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Summer 2006 reality show debut schedule

It’s time for summer, which is both a time for networks to bring back trashy favorites (Big Brother) and to try to create new hits (such as last year’s breakout Dancing with the Stars).

Here’s what we expect this summer on network and cable TV. This list will be updated frequently as new premiere dates are announced. All times are ET and p.m., unless otherwise noted. And since networks like to make changes frequently, check your on-screen guide first.

  • So You Think You Can Dance 2 [FOX, May 25, Thursdays at 8]
  • My Fair Brady [VH1, May 28, Sundays at 9]
  • Fresh Meat Challenge [MTV, May 29, Mondays at 10]
  • Last Comic Standing 4 [NBC, May 30 at 8, Tuesdays at 9]
  • The Hills [MTV, May 31, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Criss Angel: Mindfreak [A&E, May 31, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List [Bravo, June 6, Tuesdays at 9]
  • The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency [Oxygen, June 6, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Hell’s Kitchen 2 [FOX, June 12 at 8, Mondays at 9]
  • How to Get the Guy [ABC, June 12, Mondays at 10]
  • Fear Factor [NBC, June 13, Tuesdays at 8]
  • Tuesday Night Book Club [CBS, June 13, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Three of Hearts [Bravo, June 16 at 9]
  • Treasure Hunters [NBC, June 18]
  • America’s Got Talent [NBC, June 21, Wednesdays at 8]
  • Rock Star 2 [CBS, July 5, Tuesdays at 9 and Wednesdays at 8]
  • Big Brother 7: All-Stars [CBS, July 6, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8, Saturdays at 9; voting special June 21 at 8]
  • The One: Making a Music Star [ABC, July 18 at 9; Tuesdays at 9:30 and Wednesdays at 8]
  • Work Out [Bravo, July 19 at 11, Tuesdays at 10]
  • The Contender 2 [ESPN, July 18, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Tabloid Wars [Bravo, July 24, Mondays at 9]
  • 30 Days [FX, July 26, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Who Wants To Be A Superhero? [SciFi, July 27, Thursdays at 9]
  • One Ocean View [ABC, July 31, Mondays at 10]
  • Gene Simmons Family Jewels [A&E, August 7, Mondays at 10]
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter [A&E, August 8, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Laguna Beach [MTV, Aug. 16, Wednesdays at 10]

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