ABC Sets Winter 2014 Schedule: 'Revenge' Moves, 'Suburgatory' Returns
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
ABC has announced premiere dates for its mid-season line-up, including the return of Suburgatory and The Bachelor and new shows starring Christian Slater, Tricia Helfer and Omar Epps. In addition, when Revenge returns after its extended winter hiatus, it won't be at the same time.
The new winter season begins right away for ABC with the season 2 premiere of reality competition The Taste on Thursday, January 2 at 8pm followed by the premiere of a limited series, The Assets, at 10pm. The Assets tells the story of the end of the Cold War from the perspective of the CIA (in case FX's The Americans isn't enough for you).
The new season of The Bachelor, starring Latino single dad Juan Pablo Galavis, begins Monday, January 6 at 8pm.
On Tuesdays, the female Texas Ranger drama Killer Women, with Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer, takes over at 10pm in the spot formerly held by Lucky 7 on January 7. When Killer Women is over, the Christian Slater Inception-style drama Mind Games takes over Tuesdays at 10pm starting March 11.
The Wednesday night comedy line-up will welcome back Suburgatory for its third season on January 15 at 8:30pm, replacing the canceled Back in the Game. On February 26, after Super Fun Night has run its course, the new comedy Mixology will premiere at 9:30pm. The show follows the love lives of young adults at a bar, with the entire season taking place over a single night.
Finally, Sunday nights will get a bit of a facelift when the winter hiatus is over. Starting Sunday, March 9, the new mystery Resurrection will premiere at 9pm and the second half of Revenge's third season will be moved back to 10pm. This is most likely in attempt to keep the big audience of Once Upon a Time and not have a steep drop-off by 10pm like ABC currently has with Betrayal.
Here's a quick recap of the dates for ABC's new and returning shows in 2014:
THURSDAY, JANUARY 2
8pm: The Taste
10pm: The Assets
MONDAY, JANUARY 6
8pm: The Bachelor
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7
10pm: Killer Women
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
SUNDAY, MARCH 9
TUESDAY, MARCH 11
10pm: Mind Games
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