ABC Sets Summer Dates for Bachelor in Paradise, Uncle Buck, and More

As the weather heats up and we hurtle towards summer, it can mean only one thing: it's time to see the latest spray tans on the rejected The Bachelor and The Bachelorette contestants who are subjecting themselves to Bachelor in Paradise for one more shot at love fame-whoring. And more of this:

ABC has other things going on this summer, including the Tuesday, June 14 premiere of Uncle Buck, a sitcom based on the John Candy film of the same name with a race-swapping twist: its cast is largely African-American. That will be followed by the series premiere of To Tell the Truth, a modern re-do of the classic game show in which a celebrity panel tries to determine which of three contestants are telling the truth about who they are, and who are the impostors. It will be hosted by Anthony Anderson. 

Other highlights include the Season 4 premiere of Mistresses, which is somehow still on the air, a 30 for 30-produced documentary about O.J. Simpson called O.J.: Made in America, and the return of Battlebots


Here are all of ABC's 2016 summer premiere dates:


THURSDAY, MAY 26

8–10pm: 500 Questions


MONDAY, MAY 30

10-11pm: Mistresses (Season 4 premiere)


SATURDAY, JUNE 11

9–11pm: O.J.: Made In America – Part 1


TUESDAY, JUNE 14

8-9pm: To Tell the Truth (Sneak peek)

9-10pm: Uncle Buck (Series premiere, back-to-back episodes)

10-11pm: To Tell the Truth (Series premiere)


THURSDAY, JUNE 23

8-10pm: BattleBots


SUNDAY, JUNE 26

8-9pm: Celebrity Family Feud

9-10pm: The $100,000 Pyramid (Series premiere)


WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

8-11pm: The 2016 ESPYS


TUESDAY, AUGUST 2

8-10pm: Bachelor in Paradise


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

8-11pm: CMA Music Festival


MONDAY, AUGUST 8

8-10pm: Bachelor in Paradise (Time period premiere)


TUESDAY, AUGUST 9

8-9pm: Bachelor in Paradise

9-10pm: Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise


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Apr 21, 2016
Eh, I'll still check out Uncle Buck. Holding S2 of Secrets and Lies until the Fall can't be a good sign.
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Apr 21, 2016
I love Bachelor in Paradise but I won't be watching August 8 and 9 as 2 straight weeks it goes up against the Olympics. A live Olympics that will have 30-35 million viewers a night. Bachelor in Paradise audience will be cut in half during the Olympics. Abc should have waited until after the games to premiere Bachelor in Paradise.
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Apr 20, 2016
I don't watch any of these. Maybe I'll go outside this summer :)
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Apr 20, 2016
Or "How and When to Avoid ABC this Summer"
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Apr 20, 2016
The bad thing here- BattleBots on Thursday means that Wipeout is apparently done for as BattleBots will be taking its usual Thursday spot.
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Apr 20, 2016
Mistresses (Season 4 premiere) YES!!! Finally...it took them ages...but yes!!
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Apr 20, 2016
Battlebots is about the only thing that will be interesting. Last year's episodes was worth a watch, as a time waster.
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Apr 20, 2016
ABC is trying to cash in the popularity of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, by airing O.J.: Made In America mini series.
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Apr 20, 2016
Pure greed.
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Apr 20, 2016
It seems that ABC hopes we will forget all their talk of a more "diverse" bachelor and bachelorette (begins May 23) from a few months ago. (Not that I would have watched anyway, but js.)
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Apr 20, 2016
hahahaha this is a real thing by a real network? hahahaha
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Apr 20, 2016
Only 1 of these that interests me is MISTRESSES (a Great show ranked #22 of 76 currently on my viewing list). Missing from the list in this article is SECRETS & LIES that was originally announced to take over Nashville's time slot (& then moved to spring/summer). I googled & according to several sites it will now not be on till the Fall 2016.
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Apr 20, 2016
If I wanted some easy cash, and I had the connections, I could make so much dough off pitching slightly retooled remakes to broadcast networks.

"It's The A-Team, but now they're all gay."

"The Flying Nun, only it's set in Hawaii this time."

It's too easy. They'll buy anything as long as they've already bought it.
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Apr 20, 2016
"It's the Love Boat, but half the boat has zombies."
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Apr 20, 2016
neither the author nor the trash-talkers below mention that uncle buck features a fairly strong cast in mike epps, nia long and james lesure.

the author also doesn't mention whether this is single-cam or multi-cam. the former of which I don't think ABC has cancelled since the year of trophy wife et al.
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Apr 20, 2016
Yeah I actually thought the trailer for Uncle Buck that they released a while ago looked pretty good. They really just had no business using that name as like Rush Hour I think it's more likely to push people away from ever really giving it a chance than to actually interest them into tuning in. CBS/ABC really need to fire their marketing geniuses....
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Apr 20, 2016
I would say the same goes for Minority Report which I thoroughly enjoyed regardless of how it compared to its namesake.
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Apr 20, 2016
'Uncle Buck' really, REALLY, shouldn't have been made. That being said, summer is the best time for it. Let it faaaaaaddddeeee away.
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Apr 20, 2016
Meh - uncle buck just doesn't rise to iconic-never-remake status for me.
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Apr 20, 2016
The families of John Hughes and John Candy didn't ask for it and neither did fans.
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Apr 19, 2016
Still can't believe the Uncle Buck series got the green light.

I'm about as irritable as Tia Russell was.
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