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TV highlights for June 4, 2013


RETURNING SHOW: Teacher Abby Lee Miller returns in Season 3 with a two-hour episode of “Dance Moms” (Lifetime at 8), and takes a break from yelling at students to play cupid and set up Brooke with some of the senior dancers.

The top six contestants performed on “The Voice” (NBC at 9) Monday night, so now it’s time for two more to go to narrow the field as the finale gets closer.

RETURNING SHOW: New judges Heidi Klum and Mel B take seats next to veterans Howard Stern and Howie Mandel on the Season 8 premiere of the competition series “America’s Got Talent” (NBC at 9), kicking off with auditions in Los Angeles, New York and Texas.

SERIES PREMIERE: There’s no monetary prize for being the “ultimate mom,” but the women on “Pretty Wicked Moms” (Lifetime at 10) try to win the theoretical crown anyway in a docu-series that follows six “feisty” women in Atlanta. Schemes include devising a vegan diet for a 1-year-old — or trying to figure out how a baby can climb to the top of the social ladder.

SERIES PREMIERE: Real-life crime series “Swamp Murders” (Investigation Discovery at 10) looks at various police investigations involving swamps, starting with the body of a 19-year-old woman found in Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp.

SERIES PREMIERE: The premise of competition show “Exit” (Syfy at 10) is simple, and terrifying — to win a $10,000 prize, teams must make their way out of a crazy mind-bending room, but only if they can solve challenging puzzles and brain games.

SERIES PREMIERE: Docu-series “The Alectrix” (MTV at 11) follows an all-girl pop group hoping to be superstars, and start by hiring Joe Simpson — dad of Jessica and Ashlee — as their new manager.

Actor Nathan Fillion is on “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), along with comedian John Oliver and a performance by the Local Natives; Joan Rivers presents a Top 10 list.

“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35) hosts actor Owen Wilson, reality stars Wayde King and Brett Raymer and singer LeAnn Rimes.

Actress Amy Adams, actor Dave Franco and country trio Lady Antebellum are on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35).

Emily Yahr

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.



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