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July 2013 TV premieres, movies, finales, specials

Looks like comedy will rule TV during July.

NBC's "Camp" (July 10) stars the always fab Rachel Griffiths as the owner/director of a struggling summer camp for kids. Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" (July 11) is a dark comedy set in a women's prison from "Weeds' creator Jenji Kohan. Comedy Central is firing away with the series premiere of  "Drunk History" and the return of "The Jeselnik Offensive" (both July 9).

IFC brings back "Comedy Bang! Bang!" on July 12, while Adult Swim sees the returns of "Childrens Hospital" and "NTSF:SD:SUV::" on July 25. Therapist Fiona Wallace (Lisa Kudrow) offers more victims--er, clients--her special brand of "Web Therapy" on Showtime (July 13). Even OWN is getting some funny, with "Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious" specials (July 13 and 20).

And I can't forget Syfy's hilarious creature features, including "Sharknado" (July 11).

There's a whole lot more than comedy, too. Check out the list of premieres, movies, finales and specials below, and come back often to see my weekly listings of what to watch and avoid.

Monday, July 1
11 a.m. | "Ducks Unlimited TV," Outdoor Channel (season premiere; airs Mondays, 7 p.m. Saturdays & 9 a.m. Tuesdays)
7 | "15th Annual Young Hollywood Awards," CW (special)
7 | "American Ninja Warrior," NBC (season premiere)
7 | "Carson on TCM," TCM (series premiere; memorable Johnny Carson interviews)
8 | "Gideon's Army," HBO (doc premiere)
8 | "Battleground Afghanistan," Nat Geo (series premiere; latest chapter of Afghan conflict)
8 | "Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern," Travel (season premiere)
8 | "Jim Shockey's The Professionals," Outdoor Channel (series premiere)
9 | "Siberia," NBC (series premiere; reality show contestants stranded in spooky Siberia)
9 | "Top Chef Masters," Bravo (season 5 premiere)
9 | "Below Deck," Bravo (reality premiere; crewmembers aboard "Honor," a 164-foot mega-yacht)
9 | "Eyewitness War," Nat Geo (series premiere; following Army, Navy, DEA, Coast Guard)
10 | "Under Armour Presents Ridge Reaper," Outdoor Channel (series premiere)

Tuesday, July 2
7 | "Nine for IX: Venus vs.," ESPN (doc series; opener about Venus Williams’ fight for equal prize money)
7 | "The Statue of Liberty," PBS (special; check local listings)
9 | "The Game," BET (season premiere)
9:30 | "Being Mary Jane," BET (movie; single woman's woes)

Wednesday, July 3
10:30 a.m. | "Grateful Nation," Outdoor Channel (season premiere; behind-the-scenes stories of disabled veterans who hunt)
7 p.m. | "Macys 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular," NBC (special)
7 | "Philly 4th of July Jam," VH1 (special)
7 | "A Capitol Fourth," PBS (special; check local listings)
7 | "BBQ Crawl," Travel (series premiere; Canada's BBQ Champ Danielle Dimovski on BBQ competition circuit)
7 | "MidwayUSA's Gun Stories with Joe Mantegna," Outdoor Channel (series premiere)
7 | "Kelsey's Essentials," Cooking Channel (season premiere)
9 | "Donut Showdown," Cooking Channel (reality premiere; donut makers compete)

Friday, July 5
6:30 | "Sasquatch," Outdoor Channel (series premiere)
7 | "The Perfect Boyfriend," Lifetime Movie Network (movie)
8 | "Warlocks Rising," Discovery (reality premiere; Florida biker club)
9 | "Life's Too Short," HBO (series finale)
9 | "King," Reelz (series premiere; Detective Jessica King is on the case.)
9 | "Monster Fish," Nat Geo Wild (season premiere)

Saturday, July 6
9 | "Bizarre ER," Discovery Fit & Health (season premiere)

Sunday, July 7
10 a.m. | "Marvel's Avengers Assemble," Disney XD (series premiere)
6 p.m. | "Rihanna 777 Tour," Style (doc premiere)
6 | "Bikinis & Boardwalks," Travel (series premiere; beach and boardwalk vacations)
7 | "Secrets of Althorp--The Spencers," PBS (special; check local listings)
8 | "Endeavour, Series 1," PBS ("Masterpiece Mystery!" premiere; four new mysteries)
8 | "Oprah's Lifeclass," OWN (summer premiere)
9 | "Breaking Amish: Brave New World: The Shunning Truth," TLC (2-part special premiere)
9 | "Food Court Wars," Food Network (competition series premiere)
10 | "Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors," Outdoor Channel (season 4 premiere)

