Susan Young June 2, 2009
When summer rolls around, there’s a lot of competition out there for your leisure time. So what’s a TV network gotta do to get you to spend some quality tube time?
Strip down the stars and toss in a lot more action. This summer we’ve got returning hot bods, but also a few newcomers to help float those summertime boats.
As anyone hanging out around water knows, this is the best time to check out the next crop of beautiful people. Don’t forget that Sex and The City premiered in the summertime. And while Beverly Hills 90210 originally aired in the fall of 1990, it didn’t hit big until it aired in the summer of 1991.
So break out the margaritas and join us poolside for a look at some of those sizzlin’ stars set to steam up your TV this summer.
Jillian Harris, The Bachelorette
Jillian may not be classically beautiful, but she’s a good-time girl with a rocking body. She likes jumping on the boys’ backs, romping in the pool and playing Coyote Ugly in her red boots and fringy black dress. She may say she’s looking for a husband, but it looks like she’s going to have fun with some bad, bad boys first.
Ryan Kwanten, True Blood
And talk about doin’ some real bad things to you, Aussie actor Ryan plays Sookie Stackhouse’s smoking hot brother Jason. He’s trouble, battling vamps and taking every opportunity to strip down. He’s a simple guy who probably adds several points to the Louisiana humidity levels.
Anna Paquin, True Blood
At 11, she became the second youngest actor ever to win an Oscar for her role in The Piano. But viewers might not notice her acting chops as much as her shorts and clingy T-shirts. She’s irresistible to vampires, shape shifters, and even mortal men.
Jeffrey Donovan, Burn Notice
He’s got the sly smile and the rock hard body, combined with a wicked sense of humor. And beneath it all is a nice guy who helps out others. Practically perfect in every way.
Denise Richards, Denise Richards: It’s Complicated
Actually, with Denise, it’s not all that complicated. She’s been getting by on her looks for years, and that hasn’t changed a bit.
Bradley James, Merlin
Who knew there were so many opportunities to show off those striking abs during the times of Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table? Hunky Bradley plays dashing Prince Arthur and isn’t afraid to show some medieval skin.
Christian Kane, Leverage
Angel fans know him as slimy lawyer Lindsey, but he’s now popping up on the TNT series Leverage. He’s the enforcer of the group of con men, so he’s got that rough edge some women find attractive.
Gabrielle Anwar, Burn Notice
Fee’s got brains, beauty and she’s as dangerous as a desert rattler. No one offers a better distraction than Fee, who gets downright deadly.
Thomas Jane, Hung
Patricia Arquette’s former husband has a rather revealing role this summer in HBO’s Hung, about a well-endowed high school gym teacher who decides to earn a little cash on the side by using his natural assets.
Autumn Reeser, Entourage
Little Taylor Townsend is all grown up and landing with the boys on Entourage. She’ll be a junior agent at Ari’s company, and we’re sure she’ll know exactly how to manipulate the E crew.
Mary McCormack, In Plain Sight
Sexy smart, Mary oozes attitude. She’s the one you want in your corner, but don’t make Mary mad. You won’t like her when she’s mad. Or maybe you will.
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Here’s one guy who doesn’t have to remove his shirt to get women all hot and bothered. He’s got that slick style and classic jawbone that make women swoon. Yeah, you heard me. Swoon. He is stuck in the ’60s, right? And we’re right there with him.
January Jones, Mad Men
There’s something about January that harks back to the silver screen beauties of the ’50s and ’60s. She smolders like none other.
James Purefoy, The Philanthropist
Cleopatra had no chance against this Marc Antony in Rome. Now he’s back in this new NBC series, doing good deeds and looking cooler than a icy mojito on a hot summer night.
Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Is any sexy list complete without the inclusion of a Kardashian? Right now you can keep up with the Kardashians, but in August Khloe and Kourtney get their own spin-off as they set up shop in Miami. And we all know about Miami heat.
Dylan McDermott, Dark Blue
Dylan plays a veteran cop who heads up an undercover unit. That probably refers to cop stuff, but we’re sure that term will take on even more meaning.
Gal Godot (Miss Israel), Entourage
Commando girl from The Fast and the Furious takes on Hollywood when she pops up on Entourage this summer. Or should we say pops out?
Chris Vance, Mental
This British boy brings a certain sensitivity to his role as the head of a mental institution. He’s a little nuts himself, but that just makes him all the more adorable.
Kendra Wilkinson, Kendra
After being one of the The Girls Next Door, and Hugh Hefner’s personal play toy, Kendra’s striking out on her own and facing such challenges as cooking and doing her own laundry. We’re thinking her wardrobe won’t be stressing out the maximum load on the washer.
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