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As the list of TV shows seems to grow each summer, this June 2016 TV premieres calendar might help direct you to viewing of interest between stints outdoors.

You can find more about many of the shows listed below in my summer preview package, including new summer TV shows, summer TV movies and more, and 10 returning summer TV shows. As always, I’ll add to this list throughout the month. Let me know in the comments if I’m missing something.

June 2016 TV premieres

Wednesday, June 1

Streaming

  • “The Deep,” Netflix (U.S. premiere; Aussie-Canadian animated series about the Nekton family of underwater explorers)

7 p.m.

  • “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC (season 8)
  • “MasterChef,” Fox (season 7)
  • “Young and Hungry,” Freeform (mid-season premiere)

7:30 p.m.

  • “Baby Daddy,” Freeform (mid-season premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Kingdom,” Audience (mid-season 2)
  • “Brother vs. Brother,” HGTV (season 4)
  • “The Perfect Murder,” Investigation Discovery (season 3)
  • “Bering Sea Gold,” Discovery (season finale)

9 p.m.

  • “Cleverman,” Sundance TV (series premiere; as fearful humans turn on a physically-gifted non-humans, one young man struggles with his own power and responsibility to unite everyone)
  • “The Night Shift,” NBC (season 3; my previous chats with stars Eoin Macken and Freddy Rodriguez, who is not returning for the new season)
  • “Cutthroat Kitchen: Time Warp Tournament,” Food (series premiere; another cooking competition)
  • “Smoked,” Destination America (series premiere; BBQ pitmaster competition)

 

Thursday, June 2

Streaming

  • “Hidden America with Jonah Ray,” Seeso (series premiere; fauz travel series starring and exec produced by Jonah Ray)

7 p.m.

  • “Beauty and the Beast,” CW (season premiere)
  • “Strong,” NBC (season finale)
  • “American Ninja Warrior,” Esquire (season 8)

8 p.m.

  • “Alaskan Bush People,” Discovery (special)

9 p.m.

  • “Quincy Jones: Burning the Light,” Showtime (standup special; comic with terminal cancer does his legacy standup)
  • “Beach Bites with Katie Lee,” Cooking (series premiere; mission to find best beach food)

10 p.m.

  • “Vintage Flip,” HGTV (series premiere; vintage homes flipped)

 

Friday, June 3

7 p.m.

  • “Deadly Secrets:  The Lost Children of Dozier,” Lifetime Movie Network (doc special; forensic anthropologist investigates mysterious deaths, disappearances at infamous Florida boys school)

7:30 p.m.

  • “Girl Meets World,” Disney (season premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Carol Burnett’s Favorite Sketches,” PBS (special; the comedian presents her favorites from the first 5 years of her variety show)
  • “Wedding Bells,” Hallmark (movie; two singles uninterested in finding love volunteer to help down-on-their-luck friends have a wedding reception)
  • “Fender Bender,” Chiller (movie; high school girl bumps another car, shares info with driver who turns out to be serial killer)
  • “Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars,” WE tv (season 5 premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Outcast,” Cinemax (series premiere; young man who has been plagued by demonic possession teams with minister to fight demons)

10 p.m.

  • “Comedy Bang! Bang!” IFC (season 5; 2nd episode follows)

 

Saturday, June 4

9 a.m.

  • “Fargo,” FX (season 2 marathon)

8 p.m.

  • “Ms. Matched,” Hallmark (movie; planner of extravagant weddings and tightwad financial advisor clash, then fall for each other)

 

June 2016 TV premieres

“The New Adventures of Peter Pan” comes to Discovery Family Channel on June 5.

Sunday, June 5

7 a.m.

  • “The New Adventures of Peter Pan,” Discovery Family Channel (series premiere; animated series featuring those familiar characters)

6 p.m.

  • “2016 Miss USA Competition,” Fox (special)

6:30 p.m.

  • “Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration,” WTTW/PBS (“Great Performances” premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Garage Sale Mystery: The Novel Murders,” Hallmark M&M (movie; garage sale shopping expert/amateur sleuth delivers an item and finds the man who ordered it dead)

9 p.m.

  • “Feed the Beast,” AMC (series premiere; two best friends take one last shot at dream of opening restaurant)

 

Monday, June 6

Streaming

  • “Suspects,” AcornTV (series 3 & 4)

8 p.m.

