Show Swap: Summer 2011
If you're feeling lost now that your favorite programs are in reruns, try these shows on for size
The Glee Project (debuts June 12, Oxygen)
The Fox hit is at intermission, but luckily you can keep the musical momentum going with Oxygen’s Glee-casting reality show. Much like its parent series, The Glee Project celebrates those who are different…and can sing crazy good.
The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
The Nine Lives of Chloe King (debuts June 14, ABC Family)
Fans of The CW’s sexy soap about supernatural activity in a small town will enjoy this new show about a teenage girl who discovers she’s descended from an ancient race and has superhuman powers.
Rizzoli & Isles (premieres July 11, TNT)
As far as TV partners go, Castle and Beckett are as good as it gets. If you’re looking to duplicate that dynamic duo (minus the sexual tension), then book yourself a date with cop Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander).
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
HawthoRNe (premieres June 14, TNT)
Feeling ill without your weekly dose of Grey’s medical drama mixed with personal angst? Then tune in to Jada Pinkett Smith’s hospital series, which now features singer Marc Anthony full-time.
The Challenge: Rivals (debuts June 22, MTV)
If you added boozy hookups and skanky hot tubs to Survivor, you’d get MTV’s Real World and Road Rules alum series Challenge; this season, contestants team up with their bitter rivals.