ABC is the latest network to unveil premiere dates for its summer lineup of shows, which includes the continuation of The Bachelor(ette) franchise, a new drama from Shondaland and a whole bunch of game shows.
The network’s summer schedule begins in mid-May with a sneak preview of new comedy Downward Dog on Wednesday, May 17 at 9:30/8:30c, before moving to its regular Tuesdays at 8/7c timeslot on May 23.
Shonda Rhimes’ Still Star-Crossed has been in the works for a while but finally has a premiere date: Monday May 29 at 10/9c. The drama will air after The Bachelorette, which has already been announced as returning on May 22.
If you were a fan of ABC’s line-up of game show revivals last summer, then you’re in luck because it’s back. June 11 will see the premieres of Celebrity Family Feud, Steve Harvey’s Funderdome and $100,000 Pyramid, with To Tell the Truth coming back on Wednesday, June 14 at 10/9c.
On the talent show front, The Gong Show is being revived on Thursday, June 22 at 10/9c, following the debut of a new reality competition show about boy bands called — you guessed it — Boy Band. June 29 will see yet another revival, this time for Battle of the Network Stars.
A couple weeks after the series premiere of drama Somewhere Between (Monday, July 24 at 10/9c) is the return of Bachelor in Paradise on Tuesday, August 8 at 8/7c. The Bachelor spin-off will start airing on Mondays on August 14.
Also, ABC is marking the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death with a two-night documentary called The Story of Diana on Wednesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 10.
Here is the full list of ABC summer 2017 premiere dates and specials:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17:
9:30/8:30c: Downward Dog (Sneak Preview)
SUNDAY, MAY 21:
8/7c: Billboard Music Awards
MONDAY, MAY 22:
9/8c: The Bachelorette Season 13 Premiere
TUESDAY, MAY 23:
8/7c: Downward Dog (Regular Day/Time)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24:
8/7c: Dirty Dancing (Remake)
MONDAY, MAY 29:
10/9c: Still Star-Crossed Series Premiere
SUNDAY, JUNE 11:
8/7c: Celebrity Family Feud Season 3 Premiere
9/8c: Steve Harvey’s Funderdome Series Premiere
10/9c: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Premiere
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14:
10/9c: To Tell the Truth Summer Premiere
THURSDAY, JUNE 22:
8/7c: Boy Band Series Premiere (two hours)
10/9c: The Gong Show Series Premiere
THURSDAY, JUNE 29:
8/7c: Boy Band
9/8c: Battle of the Network Stars Series Premiere
WEDNESDAY, JULY 12:
8/7c: The 2017 ESPYs
MONDAY, JULY 24:
10/9c: Somewhere Between Series Premiere
MONDAY, JULY 31:
8/7c: The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1:
8/7c: CMA Fest 217
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8:
8/7c: Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 Premiere
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9:
9/8c: The Story of Diana: Part 1 (two hours)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10:
9/8c: The Story of Diana: Part 2 (two hours)
MONDAY, AUGUST 14:
8/7c: Bachelor in Paradise (Regular Air Date)
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