  • “Barbarians Rising,” History (series premiere; rise and fall of the Roman Empire from perspective of barbarian leaders who brought it down)
  • “Rizzoli & Isles,” TNT (final season)
  • “Devious Maids,” Lifetime (season 4)
  • “Cake Wars,” Food (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “UnREAL,” Lifetime (season 2; go here for my “UnREAL” S1 review and S2 rec)
  • “Angie Tribeca,” TBS (season 2)
  • “The Vanishing Women,” Investigation Discovery (series premiere; 6 women in Chillicothe, Ohio, have gone missing or been found dead since May 2014)

 

Tuesday, June 7

Streaming

5 a.m.

  • “An Inconvenient Truth,” Pivot (24-hour marathon; Academy Award-winning 2006 environmental doc still relevant today)

7 p.m.

  • “The Big Interview Special Edition: Legends Lost,” AXS TV (special; Dan Rather hosts a look at the lives of Prince, Natalie Cole, David Bowie, Merle Haggard and B.B. King)
  • “Bert the Conqueror,” Travel (season 3)

9 p.m.

  • “Dark Woods Justice,” Discovery (series premiere; sheriff’s in the forests of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula try to protect communities and resources)
  • “The Bobby Brown Story: Every Little Step,” ABC (special; Bobby Brown sits down with Robin Roberts to talk about his autobiography, life)
  • “My Giant Life,” TLC (season 2)
  • “Feed the Beast,” AMC (time/day premiere)
  • “West Texas Investors Club,” CNBC (season 2)

 

Wednesday, June 8

7 p.m.

  • “2016 CMT Music Awards,” CMT (special)

8 p.m.

  • “My Big Fat Fabulous Life,” TLC (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Big Bad BBQ Brawl,” Cooking (series premiere; Brooklyn chef and BBQ expert Shannon Ambrosio challenges southern BBQers)
  • “The Americans,” FX (season finale)

 

Thursday, June 9

7 p.m.

  • “Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block,” Pop (season 2)

8 p.m.

  • “Streets of Compton,” A&E (doc premiere, parts 1 and 2; Rapper The Game and others reflect on the neighborhood they once called home; finale airs 9 p.m. June 16)
  • “Winsanity,” GSN (series premiere; Donald Faison hosts a contestants, studio audience and home viewers have chance to win prizes)
  • “Flip or Flop,” HGTV (season 5)

9 p.m.

  • “Ladylike,” MTV (series premiere; female comics challenge gender stereotypes in prank-driven, hidden-cam series)

 

Friday, June 10

Streaming

  • “Voltron: Legendary Defender,” Netflix (series premiere; reboot of 1980s anime series about 5 young pilots who command robot lions that combined for Voltron, defender of the universe)

9 p.m.

  • “Homestead Rescue,” Discovery (series premiere; families try surviving off the grid)

 

Saturday, June 11

1 p.m.

  • “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX (marathon re-airing)

7 p.m.

  • “People’s List,” ABC (series premiere; weekly countdown of people worth watching)

8 p.m.

  • “O.J.: Made In America—Part 1,” ABC (7-hour doc premiere; as if we haven’t had enough of reviewing this case)
  • “Stop the Wedding,” Hallmark (movie; as famous actor prepares to marry his umpteenth wife, his son and her daughter try to stop the wedding)
  • “Hell on Wheels,” AMC (final season)

9 p.m.

  • “The American West,” AMC (limited doc series premiere; U.S. becomes land of opportunity between 1865 and 1890 as it expands further west)

 

Sunday, June 12

6 p.m.

  • “Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story,” TV One (movie; biopic of Grammy-nominated singer, inspired by TV One’s “Unsung” series)

7 p.m.

  • “Tony Awards,” CBS (special)
  • “The Night Stalker,” Lifetime (movie; attorney tries to prove Death Row inmate innocent by getting serial killer Richard Ramirez to confess to the crime)
  • “Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration,” PBS (“Great Performances” premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Still the King,” CMT (series premiere; 20 years after his one country music hit, singer reemerges as second-rate Elvis impersonator)
  • “Famous,” Fox (series premiere; couple’s relationship tested when one becomes famous)
  • “Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery,” Hallmark M&M (movie; librarian/amateur sleuth finds body of local real estate agent)
  • “House of Lies,” Showtime (series finale)

9 p.m.

