Palm Beach is located approximately 40km north of the Sydney CBD and is a spot where I’ve never been before until the other day when I took my wife and daughter there. It’s a beautiful spot and I can imagine that it would be busy during the weekends with families and their kids flocking to the beach during the warmer seasons.
2 days, 8 hours, 10 minutes and 14 seconds – that’s exactly how long ago since our lives will be changed forever. My wife woke me up around 3am in the morning of the 12/10/12 and quietly said “Babe, I think it’s time”
Renewed for 2012/2013 Season
2 Broke Girls (CBS)
30 Rock NBC
48 Hours Mystery (CBS)
60 Minutes (CBS)
America’s Next Top Model (CW)
American Dad (Fox)
American Horror Story – Renewed for season 3 (expected to premiere 10/12)
American Idol FOX
Bachelor Pad (ABC)
Big Brother (CBS)
Blue Bloods (CBS)
Boardwalk Empire – Renewed for season 3
Bob’s Burgers FOX
Body of Proof
Boss (10 episodes)
Breaking Bad – One more season to air 16 episodes in 2012/2013
Call Me Fritz
Castle – Renewed for the 2012-13 season
Chicago Fire 1st Season
Cougar Town (TBS)
CSI (CBS) Series 13
CSI NY Series 9
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Dexter – Renewed through season 8
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC)
Falling Skies – Renewed for season 2 (expected to premiere summer, 2012)
Family Guy (Fox)
Flashpoint Concluding After Season 5
Franklin and Bash – Renewed for season 2 (expected to premiere summer, 2012)
Fringe – Renewed for 13 episodes for the 2012-13 season, which will be the series last season.
Futurama 7th Season
Game of Thrones – Renewed for the 2012-13 season (the series 3rd season)
Glee – Renewed for 2012-13 season
Gossip Girl (CW)
Grey’s Anatomy – Renewed for the 2012-13 season and all original cast members have signed on for 2 more years!
Grimm – Renewed for the 2012-13 season
Happy Endings (ABC)
Hart Of Dixie (CW)
Hawaii Five-O – Renewed for 2012-13 season
Hell on Wheels
Homeland – Renewed for season 2 (premiering 9/30/12)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Kitchen Nightmares (Fox)
Last Man Standing ABC
Law & Order: SVU – Renewed for the 2012-13 season
Longmire Renewed for 2nd Season
Mike & Molly (CBS)
Modern Family (ABC)
NCIS – Renewed for 2012-13 season
NCIS: Los Angeles – Renewed for 2012-13 season
New Girl (Fox)
Nurse Jackie – Renewed for season 3
Once Upon a Time – Renewed for the 2012-13 season
Parenthood – Renewed for the 2012-13 season
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Person of Interest – Renewed for 2012-13 season
Pretty Little Liars – Renewed for season 3
Private Practice (ABC)
Raising Hope (Fox)
Revenge – Renewed for the 2012-13 season.
Rules of Engagement renewed for a short 7th season.
Secret Millionaire (ABC)
Shark Tank (ABC)
Smash – Renewed for the 2012-13 season
So You Think You can Dance (Fox)
Sons of Anarchy
Supernatural – Renewed for the 2012-13 season
The Amazing Race (CBS)
The Bachelor (ABC)
The Bachelorette (ABC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
The Biggest Loser (NBC)
The Borgias – Renewed for the 2012-13 season
The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC)
The Cleveland Show (Fox)
The Client List – Renewed for the 2012-13 season
The Good Wife – Renewed for 2012-13 season
The Lying Game – Renewed for the 2012-13 season. Premiere expected late winter 2012/early 2012.
The Mentalist – Renewed for 2012-13 season
The Office (NBC)
The Simpsons (Fox)
The Vampire Diaries – Renewed for the 2012-13 season
The Voice (NBC)
The Walking Dead – renewed for season 3
The X Factor (Fox)
Touch – Renewed for the 2012-13 season
Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Undercover Boss (CBS)
Unforgetable Summer 2013 13 episodes
Up All Night (NBC)
White Collar – Renewed for season 4
Wife Swap (ABC)
Canceled for 2012/2013 Season
A Gifted Man (CBS)
Are You There, Chelsea? (NBC)
Best Friends Forever
Breaking In (Fox) Back 2012 to finish.
Charlie’s Angels (ABC)
CSI: Miami (CBS)
Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)
Free Agents (NBC)
Harry’s Law (NBC)
How to Be a Gentleman (CBS)
Man Up! (ABC)
Napoleon Dynamite (Fox)
The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC)
One Tree Hill (CW)
Pan Am (ABC)
The Finder (Fox)
The Firm (NBC)
The Playboy Club (NBC)
The River (ABC)
The Secret Circle
Prime Suspect (NBC)
Work It (ABC)
You Deserve It (ABC)
Pilots for 2012-2013 Season
Logline: Based on the British format, revolves around a man (Kyle Bornheimer) who is forced to put his dreams on hold in order to take over the family handyman business from his father (J.K. Simmons).
Cast: Kyle Bornheimer, J.K. Simmons, Leah Remini, Edi Gathegi, Johnny Pemberton, Danielle Nicolet
How To Live With Your Parents For The Rest Of Your Life
Logline: Polly (Sarah Chalke), a recently divorced single mom, moves in with her eccentric parents, Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and Max (Brad Garrett), a couple who are full of life but know no bounds.
Cast: Sarah Chalke, Brad Garrett, Elizabeth Perkins, Orlando Jones, John Dore, Rachel Eggleston, Rebecca Delgado Smith
Logline: Centers on the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine (led by Andre Braugher) who, after ignoring an order to fire nuclear missiles, wind up being hunted and escape to a NATO outpost where they declare themselves to be the world’s smallest nuclear nation.
Cast: Scott Speedman, Andre Braugher, Daisy Betts, Autumn Reeser, Jessy Schram Daniel Lissing, Camille de Pazzis, Sahr Ngaujau, Dichen Lachman, Omid Abtahi (recurring), Matt Gerald (recurring), Bruce Davison (recurring), Robert Patrick, Max Adler (guest)
Logline: After her “good ‘ol boy” rock star husband cheats on her and burns through most of their money, Reba (Reba McEntire) divorces him and moves her three kids and mom (Lily Tomlin) from Nashville to the only asset they have left — a little house in Malibu. *There she’ll try to reignite her own singing career and keep herself and her kids from being corrupted by the materialistic and rarified Malibu world she now calls home.
Cast: Reba McEntire, Lily Tomlin, Sara Rue, Julietta Angelo, Justin Prentice, Jai Rodriguez, Owen Teague, Jeffrey Nordling (guest star w/option to recur)
Logline: Drama series adapted from UK, which follows the lives of four female friends and their involvement in an array of illicit and complex relationships
Cast: Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Brett Tucker
Logline: A family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene revolving around one star at her peak (Connie Britton) and another on the rise (Hayden Panettiere).
Cast: Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Eric Close, Powers Boothe, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Robert Wisdom, Charles Esten, JD Souther (guest star)
Logline: Centers on a family (Lenny Venito, Jami Gertz, Isabella Camp, Clara Mamet, Max Charles) that moves into a coveted New Jersey gated community only to discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens disguised as humans.
Cast: Lenny Venito, Jami Gertz, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Tim Jo, Max Charles, Isabella Cramp, Clara Mamet, Ian Patrick
Logline: Based on the Dutch format, revolves around the widow (Radha Mitchell) of an assassinated criminal who is forced to adopt her husband’s role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family.Cast: Radha Mitchell, Lee Tergesen, Luke Goss, Rade Sherbedzija, Wil Traval, Suleka Mathew, Jaime Ray Newman, Sterling Beaumon, Jakob Salvati, Erin Moriarty, Anson Mount (guest star), Mido Hamada
666 Park Ave.
Logline: When a young couple (Dave Annabele, Rachael Taylor) accepts an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City, they unwittingly begin to experience supernatural occurrences, which complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building. Based on the book by Gabriella Pierce.
Cast: Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Dave Annable, Rachael Taylor, Mercedes Masohn, Robert Buckley, Helena Mattsson, Erik Palladino (guest)
Logline: A bizarre twist of fate pulls a man (Anthony Edwards) who’s spent 20 years as the editor of a skeptics magazine into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history.
Cast: Anthony Edwards, Michael Nyqvist, Carmen Ejogo, Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin, Jacinda Barrett
Ben & Kate
Logline: A single mother (Dakota Johnson) gets an assist from her brother (Nat Faxon) who moves in with her to help her raise her baby. The title character is a heightened version of Fox’s brother, Ben Fox.
Cast: Nat Faxon, Dakota Johnson, Lucy Punch, Maggie Jones, Echo Kellum, Austin Stowell (guest/recur)
Logline: A new thriller about an ex-FBI agent, Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), who leads the search to catch a diabolical serial killer, Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), who has created a cult of serial killers.
Cast: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Natalie Zea, Valorie Curry, Jeananne Goossen, Nico Tortorella, Adan Canto, Billy Brown, Kyle Catlett
Logline: High-concept family comedy about a father who leaves his fortune to his three children (Becki Newton, Scott Foley, Jake Lacy) — but only if they will agree to his terms.
Cast: Becki Newton, Scott Foley, Felisha Terrell, Jake Lacy, Melissa Tang
The Mindy Project
Logline: A young Bridget Jones-type doctor (Mindy Kaling) tries to navigate her personal and professional lives.
Cast: Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks, Chris Messina, Anna Camp, Zoe Jarmon, Dana DeLorenzo, Ed Helms (guest star), Bill Hader (guest star), Richard Schiff (guest star)
The Mob Doctor
Logline: A young female thoracic surgeon (Jordana Spiro) who becomes indebted to the South Chicago mafia is forced to moonlight as a “mob doctor” while also working full-time at Chicago’s most prominent hospital.
Cast: Jordana Spiro, Zach Gilford, William Forsythe, James Carpinello, Jesse Lee Soffer, Jamie Lee Kirchner, Floriana Lima, Zeljko Ivanek, Wendy Makkena
Logline: An office comedy revolving around a House-like veterinarian (Justin Kirk) who loves animals but typically hates their owners.
Cast: Justin Kirk, Tyler Labine, Bobby Lee, Amy Huberman
Logline: Action-driven drama exploring the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department
Cast: Taylor Kinney, Jesse Spencer, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, David Eigenberg, Charlie Barnett, Lauren German, Teri Reeves, Merle Dandridge
Do No Harm
Logline: A brilliant neurosurgeon (Steven Pasquale) wrestles with his dangerous alter-ego that threatens to wreak havoc on his personal and professional life.
Cast: Steven Pasquale, Phylicia Rashad, Alana De La Garza, Mousa Kraish, Michael Esper, Ruta Gedmintas
Logline: An irreverent yet charming sportscaster tries to move on from loss and finds solace with the members of his mandatory group therapy sessions.
Cast: Matthew Perry, Laura Benanti, Julie White, Suzy Nakamura, Allison Miller (second position to Terra Nova), Khary Payton, Bill Cobbs (guest star)
Guys With Kids
Logline: Three thirtysomething guys (Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger, Anthony Anderson) who enjoy the adventures of parenting despite the fact that they haven’t grown up themselves.
Cast: Jesse Bradford, Anthony Anderson, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Tempestt Bledsoe, Zach Cregger, Sara Rue (guest star)
Logline: An opulent soap in which a female detective (Meagan Good) returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in — as the maid’s daughter — to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend.
Cast: Meagan Good, Tate Donovan, Victor Garber, Neil Jackson, Katherine LaNasa, Laz Alonso, Ella Rae Peck
The New Normal
Logline: Revolves around a blended family of a gay couple (Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha) and the woman (Georgia King) who becomes a surrogate for them as they grow their family.
Cast: Andrew Rannells, Ellen Barkin, Justin Bartha, Georgia King, Bebe Wood, Jayson Blair (guest/recur), Nene Leakes (recur)
Logline: A gender comedy revolving around a brash alpha male DJ (Dane Cook) and his feminist co-host (Collette Wolfe) set in the office of a satellite radio station.
Cast: Dane Cook, Collette Wolfe, Joy Osmanski, Ryan Devlin (guest/recur), Wole Parks, Jeffrey Tambor (guest star)
Logline: In the epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.
Cast: Billy Burke, David Lyons, Giancarlo Esposito, Tracy Spiradakos, Graham Rogers, Anna Lise Phillips, Tim Guinee, Andrea Roth, JD Pardo, Zak Orth
Logline: A woman (Anne Heche) who lets herself go in a broken marriage transforms into a version of herself and creates miracles along the way.
Cast: Anne Heche, Alexandra Breckenridge, Michael Landes, Heather Burns, Madison Davenport, Lamman Rucker
Logline: What happens when you’re the most ordinary family in the world but your father is the president (Bill Pullman) of the United States? A modern family-type of show set in the White House where all the kids are far from perfect.
Cast: Bill Pullman, Jenna Elfman, Josh Gad, Brittany Snow Martha MacIsaac, Andre Holland, Amara Miller, Benjamin Stockham
Logline: Small screen take on Thomas Harris’s signature character which will explore his early dealings with a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers
Cast: Hugh Dancy
Logline: Based on the DC Comics title, published by DC Entertainment, this hourlong drama is a modern retelling of the legendary DC Comics character Green Arrow (Stephen Amell).
Cast: Stephen Amell, Paul Blackthorne (second position to ABC’s The River), Jamey Sheridan, David Ramsey, Colin Donnell, Susanna Thompson (guest/recurring), Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Colin Salmon (recurring)
Beauty and the Beast
Logline: Loosely based on CBS’ Beauty and the Beast series from the 1980s, this is a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural twist. Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk is the Beauty to Jay Ryan’s Beast.
Cast: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Austin Basis, Nicole Gale Anderson, Nina Lisandrello, Max Brown, Brian White
The Carrie Diaries
Logline: Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, a young Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) comes of age in the 1980s, asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan.
Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Brendan Dooling, Freema Agyeman, Stefania Owen, Katie Findlay, Ellen Wong, Matt Letscher, Chloe Bridges
Logline: An inquisitive young female production assistant (Jessica Lucas) on a wildly popular television show joins a journalist blogger (Matt Davis) in investigating the show’s rabid fans. Together, the duo finds the fans might be re-creating crime scenes from the show in their real lives — behavior that has lead to a rash of disappearances and a likely murder.
Cast: Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal, Robert Knepper, Andrew Leeds (guest in the pilot w/option to recur)
Logline: Glad to leave her nerdy past behind for a fresh start in the adult professional world, a newly minted doctor (Mamie Gummer) discovers that, sadly and comically, life at the hospital where she works is no different than high school.
Cast: Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Michael Rady, Jack Coleman, Kelly J. McCreary, Aja Naomi King, Necar Zadegan
Logline: A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the famed detective (Jonny Lee Miller) now living in New York City, with Watson to be played by Lucy Liu.
Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn
Logline: Period piece set in the 1960s centered on the true story of Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid) — rodeo cowboy turned longtime Sheriff of Las Vegas.
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Jason O’Mara, Carrie-Anne Moss, Taylor Handley
Made in New Jersey
Logline: A legal drama that centers on a working-class woman (Janet Montgomery) who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a top New York law firm.
Cast: Janet Montgomery, Stephanie March, Kyle MacLachlan, Erin Cummings, Toni Trucks, Felix Solis, Pablo Schreiber, Donna Murphy
Golden BoyLogline: Revolves around the making of a man and tracks one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to police commissioner (Theo James).
Cast: Holt McCallany, Bonnie Somerville, Theo James, Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro, Stella Maeve
Logline: Twentysomething best friends (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicholas Braun) move from their hometown of Bloomington, Ind., to L.A. to begin their new lives working at Groupon. Evan has trouble breaking his old slothful habits and rather than going out after work to explore L.A. and meet new people, he prefers to play online poker with his friends back home. Rob has different plans and is determined to drag Evan, kicking and screaming, along with him.
Cast: Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Parvesh Cheena, Tim Robinson, Liz Holtan (guest star), Nicholas Braun, Dan Ahdoot
Logline: A personal story of two lifelong friends and their business partners. Architects Charlie (David Krumholtz) and Louis’ (Michael Urie) friendship has lasted longer than either of their romantic relationships and almost seems like a weird marriage. When Charlie decides to propose to his girlfriend, Louis’ neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in the breakup of his own relationship.
Cast: Sophia Bush, Michael Urie, David Krumholtz, Brandon Routh,
Summer TV Premiere Dates 2012: Guide To New And Returning Shows
MAY 2012 PREMIERES
“Sherlock” Season 2 premiere
Sun., May 6, 9 p.m. ET on PBS
This sleek BBC update on the classic tales of Sherlock Holmes was nominated for an Emmy and won the BAFTA Award for Best Drama Series — and for good reason. If you missed Season 1, it’s easy to catch up: The three 90-minute episodes are streaming on Netflix.
“Around the World in 80 Plates” series premiere
Wed., May 9, 10 p.m. ET on Bravo
If “Top Chef” contestants were sent on a trip around the world, you’d have something as frenetic and fascinatingly food-filled as “80 Plates.” First stop: London.
“Common Law” series premiere
Fri., May 11, 10 p.m. ET on USA
Police partners Travis Marks (Michael Ealy) and Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole) can work together, they just can’t get along. So their captain orders them to couples therapy with Dr. Ryan, played by Sonya Walger.
“Food Network Star” Season 8 premiere
Sun., May 12, 9 p.m. ET on Food Network
They’re shaking things up this season, with Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis and Alton Brown picking teams to coach the contestants to the grand finale and the chance to win their own Food Network cooking show.
“Sister Wives” Season 3 premiere
Sun., May 13, 9 p.m. ET on TLC
Kody Brown, his four wives and their 17 children are back, and this season finds them trying to get settled in Las Vegas while Kody looks for a home big enough for all of them.
“America’s Got Talent” Season 7 premiere
Mon., May 14, 8 p.m. ET on NBC
Howard Stern is coming to TV — is there anything else to say?
“The Bachelorette” 90-minute Season 8 premiere
Mon., May 14, 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC
It’s single mom Emily Maynard’s turn to date a bunch of men, go on fabulous dates and hopefully, find everlasting love … or at least someone to propose to and then break up with.
“Pregnant In Heels” Season 2 premiere
Tues., May 15, 10 p.m. ET on Bravo
Pregnancy concierge extraordinaire Rosie Pope is pregnant (in heels, naturally) with her third child when Season 2 kicks off, but that doesn’t make dealing with her demanding clients and growing empire any less hectic.
“Duets” series premiere
Thurs., May 24, 8 p.m. ET on ABC
Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke aren’t just judges or mentors for this new reality singing competition — they’re partners with their wannabe contestants. The best amateur duet partner wins a recording contract with Hollywood Records.
“So You Think You Can Dance” two-hour Season 9 premiere
Thurs., May 24 8 p.m. ET on Fox; moves to regular time slot on Wed., May 30, 8 p.m. ET
Less is more in the case of “SYTYCD” this season. No, we won’t have an extra elimination show each week, but maybe that’ll make the one episode a week that we do still get even more of a must-see.
“Rookie Blue” Season 3 premiere
Thurs., May 24, 10 p.m. ET on ABC
“Rookie Blue” is the little summer cop show that could. Now in its third season, here’s hoping the action and emotion for these rookie cops gets kicked up a few notches to really get noticed.
“Men at Work” series premiere
Thurs., May 24, 10 p.m. ET on TBS
A sitcom about four best buds and coworkers — Milo (Danny Masterson), the recent dumpee; Gibbs (James Lesure), the ladies man; Tyler (Michael Cassidy), the sophisticated one; and Neal (Adam Busch), the one with the girlfriend — who help each other navigate life.
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” original movie
Mon., May 28, 9 p.m. on HBO
This made-for-TV movie follows the love story of Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) and Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman), one of America’s most famous literary couples, from their meeting in 1936 through their exciting and tumultuous five-year marriage.
“Hatfields & McCoys” premiere
Mon., May 28, 9 p.m. ET on History
History goes Wild West for this three-part miniseries, all about one of the most infamous rivalries in American history, starring Kevin Costner as “Devil” Anse Hatfield and Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy.
“The Catalina” series premiere
Tues., May 29, 8 p.m. ET on The CW
A new sun-soaked reality series about the hot young staff at The Catalina hotel in Miami’s sexy South Beach neighborhood.
“Design Star” Season 7 premiere
Tues., May 29, 9 p.m. ET on HGTV
Twelve new designers from all over the country will be vying for the ultimate reality TV prize: their own HGTV show. We’ve missed judges Genevieve Gorder and Vern Yip’s brutally honest banter and, of course, Season 1 winner David Bromstad’s charm.
“Workaholics” Season 3 premiere
Tues., May 29, 10:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central
Co-workers, roommates and friends Blake, Adam and Ders are back for more partying on this underrated offbeat Comedy Central sitcom.
“Dogs in the City” series premiere
Wed., May 30, 8 p.m. ET on CBS
A different kind of dog whisperer, expert Justin Silver will be helping New York City dog owners with their various canine conundrums.
“Melissa & Joey” one-hour Season 2 premiere
Wed., May 30, 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family
Mel and Joe are back for more family hijinks and sexual tension in this throwback sitcom.
“Breaking Pointe” series premiere
Thurs., May 31, 8 p.m. ET on The CW
This new reality show takes place at Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Utah, one of the most intensely competitive dance companies in the country. They have dance moms there too, don’t they?
JUNE 2012 PREMIERES
“Secret Millionaire” Season 3 premiere
Sun., June 3, 8 p.m. ET on ABC
Sunday’s most uplifting reality show is back with even more millionaires rewarding deserving people and heroes of their communities with cold hard cash.
“Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” Season 2 premiere
Sun., June 3, 9 p.m. ET on ABC
Get ready for more inspiring total life makeovers as ABC’s weight loss show returns with all new stories of obese people ready to make major life changes on TV.
“Drop Dead Diva” Season 4 premiere
Sun., June 3, 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime
Now that Grayson knows and is totally smitten with Jane, how will that change their dynamic? And will Jane return to the firm? And will Fred return at all, especially now that Ben Feldman is on “Mad Men”? And what about Parker and Kim? And then there’s the other Kim (Kardashian) guest starring in the season premiere … so yeah, big season, lots of questions, can’t wait.
“The Glades” Season 3 premiere
Sun, June 3, 9 p.m. ET on A&E
There’s an endless supply of mysterious murders in the Everglades, and it’s up to Jim Longworth to solve them.
“Longmire” series premiere
Sun., June 3, 10 p.m. ET on A&E
A modern take on both Westerns and crime thrillers, “Longmire” follows a small-town sheriff in Wyoming (Robert Taylor) as he tries to rebuild his life after being widowed, with help from a new deputy (Katee Sackhoff) and his oldest pal (Lou Diamond Phillips).
“Teen Wolf” two-part Season 2 premiere
Sun., June 3, 11 p.m. ET & Mon., June 4, 10 p.m. ET on MTV
A new breed of monster in tearing up the town, sparking another bloody war. Can Scott and Crystal ever just be happy together? According to the Season 2 trailer, outlook’s not so good.
“Hell’s Kitchen” two-night Season 10 premiere
Mon., June 4, 8 p.m. ET & Tues., June 5, 8 p.m. ET on Fox
He’s ba-ack! Let’s hope the wannabe chefs have been working on their Beef Wellington recipes. We know how picky Gordon Ramsay can be …
“MasterChef” two-night Season 3 premiere
Mon., June 4, 9 p.m. ET & Tues., June 5, 9 p.m. ET on Fox
And for even more Gordon goodness — and the added bonus of his fellow judges, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich — “MasterChef” is heating up this season with the most promising and talented bunch of home cooks yet.
“Push Girls” series premiere
Mon., June 4, 10 p.m. ET on Sundance
An inspiring, refreshing look at why life in a wheelchair doesn’t have to handicap you, these “Push Girls” are strong, fearless, take-no-prisoners badasses.
“Pretty Little Liars” Season 3 premiere
Tues., June 5, 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family
Now that we know who “A” is, what does that mean for our favorite liars? After a (thankfully) very short break between seasons, we can’t wait to see who their next big enemy is.
“Jane By Design” Season 1 summer premiere
Tues., June 5, 9 p.m. ET on ABC Family
Jane is back, and we’ll finally get to meet Jane’s long-lost mother, played by Teri Hatcher.
“Rizzoli & Isles” Season 3 premiere
Tues., June 5, 9 p.m. ET on TNT
The ladies are back, but can they fix their broken relationship? After last season’s insane finale, we wonder …
“Franklin & Bash” Season 2 premiere
Tues., June 5, 10 p.m. ET on TNT
We’re not sure we’d actually hire Franklin and Bash to defend us, but that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t have fun watching them try.
“Royal Pains” Season 4 premiere
Wed., June 6, 9 p.m. ET on USA
Hank, Evan and the gang are back for more quirky medical cases in the tony Hamptons.
“Necessary Roughness” Season 2 premiere
Wed., June 6, 10 p.m. ET on USA
Football season has begun and the doctor is in — Dr. Dani (Callie Thorne) and the ever-plagued Hawks players are back for more unconventional therapy sessions. Now if only Dani can get her own personal life in check.
“Love in the Wild” two-hour Season 2 premiere
Thurs., June 7, 8 p.m. ET on NBC
People find love in some pretty unexpected places, so why not in the middle of nowhere? With new host Jenny McCarthy, this adventure dating show is back for another summer of love.
“The Choice” series premiere
Thurs., June 7, 9 p.m. ET on Fox
“The Choice” steals “The Voice’s” spinning chair surprise reveal hook and uses it for a reality dating show — with single celebrities like Carmen Electra, Joe Jonas, Warren Sapp and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino looking to find love.
“Saving Hope” series premiere
Thurs., June 7, 10 p.m. ET on NBC
A new hour-long medical drama series with an ensemble cast that includes “Smallville’s” Erica Durance and “The Vampire Diaries'” Daniel Gillies.
“Comedy Bang! Bang!” series premiere
Fri., June 8, 10 p.m. ET on IFC
Based on Scott Aukerman’s award-winning podcast, this offbeat sitcom is about a late night talk show-within-the-show, peppered with sketches and featuring an insane list of some of the biggest names in comedy as guests.
“Bunk” series premiere
Fri., June 8, 10:30 p.m. ET on IFC
Take a classic TV game show, make celebrities sing, dance, draw and improv as the contestants and give them bizarre prizes, then you’ve got something resembling this new IFC show, hosted by Kurt Braunohler.
“True Blood” Season 5 premiere
Sun., June 10, 9 p.m. on HBO
Waiting sucks, but the wait is almost over for Season 5, which picks up right where the shocking Season 4 finale left off. One thing we’re especially excited for: finally flashing back to see how Eric turned Pam.
“Our America With Lisa Ling” Season 2 summer premiere
Sun., June 10, 10 p.m. ET on OWN
Lisa Ling continues to shed light on those facets of American life that aren’t always publicized, from faith healers, polygamists and sex offenders to veterans of war.
“Tia & Tamera” Season 2 premiere
Mon., June 11, 8 p.m. ET on Style
These “Sister, Sister” twins are all grown up, but they’re still pretty in sync. Last season was all about Tia’s pregnancy and Tamera’s wedding, and this season, it’s Tamera’s turn to prepare for motherhood.
“The Secret Life of the American Teenager” Season 5 premiere
Mon., June 11, 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family
With a new season ending just a week after the Season 4 finale, it’s anyone’s guess where Amy and her fellow teenagers will be, but the third episode of this season marks their 100th — a huge milestone and a first for any ABC Family series.
“Bunheads” series premiere
Mon., June 11, 9 p.m. ET on ABC Family
Michelle (Sutton Foster) goes from sexy Vegas showgirl to small-town ballet instructor in this new series from “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino.
“Dallas” series premiere
Wed., June 13, 9 p.m. ET on TNT
Welcome back to Southfork Ranch, where the “Dallas” alum and some fresh blood are still scheming and backstabbing for the rights to that black gold bubbling under the surface in their own backyard.
“Burn Notice” Season 6 premiere
June 14, 10 p.m. ET on USA
The gang’s all back — except Fiona. Is she really gone for good? And what does that mean for Michael Westen?
“Suits” Season 2 premiere
Thurs., June 14, 10 p.m. ET on USA
“Suits” was a surprise hit last summer with some of the best chemistry on TV, and we can’t wait to see what Mike and Harvey pull off next in their unlikely legal partnership.
“Falling Skies” Season 2 premiere
Sun., June 17, 9 p.m. ET on TNT
Season 2 picks up three months after Tom (Noah Wyle) went aboard that alien ship, and his kids are still searching for him while helping to lead the 2nd Mass alongside Captain Weaver (Will Patton).
“Baby Daddy” series premiere
Wed., June 20, 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC Family
This new sitcom follows twentysomething Ben, who finds a baby on his doorstep left by an ex and instantly becomes a new dad. Ben decides to raise the child with help from his mom, brother, best friend and gal pal who might be more.
“Inside Men” series premiere
Wed., June 20, 10 p.m. ET on BBC America
This thrilling drama follows three security company employees who are planning a multi-million dollar heist, with the story all told from their perspectives.
“Futurama” Season 7 premiere
Wed., June 20, 10 p.m. ET on Comedy Central
Basking in the glow of their big Emmy win last year, this sci-fi animated sitcom takes us back to the 31st century with a new season, kicking off with two back-to-back episodes, and 13 new episodes total.
“The Soul Man” series premiere
Wed., June 20, 10 p.m. ET on TV Land
In this “Hot In Cleveland” spinoff, R&B singer Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine (Cedric “The Entertainer”) leaves the glitz and glamour of being a soul superstar in Vegas to take over preaching duties as Reverend of his father’s church in St. Louis, with his reluctant wife Lolli (Niecy Nash) and family in tow.
“The Exes” Season 2 premiere
Wed., June 20, 10:30 p.m. ET on TV Land
What’ll happen next with Holly (Kristen Johnston) and Phil (Donald Faison)? And can we please get Ken Marino back to guest star as Holly’s ex?
“Snooki & JWoww” series premiere
Thurs., June 21, 10 p.m. ET on MTV
Snooki and JWoww are leaving the “Jersey Shore” house to move into their own place together, and Snooki’s big baby and engagement news means that this is kind of their last hurrah to live it up as single best friends.
“The Newsroom” series premiere
Sun., June 24, 10 p.m. on HBO
Aaron Sorkin’s latest TV drama takes a look behind the scenes at a nightly cable news show just trying to put out the best show possible with an unpredictable anchor (Jeff Daniels), a demanding boss (Sam Waterston), a flighty producer (Emily Mortimer) and the show’s largely unmotivated staff (Olivia Munn, Dev Patel and Alison Pill).
“The Great Escape” series premiere
Sun., June 24, 10 p.m. ET on TNT
TNT’s first reality competition show, executive produced by Ron Howard, will follow three teams each week as they fight for a big cash prize by making it through Hollywood blockbuster-style challenges in unique locations.
“Aqua Teen Hunger Force” Season 9
Sun., June 24, 11:45 p.m. on Adult Swim
At this point, they’re just calling it “Aqua Something You Know Whatever” … which is fitting, don’t you think?
“Craft Wars” series premiere
Tues., June 26, 10 p.m. ET on TLC
Tori Spelling hosts this new TLC crafting competition show that pits three crafters against each other each week for challenges in all areas of crafting.
“Wipeout” Season 5 summer premiere
Thurs., June 28, 9 p.m. ET on ABC
Will the big balls ever stop being funny?
“Anger Management” series premiere with back-to-back episodes
Thurs., June 28, 9 p.m. ET on FX
Yep, Charlie Sheen’s back on TV with this re-imagining of the 2003 Jack Nicholson/Adam Sandler movie of the same name. Sheen will play an anger management therapist with unconventional methods who needs just as much counseling as his patients.
“Wilfred” Season 2 premiere
Thurs., June 28, 10 p.m. ET on FX
Sometimes man’s best friend is just another man in a dog costume. This trippy take on the hit Australian comedy returns with Jason Gann back in the shaggy Wilfred suit and Elijah Wood’s character’s life falling apart because of it.
“Awkward.” Season 2 premiere
Thurs., June 28, 10:30 p.m. ET on MTV
Are you Team Matty or Team Jake? We’re totally Team Jenna and can’t wait for this delightful show to return.
“Louie” Season 3 premiere
Thurs., June 28, 10:30 p.m. ET on FX
Louis C.K. is back with more brutally honest comedy, loosely based on his real life. Last season was a revelation, and we’re happy the show has really found its stride.
“Brand X with Russell Brand” series premiere
Thurs., June 28, 11 p.m. ET on FX
Russell Brand is tackling late night with this new comedy show, which looks nothing like a traditional talk show (thank god) — it’s basically six half-hour comedy specials featuring Brand’s signature style of stand-up, shot in front of a live audience.
JULY & AUGUST 2012 PREMIERES
“Weeds” Season 8 premiere
Sun., July 1, 10 p.m. ET on Showtime
You don’t screw over as many people as Nancy Botwin has and not have a few enemies out to get you. So who shot at Nancy and her family at the end of last season? (Hint: It’s someone we know from her past.) And was anyone hit? We long for the simpler days in Agrestic, but at this point, we’re curious if Nancy will ever get what’s coming to her.
“Episodes” Season 2 premiere
Sun., July 1, 10:30 p.m. ET on Showtime
You might’ve written off Matt LeBlanc playing “himself” as just another stunt, but his Golden Globe win helped legitimize this role a bit for doubters. The fact that he plays an insanely self-absorbed, clueless version of himself whose well-endowed nature is frequently referenced? Well, that’s just a bonus.
“Web Therapy” Season 2 premiere
Mon., July 2, 11 p.m. ET on Showtime
Lisa Kudrow’s online therapist Fiona Wallice just makes us feel so … sane. In Season 2’s 10 episodes, we’ll see patients played by Meryl Streep, Conan O’Brien, Rosie O’Donnell, Molly Shannon, Minnie Driver and Selma Blair, among others.
“The Closer” Season 7 summer premiere
Mon., July 9, 9 p.m. ET on TNT
Wrapping up its final season with a bonus six episodes to launch the spinoff, “Major Crimes” (more on that in August premieres), get ready to say goodbye to sassy, sweet-eating Brenda Leigh Johnson forever.
“Perception” series premiere
Mon., July 9, 10 p.m. ET on TNT
Everything isn’t always what it seems, and this new drama proves that one man’s perception is another man’s truth … and possibly another man’s hallucination. Eric McCormack returns to TV as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a slightly unhinged professor and neuroscientist who helps the FBI out with tough cases.
“Opening Act” series premiere
Mon., July 9, 10 p.m. ET on E!
A new reality series from “American Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe, this one plucks musical acts from online obscurity, giving them the chance to open huge concerts for artists like Rod Stewart, Brad Paisley and Nicki Minaj. Mary J. Blige will be helping Lythgoe choose the lucky groups.
“Trust Us With Your Life” series premiere
Tues., July 10, 9 p.m. ET on ABC
Improv is back on TV with this new show, from the creators of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” hosted by Fred Willard. Celebrities like Ricky Gervais and Florence Henderson tell funny life stories while the cast of improvisers reenacts them.
“White Collar” Season 4 premiere
Tues., July 10 at 9 p.m. ET on USA
With a sunny new locale to kick things off (they shot in Puerto Rico), “Smallville” and “V” alum Laura Vandervoort joining the cast, likely as a new love interest for Neal (Matt Bomer), and Mekhi Phifer stopping by to play a federal agent, this season sounds especially steamy.
“Covert Affairs” Season 3 premiere
July 10 at 10 p.m. ET on USA
This sexy summer spy drama is back, and now that Annie’s finally found her footing as an agent, with her first kill under her belt, the action can only get bigger. Rumor has it, they’ve shot episodes in Istanbul, Stockholm and Jordan already this season.
“Final Witness” series premiere
Tues., July 10, 10 p.m. ET on ABC
A new true crime series that takes a different look at some very shocking murder cases, all told from the victim’s point of view.
“Damages” Season 5 premiere
Wed., July 11, 10 p.m. ET on DirecTV
The fifth and final season of this onetime FX hit that made the move to DirecTV last year is sure to be explosive. We may never get all the answers about Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne), but we sure love to watch them spar.
“The Franchise” one-hour Season 2 premiere
Wed., July 11, 9 p.m. ET on Showtime
Major League Baseball just got a little sexier: This sports doc series is going behind the bullpen with the Miami Marlins this season.
“Beverly Hills Nannies” series premiere
Wed., July 11, 9 p.m. ET on ABC Family
From the people who brought us “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” comes a new reality docuseries about the nannies who work in La-La-Land’s most exclusive zip code.
“Big Brother” Season 14 premiere
Thurs., July 12, 9 p.m. ET on CBS
We don’t know what the season’s big twists will be yet, but we’ll bet it’s something big — after 13 season, it has to be.
“The Real L Word” Season 3 premiere
Thurs., July 12, 10 p.m. ET on Showtime
Showtime’s hit “The L Word” told stories of lesbians living in Los Angeles, but no matter how dramatic things got, they could never rival the real thing — these ladies are completely uninhibited, making this a fascinating guilty pleasure. Plus, this summer, they’re adding some New York lesbians.
“Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse” Season 2 premiere
Fri., July 13, 9 p.m. ET on TBS
Based on Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married”? movies, this show stars Tasha Smith and MIchael Jai White as a married couple just trying to juggle it all while keeping their marriage intact.
