ABC will roll out its summer sked in three waves, starting at the end of May with the revival of shelved franchises "The Bachelorette" and "The Mole."
"The Bachelorette" bows Monday, May 19 with a two-hour preem at 9 p.m., before moving down to 8 p.m. the following week to make room for "The Mole" (Daily Variety, March 31).
"The Bachelorette," which features "The Bachelor" finalist DeAnna Pappas, will continue as two-hour series, with "The Mole" at 10 p.m.
Then, at the end of June, ABC will launch its Tuesday night entries. The new "Wipeout" competish will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. starting June 24; also that night, the reality gamer "I Survived A Japanese Game Show" - in which Americans are flown to Japan to take part in one of the nation's notorious physical competitions - airs at 9 p.m.
Later that week, as expected ABC will pair "Grey's Anatomy" repeats with ABC News' "Hopkins," a docuseries sure to be promoted as the "real-life 'Grey's Anatomy'" (Daily Variety, March 17). Show, a look at young doctors at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, will air on Thursdays at 10 p.m starting June 26.
The night after that, ABC launches its summer dance competish, "Dance Machine." Show will air Fridays at 8 p.m. starting June 27.
A month later, ABC has two more entries left: "High School Musical: Summer Session" - which features teens and young adults auditioning for a summer music program - airs Sundays at 8 p.m. starting July 20.
Net is still not revealing the show's ultimate prize; a host and judges are also still to be named.