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ABC Books Remaining Summer Premieres
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC has finalized its remaining summer launches as premiere dates have been set for newcomers "The One: The Making a Music Star," "Buy It Now" and "One Ocean View."

The trio joins the previously announced "How to Get the Guy" (Mondays at 10:00/9:00c starting June 12) and "Master of Champions" (Thursdays at 8:00/7:00c starting June 22).

Both "The One" and "Buy It Now" will air twice a week with the former kicking off with a two-hour bow on Tuesday, July 18 at 9:00/8:00c. One-hour results shows will then follow on Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c beginning the following night. A second two-hour installment will air on Tuesday, July 25 before the series settles into its regular 90-minute slot of 9:30/8:30c on August 1.

As for "Buy It Now," the eBay-themed entry will debut on Monday, July 31 at 9:00/8:00c with half-hour results shows running on Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c.

Rounding out the bunch then is "One Ocean View," which will take over the Monday, 10:00/9:00c hour from "How to Get the Guy" on July 31.

To review, here's a breakdown of ABC's summer offerings:

Mondays (as of June 12)
8:00/7:00c - "Wife Swap" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "Supernanny" (Repeats)
10:00/9:00c - "How to Get the Guy" (New Series)

Thursdays (as of June 22)
8:00/7:00c - "Master of Champions" (New Series)*
9:00/8:00c - (To Be Announced)
10:00/9:00c - "Primetime"

Tuesdays (as of July 18)
8:00/7:00c - "According to Jim" (Repeats)
8:30/7:30c - "Rodney"
9:00/8:00c - "The One: The Making a Music Star" (New Series)

Wednesdays (as of July 19)
8:00/7:00c - "The One: The Making a Music Star" (Results Shows)
9:00/8:00c - "Lost" (Repeats)
10:00/9:00c - "Lost" (Repeats)

Mondays (as of July 31)
8:00/7:00c - "Wife Swap" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "Buy It Now" (New Series)
10:00/9:00c - "One Ocean View" (New Series)

Tuesdays (as of August 1)
8:00/7:00c - "According to Jim" (Repeats)
8:30/7:30c - "Rodney"
9:00/8:00c - "Buy It Now" (Results Shows)
9:30/8:30c - "The One: The Making a Music Star" (New Series)

Detailed descriptions all five newcomers can be found by clicking here.

* premiere will move to Thursday, June 29 if there is a Game 7 of the NBA Finals

  [june 2006]  


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