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This Week's Must-See TV: 5 Shows You Shouldn't Miss

By and Morgan Jeffery
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Time to chill out and relax - the next seven days begin with a four-day weekend thanks to her Majesty and there's plenty of Jubilee-based programming to enjoy. Plus, sports addicts get to enjoy Euro 2012 from this Friday (June 8).

But if you're neither a royalist or a football fanatic, there's still a ton of fantastic telly for you to watch this week. Read on below for our regular five picks - taking in the best of UK and US drama, with a little sojourn into reality TV too!

Game of Thrones: Monday, June 4 at 9pm on Sky Atlantic
It may be hard to believe, but season two of this hit fantasy drama - Sky Atlantic's biggest ratings winner - draws to a close tonight. Tenth and final instalment 'Valar Morghulis' follows on from the epic 'Blackwater' and given the scale of what occurred in that momentous episode, it seems only right that we're getting a little extra Game of Thrones this week - the finale will run for a mammoth 64 minutes, ten minutes longer than a regular episode! As Theon stirs his men to action, Arya receives an unusual gift, the uneasy relationship between Brienne and Jaime takes a dark new turn, Daenerys embarks on a strange and perilous journey and as for Tyrion... oh, just wait and see!

Watch a promo for the Game of Thrones season finale below:



Mad Men: Tuesday, June 5 at 9pm on Sky Atlantic
If you thought episode 11 of Mad Men's fifth season was superb... well, you're absolutely right, but if anything this next instalment ups the ante even further. Like the show's cast and crew, we're wary of giving anything away, so let's just say that a dark secret comes to light in 'Commissions and Fees' which leads to devastating consequences for someone at Sterling-Cooper-Draper-Pryce. This is without doubt one of the most shocking episodes of Mad Men ever - miss it at your peril.



Big Brother: Tuesday, June 5 at 9pm on Channel 5
Love it or hate it, there's no escaping it. Big Brother is back for its thirteenth series and in this year's launch show Brian Dowling will introduce us to the 12-or-so weirdos we'll be spying on throughout the summer. Channel 5's inaugural series may not have exactly set the ratings alight or grabbed many headlines, but you can't fault the housemate selection. And with the latest run of Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year making a few waves like the good old days, we could be on for one of the biggest Brothers in years. Make sure you're there from day
one!

Watch Digital Spy interview potential housemates at the Big Brother auditions below:


Bedlam: Wednesday, June 6 at 10pm on Sky Living
Promising to be "darker and more sinister" than ever, Bedlam returns to TV screens for a second series this week with Lacey Turner coming on board as a paramedic named Ellie who sees spooky things at every turn. Jack Roth, Nikesh Patel and Gemma Chan are also among the newbies joining James Sutton and co at Bedlam Heights, which after the events of the first series has been given an uplifting rebrand. But will a new look keep the ghouls at bay? (No, is the answer). Bedlam may be a little melodramatic at times, but if you fancy scaring yourself silly we'd still suggest you check in.

Watch the Bedlam series two trailer below:



Desperate Housewives: Sunday, June 10 at 10pm on E4
Get the tissues out, guys, because the moment we've been dreading is finally here. The eighth and final season of Desperate Housewives draws to a close this week with a jam-packed episode that features a wedding, a birth, a death and a heck of tearjerking moments. Since at the time of this going live, there's a ton of plotlines that need to be resolved, we can't really tell you the specifics about how we'll say goodbye to Susan, Bree, Gabby and Lynette. But we can reveal that as well as bidding farewell, we'll also be welcoming back some familiar faces - notably the late Mike Delfino (James Denton), Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany) and series narrator Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong). Wisteria Lane, we're going to miss you!

Watch a clip from the Desperate Housewives finale below:



What are you looking forward to watching this week? Let us know below!

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