ABC's Summer Schedule: Rookie Blue, Mistresses, The Whispers and More

ABC’s summertime slate includes a half-dozen returning shows plus three new (or new-ish) entries.

And yet, still, no Astronaut Wives Club…?

Regardless, here’s the plan, Stan:

9/8c The Bachelorette

8 pm 500 Questions (new series, in which smarties are tasked with answering 500 of the most difficult general knowledge questions ever devised. There’s only one rule: never get three wrong in a row, or you’re gone)
10 pm Celebrity Wife Swap

9 pm Extreme Weight Loss

10 pm The Whispers (new series; several D.C. kids begin talking about their imaginary friend, Drill. But what the parents don’t know is that this friend is not as imaginary as they think. And then the mysterious games Drill convinces the kids to play turn dangerous.)

9 pm Mistresses (two-hour Season 3 premiere)

8 pm Celebrity Family Feud (six-episode series where “fan-favorite celebrities” compete with their families for charity)
9 pm BattleBots (new series; a reimagined take on the killer robot combat sport)

10 pm Rookie Blue

8 pm Bachelor in Paradise (special two-hour premiere)

8 pm Bachelor in Paradise (regular time slot premiere)

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  1. sarah j says:

    I will watch Rookie Blue but I think I will pass on Mistresses this year.

  2. RedReddington says:

    What about Motive?

  3. LIsa says:

    What about the Astronaut Wives Club??

  4. Chlojack says:

    My theory: ABC is waiting to announce Astronaut Wives Club until next week when they announce a certain blonde Aussie as Captain Marvel. Why the heck not?!

    • Ron says:

      My theory is it is no good and don’t even want to try to burn off in the summer, maybe not, but seems to be what it could be?

      • Chlojack says:

        ABC filmed the entire series though, so they still have to air it somewhere. They’ve had some dreadful series burned off somewhere. If it’s that terrible, just dump it off on Saturdays.

        And there is no way in heck it can be worse than Dexter season 8 or I, Frankenstein!

        • theoriginal says:

          The only thing that could save that material would be massive re-shoots this time centered around the husbands. Or maybe they could sell it abroad to minimalize the loss. One thing is for sure: ABC should never have greenlit this show.

  5. stephen curtis says:

    no motive?

  6. iHeart says:

    is Wipeout done?

  7. Kira says:

    Still wish Rookie Blue was coming on before June!! Need some McNally and McSwarek goodness!!!!!! I just have to stay away from Canadian spoilers til then lol

  8. Mr. Tran K says:

    Didn’t know that Celebrity Family Feud is coming back to prime time TV and it was on NBC at the time with Al Roker as the host. Not so sure who’s going to be the host now that is on ABC.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Steve Harvey. No mystery.

      • We do not need another Family Fued,it is on too damn much now!

        • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

          But these are CELEBRITY families. It’ll be, like, the Cruise-Kidmans vs. the Will Smiths. The Barrymores vs. the Jolie-Pitts.

          • Daya says:

            If they’re going to have the Barrymores, they really need to shake some Carradines out of the woodwork to play against their old friends. I believe Robert is still recovering from his car accident, but daughter Ever is always on television and Calista can step in for her late father (David), Keith makes three…teams are five…oh, there are a ton of ’em. They’d make it work. :D

          • Gerald says:

            I am sure if will likely be reality “Celebrities” families. Kardasians vs Duck Dynasty or some such reality families. Which for the most part I wouldn’t watch. But I generally do enjoy the regular family feud when I catch it.

  9. Tea says:


  10. King says:

    Boo for not having Motive.

  11. AmyP says:

    Any one know when Rookie Blue will air in Canada? Will it be before the US airdate like last year?

  12. Grey says:

    What *is* the deal with “Astronaut Wives Club?: I’m not very interested in viewing it but I am curious why ABC didn’t include it.

  13. Felicia says:

    Any word yet on ABC picking up season three of Canada’s Motive? Looking at the Facebook posts, they have some pretty cool and well-known guest stars this year. I really enjoyed that show!

  14. Me says:

    What about Devious maids…

  15. Bill says:

    Still watching Rookie Blue. Might give Battle Bots and Family Feud a try

  16. Grey says:

    I wish they would do Celebrity Jeopardy again. Now *that* was fun!

    • Daya says:

      I second that, but I need a list of who’s playing what day ahead of time. Nothing worse than wanting to root for someone I like, only to have missed their day. :(

  17. Liam says:

    Really? No Motive? What are they thinking? Now I’ll just have to unlock it from the CTV website. Thank you abc.

  18. Sarah says:

    Rookie Blue… is it the remaining episodes from Season 5 or is this season 6?

  19. bj says:

    I’m looking forward to the return of Rookie Blue. And fortunately Motive will still be airing in Canada.

  20. Well, don’t need to put aside any time to watch ABC this summer. Wonder what STARZ has on?

  21. Valerie T says:

    I can’t wait for Rookie Blue to come back! Hooray!!!

    • Jacquie says:

      Same I hope we have a great season this year & that Cruz isn’t carrying Swarek child I hate Marlo , McSwarek all the way . Love the show .

      • Rookiebluefan! says:

        I’m stoked for rookie blue but hope it’s not swareks baby! McNally and swarek all the way! And mistresses won’t be The same w out alyssa!