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TV preview: 'True Blood' is for true fans only
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HBO's vampire series is a bloody mess — literally. "True Blood" is swimming in faux plasma. And the convoluted plotlines have traveled far from Charlaine Harris' books. As Season 6 begins, Bill is resurrected; Sookie and Jason's fairy grandpa shows up; and vampires and humans are at each other's throats. If you aren't already a fan, you'll be totally lost.

Watch • 10 p.m. Sunday, HBO The Week Ahead

The Voice

First, the remaining contestants perform. Then a winner is declared. And Cher performs.

Watch • 7 p.m. Monday; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Channel 5

Switched at Birth

Bay is shocked when she learns about Ty's experiences in Afghanistan.

Watch • 9 p.m. Monday, ABC Family

Franklin & Bash

Heather Locklear joins the cast in the Season 3 premiere.

Watch • 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, TNT. (A second episode airs at 8 and 10 p.m.)

Hot In Cleveland

William Shatner guest stars in the "live" season premiere. (Tape-delayed in the Mountain Time Zone.)

Watch • 11 p.m. Wednesday, TV Land This Weekend

Arena Football

Jacksonville Sharks at Utah Blaze

Watch • 7 p.m. Saturday, CBS Sports Network

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks

The American Film Institute honors the writer/producer/director/actor.

Watch • 7 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, TNT

Daytime Emmy Awards

Live from Los Angeles

Watch • 6 p.m. Sunday, HLN

Masterpiece Mystery!

Inspector Lewis returns and investigates the murder of a psychic. (Shouldn't a psychic have seen it coming?)

Watch • 8 p.m. Sunday, Channel 7

The Borgias

The Borgias make a move against their enemies in the final episode of this series.

Watch • 11 p.m. Sunday, Showtime

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