Browse our list of the 15 hottest summer shows & vote for your favorite(s)!
Summer is finally here, and with it, a whole new crop of shows to monopolize all of our free time! (Because that’s what summer’s really about, right?) From talent shows and “real” housewives to brooding vampires and mischievous maids, HollywoodLife.com rounded up the 15 shows we’re most excited for — in alphabetical order.
1. ‘America’s Got Talent’ (June 4 at 9 p.m. on NBC)
NBC’s long-running talent show is getting a bit of a facelift as it heads into its eighth season, with supermodel Heidi Klum and former Spice Girl Mel B joining the big boys on the judges’ panel. Throw in some body contortionists and a few dancing dogs, and we’ve got ourselves a party!
2. ‘The Bachelorette’ (May 27 at 8 p.m. on ABC)
Are you a fan of horny, desperate meatheads willing to make complete fools of themselves in the name of love? Of course you are, and so are we, which is why we’re already loving the current season of The Bachelorette. Desiree Hartsock definitely has her work cut out of her — and I’m not just talking about her budding rap career.
3. ‘Bridezillas’ (May 31 at 8 p.m. on WE tv)
Enjoy the insanity while you can! The upcoming 10th season of Bridezillas will be its last, bringing WE tv’s history of out-of-control brides to an end. Fortunately, its spin-off — Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas — will follow some of our favorite brides’ post-wedding drama!
4. ‘Devious Maids’ (June 23 at 10 p.m. on Lifetime)
If you thought the upper-crust ladies of Desperate Housewives were a gas, just wait till you see what the help is up to! Desperate creator Marc Cherry and star Eva Longoria are co-producing this soapy new drama, which follows five sexy — and, of course, devious — maids who likely create more messes than they clean up.
5. ‘The Fosters’ (June 3 at 9 p.m. on ABC)
From executive producer Jennifer Lopez, this new drama tells the story of two women — Teri Polo and Sherri Saum — doing their best to raise their family, which is a mix of biological and adoptive children. The kicker? Not only is it a foster family, but the family’s last name is actually Foster! I know, it’s adorable.
6. ‘Graceland’ (June 6 at 10 p.m. on USA)
USA has a knack for creating dynamic — not to mention visually pleasing — duos, but Graceland‘s Aaron Tveit and Daniel Sunjata might take the handsome cake. And although their characters are assuming fake identities, we’re willing to follow the teachings of the great philosopher Ke$ha: We don’t care what their middle names are.
7. ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ (June 2 at 9 p.m. on E!)
If you thought pregnant Kourtney Kardashian was fun to watch — you may recall her literally pulling her baby out of her in the delivery room — just wait until you get a load of Kim Kardashian all knocked up! We’ve covered her pregnancy in depth, but in true Kardashian form, we know there’s always more madness just below the surface.
8. ‘Mistresses’ (June 3 at 10 p.m. on ABC)
A remake of the original British series of the same name, this soapy drama could also be called Sex & The Suburbs, as four friends navigate the joys and consequences — mostly consequences — of sex outside their marriages. And with Alyssa Milano‘s sunshiny face leading the ladies, you’ll totally forget what terrible people the characters are.
9. ‘Pretty Little Liars’ (June 11 at 8 p.m. on ABC Family)
What’s in the trunk? Is Alison alive? The third season finale left us with tons of unanswered questions — and don’t expect the answers to come easily in season four!
10. ‘The Real Housewives Of New Jersey’ (June 2 at 8 p.m. on Bravo)
Are your dining room tables securely fastened to the floor? Good, because the Garden State flippers are back for a fifth season this summer — and with the infamous Danielle Staub rumored to be returning, we’re equal parts excited and scared!
11. ‘Switched At Birth’ (June 10 at 8 p.m. on ABC Family)
Oh, baby! Angelo’s bombshell surprise is going to blow the roofs off the Kennish and Vasquez’ houses — maybe literally — and we can only imagine how Bay (Vanessa Marano) will lash out when the show returns for the second half of its second season. The first episode’s title, “Mother And Child Divided,” is probably not a good sign.
12. ‘Teen Mom 3’ (TBD on MTV)
Though MTV has yet to set a premiere date for the third installment of its over-the-top docu-series, we’ve got our fingers ready to hit record as soon as an announcement is made. If any of these new girls are half as bananas as Jenelle Evans, we won’t be able to handle it.
13. ‘Teen Wolf’ (June 3 at 10 p.m. on MTV)
In many ways, Teen Wolf‘s third season feels like a completely different show — and we mean that in a good way. New enemies, new allies and new powers will put Scott (Tyler Posey) in peril like never before. And as always, that peril remains clothing-optional.
14. ‘True Blood’ (June 16 at 9 p.m. on HBO)
The bloody buddies of Bon Temps pick up right where the fifth season finale left off, with Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) fleeing from a bloody naked Billith (Stephen Moyer), who also happens to now be a vampire god. But will he smite his former friends, or will he “do bad things” with his divine powers? Only time will tell.
15. ‘Twisted’ (June 11 at 9 p.m. on ABC Family)
ABC Family gave fans an early look at its latest thriller, but trust me, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! When star Avan Jogia visited HollywoodLife.com back in March, he promised “mystery and romance.” Oh, and murder. There’s also plenty of murder.
— Andy Swift