ABC on Monday announced return and premiere dates for its summer programming — a slate that includes favorites like Mistresses and Rookie Blue and new series like Bachelor in Paradise and The Astronaut Wives Club.
The soapy serial Mistresses will be back for a second season on Monday, June 2, at 10/9c. Rookie Blue‘s dedicated men and women return to duty on Thursday, July 17, at 10 pm.
The Bachelorette gets a rosy start on Monday, May 19 (9:30 pm) before settling into its regular, 8 pm time slot on May 26.
New period drama The Astronaut Wives Club takes off at 9 pm on Thursday, July 24, while the six-installment Bachelor in Paradise debuts Monday, Aug. 4, at 8 pm.
Also in the pipeline for the near future are the premieres of new series The Quest, Black Box and Rising Star and the returns of fare including NY Med, Bet on Your Baby and Wipeout.
All told, the complete list looks like this:
THURSDAY, APRIL 24
10 pm Black Box (new series premiere)
SUNDAY, MAY 18
8 pm The 2014 Billboard Music Awards
MONDAY, MAY 19
9:30 pm The Bachelorette (season premiere)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21
10 pm Motive
MONDAY, MAY 26
8 pm The Bachelorette (regular time-slot premiere)
TUESDAY, MAY 27
8 pm Extreme Weight Loss
SATURDAY, MAY 31
8 pm Bet On Your Baby
MONDAY, JUNE 2
10 pm Mistresses
THURSDAY, JUNE 5
8 pm Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night
THURSDAY, JUNE 19
8 pm The Quest (new series premiere)
SUNDAY, JUNE 22
7 pm Wipeout (special two-hour premiere)
9 pm Rising Star (new series premiere)
TUESDAY, JUNE 24
10 pm NY Med
SUNDAY, JUNE 29
8 pm Wipeout (regular time-slot premiere)
THURSDAY, JULY 17
10 pm Rookie Blue
THURSDAY, JULY 24
9 pm The Astronaut Wives Club (new series premiere)
MONDAY, AUGUST 4
8 pm Bachelor in Paradise (new series premiere)Follow @kimroots