Where we left off: Season 6 left off with Brenda (Kyra Sedgwick) learning that Fritz (Jon Tenney) was an alcoholic with a dark side and Gabriel (Corey Reynolds) questioning Brenda’s judgment.
Premiere date: Monday, July 11 at 9 p.m.
Hell’s Kitchen (Fox)
Where we left off: Gordon Ramsay brings his tough love to push and polish a new group of chefs in the series’ ninth season as they compete for the ultimate restaurant management experience.
Premiere date: Tuesday, July 19 at 9 p.m.
Rookie Blue (ABC)
Where we left off: All the rookies cut their ties with their training officers in the Season 1 finale and now branch out to patrolling the streets on their own in the hourlong procedural starring Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith.
Premiere date: Thursday, June 23 at 10 p.m.
Switched at Birth (ABC Family)
What it’s about: Artistic teen Vanessa Marano comes from well-to-do family where her stay-at-home mom (Lea Thompson) and former pro basketball father (D.W. Moffett) confirm that she was switched at birth. Katie Leclerc stars as a deaf teen living with her single mother (Constance Marie) and grandmother in a working-class neighborhood. Together, the girls struggle with their identities as the families adapt to their way of life.
Premiere date: Monday, June 6 at 9 p.m.
The Lying Game (ABC Family)
What it’s about: Based on the book by Pretty Little Liars author Sara Shepard, the series follows Emma, a kind foster child who realizes she has a twin sister, Sutton, who was adopted by wealthy parents. As Sutton searches for their birth mother, Emma steps in to cover — and is later faced with a choice when Sutton fails to return to complete the switcheroo. Alexandra Chando stars as Emma and Sutton.
Premiere date: Monday, Aug. 15 at 9 p.m.
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
Where we left off: Who the hell is “A”? One thing is certain, it’s not Ian, who turned up dead in the finale — or did he? After the girls return to the church tower, his body is mysteriously gone.
Premiere date: Tuesday, June 8 at 8 p.m.
Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (ABC)
Where we left off: The spinoff revolving around those 200 pounds or more overweight focuses on people whose intention is to lose half their body weight over the course of a year. Trainer Chris Powell guides the eight participants in their life-altering endeavors.
Premiere date: May 30
Rescue Me (FX)
Where we left off: Season 6 ended with the revelation that Damien (Michael Zegen) isn’t dead. Instead, he’s bringing out Sheila (Callie Thorne) and Tommy’s (Denis Leary) parental instincts — and jabs at his paralysis. Meanwhile, Janet (Andrea Roth) reveals that she’s pregnant with Tommy’s child and blames him for neglecting their daughters while tending to godson Damien.
Premiere date: Wednesday, July 13 at 10 p.m.
The Glee Project (Oxygen)
What it’s about: Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy, along with casting director Robert Ulrich, choreographer Zach Woodlee and mentor Nikki Anders put 12 contestants through challenges — and homework assignments — as they bid to win a seven-episode arc on Season 3 of the Fox musical dramedy. Look for Glee stars like Darren Criss to pop in and offer their guidance as well.
Premiere date: Sunday, June 12 at 9 p.m.
What it’s about: Elijah Wood stars as Ryan, a manic depressive who can’t quite seem to get anything right — including his suicide note. All that changes when he meets Wilfred, a neighbor’s dog who appears to be a normal furry friend to everyone – except Ryan, who sees Wilfred as a crude adult sporting a dog costume, complete with big floppy ears. Jason Gann, who co-created and starred in the Australian incarnation, reprises his role as Wilfred.
Premiere date: Thursday, June 12 at 10 p.m.
Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
Where we left off: Season 3 picks up with Jane (Brooke Elliott), who in the finale was about to tell Grayson (Jackson Hurst) her secret, waiting for him to wake up from his comatose state after being struck by a car.
Premiere date: Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m.
Where we left off: Its eighth and final season, the guys confront Vince (Adrian Grenier) about his drug use and stage an intervention, while Eric (Kevin Connolly), Drama (Kevin Dillon) and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) each face life-altering decisions as their careers take flight.
Premiere date: Sunday, July 24 at 10:30 p.m.
