11:16am PT by Lesley Goldberg
ABC Sets Summer Premieres for 'Duets,' 'Bachelor Pad,' 'Rookie Blue,' More
ABC has unveiled its summer lineup.
The network will bow its freshman singing competition series Duets with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, May 24, the day after the conclusion of Fox's American Idol.
Duets, featuring Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Ritchie and Robin Thicke combing the country for new talent, will serve as a lead-in to returning drama Rookie Blue.
Reality franchises Secret Millionaire, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition andWipeout will all bow in June, with the series premieres of Trust Us With Your Life and Final Witness set for July. Bachelor Pad, meanwhile,will return to the schedule on July 23.
A full schedule follows:
Monday, May 14
9:30-11 p.m. The Bachelorette*
Thursday, May 24
8-10 p.m. Duets
10-11 p.m. Rookie Blue
Sunday, June 3
8-9 p.m. Secret Millionaire
9-11 p.m. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
Thursday, June 28
9-10 p.m. Wipeout
Tuesday, July 10
9-10 p.m. Trust Us With Your Life
10-11 p.m. Final Witness
Tuesday, July 17
9-9:30 p.m. Trust Us With Your Life (regular time slot premiere)
Monday, July 23
8-10 p.m. Bachelor Pad