ABC Alters Summer Lineup, ‘Rookie Blue’ Premiering Early


ABC Alters Summer Lineup, ‘Rookie Blue’ Premiering Early


The other day we brought the news that ABC’s limited drama ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’ will not debut this summer, as the network is tweaking the storyline and expanding its cast. With that said, the period series is reportedly making its debut during the 2014-2015 midseason schedule.

Since ‘AWC’ will not air in July, ABC is making changes to its summer lineup. Originally, ‘Rookie Blue’ was slated to premiere on July 17 at 10 p.m., but it will now air one month earlier on Thursday, June 19 in the 9 p.m. slot. Even though the cop drama’s fifth season is getting an early start, ABC is not planning on expanding the season.

The new alternative series ‘The Quest’ will remain in its Thursday 8 p.m. slot, but it’s premiere is now pushed back to Thursday, July 31. This means ‘Wife Swap’ will air at 8 p.m. on July 19 and July 26.

In addition, ABC will air the reality series ‘Sing Your Face Off,’ with host John Barrowman (‘Arrow’), in a burn-off run of two back-to-back episodes on Saturday night. It’s two-hour premiere is on May 31, starting at 9 p.m. It will also be paired with Season 2 of ‘Bet on Your Baby’ in the 8 p.m. slot.

Here is the full summer schedule, with said changes:

Thursday, April 24
10-11 p.m. ‘Black Box’ (series premiere)

Sunday, May 18
8-11 p.m. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Monday, May 19
9:30-11 p.m. ‘The Bachelorette’

Wednesday, May 21
10-11 p.m. ‘Motive’

Monday, May 26
8-10 p.m. ‘The Bachelorette’ (regular time period premiere)

Tuesday, May 27
8-10 p.m. ‘Extreme Weight Loss’

Saturday, May 31
8-9 p.m. ‘Bet on Your Baby’
9-11 p.m. ‘Sing Your Face Off’

Monday, June 2
10:01-11 p.m. ‘Mistresses’

Thursday, June 19
9-10 p.m. ‘Rookie Blue’

Sunday, June 22
7-9 p.m. ‘Wipeout’ (special two-hour premiere)
9-11 p.m. ‘Rising Star’ (series premiere)

Tuesday, June 24
10-11 p.m. ‘NY Med’

Sunday, June 29
8-9 p.m. ‘Wipeout’ (regular time period premiere)

Thursday, July 31
8-9 p.m. ‘The Quest’ (series premiere)

Monday, Aug. 4
8-10 p.m. ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ (series premiere)

- Rookie Blue
- The Astronaut Wives Club
- Sing Your Face Off
- Bet On Your Baby
- The Quest (2014)

Written by: akoerner
Apr 4th, 2014, 2:18 pm

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Message Posted On Apr 4th, 2014, 4:08 pm

Correction:  Rookie Blue is produced by Global Canada.  So change CTV with Global for my comment above :)


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ABC can't expand Rookie Blue's season, because it is produced by CTV Canada.  ABC has no control on the number of episodes CTV produces.