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TV highlights: Vampire show ‘True Blood’ returns


ABC begins burning off the last three episodes of the drama “Zero Hour” (8 p.m. Saturday), starring Anthony Edwards as a magazine editor wrapped up in a massive conspiracy.

Just in time for Father’s Day, Eddie Cibrian stars as a formerly famous jazz musician who’s inspired to connect with his estranged son after taking a job as a music teacher at a local disadvantaged high school on original movie “Notes From Dad” (Hallmark at 9).

“AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks” (TNT at 9) features the actor receiving the award from the American Film Institute, taped last week in Hollywood.

Sunday talk shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 7:30 a.m. Sunday) interviews Azerbaijani Ambassador Elin Suleymanov, CPS Energy’s Doyle Beneby and Black & Veatch’s Steve Tarallo; “This Week in Defense News” (WUSA at 8) has Center for a New American Security’s John A. Nagl, Military Times’ Andrew Tilghman and National Defense University’s Frank G. Hoffman; “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features Food and Drug Administration’s Janet Woodcock, Duke University Medical Center’s Robert M. Califf and Metabolic Pathways and Cardiovascular Therapy Area’s Murray Stewart; “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts former vice president Dick Cheney; “White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has the University of Maryland’s Peter Morici.

“State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.); “The Chris Matthews Show” (NBC at 10) hosts NBC’s Chuck Todd and Kelly O’Donnell, BBC’s Katty Kay and The Washington Post’s David Ignatius; “This Week” (ABC at 10) features Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.); “Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.); “This Is America & the World” (WETA at 10 a.m., WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to former ambassador Akbar Ahmed; “Meet the Press” (NBC at 10:30) has Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Rep. Robert C. Scott (D-Va.); “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Rogers; “Bloomberg Government’s Capitol Gains” (WUSA at 11:30) has former congresswoman Jane Harman (D-Calif.), Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Bloomberg’s Rob Levinson and Sanford Reback.

Sunday night, Sam Champion of “Good Morning America” and HLN’s A.J. Hammer and Robin Meade host the Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award s (HLN at 8).

It’s time for more “True Blood” (HBO at 9), as the vampire show returns with Bill’s reincarnation on the Season 6 premiere.

The 2013 Miss USA Competition (NBC at 9), anchored by Giuliana Rancic and Nick Jonas, kicks off live from Las Vegas as 51 women compete for the title.

— Emily Yahr



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