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.

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  1. fernando says:

    I will give this a try

  2. Jem says:

    I am totally looking forward to this. It’ll be nice to see the power of Durance again on my TV screen, on a weekly basis!

  3. Patty says:

    I <3 Erica Durance and Daniel Gillies! Can't wait for this show to start!

  4. Julie says:

    Can’t wait to see Saving Hope with Daniel Gillies!!!! YAAAY!!!

  5. Wrenn says:

    Yes we have a date. I’m such a fan of the actors on this show. I hope it does well. I will definitely be tuning in to see Durance, Shanks, and Gillies.

  6. Carmichael says:

    You acknowledged SG-1! Yay.

  7. tvaddict says:

    The preview looks good. Maybe I can add that to my summer TV schedule. The only other summer shows I love are Pretty Little Liars and True Blood

  8. Jude says:

    Erica Durance!!!

  9. pv says:

    Awesome! Been looking forward to this.

    Love me some Michael Shanks!

  10. SoReady says:

    Can’t wait for Saving Hope already set up a reminder :D

  11. Brandon says:

    Alumnae is plural, alumna is singular. Sorry for being not only Captain Grammar, but Captain Latin Grammar.

  12. Joy says:

    I gotta say I am really looking forward to Saving Hope. So glad that Erica Durance and Michael Shanks are coming back on TV.

  13. Drew says:

    Here’s a nutty idea: let’s swap the genders of the main characters of A Gifted Man and then shop it as a brand new series. At the very least, we could get NBC to air it in the summer.

  14. mary says:

    There is nothing original always the same soup,too bad!saving hope=flop!

  15. Kenny says:

    Please don’t make me choose between this and Suits, thank god for dvr

  16. apt42 says:

    Have been seriously looking forward to the news of the “Saving Hope” premiere date – long past time Michael Shanks was back on our screens on a regular basis!

  17. josh says:

    erica durance!! am i so glad to see her on tv again. i love her…though i can’t seem to picture her as a doctor. she really left a mark as daily planet’s intrepid reporter, lois lane. :)) she’ll always be lois lane to me..she did an excellent portrayal of that character. can’t wait to see her treat patients now.