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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

ABC announces fall slate of shows

ABC unveiled its schedule for fall 2006 this morning. Gone from the schedule are Invasion, Commander in Chief (though it may return as a two-hour movie), Freddie (guess that prediction of a second-season guest appearance by Sarah Michelle Gellar won't happen), Sons & Daughters, Rodney, Hope & Faith and Less Than Perfect. As most of you know, Alias was cancelled long ago to give the producers a chance to wrap-up the series.

New shows: Betty the Ugly, Big Day, Brothers & Sisters, Day Break, Help Me Help You, In Case of Emergency, Greg Behrendt's Wake-Up Call, Just for Laughs, Let's Rob..., Men in Trees, The Nine, Notes from the Underbelly, Set for the Rest of Your Life, Six Degrees, Traveler, ABC Saturday Night College Football.

Moves: We'll see how huge Grey's Anatomy really is when it moves to Thursdays opposite CSI and the much touted NBC show Studio 60. I wonder who will blink first? (Right now, I put the odds on NBC blinking first with its show and moving it early in the season to a less competitive time slot). Dancing With the Stars will be back on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Lost will remain where it is for the time being. Oh and just to annoy TV critics everywhere, According to Jim will be back for a sixth season.

Looking at the list of new shows, nothing jumps out and grabs my attention as a new, must see show along the lines of Lost. But we've got plenty of time for ABC to get that hype machine going and win me over...


At 7:44 AM, Blogger Malia said...

Ok, somebody explain this me. ABC is cancelling 8 shows and replacing them with 16? How does that work?

At 1:28 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Some of them are being held back for mid-season.


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