ABC Announces Summer 2014 Premiere Dates

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abcABC has become the first broadcast network to reveal its full summer schedule, which will include five scripted programs and several new additions. Among the new additions will be The Bachelor spin-off Bachelor in Paradise, which brings back some of the franchise’s biggest names for a second chance at finding love; The Astronaut Wives Club, a scripted drama from Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl) that tells the story of women bonded by their husbands’ dangerous occupation and the media spotlight they’re thrust into as a result; Rising Star, a singing competition where the audience has final say in real time thanks to an App; The Quest, a reality series from the producers of Lord of the Rings; and The Black Box, which stars Kelly Reilly as world-renowned Catherine Black, who struggles to hide her bipolarity from everyone in her life.

Other noteworthy moves from ABC were Mistresses retaining its Mondays at 10:00 slot, where it will again face off against ratings powerhouse Under the Dome; venerable reality-competition series Wipeout being placed in the path of Big Brother; and Motive being moved to Wednesdays, away from the Thursday post-Rookie Blue slot it aired during season one.

A full list of ABC’s summer premiere dates can be found below.

What do you think about ABC’s summer schedule? Are you upset about Whodunnit‘s cancellation, as it was left off the summer schedule with no announcement of a second season in sight? Do you think that Mistresses will hold up well against Under the Dome?

Thursday, April 24th
10:00 The Black Box

Sunday, May 18th
8:00 The 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Monday, May 19th
9:30 The Bachelorette

Wednesday, May 21st
10:00 Motive

Monday, May 26th
8:00 The Bachelorette (Time Period Premiere)

Tuesday, May 27th
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss

Saturday, May 31st
8:00 Bet on Your Baby

Monday, June 2nd
10:00 Mistresses

Thursday, June 5th
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night

Thursday, June 19th
8:00 The Quest

Sunday, June 22nd
7:00 Wipeout (Two-Hour Season Premiere)
9:00 Rising Star

Tuesday. June 24th
10:00 NY Med

Sunday, June 29th
8:00 Wipeout (Time Period Premiere)

Thursday, July 17th
9:00 Rookie Blue

Thursday, July 24th
10:00 The Astronaut Wives Club

Monday, August 4th
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise