CW Summer Premiere Dates: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Returns, New Series With TMZ, Penn & Teller

Network will also debut two new scripted comedies “Backpackers” and “Seed”

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

The CW has unveiled its summer 2014 programming premiere dates.

It includes the returns of drama “Beauty and the Beast” and improv show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” on Monday, June 2.

New half-hour comedies “Backpackers” and “Seed” will debut on Monday, July 14. “Backpackers” was originally produced for CW’s online platform Seed. It follows Ryan (Noah Reid, “Titanic”) and Brandon (Dillon Casey, “Nikita”) as they race across Europe in search of Ryan’s missing bride-to-be.

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“Seed” stars Adam Korson as Harry, a single guy and sperm donor who begins a relationship with families who have, um, benefited from his donations.

Also, the CW introduces two new reality series, including “Famous in 12.” That series, premiering Tuesday, June 3, partners with TMZ to see what would happen if it taped a fame-seeking family 24/7 for 12 weeks.

The network will also air two new magic series. There’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” which challenges amateur musicians to perform their best trick for the duo in order to see if they could be fooled. And then, “Masters of Illusion,” which is hosted by Dean Cain, and features magicians performing their tricks in front of a studio audience. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” premieres on Wednesday, July 30. “Masters of Illusion” debuts Friday, Aug. 1.

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See below for the full schedule of CW’s summer premiere dates:

8:00-8:30 PM WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (New Night)
8:30-9:00 PM WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore)
9:00-10:00 PM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Summer Season Premiere)

8:00-9:00 PM FAMOUS IN 12 (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (Encore)

8:00-8:30 PM WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Original Episode)
8:30-9:00 PM BACKPACKERS (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore)
9:30-10:00 PM SEED (Series Premiere)

8:00-9:00 PM PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ARROW (Encores in a new timeslot)

8:00-8:30 PM MASTERS OF ILLUSION (Series Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore)

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