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9 summer TV shows worth watching: A slideshow
Critical darlings Breaking Bad and Louie return, Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama The Newsroom debuts, and more highlights of the upcoming summer TV season
 
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Summer months were once considered barren doldrums lacking any good TV, but recent years have seen the period nearly as packed with quality series as the traditional September-to-May TV season. Chief example: Breaking Bad, AMC's transfixing drama about a conflicted drug-dealing family man, returns for its fifth season on July 15. Here, a look at eight other new and returning shows worthy of your attention this summer: 

 

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