07/09/2012 07:00 pm ET | Updated Jul 10, 2012

What To Watch On TV July 9-15: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Political Animals' And More

Summer's heating up with a number of high profile premieres this week, so even if you're on vacation, make sure your DVR is hard at work.

It's a busy seven days for cable, with the return of "White Collar" and "Covert Affairs" on Tuesday; DirecTV's "Damages" on Wednesday; and "Leverage," "Breaking Bad" and the highly anticipated "Political Animals" arriving on Sunday.

And in reality TV news, Julie Chen welcomes 12 new contestants (and four returning stars) into the "Big Brother" house on Thursday, while Fox's dating show "The Choice" comes to a close.

Check out our slideshow for more TV picks for the week.

What To Watch: July 9-15