June 2014 TV premieres, finales, movies and specials


June 01, 2014|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

Summer TV season really gets going in June with the returns of several favorites and the premieres of what are bound to be new ones.

I'm looking forward to "Halt and Catch Fire" on AMC, "Rectify" on SundanceTV, "Orange is the New Black" on Netflix, "The Musketeers" on BBC America, "The Last Ship" and "Falling Skies" on TNT, the final season of "Wilfred" on FXX and the new "Tyrant" on FX, "Endeavor" and "Vicious" on PBS and "The Leftovers" on HBO. Also, "Girl Meets World" on Disney Channel.

Here's a look at the premieres, movies, docs, finales and specials airing in June. My picks are italicized.

Sunday, June 1
7 | "America's Secret D-Day Disaster," Smithsonian Channel (6 weeks before D-Day, nearly 700 Americans were killed in Allied training exercise)
7 | "The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding," Bravo (docu-series premiere)
8 | "Civil War: The Untold Story," PBS/WTTW (5-hour look at the Western Theater battles) 
8 | "Mountain Men," History (season 3 premiere)
8 | "Food Network Star," Food (season 10 premiere)
8 | "Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives," Discovery (special; What happened to hikers who went missing in Ural Mountains in 1959?)
8 | "Last Seen Alive," Investigation Discovery (series premiere; 12 families search for missing relatives)
8 | "Return to Amish," TLC (series premiere; the original "Breaking Amish" group acclimate to new lives)
9 | "Halt and Catch Fire," AMC (series premiere; fictional look at PC race in 1980s)
9 | "Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall," Investigation Discovery (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Timber Kings," Destination America (network premiere; massive log cabins)
11:35 | "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Salute to Don Rickles," Comedy Central (special)

Monday, June 2
7 | "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" CW (new night premiere)
8 | "Beauty and the Beast," CW (summer premiere)
8 | "Ladies of London," Bravo (docu-series premiere; sounds like a real housewives of London)
9 | "Longmire," A&E (season 3 premiere)
9 | "Mistresses," ABC (season 2 premiere)
9 | "American Restoration," History (summer premiere; back-to-back episodes)
8 | "I (Almost) Got Away with It: What Would Kendra Do?" Investigation Discovery (special; homicide hunter Lt. Joe Kenda offers advice)
9 | "I (Almost) Got Away with It," Investigation Discovery (season premiere)

Tuesday, June 3
7 | "Watch! TV," TVGN (special; behind scenes of CBS's Watch! Magazine)
7 | "Famous in 12," CW (series premiere; fame-seeking family)
7 | "Man, Fire, Food," Cooking (season premiere)
7 | "Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle," LinkTV (doc premiere; 10-year battle over America's largest proposed clean energy project)
8 | "Top Gear," History (summer premiere)
8 | "Swamp Murders," Investigation Discovery (season 3 premiere)
9 | "Siberian Cut," Discovery (series premiere; loggers in Russia)
9 | "Cry Wolfe," Investigation Discovery (series premiere; true accounts from PI case files)
9 & 9:30 | "Shipping Wars," A&E (season 6 premiere)
9:30 | "Mario Lopez: One-on-One," NUVOtv (season 2 premiere)
9:30 | "Big Smo," A&E (series premiere; country rapper's life0

Wednesday, June 4
noon | "Spooked," Hulu (series premiere; 4-part paranormal comedy)
7 | "CMT Music Awards," CMT (special)
7 | "White Water Black Gold," LinkTV (doc premiere; costs of developing Canada's Tar Sands oil deposit)
9 | "Hot in Cleveland," TV Land (summer premiere)
9 | "Untying the Knot," Bravo (series premiere; Divorce Diva helps couples settle)
9 | "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman," Science (season 5 premiere)
9:30 | "Jennifer Falls," TV Land (series premiere; career woman moves back home after being fired)

Thursday, June 5
5:30 | "The Amazing World of Gumball," Cartoon Network (season 3 premiere)
7 | "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night," ABC (series premiere)
7 | "Idle Threat," LinkTV (doc premiere; Wall Street banker George Pakenham's fight to improve air quality)
8 | "Greatest Mysteries: American Museum of Natural History," Travel (special)
8 | "It Takes a Church," GSN (series premiere; members of congregation play matchmaker in a competition)
9 | "Party Down South," CMT (season premiere)

Friday, June 6
2:01 a.m. | "Orange Is the New Black," Netflix (season 2 premiere)
8 | "Animals Gone Wild," Nat Geo Wild (series premiere)
8 | "Call of Life," LinkTV (doc premiere; how plant and animal life is threatened on Earth)
11:30 p.m. | "The Half Hour," Comedy Central (season 3 premiere)

Saturday, June 7
8 | "Power," Starz (series premiere; nightclub owner hides secret criminal enterprise)
8 | "Looking for Mr. Right," Hallmark (movie; romance)
9 | "Life with LaToya," OWN (summer premiere)

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