True Blood kicks off its seventh and final season and is going out with a bang. Stephen Moyer takes his character through the most physically and demanding scenes he’s performed to date. Among new story elements are an army of zombie-like vampires, decimated by the Hep-V virus, marching on Bon Temps. Expect the most intense and bloodiest slaughter scene to date. The most exciting news is a fantasy come true for many—a very erotic scene between Alexander Skarsgaard and Ryan Kwanten. Sorry to those rooting for a Kwanten and Joe Manganiello hookup.
A new season of Falling Skies returns to TNT on a darker than usual tone. Following last season’s attack by the Espheni aliens, Will Patton’s character of Weaver and Colin Cunningham’s trouble-making Pope have been imprisoned, while Noah Wyle’s Tom has been sent to a war ghetto. A World War II vet must be doing their scripts now.
BBC America premieres their new series version of Alexander Dumas’ 17th century heroes with The Musketeers. Skins and The Borgias vet Luke Pasqualino stars as D’Artagnan as he and his candy bar-named trio of sword wielders fight for justice in France. New Doctor Who Peter Capaldi plays their arch enemy Cardinal Richelieu, while Heroes vet Santiago Cabrerra is Aramis. Upcoming episodes will feature Elementary’s Sean Pertwee, Primeval’s Jason Flemyng and Battlestar Galactica’s James Callis.
Tonight’s debut of TNT’s The Last Ship focuses on a Naval destroyer and crew who have survived a worldwide pandemic and remains one of the last vestiges of civilization. It stars Greys Anatomy's Eric Dane, The Vampire Diaries' Michaela McManusand Firefly's Adam Baldwin.