Monday, July 8
1 | "Amor Real," Univision's tlnovelas channel (classic telenovela)
7:30 | "Top Gear," BBC America (season 20 premiere)
8 | "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls," NBC (series premiere)
8 | "Gasland Part III," HBO (doc premiere)
9 | "Dangerman: The Incredible Mr. Goodwin," BBC America (series premiere; escapologist does his thing)
9 | "Gods, Guns & Automobiles," History (reality premiere; Mark Muller and Eric "Mancow" Muller run auto dealership)
9 | "When Sharks Attack," Nat Geo Wild (three-part series premiere; also July 15 and 22)
9 | "Lizard Lick Towing," truTV (midseason premiere)
9:30 | "Kentucky Bidders," truTV (reality premiere; auction house antics)

Tuesday, July 9
7 | "Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery," PBS (premiere; check local listings)
8 | "Hardcore Pawn," truTV (midseason finale)
8 | "Storage Wars: New York," A&E (season premiere)
8 | "Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis," Bravo (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Drunk History," Comedy Central (series premiere)
9 | "Property Envy," Bravo (reality premiere)
9:30 | "The Jeselnik Offensive," Comedy Central (season 2 premiere)

Wednesday, July 10
TTBA | "Moone Boy," Hulu (series premiere; comedy about 1980s Ireland family)
7 | "Lego Legends of Chima," Cartoon Network (series premiere; magical animal world in trouble)
8 | "Secrets of the Dead: Ultimate Tut," PBS (premiere; check local listings)
9 | "The Bridge," FX (series premiere; crime thriller)
9 | "Camp," NBC (series premiere; comedy set at summer camp)
9 | "America's Facts vs, Fiction," Military Channel (series premiere; hidden facts behind stories from our nation's and military's pasts)
9 | "Mrs. Perfect," TLC (reality premiere; Mrs. Pageant circuit)
9 | "Inside: Secret America," Nat Geo (series premiere; inside the nation's underground networks)

Thursday, July 11
2 a.m. | "Orange is the New Black," Netflix (series premiere; dramedy set in women's prison)
7 p.m. | "Summer Camp," USA (series premiere; adult camp)
8 | "The Winner Is...," NBC (reality series premiere)
8 | "Sharknado," Syfy (movie; storm drops shark onto land)
9 | "Hollywood Game Night," NBC (reality series premiere)
9 | "Airplane Repo," Discovery Channel (series premiere; world of airplane repossession)

Friday, July 12
9 | "Comedy Bang! Bang!" IFC (season 2 premiere)

Saturday, July 13
7:30 a.m. | "Packages from Planet X," Disney XD (series premiere)
8:30 a.m. | "Camp Lakebottom," Disney XD (series premiere)
9 a.m. | "Beware the Batman," Cartoon Network (series premiere; same Batman, new villains)
7:30 p.m. | "The Haunted Hathaways," Nickelodeon (series premiere; Michelle Hathaway and daughters learn new home is occupied by a ghost dad and his sons)
9 | "Being Human," BBC America (final season premiere)
9 | "Bounty Hunters," CMT (series premiere; animated comedy)
9 | "Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious," OWN (comedy specials; also July 20)

Sunday, July 14
9 a.m. | "Catastrophe Inc.," HGTV (series premiere; people who clean after catastrophes) 
6 p.m. | "The Ultimate Crash," DIY Network (special)
7 | "Secrets of Chatsworth," PBS (special; check local listings)
7 | "Tia & Tamera," Style (season 3 premiere)
7 | "Ice Cream Nation," Cooking Channel (special)
8 | "Hillbillies for Hire," CMT (series premiere; pranks)
9 | "The Newsroom," HBO (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Adam Richman's Fandemonium," Travel (series premiere; world of super fans)

Monday, July 15
8 | "The Crash Reel," HBO (doc premiere)

