The Season 2 finale of NBC’s Love In The Wild (1.3/4) declared a winner last night, but the Jenny McCarthy-hosted reality show was flat with last week’s broadcast. Earlier on NBC, the two-hour America’s Got Talent (2.6/8) live quarterfinals also was flat week-over-week — despite a giant violin, a human cannonball and clogging. ABC’s Trust Us With Your Life had Jerry Springer at 9 PM (0.6/2) and Florence Henderson at 9:30 PM (0.6/2). Both episodes of the comedy improv biography series were down 33% from last week. The third episode of the eight-part docudrama series NY Med (1.1/3) followed at 10 PM, down 8% from last week. On Fox, it was another night of Gordon Ramsay as Hell’s Kitchen (2.6/9) melded the final six contestants into one team and MasterChef (2.6/7) had former contestants return. Both shows were up 4% from last week. Fox won the night in adults 18-49, with NBC tops in total viewers with 8.35 million watching.
NBC today announced a summer schedule featuring the return of summer staple America’s Got Talent, the second season of Jerry Seinfeld’s The Marriage Ref, originally slated for midseason, as well as three new reality series: It’s Worth What? hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, Still Standing and Love in the Wild. The sixth season of Talent will premiere May 31, while The Marriage Ref, which will now have the featured couples in the studio, will debut June 26.
Additionally, NBC’s midseason competition series The Voice, which premieres April 26, will air through June, and Law & Order: Los Angeles, which returns with originals April 11, will also continue into June. NBC also will broadcast the final season premiere of the USA (and former NBC) series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. And the last season of another former NBC series, Friday Night Lights, will also continue airing Fridays well into the summer. “We want to make it clear that NBC considers the summer as an important part of its overall season and will continue to offer a varied lineup of original programs,” NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said. Here are description of NBC’s new summer series, whose premiere dates are TBD: