PITNB’s Summer 2012 TV Guide


I’ll be honest with you guys. I sort of have no idea what’s on TV anymore. I’ve had my head in the movies for the past 6-9 months and have gotten way behind in TV-watching. Trust me, I’m not one of those people who’s like, “Oh my God! I don’t even have TIME to watch TV!” I’ve had the time, I was just using it on Netflix. But that’s all going to change… starting… now.

I’m willing to make the important changes in my life for the PITNBrs, and this list (composed with the help of the good folks at The Huffington Post) is as much for me as it is for you.

Now, despite my little hiatus I’m not completely out of the TV loop and there are a few shows that I know to be pumped about. I caught the season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance a couple of weeks ago and can’t wait to see what else happens. The Real World is coming back for its Umpteenth season and even though those damn kids get on my nerves, I’ll be watching them work through their sexual, emotional, and socially-biased frustrations at the end of this month. And of course there’s my current favorite show which, at one point, took over my life in a somehwat unhealthy way; Weeds is back for it’s 8th Season and I plan to be physically and emotionally unavailable (sorry, kids) on July 1st at 10 pm.

But the new show that I’m most interested in is The Newsroom. Peep the trailer (along with the others) below.

There are so many other shows I can’t wait to see/get caught up on that I’m ordering my DVR now (seriously, on the phone with Cablevision as I type). In fact, you should probably go get your remote before experiencing this list. It’s ok, I’ll wait… Got it? Good. Let’s go. Also, check out the gallery at the end of the page, and tell us what you’re watching or DVRing this summer!

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  • ClaireMichelle

    My summer TV list always includes Pretty Little Liars and Leverage on TNT! It always bums me out that Leverage never shows up on Summer TV Guides. It’s a great show with a lot of humor. Just sayin’… >:)

    • Thanks for the comment ClaireMichelle– see page 4

    • ClaireMichelle

      Haha, oh my gosh! Yay! Thank you!

  • Z

    I realize that for the sake of your work on this blog, you do need to keep up w/ pop culture, but when people talk about needing to keep up w/ certain TV shows or make time to watch more TV, I can’t help but cringe. I think we’d all be a lot healthier, mentally and physically, if we unplugged from TV, movies, and the internet a little more. This is probably the wrong forum to be posting that but those are my feelings. :P Anyway, good luck w/ your new life/work goals I guess?

    • Thanks Z– I hear you, trust. I didn’t have cable for the first 20-something years of my life and I know how to live with books as my only form of entertainment. But YEAH, I will also need to incorporate the things that are currently interesting to the PITNBrs. My goal is to talk about all of these things, but from what I hope will be a somewhat creative, even intellectual perspective. So never fear– I’m also secretly plotting on starting a Pink Is The New Book club.

      Thanks for your sincere thoughts– this is absolutely the right forum for these kind of comments.

    • Shannon

      Double yes!!!

  • Shannon

    Yesssss to a PITN book club!!!!!

  • Natasha

    The Newsroom looks amazing!!! And it’s on HBO so maybe it won’t be cancelled after just one season for being too intelligent. I can only hope.

    • Natasha, I agree! First full episode will be on our site later today!

  • Erica

    What is the ridiculousness Fox has George Lopez hosting before The Choice? I got sucked into it last night and it was…bad. But trainwreck-I-have-to-keep-watching bad!

    • Erica, George Lopez is LIKE that! I have a love/hate/why am I watching him and laughing relationship with him too.

  • Jess

    Shannon, have you ever watched ‘Rookie Blue’ on Abc? It’s 3rd season just started a few weeks ago and if feels like the perfect summer show..although I may be biased considering it, and I, are both Canucks.

    • Jess, thanks for the recommendation. I haven’t seen it, but I’m on the prowl for some episodes now!

  • Jenni

    thanks for the recommendations!

    • You’re welcome Jenni!

      Sorry ya’ll, I’m just seeing some of these comments!

  • Ashley

    dont know if you heard but the 8th season of weeds will be its last! its my all time favorite so im so sad…just thought u should know!

    • Whhhhaaaaaaat?!?!?! NOOOOO! Had no idea!

  • Athena

    haha- for sure i’m watching pretty little liars (as much as my husband makes fun of me), same goes for keeping up with the k’s and sytycd! Other show’s my dvr are set to record (not on the list)- drop dead diva, through the wormhole with morgan freeman (already 3 episodes deep, just found out tonight!), the universe, real housewives of new jersey (i flip flop between team melissa vs team teresa), and i guess i’ll check out the new season of futurama. :)

    • Athena, Thanks for commenting. Futurama fan, huh? That show is so weird/funny/weird. But Adult Swim is so fun in general, lol.

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