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ABC sets summer premiere dates

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ABC has announced its summer premiere dates for both new and returning shows, including a two-hour bow for the first Alyssa Milano-less season of Mistresses.

Kicking off its summer programming, the new season of The Bachelorette will debut on Monday, May 18 at 9 p.m. ET. New game show 500 Questions, hosted by CNN’s Richard Quest, will premiere on Wednesday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the return of Celebrity Wife Swap at 10 p.m. ET. Extreme Weight Loss returns Tuesday, May 26 at 9 p.m. ET.

New drama The Whispers, which ABC is playing super coy about, will premiere Monday, June 1, at 10 p.m. ET. Mistresses kicks off its third season on Thursday, June 18, at 9 p.m. ET with a two-hour premiere.

New shows Celebrity Family Feud and BattleBots will both premiere on Sunday, June 21, at 8 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET, respectively. Rookie Blue will return for its sixth season on Thursday, June 25, at 10 p.m. ET.

Finally, Bachelor in Paradise will air a special two-hour premiere on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m., followed by its time period premiere on Monday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. ET.