Summer TV is back in a big bad way this week as shows on TNT, USA, ABC Family and HBO hit the airwaves with returning series.
WARNING: SPOILERS FOR NEW EPISODES DISCUSSED
Pretty Little Liars
S3 Premiere Date: Tuesday June 5 at 8/7c on ABC Family
The best part of Pretty Little Liars returning for Season 3 is getting more intel on “A.” In the Season 2 finale, Mona was unmasked as the evil texter but there’s no way she’s the only big bad. Apparently, the girls are still getting texts as the new year starts. Janel Parrish (Mona), has been made a series regular (yay!). What’s ahead for her now that her identity has been uncovered? What’s next for Aria and Ezra? From the looks of the clip below, Emily seems to have taken all this drama hard. The conclusion of last season presented some game-changing moments. And it’s finally time to see where the show is going to go from here.
Pretty Little Liars Clip from Season 3 Episode 1
Jane By Design
Summer Premiere: Tuesday June 5 at 9/8c on ABC Family
New episodes of ABC Family’s cutest hit show, Jane By Design, will no doubt deal with the budding designer’s love life. Is it Jane’s destiny to be with her awesome BFF, Billy? Or will she forgive Nick for betraying her with Lulu? Personally, we think it’s too soon for Billy and Jane to be together. Up until the Lulu/Nick “kiss,” we’ve been loving her developing relationship with the high school jock. And then, of course, there’s the older but just-as-hot Jeremy, who turned out to be the mole feeding secrets to Gray’s fiercest rival (and ex-hubby). Plus, there’s a little matter of Teri Hatcher‘s arrival on the show as Ben and Jane’s estranged mother. Can’t wait to find out how she’s going to shake up things.The former Desperate Housewife didn’t waste any time finding a new gig.
Watch the first 5 minutes of Jane By Design’s Summer Premiere
Rizzoli & Isles
Season 3 Premiere: Tuesday June 5 at 9/8c on TNT
After a powerful finale, Jane (Angie Harmon) and Maura (Sasha Alexander) are going to have to deal with more than just cases of the week. After all, Jane shot Maura’s gangster bio dad (Paddy Doyle). There’s no way their relationship is going to escape unscathed. We’re looking for plenty of angst and anger until the two ultimately prove their friendship is unbreakable. Before that happens, there’s an internal affairs investigation to contend with, we’ll find out Paddy’s fate, and from what we understand, Jane searches for clues on her biological mother. The one and only Sharon Lawrence will be playing her. Rizzoli & Isles airs on Tuesdays this summer, a whole new night for the show.
Catch up with Rizzoli & Isles Season 2 Rewind Video
Franklin & Bash
Season 2 Premiere: Tuesday June 5 at 10/9c on TNT
So happy that Franklin & Bash are back for another season. You can bet the boys are going to be in the middle of a ton of drama and will definitely find themselves in the middle of many comedic situations. According to TNT, Peter (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Jared (Breckin Meyer) will be forced to take on more responsibility and will try to find a way to move up the corporate lawyer ladder. Get ready for a bunch of great guest stars that will shed light on their personal lives. Among our favorites coming our way in Season 2: Life Unexpected‘s Shiri Appleby who plays a love interest for Jared. He’ll also have to, once again, contend with his formidable father (Beau Bridges). Jane Seymour has been tapped to play Peter’s “Earth Mom,” who will try to cause trouble for her son’s love life. And look for Ugly Betty‘s Eric Mabius and Breckin’s former Du Jour bandmate, Seth Green, to play a B-list version of Franklin and Bash. And if you don’t know what Du Jour is, please go rent Josie and the Pussycats. Right now. One final guest star to add is Cybill Shepherd. She’ll be playing one of Infeld’s ex-wives.
Behind the Scenes of Franklin & Bash‘s Season 2
Time to celebrate the fact that summer’s here because that means It’s also the return of Dr. Dani, Matty D, TK and Nico, some of the characters that help make Necessary Roughness such a great show. The drama has been upped for Season 2. If you recall, at the end of the first season, Matt and Dani reunited and TK had been shot. This year, definitely look for the star player to be feeling the effects of that violent altercation. As for our favorite couple, they have their own issues, including keeping their relationship a secret from her kids. Plus, the New York Hawks will be undergoing a turbulent time behind the scenes. They were a playoff football team last year. This year, they’re in trouble off the field. According to Necessary Roughness star Marc Blucas, the reason the hit series is such a success is the fact “that the show finds that right balance where it’s just dramatic enough, it’s funny enough, it appeals to so many different audiences because even though it’s told from a female point of view you’re in a masculine world. And so yet there’s nothing about it that gets stale and tired because the guest of the week, and the case of the week, and the issues of the week are so varied and so different and funny and smart and well handled.”
Necessary Roughness Season 1 Recap and Sneak Peek of Season 2
Season 5 Premiere: Sunday June 10 at 9/8c on HBO
After a witchy and weird Season 4, HBO’s True Blood is back and is bloodier than ever. Of course, we’ll finally find out Tara’s fate, seeing she was shot in the head in last year’s finale. We’ve seen the premiere and let’s just say the first episode back covers a lot of territory including Eric and Bill having to work together to try and get out of trouble. It’s the beginning of a bromance we can’t wait to see unfold. Also look out for lots of nakedness, some definite action of the werewolf variety, and some quality Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) goodness. Bon Temps’ fiercest and most fashionable vampire finds herself in a decidedly unfashionable situation. And it’s hilarious. We’re looking forward to seeing what creator Alan Ball has in store for us this fifth season.
True Blood Season 5 Trailer