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[04/07/21 - 11:01 AM]
ABC Announces Summer 2021 Premiere Dates
Three new series make their debut alongside 11 of the most popular and well-known titles on television.

[08/05/20 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 5
Updates include: Hulu's "High Fidelity," Freeform's "Siren" among wave of cancellations; NBC's "Connecting" casts quintet; and Disney Channel orders third season of "T.O.T.S."

[11/13/19 - 08:46 AM]
ABC Makes Waves with "Ultimate Surfer," A New Competition Series from 11-Time World Surf League Champion Kelly Slater
Production will begin in 2020 and an airdate will be announced later this season.







ULTIMATE SURFER, THE (ABC)
Premieres Monday, August 16
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/16/21 - ???
STATUS:
new this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2021) "The Ultimate Surfer" will gather some of the world's greatest up-and-coming surfers to train and live together as they battle it out at the World Surf League's (WSL) state-of-the-art Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California, powered by Kelly Slater's human-made wave technology, in the hope of competing amongst the best athletes in the world's fastest-growing sport. Slater will serve as on-air talent and special correspondent for the show. Alliances and rivalries will be front and center in "The Ultimate Surfer" as men and women compete in individual and team challenges focused on specific surfing disciplines. Weekly eliminations will leave two men and two women as finalists who will vie for the male and female titles of the The Ultimate Surfer and the opportunity to compete on the elite WSL Championship Tour, the pinnacle of professional surfing. Slater's remarkable, one-of-a-kind, human-made wave - the most even playing field for measuring surf mastery - is at the heart of the series.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Kelly Slater
CREW INFORMATION:
· Craig Piligian as EP
· Dana White as EP
· Erik Logan as EP
· Faye Stapleton as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Pilgrim Media Group
· WSL Studios