The beginning of the end of one of the best sci-fi dramas in recent years, Orphan Black, headlines your June 2017 TV premieres calendar.

The BBC America drama made a star out of Tatiana Maslany, who plays numerous clone seesters, each with a distinct personality and unknown to the others until their deadly adventure began four season ago. Now Sarah, Alison, Helena and Cosima are bound together in a battle against another seester, Rachel, who wants to destroy them.

The originality and strong writing of the show, as well as stellar performances from Maslany and the supporting cast, launched a giant fan base called the Clone Club. Fans may have their personal favorite clones, but as a group they cheered every second of Sarah’s fight for her family’s survival.

The fifth and final season of “Orphan Black” begins June 10.

Another drama, this one based on historical fact, ends its run this summer, too. “Turn: Washington’s Spies” tells the little known stories of America’s first spy ring created before the American Revolution. Jamie Bell plays Abe Woodhull, a spy for Gen. George Washington who faces off against traitor Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman).

The fourth and final season of “Turn: Washington’s Spies” begins June 17.

If neither of those dramas turn you on, don’t despair. There is something for everyone on TV in June. If you want sexy men of the cloth, new seasons of “Preacher” and “Grantchester” begin. Serial killers are on the loose in “Loch Ness,” “Broadchurch and “The Tunnel: Sabotage.” Oh, and those famous killer brothers show up in the movie “Menendez: Blood Brothers.”

Still, I merely scratch the surface of the June offerings. Take a look below for more. I’ve highlighted those that I’m eager to see. I’ll add more premieres as I hear about them.

 

June TV premieres calendar

All times Central; check local listings

Thursday, June 1

Streaming

  • “Hella Gay with Miles McKenna,” Fullscreen (season 2)
  • “Jonathan Creek, Series 5,” Britbox (U.S. premiere; magician-detective solves supernatural mysteries)
  • “Daemon’s Roost,” Britbox (U.S. premiere; 90-minute Jonathan Creek special from 2016)

8 p.m.

  • “Nashville,” CMT (midseason premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton,” TNT (special)
  • “Amazing Race,” CBS (season 29 finale)
  • “Beach Bites with Katie Lee,” Cooking (season premiere)

 

Friday, June 2

Streaming

  • “Long Strange Trip,” Amazon (doc; look at the Grateful Dead)
  • The Best Hit,” Drama Fever (U.S. premiere; 90s pop idol travels back in time and meets group of aspiring musicians)

7 p.m.

  • “The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit,” LMN (movie; 2 strangers wake up handcuffed to each other in hotel room and must figure out what happened)

8 p.m.

  • “Andrew Santino: Home Field Advantage,” Showtime (standup special; filmed in Santino’s hometown of Chicago)
  • Beyond Reasonable Doubt, HLN (series premiere; how advances in forensic science solved six high-profile criminal cases of past century, beginning with the Green River Killer of 50 women)

9 p.m.

  • “Alaska Homicide,” Discovery (series premiere; Alaska has more missing people per capita than any other state)
  • “Deadly Secrets by the Lake,” LMN (movie; NYPD detective returns to small hometown when sister is accused of murder there)

10 p.m.

  • “The 76th Annual Peabody Awards,” WTTW (special; check local PBS listings)

 

Saturday, June 3

Streaming

  • “Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine,” Hulu (doc; charts rise & fall of Big Brother Magazine, which spawned MTV’s “Jackass” & generation of skaters)

6 a.m.

  • “Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer,” Disney XD (series premiere; animated comedy follows Billy and classmates Zeke and Marsha as they try to repair his science fair project in order to get back to the earth’s surface)

8 p.m.

  • “Destination Wedding,” Hallmark (movie; woman planning sister’s wedding gets surprise when her ex shows up)

 

Sunday, June 4

7 p.m.

  • “Aerial America,” Smithsonian (season premiere)
  • “Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest,” AXS TV (special; 1986 concert film)

8 p.m.

