New & Returning TV this Week (June 7-13)

I would say its a good week when True Blood comes back.

Persons Unknown (NBC) 1.01 – Pilot – Series Premiere

It looks like a Harper Island meets the Cube kind of thing. Not really my kind of show.

“Persons Unknown” is a one-hour mystery drama in which a group of strangers must come together to solve the puzzle of their lives.

When seven strangers are abducted and wake up in an abandoned town, confusion sets in. They soon discover cameras are watching their every move and whoever took them has taken extreme measures to keep them from leaving. The mystery thickens after dinner at a mysterious Chinese restaurant, where Janet Cooper’s fortune reads, “Kill your neighbor and you’ll go free.


Monday June 7

Lie to Me (FOX)Beat the Devil – Summer premiere.

One of my favorite nonSF shows is back.

Lightman plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a brilliant, charming psychology graduate student whom Lightman identifies as a psychopath. When nobody believes him, Lightman sets out to prove the doubters wrong and catch the psychopath before he kills again. Complicating matters is Lightman’s former mentor, a renowned psychologist who, also fooled by the charismatic young man, is protecting him for personal and professional reasons. Meanwhile, Loker and Torres travel to a small town to look into a UFO sighting

Persons Unknown (NBC) – Series Premiere, see above

The Good Guys 1.06 – Bait & Switch. While investigating a vandalism case, Jack and Dan discover a pattern of stolen vintage cars around the city. Unable to set up a sting operation using a department “bait car,” Jack and Dan must go on their own to pursue the elusive car thieves.

Saving Grace (TNT) 4.06 – Loose Men in Tight Jeans. As the burden of being the “Angel Cop” weighs down on her, Grace scrutinizes the death of a rodeo rider. Elsewhere, Capt. Perry braces for a significant life change; and Grace’s brother teaches the art of good communication to Rhetta and Ronnie.[Video]

Tuesday June 8

Glee (FOX) 1.22 – Journey – season 1 finale The moment New Directions has been waiting for has finally arrived: it’s time for Regionals! But when Sue pulls a fast one on Will and the glee clubbers, their chances at the title could be compromised. Meanwhile, Quinn’s life changes forever. [Video]

Justified (FX) 1.13 – Bulletville – 1st season finale. The worlds of Raylan, Boyd and Bo Crowder meet head-on in the wake of Boyd’s attack on Bo’s drug shipment.

Wednesday June 9

Happy Town (ABC) 1.05 – This is Why We Stay. While the heat is on Tommy to find the elusive Magic Man, a skittishly fearful Rachel wants to flee Haplin because of her kidnapping experience. The pressure she gets from John Haplin to remember her ordeal upsets her even more. And in Merritt Grieves’ quest to find out about Rachel’s kidnapping, he reveals a long-kept secret to her. Meanwhile Det. Hobbs is convinced that Greggy Stiviletto knows who severed the hand that was found in a loaf of bread at the Our Daily bakery; Henley returns the goat-handled hammer to Peggy Haplin for a large sum of money, but in the process gets a real feel for the reach of the town matriarch’s overwhelming power; and Georgia and Andrew’s blissful day in the woods takes a shocking turn

Thursday June 10

Burn Notice (USA) 4.02 – Fast Friends. Michael helps a fellow burned agent (Coby Bell) who’s being pursued by a drug trafficker with a vendetta against him. [Videos]

Royal Pains (USA) 2.02 – Lovesick. Ms. Newberg’s stepdaughter is hospitalized with a condition related to a recent heartbreak. Elsewhere, Divya tries to spice things up with Raj.

Friday June 11

Stargate Universe (Syfy) 1.20 – Incursion Part 2 – season 1 finale. The Lucian Alliance manages to board Destiny, taking several crewmembers hostage in a bid to wrestle control the ship.[Video]

Past Life (Fox) 1.07 – Running on Empty. When a mid-level insurance company executive begins to exhibit strange behavior, the team realizes he is experiencing out-of-body experiences and is in danger of losing his soul

Gravity (Starz) 1.08 – Damn Skippy. Robert and Miller’s relationship enters some choppy waters; Miller shares a secret from his past to Lily, which reveals some insight into his current situation; and Robert invites Lily to dinner at his mother’s house.

Saturday June 12

Doctor Who (BBC) The Lodger. There’s a house on Aickman road, and a staircase that people go up, but never down, as the time-travelling drama continues. To solve the mystery of the man upstairs, the Doctor faces his greatest challenge yet – he must pass himself off as a perfectly normal human being, and share a flat with Craig Owens.

Sunday June 13

True Blood (HBO) 3.01 – Bad Blood – 3rd season premiere.In the third-season premiere, Sookie gets little cooperation from Eric in her frantic search for a missing Bill. Meanwhile, Andy persuades Jason to keep quiet about Eggs’ death, which leaves Tara beside herself with grief and Lafayette with the difficult task of consoling his cousin. [Videos]

Treme (HBO) 1.09 – Wish Someone Would Care.


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Stargate Universe


True Blood