NBC has announced additional premiere dates for its summer 2015 lineup, including returning shows like Last Comic Standing and Hollywood Game Night, along with some new comedies and unscripted series.
The network previously announced summer premiere dates for America’s Got Talent, Hannibal, American Ninja Warrior and Aquarius.
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On the comedy side, Welcome to Sweden, executive produced by Amy Poehler, is returning for a second season on Sunday, July 19 at 8pm with two back to back episodes.
There are two new comedies that NBC is debuting this summer. Both will be airing alongside each other at 9pm and 9:30pm, respectively, starting on August 5. The first is Mr. Robinson, which stars Craig Robinson as the lead singer of a funk band who’s short on cash and begins a job as a substitute teacher to make more money.
Following Mr. Robinson is The Carmichael Show with Jerrod Carmichael and Nick Stoller. This series is based on Carmichael’s relationships with his “say-anything, contrarian father, his therapist-in-training girlfriend, his ever-hustling brother and his mother who is always, always, always right with Jesus,” as the press release describes.
NBC is airing quite a few shows on the unscripted side this summer. Returning series include Food Fighters (premiering on July 2 at 8pm) for season 2, the Jane Lynch-hosted Hollywood Game Night with season 3 (July 7 at 10pm, following America’s Got Talent), the second season of Running Wild with Bear Grylls (July 13 at 10pm, following American Ninja Warrior) and the ninth season of Last Comic Standing (July 22 with a two-hour premiere at 9pm, before settling into its regular 10pm timeslot on July 29) with new judge Norm MacDonald and new host Anthony Jeselnick.
And finally, there are two new non-scripted series. The Island, which is Bear Grylls’ second show airing this summer, is a Survivor-like series that asks the question, “Can a man of today’s world survive on a deserted island without the luxuries — or even the basics — of contemporary everyday life?” Unlike Survivor, though, there’s no winner or tribal council where someone’s voted out. Six episodes have been ordered for The Island, which premieres on May 25 at 10pm.
The second series is I Can Do That (premiering May 26 at 10pm), a variety show hosted by Marlon Wayans, in which celebrities take part in challenges to showcase their talents.
To help keep track of everything, here is a list of all the premiere dates mentioned above:
Monday, May 25
10pm: The Island
Tuesday, May 26
10pm: I Can Do That
Thursday, July 2
8pm: Food Fighters
Tuesday, July 7
10pm: Hollywood Game Night
Monday, July 13
10pm: Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Sunday, July 19
8pm: Welcome to Sweden (two back-to-back episodes)
Wednesday, July 22
9pm: Last Comic Standing (two-hour episode)
Wednesday, August 5
9pm: Mr. Robinson
9:30pm: The Carmichael Show
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