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ABC Sets Summer Premiere Dates

Andi Dorfman

ABC has announced its summer lineup, including the premiere of The BacheloretteBachelor in ParadiseMistresses, and new shows Rising Star and The Quest.

With a heavy reality TV lineup, ABC plans to launch The Quest, an adventure series from the Lord of the Rings producers, on Thursday, June 19. Singing competition show Rising Star will bow on Sunday, June 22. As previously announced, The Bachelorette returns on May 19 with the series' latest spin-off, Bachelor in Paradise, debuting Monday, August 4.

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ABC Renews Wipeout for a Seventh Season

Wipeout

ABC has renewed Wipeout for a seventh season, the network announced Wednesday.

For the first time ever, winners from each episode will be brought together for a "Tournament of Champions" at the end of the season to compete for the title of Ultimate Wipeout Champion.

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The Thursday Playlist: Valerie's Story, Jake G on Actors Studio

Valerie Harper

This is the calm before the new-season storm. A week from now, only the most advanced devices will be able to handle the crush of new (and mostly returning-hit) programming airing on Thursdays, with expanded season openers of long-running faves The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation and Grey's Anatomy among the draws.

By comparison, this is a much quieter Thursday, although NBC once had high hopes that the two-hour climax of the seemingly endless and haplessly muddled Million Second Quiz (8/7c) would be something to shout, instead of yawn, about. Instead, the peacock's more anticipated headliner is Valerie's Story — A Meredith Vieira Special (10/9c), an hour-long good-news report from the former Today co-anchor chronicling Valerie Harper's unusually public battle against terminal brain cancer. read more

NBC Orders Game Show Wall of Fame

NBC Logo

NBC has ordered new game show called Wall of Fame, the network announced Thursday.

The one-hour comedic game show sees one family compete for a cash prize by... read more

As Brains Battle Brawn, Wipeout Celebrates Its 100th Episode and the Return of Jill Wagner

Wipeout

It's a chilly day on the set of Wipeout, located on a sprawling 20-acre ranch about 40 miles north of Los Angeles. The remote location is buzzing with activity, as a 300-person crew puts another group of contestants through Wipeout's signature obstacle course.

Reporting on the proceedings is original sidelines co-host... read more

Vanessa Lachey Gained 65 Pounds While Pregnant

Vanessa Lachey

Vanessa Lachey says she put on 65 pounds while pregnant with her first child, the former Wipeout host said in a live chat with HuffPost Live.

The wife of... read more

Ratings: So You Think You Can Dance Premiere Drops

So You Think You Can Dance

So You Think You Can Dance returned down from last year on Tuesday.

The Season 10 premiere drew 5 million viewers and a 1.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down half a point from last year. The season finales ...
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Ratings: Scandal Surges to Series High

Kerry Washington

Scandal hit a series high Thursday with its reveal of the mole.

The drama drew 8.9 million viewers and a 3.2 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up six-tenths from last week. Lead-in Grey's Anatomy (8.6 million, 2.9) was down ...
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ABC Announces Summer Premiere Dates

Rookie Blue

Summer is almost here!

On Thursday, ABC announced its summer schedule, which will kick off Thursday, May 9 with the premiere of Wipeout (8/7c). Other returning shows will come later in the month, with Rookie Blue kicking off on Thursday, May 23 (10/9c) and The Bachelorette debuting in a special time period on Monday, May 20 (9/8c).

ABC announces season finale dates

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Ask Matt: Zero's Epic Fail, CSI Split, Americans, Following, Southland

Zero Hour

Question: Zero Hour canceled. OK. I get it. The ratings were too low in that time slot. But then I don't get it. This was, what, a planned 10-episode season? Three down, seven to go. It was always planned to be a mid-season short-run program. Aren't all the episodes already filmed and ready for broadcast? So the ratings are so low that they are willing to call it a complete loss? And execs think that reruns will generate more revenue in that same slot against the same competition? If you are losing the time slot ratings already, how does airing reruns change that result? And why not move shows like this to Saturday? They have already given up on Saturday programming as it is. At least let seasons like this run their course. — Joe

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Premiered: June 25, 2008, on ABC
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