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What to Watch: TV Picks for June 27 - July 3

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 26th 2011 2:00PM

'Weeds' (10PM ET, Showtime) season premiere
The seventh season of the drug-dealer chronicle jumps three years into the future, with Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) recently released from jail and trying to rebuild her illegal business. Aidan Quinn, Martin Short and Jennifer Jason-Leigh guest star in the new season.

'The Big C' (10:30PM ET, Showtime) season premiere
Alan Alda, Parker Posey and Hugh Dancy will guest star in the second season of this Showtime program, which stars Laura Linney as a woman with cancer.

'Hot Coffee' (9PM ET, HBO)
The lawsuit involving a hot cup of McDonald's coffee inspired any number of late-night jokes, but this HBO documentary uses the infamous coffee case to examine the complexities and controversies of tort reform.


'The Good Wife' (10PM ET, CBS)
The Lockhart Gardner partners represent drug lord Lemond Bishop in his divorce, even though Bishop is hoping for a reconciliation, and Kalinda receives a grand jury summons.


'Royal Pains' (9PM ET, USA) season premiere
Dr. Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) and his team treat the pampered residents of the Hamptons.

'Necessary Roughness' (10PM ET, USA) series premiere
Callie Thorne ('Rescue Me') stars as a therapist who works with pro athletes and celebrities.

'State of Georgia' (8:30PM ET, ABC Family) series premiere
Raven-Symoné stars as aspiring actress Georgia, who moves to New York City with her geeky best friend, Jo (Majandra Delfino).

'Behind the Music (10PM ET, VH1) season premiere
The VH1 series, which debuted in 1997 but has aired only sporadically in the past five years, returns with seven new installments, which will chronicle the personal and professional ups and downs of Missy Elliott (who is the subject of Wednesday's installment), Ice Cube, Miranda Lambert, Mary J. Blige, Enrique Iglesias, Adam Lambert and Ricky Martin.

'Hot in Cleveland' (10PM, TV Land)
The ladies find dates for each other, and John Mahoney ('Frasier,' 'In Treatment') plays a waiter who befriends the group.


'Ugly Americans' (10:30PM ET, Comedy Central) season premiere
The animated series continues to follow the adventures of social worker Mark Lilly, who helps new citizens (of the human and non-human variety) adjust to life in New York City. Guest voices this season include Christine Baranski, Rob Riggle, Todd Barry and Jenny Slate.

'Parks & Recreation' (9:30PM ET, NBC)
As Leslie and Ben try to spread the word about the upcoming Harvest Festival with their "media blitz," facts begin to emerge about Ben's past as a teen mayor, which leads to quite the confrontation on the local Pawnee program "Ya Heard with Perd."


'Supernatural' (9PM ET, CW)
In this repeat of the season 6 episode 'Family Matters,' Sam and Dean go on a hunt with their Campbell cousins Christian and Gwen, and Grandpa Samuel as well. It's a heartwarming reunion for the clan, right? Or maybe the Winchesters discover grandpa has been up to no good. Yes, the latter certainly seems more likely.


'Fringe' (11PM ET, Fox)
What are the Observers doing in our world? Olivia, Peter and Walter get some tantalizing clues about the bald guys in this repeat of 'August,' an intriguing episode from the show's second season.


'Treme' (10PM ET, HBO) season finale
The multi-layered Big Easy chronicle wraps up its second season with several of the characters heading to New Orleans Jazz Fest.

'The Ultimate Crash: House, Bath and Yard' (8PM ET, DIY Network)
This special kicks off DIY Network's "Crash Week," in which home improvement experts from the network's 'Yard Crashers,' 'House Crashers' and 'Bath Crashers' roam the nation in search of fix-up projects. In 'Ultimate Crash,' Ahmed Hassan, Josh Temple and Matt Muenster orchestrate major home makeover for a California couple.

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