Returning favourites Chasing Life, Switched at Birth and Young & Hungry Premiere
All-New Episodes in August
These series join previously announced June premieres for Open Heart, Stitchers, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, The Fosters and Becoming Us.
TORONTO, May 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's ABC Spark announces the summer premiere dates for five of its new series, including unscripted series Monica The Medium, Job or No Job, Next Step Realty: NYC, Startup U and single-camera comedy series Kevin From Work. Additionally, fan favourites Chasing Life, Switched at Birth and comedy Young & Hungry return with all-new episodes in August. These series join previously announced June premieres for Open Heart, Stitchers, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, The Fosters and Becoming Us.
Monica The Medium premieres Monday, July 13 at 10 p.m. ET and provides a fascinating 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. Her uncommon vocation provides an endless supply of emotional and engaging stories, with a unique millennial perspective. The show is produced by Dave Caplan's Trooper Entertainment in association with Lionsgate TV. Caplan will serve as executive producer alongside Malachi McGlone.
From the producers of Undercover Boss, Job or No Job premieres Wednesday, August 5 at 9 p.m. ET. 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 (Founder and CEO of Trendera and bestselling author of The Modern Girls Guide to Life) will be the Career Expert on the show. 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 on Tuesday, August 11 at 9 p.m. ET. 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.
Young & Hungry returns with more episodes on Wednesday, August 12 at 8 p.m. ET as Gabi continuing to cook up drama and laughs in Josh's kitchen and his life. Josh rolls out his biggest app yet; Elliot revels in the state of his love life; and Yolanda gets even closer to Gabi and Sofia. Pretty Little Liars star Keegan Allen guest stars in one episode as Tyler.
The half-hour workplace comedy Kevin from Work premieres on Wednesday, August 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET. The single-cam series centres on Kevin, a young man who declares his unrequited love for his coworker 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.
Starting moments after Leo's surprising marriage proposal, season two of Chasing Life premieres on Monday, August 17 at 9 p.m. ET. April will try to live life to the fullest despite her recent relapse. From wedding dress shopping to a surprise trip, and a bachelorette party ending in jail time, April is determined to enjoy everything. The rest of the Carver family must deal with the effects of April's illness and choices as the medical bills start to mount up. Meanwhile, questions arise about a mystery surrounding their father's death.
Startup U premieres on Tuesday, August 18 at 8 p.m. ET and follows 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 hungry venture capitalists with the hope that they'll receive a life-changing investment to launch their business. To date, more than 150 Draper graduates have received funding totaling more than $15 million from mogul investors and Tim Draper himself. Brimming with innovation and determination, Startup U pulls back the curtain on what it takes to achieve success in the most innovative and competitive marketplace in the world. Viewers join a group of savvy millennials as they suffer through hard lessons and grab opportunities with both hands, all in the pursuit of their dreams. Startup U is produced by Ugly Brother Studios, a Sky Vision partner. Mike Duffy, Tim Duffy and Tim Draper serve as executive producers.
In the fourth season of Switched at Birth, premiering on Monday, August 24 at 8 p.m. ET. Bay continues to deal with the fall-out of her assault and her break-up with Emmett, and Daphne struggles to find a balance between college and a new love. The Kennish family is rocked by news of an unexpected pregnancy.
Monday, July 13, 10 p.m. ET– Series premiere of Monica The Medium
Wednesday, August 5, 9 p.m. ET – Series premiere of Job or No Job
Tuesday, August 11, 9 p.m. ET – Series premiere of Next Step Realty: NYC
Wednesday, August 12, 8 p.m. ET – Season premiere of Young & Hungry
Wednesday, August 12, 8:30 p.m. ET – Series premiere of Kevin From Work
Monday, August 17, 9 p.m. ET – Season premiere of Chasing Life
Tuesday, August 18, 8:00 p.m. ET – Series premiere of Startup U
Monday, August 24, 8 p.m. ET – Season premiere of Switched at Birth
These summer series join ABC Spark's previously announced summer schedule, which includes:
Open Heart premiering on Tuesday, June 2 at 8 p.m. ET
Stitchers premiering on Tuesday, June 2 at 9 p.m. ET
Melissa & Joey premiering on Wednesday, June 3 at 8 p.m. ET
Baby Daddy premiering on Wednesday, June 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET
The Fosters premiering on Monday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET
Becoming Us premiering on Monday, June 8 at 9 p.m. ET
About ABC Spark
ABC Spark is a multi-platform offering for millennials featuring network-defining original series and movies, popular acquired programs and blockbuster theatricals. Built on the foundation of the highly successful U.S. brand ABC Family, ABC Spark is a license agreement between the Canadian-based media and entertainment company Corus Entertainment and Disney/ABC Television Group. For more information, please visit ABCSpark.ca and corusent.com.
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