  • “Site Unseen: An Emma Fielding Mystery,” Hallmark M&M (movie; archaeologist takes on detective work when her latest dig is threatened after two people are murdered)
  • “Fear the Walking Dead,” AMC (season 3)
  • “Food Network Star,” Food (season premiere)
  • “Xtreme Waterparks,” Travel (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • I’m Dying Up Here,” Showtime (series premiere; fictional look at L.A.’s famed 1970s stand-up comedy scene)
  • “Beach Hunters,” HGTV (series premiere; home buyers search for beach homes)

11 p.m.

  • “Decker Unleashed,” Adult Swim (season premiere)
Monday, June 5

Streaming

7 p.m.

  • “Shadowhunters,” Freeform (season 2.5)
  • “If You’re Not In the Obit, Eat Breakfast,” HBO (doc; Carl Reiner tracks down people enjoying life after turning 90)

8 p.m.

  • “Stitchers,” Freeform (season 3)
  • “Bill Cosby: An American Scandal,” ID (special; inside Cosby’s alleged secret life and scandal surrounding him)

9 p.m.

  • “Daytime Divas,” VH1 (series premiere; fictional BTS look at long-running daytime women’s talk show)
  • “Incredible Edible America with the Dunhams,” Food (series premiere; comedian Jeff Dunham, food-blogging wife Audrey Dunham road trip for food)

 

Tuesday, June 6

7 p.m.

  • The American Epic Sessions,” PBS (special; Jack White, T Bone Burnett and others replicate early recording process on original 1920s electrical recording system in tribute to great artists of the past)
  • “Deadliest Catch: Legend of Wild Bill,” Discovery (special; legendary captain now owns the boat)

8 p.m.

  • “Space’s Deepest Secrets,” Science (special; attempts to understand the origin of Fast Radio Bursts, enigmatic pulses from deep space that have so-far defied explanation)

9 p.m.

  • “Devil’s Canyon,” Discovery (series premiere; new gold rush in British Columbia)
  • “States of Undress with Hailey Gates,” Viceland (season premiere)
  • “I Am Homicide,” Investigation Discovery (season 2)

 

Wednesday, June 7

7 p.m.

  • Nightcap,” Pop (season 2)
  • “2017 CMT Music Awards,” CMT (special)

9 p.m.

  • “Little Women Atlanta: Monie Gets Married,” Lifetime (series premiere; another spin-off)
Thursday, June 8

Streaming

  • “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip,” Amazon (kids special)

8 p.m.

  • “King of the Road,” Viceland (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Queen of the South,” USA (season 2)
  • “Party Legends,” Viceland (season premiere)
  • “Sin City Justice,” ID (series premiere; BTS with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office)

9:30 p.m.

  • “American Boyband,” Viceland (series premiere; following the band Abstracts)

 

Friday, June 9

Streaming

  • Orange is the New Black,” Netflix (season 5; more OITNB here and here)
  • “Le Mans: Racing is Everything,” Amazon (series premiere; a look at the 24-hour car race)
  • “An American Girl Story: Summer Camp, Friends for Life,” Amazon (special)

7 p.m.

  • Dark Matter,” Syfy (season 3; 2 episodes)

9 p.m.

  • “Wynonna Earp,” Syfy (season 2)
  • “Catastrophe,” Lifetime (U.S. cable premiere; the Amazon series makes its debut on cable)
Saturday, June 10

Streaming

8 p.m.

  • “The Perfect Bride,” Hallmark (movie; fitness instructor running Bridal Boot Camp falls for a client’s fiancé)

9 p.m.

  • Orphan Black,” BBC America (fifth and final season)
  • “My Big Bollywood Wedding,” Smithsonian Channel (special; three couples as they create Indian wedding ceremony of their dreams in America)

 

Sunday, June 11

7 p.m.

  • Menendez: Blood Brothers,” Lifetime (movie; look at Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were convicted of killing their parents in 1989)
  • “The 71st Annual Tony Awards,” CBS (special)
  • “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC (season 3)

8 p.m.

  • “Claws,” TNT (series premiere; life and crimes of five women working at a Florida nail salon)
  • “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome,” ABC (series premiere; rival entrepreneurs competitively pitch ideas in front of live audience)
  • “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS,” Nat Geo (doc; Sebastian Junger’s doc chronicles Syria’s descent into the unbridled chaos that allowed the rise of ISIS
  • “American Grit,” Fox (season 2)

9 p.m.

  • “$100,000 Pyramid,” ABC (season 2)

 

Monday, June 12

7 p.m.

  • “So You Think You Can Dance,” Fox (season 14)
  • “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC (2-hour season premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “The Putin Interviews,” Showtime (4-part doc; series of interviews between renowned filmmaker Oliver Stone and Vladimir Putin)
  • “Superhuman,” Fox (series premiere; ordinary people use extraordinary skills to win $50,000 grand prize)
  • “Counting On,” TLC (season 5)

9 p.m.

  • “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge,” NBC (season 2)
Tuesday, June 13

8 p.m.

  • “Face Off,” Syfy (season 12)

 

Wednesday, June 14

7 p.m.

  • “Amazing Monkeys,” Smithsonian (series premiere; story of primate evolution)

8 p.m.

  • “Emogenius,” GSN (series premiere; two pairs of contestants test emoji-solving skills for chance to win $10,000)
  • “Alaskan Bush People,” Discovery (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Blood Drive,” Syfy (series premiere; drivers in cross-country death race use cars fueled by human blood)
  • “To Tell the Truth,” ABC (season premiere)
  • “Homestead Rescue,” Discovery (season premiere)
Thursday, June 15

8 p.m.

  • The Tunnel: Sabotage,” PBS (season 2 of British “The Bridge;” Elise and Karl investigate abduction of French couple from Eurotunnel)

9 p.m.

  • “Alone,” History (season 4)

 

Friday, June 16

Streaming

  • “Cardinal,” Hulu (U.S. premiere; demoted cop hunts serial killer with partner he suspects may have hidden agenda)
  • “The Ranch,” Netflix (season 1, part 3)
  • “Rachel Scanlon is Hot and Hungry,” Fullscreen (standup special)

8 p.m.

  • “The Great British Baking Show,” PBS (season 4)
  • “Dark Matter,” Syfy (time-period premiere)
  • “Reign,” CW (series finale)

9 p.m.

  • “Survivorman & Son: Mongolia,” Discovery (special; survival expert Les Stroud and son Logan test wilderness skill sets and relationship as they explore deserts of Mongolia)

 

Saturday, June 17

Streaming

  • “Trooping the Colour,” Britbox (U.S. premiere hours after event; Queen’s personal troops, the Household Division, on Horse Guards Parade)

10:30 a.m.

  • “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars,” Disney XD (season 4; hourlong premiere)

8 p.m.

  • TURN: Washington’s Spies,” AMC (fourth and final season)
  • “The Wedding March 2: Resorting to Love,” Hallmark (movie sequel; Oliver and Mick can’t run business together, but are good outside job)

9 p.m.

“T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous,” HBO (stand-up comedy special)

Sunday, June 18

7 p.m.

  • My Mother and Other Strangers,” PBS (“Masterpiece” premiere; family in Northern Ireland deal with soldiers from nearby U.S. Army base during WWII)

8 p.m.

  • Grantchester,” PBS (season 3 on “Masterpiece”)
  • “America’s War on Drugs,” History (4-part doc series; origins of drug war & its effects on American culture, institutions and politics; continues June 19-21)

 

Monday, June 19

Streaming

8 p.m.

  • Preacher,” AMC (season 2)
  • “Diesel Brothers: The Double Header,” Discovery (2-part DieselSellerz special)
Tuesday, June 20

7 p.m.

  • “The Story of China,” PBS (series premiere; historian Michael Wood surveys 4,000-year story of world’s oldest continuous state)

9 p.m.

  • “Wrecked,” TBS (season 2; 2-episode premiere)
Wednesday, June 21

Streaming

  • “Inside No. 9,” Britbox (exclusive U.S. premiere, seasons 2 & 3; each half-hour episode of this dark comedy anthology is self-contained story with new characters, setting)

7 p.m.

  • “Big Pacific,” PBS (series premiere; filmed in cinematic 4K, program examines an ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface)
  • “Straight/Curve,” EPIX (doc; exploration of society’s unrealistic beauty standards and their damaging effects on women and girls)
  • “Little Big Shots: Forever Young,” NBC (series premiere; talent show spinoff featuring elderly contestants)

8 p.m.

