ABC Announces Summer Schedule: Rookie Blue, The Bachelorette and More!

ABCABC has announced its upcoming summer 2012 schedule, which features the return of cop drama Rookie Blue, a new season of The Bachelorette and several other reality television shows. This follows the recent announcement of the finale dates for ABC’s fall-winter shows (read more here).

Thursday, May 24
8:00-10:00 p.m. ‘Duets’ (series premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. ‘Rookie Blue’

Sunday, June 3
8:00-9:00 p.m. ‘Secret Millionaire’
9:00-11:00 p.m. ‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition’

Thursday, June 28
9:00-10:00 p.m. ‘Wipeout’

Tuesday, July 10
9:00-10:00 p.m. ‘Trust Us With Your Life’ (series premiere, back-to-back episodes)
10:00-11:00 p.m. ‘Final Witness’ (series premiere)

Tuesday, July 17
9:00-9:30 p.m. ‘Trust Us With Your Life’ (regular time period premiere)

Monday, July 23
8:00-10:00 p.m. ‘Bachelor Pad’

Here’s some details about the new series:

DUETS PREMIERES THURSDAY, MAY 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m.)
‘Duets’is a one-of-a-kind singing competition that takes the Superstars out from behind the judges’panel and onto the stage. Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke set out on individual journeys across America looking for undiscovered talent worthy of being their protégés. Ultimately, each Superstar will choose two singers for their duet partners, and together the Superstars and their protégés will take the stage each week and perform in front of a live studio audience. In the end, only one duet will be at the top of the charts, and the winning amateur will receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records. ‘Duets’is a production of Keep Calm and Carry On Productions.

TRUST US WITH YOUR LIFE PREMIERES TUESDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
From the creators of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’and ‘Mock the Week,”Trust Us With Your Life’is a brand new studio-based improvisation series that redefines both the chat show and television improv formats. Hosted by Fred Willard (‘Best in Show,”Modern Family’), featured celebrities include David Hasselhoff, Ricky Gervais, Jerry Springer, Florence Henderson, Jack & Kelly Osbourne, Jane Seymour, Serena Williams and Mark Cuban. The exciting new format finds each celebrity reminiscing about key episodes that have happened in their lives, then brilliant improvisers acting out those moments which the celebrity has just described. These key moments in the life of the guest celebrity will be improvised as straight comedy or in game formats such as forward/rewind and sideways scenes. The tone of the show is friendly, funny and cheeky. Comedians on the show include Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie (‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’), along with Jonathan Mangum (‘Fast and Loose’) as the main improvisers. They will be joined by guest starring performers such as Greg Proops and Nicole Parker. Eight episodes were shot in London for ABC.

FINAL WITNESS PREMIERES TUESDAY, JULY 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
What if a murder victim could tell you about their final moments? The voices of the dead come to life in this true-crime series which offers a unique look at some of the nation’s most shocking murders. Each of the seven episodes will examine one case from start to finish, taking viewers inside the murder from the victim’s point of view. ‘Final Witness’is a compelling hybrid of documentary and drama, featuring interviews with real-life witnesses, prosecutors, law enforcement, family and friends, along with riveting scripted scenes with actors, thrusting viewers into the heart of each crime. Shot around the world at the actual locations, infused with an indie-band soundtrack and told like a feature film, ‘Final Witness’creates an unforgettable look at the human psyche at its darkest.

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