The CW has announced its summer schedule for 2015, including the return of Beauty and the Beast and The Messengers.
The lineup also includes the launch of two new series: Dates and Significant Mother.
Unscripted program, A Wicked Offer, will also make its debut after the new cycle of America’s Next Top Model.
Here’s the complete summer schedule of the CW for 2015:
Thursday, May 21
8pm: Beauty and the Beast Season Premiere
Monday, July 6
8pm: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Cycle Premiere
9pm: Whose Line Is It Anyway (new night)
9:30pm: Whose Line Is It Anyway (encore)
Thursday, July 9
9pm: Dates Series Premiere (two back-to-back episodes)
Friday, July 10
8pm: Masters of Illusion Cycle Premiere
8:30pm: Whose Line Is It Anyway (encore)
9pm: The Messengers (original episode)
Monday, August 3
9:30pm: Significant Mother Series Premiere
Wednesday, August 5
8pm: America’s Next Top Model Cycle Premiere
9pm: A Wicked Offer Series Premiere
Keep reading for the series descriptions of Dates, Significant Mother, and A Wicked Offer.
The British series DATES, in which each episode focuses on a first date between two people who have met on an online dating service, debuts with back-to-back episodes Thursday, July 9 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET and 9:30-10:00 p.m. ET), following original episodes of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The series explores the issues, intricacies, romance, and danger of modern relationships and the thrills, calamities, lies, and truths of first dates. Featuring a cast that largely changes with each episode, DATES includes such stars as Oona Chaplin (“Game of Thrones”), Ben Chaplin (“Thin Red Line”), Andrew Scott (“Sherlock”), Katie McGrath (“Dracula”), Amanda Hale (“The White Queen”) and Gemma Chan (“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”). Bryan Elsley created the series that aired on Channel 4 in Great Britain. DATES is produced by Balloon (Dates) Ltd., and distributed by eOne.
In SIGNIFICANT MOTHER, premiering Monday, August 3 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET), budding Portland restaurateur Nate’s (Josh Zuckerman) world is turned upside down when he comes back from a business trip to find his lothario best friend and roommate, Jimmy, is now dating his recently separated mother, Lydia (Krista Allen). To make matters worse, Nate’s previously disinterested dad, Harrison (Jonathan Silverman) is now determined to win Lydia back and isn’t afraid to use Nate to get what he wants. Stuck between his family feud and his best friend’s first serious relationship, Nate’s “new normal” forever changes his relationships with his parents, and severely handicaps his own dating life.
“A Wicked Offer”
In the outrageous, darkly comic one-hour series A WICKED OFFER, premiering Wednesday, August 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m ET), couples are presented with a series of Faustian bargains, as they must decide to complete a series of scandalous and controversial tasks involving their unsuspecting friends, families and co-workers for cash prizes. With each challenge testing the couple’s moral and ethical boundaries, the couples must weigh the potential havoc wreaked on their relationship with each other and everyone involved. As each task is completed, the stakes and the cash value are raised, forcing the couple to decide how far they’re willing to go for money. A WICKED OFFER is executive produced by Bobby Sizemore (“Giuliana and Bill,” “Tori and Dean”) and by Jenny Daly (“Storage Hunters,” “Mystery Diners,” “Container Wars,” “Invention USA”) through her T Group production company.