CW Sets Summer Schedule, With Two Original Comedies and Four Unscripted Shows THR

The CW has taken the wraps off its summer schedule, as the broadcast channel continues its move into more year-round programming, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.

“Beauty and the Beast,” which has been off the schedule since early March, will return June 2 at 9 p.m., and will air its final second-season episodes.

Other programs include “Whose Line Is it Anyway?,” which will lead into “Beauty,” and and the 12-week reality docuseries “Famous in 12,” which will debut June 3.

The first original series from digital studio CW Seed, “Backpackers,” will debut July 14, while the half-hour comedy “Seed” will also debut that night. “Backpackers” is about two friends traveling across Europe in search of a missing fiancee, while “Seed” is about a bartender who is also a sperm donor.

Unscripted shows include “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” which will debut July 30, and “Masters of Illusion,” which is hosted by Dean Cain and will debut Aug. 1.

Here's the schedule of rollouts:

Monday, June 2

8-8:30 p.m. -- WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (New Night)
8:30-9 p.m. -- WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore)
9-10 p.m. -- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Summer Season Premiere)

Tuesday, June 3

8-9 p.m. -- FAMOUS IN 12 (Series Premiere)
9-10 p.m. -- SUPERNATURAL (Encore)

Monday, July 14

8-8:30 p.m. -- WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Original Episode)
8:30-9 p.m. -- BACKPACKERS (Series Premiere)
9-9:30 p.m. -- WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore)
9:30-10 p.m. -- SEED (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, July 30

8-9 p.m. -- PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Series Premiere)
9-10 p.m. -- ARROW (Encores in new timeslot)

Friday, Aug. 1

8-8:30 p.m. -- MASTERS OF ILLUSION (Series Premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. -- WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore)

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