ABC Plans Reality-Based Mondays; Two-Hour ