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Summer 2013 Roundup


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New Network Shows for Summer 2013

The American Baking...

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The American Baking Competition

Genre: Reality

Premieres: May 29 at 8:00 PM on CBS

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Leah's Rating: Pick!
How can you pan baking? GET IT?

Amateur bakers compete in baking challenges while host Jeff Foxworthy watches.

Brooklyn DA

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Brooklyn DA

Genre: Reality

Premieres: May 28 at 10:00 PM on CBS

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Rain's Rating: Pan!
I wonder if the Brooklyn DA's office is filled with hipster attorneys who bike to work on fixies and sport ironic mustaches.

CBS News looks at the men and women in one of the largest district attorney's offices in the country with BROOKLYN DA, a six-part news series set in New York City's most talked-about borough.

Camp

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Camp

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Jul 10 at 10:00 PM on NBC

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Rachel's Rating: Pick!
TV has needed a new summer camp series since ABC Family unceremoniously dumped Huge a few years back.

Rachel Griffiths ("Six Feet Under") stars as a divorced camp director looking for a fresh start. The series explores the campers and counselors at Little Otter Family Camp, where summer memories are made.

Capture

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Capture

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Jul 31 at 9:00 PM on The CW

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Zaz's Rating: Pick!
Admit it, you know you want to see the CW stage their own Hunger Games. Dystopia is the new black, so just roll with it.

An intense wilderness competition taking place over one month, as 12 teams of two are provided no food, water, or shelter, but must compete in a game where they'll rely on their physicality, survival skills, and hunting skills to endure their conditions, capture one another, and ultimately win a huge cash prize

Crossing Lines

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Crossing Lines

Genre: Crime

Premieres: Jun 23 at 9:00 PM on NBC

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Leah's Rating: Pick!
Global criminals, meet William Fichtner, Badass. Unless he's the global criminal, in which case, sorry, police.

"Crossing Lines," from creator Edward Bernero, taps into the charter of the International Criminal Court to investigate serialized cross-border crimes and to hunt down global criminals. The series stars William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly and Richard Flood.

Does Someone Have to...

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Does Someone Have to Go?

Genre: Reality

Premieres: May 23 at 9:00 PM on FOX

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Rain's Rating: Pan!
The title lead me to believe this was a reality show about who can hold it in the longest. DISAPPOINTED.

The boardroom doors get blown wide open when employees are given the power to make some tough decisions. Frustrated bosses hand over the reins to the employees, offering their staffs a chance to make changes in the workplace - even if it means firing co-workers.

Get Out Alive

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Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Jul 8 at 9:00 PM on NBC

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Rain's Rating: Pan!
So, does Bear lead the contestants to a remote part of the wilderness, and then abandon them while he checks into a luxury mountain spa?

A larger-than-life adventure reality competition series. Grylls, a world-renowned survivalist, leads a non-stop extreme-survival journey that tests 10 teams of two beyond their wildest imaginations as they venture into the unforgiving and dramatic landscape of New Zealand's South Island.

The Goodwin Games

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The Goodwin Games

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: May 20 at 8:30 PM on FOX

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Rain's Rating: Pan!
Unless this gets stupendous ratings, it's basically a dead-show-airing, as only seven episodes were ordered.

Three estranged siblings reunite after the death of their father--and must follow his post-mortem wishes if they hope to inherit his $23 million fortune.

Hollywood Game Night

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Hollywood Game Night

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Jul 11 at 10:00 PM on NBC

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Rain's Rating: Pick!
I would love to attend a cocktail party/game night hosted by Jane Lynch, but since that's never gonna happen, I'll settle for this.

"Hollywood Game Night," hosted by Jane Lynch, features A-list celebrities partaking in a cocktail party atmosphere that is based on the real-life game nights of creator Sean Hayes.

Mistresses

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Mistresses

Genre: Drama

Premieres: Jun 3 at 10:00 PM on ABC

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Leah's Rating: Pan!
Remakes of British shows usually go badly, and this has the additional negative of Miss Milano. Do yourself a favor and watch the BBC original.

Based on the hit UK television series of the same name, "Mistresses" is a provocative and thrilling drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery.

Motive

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Motive

Genre: Crime

Premieres: May 21 at 9:00 PM on ABC

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Zaz's Rating: Pan!
I love me some police procedurals and butt-kicking lady cops, but the "twist" on this one seems like a retread. Meh.

Feisty lead detective Angie Flynn is on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. This cat-and-mouse series is a twist on the everyday whodunit.

Perfect Score

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Perfect Score

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Jul 16 at 9:00 PM on The CW

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Rain's Rating: Pan!
As if dating wasn't complicated enough, they gotta toss math and money into the equation? Forget it.

In each half-hour episode of Score, two friends compete to see who can pick their ideal mate from a group of 12 singletons. The twist: Everyone takes compatibility tests beforehand, and each possible match is assigned a cash value. So the player who selects the most compatible single — whose dollar amount is, naturally, the highest — nabs both the date and the money.

Save Me

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Save Me

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: May 23 at 8:00 PM on NBC

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Zaz's Rating: Pan!
Yes, please, from this show. Psst, it's a comedy, if the description didn't make that clear.

Anne Heche portrays a Midwestern mom and wife who undergoes a spiritual awakening after suffering a near-death experience.

Siberia

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Siberia

Genre: Drama

Premieres: Jul 1 at 10:00 PM on NBC

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Rain's Rating: Pan!
Previous attempts to do dramas about reality shows have failed, (The River; Cult), and this one looks no better.

In 1908, a meteor hit deep into the remote Siberian territory of Tunguska. Now, more than 100 years later, 16 contestants descend on Tunguska unknowing of the land's mysterious past. When a contestant is badly injured and no help arrives, the contestants are met with the chilling realization that the strange occurrences are not part of the show. With their safety threatened, competing contestants must band together in an effort to survive.

Under the Dome

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Under the Dome

Genre: SciFi

Premieres: Jun 24 at 10:00 PM on CBS

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Rain's Rating: Pick!
I have long waited for a good TV adapatation of a Stephen King book. Will this be it?

A mysterious clear dome covers a small Maine town, and the residents do their best to survive the resulting effects--and each other. Based on the massive novel by Stephen King.

Whodunnit?

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Whodunnit?

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Jun 23 at 9:00 PM on ABC

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Rain's Rating: Pan!
If this were a bunch of amateurs trying to solve an ACTUAL crime, I'd be all over it. But as it is, this sounds like "murder mystery dinner theater."

Amateur sleuths team up to solve fictional crimes in this spin on the "cold case" reality genre.

The Winner Is...

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The Winner Is...

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Jul 11 at 10:00 PM on NBC

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Morgaine's Rating: Pan!
Yet another singing show, NBC? Sorry, not even the game show angle could entice me into watching this.

Hosted by Nick Lachey, "The Winner Is ..." infuses the performance of a singing competition series and the strategy of a game show. Each episode features six acts that go head to head each week and sing for a shot at a $1 million grand prize. The aim of the game is simple: Contestants must believe in their own performance, edge out their competition and avoid cash temptations to move forward.