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Summer show swap

Missing your faves? Give these series a shot

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Miss This? Parenthood (NBC)
Try This! Bunheads (ABC FAMILY)

The Bravermans’ weekly weepfest won’t return until September. But the tenuous frenemyship between a ballet-studio doyenne (Kelly Bishop) and her newly minted daughter-in-law (Sutton Foster) on Bunheads plucks our heartstrings in just the same sweet way. (Mondays at 9 p.m.)

Miss This? The Good Wife (CBS)
Try This! Suits (USA)

While Lockhart & Gardner is in recess, head over to Pearson Hardman, where the good lawyers (Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams) provide viewers with all the legal maneuvering, juicy backstabbing, and charming walk-and-talk needed to fill the void. (Thursdays at 10 p.m.)

Miss This? It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)
Try This! Workaholics (COMEDY CENTRAL)

The pub is closed for the summer, so who will give us our much-needed fix of down-and-dirty laughs? The slacker buffoons on Workaholics — who share a house, a cubicle, and a boss/office crush — should do the job…or not. (Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m.)

Miss This? Suburgatory (ABC)
Try This! Awkward (MTV)

The quirky voice-overing teens at the center of these comedies — Tessa (Jane Levy, left) and Jenna (Ashley Rickards, right) — have so much in common (enduring the humiliations of being too smart in a small-town high school), we think they’d totally be friends. (Thursdays at 10:30 p.m.)

Miss This? Smash (NBC)
Try This! The Glee Project (OXYGEN)

Yearning to watch a group of talented performers vie for the spotlight while navigating behind-the-scenes drama? You can wait until 2013 for new episodes of Smash…or check out Oxygen’s reality talent competition. Let’s just hope the Glee wannabes skip the smoothies. (Tuesdays at 10 p.m.)