ABC Sets Summer 2017 Premiere Dates for 'Still Star-Crossed,' 'Bachelor in Paradise' and More
ABC Sets Summer 2017 Premiere Dates for 'Still Star-Crossed,' 'Bachelor in Paradise' and More
Jeff Dodge
Jeff Dodge
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
ABC is the latest network to unveil premiere dates for its summer lineup of shows, which includes the continuation of The Bachelor(ette) franchise, a new drama from Shondaland and a whole bunch of game shows.

The network's summer schedule begins in mid-May with a sneak preview of new comedy Downward Dog on Wednesday, May 17 at 9:30/8:30c, before moving to its regular Tuesdays at 8/7c timeslot on May 23.


Shonda Rhimes' Still Star-Crossed has been in the works for a while but finally has a premiere date: Monday May 29 at 10/9c. The drama will air after The Bachelorette, which has already been announced as returning on May 22.

If you were a fan of ABC's line-up of game show revivals last summer, then you're in luck because it's back. June 11 will see the premieres of Celebrity Family Feud, Steve Harvey's Funderdome and $100,000 Pyramid, with To Tell the Truth coming back on Wednesday, June 14 at 10/9c.

On the talent show front, The Gong Show is being revived on Thursday, June 22 at 10/9c, following the debut of a new reality competition show about boy bands called -- you guessed it -- Boy Band. June 29 will see yet another revival, this time for Battle of the Network Stars.

A couple weeks after the series premiere of drama Somewhere Between (Monday, July 24 at 10/9c) is the return of Bachelor in Paradise on Tuesday, August 8 at 8/7c. The Bachelor spin-off will start airing on Mondays on August 14.

Also, ABC is marking the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death with a two-night documentary called The Story of Diana on Wednesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 10.


Here is the full list of ABC summer 2017 premiere dates and specials:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17:
9:30/8:30c: Downward Dog (Sneak Preview)

SUNDAY, MAY 21:
8/7c: Billboard Music Awards

MONDAY, MAY 22:
9/8c: The Bachelorette Season 13 Premiere

TUESDAY, MAY 23:
8/7c: Downward Dog (Regular Day/Time)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24:
8/7c: Dirty Dancing (Remake)

MONDAY, MAY 29:
10/9c: Still Star-Crossed Series Premiere

SUNDAY, JUNE 11:
8/7c: Celebrity Family Feud Season 3 Premiere
9/8c: Steve Harvey's Funderdome Series Premiere
10/9c: $100,000 Pyramid Season 2 Premiere

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14:
10/9c: To Tell the Truth Summer Premiere

THURSDAY, JUNE 22:
8/7c: Boy Band Series Premiere (two hours)
10/9c: The Gong Show Series Premiere

THURSDAY, JUNE 29:
8/7c: Boy Band
9/8c: Battle of the Network Stars Series Premiere

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12:
8/7c: The 2017 ESPYs

MONDAY, JULY 24:
10/9c: Somewhere Between Series Premiere

MONDAY, JULY 31:
8/7c: The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1:
8/7c: CMA Fest 217

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8:
8/7c: Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 Premiere

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9:
9/8c: The Story of Diana: Part 1 (two hours)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10:
9/8c: The Story of Diana: Part 2 (two hours)

MONDAY, AUGUST 14:
8/7c: Bachelor in Paradise (Regular Air Date)


Which ABC shows are you looking forward to this summer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


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