NBC, ABC Set Summer Scheds

... This summer is going to be HOT HOT HOT! Well, somewhat warm. And only if you like reality shows. Both ABC and NBC have unveiled their summertime schedules, and it's looking like a good time to go on a three-month vacation.

ABC
--The Bachelorette: May 24
--True Beauty: May 31
--Wipeout: June 22

NBC
--America's Got Talent: June 1
--Last Comic Standing: June 7
--100 Questions: May 27
A sitcom about finding love... think every single other sitcom about finding love when you're a twenty-something. (Replaces Parks and Recreation, which goes on hiatus.)
--Persons Unknown: June 7
A mystery drama from Christopher McQuarrie (writer, The Usual Suspects).

... Love Dancing With the Stars but wish there were more faceplants and shattered tibias? ABC does too! The network is putting together the next logical step for the series with an unofficial spin-off that puts the show on ice skates. It will be celebs and ice skating pros, with "ice and fire and ice sculptures and just a real theatrical flair to it," says a producer. Theatrical flair and ice skating? That's so crazy it just might work! [Variety]

... Martha Stewart is pitching a reality show called Help Me, Martha. The premise is this: Someone planning a party or event is surprised when Martha shows up at their doorstep with her team of home-making minions to assist in the preparation. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't let an ex-con into MY house. [THR]

... Set phasers to "Giggity!" Super sexy Star Trek vet Jeri Ryan has hopped on board ABC's Body of Evidence, about a woman who is both a medical examiner and a crime-solver. Ryan will play the chief medical examiner. [THR]

... A fan of the Discovery Channel show Survivorman took all the knowledge he learned from the show, headed out into the Canadian wilderness with little supplies, and promptly died. The body of 41-year-old Richard Code was found Wednesday. Lesson learned about emulating info-shows: Start with cooking and stop just short of Dirty Jobs. [The Toronto Star]

... A 21-year-old man is suing CBS, claiming producers of the show The Doctors tricked him into being part of the program as a patient. Which wouldn't normally be that big of a deal, except he was having "pearly penile papules" removed from his penis. Apparently he believed the show would only be seen by medical students and doctors. I don't know what "pearly penile papules" are and frankly, I don't want to know. Normally I would side with the guy, but he should have realized what was going on while he was SURROUNDED BY A STUDIO AUDIENCE. Also, penis. (Hee hee!) [Huffington Post]

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Wow, I won't be watching a single one of these.
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That's it? What a lame summer schedule
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Wipeout is a fun show nice spin off to a jap. game show. Not as funny as one but still cool all in itself. I think it could be better with Different changes and not always the same ones.
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Yuck. Thank goodness nets like HBO will have things like True Blood on. The main nets will likely go dark in my home...
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Nothing interesting this summer form NBC/ABC, maybe CBS can do better.
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So is NBC not picking up Rex is Not Your Lawyer?
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Be glas you only now get Dancing with the stars: On Ice! We're already at Dancing with the stars: On Ice1 But With The Kids Of Stars Not The Actual Stars!

Seriously it's about the children of very smal celebrities dancing on ice
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Thankfully it is warm and sunny in the summer, I'll be outside.

BTW "Skating With the Stars" aired on FOX in 2006
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This is why I use Netflix during the summer.
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Bring on the eliminator. My son will be ever so happy. No dating in the dark...
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Wipeout is the only show worth mentioning.. and probably the only summer show worth WATCHING AT ALL. I'm so sick of Dancing With The Stars, each season gets worse, and their "stars" get dimmer and dimmer, their usage of the word "star" is used too loosely.
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Shows like Survivorman and Man VS Wild show people how to survive if they find themselves in dire situations, nowhere does it saw "Hey are you a gigantic moron, take the things the host does and go into the wilderness!" The guy was a jackass pure and simple, and it's good he's dead One less moron polluting the Gene pool.
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what about i survived a Japanese game show?
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I'm sorry, but i can't stop loling at the guy that died triying to use the knowledge learned in suvivorman. I Know it's so wrong, but I can't stop laughing for some reason.
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I'll probably watch the auditions on America's Got Talent, and some if not all of Last Comic Standing. I may give Body of Evidence a go, only becuase I like Jeri Ryan (and will actually miss her now that her stint on Leverage is over).
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Only thing from the list I'm remotely interested in is Wipe Out
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The skating with the stars thing has already been done in the US too. It was called Skating With Celebrities and Kristy Swanson won.
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Wasn't there already a "Skating with the Stars"? Didn't it last for one season for a reason?
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BORING...
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They all sound really really lame! Reality shows are on overkill at the moment. Used to love them, now avoid them!
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more reality shows yuck
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They have so many differnt kid of dancing shows kinda silly.
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The Dancing With The Stars spinoff has already been done! It was called Battle of the Blades; NHL hockey stars skated with Canadian pairs champions. Craig Simpson (formerly of the Edmonton Oilers, currently a part of the Hockey Night In Canada team) won with partner Jamie Sale (who won, among other things, gold at the Olympics in 2001 with her partner and husband David Pelletier) won the contest after thirteen (I think it was thirteen) weeks of Sunday night skates and Monday night elimination rounds.
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That guy couldn't honestly have not realized what was going on. I mean, really.
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