Summer TV: NBC Slates Saving Hope Premiere, Love in the Wild and American Ninja Warrior

Erica DuranceNBC is readying for summer with some fresh fare.

The network has announced launch dates for the debut of Saving Hope, starring Erica Durance and Michael Shanks, and the returns of Love in the Wild and American Ninja Warrior.

The Canadian co-production Saving Hope will premiere Thursday, June 7, at 10/9c after the two-hour debut of the reality dating series Love in the Wild at 8 pm.

The new drama stars Smallville alumnae Durance as a surgeon whose comatose fiancé (played by Stargate SG-1‘s Shanks) wanders the hospital as a spirit. The cast also includes Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries) as a newly arrived hot shot doc. (You can check out a video preview of the series here.)

Following its supersized Season 2 premiere, Love in the Wild moves to its regular Thursdays-at-9 timeslot beginning June 14.

Meanwhile, the preliminary finals and the grand finale of G4’s American Ninja Warrior kick off on NBC with a special two-hour episode on May 21 at 9.