  • “Ride With Norman Reedus,” AMC (series premiere; “The Walking Dead” star bikes around the U.S.; more about “Ride with Norman Reedus”)
  • “Ghosts of Shepherdstown,” Destination America (series premiere; visiting Shepherdstown, W.Va., billed as the most haunted town in America)
  • “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall,” Investigation Discovery (season 4)

 

Monday, June 13

Streaming

  • “Cilla,” Acorn TV (miniseries premiere; the rise of British pop star Cilla Black)

8 p.m.

  • “Guilt,” Freeform (series premiere; woman moves to London to defend sister accused of roomie’s murder)
  • “Out of Iraq,” Logo (doc premiere; Iraqi soldier and an Iraqi translator who work with U.S. military fall in love in country where that love is banned)

9 p.m.

  • “Braindead,” CBS (series premiere; bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Capitol Hill staffers)
  • “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge,” NBC (series premiere; teams compete in Spartan Race obstacle course)
  • “Major Crimes,” TNT (season 5)

 

Tuesday, June 14

7 p.m.

  • “To Tell the Truth,” ABC (series premiere; the game show, updated)

8 p.m.

  • “Animal Kingdom,” TNT (series premiere; crime family run by tough matriarch welcomes new member; more “Animal Kingdom”)
  • “Uncle Buck,” ABC (series premiere; fun uncle moves in with buttoned-up brother’s family; 2 episodes)
  • “Adnan Syed: Innocent or Guilty?” ID (special; examining new evidence, brought to light by podcast “Serial,” concerning Syed, who was convicted for 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee)
  • “O.J.: Made in America,” ESPN (date-time-channel premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Wrecked,” TBS (series premiere; plane crash strands group of strangers on deserted island)
  • “Famously Single,” E! (series premiere; romantic lives of Hollywood’s most notorious daters)
  • “I Am Homicide,” Investigation Discovery (series premiere; homicide detective Gerry McFadden opens his case files)

 

 

Wednesday, June 15

Streaming

  • “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Crackle (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Skin Wars: Fresh Paint,” GSN (series premiere; 3 “Skin Wars” all-stars mentor 6 artists competing in unfamiliar discipline: body-painting)
  • “AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams,” TNT(special; honoring the film composer)
  • “Another Period,” Comedy Central (season 2)
  • “Jay Leno’s Garage,” CNBC (season 2)

 

Thursday, June 16

8 p.m.

  • “Aquarius,” NBC (2-hour season 2 premiere, commercial free)
  • “Home Free,” Fox (season 2)

9 p.m.

  • “Orphan Black,” BBC America (season finale)

 

Friday, June 17

Streaming

  • “Orange Is the New Black,” Netflix (season 4)

8 p.m.

  • “What Would You Do?” ABC (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Homestead Rescue,” Discovery (series premiere; expert helps failing homesteaders)

 

Saturday, June 18

7 p.m.

  • “Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?” Lifetime (movie; James Franco updates the cult classic with a vampire twist; Here’s my 7 summer TV movies post)

8 p.m.

  • “The Convenient Groom,” Hallmark (movie; relationship expert plans to film her engagement, wedding planning and wedding—until her fiancé dumps her)
  • “20/20: In an Instant,” ABC (season 2)

 

Sunday, June 19

7 p.m.

  • “Vicious,” PBS (final season)
  • “Food Paradise,” Travel (season premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “The Last Ship,” TNT (season 3)
  • “Endeavour, Season 3,” PBS (“Masterpiece” premiere; 4 new mysteries for young DI Endeavour Morse)
  • “Murder She Baked: A Deadly Recipe,” Hallmark M&M (movie; baker/amateur sleuth delves into death of local sheriff)
  • “Penny Dreadful,” Showtime (two-part season 3 finale)
  • “Xtreme Waterparks—Jeff Henry: The Madness Continues,” Travel (special; waterslide designer working on new projects)

9 p.m.

  • “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” TV Land (season premiere)
  • “Top Secret Swimming Holes,” Travel (special; secluded swimming holes)

9:30 p.m.

  • “The Tunnel,” PBS (series premiere; investigation follows when French politician’s body found in Chunnel between Britain and France in latest version of “The Bridge;” one of the 30 new summer TV series to watch)

10 p.m.

