Monday Madness: Favorite Summer Show
This Monday Madness, it’s time to bask in the delights of summer TV! As many broadcast shows go on hiatus for the summer, cable shows get a chance to shine! Also, we here in the US get the chance to experience some Canadian and British shows over the summer as well.
The selection of shows is based on US scheduling, and features shows within the past decade. I included some newer shows that had aired at least 3 episodes (giving Bunheads a little leeway since its third episode airs tonight). Not all of these shows air all their episodes in the summer – many have a split schedule, with the second half of seasons airing the following winter. Also, not all of these are still summer shows – for example, Psych has transitioned into a fall show, but since 5 of the past 6 seasons have started in July or August, I felt it qualified for the poll.
This poll will be open for one week, and you can choose up to 10 of your favorite summer shows. Be sure to spread the word so your favorites will make it into the top 10! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Get creative!
Even though there are 30-some options on this list, I know there are TV shows I left out! You can nominate ones I missed in the comments until Thursday night, and I may add them to the poll (live-action scripted shows only, please).
Want more of a say in who makes it onto the poll each week? Be sure to follow me on Twitter or like TV Breakroom on Facebook, since I usually ask for nominations for the next Monday Madness the weekend before the new poll. Please help out with nominations! There are only so many shows I can watch personally, so I’m counting on you to fill me in!
Without further ado, here’s the poll for this week’s Monday Madness! Voting ends around 1AM July 2nd.
What's your favorite summer show? (Choose up to 10!)
- Alphas (39%, 854 Votes)
- Leverage (31%, 679 Votes)
- Dallas (21%, 446 Votes)
- White Collar (19%, 418 Votes)
- Burn Notice (11%, 231 Votes)
- Rizzoli & Isles (9%, 204 Votes)
- Psych (8%, 184 Votes)
- Covert Affairs (8%, 182 Votes)
- Suits (7%, 155 Votes)
- True Blood (7%, 150 Votes)
- Warehouse 13 (7%, 148 Votes)
- Eureka (7%, 147 Votes)
- Royal Pains (6%, 120 Votes)
- Falling Skies (5%, 111 Votes)
- Common Law (5%, 104 Votes)
- The Glades (5%, 103 Votes)
- The Closer (5%, 101 Votes)
- Franklin & Bash (4%, 85 Votes)
- Necessary Roughness (4%, 83 Votes)
- Pretty Little Liars (3%, 67 Votes)
- Lost Girl (3%, 63 Votes)
- Monk (3%, 57 Votes)
- Rookie Blue (3%, 55 Votes)
- Longmire (2%, 51 Votes)
- Melissa & Joey (2%, 51 Votes)
- Army Wives (2%, 51 Votes)
- Teen Wolf (2%, 51 Votes)
- Breaking Bad (2%, 45 Votes)
- Bunheads (2%, 37 Votes)
- Weeds (2%, 36 Votes)
- Awkward (1%, 29 Votes)
- Saving Hope (1%, 28 Votes)
- Damages (1%, 25 Votes)
- Wilfred (1%, 23 Votes)
- Episodes (1%, 21 Votes)
- Men at Work (1%, 18 Votes)
- Haven (1%, 17 Votes)
- Louie (1%, 14 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,171