NBC Sets Summer Premieres For Return Of Reality Slate Including ‘AGT’ & ‘American Ninja Warrior’; ‘Hot Wheels’ & ‘LA Fire & Rescue’ Not Returning

NBC is setting up another reality summer.

The network has unveiled premiere dates for its summer slate including America’s Got Talent, American Ninja Warrior, Password, The Wall and Weakest Link.

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It’s much the same look as last year, although without the likes of Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge, Dick Wolf’s LA Fire and Rescue and Jimmy Fallon’s That’s My Jam.

Deadline understands that Hot Wheels, which comes from Endemol Shine North America, Workerbee TV and Mattel Television, and docuseries LA Fire and Rescue, have both been canceled. The latter premiered its first season on May 30, 2023 and the former premiered on June 21, 2023.

In terms of That’s My Jam, Deadline revealed that production had been paused in February, understood to be for celebrity scheduling reasons.

New episodes of Weakest Link, essentially season four of the revived series, will kick off the slate on Tuesday April 2 at 9pm, an hour earlier than last year, before moving to Mondays on May 20.

American Ninja Warrior kicks off with two specials, including a women’s championship on May 12 at 9pm and a couples’ championship on May 27 at 8pm before launching Season 16 on Monday June 3 at 8pm. The series is hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, along with co-host Zuri Hall.

America’s Got Talent returns for its 19th season on Tuesday May 28 at 8pm. Simon Cowell returns to the judging panel alongside Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara with Terry Crews hosting.

It will be followed by new episodes of Password at 10pm. The show, which is hosted by Keke Palmer with Jimmy Fallon, will feature celebrity guests including Lauren Graham, Howie Mandel, Wiz Khalifa, Johnny Knoxville, Joel McHale, Meghan Trainor, Lindsey Vonn and Roy Wood Jr.

Both shows are in the same slot as last season.

Finally, The Wall returns for its sixth season on Monday July 1 at 10pm. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the series premiered its fifth season on April 11 2023.

All of this comes as NBC is airing the Paris Olympic Games. The games take place between July 26 and August 11 with at least nine hours of daily coverage on NBC and Peacock streaming every sport live.

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