The CW has made its summer plans. The network today set premiere dates for new seasons of series including DC’s Stargirl, Masters of Illusion and Roswell, New Mexico, among others, and announced a new date for Riverdale‘s return. It also set the final sixth season of Supergirl to launch in August.
ABC has released its summer unscripted schedule and it looks like things are back to normal after last year’s COVID interruption. The Disney-owned network has renewed game shows including The Chase and The Hustler and has confirmed that Bachelor in Paradise will return this summer after missing out in 2020.
It imports four alternative series making their U.S. debuts: British horror whodunnit competition Killer Camp, comedic challenge Taskmaster, culinary competition Fridge Wars and docu-series Being Reuben. In addition, two scripted series, Tell Me A Story, and investigative crime drama Coroner, plus comedy Dead Pixels will also premiere.
The CW unveiled its summer plans as it continues to push for more year-round programming. Its 2019 post-TV season schedule includesa half-dozen new series and dates for two returning dramas and three unscripted veterans. The 11 summer premieres is the most ever for the 13-year-old network.
Fox’s Summer 2019 game plan will feature a heady mix of Beat Shazam, MasterChef, So You Think You Can Dance and Spin the Wheel.
Broadcasters have already begun rolling out some summer series. Here’s a wrapup of what’s in store from ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, NBC and PBS.
While The CW’s roster of superheroes, vampires, zombies, etc. settles in for a relaxing summer vacation, the network’s collection of variety shows and foreign imports will have to do the heavy lifting. Its summer schedule kicks off Monday, May 29 with the season premiere of Whose Line Is it Anyway? at 9/8C.
Among the new series debuting this summer on Fox are the reboot of Love Connection, hosted by Andy Cohen; a new music show Beat Shazam, hosted by Jamie Foxx; and Gordon Ramsay’s new series The F Word. Returning shows are Masterchef Season 8, John Cena’s American Grit, and So You Think You Can Dance Season 14. Superhuman, which previously aired as a special on the network, returns as a full-on series. The Miss USA competition will also air this summer.
NBC has announced its schedule for the summer — a lineup that includes the debuts of series including comedy Marlon, reality competition World of Dance and supernatural drama Midnight, Texas, along with the returns of The Carmichael Show, The Night Shift, midseason 2016 breakout Little Big Shots, seasonal staple America’s Got Talent and others.
The network unveils the premiere dates for its new and returning series, including unscripted hit Big Brother, the James Patterson drama Zoo as well as forthcoming suspense thriller Salvation and game show Candy Crush, based on the popular mobile game of the same name.
ABC unveiled its 2016 summer schedule Tuesday, setting premiere dates for new series such as freshman comedy Uncle Buck and game show revivals To Tell the Truth and The $100,000 Pyramid.
One day after putting the finishing touches on some key spring premiere and finale dates, CBS on Thursday laid out its summer schedule, including launch dates for new original dramas BrainDead, from the team behind The Good Wife, and American Gothic, from Steven Spielberg.
The network outlines its summer programming plans and status of development for the upcoming fall schedule in a Las Vegas meeting with its affiliates.
The CW is bulking up with summer programming again this year, on Monday setting a slate that features three new series — including one that began as a digital series for the network — as well as three returning shows. Also of note are new nights for America’s Next Top Model and Whose Line Is It Anyway.
ABC is focusing more on scripted fare in its summer schedule. The network on Wednesday released its summer lineup, consisting of seven unscripted series and four dramas, one more than the previous year.
Fox has announced summer premiere dates for two returning shows, the relaunch of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? and the debut of new series Boom!, which will be hosted by comedian Tom Papa.
The network, which last season relied heavily upon unscripted and inexpensive scripted comedies, is changing its strategy a bit. This summer, the network will look to the third season of Hannibal and freshman period drama Aquarius to pair with reality staples American Ninja Warrior and America’s Got Talent.
CBS has formalized its summer lineup, spreading scripted originals Under the Dome, Extant and Zoo across the week as the network continues its push for year-round programming. Repeats of Elementary and Chuck Lorre comedy Mom are also expected to join the schedule, though scheduling has not yet been determined.
The CW has added two new series to its summer 2015 slate, reality game show A Wicked Offer and scripted British comedy Dates.
No. 1: NBC blunting the premiere of ABC’s Rising Star with a special America’s Got Talent, plus four others, including one cancellation.
The network will try to replicate the success of Under the Dome with another new scripted series, Extant, starring Halle Berry as a pregnant astronaut. Like Dome, it has an impressive pedigree. In addition to Berry, Steven Spielberg is an executive producer.
The CW has added a pair of specials to its summer sked, announcing premiere dates on Monday for the “iHeartradio Ultimate Pool Party” and the “2014 Young Hollywood Awards.” The net also has slotted the latest season of America’s Next Top Model.
The network, which throughout the year typically airs nine drama series as part of its 10-hour schedule, is experimenting with a pair of new half-hour comedies, Backpackers (originally a digital series) and Seed, as well as magic series Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion, as part of its summer lineup.
Following the decision to push limited drama series Astronaut Wives Club to midseason, ABC is reshuffling its summer schedule, which was to feature AWC in the Thursday 9p.m. slot starting July 24.
NBC today set series premiere dates for six original scripted series: Night Shift, Undateable and Crossbones in May, the just-announced Taxi Brooklyn in June, and Welcome To Sweden and Working The Engels in July. Another new series is the unscripted Food Fighters, which debuts July 22 and joins alternative regular American Ninja Warrior, set for Monday, May 26, and the return of Last Comic Standing on Thursday, May 22. Summer staple America’s Got Talent returns Tuesday, May 27.
Networks are firming up their lineups, and so far that means an increased focus on scripted series, following the success of CBS’s Under the Dome last year.
CBS will air an unprecedented number of original programming hours this summer, on Tuesday revealing a schedule that includes four dramas alongside the thrice-weekly reality staple Big Brother.
The summers of the new millennium have brought us a number of extraordinarily popular reality competition programs that were so successful they became mainstays of their networks’ traditional season schedules, from CBS’s Survivor to Fox’s American Idol to ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. But if memory serves, we haven’t seen a scripted broadcast summer series that achieved the kind of success currently being enjoyed by CBS’s Under the Dome since the arrival of Northern Exposure on the same network way back in July 1990.
NBC filled in some more of the slots on its summer sked Monday, announcing start dates and time periods for three new shows — including two scripted series — and one returnee.
The CW is fulfilling its pledge to provide more year-round programming, announcing Monday the premiere dates for four series to debut in July, including the return of Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Masterchef, So You Think You Can Dance and layoff series Does Someone Have to Go?join previously announced Goodwin Games with May premieres, while the alternative Saturday animation block gets its debut in late July.
New series Oh Sit! and The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep to launch this summer. It slots return dates for L.A. Complex, America’s Next Top Model and Remodeled.
This summer’s television shows include the final seasons of award-winning series like Breaking Bad and The Closer, as well as new shows and imports from Britain.
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The summer series will have American Idol season one alum Kelly Clarkson as well as Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke combing the country in search of undiscovered talent to mentor.