Must See Summer TV

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR -- Pictured: "American Ninja Warrior" Logo -- (Photo by: NBC)

“Game of Thrones” is over, forever and ever… maybe. However, GoT fans can rejoice that there will be at least one last fix of GoT action.

“The Last Watch,” a documentary about the making of the final season of GoT will premiere on HBO May 26.

Summer television season is upon us and there are some noteworthy premiere dates to put on the calendar.

Before we get all wrapped up on who will “beat that wall” on “American Ninja Warrior,” who has the goods on “America’s Got Talent” or if you think you can dance… keep an eye on Newhall’s “MasterChef Junior” chef Malia Brauer. It’s a good possibility she could make the finale to be shown in a special two-hour episode 8-10 p.m. June 4 on Fox.

NBCUNIVERSAL UPFRONT EVENTS — NBC Entertainment’s 2019/20 New Season Press Junket in New York City on Monday, May 13, 2019 — Pictured: Akbar Gbajabiamila, Zuri Hall, Matt Iseman, “American Ninja Warrior” on NBC — (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBCUniversal)

‘American Ninja Warrior’

The two-hour season premiere of “American Ninja Warrior” will be shown on NBC Wednesday, May 29 (8-10 p.m.)

“American Ninja Warrior” follows competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in city qualifying and city finals rounds across the country.

Those who earn a spot in the national finals in Las Vegas face a four-stage course modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama course in Japan.

“American Ninja Warrior” is based on “Sasuke,” from the Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, the original series is now in its 36th season in Japan.

Ninja Beach creator Westley Silvestri, right, looks on as trainee Tylor Schlorf, 24, of Thousand Oaks begins the Ninja Beach obstacle course at Venice Beach. (Photo by Dan Watson)

Valencia realtor Westley Silvestri “Energized Agent” was chosen to run the Los Angeles qualifying course, his third year participating on “American Ninja Warrior.” His run was featured last year in the Los Angeles qualifiers and he advanced to the Los Angeles Finals, but fell on the third obstacle.

“I don’t know if they will show my run on television this season,” Silvestri said. Which is not a clue that he didn’t make it out of the qualifying round. The program often edits out finishers because of time constraints while showing runs of fan favorites, or those with special, emotional stories to tell, who fall in the qualifiers.

Silvestri said participating in American Ninja Warrior “has changed my life.”

“It has connected me to some of the most driven people I’ve ever met,” he said. “We all come from different walks of life, but once a year we all come together to achieve this one, common goal, to become the next American Ninja Warrior.”

Ninja Beach creator Westley Silvestri encourages Sarah Durdum, 29, of Canoga Park as she finishes the slack line of the Ninja Beach obstacle course at Venice Beach. (Photo by Dan Watson)

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We’ll have to watch the season premiere to find out if Silvestri advances to the Los Angeles Finals, or makes it to the finals in Las Vegas.

After the season premiere, viewers will have to wait until Monday, June 10 (8-10 p.m.) for the show to roost in it’s regular time slot.

Last summer “American Ninja Warrior” delivered big ratings for NBC during its summer run.

“American Ninja Warrior,” hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, began filming March 6 with the Los Angeles city qualifying rounds, before moving on to shoot in previously announced cities for this season, including Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Baltimore, Seattle/Tacoma, Cincinnati and finally, Las Vegas for the show’s national finals.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — Season: 14 — Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Simon Cowell, Julianne Hough, and Terry Crews — (Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC)

‘America’s Got Talent’

NBC will premiere its top-rated summer series “America’s Got Talent” for its 14th season on Tuesday, May 28 (8-10 p.m.).

“America’s Got Talent” has remained summer’s No. 1 alternative show for 13 seasons. This past summer magician Shin Lim won the competition.

The judging panel for the upcoming season consists of new judges Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough, as well as returning judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel. Terry Crews, who hosted the recent season of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” will host.


Celebrating its milestone 10th season, “MasterChef” will premiere on Fox Wednesday, May 29 (8-9 p.m.). Judges will include award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich. They will put a new batch of talented home cooks through a series of challenges and elimination rounds, with one home cook ultimately claiming the title of MasterChef and the $250,000 grand prize.

‘Stranger Things’

Get ready to binge your heart out when Netflix brings viewers back on the right side of the Upside Down in the much-anticipated third season of “Stranger Things” on July 4. The main cast returns to Hawkins for more supernatural adventures and are joined by Maya Thurman-Hawke as a new cast member, Robin. It should be interesting to see how the writers engage viewers with a new storyline.

Premiere dates Summer TV 2019

Tuesday, May 28

8 p.m. “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, season premiere)

10 p.m. “Songland” (NBC, series premiere)

10 p.m. “Blood & Treasure” (CBS, time-slot premiere)

Wednesday, May 29

8 p.m. “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC, season premiere)

8 p.m. “MasterChef” (Fox, season premiere)

10 p.m. “The InBetween” (NBC, series premiere)

Sunday, June 2

8 p.m. “Burden of Truth” (The CW, season premiere)

Friday, June 7

8 p.m. “The Masters of Illusion” (The CW, season premiere)

9 p.m. “The Big Stage” (The CW series premiere)

Sunday, June 9

8 p.m. “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC, season premiere)

9 p.m. “The $100,000 Pyramid” (ABC, season premiere)

10 p.m. “To Tell the Truth” (ABC, season premiere)

Monday, June 10

9 p.m. “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox, season premiere)

10 p.m. “Dateline NBC” (NBC, season premiere)

Wednesday, June 12

8 p.m. “Press Your Luck” (ABC, series premiere)

9 p.m. “Card Sharks” (ABC, series premiere)

9 p.m. “First Responders Live” (Fox, series premiere)

10 p.m. “Match Game” (ABC, season premiere)

Sunday, June 16

9 p.m. “Instinct” (CBS, season premiere)

Monday, June 17

8 p.m. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (The CW, season premiere)

9 p.m. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (The CW, cycle premiere)

10 p.m. “Grand Hotel” (ABC, series premiere)

Thursday, June 20

8 p.m. “MasterChef” (Fox, time-slot premiere)

8 p.m. “Holey Moley” (ABC, series premiere)

8 p.m. “The Wall” (NBC, season premiere)

9 p.m. “Spin the Wheel” (Fox, series premiere)

9 p.m. “Family Food Fight” (ABC, series premiere)

10 p.m. “Reef Break” (ABC, series premiere)

Sunday, June 30

9:30 p.m. “What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage” (Fox, series premiere)

Tuesday, July 9

10 p.m. “Bring the Funny” (NBC, series premiere)

Thursday, July 11

9 pm. “Hollywood Game Night” (NBC, season premiere)

9 p.m. “The Outpost” (The CW, season premiere)

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