You'd think -- based on what TV has taught us -- that the lead detective of L.A.'s Major Crimes Division would not be gorgeous, put-together or a woman for that matter. But 'The Closer' has defied all expectations, and has single-handedly put TNT on the map for quality female-led dramas.
As we prepare ourselves to say goodbye (and hope that 'Major Crimes,' the spinoff starring Mary McDonnell, is a hit), we thought we'd take a look at all the summer TV ladies who are looking good while helping us beat the heat.
Heidi Klum, 'Project Runway'
Yes, she's a supermodel, and yes, every designer in the world wants to dress her, but Heidi wouldn't be Heidi without her sunny attitude and personal style. And even though she hosts and judges a show all about designing clothes, this season's nude 'Project Runway' promos prove she still looks great wearing next to nothing.
'Project Runway' Season 9 premieres Thurs., July 28, 9PM ET on Lifetime
Pamela Swynford De Beaufort (Kristin Bauer), 'True Blood'
Pam's style can best be described as S&M chic with a girlish twist, which might sound a little in your face, but then again, so is our favorite Fangtasia lady. With a love of fine footwear and a penchant for dramatic accessories, Pam lands on the more daring end of our style spectrum.
'True Blood' airs Sundays, 9PM ET on HBO
Julie Chen, 'Big Brother'
Lovingly called the Chenbot, this 'Big Brother' host -- who can now also be seen daily on 'The Talk' -- got the nickname for her near-perfect delivery and consistently flawless style. As much as she's on TV, we're still convinced she's never worn the same thing twice.
'Big Brother' Season 13 premieres Thurs., July 7, 9PM ET on CBS
Hanna Marin, 'Pretty Little Liars'
Hanna went from an eternal awkward phase to being crowned the new queen bee at Rosewood after A's death. Of course she wasn't averse to shoplifting for her fabulous fashions, but that left her with a closet full of lovely to combat the tormentor targeting her and her secret-keeping pals.
'Pretty Little Liars' airs Tuesdays, 8PM ET on ABC Family
Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), 'Damages'
Sure Patty's wardrobe mostly consists of suits, but boy are they fabulous suits. As the tough-talking (and even tougher acting) boss lady at Hewes & Associates, Patty never lets them see her sweat in this season's latest styles.
'Damages' Season 4 premieres Wed., July 13, 10PM ET on DirecTV
Andrea Jackson (Gabourey Sidibe), 'The Big C'
Laura Linney's the star of this Showtime series, but Gaby steals all the clothing compliments. A high school student with a big mouth, she softens her razor-sharp wit with her jewel-toned wardrobe. We're especially fond of the pink streak she sometimes rocks in her hair.
'The Big C' airs Mondays, 10:30PM ET on Showtime
Cat Deeley, 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Quite possibly our favorite reality competition show host, Cat adds an added dash of style, sense of humor and wow factor to every episode of 'SYTYCD.' From bohemian chic to all done up in diamonds, her eclectic style reminds us of a modern-day, more relatable Carrie Bradshaw.
'So You Think You Can Dance' airs Wednesdays, 8PM ET on Fox
Rachel Zoe, 'The Rachel Zoe Project'
As her Bravo reality show reminds us, it's Rachel's job to look absolutely bananas at all times, and to style her celebrity clients accordingly. With a new fashion line debuting this year, and a fourth season of her hit show premiering soon, get ready for even more Rachel. I die.
'The Rachel Zoe Project' Season 4 premieres Tues., Aug. 2, 9PM ET on Bravo
Jenni Pulos, 'Flipping Out'
We heart Jeff Lewis, but his designing OCD wouldn't be nearly as hilarious without sassy assistant Jenni. This rapping Julia Louis-Dreyfus look-alike has had some fashion missteps on the show -- not counting with her boss makes her wear an oversized jumpsuit -- but she always owns it.
'Flipping Out' Season 4 premieres Wed., July 6, 9PM ET on Bravo
Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick), 'The Closer'
Brenda mixes her big city wardrobe with small town Southern charm, making her the most endearing female detective on TV. Whether she's in a shape-flaunting wrap dress, a classic trench or a casual cardigan, she's always perfectly put together.
'The Closer' Season 6 premieres Mon., July 11, 9PM ET on TNT
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