ABC Sets Premiere Dates for 'Bachelor Pad' and Other New Shows
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
ABC has just released its summer schedule, which consists of several returning reality series and a couple of new shows.  The network kicks off the new season with the return of Ali Fedotowski as she looks for love on The Bachelorette on Monday, May 24, followed by the second season of True Beauty on Monday, May 31 and a special two-hour blind date-themed episode of Wipeout on Tuesday, before its third season premiere on Tuesday, June 22.

For the month of August, the controversial series Dating in the Dark returns for its six-episode sophomore season on Monday, August 9, while Shaquille O'Neal's reality series, Shaq VS, premieres on Tuesday, August 10.

Also included in the network's lineup are new scripted series like The Gates, a show about a picturesque neighborhood with a dark secret, Scoundrels, a comedy drama about a family of small-time criminals, and Rookie Blue, a show about five young, ambitious cops right out of the Academy, just to name a few.

Of course, ABC's summer's slate wouldn't be complete without its new non-scripted programs and this time, the network has included the game show Downfall, the highly anticipated all-stars edition of The Bachelor entitled Bachelor Pad.

For an overview of ABC's summer schedule, check out the summary below:

(May 24) The Bachelorette - 9pm
(May 31) True Beauty - 10pm
(August 9) Bachelor Pad - 8pm
(August 9) Dating in the Dark - 10pm

(June 1) Special Two-Hour Episode of Wipeout - 8pm
(June 22) Wipeout Season 3 Premiere - 8pm
(July 20) Primetime: Mind Games - 10pm
(August 10) Shaq VS - 9pm
(August 24) Primetime: Crime - 10pm

(June 24) Rookie Blue - 9pm
(June 24) Boston Med - 10pm
(August 19) Head Cases - 10pm

(June 20) The Gates - 9pm
(June 20) Scoundrels - 10pm

Additional series and specials will be announced at a later date.

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