The Bachelorette, Jillian Harris
ABC has rolled out its summer schedule, and aside from the glorious airing of the remaining episodes of three canceled series, the Alphabet is betting mostly on reality to beat the heat.
Among the returning reality shows are the latest installment of The Bachelorette (featuring Jillian Harris from the last cycle of The Bachelor), embarrassment-based competition shows Wipeout and I Survived a Japanese Game Show and the lovey-dovey couples competition Here Come the Newlyweds.
New this summer are The Superstars, Dating in the Dark and The Goode Family, the lone scripted holdout. Superstars is based on ABC's Wide World of Sports and features teams of celebrities and professional athletes competing head-to-head each week in cycling, swimming and other physical activities.
Dating in the Dark will each week follow three men and women on a series of dates in complete darkness, testing the notion that love is blind. When the couples see each other in the daylight, will they stick together?
The Goode Family is a new animated series from Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill creator Mike Judge. The show follows Gerald and Helen Goode, two overzealous carbon-footprint-minimizing, hybrid-driving vegans whose politically correct plans always end up going out of control.
Here's how the premieres shake out:
The Bachelorette: Premieres Monday, May 18 at 9 pm/ET, but then airs weekly on Monday at 8 pm
Here Come the Newlyweds: Premieres Monday, May 25 at 10 pm
Wipeout: Premieres Wednesday, May 27 at 8 pm
The Goode Family: Premieres Wednesday, May 27 ay 9 pm
The Superstars: Premieres Tuesday, June 23 at 8 pm
I Survived a Japanese Game Show: Premieres Wednesday, July 8 at 9 pm
Dating in the Dark: Premieres Monday, July 20 at 10 pm
As previously reported, the remaining episodes of Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone, and Dirty Sexy Money will air on Saturdays at 10 pm beginning May 30 with Daisies. Eli Stone will air from June 20 to July 11, and Dirty Sexy Money airs from July 18 to August 8.
Which of these summer shows will you be checking out?