  • “Great Yellowstone Thaw,” PBS (series premiere; wolves, grizzlies, beavers and great gray owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet)

9 p.m.

  • Outrageous Acts of Danger,” Science (series premiere; adventurer Todd Sampson puts himself in potentially death-defying situation that laws of physics dictate that he will escape unhurt)

Thursday, June 22

Streaming

  • “The Bureau,” Sundance Now (season 3)
  • “Snatchers,” go90 (Stage 13 premiere; status-obsessed teen finds herself pregnant with an alien baby)

7 p.m.

  • “Boy Band,” ABC (series premiere; Rita Ora host competition series with Nick Carter and Emma Bunton serving as architects)
  • “The Wall,” NBC (season 2)

8 p.m.

  • “Battle of the Network Stars,” ABC (series premiere; celebrities compete in athletics)
  • How Its Made: American Made,” Science (series premiere; a look at products made in U.S.A.)
  • “The Night Shift,” NBC (season 4)

9 p.m.

  • “The Mist,” Spike TV (series premiere; expanded from Stephen King story about an unnatural mist hiding monsters that enshrouds a town)
  • “The Gong Show,” ABC (series premiere; revival of 1970s variety series with Mike Myers hosting; two episodes)

 

Friday, June 23

Streaming

  • “GLOW,” Netflix (series premiere; out-of-work actress becomes female wrestler in 1980s LA)

6 p.m.

  • “More Than T,” Showtime (doc; daily lives of seven transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals)

7 p.m.

  • “The Originals,” CW (season finale)

10 p.m.

  • “Playing House,” USA (season 3)

 

Saturday, June 24

7 p.m.

  • “Tiny House of Terror,” Lifetime Movie Network (movie; after presumed death of her tech mogul husband, woman escapes to tiny house in wilderness for quiet, but it doesn’t last)

8 p.m.

  • “My Favorite Wedding,” Hallmark (movie; Tess plans friend’s wedding perfectly but fumbles when best man moves on her)

Sunday, June 25

7 p.m.

  • “90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After,” TLC (season 2)

8 p.m.

  • “Power,” Starz (season 4; debuts 11:01 p.m. June 24 on STARZ app and On Demand)
  • “The Naked Truth: China Queer,” Fusion (doc; what it’s like to be gay in China and the challenges LGBTQ activists face)

9 p.m.

  • Prime Suspect: Tennison,” PBS (“Masterpiece” premiere; prequel traces early career of Jane Tennison, arguably Helen Mirren’s most famous role)
Monday, June 26

“POV,” PBS (season premiere; new docs through Aug. 28)

Tuesday, June 27

Streaming

  • “Play By Play,” go90 (Complex Networks’ Rated Red premiere; present-day sportscaster Pete Hickey looks back on his 1990s teen years)

 

Wednesday, June 28

7 p.m.

  • “Big Brother,” CBS (2-hour season premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Jay Leno’s Garage,” CNBC (season 3)

9 p.m.

  • Broadchurch,” BBC America (final season premiere)
  • Cleverman,” SundanceTV (season 2)
  • “Huang’s World,” Viceland (season premiere)
  • “Hair Goddess,” TLC (series premiere; Staten Island woman opens salon in Manhattan)
Thursday, June 29

Streaming

  • “Arthur: D.W. & the Beastly Birthday,” Amazon (kids special)

8 p.m.

  • Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul, Logo (season premiere)
  • “Big Brother,” CBS (Thursday premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Zoo,” CBS (season 3)

 

Friday, June 30

Streaming

  • “Gypsy,” Netflix (series premiere; Manhattan therapist begins to develop intimate, illicit relationships with people in her patients’ lives)
  • “Danger & Eggs,” Amazon (series premiere; adventures of fearless D.D. Danger and her ever-cautious best friend, a giant, talking egg named Phillip)
  • “All or Nothing: A Season with the Los Angeles Rams,” Amazon (season 2)

7 p.m.

  • Killjoys,” Syfy (season 3)
  • “Masters of Illusion,” CW (season 6)

9 p.m.

  • “El Jardín de Bronce,” HBO Latino (U.S. premiere; Argentinian architect struggles to get his daughter back after she mysteriously disappears)

 

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