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TVWW's Returning Summer Series Sneak Peek: Part I
June 3, 2012  | By Diane Werts
 

So which of your favorite shows are coming back this summer? We've got the scoop on vampires, spies, and Gordon Ramsay. Wilfred and Louie, too.

After filling you in on the summer's most promising new shows in a three-part series (Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3), TVWW has now rounded-up clips of some of this summer's most-awaited returning faves.

This is only Part I of our preview of season premieres, covering the month of June. Come back soon for Part II with details on July and August gems. In the meantime, press play…


June 3

 

DROP DEAD DIVA

Lifetime legal drama; Sundays at 9 p.m. ET

Who's that offering relationship advice in a Season 4 guest-star arc? Why, yes. It IS Kim Kardashian. She's playing a romance guru. Guess she really CAN act.



 

THE GLADES

A&E crime drama; Sundays at 9 p.m. ET

Season 3 of A&E's Everglades police actioner puts love to the test between Matt Passmore and Kiele Sanchez.



 

TEEN WOLF

MTV supernatural drama; two-part return June 3 at 11 p.m.-June 4 at 10 p.m. ET; then Mondays at 10 p.m. ET

If you're into this more-serious series adaptation, you can learn more about Season 2 right here.

 

June 4

 

HELL'S KITCHEN/MASTERCHEF

Fox kitchen battles; Mondays-Tuesdays at 8 and 9 p.m. ET

How much Gordon Ramsay does any TV schedule need? Fox's summer lineup has four hours, with twice-weekly runs of Hell's Kitchen in Season 10 and MasterChef in Season 3. (There's also BBC America's perpetual overdose of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares — now ALSO being seen on CMT.)






 

June 5

 

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS

ABC Family suspenser; Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET

Things are back to normal for Season 3 — or are they? The second anniversary of Alison's disappearance finds the girls faced with another shocking Rosewood event.



 

RIZZOLI & ISLES

TNT crime drama; Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET

Season 3 finds Angie Harmon's cop and Sasha Alexander's coroner still at odds with each other. They share a video tease with…

FRANKLIN & BASH

TNT legal drama; Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET

…the courtoom pair who'll follow them on-air. Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer are back with Season 2 of breezy banter.




 

June 6

 

ROYAL PAINS

USA doctor drama; Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET

It's hot in the Hamptons again with Season 4 of Mark Feuerstein's concierge doctor to the rich and troubled. He's followed by more medical melodrama with…





NECESSARY ROUGHNESS

USA psych drama; Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET

…Season 2 of Callie Thorne's pro football team psychologist.




 

June 10

 

TRUE BLOOD

HBO supernatural soap; Sundays at 9 p.m. ET

Series creator Alan Ball leaves after Season 5, and it looks like he's going out lurid. (How else?) Best addition: Christopher Meloni (above, left) arrives to read the vampire riot act.

 

 

June 14

 

BURN NOTICE

USA spy saga; Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET

Season 6 hits the ground running, with Jeffrey Donovan's Michael on the hunt for Jere Burns's Anson, while Gabrielle Anwar's Fiona faces an old foe in federal custody.



 

SUITS

USA legal romp; Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET

High-dollar attorney Gabriel Macht again leans on scrappy Patrick J. Adams' photographic memory for Season 2 of hot-shot lawyering.







June 17

 

FALLING SKIES

TNT alien actioner; Sundays at 9 p.m. ET

Here's a serious slice of Season 2's first episode, in which Noah Wyle's history professor turned resistance fighter continues to do violent battle with the invading "skitters."




 

June 28

 

WILFRED

FX quirky comedy; Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET

Is this a disturbing promo for Season 2? Yes. Hilarious? Yes. That's how Elijah Wood's man-and-his-dog show goes.

 

LOUIE

FX self-portrait; Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET

Dad and stand-up comic Louis CK launches Season 3 of his discomfiting comedy with this timeless, elegant teaser. (Warning: Not like the show.)



 

AWKWARD

MTV teen trauma comedy; Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET

She's baaaack — you know, your high school's average misfit geek who tried to commit suicide. Except she didn't. MTV's teenhood take that took critics by surprise last season has them anxious to see Season 2.





 
 
 
 
 
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