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ABC Announces Summer Slate

Apr 26, 2005  •  Post A Comment

ABC will premiere four new reality series and the six-hour ancient Rome drama “Empire” in summer 2005 and run repeats of its current top 10 drama “Lost” and reality series “Supernanny” in new time periods the network hopes will introduce the shows to an additional audience.

On Wednesday, June 1, at 8 p.m. (ET), “Supernanny,” which currently runs on Mondays at 10 p.m., will begin its rebroadcast. At 9 p.m. the network will launch the six-part dance competition series “Dancing With the Stars,” where six celebrities are paired with professional dancers for a ballroom dance competition. “Lost” will also rerun its first season at 10 p.m. starting June 1.

“The Scholar,” which has high schoolers competing for a college scholarship, will premiere Monday, June 6, at 8 p.m. A two-hour premiere of “Empire,” which profiles the rise of Roman Emperor Augustus, premieres Tuesday, June 28.

In addition, “Brat Camp,” which profiles the rehabilitation of six troubled teens, and “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” which pits potential homeowners against their new neighbors for the chance to win a free house, are both slated for July debuts. New episodes of the returning reality series “Wife Swap” are also slated for summer.