The kids ran around in the summer sunshine all day long and are now happily sleeping... what's a mom to do? Thank goodness for these juicy summer TV shows to keep you entertained! Kick up your feet, relax and prepare for another summer day while you catch up on these television shows that are perfect for summertime.

Awkward.

Airs^ Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. on MTV

Don't be swayed by the fact that this show is on MTV! Awkward. is an angsty, but funny, teen drama that focuses on the life of a teen, Jenna, as she navigates the dangerous waters of high school, teenage love and friendships. Awkward. just started its second season, but Season One is played regularly on MTV, so set your DVR to record the back episodes and get caught up!

Covert Affairs

Airs^ Tuesdays at 10 p.m. CST on TNT, beginning July 10, 2012

What happens when you put a gorgeous, intelligent, stiletto-wearing woman in the CIA? You get Annie Walker, played by Piper Perabo, in Covert Affairs. Launching Season Three this summer, you'll easily be able to pick up on Covert Affairs and its quick-moving storyline. Don't miss the romantic tension between Annie and co-worker, Auggie, who happens to be blind. We're pretty sure he'd know exactly how Annie really felt about him... if only he could see her face.

Beverly Hills Nannies

Airs^ Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC Family, beginning July 11, 2012

We promise not to tell anyone that you're watching this, because really? Beverly Hills Nannies practically wrote the book on guilty pleasures! A new show on the summer line-up, Beverly Hills Nannies takes a super juicy peek into the lives of families living in Beverly Hills, focusing on the nannies that keep things running from behind the scenes. If you are a reality TV junkie, this summer show is for you!

So You Think You Can Dance

Airs^ Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on FOX

Okay, we admit it, in the past nine seasons of So You Think You Can Dance, we've cried once... or twice. This summertime TV show takes dancing to a whole new level -- focusing on 20 dancers who are dancing for their life to win the spot as the winner at the end of the summer. The routines are emotional, sometimes heart-wrenching, provocative and we're certain that these dancers have more talent in the tip of their pinky fingers than most of us will ever find in our lifetime. Grab the tissues. You're going to need them.

Political Animals

Airs^ Sundays at 10 p.m. on USA, beginning July 15, 2012

Don't blink or you'll miss this summertime TV series. Political Animals is a Limited Series Event, meaning that the entire season will only run this summer and only for a limited time. But, that peeks our interest even more, don't you agree? With a star-stacked cast, Political Animals focuses on the life of America's First Family, making it an obvious choice for your summer television must-watch list. Political Animals isn't going to hold back and we're going to love every minute of it.

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