NBC Announces Summer Schedule
NBC has announced its summer slate, with several returning favorites on tap and a handful of new series.
The Season 6 premiere of America's Got Talent will premiere Tuesday, May 31 at 9 p.m. with a two-hour telecast. After its debut, the series will resume Tuesdays at 9 p.m. from June 7-28. Two-hour editions will begin July 5 until Sept. 6.
America's Got Talent will launch its Wednesday telecasts June 1 at 9 p.m. through Sept. 7.
The series has been the No. 1 summer series in total viewers for the past five seasons. Last summer's season finale (16.4 million, 3.9) scored its highest rating in the 18-49 demographic for a finale in three years and drew the series' biggest audience to date.
New series It's Worth What? (premiere TBA), hosted by Cedric "The Entertainer," is a game show centering on America's love for cost and value. Two contestants are taken through a series of challenges that escalate in difficulty and are responsible for determining the items' prices in each round. Competitors could win up to $1 million
The second season of The Marriage Ref with Jerry Seinfeld is set to debut Sunday, June 26. At the end of each episode, the studio audience votes for "The Rightest of the Right." The person will receive $25,000 and their own billboard in their hometown saying they are right. Tom Papa returns as host and "ref."
New musical competition series The Voice, which premieres April 26 at 9 p.m. with a two-hour episode, will run through June.
New series Still Standing (working title), a game show based off a popular Israeli format, and Love in the Wild, an adventure dating series, will also air sometime this summer. Both Standing and Wild premiere dates and times will be announced later.
Originals of Law & Order: LA will continue to run Mondays at 10 p.m. NBC will air the final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent beginning Monday, May 30 at 9 p.m.
The final season of Friday Night Lights, premiering on NBC on Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m., continues to air through the summer.
No airdates have been scheduled for Friends With Benefits, The Paul Reiser Show and Love Bites.