Falling Skies (TNT)
What it’s about: Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the alien invasion drama stars Noah Wyle (ER) as a former history professor who is charged with leading a regiment of resistance fighters protecting a big group of civilian survivors – all while trying to free his son from alien captivity. Think of it as V meets The Walking Dead.
Premiere date: Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m.
Hot In Cleveland (TV Land)
Where we left off: Elka (Betty White) was charged with possession of stolen goods but, after a failed attempt to tamper the jury, goes on the lamb ahead of sentencing — to Amish country.
Premiere date: Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
Covert Affairs (USA)
Where we left off: Where is Ben Mercer (Eion Bailey)? The love of CIA rookie Annie Walker’s (Piper Perabo) life — who has been MIA for most of the season — returned to the agency, but didn’t get into the helicopter at the end of the mission. And with Annie’s boss Joan (Kari Matchett) potentially taking over as head of DCS, what does that mean for Arthur (Peter Gallagher)?
Premiere date: Tuesday, June 7 at 10 p.m.
Burn Notice (USA)
Where we left off: Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) realizes she belongs with Michael, even if it means dying and abandons Jesse. Michael winds up – shocker! – being dragged off to Washington, D.C., by his old boss (Dylan Baker), leaving his relationship with Fiona up in the air.
Premiere date: Thursday, June 23 at 9 p.m.
Platinum Hit (Bravo)
What it’s about: Competing for a cash prize of $100,000, 12 singer-songwriters face challenges from former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi and singer Jewel every week as they must write and perform songs from a wide variety of musical genres. The winner walks away with the cash and a publishing deal with music collecting the Writing Camp as well as a recording deal with RCA/Jive. Can you dig it?
Premiere date: May 30
America’s Got Talent (NBC)
Where we left off: Piers Morgan, Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne return as they sift through the funny and the talented in search of the next Susan Boyle.
Premiere date: May 31
White Collar (USA)
Where we left off: When Neal Caffrey comes across a room full of treasure, will he return to his conman ways? That’s the question on everyone’s minds, especially FBI agent Peter Burke’s (Tim DeKay), as Neal — embarking on a new fling with Sara Ellis (Hilarie Burton) — figures out just what his next step will be post-Kate.
Premiere date:Tuesday, June 7 at 9 p.m.
Rizzoli & Isles (TNT)
Where we left off: Season 1 ended with Jane (Angie Harmon) surviving being held hostage after a dirty cop attempts to gain back a key piece of evidence that would out him, killing dozens of her fellow officers.
Premiere date: Monday, July 11 at 10 p.m.
Teen Wolf (MTV)
What it’s about: Tyler Posey stars as Scott, a high school teen who never registers on the popularity radar until a werewolf bite ups his lacrosse game in this new take on the 1980s cult hit that starred Michael J. Fox. Reworked for MTV by Criminal Minds creator Jeff Davis, the series is The Vampire Diaries meets True Blood with a strong helping of Twilight. Dylan O’Brien stars as the ultimate wingman Stiles; Tyler Hoechlin is the older and more dangerous werewolf who, like Scott, has eyes for Crystal Reed.
Premiere date: Sunday, June 5 at 11 p.m.
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Where we left off: Mary Murphy is back in action as the Fox reality juggernaut next heads to New York in its search for the next and best in dance. Rotating judges fill in on a weekly basis to make up for Adam Shankman’s absence (he’s directing Rock of Ages). This year’s format sees the All-Stars return to partner with the top 10 contestants.
Premiere date: May 26
True Blood (HBO)
Where we left off: Where to begin? Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) reveals that Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) relationship is based on an lie, thus creating a four-way love triangle, where Sookie will have her choice of three supernaturals to chose from: vampires Bill and Eric or the kind-hearted werewolf Alcide (Joe Manganiello). And that’s just the tip of the fang.
Premiere date: Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m.
Where we left off: Mary-Louise Parker’s Nancy Botwin turned herself in to the feds for Pilar’s murder, while Shane, Silas, Andy and baby Stevie headed out of the country. The seventh season will flash forward three years and pick up after Nancy’s release from prison. Guest stars will include Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Short, Aidan Quinn and Lindsay Sloane.