ABC Announces Summer Premiere Dates with Expanded 'Summer Fun & Games' Lineup, Captivating Dramas and 'The Bachelor' Franchise All Summer Long
April 10, 2019—Building on the previous success of the “Summer Fun & Games” brand, The ABC Television Network is expanding its slate of game shows to three nights, adding four new exciting 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 summer premiere dates schedule announced today by the network.
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.
Following is a chronological listing of ABC’s 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”
FAMILY FOOD FIGHT (series premiere)
Hosted by Ayesha Curry, a renowned restaurateur, founder of Homemade and a New York Times best-selling cookbook author, “Family Food Fight” will feature family teams dishing out their best culinary skills. Tapping into each family’s uniquely diverse cultural heritage, “Family Food Fight” takes homestyle cooking to a new level as teams square off with their most prized family recipes. With a mix of fast-paced cooking fun, good humor and healthy rivalries, everyone will cook their hearts out as they strive to impress a panel of culinary experts including host and judge, Curry, and world-renowned chefs, authors, restaurateurs and television personalities Cat Cora and Graham Elliot. Despite the many delectable dishes, only one family will claim the coveted title of America’s No. 1 Food Family and take home the $100,000 prize.
Produced by Endemol Shine North America, “Family Food Fight” was created by Endemol Shine Australia with Nine in Australia. Curry, Robert Flutie and Shab Azma are serving as executive producers through Yardie Girl Productions; and Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre, Georgie Hurford-Jones and Faye Stapleton are serving as executive producers for Endemol Shine North America.