With 'Glee' Gone, What to Watch This Summer

Fill the 'Glee' gap with these one of these dishy summer dramas

Got a gaping hole in your DVR line-up now that Glee has wrapped up its first season? We feel your pain! Wait out the weeks until the Fox hit returns with these remedies.

The Vampire Diaries:
(Thursdays, 8 p.m. ET on the CW.) Sure, there are no Journey covers blaring here, but there’s plenty of teen romance on this series from Kevin Williamson. Small town girl Elena (Nina Dobrev) is torn between two brothers: good guy Stefan (Paul Wesley) and bad boy Damon (Ian Somerhalder). The fact that they’re both bloodsuckers only adds to the drama, especially given that Elena’s just learned that she’s adopted – and her birth mom’s a vampire, too. Oh, and her BFF is a witch (Katerina Graham)! Think you’ve missed too much? Catch the entire first season in repeats this summer.

Friday Night Lights:
(Fridays, 8 p.m. ET on NBC.) The show’s fifth season will be the last for this acclaimed (albeit low-rated) high-school series, so now’s the time to tune in for some football and lots of drama, along with a healthy dose of heart. Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) has his work cut out for him this season as he starts a gig coaching the Lions -- going head-to-head with the Panthers, the team he nurtured for years.

True Blood:
(Sundays, 9 p.m. ET on HBO.) If you think about it, Bon Temps is a lot more like high school than people realize. There are the popular kids, like Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), the lovable outcasts like Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), the cute, but mismatched couples like Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) -- and of course the super-hot baddie bloodsuckers like Eric (Alexander Skarsgard). Sue Sylvester would surely "C" the fun in this reliably fun, dark, sexy vampire series.

(Thursdays, 8 p.m. ET on Fox.) Okay, so clearly you’ve got some options now. But if you still feel nothing on TV can perfectly replace the song-and-dance (and all that romance), well, never fear. Luckily, Fox will re-air the entire first season all summer. Relive your favorite McKinley High moments -- like the time Mercedes (Amber Riley) tried to hook up with Kurt (Chris Colfer), or when Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison) and Emma (Jayma Mays) first kissed, and especially Sue Sylvester’s (Jane Lynch) endless one-liners. We're even thinking Emmy voters will sing Lynch's praises with a trophy later this year (and we know how much the Cheerios' coach loves her trophies!).

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