What are your summer TV obsessions?

Secretdiarybelle_lTrue confessions time: For the last three weeks, I’ve been in TV detox. Aside from the occasional Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica episode (and my usual diet of horse racing), I’ve barely turned on the telly. In fact, my DVR has taken to sending me adorable e-cards in an effort to reconnect. (She knows I’m a sucker for pictures of kittens hanging from tree branches.)

Tonight, however, my sabbatical ends with the series premiere of Showtime’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl. EW’s TV critic Gillian Flynn gives the half-hour dramedy an A- in our latest issue, and I concur. Call Girl is sexy, smart, and intermittently hilarious, and series star Billie Piper (pictured) is downright revelatory in the title role of Hannah/Belle. I’ve already zipped through the first four episodes (thanks to Showtime’s preview discs) but I’m planning to rewatch the pilot tonight; it’s that fantastic. (We’ll also have a TV Watch on the show on EW.com tomorrow morning!) (Update: Click here to read it!)

Of course, with my unfortunate tele-fast coming to its inevitable end, here’s what I want to know: What other current and upcoming TV series should I be adding to my DVR schedule? I’ve already got My Life on the D List in the queue, and I’m secretly pre-obsessed with NBC’s The Baby Borrowers. Give me a list of three additional shows worth watching. (Yes, I’m putting a limit on your list — ’cause I’m strict like that!) 

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  • jcarla

    Project Runway will be back on Bravo. Catch it before it goes Lifetime medicore!

  • MrKitty

    Are you as disappointed with Catherine Tate on Doctor Who as I am? I had such high hopes that she would be a great comic foil for the Doctor – but it has been pretty bland – I was glad to see Martha Jones show up for two episodes.

  • Dave

    1. The Closer
    2. Weeds
    3. Swingtown

  • Eric Friedmann

    Trying to actually AVOID television – that’s my summer TV obsession!

  • KLF

    My 3 Must Watches of Summer are: The Closer, Burn Notice and Saving Grace. I am sure I will add Weeds to this list but I am currently only current through Season 2 and must watch 3 before starting 4. Whew!

  • Jen

    1. The Closer
    2. My Boys
    3. Burn Notice (thanks EW for telling me about this one. Love it!)

  • Crystal

    1. Mad Men
    2. The Closer
    3. So You Think You Can Dance
    Bonus show: The Olympics

  • CB

    1. Weeds
    2. Burn Notice
    3. Big Brother
    4. The Mole

  • Anonymous

    Psych, Mad Men, My Boys–2 fluff, 1 substantial

  • Lauren

    Burn Notice, My Boys, and So You Think You Can Dance! How could our resident AI obsessive miss out on the fantastic dance magic of SYTYCD?!

  • tvobsessed

    1. Burn Notice
    2. Eureka
    3. The Closer

  • Kai-

    1. Army Wives
    2. Burn Notice
    3. The Closer
    I know the limit is 3, but I can’t forget Project Runway!

  • idigress

    1. My Boys
    2. Burn Notice
    3. America’s Best Dance Crew

  • Meghan

    1. My Boys
    2. Army Wives
    3. Project Runway

  • Deb

    I’ve noticed a decline in my TV viewing, too. It started with the strike. But I am looking forward to:
    1. Psych
    2. Burn Notice
    3. Summer Olympics

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