If you’re anything like me, summertime is the season to be lazy! Granted, those of us with lives might not be able to spend our summers indoors watching network TV, but here’s a guide if you don’t fall into the “with-a-life” category! Delve in below to see what the networks have cooking for us this summer … Feel free to join the discussion in our FORUMS!
Harper’s Island continues its saga until mid-July. The wedding murder mystery is well underway and will continue to lead us through its twists and turns until the finale in July where the killer will be revealed. Follow the drama Saturdays at 9PM.
Million Dollar Password makes a return to CBS this summer. Follow this classic game show “re-done” this summer as Regis Philbin hosts. Catch the show’s premiere on May 24.
Big Brother returns for yet another wacky season this summer! CBS has not announced its premiere date, but it usually falls towards the beginning of July. (Rumor has it on July 7th) Check often right here on YakkityYaks for up-to-the minute Big Brother breaking news all summer long!
I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here makes a return to the small screen this summer for its second season. Follow this kooky show if you’re a fan of low-list celebs! Show premieres on June 1 @ 8PM.
The Great American Road Trip makes its summer debut on July 7. The show has an Amazing Race-esque feel as families travel around large and small American cities competing in “humorous” and comical challenges. A winner will be named in August.
America’s Got Talent hits American airwaves on June 23 @ 9PM on the heels of Britain’s successful season. Does America have as much talent? Be sure to not miss this hit show this summer!
The Philanthropist is one of the few dramas the networks are airing this summer. This show chronicles a playboy billionaire turned philanthropist. Catch the show’s premiere and make your choice on June 24 @ 10PM.
The Listener is the other of NBC’s creatively named summer drama series. This show follows a telepathic paramedic who tries to help the patients he encounters. The show premieres June 4 @ 10PM.
Chopping Block is NBC’s canceled “hit” they decided to bring back to completion this summer. Follow this kitchen reality series with its unaired episodes returning June 19 @ 8PM.
Kings is the other canceled “hit” NBC is bringing back this summer. Catch the show’s unaired episodes starting June 13 @ 8PM.
Merlin was supposed to make last fall’s schedule, but didn’t. The show takes place in Camelot and updates the story of the Arthurian sorceror. Catch this “historical” show started June 21 @ 8PM.
The Bachellorette, ABC’s summer pride, makes a return on May 18 @ 9PM. Catch this summer’s suitors and bachellorette and follow the drama all summer long.
Here Comes the Newlyweds returns for another season as couples are put through mental and physical challenges at a chance for help jumpstarting their futures. The show’s 2nd season premieres May 25 @ 10PM.
Dating in the Dark places 3 men and 3 women in sequestration in a house from the opposite sex only to allow them to interact in the dark. After several days, they will be able to choose who they want to see in the light. Follow the drama and find out if personality prevail over looks starting July 20 @ 10PM.
The Superstars pairs celebrities with 8 famous professional athletes for varying sporting events. Find out which pair will prevail starting June 23 @ 8PM.
Wipeout returns for another season on May 27. Don’t miss the crazy falls and hurts this season brings as America laughs along at people’s misery.
The Goode Family chronicles the animated Goode family as they try to live in a PC world. Sometimes being politically correct is not always goode. The show premieres with Surviving Suburbia on May 27.
Surviving Suburbia looks at life in a suburban neighborhood full of hesitation, paranoia and more. Bob Saget returns to the small screen…
The Unusuals returns to finish its one and only season on May 27. Catch the unaired episodes this summer!
I Survived a Japanese Gameshow returns July 8 in this comic gameshow that pits everday people on a Japanese game show.
Pushing Daisies (5/30 – 6/13), Eli Stone (6/20 – 7/11), and Dirty, Sexy, Money (7/18 – 8/8) return this summer to finish out their unaired episodes that angered so many religious followers of these shows. Episodes air at 10PM.
Mental is a new medical mystery drama that chronicles solving the unsolvable. The show begins May 26 @ 9PM following repeats of House, MD. Starting July 3, Mental moves to Friday’s @ 9PM.
Hell’s Kitchen, one of the summer’s favorite programs returns July 21 @ 8PM. Don’t miss the heated drama this summer!
More to Love hits the small screen this summer as the show follows a rather large man who treats women to romatic dates. The twist here is that the women are confident, plus-sized women. As the competition draws to a close, he will have to choose one. The show premieres on July 28 @ 9PM.
So You Think You Can Dance, arguably one of the biggest shows of the summer returns on May 27. This season promises to be bigger and better than ever. Don’t miss one of the greatest dance competitions! In an unprecedented move, FOX will also premiere a NEW season this fall!
The Moment of Truth, one of TV’s most controversial programs returns July 29 as new contestants are pitted against the lie detector and reveal some of their biggest secrets.
Don’t Forget the Lyrics returns on May 22 @ 8PM. Don’t miss this family-fun show.
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader returns for its latest season on June 26 @ 8PM.
Looks like we’re in for a few treats this summer! It’s not too early to look towards the fall, either. Check back EACH day this week for an updated look at the network’s Fall schedules.
Monday, May 18: FOX
Tuesday, May 19: NBC, ABC
Wednesday, May 20: CBS
Wingz … Out!