ABC Announces Premiere Dates for 'The Bachelorette' and 'Mistresses'

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February 27th, 2013

via press release:




Both Shows Will Air Mondays on ABC Beginning in May


New Bachelorette Will Be Announced Live During “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose”



The hit reality romance series “The Bachelorette” will return to the ABC schedule, along with “Mistresses,” a sexy new scripted drama, on Monday nights beginning in May.


“The Bachelorette,” now in its ninth season, will premiere MONDAY, MAY 20 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, before moving to its regular time slot of 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET the following week. The identity of the latest Bachelorette will be revealed during “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose,” airing LIVE on MONDAY, MARCH 11 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET).


“Mistresses,” starring Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan, will premiere MONDAY, MAY 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Based on the acclaimed UK series, “Mistresses” is a provocative new drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery


Additional summer scheduling information will be announced at a later date.



This season the hit romance reality series will feature its ninth edition with the lucky new Bachelorette getting to know 25 fortunate men via a series of social gatherings and exotic, romantic dates – some in groups, some individually. She will introduce some of the men to her family and will visit their hometowns for a slice of their lives in an effort to determine the man with whom she is most compatible. At the end of the journey, filled with drama and surprises against the backdrop of spectacular international settings and featuring innovative twists and special guest stars, the Bachelorette may quite possibly have found true love. But the big question is: After all of this, will she hand out her final rose? And if she does, will the final bachelor accept it and propose?


Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.



Based on the hit UK television series of the same name, “Mistresses” is a provocative and thrilling drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery: Savannah (“Savi”), a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life, both professionally and personally; Savi’s free-spirited and capricious baby sister, Josslyn; their friends April, a recent widow and mother of a ten-year-old daughter, and Karen, a therapist with her own thriving practice. These four friends find support and guidance with each other as they brave their turbulent journeys and life’s storms of excitement, secrecy and betrayal, all the while bound by the complex relationships they’ve created.


“Mistresses” stars Alyssa Milano as Savannah (“Savi”) Davis, Yunjin Kim as Karen Kim, Rochelle Aytes as April Malloy, Jes Macallan as Josslyn Carver, Brett Tucker as Harry Davis, Jason George as Dominic Taylor and Erik Stocklin as Sam Grey.


The series is executive-produced by Rina Mimoun (“Privileged,” “Gilmore Girls”), K.J. Steinberg (“Gossip Girl”), Robert Sertner (“Revenge,” “No Ordinary Family”) and Douglas Rae (“Wuthering Heights,” “Camelot,” “Mistresses,” “Raw,” “Meadowlands”). The series is from ABC Studios.

  • marcos

    I’m curious to watch Mistress.

  • erwanfromfrance

    That’s great for Mistresses

  • SarahK123

    I used to love the original Mistresses – the British drama series that ran for 4 series – so curious to see how the US remake comes across.

    The original was very well acted and relationship based rather that sexy-based if you know what I mean. Had some great actressed in it.

    I really like Alyssa Milano. Also funny how Holly Marie Combs was the lead in the Lifetime remake (the first time US TV tried to remake this show – that never made it to pick-up and now Alyssa takes the lead role.

  • christi

    The original Mistresses was excellent. I really hope they do not screw it up. The entire original series is on Amazon.

  • rob60990

    From what I heard, this show is nothing like the UK version.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Mistresses! Hot babes! :-)

    I probably will check it out even though it’s outside my usual genre. Doubt I’ll stick with it though unless it IS “sexy” rather than relationship-based. :-)

  • Skylar James

    I think Mistresses is DOA

  • Jt

    A summer run it will do fine if it was a winnter run then maybe you would be right.

  • Jt

    Does anyone know what other series Abc has for the summer?

  • Martin

    Funny, Mistresses was originally planned as a summer series then they announced that it would be a midseason show and now its summer again.

  • Hubert R. Wentland

    so Mistresses will run against Under the Dome? or will it end by the time the latter premieres?

  • Tommy

    ABC, we want to see the final 4 episodes of 666 Park Avenue, unless your going to suddenly renew the series?

  • Zach

    ugh whatever happen to good shows

  • HalCapone

    Sounds like trashy fun on Mondays in May for all the ladies. Whatever.

  • MichaelChickless

    Thanks for the heads up! I’ll be sure to tune to another channel on those nights.

  • Fred


    I wish!! 666 was one of my top new shows this season.
    Hope Mistresses is fun.

  • Dan S

    Eh, I’ll sooner check out its competition Under the Dome from Stephen King. I would’ve thought Mistresses would’ve aired in place of Revenge on Sun at 9pm over the summer. All the same it’s nice to see original scripted programming over reruns & junk reality shows this summer.

  • NBC Fan

    I guess this means Castle’s finale is on May 13.

  • Scandalfan

    I predict Mistresses will be a flop. LOL

  • Arman

    Warner allowed international channels to air the final 4 episodes of 666 (we’ll be airing them in March) so I’m sure ABC is all but done with the show. To let them air before their US premieres proves that. Wonder when they’ll burn these off.

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