7 TV Shows to Help You Survive a Scandal-less Summer

7 TV Shows to Help You Survive a Scandal-less Summer

Every Thursday, millions of people across America experience devastating withdrawals. As they sit down in front of the television after a sweltering summer day, they flip to ABC. In their heart, they want to see Olivia Pope on the screen. But, the truth rears its ugly head as reality sets in. There is nothing worse than a summer without Scandal.

Unfortunately, diehard Gladiators have a long wait until Season 4 returns this fall. In the meantime, Scandal buffs need a roster of sizzling shows to curb their cravings.

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Fortunately, Summer 2014 has several television shows with intriguing storylines and enigmatic characters that will quickly become new favorites for fans, including several launching in the next two weeks.

Here are 7 Shows to Survive a Scandal­-less Summer:


Like Scandal, Suits has well-developed and intelligent characters, excellent scripts, and a never-ending combination of tension, lies, brilliant dialogue, and complicated relationships. The show recently returned for its fourth season and is ranked in the top five among cable dramas. The two main characters, Jessica Pearson and Harvey Spector, have many of the same personality traits as Olivia Pope and her associate Harrison Wright. Watch the chaos unfold as Jessica and Harvey do whatever it takes to win at their high-profile NYC law firm. Suits airs Wednesdays on USA Network at 9PM EST.


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