ABC Bets on Comedies for Fall

May 19, 2009  •  Post A Comment

ABC is making some big moves in the fall, launching an all-new comedy night and slotting buzz drama “Flash Forward” in the key 8 p.m. Thursday time slot, Television Week reports. Other big plays include a new Mark Burnett reality show, “Shark Tank,” Tuesdays at 8, as well as the shift of “Ugly Betty” to Fridays. ABC has heavily invested in comedies for its fall schedule, the Wall Street Journal reports. The network filmed 14 comedies this development season, or about 40% of the total from the biggest four broadcasters, the newspaper says. Some of the picked-up comedies include “Modern Family” and “Cougar Town,” starring Courteney Cox, TVWeek adds.
—Aimee Picchi

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