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FOX Summer Premiere Dates Revealed For ‘Wayward Pines,’ ‘Weird Loners’ and more
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The FOX Summer premiere dates have been announced, and they include new television series Wayward Pines and the game show BOOM!, along with returning favorites So You Think You Can Dance and more. When the hustle of the regular television season winds down, and everyone readies their favorite SPF number, networks use the summer to test some potentials during a non-competitive season, while also airing some old favorites that fans come to expect when the warm weather rolls around.

See FOX’s the full list of shows, air dates, and descriptions, along with photos and videos down below.

Airing May 14th, Matt Dillon (There’s Something About Mary, The Outsiders) stars in Wayward Pines as a secret service agent who gets stuck in this creepy little town during an investigation. This show has star power. Rounding out the cast are Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear, Natural Born Killers, From Dusk til Dawn,), Melissa Leo (Treme), Terrance Howard (Empire), Carla Gugino (Californication, Entourage), Reed Diamond (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Mentalist), and Toby Jones (The Hunger Games). M. Night Shayamalan serves as writer and executive producer.

So You Think You Can Dance high-kicks into gear on June 1st for its 12th season. Judges Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo join executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, in the best dance show ever to hit the tv circuit – ever.

Weird Loners, while not starting in the summer, has to be included because it hasn’t aired yet (March 31st), and because I found super awesome fake dating profiles for the four main characters. Be sure to check those out.

FOX also gave the season swan songs (don’t panic – only for the summer) to Gotham (May 4th), Backstrom (April 30th), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (May 17th).






FOX is announcing summer premiere dates for the returns of MASTERCHEF, ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? and the Season 12 premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE; as well as the series premiere date for new series BOOM!.

Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot welcome judge Christina Tosi, renowned pastry chef, owner and founder of New York City’s Milk Bar, to Season Six of MASTERCHEF, when it premieres with a special two-hour event Wednesday, May 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The culinary smash hit moves into its regular time period the following week on Wednesday, May 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). 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.

Popular quiz show ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? returns for a brand-new season, beginning Tuesday, May 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Unlike the typical game show that measures intelligence, this show tests adults’ lack of knowledge – as revealed by how much they’ve forgotten since their grammar school days, proving that older doesn’t always mean wiser. Executive-produced by Mark Burnett, and featuring returning host Jeff Foxworthy, as well as a top-notch group of grade schoolers to assist the adult contestants, ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? will include new twists and fun elements for a new generation of viewers.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE enters its 12th season on a new night and with a new twist: the series will showcase America’s most talented dancers from the stage and the street, beginning with the audition rounds on Monday, June 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Hosted by Cat Deeley, and featuring returning judge Nigel Lythgoe and new judges Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo, the new season of the Emmy Award-nominated hit dance competition series once again will include awe-inspiring performances, as well as nail-biting eliminations, as the contestants compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancer.

Combining high drama and high stakes with high comedy in a fun-filled, trivia-charged, slime-soaked, entertainment explosion, new quiz show BOOM!, hosted by comedian Tom Papa
(“The Marriage Ref”), premieres Thursday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). From Keshet DCP, BOOM! is a general knowledge quiz show that challenges teams of three players to defuse a series of ticking slime-bombs, by dramatically cutting the wires relating to the correct answers and leaving the wrong answers untouched. Get it right – and the players win big money. Get it wrong or run out of time – and, after a tense countdown, the players – and portions of the audience – are showered with anything from “guacamole” to “mashed potatoes,” forcing the players out of the game.

As previously announced, Thursday, May 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) marks Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Fox International Channels’ global premiere of the 10-episode, intense psychological thriller WAYWARD PINES. The highly anticipated event series, based on Blake Crouch’s international best-selling series of books and adapted for television by Chad Hodge (“Runaway,” “The Playboy Club”), is brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “Signs”), and executive-produced by Shyamalan, Donald De Line, Hodge and Ashwin Rajan. The event series stars Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon (“Crash”) as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents, whose investigation only turns up more questions. Debuting simultaneously in more than 125 countries, it will be the world’s largest day-and-date launch for a scripted series ever.

FOX finales include: BACKSTROM (Thursday, April 30; 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), GOTHAM (Monday, May 4; 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), NEW GIRL (Tuesday, May 5; 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), WEIRD LONERS (Tuesday, May 5; 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), AMERICAN IDOL XIV (Tuesday, May 12; 9:00-10:00 ET live/PT tape-delayed, and Wednesday, May 13; 8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), THE SIMPSONS (Sunday, May 17; 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Sunday, May 17; 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), FAMILY GUY (Sunday, May 17; 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), THE FOLLOWING (Monday, May 18; 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), BONES (Thursday, June 4; 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and HELL’S KITCHEN (Tuesday, June 9; 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Additional finale dates, summer premiere dates and schedule information to be announced.

(All times ET/PT, except as noted)

Thursday, May 14:
9:00-10:00 PM WAYWARD PINES (Global Premiere)

Wednesday, May 20:
8:00-10:00 PM MASTERCHEF (Two-Hour Season Premiere)

Tuesday, May 26:
8:00-9:00 PM ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? (Series Return)
9:00-10:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Time Period Premiere)

Monday, June 1:
8:00-10:00 PM SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season Premiere)

Thursday, June 25:
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT BOOM! (Series Premiere)

Image Gallery

Wayward Pines trailer

Based on a best-selling novel and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”), WAYWARD PINES is an intense, mind-bending 10-episode thriller starring Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon (“Crash”) as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID. Every step closer to the truth makes him question if he will ever get out of Wayward Pines alive. The all-star cast also includes Academy and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”), Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (“Crash,” “Hustle & Flow”), Carla Gugino (“Entourage”), Shannyn Sossamon (“How to Make It in America”), Toby Jones (the “Harry Potter” franchise) and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette Lewis (“Cape Fear”).

Weird Loners Dating Profiles

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