It’s officially time to start charting out your fall TV-watching schedule. Earlier this month, FOX and The CW announced the premiere dates for their fall shows, and today ABC has followed suit. Look for most ABC shows to begin their new seasons during the third week of September.
The new ABC fall schedule is a combination of the familiar, the new and a few surprises. Many of the surprises are in the form of extended episodes for those shows best working for ABC. Wednesday-night comedies Modern Family and The Middle will both premiere with special, one-hour episodes in late September. Also getting the extended treatment are Grey’s Anatomy (two hours), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (two hours) and the new comedy, Last Man Standing (one hour).
Viewers looking forward to new fare on ABC may need to wait a little longer as well. Three of the network’s new programs — Last Man Standing, Man Up! and Once Upon a Time — will not debut until October.
Friday, September 16
Monday, September 19
8-10pm: Dancing with the Stars
Tuesday, September 20
9-10pm: Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show
10-11pm: Body of Proof
Wednesday September 21
8-9pm: The Middle (one-hour premiere)
9-10pm: Modern Family (one-hour premiere)
Thursday, September 22
8-9pm: Charlie’s Angels
9-11pm: Grey’s Anatomy (two-hour premiere)
Sunday, September 25
7-9pm: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (two-hour premiere)
9-10pm: Desperate Housewives
10-11pm: Pan Am
Wednesday, September 28
9:30-10: Happy Endings
Thursday, September 29
10-11pm: Private Practice
Sunday, October 2
7-8pm: America’s Funniest Home Videos
Tuesday, October 11
8-9pm: Last Man Standing (one-hour premiere)
Tuesday, October 18
8:30-9pm: Man Up!
Friday, October 21
8-10pm: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (time-period premiere)
Sunday, October 23
8-9pm: Once Upon a Time
What are your favorite shows? Do you have a night of the week that looks crowded for TV watching? Does the schedule make sense to you? Leave your thoughts and opinions below!
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Laurel grew up in Mamaroneck, NY, Grosse Pointe, MI and Bellevue WA. She then went on to live in places like Boston, Tucson, Houston, Wales, Tanzania, Prince Edward Island and New York City before heading back to Seattle. Ever since early childhood, when she became addicted to The Muppet Show, Laurel has watched far too much TV. Current favorites include Chuck, Modern Family, Supernatural, Mad Men and Community. Laurel received a BA in Astrophysics (yes, that is possible) from Colgate University and a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies and History of Science from Columbia University before she realized that television is much better than studying.