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Get scoop on what's ahead on your favorite returning summer shows

Shaun Harrison
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The Closer (TNT)

Premieres: Monday, July 11, 9/8c Where We Left Off:The way Brenda handled the interrogation of a junkie accused of murder forced Gabriel to question Brenda's judgment. Ultimately, Fritz set Brenda on the right path by reminding her of his own troubled past with alcohol abuse. What's Next: Mary McDonnell will be back full time in the show's final season — airing in chunks this summer, the winter and Summer 2012 — and will no doubt set up the spin-off, Major Crimes. Brenda will have to face off against a wily attorney who is suing the LAPD on behalf of a slain gang member's mother.
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Burn Notice (USA)

Premieres: Thursday, June 23 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: Michael narrowly avoided having to give Vaughn the NOC list and was recognized for his heroic actions by a mysterious old friend, who welcomed him back to Washington D.C. What's Next: Will Michael be welcomed back by the very agency that once burned him? We can't answer that, but we know he will cross paths with several new CIA operatives, played by recurring guests Grant Show, Lauren Stamile and Friday Night Lights' Matt Lauria.
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Rescue Me (FX)

Premieres: Wednesday, July 13, 10/9c Where We Left Off: Lou, who was still at less than 100 percent following a heart attack, refused to walk away from his job at the fire department. Tommy, who learned that his ex-wife Janet was pregnant, was also dealing with a guilt trip from Sheila, whose son Damien was paralyzed during an accident at a fire. What's Next: Despite lots of darkness (we hear at least one funeral is in the works), co-creator Peter Tolan promises a lighter ending. "Everyone gets what they deserve, but there is a touch of small happiness no matter where they end up," he says. "It's just a very human message that in spite of tragedy…families come together, they adjust. ... There's no choice but to live at a certain point in the face of tragedy."
4 of 26 AMC

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Premieres: Sunday, July 17, 10/9c Where We Left Off: After Walter and Jesse realized Gus planned to kill them and turn over Walter's meth lab to Gale, they devised a plan to kill Gale to maintain their leverage. But when Walter was detained by Gus' bag man, Jesse, who began using again, was the one forced to pull the trigger. What's Next: Jesse's loss of innocence and return to drug use will take him to a dark place, while both he and Walter come to a true standoff with Gus. Meanwhile, Walt's relationship with Skyler shifts as she more actively helps him launder his money to keep Hank and Marie financially stable following Hank's injuries last season.
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Louie (FX)

Premieres: Thursday, June 23, 10:30/9:30c Where We Left Off:Louie decided to break his rut by hanging out with a couple of black comics, wound up going to the Eastville Comedy Club to do a short set, then home to his kids for an early-morning pancake breakfast. What's Next: One of Louie's sisters will pay him a visit to deliever some news. Also, look for Louie to search for a new home and to deal with a rough show in Atlantic City.
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The Glades (A&E)

Premieres: Sunday, June 5, 10/9c Where We Left Off: After a season-long will-they-or-won't-they back-and-forth, Jim (Matt Passmore) and Callie (Kiele Sanchez) finally got it on — only to learn that her ex-husband, Ray (Clayne Crawford), has reached a deal with the D.A. and is getting out of jail. What's Next: Callie tries to come to terms with Ray's release and struggles to define her relationship with Jim, but her professional life is looking up: She accepts a forensic nursing position with the FDLE. Meanwhile, Jim's old partner, Detective Samantha Harper, drops by for a case and considers staying for a permanent gig.
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White Collar (USA)

Premieres: Tuesday, June 7, 9/8c Where We Left Off: After Neal and Peter finally solved the mystery of Kate's death and the music box, Vincent Adler's treasure appeared gone for good — that is until Neal stumbled upon the billions of dollars worth of art and jewels. What's Next: With this new loot on his hands, it remains to be seen whether Neal will stay on the right side of the law or turn his back on Peter and the FBI. With the Kate case closed, expect things to heat up with Sara.
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Rizzoli & Isles (TNT)

Premieres: Monday, July 11, 10/9c Where We Left Off: After facing off with serial killer Charles Hoyt, Jane Rizzoli put her own life on the line when a group of drug dealers stormed the precinct. What's Next: When Jane’s other brother, Tommy, is finally released from prison, Maura Isles ends up being the one who takes him in.
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Covert Affairs (USA)

