• Summer TV Shows to Look Forward to

    by  • May 19, 2016 • Family Friendly, Other • 6 Comments

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    As  Spring TV shows come to a close, below is a list of summer shows to look forward to.  The list covers broadcast, cable and streaming services as well as new and returning TV series.

    May 23:
    Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW, Season 4 premiere)
    Kids BBQ Championship (Food Network, series premiere)

    May 25:
    Wayward Pines (Fox, Season 2 premiere)
    Douglas Family Gold (Oxygen, series premiere)

    May 26:
    500 Questions (ABC, Season 2 premiere)

    May 27:
    Chef’s Table (Netflix, Season 2 premiere)

    May 28:
    Atomic Puppet (Disney XD, series premiere)

    May 29:
    Celebrity Food Fight (Food, Season 2 premiere)

    May 30:
    Roots (History/A&E/Lifetime, miniseries premiere)
    So You Think You Can Dance (Fox, Season 13 premiere)

    May 31:
    America’s Got Talent (NBC, Season 11 premiere; two hours)

    June 1:
    American Ninja Warrior (NBC, Season 8 premiere)
    MasterChef (Fox, Season 7 premiere)
    Brother vs. Brother (HGTV, Season 3 premiere)

    June 2:
    Beach Bites with Kathie Lee (Cooking Channel, series premiere)
    Vintage Flip (HGTV, series premiere)

    June 3:
    Word Party (Netflix, series premiere)

    June 6:
    Cake Wars (Food Network, Season 4 premiere)

    June 7:
    Animal Kingdom (TNT, series premiere)
    Big Bad BBQ Brawl (Cooking Channel, series premiere)
    Bert the Conqueror (Travel Channel, Season 3 premiere)
    West Texas Investors Club (CNBC, Season 2 premiere)

    June 10:
    DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender (Netflix, series premiere)

    June 11:
    Patricia Heaton Parties (Food Network, Season 2 premiere)
    Valerie’s Home Cooking (Food Network, Season 3 premiere)

    June 13:
    Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge (NBC, series premiere)

    June 14:
    Uncle Buck (ABC, series premiere)
    To Tell the Truth (ABC, series premiere)

    June 15:
    Jay Leno’s Garage (CNBC, Season 2 premiere)

    June 16:
    Home Free (Fox, Season 2 premiere)

    June 17:
    All Hail King Julien (Netflix, Season 3 premiere)

    June 19:
    Top Secret Swimming Holes (Travel Channel, series premiere)
    7 Water Wonders (Travel Channel, series premiere)

    June 20:
    Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (Disney XD, series premiere)

    June 22:
    Car Matchmaker with Spike Feresten (Esquire, series premiere)

    June 23:
    Battlebots (ABC, Season 2 premiere)

    June 24:
    Bizaardvark (Disney Channel, series premiere)
    DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge (Netflix, Season 3 premiere)

    June 26:
    Celebrity Family Feud (ABC, Season 2 premiere)
    The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC, series premiere)
    Match Game (ABC, series premiere)
    Shark Week (Discovery, Season 29 premiere of program block)

    June 28:
    Gold Medal Families (Lifetime, series premiere)

    July 1:
    The Runner (go90, Series premiere)

    July 3:
    Island Explorers (Travel Channel, season premiere; back-to-back episodes)

    July 13:
    The A Word (SundanceTV, series premiere)

    July 14:
    HarmonQuest (Seeso, series premiere)

    July 29:
    Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh (Netflix, series premiere)

    August 12:
    The Get Down (Netflix, series premiere)

    August 22:
    Cheer Squad (Freeform, series premiere)

    August 23:
    The Profit (CNBC, Season 4 premiere)

    August 24:
    Cleveland Hustles (CNBC, series premiere)

    September 1:
    Make Me A Millionaire Inventor (CNBC, Season 2 premiere)



    6 Responses to Summer TV Shows to Look Forward to

    1. moax429
      July 3, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      I’m *very* certain it was the latter, Robert – the titles were simply looked at and were assumed family-friendly. I *didn’t* even bother with watching the new version of “To Tell the Truth’ – I was correct in saying it would be inferior to the original. And, like you said, that *isn’t* an opinion – it’s an ironclad *fact,* indeed.

      Another regular poster in another posting said it best, and I paraphrase:
      “If we can’t trust the PTC anymore, who *can* we trust?”

    2. Justin
      July 1, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      “Match Game” on ABC is certainly NOT family friendly. For one thing, it’s rated TV-14 LD. For another thing, I watched the first 5 or 10 minutes of the first episode last Sunday, and the very first question was “Costco was offering free samples of this to promote its new sex toy.” Almost all the panelists and contestants offered the answer “lube.” Changed the channel after that.

      Even the new “$100,000 Pyramid” is NOT family friendly. It’s rated TV-14 D. I watched the first episode, and one of the answers was Viagra, for which the contestant gave the clue “”You take this to have a hard penis.” Family friendly?

      Family friendly? I’d feel very awkward and irresponsible watching those in the same room with my 10 year old and even 14 year old.

    3. June 23, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Is this supposed to be a family friendly list and have you actually researched each of those or just look at the titles and assume? Are you aware of what Animal Kingdom is? I watched the pilot and anyone who thinks this is a family friendly show is a delirious as Hilary Clinton. It has drugs, sex, it’s about a family of thieves and then there’s the language, which not so long ago the words they are using on regular cable tv wouldn’t have even been considered appropriate.

      This is not a family tv and that’s not just an opinion it’s a fact.

    4. Mom09
      June 23, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Also – “Animal Kingdom”???? SERIOUSLY?? How did this even come close to making the list of “family friendly” shows? Even reading the short description of this show should be enough to show how un-friendly this show is. Just because it’s ABOUT a family does not mean it is OK for families. It comes with all sorts of warnings about graphic sex, swearing, and a generally dark premise. I cannot believe this show was mentioned on this list…….

    5. Dana
      June 2, 2016 at 10:33 am

      Don’t know if this link will work, but here’s a promo for the “new” To Tell The Truth. Stripper jokes and the now trashy Betty White as a panelist. So what else is new?


    6. moax429
      May 20, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      “Match Game” is on your list of shows to look forward to this summer?

      I *don’t* think so.

      Given that program’s reputation for sexual innuendo and foul language (much along the lines of the current version of “Family Feud”), I certainly *wouldn’t* waste my time on that show. (I have a feeling the revival of “To Tell the Truth,” from the looks of the promos I’ve seen for it, is also going to follow that same, sorry path.)

      Didn’t ABC give you any tapes to preview in advance so you could warn us to stay away from these inferior remakes of once-family friendly and classic game shows? They should have (like they do for the press).

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