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Hot Summer TV: June

”Top Chef: DC,” ”Louie,” ”The Gates,” and more in your monthly guide to summer shows

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Louie FX, June 29, 11 p.m.
”A TV show should upset you and excite you and confuse you and put questions in your head,” says Louis C.K. The 42-year-old comedian — and recent Parks and Recreation guest — is returning to the air with Louie, a quasi-autobiographical comedy about ”an overeating divorced father who’s trying not to do a bad job of being a citizen of the world.” — Dan Snierson

Q&A
EW: What’s the best thing about having a TV show?
Louis C.K. I have certain powers. When I want to use the bathroom, I put a sentry on the door. I don’t like sitting on a toilet when there’s people right next to me talking. So I make an assistant director go in there and clear the bathroom like I’m the president, so I have a five-stall bathroom to myself.

Care to make a ratings prediction?
C.K. I’ll say I’ll get, like, 5 percent of America’s prison population. How many terminally ill patients are there in America? I’ll get 5 percent of those. And college kids who fell asleep. I got a pretty good shot of getting a chunk of Denis [Leary’s Rescue Me] crowd because his audience is old guys and their hearts are not in great shape, so some of them might die watching his show and just leave it on.

Pretend that a guy with his arms folded said, ”Give me three reasons to watch your show.” How would you win him over?
C.K. I’m not sure I want him to watch the show. I don’t like people telling me I can’t do something. FX doesn’t tell me anything. When they asked me if I’d do a show there, I said, ”If you wire me the money, I’ll make the show and send it to you. You can’t even read it.” They don’t even know what the show’s about!

Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami E!, June 13, 10 p.m.
Kourtney has a new baby, Khloé has a new husband, and they both have a new thorn in their side: Kourtney’s boyfriend, Scott.

Top Chef: D.C. Bravo, June 16, 9 p.m.
The cheftestants and judges (including new taste tester Eric Ripert) head to the nation’s capital. Is an Obama guest appearance too much to ask for?

The Gates ABC, June 20, 10 p.m.
Part Desperate Housewives, part True Blood, this new series revolves around an exclusive neighborhood with some fangtastic neighbors.

Futurama Comedy Central, June 24, 10 p.m.
Bender lives as Futurama becomes the second animated Fox comedy to be brought back from the dead.

Entourage HBO, June 27, 10:30 p.m.
Vince’s acting career kicks into high gear, while Ari ventures into sports management. — Archana Ram

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