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Summer TV preview: Returning shows

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Burn Notice
USA, June 4
Good news: Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) begins the season free from the organization that burned him. Bad news: Now he’s under police investigation. Still, that doesn’t stop him from capturing a thug in Latin America, sparring with a prickly new detective, and pulling off an elaborate heist.

Army Wives
Lifetime, June 7
The wives rally around Claudia Joy (Kim Delaney) when her daughter Emmalin (Katelyn Pippy) disappears just before the family ships out overseas. Meanwhile, Roxy (Sally Pressman) struggles to hang on to her bar, and Denise (Catherine Bell) endures gossip about her affair.

Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List
Bravo, June 8
For season 5, Griffin wants to climb to the C-list. She travels the globe seeking advancement advice from her more famous friends, which means sure-to-be-memorable guest spots from Suzanne Somers, Bette Midler, Gloria Estefan, Cher, Rosie O’Donnell, and Paula Deen.

Weeds
Showtime, June 8
Lady issues — especially that baby bump Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) is sporting — define season 5. Alanis Morissette comes aboard as Nancy’s ob-gyn for seven episodes, while Jennifer Jason Leigh pops up for at least two eps as Nancy’s estranged, jealous sister.

The Closer
TNT, June 8
Fritz (Jon Tenney) and Brenda (Kyra Sedgwick) grapple with whether they should have children, just as Brenda’s niece arrives for an extended visit. Making matters worse, Brenda’s beloved cat Kitty falls ill. And Battlestar Galactica‘s Mary McDonnell guests as an internal-affairs officer.

True Blood
HBO, June 14
The serial killer may be kaput, but things are still dangerous in Bon Temps: Someone is murdered in episode 1. Plus, teen vampire Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) complicates Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) relationship with Sookie (Anna Paquin), who is stalked by a mysterious creature.

Entourage
HBO, July 12
The first two episodes center on Vince’s (Adrian Grenier) new Martin Scorsese film, Gatsby. But we’ll also see Eric (Kevin Connolly) debating whether to get a place of his own, and Lloyd (Rex Lee) battling with Ari (Jeremy Piven) about a promotion — and an Ari-mandated crash diet.

The Real Housewives Of Atlanta
Bravo, July TBA
Former Xscape singer-songwriter Kandi Burruss takes the place of snoozy NBA wife DeShawn, bringing along a fianc?nd a 6-year-old daughter. NeNe and Kim’s relationship continues to be fraught with tension, and Sheree throws a ”divorce party.”

Mad Men
AMC, August TBA
Notoriously tight-lipped Mad Men creator Matt Weiner told EW last month that the upcoming season is ”about how people respond to change.” Beyond that, spoilers are slim: Don’s (Jon Hamm) promiscuous mother will appear in flashbacks, and Betty’s (January Jones) baby is indeed Don’s, despite her fling.

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