True Blood

HBO, June 13, 9 p.m. ET/PT |

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HORROR

Like an unhappy vampire who realizes that fangs can be a wonderful accessory once you learn how to display them, the deep-South horror fantasy True Blood keeps growing more ostentatiously, wildly erotic. Eclipsing even last summer's BBQ bacchanal involving an ancient spirit, the new season feels like one big undead sex party-a kinky alternate lifestyle where vampires and monsters do the nasty (and other violent acts) in roadhouses, backrooms, backwoods and the occasional antebellum mansion. (The third hour jolts to an end with an especially rough act of bloodsucker carnality.) The show is slowly introducing a league of werewolves whose unseen leader had some sort of "in" with the Nazi command. That makes sense: It wouldn't have been Winston Churchill. Alexander Skarsgard, as vampire Eric, dominates the cast with his chic, decadent pallor. Death becomes him, totally.

Hot in Cleveland

TV Land, June 16, 10 p.m. ET/PT |

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COMEDY

When you're hot, you're hot-which is why having Betty White in the cast has generated an unusual amount of buzz for this TV Land sitcom. But her costars-ace comic actresses Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli-are the ones who add sizzle to a not too promising vehicle. They play friends, in need of a vacation and a midlife bounce, flying from L.A. to Paris. The plane makes an emergency stop in Cleveland, where to their delight the men ogle them like supermodels. Vanity recharged, they stay. White, as the caretaker of Bertinelli's new house, seems awkwardly shoehorned in. She'll probably heat up.

Top Chef D.C.

Bravo, June 16, 9 p.m. ET/PT |

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REALITY

Season 7 unfolds in the nation's capital, allowing host Padma Lakshmi to get off one overly cute pun ("Hail to the chef!") and providing a backdrop of monuments and cherry blossoms for a miserable quick-fire challenge with potatoes, onions and chicken. Chef remains the model for cook-off competitions, balancing casual insight into culinary art with psychological snapshots of the aspiring chefs. This recipe can't be improved on.

1 THE TONY AWARDS

SUN. 6/13 8 P.M. CBS

Catherine Zeta-Jones is among the nominees on Broadway's trophy night.

2 BREAKING BAD

SUN. 6/13 10 P.M. AMC

Finale to another brimstone season of Bryan Cranston's drug misadventures.

3 LAST COMIC STANDING

MON. 6/14 8 P.M. NBC

LOL, anyone? Craig Robinson (The Office) is hosting the new season.

4 CUPCAKE WARS

TUES. 6/15 9 P.M. FOOD NETWORK

Competing chefs have grand dreams for a tiny pastry.

5 BATTLE OF THE WEDDING PLANNERS

FRI. 6/18 10 P.M. TLC

Coordinators compete to design a couple's happiest day.

MY FIVE FAVORITE REALITY SHOWS

• The 30-year-old girl next door, whose new E! series premieres June 13, shares some of her favorite "real-life" TV shows.

STEVEN SEAGAL LAWMAN

He can do everything. He's a dog trainer, a cop, an actor. If I could do half the things he does, I'd be on the path to world domination.

ROB DYRDEK'S FANTASY FACTORY

This show is so funny. I mean, forget Jay Leno or Conan O'Brien. It's so random it makes you wanna spend a day there.

DANCING WITH THE STARS

It's the most entertaining reality show on TV. The costumes are my favorite part. This season, I liked Pamela Anderson.

JERSEY SHORE

I get a kick out of it. Snooki does it up! She's not like the polished pretty girls you see on MTV all the time. She doesn't care; she puts it out there.

KENDRA

It's the show I try hardest to keep up with because she's my friend. It's a great domestic comedy. And I love baby Hank.

The June 15 season premiere of Bravo's Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List goes behind the scenes for her guest role on Law & Order: SVU (the episode aired in March). Flubbing her lines, she seems shaken by a fear that she really is a loser. But her brusque vulgar humor saves her. She's caffeinated by a sense of absurdity, especially of herself.

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DOCTOR FEELGOOD

• The actor, 39, plays an M.D. on USA's hit, but don't ask for medical advice.

DO PEOPLE THINK YOU HAVE A MEDICAL DEGREE?

I'll be walking on the street, and some guy at a construction site will say, "Ey, doctor, I broke my arm!" I'm like, "Sir, I can't help you."

BUT YOU KNOW THE LINGO.

Diaphoretic means you're sweating. I know my way around an EKG. But there's a reason a doctor goes through 12 years of training, and I went through one year of drama school.

DO YOUR KIDS WATCH YOU?

I pointed out a billboard to my children, who said, "Oh yeah, that's you," and then asked me to turn the DVD player on.

>1 THE TONY AWARDS

SUN. 6/13 8 P.M. CBS

Catherine Zeta-Jones is among the nominees on Broadway's trophy night.

2 BREAKING BAD

SUN. 6/13 10 P.M. AMC

Finale to another brimstone season of Bryan Cranston's drug misadventures.

3 LAST COMIC STANDING

MON. 6/14 8 P.M. NBC

LOL, anyone? Craig Robinson (The Office) is hosting the new season.

4 CUPCAKE WARS

TUES. 6/15 9 P.M. FOOD NETWORK

Competing chefs have grand dreams for a tiny pastry.

5 BATTLE OF THE WEDDING PLANNERS

FRI. 6/18 10 P.M. TLC

Coordinators compete to design a couple's happiest day.

>MY FIVE FAVORITE REALITY SHOWS

• The 30-year-old girl next door, whose new E! series premieres June 13, shares some of her favorite "real-life" TV shows.

STEVEN SEAGAL LAWMAN

He can do everything. He's a dog trainer, a cop, an actor. If I could do half the things he does, I'd be on the path to world domination.

ROB DYRDEK'S FANTASY FACTORY

This show is so funny. I mean, forget Jay [Leno] or Conan [O'Brien]. It's so random it makes you wanna spend a day there.

DANCING WITH THE STARS

It's the most entertaining reality show on TV. The costumes are my favorite part. This season, I liked Pamela Anderson.

JERSEY SHORE

I get a kick out of it. Snooki does it up! She's not like the polished pretty girls you see on MTV all the time. She doesn't care; she puts it out there.

KENDRA

It's the show I try hardest to keep up with because she's my friend. It's a great domestic comedy. And I love baby Hank.

>• The June 15 season premiere of Bravo's Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List goes behind the scenes for her guest role on Law & Order: SVU (the episode aired in March). Flubbing her lines, she seems shaken by a fear that she really is a loser. But her brusque vulgar humor saves her. She's caffeinated by a sense of absurdity, especially of herself. [

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>DOCTOR FEELGOOD

• The actor, 39, plays an M.D. on USA's hit, but don't ask for medical advice.

DO PEOPLE THINK YOU HAVE A MEDICAL DEGREE?

I'll be walking on the street, and some guy at a construction site will say, "Ey, doctor, I broke my arm!" I'm like, "Sir, I can't help you."

BUT YOU KNOW THE LINGO.

Diaphoretic means you're sweating. I know my way around an EKG. But there's a reason a doctor goes through 12 years of [training], and I went through one year of drama school.

DO YOUR KIDS WATCH YOU?

I pointed out a billboard to my children, who said, "Oh yeah, that's you," and then asked me to turn the DVD player on.