'Sharknado 2,' plus more summer 2014 TV movies and documentaries

"Sharknado" is a 2013 made-for-television disaster movie about a waterspout that lifts sharks out of the ocean and deposits them in Los Angeles. Its sequel, "Sharknado 2: The Second One," premieres at 9 p.m. EST July 30 on SyFy. Photo Credit: The Asylum

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So what else is on TV this summer? We've already run through new scripted series, returning comedies/dramas, and "reality" offerings. If you missed those Sunday-Tuesday reports, find them online at newsday.com/TV.

That only leaves lots more new summer viewing -- TV movie premieres, documentaries and other options.

 

MOVIES

JUNE 6: Looking for Mr. Right (Hallmark, 9 p.m.) Vivica A. Fox plays literary agent for a fairy-tale romance writer.

JUNE 11: ISA (Syfy, 11:30 p.m.) Teen immigrant learns a crime syndicate is stealing kids' dreams for financial gain.

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JUNE 27: Zapped (Disney, 8p.m.) Zendaya stars in comedy adaptation of book "Boys Are Dogs," leading into "Girl Meets World" series premiere.

JUNE 28: Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) Tony Goldwyn stars as the polygamist long sought by the FBI. With Martin Landau, Molly Parker.

JULY 30: Sharknado 2: The Second One (Syfy, 9 p.m.) New York City gets hit this time. Back for more: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid. New faces: Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick, Judd Hirsch. It's part of "Sharknado Week" July 26-Aug. 2.

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DOCUSPECIALS

JUNE 9-10: Brazil With Michael Palin (PBS, 9 p.m.) Visit the host country of this summer's soccer World Cup.

MONDAY: Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro Sr. (HBO, 9 p.m.) The actor remembers his father, once ranked alongside Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.

JUNE 12: O.J.: Trial of the Century (ID, 8 p.m.) See how the '90s murder case/trial riveted viewers like a soap opera.

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JUNE 17-21: I Love the 2000s (VH1, 8 p.m.) Because nostalgia can never come too soon -- music, fads, scandal.

JUNE 19: Kate Plus Eight: Sextuplets Turn 10 (TLC, 10 p.m.) Two-part special concludes June 26.

JUNE 22: Miracle Landing on the Hudson (NatGeo, 9 p.m.) "Movie event" combines crew/passenger interviews with dramatization.

JUNE 24: Freedom Summer (PBS, 9 p.m.) -- "American Experience" looks at events in Mississippi during the pivotal summer of 1964.

JULY 6: The '90s: The Last Great Decade? (NatGeo) Rob Lowe narrates "the meaning behind the milestones," from Kurt Cobain to Viagra.

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DOCUSERIES

JUNE 4: Through the Wormhole (Science, 10 p.m.) Morgan Freeman hosts a new season pushing the boundaries of controversial topics.

JUNE 8: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Fox, 9p.m.) Season finale.

JUNE 23: POV (PBS, 10 p.m.) Nonfiction film series starts season 27 with "When I Walk," Jason DaSilva's portrait of his own multiple sclerosis.

JUNE 24: NY Med (ABC, 10p.m.) ABC News series compares high-stakes care at Manhattan's New York- Presbyterian and Newark's University Hospital.

JULY 1: History Detectives Special Investigations (PBS, 9p.m.) New hourlong format explores cold cases. (Yes, Jimmy Hoffa.)

 

AWARDS SHOWS

JUNE 8: Tony Awards (CBS, 8 p.m.)

JUNE 11: Guys Choice (Spike, 9p.m.)

JUNE 26: Trailblazers gay honors (Logo, 9 p.m.)

JULY 16: ESPY Awards (ESPN)

JULY 17: Kids Choice Sports Awards (Nickelodeon)

AUG. 10: Teen Choice (Fox)

AUG. 24: Video Music Awards (MTV)

AUG. 25: Primetime Emmy Awards (NBC)

 

STREAMING THIS SUMMER

JUNE 19: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Crackle) Jerry Seinfeld's informal chat series starts season 4. Guests include Robert Klein, Aziz Ansari, Jon Stewart and Sarah Jessica Parker.

JULY 5: Sailor Moon (Hulu). Animé favorite premieres reboot episodes not yet released stateside.

JULY 15: Hotwives of Orlando (Hulu) Angela Kinsey and Kristen Schaal lead cast of new "Housewives" parody.

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