ABC Sets Summer Returns for 'Mistresses,' 'Celebrity Family Feud'; 'Secrets and Lies' Held for Fall

The network is betting big on unscripted once again with the return of 'Bachelor in Paradise' and three game shows.
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Fresh off the news of Michael Strahan's move to Good Morning America, broadcaster ABC also announced the premiere for the morning anchor's upcoming game show, a reboot of the $100,000 Pyramid, as part of its upcoming summer schedule.

Hosted by Strahan, $100,000 Pyramid will premiere Sunday, June 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, following the season-two premiere of Celebrity Family Feud. After the success of the latter last summer, ABC is betting big on game show revivals this summer. A third reboot, this time of To Tell the Truth, hosted by network star Anthony Anderson, will debut Tuesday, June 14 at 8 p.m.

As for scripted series, season four of Mistresses will move back its former Monday night berth at 10 p.m. beginning May 30. Freshman comedy Uncle Buck, a modern-day remake of the beloved John Candy movie led by Mike Epps, is set for a Tuesday, June 14, debut at 9 p.m., where it will be squeezed between two episodes of To Tell the Truth.  Although ABC will debut Uncle Buck this summer, the network has decided to hold another scripted series, season two of anthology drama Secrets and Lies, for fall.

While last season saw the network pushing further into scripted programming with shows like the since-canceled The Whispers and the limited series Astronaut Wives Club, ABC appears to have refocused its summer strategy on unscripted properties.

Check out the full summer schedule below:

Thursday, May 26
8:00-10:00 p.m.                    500 Questions

Monday, May 30
10:00-11:00 p.m.                    Mistresses

Saturday, June 11
9:00–11:00 p.m.                     O.J.: Made in America — Part 1

Tuesday, June 14                              
8:00-9:00 p.m.                        To Tell the Truth (Sneak Peek)
9:00-9:30 p.m.                        Uncle Buck (New Series Premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m.                      Uncle Buck
10:00–11:00 p.m.                   To Tell the Truth (New Series Premiere)

Thursday, June 23
8:00-10:00 p.m.                      BattleBots

Sunday, June 26
8:00-9:00 p.m.                        Celebrity Family Feud
9:00-10:00 p.m.                      The $100,000 Pyramid (New Series Premiere)

Wednesday, July 13
8:00-11:00 p.m.                      The 2016 ESPYS

Tuesday, August 2
8:00-10:00 p.m.                      Bachelor in Paradise

Wednesday, August 3
8:00-11:00 p.m.                      CMA Music Festival

Monday, August 8
8:00-10:00 p.m.                      Bachelor in Paradise (Time Period Premiere)

Tuesday, August 9
8:00-9:00 p.m.                        Bachelor in Paradise
9:00-10:00 p.m.                      Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise

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