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TV best bets with return of ‘Royal Pains,’ ‘Weeds,’ finale of ‘The Voice’

Weeds is back Monday for a seventh season.

Weeds is back Monday for a seventh season.

Most summer series have been launched but a few more are trickling in this week.

Showtime’s veteran show ‘Weeds” is back for a seventh season Monday, followed by USA’s “Royal Pains ” Wednesday. USA is also launching “Necessary Roughness” (shot in Atlanta) after “Royal Pains.”

ABC Family is bringing back “Melissa & Joey” for a second season Wednesday, followed by a new sitcom featuring Raven-Symone.

And NBC’s  “America’s Got Talent” enters its fifth week of auditions. That’s more than “American Idol”! Plus, its surprise hit show “The Voice” concludes Wednesday night. If NBC had known better, season one would have gone much longer!

“The Bachelorette” 8 p.m. ABC — Ashley visits Hong Kong with her eight remaining suitors.
Gone” 8 p.m. Lifetime — A nurse refuses to give in when her daughter is kidnapped and the abductor demands the murder of a patient for the girl’s return.
“Hot Coffee” 9 p.m. HBO — A former trial lawyer exposes how the legal system is going against the little guy thanks to tort reform.
Single Ladies” 9 p.m. VH1 — Malcolm wants to hire Val for a special event.
“Law & Order: Los Angeles” 10 p.m. NBC — A tragic birthday party kicks off a probe which leads detectives to a party-goer who escaped the carnage.
Teen Wolf” 10 p.m. MTV — There’s another animal attack!
Weeds” 10 p.m. Showtime (seventh season debut) — Nancy Botwin is out of prison and moves operations to New York City.
“America’s Got Talent” 8 p.m. NBC — The endless auditions continue in New York.
Pretty Little Liars” 8 p.m. ABC Family — Aria takes a pottery class at a nearby college, putting her near Ezra and Jenna.
Deadliest Catch” 9 p.m. Discovery — A loose pot wreaks havoc on the Kodiak.
“Memphis Beat” 9 p.m. TNT — Dwight tries to locate a grief-stricken man’s missing daughter.
The Voice” 9 p.m. NBC — The final four go at it. Our favorites: Beverly McClellan and Vicci Martinez.
White Collar” 9 p.m. USA — A Detroit gangster with ties to Mozzie comes to Manhattan, risking a mob war.
Covert Affairs” 10 p.m. USA — An assassin targets Annie in Argentina.
Hawthorne” 10 p.m. TNT — Renata’s mom falls ill so he turns to Christina for help.

“Melissa & Joey” 8 p.m. ABC Family (second season debut) — Joe’s ex-wife works toward a reconciliation.
“So You Think You Can Dance” 8 p.m. Fox — Marietta’s Melanie Moore and Atlanta’s Mitchell Kelly are still in it.
“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — The winner is guaranteed $100,000 and a record deal.
State of Georgia” 8:30 p.m. ABC Family (new series) — Former Atlantan Raven-Symone stars as Georgia from Georgia trying to break it into theater in New York City.
“Clean House” 9 p.m. Style — The 2011 messiest home in the U.S. is revealed.
“Franklin & Bash” 9 p.m. TNT — A family feud rages when one side sues the other over a prized home-run baseball. Beau Bridges guests.
“Mythbusters” 9 p.m. Discovery (ninth season finale) — Experiments with paper armor are conducted.
“Royal Pains” 9 p.m. USA (third season debut) — Divya faces the repercussions of her decision not to get married.
“Bert the Conqueror” 10 p.m. Travel (second season debut) — The host goes snow tubing across a pit of icy water in Indiana.
Necessary Roughness” 10 p.m. USA (new series) — Callie Thorne (“Rescue Me”) stars a recently separated mom who takes care of troubled athletes as a therapist. Definitely worth a look.
Love in the Wild” 10 p.m. NBC (new series) — Blend “The Bachelor” with “Survivor” and you get this.

So You Think You Can Dance” 8 p.m. Fox — The top 16 loses two dancers.
Burn Notice” 9 p.m. USA — Michael helps a woman track down her cousin, who is caught up in a human-trafficking scheme.
“Love Bites” 10 p.m. NBC — Judd and Colleen scout for a home with help from an ace real-estate agent (Chris Parnell).
Rookie Blue” 10 p.m. ABC — Andy and Gail go undercover as cocktail waitresses in a club known for drug trafficking.
Suits” 10 p.m. USA — Harvey’s past comes back to haunt him during the case.
10 p.m. FX — Ryan tries to get on Jenna’s good side by deceiving Wilfred to go to the dentist.

Friday Night Lights” 8 p.m. NBC — Budget cuts loom for East Dillon while the team preps for the playoffs.
Dual Survival” 9 p.m. Discovery (second season finale) — The hosts portray two lost travelers who run out of gas on an abandoned logging road in northern Maine.
“Yard Attack” 9 p.m. DIY— A concrete yard is turned into an entertainment space with a hot tub.
“My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” 10 p.m. TLC (first season finale) — An Irish Traveller wedding is planned in just three weeks.
“Outrageous Food” 10 p.m. Food — Tom consumes a seven-pound barbecue sandwich in Chicago.
“Swamp Loggers” 10 p.m. Discovery — Bobby deals with a dispute over a neighboring properly line and a crew member resigns.
“Chaos” 8 p.m. Saturday CBS — The agents travel to Germany to capture a rogue spy but discover he’s loyal.
Leverage” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — The team gets stung when their mark is suddenly killed.
Food Network Star” 9 p.m. Sunday Food — Guy Fieri films a segment of ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” with the hopefuls.
True Blood” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Sookie reunites with Tara and seeks a solution with a vexing real-estate problem.
“Falling Skies” 10 p.m. Sunday TNT — Tom and his crew retrieve motorcycles and cautiously bring Pope with them.
The Marriage Ref” 10 p.m. Sunday NBC — The three celebrities this week are Regis Philbin, Susie Essman and Tracy Morgan.

6 comments Add your comment


June 26th, 2011
11:42 pm

yay, first again! so, let’s roll people. first off – ‘wilfred’ is just flippin’ hilarious is all i can say about it. must watch. and, ‘weeds’? i’m a little burned on it. probably needs to be the last season. and, hey, if you haven’t watched ‘teen wolf’, it IS actually a very good show. and, is this the week bentley is back on ‘the bachelorette’? i’ll have to check it out, then. that is all


June 27th, 2011
7:47 am

Maybe it will be a gay couple that Tracey Morgan can ref?


June 27th, 2011
8:34 am

Falling Skies, Chaos and Suits are terrific.

It is great to have Weeds, Burn Notice, Rookie Blue, Royal Pains, Covert Affairs, Leverage, and Memphis Beat back with new episodes.

Wilfred is the dumbest POC I have ever seen on TV…followed closely by Marriage Ref and Swamp People and anything with a vampire theme.

[...] BEAU BRIDGES guest stars on TNT’s Franklin & Bash tonight at 9/8c. He’s portraying Franklin’s father in the episode “You Can’t Take It With You”: “A family feud rages when one side sues the other over a prized home-run baseball.” (TV Best Bets…) [...]

Klim Kadiddile Hopper

June 27th, 2011
1:08 pm



June 28th, 2011
12:45 am

Yeah, “Weeds” hasn’t been the same since they removed the black family from the show after Season 3. Conrad was a trip.

But seriously, I’m waiting on “Breaking Bad”.