ABC announced its summer schedule with the premiere of eight original series, including the return of “The Bachelorette” on Monday, 5/19 (9:00-11:00 p.m.), following the performance show finale of “Dancing with the Stars”; “The Mole” on Monday, 5/26 (10:00-11:00 p.m.); “Wipeout” on Tuesday, 6/24 (8:00-9:00 p.m.); “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” on Tuesday, 6/24 (9:00-10:00 p.m.); ABC News’ “Hopkins” on Thursday, 6/26 (10:00-11:00 p.m.); “Dance Machine” on Friday, 6/27 (8:00-9:00 p.m.); “High School Musical: Summer Session” on Sunday, 7/20 (8:00-9:00 p.m.); and “Wanna Bet” on Monday, 7/21 (9:00-10:00 p.m.). The premieres, detailed:
Wipeout: 24 contenders compete on an extreme obstacle course designed to provide the most crashes, face plants, impacts and wipe outs ever seen on television.
I Survived a Japanese Game Show: an unscripted reality/game show which takes an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at 10 Americans who are whisked away to Japan and compete in the ultimate Japanese game show.
Hopkins: Nearly eight years after the critically acclaimed series, “Hopkins 24/7,” ABC News returns to Baltimore’s John Hopkins Hospital for a new documentary series. This six-part program will take viewers inside the legendary hospital to meet patients in the throes of medical crises and young doctors forced to make life and death decisions on the fly, while struggling to keep their personal relationships from unraveling.
Dance Machine: Each episode features six real people from all walks of life who will face off against each other in a series of one-on-one dance-offs to the most popular songs of all time.
High School Musical: Summer Session: A multi-episode competition reality series will hold unique nationwide casting sessions that will appear in the show, with plenty of surprises from global sensation “Disney’s High School Musical.”
Wanna Bet: British comedy sensations Ant and Dec host this one-hour weekly primetime event. Four celebrity contestants/judges have the chance to earn big money for the charity of their choice by betting on the success or failure of some of the wildest stunts, tricks and mental challenges that average Americans dream up and perform in front of a studio audience.