  • “7 Water Wonders,” Travel (series premiere; spectacular swimming pools)
  • “EJNYC,” E! (series premiere; “#RichKids of Beverly Hills” spin-off stars EJ Johnson)

 

Monday, June 20

Streaming

  • “Dead Rising: End Game,” Crackle (movie; TV journalist goes back underground to stop rogue military operation)
  • “Raised by Wolves,” Acorn TV (series premiere; socially isolated family is dragged into community by oldest daughter)

8 a.m.

  • “Miles from Tomorrowland,” Disney (season 2)

9 a.m.

  • “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures,” Disney XD (series premiere; set between the events of “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” action comedy series follows sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space)

7 p.m.

  • “The Fosters,” Freeform (midseason premiere)
  • “Reign,” CW (season finale)

8 p.m.

  • “Suited,” HBO (doc; Brooklyn tailoring company Bindle & Keep makes suits for gender non-conforming and transgender clients)
  • “Maverick Moments,” Outside TV (series premiere; big wave surfers search for the next big wave)
  • “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” Bravo (season 11 premiere)

8:30 p.m.

  • “Dispatches,” Outside TV (season 6)

9 p.m.

  • “Trapped,” PBS (“Independent Lens” premiere; battle over TRAP laws that are closing Texas and Alabama abortion clinics)
  • “Odd Mom Out,” Bravo (season 2)

10:05 p.m.

“Mr. Robot Decoded,” USA (special; doc explores the authenticity and societal impact of “Mr. Robot”)

 

 

Tuesday, June 21

7 p.m.

  • “The Hand That Feeds,” PBS World (“America Reframed” premiere; immigrant workers, getting below minimum wage organize for better conditions)
  • “Pretty Little Liars,” Freeform (midseason premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “The Greeks,” PBS (series premiere; exploring ancient Greeks)
  • “The Haves and Have Nots,” OWN (season 6)

9 p.m.

  • “Greenleaf,” OWN (series premiere; drama set in the world of a megachurch run by Greenleaf family; more “Greenleaf” and other new summer shows)
  • “This Is Mike Stud,” Esquire (series premiere; fictional former All-American baseball player becomes singer)
  • “Person of Interest,” CBS (series finale)

10 p.m.

  • “Point Taken,” PBS (series premiere; taking heads debate key topics)

 

Wednesday, June 22

Streaming

  • “BoJack Horseman,” Netflix (season 3)

7 p.m.

  • “The Great Polar Bear Feast,” PBS (special; annual September gathering of up to 80 polar bears on Barter Island in Arctic Ocean)
  • “Serena: The Other Side of Greatness,” EPIX (doc premiere; a look at tennis great Serena Williams)
  • “Clinton Global Citizen Awards,” AXS TV (special; honors individuals for outstanding leadership and innovative efforts to effect positive social change in the realms of healthcare, poverty, economic empowerment, legal aid and women’s leadership)
  • “Big Brother,” CBS (season premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Car Matchmaker,” Esquire (season 3)

9 p.m.

  • “American Gothic,” CBS (series premiere; Boston family reels members is involved in string of murders)
  • “Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons,” HBO (talk show premiere; founder of Grantland and The Ringer talks)
  • “How to Build … Everything,” Science (series premiere; scientists break down complicated tech and machines into a few simple steps)

 

Thursday, June 23

7 p.m.

  • “BattleBots,” ABC (season 2)

8 p.m.

  • “Big Brother,” CBS (Thursday premiere)
  • “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge,” NBC (time-slot premiere)
  • “EJ and the City,” E! (time-slot premiere)
  • “Locals,” Outside TV (season 3)

9 p.m.

  • “Thirteen,” BBC America (limited series premiere; woman’s return from 13-year captivity does a number on family, friends and herself)
  • “Queen of the South,” USA (series premiere; Mexican woman flees to America and works to bring down drug trafficker chasing her)
  • “Aquarius,” NBC (time-period premiere)
  • “Rush Hour,” CBS (series finale)
  • “Archer,” FX (season finale)

 

Friday, June 24

Streaming

  • “The Fundamentals of Caring,” Netflix (movie; after tragedy, man becomes caregiver for disabled teen)
  • “Annedroids,” Amazon (season 3)

7 p.m.

  • “Adventures in Babysitting,” Disney (100th Disney original movie premiere; re-imagining of 1980s film)

8:45 p.m.

