It's a big week for returns. "Breaking Bad" is back, and so is "Duck Dynasty."
"Breaking Bad" has been showered with rave reviews for the engrossing episode that premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC. "Duck Dynasty" is likely to generate huge ratings for its fourth-season premiere at 10 p.m. Wednesday on A&E. This reality series, about the Robertson clan, is funnier than most sitcoms, and it sustains its humor better than most "Saturday Night Live" skits. Don't the sons sort of resemble Paul Rudd? In the reality field, "Duck Dynasty" is blessed with memorable characters like Uncle Si, Phil and Miss Kay. The premiere focuses on the big plans to celebrate Phil and Miss Kay's anniversary.
"Face Off," the contest for special-effects makeup artists, returns for its fifth season at 9 p.m. Tuesday on Syfy. This time around, eight veterans return to compete with eight newcomers. Those returning players include Laura Tyler, 28, of Orange County, and she impresses in the premiere.
"Hotel Impossible" starts its third season at 10 p.m. Monday on Travel Channel. How bad is the start for hotel fixer Anthony Melchiorri? In Baltimore, he finds the dirtiest hotel he's ever seen, Travel Channel says.
ABC turns over all its Monday prime time, starting at 8, to the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock." Little Big Town will host the event. Fans will get to see Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, Kid Rock, the Band Perry, Zac Brown Band, Lenny Kravitz, Kellie Pickler, Derek Hough, Sheryl Crow, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and the cast of "Duck Dynasty."
"Breaking Bad" may be getting the most attention among summer dramas. But "Broadchurch," a powerful miniseries about a boy's murder, continues at 10 p.m. Wednesday on BBC America. Olivia Colman and David Tennant are exceptional as the detectives. CBS' "Under the Dome," which has scored big ratings for CBS, continues at 10 p.m. Monday. And big ratings are better than raves, although the notices for "Dome" were good.
Kirstie Alley stretches to play a villain in "Baby Sellers" at 8 p.m. Saturday on Lifetime. Alley portrays the respected owner of an adoption agency who has a big secret: She traffics in infants. The movie comes from executive producer Robert Halmi Sr.