Premieres: Tuesday, June 7, 10/9c Where We Left Off: Tropical boyfriend and rogue CIA agent Ben came back into Annie's life just so he could get shot. Also, Henry was revealed to be Liza's leak all along, and Joan got a promotion — replacing hubby Arthur as head of DCS. What's Next: Annie is assigned as the new handler for a professional tennis player from Estonia.
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Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)

Premieres: Wednesday, June 15, 10/9c Where We Left Off: Elka was convicted of being in possession of stolen goods, Joy was faced with being deported and Victoria was forced to take a job as a local news station reporter. What's Next: The ladies will have to track down Elka, who has gone into hiding in Amish Country before her sentencing. Plus: Joy’s immigration troubles will come to a head.
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Leverage (TNT)

Premieres: Sunday, June 26 , 9/8c Where We Left Off: Nate and his team took down Damien Moreau (guest star Goran Visnjic) once and for all. The finale's closing moments revealed that Nate and Sophie slept together. Oops! What's Next: Nate and Sophie will try to keep their indiscretion secret from the rest of the team, which begins the season searching for a climber who is lost on an Alaskan mountain. Guest stars include Eric Stoltz, Danny Glover and Saving Grace's Leon Rippy, who's reaping financial gain by exploiting former Leverage team victims.
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Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)

Premieres: Tuesday, June 14, 8/7c Where We Left Off: After a face-off in the church almost leaving Spencer for dead, a mysterious hooded person (A?) ran in to save her and throw Ian down the bell tower. But just as the girls thought they were finally free from A and impending danger, Ian's body went missing. What's Next: With no proof that Ian is dead, the Pretty Little Liars are looking pretty guilty and are forced to see a therapist — too bad A has gotten to her, too. To make matters worse, all their parents try to keep the girls from seeing each other. With Spencer, Hanna and Aria's romantic relationships strained, who will they have to turn to?
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HawthoRNe (TNT)

Premieres:Tuesday, June 14, 10/9c Where We Left Off: Tom left Erin for Christina, at long last! And just in time, because Christina revealed she was pregnant. What's Next: Christina and Tom are getting married — but the ceremony is cut short by an accident. Then, Christina's attacked in the parking lot! Worst. Wedding. Ever.
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Rookie Blue (ABC)

Premieres: Thursday, June 23, 10/9c Where We Left Off: For a second there, we thought Peck and Diaz were doomed, stabbed and locked in a drug den. Fortunately, the tactical teams arrived just in time and the drug ring went down. What's Next: This year, the training wheels are off. Epstein's reckless days are over, Nash's parenting and policing takes its toll, Diaz learns to loosen up and Peck begins to think her family connections are weighing her down.
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True Blood (HBO)

Premieres: Thursday, June 26, 9/8c Where We Left Off: So many cliff-hangers: Sam shot his brother. Tara left town. Hoyt and Jessica moved in together while his mom bought a gun. Jason was left in charge of a brood of drug addicts. Eric told Sookie that Bill had set her up from the beginning. Sookie banished Bill and jumped into the magic hole leading to fairyland. Whew! What's Next: Get ready to meet a clan of witches, and watch for a new Eric... one who can't remember a thing!
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Weeds (Showtime)

Premieres: Monday, June 27, 10/9c Where We Left Off: After Shane murdered Pilar, Nancy and her family were on the run from Esteban and the Feds. When their past finally caught up with them, Nancy took the fall for Pilar's murder, enabling her family to continue running. What's Next: The series will jump ahead three years, after Nancy has finished a stint in prison. She'll be living in a halfway house in New York, where she'll shortly be reunited with her family, who high-tailed it to Copenhagen in the finale.
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Melissa & Joey (ABC Family)

Premieres: Wednesday, June 29, 8/7c Where We Left Off: Joe explored alternative career options in a web series. Although it becomes a success thanks to Mel's suggestions, he decided to remain Lennox and Ryder's nanny. What's Next: The will-they-or-won't-they question is put on the back burner when Mel gets a much younger boyfriend (Scott Michael Foster). Joey's real-life brothers Matt and Andy will also guest-star on the show.
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The Big C (Showtime)

