ABC 2009 Summer TV Schedule

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ABC has quite a lot of shows to keep you entertained this summer.

Check out ABC’s 2009 Summer TV Schedule below:

MONDAY, MAY 18

9 p.m. The Bachelorette (May 25 – Time period premiere (8:00-10:00 p.m.))

SUNDAY, MAY 24

9:00 p.m. DIAMONDS Part 1 (Part 2 airs on Tuesday, May 26)

MONDAY, MAY 25

10 p.m. HERE COME THE NEWLYWEDS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

8 p.m. WIPEOUT

9 p.m. THE GOODE FAMILY

9:30 p.m. Surviving Suburbia

SATURDAY, MAY 30

10 p.m. Pushing Daisies (Remaining episodes through Saturday June 13)

TUESDAY, JUNE 2

9:00 p.m. EARTH 2100

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

10 p.m. Eli Stone (Remaining episodes through Saturday July 11)

SUNDAY, JUNE 21

9:00 p.m. IMPACT Part 1 (Part 2 airs on Sunday, June 28)

TUESDAY, JUNE 23

8 p.m. THE SUPERSTARS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

9 p.m. I SURVIVED A JAPANESE GAME SHOW

THURSDAY, JULY 16

8:00 p.m. J.K. ROWLING: A YEAR IN THE LIFE

SATURDAY, JULY 18

10 p.m. Dirty Sexy Money (Remaining episodes through August 8)

MONDAY, JULY 20

10 p.m. DATING IN THE DARK

MONDAY, AUGUST 31

8:00 p.m. CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY’S NIGHT TO ROCK

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You can find details about the shows below:

THE BACHELORETTE – SPECIAL TWO-HOUR PREMIERE MONDAY, MAY 18 (9:00-11:00 p.m.), AND REGULAR TIME PERIOD PREMIERE MONDAY, MAY 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m.) – Jillian Harris, the intelligent, independent, passionate woman who fell just short of her goal – hoping that Jason Mesnick could be her best friend, soul mate and future husband on the just completed hit series of “The Bachelor” – will have her own opportunity to find true love, starring in the fifth edition of “The Bachelorette.” An instant fan favorite on “The Bachelor,” Jillian, 29, a restaurant interior designer, will get to choose from among a group of the country’s most eligible bachelors and is confident that she can find the love of her life on the series.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.

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HERE COME THE NEWLYWEDS – PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) — The one-hour romantic comedy alternative series returns for a second season with nine just-married couples competing for a life-changing cash prize to help kick-start their new lives together and realize their dreams. Hosted by comedian Pat Bullard, “Here Come the Newlyweds” is all about relationships, the differences between men and women and the universal issues that every couple must face. In this eight-episode series, each couple faces a variety of mental and physical challenges that will test the love and passion they have for one another, as well as their competitive spirit. At the end of each episode, the field will be narrowed as the newlyweds vote to send one couple home. The stakes get higher as the potential nest egg grows, until one couple ultimately wins the grand prize.

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WIPEOUT – PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) – Bigger, better, wilder than ever! ABC’s hit series “Wipeout,” the No. 1-rated summer series across all networks, returns for Season Two as wide-eyed and energized contestants compete in the world’s largest extreme obstacle course, providing the biggest spills and best wipeouts ever seen on television.
The Qualifier boasts amazing new obstacles, including Plank in the Face, Hurtles and Gyro Sweeper. Brace yourself in the all new Wipeout Zone with the Catapult, Gears of Doom and more high stakes challenges. And the fan favorite obstacle — the Big Balls — will return, but with a twist: “The Motivator,” a massive anvil, sneaks up on contestants propelling then onto the Big Balls if they hesitate.
Each week, 24 daring new contestants of all ages, shapes and sizes go head to head through four rounds of demanding but hilarious obstacle courses to win the title of “Wipeout Champion” and the $50,000 grand prize. In the end, only one contestant will win, while everyone else will Wipeout!
“Wipeout” is hosted by John Henson (E! Entertainment’s “Talk Soup”) and John Anderson (ESPN’s “SportsCenter”). Jill Wagner is co-host. Executive producers are Matt Kunitz and Scott Larsen (“Fear Factor”). Shye Sutherland, Kevin Wehrenberg, Trice Barto and J. Rupert Thompson are co-executive producers. The series is produced by Endemol USA. David Goldberg is the chairman of Endemol North America.

