ABC Announces Summer Premiere Dates, New Series and Renewals

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ABC has set their summer schedule, announced new series, as well as renewing series in one swoop.

Kicking off the summer schedule will be two new specials. Airing Wednesday, May 25 at 8 will be The Great American Tag Sale with Martha Stewart. Martha Stewart, known for turning everyday living into an art form, is ready to part ways with pieces from her vast collection of furniture, art and housewares. Following at 9 will be The American Rescue Dog Show. Rob Riggle and Joe Tessitore will host the preeminent dog competition featuring rescued companions as they strut their fluff, competing for a slew of “best in” titles while stealing America’s hearts.

Press Your Luck returns for a new season Thursday, July 7 at 8. It will lead into new game show series Generation Gap at 9. Hosted by Kelly Ripa, the series pairs teams of grandparents and grandkids, challenging them to answer questions about pop culture from each other’s generations.

Sunday, July 10 will see the season premiere of Celebrity Family Feud at 8. This will lead into the new game show series The Final Straw at 9. Four teams of contestants face off to combat tremendous tipping towers. Each life-sized themed tower is chock full of various objects ranging from basketballs to small kitchen appliances as contestants try to successfully pull items from the stack without tipping it over in order to earn prizes. If the tower falls, the team is eliminated and the last team standing will compete against The Mega Stack, an epic battle of physics where the odds are literally stacked against them, in hopes of winning a life-changing grand prize. After that, The $100,000 Pyramid returns at 10.

July 11 will see Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia lead The Bachelorette at 8. New series Claim to Fame will premiere at 10. Hosted by Kevin and Frankie Jonas, the series challenges 12 celebrity relatives to step outside their famous family member’s shadow and live together under one roof, concealing their identity and lineage in the quest for their own fame and fortune. They will compete in challenges, form alliances and play DNA detective in hopes of avoiding elimination and winning the coveted $100,000 prize

ABC also announced that Judge Steve Harvey has been renewed for a second season. Also renewed for a new season is Bachelor in Paradise. Premiere dates for the two series will be announced later.

The network previously announced Tuesday, May 3 will see the premieres of Holey Moley, The Chase, and new series Who Do You Believe?.

Additional premiere dates, series orders and renewals will be announced at a later date.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
8:00-9:00 p.m. “The Great American Tag Sale with Martha Stewart”
9:00-11:00 p.m. “The American Rescue Dog Show”

THURSDAY, JULY 7
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Press Your Luck”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Generation Gap” (series premiere)

SUNDAY, JULY 10
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Celebrity Family Feud”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “The Final Straw” (series premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “The $100,000 Pyramid”

MONDAY, JULY 11
8:00-10:01 p.m. “The Bachelorette”
10:01-11:00 p.m. “Claim to Fame” (series premiere)

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