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ABC Announces Summer Premiere Dates

April 5, 2012 by Marc Berman in Highlights with 0 Comments

ABC has unveiled the premiere dates for its roster of new programming this summer, and the line-up will feature three new shows (Duets, Trust Us With Your Life and Final Witness) and new seasons of The Bachelorette, Secret Millionaire, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, Wipeout and Bachelor Pad.

The Bachelorette, featuring the return of Emily Maynard, opens on Monday, May 14 at 9:30 p.m. ET in a 90-minute season-premiere. Next is new singing competition Duets ( in the Thursday 8-10 p.m. block beginning on May 24. It leads into a new season of Canadian drama Rookie Blue at 10 p.m. Feel-good Secret Millionaire returns on Sunday, June 3 at 8 p.m., leading into a second season of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition from 9-11 p.m.

Perennial summer occupant Wipeout is back on Thursday, June 28 at 9 p.m., while Tuesday will feature improvisational series Trust Us With Your Life (with two half-hour episodes in its debut) at 9 p.m., followed by the premiere of documentary and drama hybrid Final Witness at 10 p.m. beginning on July 10. One week later, Trust Us With Your Life airs just one time per week. Returnee Bachelor Pad, meanwhile, opens season three in the Monday 8-10 p.m. block on July 23.

Here is the schedule:

Monday, May 14
9:30 p.m. The Bachelorette (season premiere, 90 minutes in week one, 2-hours thereafter):

Thursday, May 24
8:00 p.m. Duets (series premiere, two hours)
10:00 p.m. Rookie Blue (season premiere)

Sunday, June 3
8:00 p.m. Secret Millionaire (season premiere)
9:00 p.m. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (season premiere, two hours)

Thursday, June 28
9:00 p.m. Wipeout (season premiere)

Tuesday, July 10
9:00 p.m. Trust Us With Your Life (series premiere, two episodes)
10:00 p.m. Final Witness (series premiere)

Monday, July 23
8:00 p.m. Bachelor Pad (season premiere, two hours)

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman is the Editor in Chief for TV Media Insights, the online destination for television and media. Berman has appeared on camera for Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, The CBS Evening News, CNN, and more; and his 2014 desk calendar, “Today in TV History,” is presently available.

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