Summer TV Premiere Dates

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Complete list of summer TV premiere dates. It’s amazing how many TV shows run in the summer now. The non-network channels are really taking advantage.

Some highlights for me:

“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.

“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).

“Breaking Bad” Season 5 premiere
Sundays, 10 p.m. ET in July, exact date TBD
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.