Get out those hung up boots coz game season is back on ABC! You didn’t think the alphabet network would let them dry for long in this awful year, did you?
The network had announced premiere dates for several of its unscripted programs as some of the scripted shows have been delayed.
Shark Tank will be ready for some crazy aspiring entrepreneurs in October, along with Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and Supermarket Sweep.
Add to that country’s oldest unscripted show, America’s Funniest Home Videos, for a much-needed laugh and The Bachelorette for some vicarious mid-lockdown dating.
When all else is done, there is always good ol Dancing with the Stars returning for its 29th season!
Make way for some summer game shows dropping in a bit late. Resuming their current seasons on September 24th are Celebrity Family Feud (season six), Match Game (season five), and Press Your Luck (season two).
While the pandemic continues to rage around the world, scripted ABC shows are expected to debut some time in October and November.
- DANCING WITH THE STARS (SEASON 29) – SEPT. 14
“Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts and voted upon by viewers at home. The competition begins with an all-new cast of celebrities paired up with the show’s pro dancers, braving the dance floor together for the very first time.
- CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD (SEASON 6) – SEPT. 24
The iconic game show hosted by stand-up comedian, actor, author and Emmy® Awardee Steve Harvey, features celebrities, along with their immediate family members or their extended TV families, going head-to-head in a contest to name the most popular responses to survey-type questions posed to 100 people for a chance to win money for a charity of their choice. This season’s high-energy matchups continue with Ray Romano vs. Brad Garrett, Kathie Lee Gifford vs. Ricki Lake, Joel McHale vs. Ben Feldman, among others.
- PRESS YOUR LUCK (SEASON 2) – SEPT. 24
“Press Your Luck” is a game of wits and strategy hosted by Elizabeth Banks. During each game of “Press Your Luck,” three contestants compete against each other answering questions to earn spins on the Big Board. Contestants then use their spins to win cash and prizes while trying to avoid the devilish WHAMMY, who could take all of their winnings and leave them with nothing. The winning contestant moves on to the bonus game to face the WHAMMY in a final battle for the opportunity to win $1 million.
- MATCH GAME (SEASON 5) – SEPT. 24
“Match Game” returns for the fall run of season five with Golden Globe® and Emmy Awardee actor Alec Baldwin at the helm, his famous skinny microphone in hand and a lineup of hilarious celebrity panelists. The bawdy panel game features four contestants each week vying for the chance to win $25,000, as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-blank.
- THE BACHELORETTE (SEASON 16) – OCT. 13
Clare Crawley will finally embark on her journey to find true love as “The Bachelorette” returns for its sizzling 16th season on a new night. Clare left the 18th season of The Bachelor with a new sense of self-worth and a determination to never settle for anything less than the unconditional love and respect and found a following ever American girl’s heart, at least of those who followed the show. Now it’s her turn to ride wild and find her soul mate and the explosive turn of events that will have all of Bachelor Nation talking.
- SHARK TANK (SEASON 12) – OCT. 16
- After a hat-trick plus one line up of Emmy Awards for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, “Shark Tank” returns for 12th year. The show features The Sharks – tough, self-made, multimillionaire and billionaire tycoons – as they invest in America’s best businesses and products. The Sharks will give people from all walks of life the chance to chase the American dream and potentially secure millions worth of business deals as well.
- AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (SEASON 31) – OCT. 18
Hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, the show is the longest-running primetime entertainment show in the history of ABC. Each week, the “AFV” team evaluates thousands of user-submitted home videos to bring you America’s real-life funny moments captured on video.
- SUPERMARKET SWEEP (SERIES PREMIERE) – OCT. 18
The classic TV game show “Supermarket Sweep,” hosted and executive produced by Emmy Award-nominated comedienne and actress Leslie Jones, is a fast-paced and energetic series following three teams of two as they battle it out using their grocery shopping skills and knowledge of merchandise to win big cash prizes.
- WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (SEASON 2) –
Jimmy Kimmel will return this season with both celebrity contestants playing for the charity of their choice and frontline heroes trying their hand at a $1 million prize. This time around, a “Millionaire” can also invite an expert guest to help them answer questions. It could be a relative, a beloved teacher or a famed trivia expert – anyone they want!
- CARD SHARKS (SEASON 2) – OCT. 18
“Card Sharks” is a suspenseful game where a fortune can be won on the turn of a single playing card! The road to glory and riches begins with two players who face off in a head-to-head elimination game with the goal of one player making it to the life-changing money card round. In the money card round, the winning player has to make gut-wrenching decisions and risk it all to win it all.