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‘Shadowhunters’ (Freeform, June 5 at 8 p.m.)

This Season’s Theme: “It’s the ongoing exploration of identity with all of our characters,” says executive producer Darren Swimmer.

Where We Left Off: Valentine (Alan van Sprang) dropped the bombshell that Jace (Dominic Sherwood) isn’t Clary’s (Katherine McNamara) brother after all. Simon (Alberto Rosende) walked in the sun, Magnus and Alec (Harry Shum Jr., Matthew Daddario) said the “L” word, and an unknown figure made off with the Soul Sword.

Coming Up: “We pick up right in the aftermath of that,” says Swimmer. “There’s a lot of tumult in the Downworld.” With Simon able to walk outside, it allows him to “theoretically have a normal life again,” although Swimmer warns he’ll “soon find out being a vampire isn’t something you can usually let go of.” And just because Valentine’s in custody, “it doesn’t stop him from creating mischief and mayhem,” the EP adds. As for that mysterious person who had the Soul Sword in the final 2A scene, Swimmer tells us, “Those questions are addressed early on in the season.”

New Kid in Town: Will Tudor makes his debut as new Shadowhunter Sebastian Verlac in the 2B premiere. “The character has a lot of sides to him,” Swimmer says. “His place evolves as we get deeper into the season in a really juicy way.” The EP also teased the arrival of the Seelie Queen, and confirmed that there’s “a lot of relationship action” coming up. — Victoria Leigh Miller

(Photo: John Medland/Freeform)

Summer TV Preview 2017: The Scoop on 17 Returning Shows

It’s time to double up on the sunscreen because long-running TV favorites will be burning up the small screen this summer. Ray Donovan, Orphan Black, and Orange Is the New Black all return for their fifth (!) seasons this summer, while the hilarious ladies of Broad City will do a seasonal switcheroo and cool things off with new episodes set in the winter. Queen Sugar will hold court for a second season on OWN, and Game of Thrones makes its long-awaited return to HBO for its penultimate season this July. Click through this slideshow to get the latest scoop on your favorite returning shows.

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