ABC Tweaks Fall Schedule Deadline
ABC plans to move some shows around in its fall schedule, Deadline.com reports. The network’s new situation comedy "The Neighbors," originally scheduled to air after the hit "Modern Family" at 9:30 p.m. ET Wednesdays, will now likely be in the 8:30 p.m. ET time slot instead, the story reports.
That would mean that the sophomore comedy "Suburgatory" would get the post-"Modern Family" slot at 9:30 p.m. ET.
The reason for the switch has to do with the family element in "The Neighbors," a comedy from writer Dan Fogelman. He has written two animated successes, "Cars" and "Tangled," as well as Steve Carell's "Crazy, Stupid Love" and the upcoming Barbra Streisand-Seth Rogen mother-son comedy "The Guilt Trip."
Fogelman's family-friendly material would seem to mesh better with "The Middle," ABC's 8 p.m. comedy. Pairing that show with "The Neighbors" would give ABC the opportunity to promote a more kid-friendly hour than the typical network fare.