ABC is expanding its slate of game shows to three nights, adding four new series to the upcoming schedule. In addition to bringing back the iconic Press Your Luck and Card Sharks to TV, ABC will launch two new alternative shows – Holey Moley, an epic mini-golf competition featuring NBA superstar Stephen Curry as resident golf pro; and Family Food Fight, hosted by renowned restaurateur and New York Times best-selling cookbook author Ayesha Curry. All of these shows are part of the ABC summer premiere dates schedule announced today.
On the scripted drama side, the new series Reef Break, starring Poppy Montgomery, will premiere Thursday, June 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). And don’t forget to make reservations for Grand Hotel, the glamorous and provocative new series from executive producer Eva Longoria, premiering Monday, June 17 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT). Also as previously announced, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Friday, May 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT).
“We’re determined to make ABC the No. 1 destination for summer fun in every way,” said Karey Burke, ABC Entertainment president. “We’re giving fans more of what they love by adding a third day of ‘Summer Fun & Games,’ continuing ‘The Bachelor’ franchise every week and debuting two new, bold dramas perfect for summer nights.”
Fans of The Bachelor franchise will have a date every Monday night this summer, starting with the previously-announced Bachelorette Reunion: The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever!, airing Monday, May 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), and The Bachelorette, premiering the following week, Monday, May 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT). Once Hannah B.’s journey ends, another one begins on the beaches of Mexico when the highly-anticipated Bachelor in Paradise debuts Monday, July 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT).
Celebrity Family Feud, The $100,000 Pyramid and To Tell the Truth return Sunday, June 9 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT); and Match Game returns, following the premieres of Press Your Luck and Card Sharks on Wednesday, June 12 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
Other dates set for summer include a new season of ABC News’ What Would You Do? on Friday, May 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), and The 2019 ESPYS on Wednesday, July 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
Beginning Tuesday, May 28, a two-hour block of fan-favorite episodes of ABC comedies will air (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), expanding to three hours starting Tuesday, June 4 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). A full schedule will be announced at a later date.
The ABC Summer Premiere Dates (all times Eastern):
MONDAY, MAY 6
8:00-10:01 p.m. “Bachelorette Reunion: The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever!”
FRIDAY, MAY 10
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “What Would You Do?”
MONDAY, MAY 13
8:00-10:01 p.m. “The Bachelorette”
SUNDAY, JUNE 9
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Celebrity Family Feud”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “The $100,000 Pyramid”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “To Tell the Truth”
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Press Your Luck”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Card Sharks”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Match Game”
MONDAY, JUNE 17
10:01-11:00 p.m. “Grand Hotel”
THURSDAY, JUNE 20
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Holey Moley”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Family Food Fight”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Reef Break”
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
8:00-11:00 p.m. “The 2019 ESPYS”
MONDAY, JULY 29
8:00-10:01 p.m. “Bachelor in Paradise”