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This Week's Summer TV Premieres (6/7 - 6/14) - Featured

It's time for some great summer TV to start up like, yes, cheers all around - Weeds ! While we still have to wait for some summer treats like Mad Men , there are a good amount of summer favs and newbies hitting our TVs this week, so check out what's new! Sunday 6/7 Army Wives at 10/9c on Lifetime Television - watch it now! Brooke Knows Best at 10:30/9:30c on Vh1 - watch it now! Denise Richards: It's Complicated at 11/10c on E! - watch it now! Monday 6/8 The Closer at 9/8c on TNT Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List at 10/9c on Bravo Raising the Bar at 10/9c on TNT Weeds at 10/9c on Showtime Nurse Jackie at 10:30/9:30c on Showtime Wednesday 6/10 Top Chef Masters at 10/9c on Bravo Thursday 6/11 She's Got the Look at 9/8c on TV Land This weekend: Saturday 6/13 Kings at 8/7c on NBC (begins airing final episodes) Pushing Daisies final episode at 10/9c on ABC Sunday 6/14 True Blood at 9/8c on HBO What will you be watching? Related Stories: Weeds Season 5 Promos & Behind the Scenes The Closer Stages a Very Oz-some Reunion TNT 'Raising the Bar' of 'The Closer' on Mondays Official Trailers of 'True Blood' Season 2 This Week's TV Premieres & Finales (5/31 - 6/5)

Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, June 8, 2009 - Featured

* Nurse Jackie (10:30 pm/ET Showtime ) Showtime might have just the right prescription for summertime-viewing blahs. ER Nurse Jackie Peyton (the perfectly mesmerizing Edie Falco) is quite the pill as an overworked but dedicated angel of mercy who broaches no bull and is quick to lose her patience with doctors who lose patients. On the downside, she has a penchant for painkillers. Cases in the involving opener of the black comedy include a battered hooker who sliced off the ear of an abusive john, and a young man who learns that Roman candles aren't all they're cracked up to be. * The Closer (9 pm/ET TNT ) It's the opener of The Closer : The solid series kicks off its fifth season with a patented labyrinthine case that finds Brenda and her squad investigating the brutal, execution-style murder of a family of four. (The show, as always, doesn't flinch from showing the disturbing crime scene.) Before long, Brenda's case radically changes course when she tumbles into an FBI investigation. Elsewhere, love stinks for a squad member: The usually zesty Provenza suddenly turns romantically bitter. At home, Brenda's beloved cat, the aptly named Kitty, tries to scratch through a medical problem. * Jon & Kate plus 8 (9 pm/ET TLC) Kate kicks her cooking up a notch when celeb chef Emeril Lagasse pays the Gosselins a visit to their Pennsylvania home and gives cooking lessons to the entire family in celebration of the 100th episode of the series. With any luck, Kate will keep her cool when Jon and eight little helpers invade her kitchen. * Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (10 pm/ET Bravo ) Kathy Griffin's real-world (mis)adventures continue in her unscripted show's fifth-season opener. Our heroine is still firmly planted on the D-list, but will she claw her way to A-grade glory this season? Her efforts to ascend the entertainment ladder land her at Grammy headquarters, where she resorts to bribing the Grammy folks into giving her a statuette. Later, Kathy puts a bet on Bette, hightailing it to Las Vegas and meeting Bette Midler. The Divine Miss M offers Kathy a cameo in her Vegas stage show, but there's a catch: Kathy must learn the challenging choreography and sport an improvised costume. * Weeds (10 pm/ET Showtime ) So, what's the buzz on Season 5 of the cable sitcom about the suburban housewife who's trying to make a killing in the cannabis biz? Last year ended with a bang as "unprotected sex with a Mexican gangster" left Nancy carrying his child. He knows she's been talking to the Feds, and ponders what to do about her. Elsewhere, Celia's kidnapper daughter weighs other options when she finds out nobody is willing to pay her mom's ransom; and Andy, Doug and Silas engage in a joint effort to start growing and selling their own weed. * The Colbert Report (11:30 pm/ET Comedy Central) The 65th anniversary of D-Day happened on Saturday, but now it's C-Day in Iraq as Stephen Colbert takes his show on the road for a USO tour entitled "Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando." Colbert will entertain U.S. troops stationed in the embattled country for the next four days, and his scheduled guests include Gen. Ray Odierno, Multi-National Force - Iraq commander, and Barham Salih, the Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq. Source Here

The High-larious Weeds Returns Tonight - Featured

There's somewhat of a dearth of quality, scripted TV during these summer days, so I am delighted to remind you all that Showtime 's Weeds returns for its 5th season premiere tonight at 10PM. I wasn't the biggest fan of Season 4 (and unfortunately, San Francisco Chronicle critic Tim Goodman believes that season 5 remains an emotional drag ), but I am nonetheless excited that the show is returning and am eager to see in what direction it is taken next. To prepare yourself, be sure to watch this 2 minute recap of the 4th season: Weeds Season 4 Recap Some more Weeds can follow the following Weeds stars on Twitter: Kevin Nealon Hunter Parrish Andy Milder And don't forget that new Edie Falco series Nurse Jackie premieres immediately following Weeds!

Weeds Announces Webisode Series University Of Andy - Featured

WEEDS's resident funnyman and fan favorite Andy Botwin (Justin Kirk) will be teaching a how-to course on everything from Starting a Band to Surviving a Bear Attack in the hilarious new webisode series, UNIVERSITY OF ANDY. Click me! Weeds premieres its 5th season tonight on Showtime at 10PM.

Season 4 DVD Extras!

Dont forget tonight... TV Guide's inFANity takes you behind the scenes of the set with star Mary-Louise Parker. Host Lisa Joyner talks to Parker about being not only a TV mom but a new mom of an adopted daughter. Check out scenes from her TV Guide cover photo shoot in this sneak peek of the full length show airing Sunday, June 7th at 8/7 central on TV Guide Network. TV Guide's inFANity takes you behind the scenes of the set with star Mary-Louise Parker. Host Lisa Joyner talks to Parker about being not only a TV mom but a new mom of an adopted daughter. Check out scenes from her TV Guide cover photo shoot in this sneak peek of the full length show airing Sunday, June 7th at 8/7 central on TV Guide Network. Here are the extras: "GAG REEL" "I'm A Big Kid Now" "The Real Hunter Parish" "Tour of Bubbie's House" "Moving Weight" "One Stop Chop Shop" "The Weed Wranglers" "Burbs to the Beach"

Watch a sneak peek of Weeds Season 5 Episode 1 "Wonderful Wonderful"

Following the events of her bombshell announcement, the fifth season begins as Nancy digs deeper into the drug world and finds comfort in an unlikely family member. Airing Monday June 8 2009 at 10PM ET/PT (Season 5 Premiere). Source & Sneak Peek

Spoliers on 'Fringe,' 'True Blood,' 'The Closer,' 'Weeds,' 'The Office' and more

Question: Is it true that Fringe will be adding a new cast member next season? - Yes, 'tis true. Producers are currently casting a new female agent to replace Kirk Acevedo's Charlie. The character is described as brash, outspoken, quick-witted, and capable, and possesses a "deep core belief" in the wonders of the universe. Translation: She's a Mulder. Question: Please give us fang bangers some True Blood scoop. I cannot wait for season 2. Will some of it take place in Dallas like the second book did? - Yep. In the new season's fourth episode, Sookie, Bill, and their adoptive vamp Jessica (played by the awesome Deborah Ann Woll) wing it to Dallas, but there's a surprise waiting for them at the airport. Later in the episode, an even bigger shock awaits Sookie when a, ahem, special visitor drops by her hotel room. Question: Not that I don't appreciate the awesome True Blood scoop we got last week, it's just that I need, really need, scoop on Sookie/Eric. Is anything gonna happen between them? - Something happens in the first four episodes that may lead one to believe Eric has eyes for someone else (hint: it's a dude!). But maybe I'm reading too much into it. Question: Any news on The Closer ? - Big news: Someone's leaving the show! Kyra Sedgwick reveals that "a change in the squad" will come early into the new season (debuting June 8). "We lose a squad member," she says. "It'll be quick and painless, and it'll be soon." The departure is fitting given the overarching theme of the season: change. "The first and most obvious change is [Brenda's] married," Sedgwick says. "Which is a big thing. How do you live as an individual you defined yourself as and thought of yourself as and now you're attached to this other person? That's a big change for her." Also, Brenda's beloved cat falls ill, Provenza gets a girlfriend, and, as I previously reported, Mary McDonnell joins the cast for an arc as an internal affairs officer. "She's the complete opposite of me; we're at odds," Sedgwick says. "Brenda's always had antagonists who are men, so it'll be great to have an antagonist who's a woman." Question: Weeds hasn't been good since Nancy torched Agrestic. Any chance that this season will be worth watching? - I handed your question off EW to intern/Weeds addict Jeremy Medina, who just watched the first three episodes of the new season (premiering June 8). Here's what he said: "Hi! I agree, last season was easily the series' worst -- up until the finale shocker that revealed Nancy's pregnancy. The new season starts off with the fallout from that announcement. Her family is pissed. Even Andy, who loves her. Nancy basically acknowledges she's a terrible human being, but then proceeds to act like even more of one. She dumps Shane off to live with her volatile sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh) because he isn't safe at home. She even purposely gets drunk to antagonize her Mexican drug lord boyfriend, simply because it’s the last card she can play in her epic power struggle. What will continue to make the season worth watching is to see if Nancy can win back a shred of dignity. She needs to have some sort of redemptive arc to make the show compelling again. Whether that will actually happen remains to be seen." Question: Any scoop on how Jim and Pam will adjust to parenthood on The Office ? - First we need confirmation that she is, in fact, pregnant. I mean, that's how I interpreted that scene in the season finale, but Ed Helms has me wondering if there's a bait and switch at play. "I don't know exactly what's going on there," he told us over the weekend at the MTV Movie Awards. "There was an ambiguous hospital scene; that's about all I know." Translation: She's pregnant. Question: Any scoop on Mariska and Chris' contact negotiations? Are they still going to be on SVU next season? - Still no official deal, but things

