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NBC Sets More Summer Premiere Dates

Joining 'America's Got Talent' on the lineup are two scripted and two competition series

NBC filled in some more of the slots on its summer sked Monday, announcing start dates and time periods for three new shows — including two scripted skeins — and one returnee.

On Monday from 8 to 10 p.m., a timeslot that has become a strength for NBC during the traditional television season with “The Voice,” the Peacock is pairing action-driven competition series: the new “Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls” and the returning “American Ninja Warrior.”

“Ninja Warrior,” the obstacle course reality series that also airs on NBCUniversal-owned Esquire Network, will have a two-hour launch, from 8 to 10 p.m., on July 1. The following week, it will air in its regular 8-9 p.m. hour, followed by “Get Out Alive,” which is skedded from 9 to 10.

Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls” features world-renowned survivalist Grylls, who leads a non-stop extreme-survival journey that tests 10 teams of two as they venture into the landscape of New Zealand’s South Island.

Two days after “Get Out Alive” premieres, on July 10, NBC will air “Camp,” a drama starring Rachel Griffiths as a divorced camp director looking for a fresh start; the series explores the campers and counselors at Little Otter Family Camp. It will air in the 10 p.m. hour on Wednesdays.

NBC gets its lineup of original summer fare under way on Thursday, May 23, the day after the end of the television season, when it airs Anne Heche comedy “Save Me” (pictured). The series will air back-to-back episodes in the 8 o’clock hour.

Heche portrays a Midwestern mom and wife who undergoes a spiritual awakening after suffering a near-death experience.

As previously announced, “America’s Got Talent” will once again anchor NBC’s summer lineup. The show premieres its eighth season on Tuesday, June 4 (9-11 p.m.), and its Wednesday edition begins its run on July 10 (9-10 p.m.).

“Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls” is co-produced by Bear Grylls Ventures and Ben Silverman’s multimedia studio Electus. Grylls, Silverman, Chris Grant, Laura Carraccioli and Doug McCallie serve as executive producers.

“Camp” is created by Liz Heldens (“Friday Night Lights”) and Peter Elkoff (“Gossip Girl”). They serve as executive producers with Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein. The program is produced by Matchbox Pictures and BermanBraun.

Save Me” is from Sony Pictures Television and Original Film. The series was created by John Scott Shepherd, who executive produces with director Scott Winant (“Breaking Bad,” “True Blood”), Neal H. Moritz, Vivian Cannon and Alexa Junge.

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