FOX sets summer premiere schedule
A lot of reality shows this summer
Following NBC and ABC, FOX announced the network’s summer premiere dates this week, including the new series “Love Connection,” “Beat Shazam,” “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay” and “Superhuman”. Returning this summer are the series “Masterchef,” “American Grit” and “So You Think You Can Dance”.
This summer FOX will debut “Love Connection” and “Beat Shazam” on May 25. The unscripted series “Love Connection” will be hosted by Emmy Award winner Andy Cohen (“Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen”) and executive-produced by Mike Fleiss (“The Bachelor”). The one-hour series hopes to amp 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.
The new interactive game show “Beat Shazam” will be hosted by Grammy-, Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Django Unchained”). Executive-produced by Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Voice”) and Jeff Apploff (“Don’t Forget the Lyrics!”), 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.
On Wednesday, May 31, new LIVE series “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay” debuts, following the Season Eight premiere of “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” is 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.
On Sunday, June 11 John Cena brings 17 new competitors to sunny Hampton Island, GA. for “American Grit“. 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.
Hosted by Cat Deeley and featuring the return of Mary Murphy as judge, alongside Nigel Lythgoe, “So You Think You Can Dance” will enter into its 14th season on Monday, June 12. 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” according to the network.
“Superhuman” will premiere at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT. Hosted by actor Kal Penn, and featuring panelists Mike Tyson, Christina Milian and Dr. Rahul Jandial, this 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, are challenged to push their skills to the limit.
Additionally, the 2017 Miss USA competition is set to air live on Sunday, May 14. Additional finale dates, summer premiere dates and schedule information to be announced.