ABC’s Summer season Agenda: 1st ‘Bachelorette’ Without Chris Harrison, ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Returns and More

ABC has location its summer season desk, which comprises the main season of “The Bachelorette” without longtime host Chris Harrison, the lengthy-awaited comeback of COVID-delayed “Bachelor in Paradise” and the premieres of three recent sequence and several other staples.

Katie Thurston’s season of “The Bachelorette” will premiere Monday, June 7. As previously launched, Harrison, the face of the “Bachelor” franchise, will receive the upcoming season off after temporarily stepping some distance off from the sequence earlier this 365 days. Historical Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will step in as co-hosts for Season 17.

ABC is bringing extra romance later within the summer with the premiere of “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 7. No notice but on who’s web hosting this season of the demonstrate, which has been off the air for two years on account of the pandemic.

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Among the diverse ABC sequence returning this summer are freshman opponents presentations “The Lag” and “The Hustler” (each now formally renewed for Season 2), as effectively as “Holey Moley,” “Movie star Family Feud,” “To Bid the Truth,” “Press Your Luck,” “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Card Sharks” and the Luke Wilson-hosted “Emergency Call.”

In phrases of beginners, ABC is debuting “The Movie star Relationship Sport,” hosted by Zooey Deschanel and Michael Bolton, comedy demonstrate “When Nature Calls” (working title) and opponents sequence “The Closing Surfer.”

The published network’s summer 2021 premiere dates attain no longer consist of the Adam Scott-hosted “Don’t,” which ABC has canceled after one season. Also absent are “Match Sport,” “Grocery store Sweep” and “Movie star Wheel of Fortune,” nonetheless those sequence (specifically “Movie star Wheel of Fortune”) are in contention for the descend time desk, an particular person with info tells TheWrap.

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See the time desk of ABC’s summer 2021 premiere dates beneath. Unique presentations are in caps, with their descriptions listed at the backside.


8: 00-9: 01 p.m. “Emergency Call”


8: 00-9: 00 p.m. “Movie star Family Feud”

9: 00-10: 00 p.m. “The Lag”

10: 00-11: 00 p.m. “To Bid the Truth”


8: 00-10: 00 p.m. “The Bachelorette”


8: 00-9: 00 p.m. “Press Your Luck”

9: 00-10: 00 p.m. “The $100,000 Pyramid”

10: 00-11: 00 p.m. “Card Sharks”


10: 00-11: 00 p.m. “THE CELEBRITY DATING GAME” (sequence premiere)


8: 00-9: 00 p.m. “WHEN NATURE CALLS” (WT) (sequence premiere)

9: 00-10: 00 p.m. “Holey Moley 3D in 2D”

10: 00-11: 00 p.m. “The Hustler”


8: 00-10: 00 p.m. “Bachelor in Paradise”

10: 00-11: 00 p.m. “THE ULTIMATE SURFER” (sequence premiere)

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Hosted by actress and singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel and extra than one GRAMMY®-successful singer-songwriter Michael Bolton, “The Movie star Relationship Sport” provides a wry wink at standard relationship with a celeb-studded roster of megastar singles from television, song, comedy, actuality TV and characteristic film of their pursuit to search out address. Providing the same iconic without a doubt feel as the distinctive classic relationship demonstrate, each episode follows two celebrities who each inform one lucky suitor from a hidden panel of three bachelors and/or bachelorettes basically basically based totally on solutions to a diversity of questions. Nevertheless there’s a twist! The megastar identities will live a mystery to their suitors, who’re given clues through hilarious parody song performances by host Michael Bolton.

“The Movie star Relationship Sport” is produced by Sony Photos Tv. Charles Wachter, Michael Bolton, Christina Kline and Wendi Wan assist as govt producers.


“The Closing Surfer” will win about a of the arena’s supreme up-and-coming surfers to put together and are residing together as they battle it out at the World Surf League’s (WSL) enlighten-of-the-artwork Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California, powered by Kelly Slater’s human-made wave expertise, within the hope of competing amongst the most easy athletes within the arena’s fastest-increasing sport. Slater could per chance well also assist as on-air expertise and particular correspondent for the demonstrate.

Alliances and rivalries could be entrance and center in “The Closing Surfer” as males and girls folk compete in particular person and crew challenges centered on particular surfing disciplines. Weekly eliminations will leave two males and two girls folk as finalists who will vie for the female and male titles of the The Closing Surfer and the replacement to compete on the elite WSL Championship Tour, the head of authentic surfing. Slater’s outstanding, one-of-a-kind, human-made wave — the most even playing discipline for measuring surf mastery — is at the coronary heart of the sequence.

“The Closing Surfer” is produced by Lionsgate’s Pilgrim Media Neighborhood and WSL Studios. Pilgrim CEO and President Craig Piligian, WSL CEO Erik Logan, UFC President Dana White and Faye Stapleton assist as govt producers.

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WHEN NATURE CALLS (working title) (sequence premiere)

“When Nature Calls” (WT) is fun-out-loud, one-hour unscripted comedy sequence which seems to be to be at the lighter facet of the pure world. In step with a BBC Studios comedy format, the demonstrate will surprise and enjoyment viewers with what comes out of the mouths of majestic beasts, teeny-diminutive frogs, beatboxing badgers and extra internal charming, exquisite photography from world wide. This recent point of view on absurd animal antics is easy on the eyes and hilarious to the ears.

“When Nature Calls” (WT) is produced for ABC by BBC Studios’ Los Angeles manufacturing arm. Ryan O’Dowd is the govt. producer for BBC Studios; K.P. Anderson also govt producing.

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