Remember when summer TV used to suck? Well, those days are long gone, as evidenced by the plethora of new and returning shows we're looking forward to over the coming month. From Guillermo del Toro's highly-anticipated new vampire series "The Strain" to the return of Showtime's acclaimed "Masters of Sex" to camp sequel "Sharknado 2: The Second One" to the World Cup finals, the small-screen is heating up in a big way this July. Here's our list of 17 TV events we can't wait to see.

After checking out the full list in the gallery below, vote for which shows you're looking forward to by voting in the poll further down the page.

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Which July TV events are you looking forward to? (Check all that apply.)