Spoilers on 'Lost,' 'Burn Notice,' 'One Tree Hill,' 'Weeds,' 'True Blood' & More - Featured

Question: I miss Claire on Lost . Emilie de Ravin is such a great actress. Will she be back for all of next season? - Yes! After sitting out last season, de Ravin will return as a full-time series regular for Lost's sixth and final season, Team Darlton confirms. "Damon and I are very excited to bring Claire back to the show," says Carlton Cuse, "and even more excited for people to experience just how she will return." And even more exciting that that? Experiencing Doc Jensen's theory on how she'll return. Take it away, DJ: "Any scenario that brings Claire back to Lost must address the mysterious circumstances of her disappearance at the end of season 4, in which many of us were led to believe that she was as dead -- or rather, undead -- as the Ghost Christian that's been haunting The Island since season 1. So here's one thought: Juliet changed time in the season finale by detonating Jughead, and season 6 will tell the story of the new timeline, one in which Claire is alive. Another thought: In light of the revelation that John Locke was actually a supernatural impostor for half of season 5, perhaps in season 6, we'll get a storyline in which Claire just emerges out of the jungle, with no memory of what happened to her -- just like season 1 -- and we and the castaways will be left to wonder: Is this the real Claire or another impostor infiltrating them a la Locke? Heck, maybe that's going to be the major idea of next season: Who's really alive and who's really (un)dead? It really will be the fabled zombie season of Lost!" Thanks a million, Doc! Question: What's the deal with Louise Lombard's exit from NCIS: Los Angeles ? I thought she was great. Are they recasting the character, or making a new one entirely? - That's TBD. My guess? They'll introduce a new character. And as far as why Lombard got the boot, I hear Macy didn't test well with viewers. Question: I must confess, I'm kind of loving the idea of Brian Austin Green on One Tree Hill . - Well, I hope you don't love it too much, because I'm hearing the deal may be unraveling. Word is Green's reps got spooked by the negative spin some bloggers were putting on their client doing OTH. As a result, they may be getting cold feet. Personally, I can't see Green walking away from a gig that could potentially fetch him north of $1.5 million. Of course, that's the same figure Chad Michael Murray said no to, so who knows? In their defense, $75K a week -- after taxes and agency fees -- does not go very far these days. Question: The forums over at are reporting that ABC may not have submitted Pushing Daisies leads Lee Pace and Anna Friel for Emmy consideration. Is this true? - It's true that Pace and Friel are not in the running for an Emmy this year, but don't blame ABC. The actors -- or their reps -- are responsible for submitting themselves, not the networks or studios. Not sure why they chose to sit this one out. It's certainly perplexing. Question: Can you please give us some Burn Notice spoilers -- preferably about Michael and Fiona's relationship? - I have a hunch Fi is going to need Michael more than ever in light of this exclusive casting scoop: Lipstick Jungle hottie Paul Blackthorne has been tapped to play Thomas O'Neill, an Irishman who arrives in Miami with a longtime grudge against Fiona. He shows up towards the end of the season 3, which debuts tomorrow! Question: I see Michael Rady from Greek is on the new Melrose Place. Does this mean Max is leaving? Hope so. He's too geeky for Casey. -That question will be answered in Greek's June 15 season finale. Read More!

Weeds Season 5 Promos & Behind the Scenes - Featured

Weeds finally returns for its 5th season on Showtime Monday, June 8th! Check out what you have to look forward to in the brand new season: Weeds Season 5 Promo Weeds Season 5 Promo 2 Behind the Scenes of Weeds, Season 5 Kevin Nealon: 'Yes We Cannabis'! Weeds airs Mondays at 10/9c on Showtime .