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The CW Announces Summer Premiere Dates


The CW Announces Summer Premiere Dates


May finales may be on the horizon, but that doesn't mean there still isn't a ton of TV show goodness to look forward to come summertime. The CW has just announced its summer premiere dates for five brand new shows, as well as the long-awaited return of 'Beauty and the Beast' and premiere of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'

Having been off the air since early March, 'Beauty and the Beast' fans will finally get the chance to see how the rest of the sophomore season plays out, starting on Monday, June 2 at 9 p.m., with 'Whose Line' serving as its lead-in at 8 p.m. that very same day.

Meanwhile, the new shows range from docuseries 'Famous in 12' to not one but TWO shows centered around magic: 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' and 'Masters of Illusion.' Other entries include two half-hour comedies: 'Backpackers,' which follows two best friends as they travel across Europe in search of a missing bride-to-be, and 'Seed,' which centers on an underachieving bartender who is also a sperm donor.

Check out the full CW summer breakdown below:

Monday, June 2
8-8:30 p.m. — 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (new night)
8:30-9 p.m. — 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (encore)
9-10 p.m. — 'Beauty and the Beast' (summer season premiere)

Tuesday, June 3
8-9 p.m. — 'Famous in 12' (series premiere)
9-10 p.m. — 'Supernatural' (encore)

Monday, July 14
8-8:30 p.m. — 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (original episode)
8:30-9 p.m. — 'Backpackers' (series premiere)
9-9:30 p.m. — 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (encore)
9:30-10 p.m. — 'Seed' (series premiere)

Wednesday, July 30
8-9 p.m. — 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (series premiere)
9-10 p.m. — 'Arrow' (encores in new time slot)

Friday, August 1
8-8:30 p.m. — 'Masters of Illusion' (series premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. — 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (encore)

- Beauty and the Beast (2012)
- Famous In 12
- Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US)
- CW

Written by: Kelly_Schremph
Apr 17th, 2014, 6:26 am

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Message Posted On Apr 17th, 2014, 12:51 pm

I watched some of the episodes of the Penn&Teller Fool Us show that aired in the UK and it was watchable but came off feeling a bit awkward. To fit into available air time the show came off less as a competition and more like watching a rushed interview. With some of the better acts it was like getting a couple of bites of a dish you'd never get to have again. 

You could tell that some of the acts weren't really "competing" to beat Penn & Teller but were there to get some air time and while the acts were amateur they were pretty decent since most had been in the business and working for years. One thing that was interesting was that there were some acts that returned to try a second time and I sometimes wondered if it was because they were running out of available contestants. How many magicians are out there and working that want to be TV? 

Hopefully in the U.S. they'll have fewer acts per show and give each one a bit more airtime.  Of course they had Penn & Teller do one trick at the end of each show and in most cases that was worth watching the show (if you like Penn & Teller that is).

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