The ABC 2015 Summer Schedule Marks the Return of ‘Mistresses’ and ‘The Bachelorette’ as well as the Debut of New Summer Shows.
ABC announced the official premiere dates for its 2015 summer prime time line up. The schedule includes the return of the deliciously addictive drama, Mistresses, and popular guilty pleasures, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. In addition new series such as the highly anticipated drama, The Whispers, Celebrity Family Feud and more debut. Check out the ABC Summer Schedule for 2015 and description for each new series below.
Monday, May 18:
9 P.M. – The Bachelorette (2 Hour Season 11 Premiere)
Wednesday, May 20:
8 P.M. – 500 Questions (Series Premiere)
10 P.M. – Celebrity Wife Swap (Season 4 Premiere)
Tuesday, May 20:
9 P.M. – Extreme Weight Loss (Season 5 Premiere)
Monday, June 1:
10 P.M. – The Whispers (Series Premiere)
Thursday, June 18:
9 P.M. – Mistresses (Season 3 Premiere)
Sunday, June 21:
8 P.M. – Celebrity Family Feud (Series Premiere)
9 P.M. – BattleBots (Series Premiere)
Thursday, June 25:
10 P.M. – Rookie Blue (Season 6 Premiere)
Sunday, August 2:
8 P.M.- Bachelor is Paradise (2 Hour Season 2 Premiere)
Monday, August 3:
8 P.M. – Bachelor is Paradise (Regular Time Slot Premiere)
New Series Descriptions:
From Emmy® winner Mark Burnett, CEO, United Artists Media Group (“Shark Tank,” “Survivor,” “The Voice”), and Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television, and Warner Horizon Television (“The Voice,” “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor in Paradise”) comes “500 Questions,” an all-new game show event where the smartest people in the country try to achieve the seemingly impossible task of answering 500 of the most difficult general knowledge questions ever devised. There’s only one simple rule: never get three wrong in a row — or you’re gone. No saves, no helps, no multiple choice, “500 Questions” will keep you on the edge of your seat to see if any of these geniuses can do it. It is the ultimate test, where intellect, strategy and stamina are all equally essential in order to win. The innovative “genius game show,” hosted by CNN’s Richard Quest (“Quest Means Business”), will air nine hours over nine nights, premiering on Wednesday, May 20 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), with its season finale set for Thursday, May 28. Mark Burnett and Phil Parsons are the executive producers. The show was created by Mike Darnell and Mark Burnett.
We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them, too? Someone we don’t know. Can’t see. Can’t hear. In “The Whispers,” someone or something – is manipulating the ones we love most to commit the unthinkable. In the country’s center of political power, Washington D.C., several kids have been talking about their imaginary friend, Drill. What the parents don’t know is that this friend is not as imaginary as they think. And when the mysterious games Drill convinces them to play turn dangerous, FBI child specialist Claire Bennigan is called in to investigate. What is it that Drill wants, and why does he – or it – only communicate with children? As the clock counts down, a suspenseful race will begin to save not only their families, but the world. Before it’s too late.
The Whispers” stars Lily Rabe as Claire Bennigan, Barry Sloane as Wes Lawrence, Milo Ventimiglia as John Doe, Derek Webster as Jessup Rollins, Kristen Connolly as Lena Lawrence, Kylie Rogers as Minx Lawrence and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf as Henry Bennigan. The series is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Zack Estrin. The pilot was written and co-executive produced by Soo Hugh, who also developed the series. “The Whispers” is produced by ABC Studios, with Amblin TV as co-producer.
“Celebrity Family Feud”
“Celebrity Family Feud,” a primetime celebrity version of “Family Feud,” is based on one
of television’s most popular and enduring game show formats. The six-episode special series will feature fan-favorite celebrities competing with their families for charity on the famous stage of “Family Feud.”
Hosted by the highly popular multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy Award-winning talk show host Steve Harvey, “Celebrity Family Feud” will pit celebrities against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100 people.
“BattleBots” is a reimagined take of the killer robot combat sport from Whalerock Industries and thecreators of the original “BattleBots” franchise, Ed Roski and Greg Munson. The homeade robots will battle against each other, in a single elimination tournament style format, until there is one champion. The six episode series features next generation robots – bigger, faster and stronger than ever before. The show will have a greater emphasis on the design and build elements of each robot, the bot builder backstories, their intense pursuit of the championship and the spectacle of the event. Separate weight classes will be eliminated so that robots of all sizes will battle against each other. State of the Art Onboard Technology and Cameras will provide audiences with enhanced viewing and combat analytics. There will be cash prizes for winners in the Championship Rounds. MGM Television, which has a development deal with Whalerock Industries, will be distributing the program internationally. Executive Producers are Lloyd Braun, Chris Cowan, Ed Roski and Greg Munson.