ABC Summer 2012 Schedule: 'Duets,' 'Bachelor Pad' and More
ABC Summer 2012 Schedule: 'Duets,' 'Bachelor Pad' and More
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
ABC is going to have a very real summer with eight reality shows on its schedule, along with season 3 of the Canadian import Rookie Blue. The network will brings back popular shows The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad and feature new shows like the singing competition Duets and a Fred Willard improv talk show.

Returning reality shows include a summer season of Wipeout, Secret Millionaire and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.

As far as new shows, the big one will be Duets, a singing competition where Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke, Lionel Richie and Jennifer Nettles get teams and perform duets with the competitors.

ABC also has Trust Us with Your Life, a half-hour talk show hosted by Fred Willard where he interviews celebrities like David Hasselhoff and Ricky Gervais. The celebrities will tell stories about their lives, and then an improv group will act out those scenes.
 
The final new series is Final Witness, a true-crime documentary that follows a different murder case every week.

Here's the complete schedule for ABC's summer lineup.

MONDAY, MAY 14
9:30pm: The Bachelorette (moves to 8pm the following week)

THURSDAY, MAY 24
8pm: Duets
10pm: Rookie Blue

SUNDAY, JUNE 3
8pm: Secret Millionaire
9pm: Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

THURSDAY, JUNE 28
9pm: Wipeout

TUESDAY, JULY 10
9pm: Trust Us with Your Life
10pm: Final Witness

MONDAY, JULY 23
8pm: Bachelor Pad
 

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