelligent, overweight lawyer, hoping to find the meaning of inner beauty.

Stars: Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Kate Levering, April Bowlby

Votes: 17,113

season four begins June 3rd @9pm on Lifetime.

24. The Glades (2010–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A former Chicago cop moves to a small Florida town and joins the state police.

Stars: Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez, Jordan Wall

Votes: 11,120

season three begins June 3rd @9pm on A&E.

25. Longmire (2012–2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit.

Stars: Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman

Votes: 26,326

season one begins June 3rd @10pm on A&E.

26. Teen Wolf (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

An average high school student and his best friend get caught up in some trouble causing him to receive a werewolf bite. As a result they find themselves in the middle of all sorts of dramas in Beacon Hills.

Stars: Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Dylan O'Brien, Linden Ashby

Votes: 117,238

season two begins June 3rd @11pm on MTV. part two of the premiere is June 4th @ 10pm.

27. Hell's Kitchen (2005– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous cooking challenges and dinner services at his restaurant in Hollywood, "Hell's Kitchen".

Stars: Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic, Scott Leibfried, Jason Thompson

Votes: 17,201

season ten begins June 4th @8pm on FOX. part two of the premiere is June 5th @ 8pm.

28. Masterchef (II) (2010– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

A nationwide search for the best home cooks in America. One of 50 hopefuls will become a culinary star and one of America's "Masterchefs."

Stars: Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, Charlie Ryan, Graham Elliot

Votes: 6,991

season three begins June 4th @9pm on FOX. part two of the premiere is June 5th @ 9pm.

29. Push Girls (2012– )

30 min | Reality-TV

Following the lives of four disabled women in Los Angeles, California.

Stars: Tiphany Adams, Auti Angel, Angela Rockwood, Mia Schaikewitz

Votes: 255

season one begins June 4th @10pm on Sundance.

30. Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while also investigating the disappearance of their best friend.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

Votes: 144,262

season three begins June 5th @8pm on ABC Family.

31. Jane by Design (2012)

44 min | Comedy, Drama

A case of mistaken identity has a dateless high school outsider living a double life as a twenty-something career girl in the fashion world.

Stars: Nick Roux, Rowly Dennis, Erica Dasher, David Clayton Rogers

Votes: 9,772

season one returns June 5th @9pm on ABC Family.

32. Love in the Wild (2011– )

60 min | Reality-TV

An enticing series in which coupling takes place randomly and the journey to search for love begins despite challenges and annoying partners. The best couple gets a chance to tour the world together.

Stars: Jesse Wilson, Jenny McCarthy, Darren McMullen, Yanina Beccaria

Votes: 333

season two begins June 5th @9pm on NBC.

33. Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.

Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

Votes: 27,887

season three begins June 5th @9pm on TNT.

34. Franklin & Bash (2011–2014)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Crime

Lawyers and lifelong friends Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are recruited by a large firm's major partner after winning a high-profile case.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Reed Diamond, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 12,788

season two begins June 5th @10pm on TNT.

35. The Glee Project (2011–2012)

44 min | Reality-TV

A competition where 10 contenders compete each week for a role in the show "Glee".

Stars: Nikki Anders, Ryan Murphy, Robert J. Ulrich, Zachary Woodlee

Votes: 2,706

season two begins June 5th @10pm on Oxygen.

36. Kendra on Top (2012– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Reality-TV

Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend deals with marriage, motherhood, celebrity and the paparazzi.

Stars: Kendra Wilkinson, Hank Baskett, Jessica Hall, Hank Baskett IV

Votes: 381

season one begins June 5th @10pm on WEtv.

37. Haunted Collector (2011– )

30 min | Reality-TV

John zaffis and his team go out to places where people have paranormal activity going on and try their best to figure out what was going on and stop it

Stars: John Zaffis, Brian J. Cano, Aime'e Zaffis, Chris Zaffis

Votes: 566

season two begins June 6th @9pm on Syfy.

38. Royal Pains (2009–2016)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Drama

An unfairly discredited but brilliant diagnostic surgeon winds up working with his cheesy brother in the Hamptons as a concierge doctor to the uber-rich and ultra-elite.

Stars: Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, Brooke D'Orsay

Votes: 18,173

season four begins June 6th @9pm on USA.

39. Necessary Roughness (2011–2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Long Island psychotherapist's personal life unravels when she finds her husband cheating. Diving fully into her work, Dr. Dani Santino soon finds herself as the most sought-after ... See full summary »

Stars: Callie Thorne, Scott Cohen, Mehcad Brooks, Marc Blucas

Votes: 6,870

season two begins June 6th @10pm on USA.

40. Saving Hope (2012– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy

A supernatural medical drama that centers around the lives of the doctors and nurses of Hope Zion Hospital.

Stars: Erica Durance, Michael Shanks, Benjamin Ayres, Julia Chan

Votes: 5,823

season one begins June 7th @10pm on NBC.

41. Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

A talk show parody that features celebrity guests, comedy sketches and animation. Based on the podcast of the same name.

Stars: Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts, 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Neil Campbell

Votes: 3,584

season one begins June 8th @10pm on IFC.

42. Bunk (2012– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

A game show spoof featuring a rotation of comedian contestants performing comedy challenges.

Stars: Kurt Braunohler, Gabe Gronli, Patrick Grant, Ethan T. Berlin

Votes: 116

season one begins June 8th @10:30pm on IFC.

43. True Blood (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 220,606

season five begins June 10th @9pm on HBO.

season two begins June 10th @10pm on OWN.

45. Tia & Tamera (2011–2013)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, Reality-TV, Romance

The series goes inside the lives of celebrity identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry as they balance their acting careers with major life transformations of marriage and motherhood.

Stars: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adam Housley, Cory Hardrict

Votes: 502

season two beings June 11th @8pm on Style.

46. The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

15 year old Amy ends up pregnant after one night at band camp, throwing her whole life upside down. It doesn't help that she's now going to school with that guy.

Stars: Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley, Mark Derwin

Votes: 18,731

season five beings June 11th @8pm on ABC Family.

47. Bunheads (2012–2013)

44 min | Comedy, Drama

Michelle, a Las Vegas showgirl marries a man on a whim and moves to his sleepy coastal town where she winds up working alongside her new mother-in-law at her dance school.

Stars: Sutton Foster, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Julia Goldani Telles, Bailey De Young

Votes: 7,542

season one beings June 11th @9pm on ABC Family.

48. Dallas (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

The next generation of the Ewing family, cousins John Ross Ewing and Christopher Ewing, clash over the family's oil business and vast fortune.

Stars: Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo

Votes: 9,743

season one begins June 13th @9pm on TNT.

49. Burn Notice (2007–2013)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama