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Summer TV Premiere Dates 2012: Guide To New And Returning Shows

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted:   |  Updated: 06/01/2012 9:23 pm EDT

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Summer TV premiere dates

We know you're probably preparing yourselves for the season finales of some of your favorite shows, but there's plenty of new and returning series premiering this summer to not just tide you over until the fall, but completely entertain you.

From "True Blood" Season 5 to the premiere of TNT's new "Dallas" reboot to the TV return of Charlie Sheen in FX's "Anger Management" to the beginning of the end of fan-favorite shows "The Closer" and "Damages," we've got you covered with all of the most important summer TV premiere dates.

For those who think summer TV is just filler, this lineup proves otherwise: HBO's new Aaron Sorkin series "The Newsroom" will make its debut, as will USA's ambitious and star-studded "Political Animals"; comedy fans have new seasons of "Episodes," "Louie" and MTV's "Awkward."; and reality TV addicts will get more "Big Brother," "The Bachelorette" and "Bachelor Pad," "Snooki & JWoww" and all the Gordon Ramsay you can handle.

We've got the scoop on the over 80 series premiering this summer, broken down by month over the next three pages (navigate the pages by clicking the page numbers 1-4 below) and listed in chronological order -- the perfect way to go down the list and start setting some season passes on your DVRs. Happy viewing!

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