Us' Programming Guide: What to Watch This Summer!

Entertainment Jun. 16, 2011 AT 9:21AM
Us' Programming Guide: What to Watch This Summer! Credit: Art Streiber; Splash News

Who needs the great outdoors when there are so many great TV options -- some of them shirtless!

While many of primetime's hottest hits like Glee and American Idol are off air in the warm weather months, plenty of new and returning series are hitting the small screen to tide TV fans over until September.

PHOTOS: More great summer TV to look forward to

Here, Us Weekly rounds up a few of our favorites:

NEW SHOWS

Expedition Impossible -- Premieres June 23 at 9 p.m. (EST)
The exec producer of ABC's new Thursday night series, Lisa Hennessy, promises "meltdowns, injuries and laugh-out-loud 'fails' as 13 three-person teams race through Morocco. P.S.: The scenery is great too!

Necessary Roughness -- Premieres June 29 at 10 p.m. (EST) on USA
A scrappy shrink (Callie Thorne) juggles divorce, kids and a wild NFL-star client. The USA drama "has something for everyone," says exec producer Liz Kruger. "Sports, romance and hot men!"

Famous Food -- Premieres July 10 at 10 p.m. (EST)
Former Bachelor Jake Pavelka, ex-New Jersey Housewife Danielle Staub and five others launch an L.A. restaurant on VH1's new series. Heidi Montag's resume? "I was a waitress for two years."

VIDEO: Heidi struggles to eat a hamburger after her multiple plastic surgeries

RETURNING FAVORITES

Pretty Little Liars -- Airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. (EST) on ABC Family
Ian "may not be as dead as you thought," exec producer Oliver Goldstick says of the man fingered to be Alison's killer. In fact, on the show's second season, "circumstantial evidence" leads the girls to second-guess his guilt.

True Blood -- Premieres June 26 at 9 p.m. (EST) on HBO
When the series picks up for its fourth season, Bill and Sookie are kaput, but "a longing still exists between them," Stephen Moyer (Bill) tells Us. Still, says creator Alan Ball, "there's no shortage of hot supernatural men around her."

PHOTOS: Before they were on True Blood

Teen Mom -- Premieres July 5 at 10 p.m. (EST) on MTV
This season, Farrah's mom suggests raising Sophia while Farrah goes to school and Catelynn and Tyler move in together. Plus, Amber's legal woes take center stage and Maci's beau, Kyle, meets her baby-daddy, Ryan!

Tell Us: Which summer show has you hooked?

By Allison Corneau for Us Weekly. For more Channel Surfing, click here.

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