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CW Sets Summer Schedule, Including 'Beauty and the Beast' Return

The network has slotted two original comedies and four unscripted series for the summer months.

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"Beauty and the Beast"

As The CW heads into more year-round programming, the network has set its summer schedule, which includes the formal announcement for the return of Beauty and the Beast.

Beauty and the Beast, off the air since early March, returns for the final episodes of the sophomore season Monday, June 2, at 9 p.m. Serving as a lead-in at 8 p.m. is Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which moves over from Fridays. (A Whose Line encore follows at 8:30 p.m.)

The 12-week reality docuseries Famous in 12 premieres Tuesday, June 3, at 8 p.m.

Backpackers, the first original series from digital studio CW Seed to transition to television, debuts Monday, July 14, at 8:30 p.m. The half-hour comedy follows two best friends as they travel across Europe in search of a missing bride-to-be.

Half-hour comedy Seed, not to be confused with CW Seed, will also make its premiere that same night at 9:30 p.m. The series centers on an underachieving bartender who is also a sperm donor.

Other new unscripted entries include Penn & Teller: Fool Us, which premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 8 p.m., and the revived Masters of Illusion, to be hosted by Dean Cain, launching Friday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m.

MONDAY, JUNE 2
8:00-8:30 PM                WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (New Night)
8:30-9:00 PM                WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore)
9:00-10:00 PM              BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Summer Season Premiere)
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 3
8:00-9:00 PM                FAMOUS IN 12 (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM              SUPERNATURAL (Encore)
 
MONDAY, JULY 14
8:00-8:30 PM                WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Original Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM                BACKPACKERS (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM                WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore)
9:30-10:00 PM              SEED (Series Premiere)
 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
8:00-9:00 PM                PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM              ARROW (Encores in a new timeslot)
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1
8:00-8:30 PM                MASTERS OF ILLUSION (Series Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM                WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore)