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Leverage
9/8c TNT
The con is on when the stylized caper series returns for its Season 3 opener with two episodes, airing back-to-back. The jailhouse rocks in the first episode when Nate Ford and his Ford-tough band of outlaws take on a corrupt prison warden to save the life of an innocent inmate. Along the way, they plan the great escape. Edwin Hodge, brother of series star Aldis Hodge, guest-stars. In the second outing, the dream team schemes to crack an important password by targeting a dishonest software big shot at a high-school reunion. — Dean Maurer

The Phantom
7/6c Syfy
For this Father's Day, it seems fitting that there's a program on about a son who develops an interest in following in his dad's footsteps, and those footsteps are even cooler when the boy's old man turns out to be a superhero. Ryan Carnes (General Hospital) trains to assume the mantle and becomes the latest incarnation of Lee Falk's time-tested good guy in this two-part tale, with both parts airing tonight. — Michael Chant

JONAS L.A.
8:30/7:30c Disney
Even some die-hard Jonas Brothers fans thought the first season of their adolescent sitcom missed the mark. In an apparent attempt to win back those skeptical viewers and boost ratings, the series shifts coasts for its sophomore year and has been rechristened JONAS: L.A., reflecting the move by adding the city to the series title. It seems New Jersey natives Kevin, Joe and Nick need a summer vacation in the Southern California sun after a grueling world tour. In the premiere episode, the guys arrive in Los Angeles and throw a house party in their rented Hollywood Hills abode, and Nick invites Emma Roberts to drop by. — Tim Holland

Scoundrels
9/8c ABC
Meet the Wests. In the spectrum of American TV families, they lean closer to the Sopranos than the Bradys. They're not mobsters, but they are small-town criminals, and patriarch Wolf (David James Elliott, a long way from his crime-stopping "JAG" days) has recently been handed a surprisingly harsh jail sentence. That setback prompts mom Cheryl (Virginia Madsen) to try to transform her brood's mischievous ways and put them on the straight and narrow as the comedy-drama begins. But when you've been dodging the law your whole life, that's easier said than done. — Jennifer Sankowski

The Tudors
9/8c Showtime
The series finale offers a portrait of the monarch as a not-so-young man. It's an arresting wrap-up to the show's four-season run, as the once lusty and studly King Henry, who has wrought so much pain, suffering and heartache during the course of his legendary reign, is given a somewhat sympathetic send-off. Though debilitated and infirm, the king (played with commanding brio by Jonathan Rhys Meyers) can still muster some regal bluster. And visits by the ghosts of queens past make for a memorable and fitting touch. — Ray Stackhouse

The Gates
10/9c ABC
The cop look has been very good to actor Frank Grillo. Following stints as detectives on For the People and Blind Justice, Grillo plays Nick Monohan, the new police chief for a suburban community where things are not as they seem. In the opening episode of this supernatural crime drama, Nick finds himself in the awkward position of having to interview his new neighbors regarding a missing-person's case. — Michael Chant

Treme
10/9c HBO
David Simon's penchant for killing off terrific characters — Stringer Bell and Omar from The Wire, anyone? — is intact. After passionate good-byes to his family and a zestful New Orleans renaissance, Creighton's apparent suicide would seem to be one more gut-punching Katrina casualty. So in tonight's 85-minute finale to a fine first season, the city's resolve will have to live on through others, including Albert's Indians on St. Joseph's night, and Davis' efforts to persuade Janette to stick around. — Joe Friedrich