Our thirst for Blood will finally be sated June 13 with the premiere of the vampire series’ third season. Bill is still missing, Sookie’s distraught, and there are wolves at the door. (HBO, Sundays, 9 p.m.)
GLEE season finale
EW cover girl Jane Lynch let the cat out of the bag a few weeks ago, telling us to look out for a rendition of Queen’s ”Bohemian Rhapsody.” The kids have done Madonna justice and covered Gaga, so we expect a grand send-off. (Fox, June 8, 8:59 p.m.)
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM season 7 on DVD
The seventh season of Larry David’s cringe-tastic HBO sitcom is now on DVD, packed with awkward faux pas, uncomfortable situations, and brain-bursting meta-ness, and it’s all topped off with a Seinfeld reunion. Pret-tay, pret-tay good.
WORK OF ART: THE NEXT GREAT ARTIST
Fourteen strangers are put in a house to make all kinds of art in the new reality competition. When four judges — and exec producer Sarah Jessica Parker, who makes an appearance — are through, there will be only one. Sure, artistic expression is subjective, but criticism makes everything more fun, doesn’t it? (Bravo, Wednesdays, 11 p.m.)
SUPER MARIO GALAXY 2
Nintendo’s marquee hero must once again leap through dozens of ingeniously challenging, gravity-stretching worlds to save the Princess from the dastardly Bowser in the E-rated game. This time, though, he has his old dino-whatsit buddy, Yoshi, to help him.
Rihanna’s ”ROCKSTAR 101” video
Hey, it’s Slash! No, it’s Rihanna as Slash. Clad in vintage shades, a top hat, and a long curly wig, she pays homage to the GN’R axman, who is featured on the cut. She may not be able to play as well as he does, but she looks great doing it.
Brooklyn’s coolest instrumentalists are back with another set of eerie grooves and trippy drum patterns. The duo has made a fitting soundtrack for everything from a brunch with friends to a rowdy night out on the town. And better yet: It’s streaming free at NPR.org.
THE REHEARSAL, by Eleanor Catton
The thin line between staged dramas and real ones is blurred in this tremendous fiction debut about a teacher who has an affair with an underage student, a scandal that intensifies when it is turned into a year-end show by the local theater school.
”THE SUBURBS,” Arcade Fire
If we’d had to wait any longer for new tunes from the Canadian indie rockers, we might have lost our minds. Good thing they released this surprise single, a jangly number about ennui in the land of well-maintained lawns. Now we just have to make it to Aug. 3, when The Suburbs (the album) arrives.
Listen to the song
This R-rated biological horror movie about the dangers of designer genes follows two scientists (played by Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley) as they create a hybrid being that turns deadly. It¹s a creepy, modern take on the creature feature.