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Summer TV Shows on NBC: Criminal Intent Is Back; The Philanthropist Arrives


The snow's barely begun to melt, but NBC is looking ahead to warmer months already with the announcement of the network's summer TV schedule.


Along with the sunshine, June will bring with it a bevy of season finales, series premieres and other seasonal kick-offs to mark on your calendar. Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order will wrap up their seasons on June 2 and 3, respectively (both at 10 pm/ET). Law & Order: Criminal Intent's season premiere arrives soon after, on June 8 (9 pm/ET). Shows usually close seasons during May sweeps, but NBC is hoping the June wrap-up will boost Conan O'Brien's Tonight Show debut, premiering June 1.


New series will also bow, starting with The Listener June 4 (10 pm/ET), which stars Craig Olejnik (The Timekeeper) as a telepathic EMT, and Merlin - about the mythical magician - on June 21 (8 pm/ET). Ex-Party of Fiver Neve Campbell and Rome alum James Purefoy debut June 24 (10 pm/ET) in The Philanthropist, which depicts a playboy-turned-vigilante-do-gooder.


Check out the rest of the network's highlights below. Which shows will you cool down with this summer?


Monday, June 1: I'm a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here! premiere (8 pm/ET); Medium season finale (10 pm/ET)


Tuesday, June 2: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season finale (10 pm/ET)


Wednesday, June 3: Law & Order season finale (10 pm/ET)


Thursday, June 4: The Listener premiere (10 pm/ET)


Sunday June 7 and June 14: Meteor miniseries (9 pm/ET)


Monday, June 8: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (season premiere, 9 pm/ET)


Sunday, June 21: Merlin premiere (8 pm/ET)


Tuesday, June 23 and Wednesday, June 24: America's Got Talent (9 pm/ET)


Wednesday, June 24: The Philanthropist premiere (10 pm/ET)


Wednesday, July 1: Great American Road Trip premiere (8 pm/ET)


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Comments

Default avatar cat
Apr 3, 2009 7:56PM EDT
Wow, those two look great together!! The L&O:CI premiere is actually April 19th, though from what I've read. Which is better! I'll take it sooner than later, though. From the clips I've seen on the site, Jeff Goldblum is going to make a PERFECT addition.
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