Fox 2017 Summer Premiere Dates Announced

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American Grit host John Cena

John Cena hosts ‘American Grit’ (Photo by Michael Becker / FOX)

Fox has announced the premiere dates for its summer 2017 primetime lineup which will kick off on May 25th with the series premieres of Love Connection and Beat Shazam. Fox’s summer schedule will also include the debut of The F Word with Gordon Ramsay, Masterchef season eight, the return of American Grit, season 14 of So You Think You Can Dance, and Superhuman hosted by Kal Penn.

In addition to announcing the summer premiere dates, Fox provided details on the new and returning series:


Love Connection: Hosted by Emmy Award winner Andy Cohen and executive-produced by Mike Fleiss, the one-hour series amps up the original hit dating show for today’s audiences. Each hour episode will feature single men and/or women in search of romance, as Cohen brings his personal brand of audacious fun to the series.

Beat Shazam: Jamie Foxx hosts the new interactive game show. Executive-produced by Mark Burnett and Jeff Apploff, the series pits teams of two against the clock and each other as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time. In the end, the team with the highest score will outlast the competition and go against Shazam, the world’s most popular song identification app, for the chance to win a cash prize.

Masterchef: On Masterchef, Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi welcome celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez to the judges’ panel. The three celebrated food experts will put the latest group of contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds, in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master.

The F Word with Gordon Ramsay: Based on his hit U.K. series, each distinctive and fast-paced hour will combine good food and great cooking with Ramsay’s passion, energy and humor into a one-of-a-kind LIVE series. During each episode, teams of foodie families and friends will battle it out LIVE in a high-stakes cook-off, hoping to impress Ramsay, as well as celebrities, VIPs and other dinner guests. As the LIVE battle heats up, the show will feature Ramsay hosting highly stylized cooking demos and weekly out-of-the-kitchen adventures with fans, foodies and surprise guests. We’ll see Gordon at his best inside the kitchen, and at his most mischievous outside the kitchen. With Gordon LIVE, anything can happen!

American Grit: WWE® Superstar John Cena® brings 17 new competitors – all who either have lost their grit or never had it – to sunny Hampton Island, GA. There, Cena and an elite group of military heroes will live alongside these people, all in search of a change, and take them under their wing as they lead them through a series of all-new epic team and individual challenges. In the end, only one competitor will win a quarter of a million dollars, but hopefully, all of them will find their Grit.

So You Think You Can Dance: Cat Deeley hosts and Mary Murphy returns as judge alongside Nigel Lythgoe. Highly-skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30 will showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. The Top 10 dancers will be paired up with All-Stars who will guide them throughout the competition as they vie for America’s votes and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. An additional judge will be announced soon.

Superhuman: Hosted by actor Kal Penn, and featuring panelists Mike Tyson, Christina Milian and Dr. Rahul Jandial, this jaw-dropping series of one-hour episodes tests the abilities of ordinary people to use their extraordinary skills to win a $50,000 grand prize. In each episode, five contestants who possess a distinct, nearly super-human ability in fields such as memory, hearing, taste, touch, smell, sight and more, are challenged to push their skills to the limit, yet only one will take home the title of SUPERHUMAN and the $50,000 grand prize.

Fox 2017 Summer Premiere Dates:

Sunday, May 14
7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed – 2017 MISS USA®

Thursday, May 25
8:00-9:00 PM – LOVE CONNECTION (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM – BEAT SHAZAM (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, May 31
8:00-9:00 PM – MASTERCHEF (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed – THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY (Series Premiere)

Sunday, June 11
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT – AMERICAN GRIT (Season Premiere)

Monday, June 12
8:00-9:00 PM – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM – SUPERHUMAN (Series Premiere)




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