  • “Bizaardvark,” Disney (series premiere; best friends find success with comedy vlog)

 

Saturday, June 25

7 p.m.

  • “Center Stage: On Pointe,” Lifetime (movie; third installment of the ballet based movie franchise)

8 p.m.

  • “The Wedding March,” Hallmark (movie; woman is reunited with her former boyfriend because he runs the inn where she is having her destination wedding)

 

Sunday, June 26

7 p.m.

  • “Tiger Beach,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; tracking 40 individuals across a shallow area off the Bahamas called Tiger Beach)
  • “Big Brother,” CBS (Sunday premiere)
  • “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC (season 2)

8 p.m.

  • “Return Of Monster Mako,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; documented a mako shark’s changing habits after it grows to 1,000 pounds)
  • “Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Departed,” Hallmark M&M (movie; flower shop owner/amateur sleuth finds a dead body after a wedding)
  • “Ray Donovan,” Showtime (season 4)
  • “The $100,000 Pyramid,” ABC (series premiere: classic game show with host Michael Strahan)
  • “Xtreme Waterparks,” Travel (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Roadies,” Showtime (series premiere; scripted comedy about the people who make sure the big arena tour of The Staton-House Band happens)
  • “Isle of Jaws,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; studying a concentration of all male great white sharks near an uncharted island off South Australia)
  • “Match Game,” ABC (series premiere; panel game show with host Alec Baldwin)
  • “Murder in the First,” TNT (season 3)
  • “Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter,” Sundance TV (season 2)
  • “When the Lights Go Out,” TLC (special; Jamie Lynn Spears steps into spotlight)
  • “WAGS,” E! (season 2)

9:30 p.m.

  • “Impastor,” TV Land (season 2)

10 p.m.

  • “Shark After Dark,” Discovery (post Shark Week eps talk show; through June 30)

 

Monday, June 27

Streaming

  • “Very British Problems,” Acorn TV (series 2)

7 p.m.

  • “Shallow Water Invasion,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; investigating why great whites move into shallow waters at night off Guadalupe Island)

8 p.m.

“Jaws of the Deep,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; searching for the world’s largest great white shark, Deep Blue, off Guadalupe Island)

“How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change,” HBO (doc; Josh Fox travels to 12 countries on six continents and discovers that, while it may be too late to stop consequences of climate change, there are sources of good news that must be supported and strengthened)

9 p.m.

  • “Sharks Among Us,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; scientist believes he has a system that will prove sharks and people can peacefully coexist)
  • “The Look of Silence,” PBS (“POV” premiere; optometrist identifies men who killed his brother in 1965 Indonesian genocide)

 

Tuesday, June 28

8 p.m.

  • “Dead of Summer,” Freeform (series premiere; Camp Stillwater is terrorized in the 1980s)
  • “Wrath of a Great White Serial Killer,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; great white sharks found in waters of the Pacific Northwest)
  • “Zoo,” CBS (season 2 premiere)
  • “Gold Medal Families,” Lifetime (series premiere; athletes and their families sacrifice for sports)

9 p.m.

  • “Air Jaws: Night Stalker,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; learning how great white sharks hunt in total darkness)

 

Wednesday, June 29

8 p.m.

  • “Deadliest Shark,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; are rare oceanic white tip sharks the “world’s deadliest”)
  • “Supernature—Wild Flyers,” WTTW/PBS (series premiere; how airborne animals fly)

9 p.m.

  • “Sharks vs. Dolphins: Face Off,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; new research may solve why sharks attack dolphins far more than we ever knew)

10 p.m.

  • “9 Months That Made You,” WTTW/PBS (series premiere; from conception to birth)

 

Thursday, June 30

8 p.m.

  • “Nuclear Sharks,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; exploring the marine environment of Bikini Atoll, once destroyed by nuclear testing during the Cold War)
  • “Greatest Hits,” ABC (series premiere; iconic and current music artists perform songs that defined 1980s, ’90s and 2000s)
  • “Deadly Sins,” Investigation Discovery (season 5)
  • “Preacher” marathon, AMC (first 5 episodes of season 1)

9 p.m.

  • “Jungle Shark,” Discovery (Shark Week premiere; studying how young bull sharks swimming up the Serena River in Costa Rica, avoid crocodiles leads to discovery that possibly could save human lives)
  • “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” FX (season 2)