Tuesday, July 16
7 | "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" CW (season premiere)
7 | "Giuliana & Bill," Style (season 6 premiere)
8 | "Perfect Score," CW (season premiere)
8 | "Covert Affairs," USA (season premiere)
8 | "Joe Rogan Questions Everything," Syfy (series premiere)
9 | "Suits," USA (season premiere)
9 | "Ink Master," Spike TV (season 3 premiere)
9 | "Killer Contact," Syfy (series premiere; paranormal investigations)

Wednesday, July 17
9 | "Nazi Mega Weapons," WTTW/PBS (three-part special premiere; continues July 24 and 31; check local listings)
9:30 | "Deal With It," TBS (season premiere; game show)

Thursday, July 18
6 | "2013 Premios Juventud Awards," Univision (special; awards show)
7 | "Jennifer Lopez: Her Life. Her Journey," NUVOtv (special; bio)
7 | "XOX Betsey Johnson," Style (season 1 finale)

Friday, July 19
7 | "Teen Beach Movie," Disney (movie)
7 | "Touching the Dragon," Nat Geo (special)
8:45 | "Liv and Maddie," Disney (series preview)
9 | "Deadly Women," Investigation Discovery (season 7 premiere)

Saturday, July 20
7 | "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove," Hallmark (series premiere; life in a small town)
9 | "The Toyman Killer," Lifetime (movie; lawyer attempts to clear death row inmate)
11 | "Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male," Comedy Central (special)

Sunday, July 21
7 | "Hillbillies for Hire," CMT (time period premiere)
8 | "City Girl Diaries," Style (reality premiere; 30-something best friends in New York City)
8 | "Sister Wives," TLC (season 4 premiere)
9 | "Breaking Amish: LA," TLC (season 2 premiere; new cast heads west)
9 | "Brother vs. Brother," HGTV (reality premiere; Jonathan and Drew Scott mentor teams of designers)
9 | "Snow Babies," Nat Geo Wild (special; baby animals in cold climates)

Monday, July 22
8 | "Breaking Pointe," CW (season 2 premiere)
8 | "The Cheshire Murders," HBO (doc premiere)
9 | "Push Girls," Sundance (season 2 finale)
9 | "Supermarket Superstar," Lifetime (reality premiere; competition to make next great product)

Tuesday, July 23
7 | "The Buddha," PBS (premiere; check local listings)
7:30 | "Dallas Car Sharks," Velocity (series premiere; competitive world of car flipping)
8 | "Who Do You Think You Are?" TLC (season premiere)
8 | "Power Broker," HGTV (series premiere)
9 | "Secrets of the Dead: Bones of the Buddha," PBS (premiere; check local listings)
10 | "Web Therapy," Showtime (season 3 premiere)

Wednesday, July 24
9 | "The Vineyard," ABC Family (series premiere)

Thursday, July 25
9 | "Sanya's Glam & Gold," WEtv (reality premiere; life of gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross and her husband, NFL star Aaron Ross)
11 | "Childrens Hospital," Adult Swim (season 5 premiere)
11:15 | "NTSF:SD:SUV::," Adult Swim (season 3 premiere)

Friday, July 26
8 | "Great Performances: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow--Never Stand Still," PBS (premiere; check local listings)
10 | "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show," Comedy Central (season 4 premiere)

Saturday, July 27
7 | "American Haunting," A&E (special; families in haunted homes)
8 | "Iyanla: Fix My Life," OWN (summer premiere)
8 | "Obsessed with the Dress," WEtv (reality premiere; Michele Strom to the rescue)
9 | "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's," OWN (summer premiere)
10 | "Animation Domination High-Def," Fox (hi-def animation premieres; includes "Axe Cop," "High School USA!," "Lucas Brothers Project," "Golan the Insatiable")

Sunday, July 28
9 | "Unforgettable," CBS (season premiere)
9 | "Inside the American Mob," Nat Geo (series premiere; history of the mob)
9 | "Oprah: Where Are They Now," OWN (summer premiere)
9 | "Total Divas," E! (reality series debut)

Monday, July 29
8 | "First Comes Love," HBO (doc premiere)
9 | "The Writer's Room," Sundance (series premiere; spotlight the writers of six critically acclaimed series)

Tuesday, July 30
8 | "Capture," CW (series premiere)Wednesday, July 31
7 | "Do Something Awards," VH1 (special)
9 | "Best Daym Takeout," Travel (series premiere; food critic Daymon Patterson travels, gets takeout.)


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