Premieres: Monday, June 27, 10:30/9:30c Where We Left Off: After Paul moved back in, Cathy finally decided to fight her cancer and try a risky treatment. She also left Sean at Marlene's house, just as he learned Rebecca was pregnant with his child. What's Next: Cathy will undergo an experimental drug trial, but she will find a new friend in recurring guest Hugh Dancy. Also, Parker Posey will appear on the show as an unlikely friend for Cathy's son, Adam.
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Royal Pains (USA)

Premieres: Wednesday, June 29, 9/8c Where We Left Off: Hank was left alone for his first fall in the Hamptons after Jill headed to a job in South America. Evan traveled to Europe with Paige, and Eddie R. started his jail sentence. Divya almost moved to London, but a plague scare — and her feelings for Adam — stopped her from marrying Raj. What's Next: Jill will come back from her trip a changed woman, while Divya will have to deal with fallout from her family over rejecting her arranged marriage. Also, don't expect Eddie R. to stay locked up for long.
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Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz)

Premieres: Friday, July 8, 10/9c Where We Left Off: Plagued by Ianto's death and the execution of his grandson, Captain Jack took off for parts unknown, leaving the only remaining member of Torchwood, Gwen, pregnant and alone with Rhys. What's Next: Gwen and Rhys are raising their little one and it's domestic bliss... sort of. Gwen misses her old action-packed life, and just like that, Earth is in dire straits! People stop dying, and overpopulation threatens the immediate future of the planet.
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Eureka (Syfy)

Premieres: Monday, July 11, 8/7c Where We Left Off: Sadly, Dr. Trevor Grant went back to 1947, and Allison didn't die (well, not permanently). She was killed off only to be resurrected by Carter's non-techy ingenuity. What's Next: The time-shifted Eureka five are still dealing with their new reality, and it appears that Beverly could be the new nemesis for this second half of what looks like an apocalyptic season.
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Warehouse 13 (Syfy)

Premieres: Monday, July 11, 9/8c Where We Left Off: We learned that H.G. Wells was driven mad by the loss of her child. Also, Kate left Pete after trying to kill him (it was the artifact's fault) and more importantly, Myka felt guilty for her Wells slip-up and resigned from Warehouse duty. What's Next: With Myka gone, Pete is resistant to the idea of a new partner.
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Haven (Syfy)

Premieres: Friday, July 15, 10/9c Where We Left Off: Audrey realized she's the mysterious woman pictured in the clipping of the Colorado Kid, Nathan found out his dad is not in fact the police chief, and a lady named Audrey Parker came to town and confronted the Audrey we know. What's Next: More of "The Troubles" surely when Jason Priestley comes on for a four-episode arc as a marine biologist.
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Entourage (HBO)

Premieres: Sunday, July 24 at 10:30/9:30c Where We Left Off: Aside from Drama's big new animated show, the boys weren't doing so hot. Turtle's tequila business was in trouble, Eric agreed to help Scott take down Terrance, Ari's wife left him, and Vince was arrested for drug possession. What's Next: The season picks up months later, just as Vince is getting out of rehab and Johnny's Bananas is taking off. But Ari will be still be split from Mrs. Ari and there may be trouble in paradise for Eric and Sloan.
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Men of a Certain Age (TNT)

Premieres: Wednesday, June 1, 10/9c Where We Left Off: Joe, Terry and Owen went away for a "colonoscopy weekend," where they each shared some of their personal issues. Terry admitted being in love with Erin, Owen told the guys how badly his father had screwed the car dealership financially, and Joe revealed that his golfing discipline was just another form of gambling addiction. What's Next: Terry's relationship with Erin gets complicated when he's kicked out of his apartment. Meanwhile, Owen receives a buyout offer from a competing car dealership and Joe takes care of his former bookie, who now has cancer.
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Damages (DirecTV)

Premieres: Wednesday, July 13, 10 p.m. Where We Left Off: Tom's dead — drowned in a toilet, yeeesh! — Patty lost her son Michael for good, and Ellen finally saw Frobisher punished for the murder of her fiancé. At the lake house, Patty remembered forcing the miscarriage of her still-born baby Julia years ago so she could pursue law in New York. What's Next: The show's fourth season, relocated to DirecTV, will revolve around a wrongful death suit filed against a military contractor over a mysterious incident that happened in a war zone. John Goodman leads the guest cast.