“Leverage” Season 5 premiere
Sun., July 15, 8 p.m. ET on TNT
There are plenty of cop shows on TV, but for those who like to see things from the thieves’ perspectives, this show sets up new heists each week.
“Political Animals” series premiere
Sun., July 15, 10 p.m. ET on USA
This six-part Washington, D.C.-based drama series boasts an impressive ensemble cast — including Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, Ellen Burstyn, Adrian Pasdar and James Wolk — and an incredibly intriguing story full of scandal and political corruption.
“Breaking Bad” Season 5 premiere
Sun., July 15, 10 p.m. ET on AMC
The much-anticipated fifth and final season will be split in two, according to star Bryan Cranston, with the first half airing starting in July, and the second half in 2013. They’re picking up right where we left off in the jaw-dropping Season 4 finale.
“Small Town Security” series premiere
Sun., July 15, 11 p.m. ET on AMC
This new reality series centers on a family-owned private security company in rural Georgia. We wonder if they have the same “security” problems that Walter White and Co. experience in Albuquerque …
“Sullivan & Son” series premiere
Thurs., July 19, 10 p.m. ET on TBS
From executive producer Vince Vaughn, this new sitcom stars comedian Steve Byrne as Steve, a guy who takes over his family’s Pittsburgh bar.
“3” 90-minute series premiere
Sun., July 22, 9 p.m. ET on CBS
Based on a hit Israeli reality dating show, “3” follows three very different women as they meet hundreds of men who could possibly be their soul mates.
“Bachelor Pad” Season 3 premiere
Mon., July 23, 8 p.m. ET on ABC
As long as there are people willing to look for love on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” there will plenty of cast-offs to fill the “Bachelor Pad” house.
“Hell On Wheels” Season 2 premiere
Sun., Aug. 12, 9 p.m. ET on AMC
This post-Civil War drama returns, and former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) is still out to find the Union soldiers who made his life a living hell.
“Major Crimes” series premiere
Mon., Aug. 13 at 10 p.m. ET on TNT; moves to regular timeslot Mon., Aug. 20, 9 p.m. ET
This much-anticipated spin-off of “The Closer” will hopefully make the loss of that fan-favorite show a little easier on viewers with continuing characters, including Mary McDonnell’s Captain Sharon Raydor and G.W. Bailey’s Detective Lt. Louie Provenza.
“Boss” Season 2 premiere
Fri., Aug. 17, 10 p.m. ET on Starz
Kelsey Grammer’s drama wasn’t exactly a ratings hit, but it did score some Golden Globe love and a second season pickup before the first season even premiered. We ended last season on election day, but this season Mayor Tom Kane promises that he will tear it all down if needed — and if his disease doesn’t take him down first.
“Married to Jonas” series premiere
Sun., Aug. 19, 10 p.m. ET on E!
The latest couple to share their married life on reality TV: Kevin Jonas and his wife, Danielle. Other JoBro cameos are all but guaranteed.
“Hotel Hell” series premere
Originally slated to premiere in June, Fox moved it to later this summer, TBD
And now, a new Gordon Ramsay show (“Hell’s Kitchen” and “MasterChef” just aren’t enough for some) to complete what Fox has dubbed the “Summer of Gordon.” This one follows him as he whips ailing hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts into shape.
Donna and I needed a much needed break so we decided to head up north to Port Stephens for a weekend. Our baby is due to arrive in less than 3 months so this is our last chance to get away. I don’t think I’ve ever been to Port Stephens which is 2.5 hours north of where we live. I’m guessing this place is quite popular during the Summer season. Being winter it wasn’t really busy as you can imagine, but the weather was brilliant so it was enough to get the families out onto the foreshore of Nelson Bay.
Let’s talk about cameras, the rumoured release of the D600 to be exact. I’ve had the D700 now for almost 9 months now and I have grown to love it since defecting from Canon. I have also learned so much from it so the question for me is – Have I reached the point where the limitations of my D700 is holding me back? – The answer is No. “G.A.S” or more commonly known as Gear Acquisition Syndrome is a serious disorder, I know this because I once suffered from it but the good thing is, I’m on my way to a full recovery…hopefully. Until, I saw the imminent/rumoured release of the cheaper version FX camera body from Nikon – The Nikon D600.
When I started the original blog post about our recent trip to New Zealand, I soon realised that I was not going to be able to cover it in one sitting. I’ve decided to separate them into days but I have to get through them quickly while it’s fresh on my mind. I guess I’ll pick it up from where I left off which is Lanarche Castle in Dunedin. When we had enough of the castle photos, we decided that it was time to get on the road again and head out to Te Anau which is in the South Eastern tip of the South Island, from there we had planned on driving to Milford Sound rather than taking a tour. Te Anau is a few minutes short of a 4 hour trip which is not as exciting as the previous days drive. There are still some very nice landscapes along the way but mostly it was dominated by farm land. The drive to Te Anau was uneventful except for the stone chip I got on the car, courtesy of a flat bed semi trailer which I was passing as we went through the town of Lumsden.
Landscape photography is something that I have always admired and I envy those who are dedicated enough to drive/fly/hike to various exotic locations and come out with some absolutely stunning captures. Most of my photography consists of portraits and events which I have enjoyed doing. I love being able to capture the moments, the emotions and bringing out the best from my subjects, but I think there is something special about capturing wide open landscapes and seascapes. I wanted to try it and I have my wife to thank for forcing my hand at it.
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