ABC Family’s summer schedule has been announced with premiere dates set for new shows Monica the Medium, Job or No Job, Next Step Realty: NYC, Startup U, and Kevin From Work. Returning series receiving Junes dates include Pretty Little Liars, Stitchers, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, The Fosters, and Becoming Us, with Switched at Birth, Chasing Life, and Young & Hungry added to the schedule in August.
Along with announcing the premiere dates, ABC Family released details on the upcoming seasons of their summer primetime lineup:
Monica The Medium premieres Monday, July 13th at 10:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT and provides a fascinating look at Monica, a junior at Penn State navigating friends, family, relationships – and the fact that she’s a medium and can talk to dead people. Her uncommon vocation provides an endless supply of emotional and engaging stories, with a unique millennial perspective.
Job or No Job premieres Wednesday, August 5th at 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows one young adult per episode on his/her journey to land a first job. Each job seeker will go on three interviews, and we will watch the intense ride to find out if he or she lands three, two, one – or zero offers. Jane Buckingham (Founder and CEO of Trendera and bestselling author of The Modern Girls Guide to Life) will be the career expert on ABC Family’s Job or No Job.
The business-based docu-series Next Step Realty: NYC premieres on Tuesday, August 11th at 9:00 – 10:00pm ET/PT. From Lincoln Square Productions, this series follows the passionate and ambitious employees of Next Step Realty. The Manhattan-based real estate firm specializes in helping recent college graduates find their apartments in New York City while navigating interpersonal and professional conflicts in the workplace.
Young & Hungry returns with more episodes on Wednesday, August 12th at 8:00-8:30pm ET/PT as Gabi continuing to cook up drama and laughs in Josh’s kitchen and his life! Josh rolls out his biggest app yet; Elliot revels in the state of his love life; and Yolanda gets even closer to Gabi and Sofia. Pretty Little Liars star Keegan Allen guest stars in one episode as Tyler.
The half-hour workplace comedy Kevin from Work premieres on Wednesday, August 12th at 8:30- 9:00pm ET/PT. The single-cam series centers on Kevin, a young man who declares his unrequited love for his coworker Audrey in a letter, believing he’ll never see her again after he accepts a job overseas. But when the opportunity falls through and Kevin is forced to return to his old job, how will he and Audrey continue to work together now that his feelings are no longer secret? The comedy stars Noah Reid as Kevin, Paige Spara as Audrey, Matt Murray as Brian, Jordan Hinson as Roxie, Punam Patel as Patti, with guest star Amy Sedaris as Julia.
Starting moments after Leo’s surprising marriage proposal, Season Two of Chasing Life premieres on Monday, August 17th at 9:00-10:00pm ET/PT. April will try to live life to the fullest despite her recent relapse. From wedding dress shopping to a surprise trip, and a bachelorette party ending in jail time, April is determined to enjoy everything. The rest of the Carver family must deal with the effects of April’s illness and choices as the medical bills start to mount up. Meanwhile, questions arise about a mystery surrounding their father’s death.
Startup U premieres on Tuesday, August 18th at 8:00-9:00pm ET/PT and follows a group of entrepreneurial millennials as they embark on a semester at Draper University in Silicon Valley. Led by billionaire founder and venture capitalist Tim Draper, the seven-week program teaches the fundamentals of launching a startup company under the mentorship of America’s business leaders. In the end, students pitch their ideas to a panel of hungry venture capitalists with the hope that they’ll receive a life-changing investment to launch their business. To date, more than 150 Draper graduates have received funding totaling more than $15 million from mogul investors and Tim Draper himself. Brimming with innovation and determination, Startup U pulls back the curtain on what it takes to achieve success in the most innovative and competitive marketplace in the world. Viewers join a group of savvy millennials as they suffer through hard lessons and grab opportunities with both hands, all in the pursuit of their dreams.
In the fourth season of Switched at Birth, premiering on Monday, August 24th at 8:00-9:00pm ET/PT, Bay continues to deal with the fall-out of her assault and her break-up with Emmett, and Daphne struggles to find a balance between college and a new love. The Kennish family is rocked by news of an unexpected pregnancy.
2015 Summer Premiere Dates:
“Pretty Little Liars” premiering on Tuesday, June 2nd at 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT.
“Stitchers” premiering on Tuesday, June 2nd at 9:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT.
“Melissa & Joey” premiering on Wednesday, June 3rd at 8:00 – 8:30 PM ET/PT.
“Baby Daddy” premiering on Wednesday, June 3rd at 8:30 – 9:00 PM ET/PT.
“The Fosters” premiering on Monday, June 8th at 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT.
“Becoming Us” premiering on Monday, June 8th at 9:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT.
Monday, July 13th, 10:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Monica The Medium”
Wednesday, August 5th, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Job or No Job”
Tuesday, August 11th, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Next Step Realty: NYC”
Wednesday, August 12th, 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Young & Hungry”
Wednesday, August 12th, 8:30 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Kevin From Work”
Monday, August 17th, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Chasing Life”
Tuesday, August 18th, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Startup U”
Monday, August 24th, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Switched at Birth”
-By Rebecca Murray
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