Sunday, May 20th
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards, live awards show from 8 to 11pm on ABC
– Modern Family’s Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen host the star-studded event featuring live performances from Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, LMFAO, CeeLo Green, Linkin Park, the Wanted, Nelly Furtado, Carly Rae Jepsen and more. It will also include a show-closing presentation of Billboard’s Icon Award to Stevie Wonder, who will then perform with Alicia Keys. There will also be tributes to recording artists who left us this year: Whitney Houston, the Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch, and, most recently, disco queen Donna Summer.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians, season premiere at 9pm on E!
– Season 7 of E!’s hit reality show premieres amidst recent news that the Kardashian family’s famous Hidden Hills home was sold and demolished. This season will focus on Kourtney’s pregnancy, Khloe’s husband Lamar Odom’s basketball woes and even Kim’s flour bombing. The season will also take fans on a family vacation and talk about the new love in Kim’s life, rapper Kanye West. We can expect West to make a number of appearances but Kim has said it won’t be nearly as revealing and salacious as some viewers might hope.
Mrs. Eastwood & Company, series premiere at 10pm on E!
– E!’s reality lineup is getting a little dose of Oscar Hollywood with this new reality show starring Clint Eastwood’s second wife of 16 years, Dina, and Clint’s 2 teenage children, Dina’s daughter and stepdaughter, as well as some other colorful characters, including a six-man vocal group Dina discovered in South Africa called Overtone. Clint will make appearances in two episodes
Tuesday, May 22nd
Hip Hop Squares, series premiere at 11pm on MTV2
– Remember Hollywood Squares? If not, it doesn’t even matter. Hip Hop Squares takes that classic game show you may have just Googled to a whole new level, by remixing it with hip hop’s heavyweights and their fans. Hosted by Peter Rosenberg, Hip Hop Squares will bring together comedy’s coolest cats, ace athletes and pop-culture personalities, so keep your eyes on the squares for the likes of Nick Cannon, Bam Margera, Kat Graham, DJ Khaled, Ghostface Killah, Fat Joe, Mac Miller, and many more.
Thursday, May 24th
So You Think You Can Dance, 2-hour season premiere at 8pm on FOX
– America’s favorite summer series, So You Think You Can Dance, has kept viewers amazed and inspired as talented dancers skilled in everything from Hip Hop, Krumping and Popping to Salsa, Quickstep and Jive compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancer. For the first time, the show’s 9th season will deprive us of an additional hour of SYTYCD every week as they eliminate the results show and will instead present results the following week during the performance show America’s Best Dance Crew style…sadness 😦
Duets, 2-hour series premiere at 8pm on ABC
– We’re thinking the expression “it takes two” is totally true when in comes to Duets. This one-of-a-kind singing competition takes the singing Superstars out from behind the judges’ table and onto the stage! Hey, that ‘s where we love to see them most anyway, isn’t it? Superstars Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke individually set out on a journey across America looking for undiscovered talent worthy to be their protégés. Ultimately, each Superstar will choose two singers to be their duet partners. Together, the Superstar and their protégé will take the stage each week and perform in front of a live studio audience. In the end, only one duet will be at the top of the charts and the winning amateur will receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records. TV personality Quddus, best known from his days as the host of MTV’s Total Request Live, hosts this groundbreaking new singing series. Hmm, this show is stealing quite a few things from NBC’s The Voice: 2 of the guest mentors and an affinity for TRL hosts.
Men at Work, series premiere at 10pm on TBS
– Men at Work follows the misadventures of four buddies who work together at a magazine. Danny Masterson plays the recently dumped Milo, whose friends are determined to help him get back in the game. James Lesure is Gibbs, a photographer and successful ladies man. Michael Cassidy plays Tyler, a features writer who brings a dose of style and sophistication to the group. Adam Busch is Neal, a somewhat nebbish reporter and the only one in the group with a steady girlfriend. Together, the four serve as each other’s wingmen as they help each other navigate work, friendship and women.
Rookie Blue, season premiere at 10pm on ABC
– Five young and ambitious rookie cops continue to navigate the emotional trials and tribulations of their professional and personal lives. 2 years ago, these rookies hit the streets for the first time with their training officers and learned how to walk the thin blue line. At the end of Season 2, Andy McNally and Sam Swarek were suspended – and no, that doesn’t mean they get to take a romantic vacation together. Season 3 will see the lovebirds forced to be apart as a condition of their suspension. The road to normalcy will be explored this season.
Friday, May 25th
Scandalicious, series premiere at 8pm on Logo
– Logo’s new series reimagines the classic countdown show with attitude, featuring commentary from comedians, experts and tastemakers on topics that are frivolous, but addicting. You will not walk away any smarter from an episode of Scandalicious, but you’ll definitely walk away thoroughly entertained.