ABC Sets Summer Premiere Dates For ‘Mistresses’, ‘Rookie Blue’ & More

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ABC has unveiled the details of the summer schedule which includes, amongst other entries, the return of scripted series Rookie Blue and Mistresses and the launch of recently picked up period drama The Astronaut Wives Club and new reality format Rising Star.

ABC has five scripted series on air this Summer – an indication of the changing tide, especially considering that it was not too long ago that the Summer months tended to mean endless reruns on the broadcast nets which in turn led to the dominance of cable between June and September.

On the scripted side, launching first is limited series Black Box on Thursday April 24th at 10/9c. That is followed by the second season of Motive on Wednesday May 21st at 10/9c, with Mistresses debuting its second season on Monday June 2nd at 10/9c. While the 22 episode fifth season of Rookie Blue kicks off on Thursday July 17th at 10/9c, while period drama The Astronaut Wives Club begins the week after on Thursday July 24th at 9/8c.

Full Details Of ABC’s Summer Schedule Follows Below:

Thursday, April 24th

10/9c – Black Box

Sunday, May 18th

8/7c – The 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Monday, May 19th

9:30/8:30c – The Bachelorette

Wednesday, May 21st

10/9c – Motive

Monday, May 26th

8/7c – The Bachelorette (Time-Period Premiere)

Tuesday, May 27th

8/7c – Extreme Wight Loss

Saturday, May 31st

8/7c – Bet On Your Baby

Monday, June 2nd

10/9c – Mistresses

Thursday, June 5th

8/7c – Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night

Thursday, June 19th

8/7c – The Quest

Sunday, June 22nd

7/6c – Wipeout

9/8c – Rising Star

Tuesday, June 24th

10/9c – NY Med

Sunday, June 29th

8/7c – Wipeout (Regular Time-Slot)

Thursday, July 17th

10/9c – Rookie Blue

Thursday, July 24th

9/8c – The Astronaut Wives Club

Monday, August 4th

8/7c – Bachelor In Paradise