The CW Sets Summer 2014 Schedule with Return of 'Beauty and the Beast'
The CW Sets Summer 2014 Schedule with Return of 'Beauty and the Beast'
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The CW's summer schedule will be full of reality shows, comedies and one returning drama series.

The network's summer begins on Monday, June 2 when fan favorite Beauty and the Beast returns for the conclusion of its second season. The show stopped its run in March, but the final six episodes of season 2 will air over the summer.

More scripted shows come in July with the launch of two new comedies. Backpackers, starring Nikita's Dillon Casey, will debut Monday, July 14 at 8:30pm. The comedy, originally made as a web series, focuses on two best friends backpacking through Europe.

The Canadian-import Seed debuts Monday, July 14 at 9:30pm. The sitcom centers on a bachelor and sperm donor who develops relationships with three of his recipient families. Backpackers and Seed will be a part of the CW's two-hour comedy block on Mondays, with episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway? filling in the gaps at 8pm and 9pm.

The network's newest reality competition is Famous at 12, premiering Tuesday, June 3 at 8pm. The show takes 12 families that want to be famous and tracks them for 12 weeks as they do their best to become celebrities like the Kardashians.

Penn and Teller: Fool Us begins Wednesday, July 30 at 8pm. In it, aspiring magicians are brought in to perform a trick for world-famous magicians Penn and Teller. If they can successfully fool the duo with their illusion, they will get to perform with them at their Las Vegas show.

The CW is doubling down with magic on Friday, August 1 at 8pm with Masters of Illusion, a show featuring various tricks hosted by Dean Cain.

There's still no word on when the 21st cycle of America's Next Top Model will debut. It aired last summer starting in August.

Here's a quick look at the CW's summer schedule.

MONDAY (starting June 2)
8pm: Whose Line Is It Anyway?
8:30pm: Whose Line Is It Anyway?
9pm: Beauty and the Beast

MONDAY (starting July 14)
8pm: Whose Line Is It Anyway?
8:30pm: Backpackers
9pm: Whose Line Is It Anyway?
9:30pm: Seed

TUESDAY (starting June 3)
8pm: Famous in 12
9pm: Supernatural repeats

WEDNESDAY (starting July 30)
8pm: Penn and Teller: Fool Us
9pm: Arrow repeats

FRIDAY (starting August 1)
8pm: Masters of Illusion
8:30pm: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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