Tuesday, May 18, 2010
ABC's Fall Schedule
Good bye Lost, hello *(*(*(*(?
that seems to be the theme for ABC's fall schedule --seven new series are debuting including two mockumentary series.
But first the losers: Definitely gone are FlashForward as predicted in this column, Scrubs, Better Off Ted, The Forgotten (already forgotten), Eastwick, Shark Tank, Romantically Challenged and Happy Town.
Already gone after final episodes are Ugly Betty and Lost.
On Mondays ABC will have the returning Dancing With The Stars now more popular some weeks than American Idol. And back is Castle which few critics expected to return for a second year.
On Tuesdays at 8 ABC premieres No Ordinary Family starring Michael Chilkis as the head of a family whose plane crashes in the Amazon. Sound familiar?
At 9 it's the results of Dancing and at 10 it's a new Detroit police thing Detroit 1-8-7 starring Michael Imperoli from The Sopranos.
On Wednesdays the Pat Heaton comedy The Middle starts off the night with a new comedy Better Together at 8:30 and Modern Family back at 9. At 9:30 Cougar Town is back. At 10 Rob Morrow and Joely Richardson star in the new drtama The Whole Truth from Jerry Bruckheimer.
On Thurdays there's the reality series My Generation at 8 followed by returnees Grey's Anatomy at 9 and Private Practice at 10.
Friday's it's Secret Millionaire at 8 which ABC took over from Fox as wealthy Americans try to survive in the nation's poorest ghettoes. At 9 it's Body of Proof with Dana Delany.
ABC keeps football on Saturdays and Sunday returns as is: America's Funniest Home Videos, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,
plus two aging dramas Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters.
Ordered up and ready for midseason are Off The Map with Shonda Rhimes, Mr. Sunshine with Matthew Perry, Happy endings with Elisha Cuthbert, plus more episodes of V,.