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THE GOODE FAMILY – PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 (9:00-9:30 p.m.) – “The Goode Family” is a new animated series from Mike Judge (“King of the Hill,” “Beavis and Butt-head,” “Office Space”), John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky (“King of the Hill,” “Blades of Glory”). With standards always changing, no matter how hard you try to be good, it’s virtually impossible these days … especially for the Goode family. Meet Gerald and Helen Goode, a couple who live by the motto WWAGD (“What Would Al Gore Do?”). Gerald, a college administrator, and Helen, a community activist, are determined to obliterate their carbon footprint on the planet: They’re zealous vegans, drive a hybrid, and recycle everything possible. Even the family dog, Che, is vegan. In the words of Helen, all the Goodes want to do is buy organic apples and call minorities by their right names. But despite their best efforts, something always goes haywire with their politically correct plans.
“The Goode Family” is voiced by Mike Judge as Gerald, Nancy Carell as Helen, Dave Herman as Ubuntu, Linda Cardellini as Bliss and Brian Doyle Murray as Charlie.

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THE SUPERSTARS – PREMIERES TUESDAY, JUNE 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) — “The Superstars,” a fresh take on an old favorite, is based on ABC’s classic “Wide World of Sports” series, “The Superstars,” which pitted athletes from all different sports against each other to determine the best athlete in the world. Eight celebrities are paired with eight professional male and female athletes to compete against each other in varying sporting events. Each week a team will be eliminated until one team is ultimately crowned the winner. Competitors’ athletic prowess will be put to the test with events including swimming, biking, running and kayaking, in addition to other head-to-head athletic challenges that will test strength, speed, stamina, agility, as well as an element of strategy. The six-episode series will be shot entirely on location at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
“The Superstars” is produced by Juma Entertainment and Blue Entertainment Sports Television (BEST). Robert Horowitz, president, Juma Entertainment, Lewis Fenton, head of production, Juma Entertainment, Dennis Spencer, executive vice president, BEST and Michael Principe, managing director, BEST, are the executive producers.

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I SURVIVED A JAPANESE GAME SHOW – PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) – Going into its second season, “I Survived A Japanese Game Show” is an unscripted reality/game show — actually a show within a show – that takes an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at 12 Americans who are whisked away to Japan to compete in the ultimate Japanese game show. The results are sure to be hilarious, as this season will be even bigger and funnier than the last. The final winner will take home $250,000. Returning will be the witty game show host Rome Kanda (“Pink Panther,” “Saturday Night Live”), who leads the contestants through all of the zany challenges; Mamasan, a house mother and resident pot stirrer; and Judge Bob, the rarely dynamic but always entertaining referee of the games.

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DATING IN THE DARK – PREMIERES MONDAY, JULY 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) – “Dating in the Dark” is a unique alternative series that asks the age-old question, “Is Love Blind?” Each week, three single men and three single women, all looking for love, will move into a house together, but be totally sequestered from the opposite sex. While they will have no chance of seeing each other in the light, they will have the opportunity to date in a completely dark room. Looks will be taken out of the equation as the men and women get to know each other and form bonds in total darkness. After several days of dating in the darkroom, the participants will select the one member of the opposite sex that they want to see revealed in the light. For the first time, the participants will see whom they’ve been dating, wooing, kissing, snuggling with and forming bonds with. And after they see each other in the light for the first time, they have to make the difficult decision…do they stay with the person they fell for in the dark, or leave them behind? Hosted by Rossi Moreale (“Can You Duet?,” “Temptation”).

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DIAMONDS – SUNDAY, MAY 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m.) – It’s the most romantic stone known to man. But when the daughter of U.S. Senator Joan Cameron (Judy Davis) is killed in a massacre at an African diamond mine, a chain of events begin that uncovers the darkest secrets of the international diamond trade. Shot on location in South Africa and Canada, this four-hour limited series provides a look inside one of the world’s most glamorous yet mysterious industries. “Diamonds” dramatically weaves together five storylines to portray the personal and political effects of the blood diamond trade on a global scale. From prospectors scouring the northern barrens to the dazzling estates of the diamond lords of Cape Town, from the diamond fashion shows in London to the war ravaged villages of Sierra Leone, this epic thriller follows the trail of greed and obsession that brings to the world its most dazzling gems.
Part One of “Diamonds” airs Sunday, May 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m.), and Part Two on Tuesday, May 26 (9:00-11:00 p.m.)
Starring Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award winner Judy Davis (“Husbands and Wives,” “Marie Antoinette”) as Senator Joan Cameron, James Purefoy (“Rome,” “A Knight’s Tale”) as Lucas Denmont, Emmy Award winner Sir Derek Jacobi (“Frasier,” “Gosford Park”) as Piers Denmont, Louise Rose (“Eastenders”) as Luna and Joanne Kelly (“Vanished”) as Stephanie. “Diamonds” is produced by Alchemy Television and Sienna Films, directed by Andy Wilson and written by David Vainola.

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EARTH 2100 – TUESDAY, JUNE 2 (9:00-11:00 p.m.) — Could this be the final century of our civilization? A world where cities are abandoned and our population is decimated may seem the stuff of science fiction, but according to some of the world’s top scientists, it could be a reality unless we act now. Experts say over the next hundred years the “perfect storm” of population growth, resource depletion and climate change could converge with catastrophic results. ABC News’ “Earth 2100,” hosted by Bob Woodruff, takes viewers on a journey through what the next century could have in store and shows viewers what can be done to avoid disaster.

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IMPACT – SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (9:00-11:00 p.m.) – We seem to have survived a catastrophic meteor storm…but something has changed and the moon is looming larger in the sky. What once was the most familiar object in the night now threatens to destroy all life on earth. A small group of international astronauts, scientists and soldiers band together as our last best hope.
Part One of “Impact” airs Sunday, June 21 (9:00-11:00 p.m.), and Part Two on Sunday, June 28 (9:00-11:00 p.m.).
Starring David James Elliott (“Close to Home,” “Jag”), Natasha Henstridge (“Eli Stone,” “Species”), Steven Culp (“Desperate Housewives,” “ER”) and Oscar and Emmy-nominated James Cromwell (“W.,” “L.A. Confidential,” “Babe”).

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J.K. ROWLING: A YEAR IN THE LIFE – THURSDAY, JULY 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) — The woman who created an imaginary world for millions, J.K. Rowling, allowed cameras extraordinary access during the year before the 7th Harry Potter book was published. From the one bedroom apartment in Scotland where it all began to a hotel room where viewers watch her type the last words of the Potter saga, Rowling lets millions of fans into her world. The documentary exposes her childhood sorrows, visits the church where she and her sister worked after-school as janitors, and allows people to see her now as both the queen of a magical, alternate universe and an everyday mom. Cameras also travel back to her hometown and discover where many of the characters of Harry Potter originated. Upon the release of the latest Harry Potter movie, Elizabeth Vargas takes viewers on a journey into the life of the woman who came from “nothing” and created all of her own success.

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CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY’S NIGHT TO ROCK – MONDAY, AUGUST 31 (8:00-11:00 p.m.) — You’re invited to summer’s hottest music event when ABC heads to Nashville for “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.” Filming June 11-14, today’s most exciting Country Music sensations will hit the stage in a four-day party and music celebration for the special, which, for the first time ever, will be expanded from two hours to three to include even more high wattage performances.
Some of the artists already announced to appear at the nightly concerts include Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Julianne Hough, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, John Rich, Darius Rucker, Taylor Swift and Wynonna (with a special appearance by The Judds), plus many more to be announced and surprise appearances by Country superstars – a hallmark of CMA Music Festival.