ABC has come out with their Fall schedule and it involves lots of changes and surprises! There are 7 new dramas, 4 new comedies & 1 new reality show.
The most surprising thing to me is Wednesday’s ALL NEW shows. All 3 are dramas, with Pushing Daisies, about a man who can touch dead things and bring them back to life (with romance, crime procedural & high-concept fantasy in a forensic fairytale setting and stars Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Swoosie Kurtz & Kristin Chenoweth), Private Practice, the Addison Montgomery / Grey’s Anatomy spin-off (starring of course, Kate Walsh plus Tim Daly, Taye Digs, Paul Adelstein, Merrin Dungey, Chris Lowell & Amy Brenneman), and wrapping up the night, Dirty Sexy Money, about a very very rich family in New York and starring Peter Krause, Donald Sutherland, Samaire Armstrong (Yay, Anna’s back!) & many others!
Cashmere Mafia, Notes from the Underbely & October Road will also return after Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelor end their fall seasons. Like with NBC, nothing is set in concrete as to what airs when, but here is the first look at their new lineup. You can read more about ABC’s Fall schedule here: The Futon Critic
8-9:30 p.m. Dancing with the Stars
9:30-10 p.m. Sam I Am
10-11 p.m. The Bachelor
8-9 p.m. Ugly Betty
9-10 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy
10-11 p.m. Big Shots
8-9 p.m. Men in Trees
9-10 p.m. Women’s Murder Club
10-11 p.m. 20/20
8-11 p.m. Saturday Night College Football
7-8 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos
8-9 p.m. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9-10 p.m. Desperate Housewives
10-11 p.m. Brothers & Sisters
Although not OFFICIAL til the Upfronts for CBS (tomorrow) and the CW (Thursday), here is the word for a few fan favorites: Picked up are One Tree Hill, Smallville, Supernatural, Ghost Whisperer & Numb3rs. Cancelled are Close to Home, Jericho & Veronica Mars. Find the list here: Watch with Kristin
On a good note for fans of the Kiefer Sutherland-led 24, FOX has locked it (& Kiefer!) in for 2 more years. They also have picked up MADtv for another season. We’ll find out about the rest of FOX’s fall schedule on Thursday (or before, since the networks are ridiculously renewing & leaking those renewals days and nights before their Upfronts!