ABC’s summer schedule revealed! New shows, old favorites and surprising series…

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) — Get ready to sit down this summer and watch some of your favorite shows, as well as some new ones.  Returning to ABC are ‘Bachelor in Paradise,’ ‘Mistresses,’ ‘Celebrity Family Feud,’ ‘BattleBots’ and the ‘CMA Music Festival’  New Series includes ‘Uncle Buck,’ ‘To Tell the Truth’ and ‘The $100,000 Pyramid.  Here’s what you can look forward too this summer on MY ABC WOTV 4.

“500 Questions”

       Thursday, May 26 |  8:00–10:00 p.m.

Hosted by Dan Harris, “500 Questions” challenges the smartest people in the country to achieve the seemingly impossible task of answering 500 of the most difficult general knowledge questions ever devised. There’s only one simple rule: never get three wrong in a row — or you’re gone. No saves, no helps, no multiple choice, “500 Questions” keeps you on the edge of your seat to see if any of these geniuses can do it. It is the ultimate test, where intellect, strategy and stamina are all equally essential in order to win.

“Mistresses”          

Monday, May 30 | 10:00-11:00 p.m.

Mistresses series premiere may 30
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Based on the hit UK television series of the same name, “Mistresses” returns for a fourth season. The provocative and thrilling drama continues to focus on the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of girlfriends, each on their own path to self-discovery. When it comes to love, these girlfriends find support and guidance with each other as they push the limits, test their boundaries and discover just how far they are prepared to go. They are willing to brave love’s turbulent journey, as well as its excitement, secrecy and betrayal, all the while bound by the complex relationships they’ve created.

“O.J.: Made In America – Part 1”

   Saturday, June 11 | 9:00–11:00 p.m.

It is the defining cultural tale of modern America – a saga of race, celebrity, media, violence, and the criminal justice system. And two decades after its unforgettable climax, it continues to fascinate, polarize, and even, yes, develop new chapters

“To Tell the Truth” (Sneak Peak)

      Tuesday, June 14 | 8:00-9:00pm

Hosted by Anthony Anderson, “To Tell the Truth” is an anarchic and funny re-imagination of the beloved, game show of the same name. The all-new version takes the excitement to another level, featuring fun characters from pop culture over the six-episode series.

“Uncle Buck” (New Series Premiere)

     Tuesday June 14 |  9:00-9:30 p.m.

Uncle Buck
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Based on the hit movie of the same name, Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a charismatic hustler who has gotten by on his charm for years. But when his brother, Will (James Lesure), and sister-in-law, Alexis (Nia Long), move to town and need help with their kids, he steps up to become their “manny,” and their lives will never be the same.  Will and Alexis are wary of Buck’s questionable parenting skills, but his unique perspective and street smarts provide some unconventional solutions to raising their three rambunctious kids, who typically make a hobby out of terrorizing their nannies.

 “To Tell the Truth” (New Series Premiere)

Thursday, June 14 | 10:00–11:00 p.m.

Hosted by Anthony Anderson, “To Tell the Truth” is an anarchic and funny re-imagination of the beloved, game show of the same name. The all-new version takes the excitement to another level, featuring fun characters from pop culture over the six-episode series.

“BattleBots”

June 23 | 8:00-10:00 p.m.

CHRIS ROSE from ABC's Battle bots
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CHRIS ROSE

“BattleBots” is a reimagined take on the killer robot combat sport, from Whalerock Industries and the creators of the original “BattleBots” franchise, Ed Roski and Greg Munson. The homemade robots are back for season two, where they will battle against each other in a single elimination tournament until there is one champion. The ten episode series will feature next generation robots – bigger, faster and stronger than ever before.

“Celebrity Family Feud” (Season 2)

Sunday June 26 | 8:00-9:00 p.m.

celebrity family feud
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STEVE HARVEY, DEMARCUS WARE, TERRELL SUGGS, ANTONIO GATES, NICK MANGOLD, ANTONIO BROWN

The primetime summer hit “Celebrity Family Feud,” a celebrity version of “Family Feud,” returns for a second season. The 10-episode series will feature celebrity families and their immediate family members or their extended TV families, competing against each other to win money for charity.

“The $100,000 Pyramid” (New Series Premiere)

Sunday June 26 | 9:00-10:00 p.m.

The $100,000 Pyramid host
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The Pyramid is back!  Hosted by Pro Football Hall of Famer and celebrated TV personality Michael Strahan, “The $100,000 Pyramid” features 10 episodes with 100 grand up for grabs each week when some of today’s hottest stars team-up with players from across the country to take on the timeless war of words, racing against the clock to give and guess clues in one of TV’s all-time great word-association games.

“The 2016 ESPYS”

Wednesday July 13 | 8:00-11:00 p.m.

The 24th annual ESPYS Awards are back on ABC for the second year with a star-studded night celebrating major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances of the past year in sports. Top celebrities from sports and entertainment gather to recognize nominees and honor winners in categories such as “Best Team,” “Best Moment,” “Best Breakthrough Athlete” and more.

  “Bachelor in Paradise” (Season 3)

Tuesday, August 2 | 8:00-10:00 p.m.

The much anticipated third season of the hit series “Bachelor in Paradise” returns with all the shocking twists, surprises, unexpected guests and some of the most unlikely relationships in “Bachelor” history that viewers have come to expect. The cast, comprised of former fan favorites and controversial characters from “The Bachelor” franchise, is back looking for a second chance at love. They all left “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette” with broken hearts, but now they’ll travel to a romantic paradise, hoping to turn a potential summer fling into the real thing.

“CMA Music Festival”

Wednesday, August 3 | 8:00-11:00 p.m.

The CMA Music Festival will host country music superstars Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, Rascal Flatts, Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Hank Williams, Jr., and Chris Young.

“Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise”

Tuesday, August 9 | 9:00-10:00 p.m.

“After Paradise” features host Chris Harrison discussing and dissecting the most recent episodes of “Bachelor in Paradise,” alongside cast members and celebrity fans. The man who has seen it all as the host of “The Bachelor” franchise since the first rose ceremony took place over 13 years ago, Harrison presents questions and comments from viewers, debuts deleted scenes, outtakes and exclusive extra content, all the while allowing members of #BachelorNation to have their say.

What’s not returning this summer?  Here’s a few shows we know have not been renewed at ABC:

-Astronaut Wives Club

-Blood and Oil

-The Whispers

-Of Kings and Prophets

-WIcked City

-Rookie Blue

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