ABC Announces Its Summer Schedule, and It Does Not Look Very Good

By Tim Surette

Apr 05, 2012

Cuffs go on the criminal! Why can't I remember that?

We knew ABC's summer schedule would be lacking in what we TV experts eloquently call the "good stuff" department—most networks' warm-weather lineups are—but it's pretty striking how bad it is when you see it all stacked up. ABC has peeled off the veil stained paper towel that's been covering its 2012 summer schedule, and all we can think is, "Put it back! Put it back!"

I don't mean to pile on ABC; all major networks treat summer like the only people who watch TV during the season are blind, deaf, and dumb. ABC just happens to be the one that pooped out its summer schedule today. But when Bachelor Pad is far and away the best the network has to offer, it's gonna get a lashin'.

Here's ABC's summer schedule, if you dare to look:

Thursday, May 24:
8-10pm Duets (series premiere)
10-11pm Rookie Blue

Sunday, June 3:
8-9pm Secret Millionaire
9-11pm Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

Thursday, June 28:
9-10pm Wipeout

Tuesday, July 10:
9-10pm Trust Us With Your Life (series premiere, back-to-back episodes)
10-11pm Final Witness (series premiere)

Tuesday, July 17:
9-9:30pm Trust Us With Your Life (regular time period premiere)

Monday, July 23:
8-10pm Bachelor Pad

You are stranded on a desert island with only a television that is constantly playing one of these shows on a loop. Which show do you pick?

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  • BabsBrodie Apr 10, 2012

    the arsenic please

  • juan137946 Apr 10, 2012

    love rookie blue though I hope that they do a little marathon for me to remember the last couple episodes cause I don't remember everything

  • SytseAlgera Apr 10, 2012

    Rookie Blue, the rest does not sound that good.

  • bmanchester Apr 09, 2012

    I might catch a couple eps of Secret Millionaire. Other than that, I figure my summer's gonna be divided up between catching up on Rookie Blue cuz that looks cool and then TNT for the last of the Closer, Rizzoli & Isles and then what is left prob a lot of Netflix.

  • ToddMurray Apr 08, 2012

    Rookie Blue. Love Missy Peregrym! I'll watch Wipeout if nothing else is on.... always good for a laugh. The rest of their sched blows.

  • quasar9 Apr 08, 2012

    100% Rookie Blue

  • Toxie01 Apr 08, 2012

    rookie blue

  • exptl Apr 08, 2012

    Rookie Blue

  • moustasch1 Apr 08, 2012

    Out of all that Rookie Blue is the only thing worth watching.

    "all major networks treat summer like the only people who watch TV during the season are blind, deaf, and dumb"

    You seem to forget that there used to be a time when the ONLY thing networks ran during the summer was reruns. A lot of these short, summer series may not be great, but at least it's something new and different.

  • FabulousFabs Apr 07, 2012

    ABC, YOU SUCK!!!

    Now I can atleast catch up on reading. Thank you for letting me now use my own imagination...

    As for you SUJUNI01, my congrats to your roommate's sister, I have no idea which reality you live in, there is no such thing as LAZYCASH, go advertize on Gumtree, moron

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