ABC has released their schedule for the summer, including premiere dates for the new seasons of Rookie Blue, Bachelor Pad and The Bachelorette as well as new shows Final Witness, Duets and Trust Us With Your Life.
Rookie Blue is the only scripted show in ABC’s summer lineup, with the Canadian cop drama’s third season set to premiere on Thursday, May 24th at 10/9c. William Shatner is set to guest star in the season’s opening episode, he will play Henry McLeod, a belligerent drunk driver with a haunting secret.
Meanwhile, on the non-scripted front ABC has three new shows set to premiere this summer; Final Witness, Duets and Trust Us With Your Life.
Up first is Duets, which will launch on the alphabet network with a two hour premiere on Thursday May 24th at 9/8c; serving as the lead in to Rookie Blue. The competition series follows Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke set out on individual journeys across America looking for undiscovered talent worthy of being their protégés.
New series Trust Us With Your Life premieres on Thursday, July 10th at 9/8c. Hosted by Fred Willard, Trust Us With Your Life is a brand new studio-based improvisation show that redefines both the chat show and television improv formats.
While true crime series Final Witness will debut on Thursday, July 10th at 10/9c. The series will examine a real murder case in each of its seven episodes from the victims point of view.
Here is the full rundown:
Monday, May 14
9:30/8:30c – The Bachelorette
Thursday, May 24
8/7c – Duets
10/9c – Rookie Blue
Sunday, June 3
8/7c – Secret Millionaire
9/8c – Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
Thursday, June 28
9/8c – Wipeout
Tuesday, July 10
9/8c – Trust Us With Your Life
10/9c – Final Witness
Monday, July 23
8/7c – Bachelor Pad
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