The Hottest Summer TV Shows: 'Mad Men,' 'True Blood,' and More!

Amy Jo Jones

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I don't know about you, but I feel the heat rising just thinking about the return of Jon Hamm playing Don Draper in Mad Men this summer.

The two-time Emmy-award winner for best drama returns to AMC for a fourth season on July 25.

Many of the network television series have wrapped for the season, making room for this crop of hot summer shows to spice up your summer: 

Entourage (HBO): The prettiest boys in Los Angeles return to Sunday nights for a seventh season on the popular HBO comedy. Premiering on June 27.

Weeds (Showtime): Monday nights will bring you season six of a madcap marijuana business. You can catch Weeds starting on August 16.

True Blood (HBO): On June 13 you can see this Louisiana-set vampire series as it returns for a third season after cementing its status as HBO's next big thing in 2009. You know, in case you need more vampires.

Jersey Shore (MTV): It's wildly rumoured that the Jersey gang took up residence in Miami Beach for this season for hot tubbing, tanning, drinking, and pickle eating. You can find them on July 29.

Work of Art: The Next Great Artist (Bravo): This is Project Runway for the art world. Fourteen hopefuls will create works of art for a prize of a big fat check and their own exhibit. Starts June 9.

What show are you most looking forward to watching this summer?

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