Fox Rolls Out Summer Slate, Highlighted by Faux Prince Harry Dating Show and Steve Carell’s ‘Riot’

Mar 26, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Fox took the wraps off its summer schedule, which will feature a new dating show centered on a fake "Prince Harry," The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.

The piece gives this official logline for "I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’": "Summer love is in the air, as an average English ‘bloke’ is given the royal treatment and an upper crust makeover before meeting 12 single American women searching for Prince Charming. Will he be able to convince them he’s regal? And if he does, will they fall for the crown, or fall in love with the real him? Join ‘Harry’ as he courts each of the ladies, taking them on romantic dates worthy of a princess and trying to make some version of their fairytales come true."

The program launches Tuesday, May 27, at 8 p.m.

The report adds: "The Steve Carell-produced ‘Riot’ (formerly ‘Slideshow’) will debut Tuesday, May 13, at 9 p.m. following the season finale of ‘Glee.’ Australian talk show host Rove McManus leads the series, which ‘features the nation’s funniest celebrities and comedians facing unpredictable song, dance and sketch challenges, often while navigating the show’s trademark one-of-a-kind set, tilted at a 22-degree angle.’"

The drama series "Gang Related," which was originally planned to launch Tuesday, May 20, has had its premiere moved to Thursday, May 22, at 9 p.m, with encores on Fridays at 9 p.m. starting May 23.

"Three of Gordon Ramsay’s unscripted efforts have also received premiere dates: ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ (Friday, April 11, at 9 p.m.), ‘Masterchef’ (Monday, May 19, at 8 p.m.) and ‘Hotel Hell’ (Monday, July 21, at 9 p.m.)," the report adds.

A two-hour premiere is set for season 11 of "So You Think You Can Dance" on Wednesday, May 28, at 8 p.m.

"They join previously announced spring/summer series on the network’s schedule: ‘Surviving Jack’ (Thursday, March 27, at 9:30 p.m.) and ’24: Live Another Day’ (Monday, May 5, at 8 p.m.)," the report notes, adding: "Fox indicates that ‘Enlisted,’ whose last original airs April 11, will return to the schedule."

Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, March 27

9:30-10:00 PM — SURVIVING JACK (Series Premiere)

Tuesday, April 1

9:00-10:00 PM — THE MINDY PROJECT (One-Hour Spring Premiere)

Friday, April 11

9:00-10:00 PM — KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Season Premiere)

Monday, May 5

8:00-10:00 PM — 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (Two-Hour Series Premiere)

Monday, May 12

9:00-10:00 PM — 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (Time Period Premiere)

Tuesday, May 13

9:00-10:00 PM — RIOT (Series Premiere)

Monday, May 19

8:00-9:00 PM — MASTERCHEF (Season Premiere)

Thursday, May 22

9:00-10:00 PM — GANG RELATED (Series Premiere)

Saturday, May 24

7:00-10:00 PM ET Live — FOX SPORTS SATURDAY: BASEBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA

Tuesday, May 27

8:00-9:00 PM — I WANNA MARRY “HARRY” (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, May 28

8:00-10:00 PM — SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season Premiere)

Monday, July 21

9:00-10:00 PM — HOTEL HELL (Season Premiere)

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