The mouse house ABC is the third network to announce their schedule, and they may have positioned all of their returning shows the smartest. The big news is the move of Revenge from Wednesday to the coveted Sunday at 9 pm slot that was held by Desperate Housewives for their entire series run. This is a major coup for this show and proves the network believes in the show a lot! The other move was for Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B___ in Apartment 23. As Penny Hartz would say they will form their own a-mah-zing comedy block on Tuesday after the Dancing with the Stars Results Show (smart move).
The new shows set to debut in the fall are listed below with details:
The Neighbors is from the mind of Dan Fogelman who wrote Cars, Bolt, Crazy Stupid Love, and Tangled. The premis centers on a family who gets a house in an exclusive neighborhood, but they soon realize their neighbors are aliens from the planet Zabvron. This is by far the stupidest pilot I have read about this fall, and doubt it will it will last. Starring Jamie Gertz (Still Standing), Simon Templemon (Just Shot Me).
Nashville comes from the writer, Callie Khouri. Khouri wrote Thelma and Louise, Something to Talk About, and Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood. The show is a "soap" with a family who is heavily involved in country music scene of Nashville, TN. Starring Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Hayden Pennetierre (Heroes), and Jonathan Jackson (General Hospital).
The Last Resort centers around a futuristic world and country is fractured. The actual show focuses on a nuclear submarine who become fugitives when they refuse to shoot missiles. Starring Andre Braugher (Homocide) and Scott Speedman (Felicity).
Malibu Country comes from Kevin Abbott who produced hit shows like The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Two Guys and a Girl, and Reba. Abbott is teaming up with Reba again to make a show about a single mom trying to relaunch her singing career. Starring Reba McEntire (Reba), Lilly Tomlin (Murphy Brown), and Sara Rue (Less than Perfect).
666 Park Avenue comes from the adapted book series by Gabrielle Pierce. The story centers around a young couple who runs an old school NYC apartment building, and supernatural stuff begins to happen that threatens the tenants of the building. Starring David Annabelle (Brothers & Sisters), Terry O'Quinn (Lost), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty).
The fall schedule is here and listed below:
8 pm Dancing with the Stars
10 pm Castle
8 pm Dancing with the Stars Results Show
9 pm Happy Endings
9:30 pm Don't Trust the B____ in Apt 23
10 pm Private Practice
8 pm The Middle
8:30 pm Suburgatory
9 pm Modern Family
9:30 pm The Neighbors
10 pm Nashville
8 pm Last Resort
9 pm Grey's Anatomy
10 pm Scandal
8 pm Shark Tank
9 pm Primetime: What would you do?
10 pm 20/20
8 pm Last Man Standing
8:30 pm Malibu Country
9 pm Shark Tank
10 pm Primetime: What would you do?
Saturday Night College Football
8 pm Once Upon a Time
9 pm Revenge
10 pm 666 Park Avenue
Spring will bring some new comedies and dramas to the network, and some old favorites will return. The Bachelor will fill the 8 pm Monday night time slot for Dancing with the Stars. In the new department two comedies will replace the results show on Tuesday, How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life at 8 pm and The Family Tools at 8:30 pm.
The other mid season shows (which do not have a time slot yet) are returning shows Body of Proof, and Wife Swap, and new shows Mistresses, Red Widow, and Zero Hour. While ABC did the most for their returning shows their new shows look very weak!