Your Favorite Summer Shows Return

By Morgan Gstalter

Nobody likes a cliffhanger. Apparently the writers of the ABC Family hit teen drama, “Pretty Little Liars” were unaware of this fact.

It seems as if the creators of the show love tormenting its fans. We wait anxiously for the hiatus to be over and the day has finally arrived. The third season of the show returns tonight at seven p.m. This premiere has been long over due, since I know I’m not the only one missing the Liars and the Rosewood drama.

At the end of season two, we were left with some curve-balls. Whether you guessed correctly or not, Mona ( Janel Parrish) was revealed as A. Shocker? I think not. I had her pegged as A for a while, but this revealed secret shocked fans of the show. And before the final credits rolled, there was a body bag.

To add to their new sizzling Tuesday night, “Jane By Design” while break out it’s second season at eight, after PLL. It’s like a modern take on “That’s So Raven” without the psychic visions and Raven Symone. Jane is just a regular teenage girl thrust into the world of high school.

Now that you have the suspense of PLL to keep your drama-side occupied, you don’t have to cry in shame now that “Glee” is over, because you have the next best thing. “The Glee Project” will return for a second cycle on Tuesday, June 5 at 10pm on Oxygen.  With many of the senior New Directioners having graduated, McKinley High is looking for some new students.

It seems as though teenage vampires are also all the rage. While the CW’s “Vampire Diaries” won’t return until the fall, you have some other blood-sucking pals to keep you company. “True Blood” will come back for a fifth season Sunday, June 10 at 9pm on HBO.

Gleeks, and vampires and werewolves. Oh my.  To go hand and hand with the vampires on HBO, you can flip back to MTV for season two of the surprisingly good “Teen Wolf.” The show made a huge splash last summer and now the cast is back, starting Sunday, June 3 at 11pm on MTV (airs Mondays at 10pm starting June 4).  Also on MTV, be sure to check out the hilarious and rightfully named “Awkward” which is about 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) struggle with the normal teenage angst, that is amplified after a suicide attempt. Season two of the hilarious comedy premieres Thursday, June 28 at 9:30 p.m.

It looks like all of the bases are covered, mythical creatures, drama, comedy and musical genius. So make sure you add these shows to your calender over the summer.