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ABC Family Sets Premiere Dates for Five New Summer Series

ABC Family on Wednesday announced summer premiere dates for five new series — four of them unscripted and the other a single-camera comedy — that will join the net’s core lineup that includes “Pretty Little Liars,” “The Fosters” and “Baby Daddy.”

“Monica the Medium” kicks off ABC Family’s second wave of summer launches Monday, July 13 with its premiere at 10. The show provides an inside 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. The show is produced by Dave Caplan’s Trooper Entertainment in association with Lionsgate TV. Caplan will serve as executive producer alongside Malachi McGlone.

“Job or No Job,” from the producers of “Undercover Boss,” bows Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 9. 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 (bestselling author of “The Modern Girls Guide”) will be the career expert.  The series is produced by Studio Lambert/All3Media America. Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman, Greg Goldman and Sara Quick serve as executive producers.

The business based docu-series “Next Step Realty: NYC” premieres Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 9. 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. Danielle Rossen (“What Would You Do?”) serves as the executive producer.

The half-hour workplace comedy “Kevin from Work” (pictured) premieres Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 8:30. The series centers on Kevin, a young man who declares his unrequited love for his co-worker 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 series is written, created and executive-produced by Barbie Adler (“How I Met Your Mother”). Aaron Kaplan at Kapital Entertainment (“Chasing Life”) and McG at Wonderland Sound & Vision (“Charlie’s Angels”) serve as executive producers. The comedy stars Noah Reid (“Backpackers“) as Kevin, Paige Spara as Audrey, Matt Murray (“Rookie Blue”) as Brian, Jordan Hinson (“Eureka”) as Roxie, Punam Patel as Patti, with guest star Amy Sedaris (“Strangers with Candy”) as Julia.

And “Startup U” premieres Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 8, following 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 venture capitalists with the hope that they’ll receive an investment to launch their business. To date, more than 150 Draper graduates have received funding totaling more than $15 million from mogul investors and Draper himself. “Startup U” is produced by Ugly Brother Studios, a Sky Vision partner. Mike Duffy, Tim Duffy and Tim Draper serve as executive producers.

ABC Family also announced premiere dates for new episodes of returning series “Chasing Life” (Aug. 17), “Switched at Birth” (Aug. 24) and “Young and Hungry” (Aug. 12) episodes in August.

As previously announced, “Pretty Little Liars” and newcomer “Stitchers” will air back to back on Tuesdays starting June 2, followed the next night by the premieres of returning comedies “Melissa & Joey” and “Baby Daddy.” And then on Monday, June 8, “The Fosters” returns, followed at 9 p.m. by the debut of “Becoming Us.”

ABC FAMILY’S FULL SUMMER PREMIERE SCHEDULE

Tuesday, June 2 — Season premiere of “Pretty Little Liars,” 8 p.m.
Series premiere of “Stitchers,” 9 p.m.

Wednesday, June 3 — Season premiere of “Melissa & Joey,” 8 p.m.
Season premiere of “Baby Daddy,” 8:30 p.m.

Monday, June 8 — Season premiere of “The Fosters,” 8 p.m.
Series premiere of “Becoming Us,” 9 p.m.

Monday, July 13 — Series premiere of “Monica The Medium,” 10 p.m.

Wednesday, August 5 — Series premiere of “Job or No Job,” 9 p.m.

Tuesday, August 11 — Series premiere of “Next Step Realty: NYC,” 10 p.m.

Wednesday, August 12 — Season premiere of “Young & Hungry,” 8 p.m.
Series premiere of “Kevin From Work,” 8:30 p.m.

Monday, August 17 — Season premiere of “Chasing Life,” 10 p.m.

Tuesday, August 18 — Series premiere of “Startup U,” 8 p.m.

Monday, August 24 — Season premiere of “Switched at Birth,” 8 p.m.

 

 

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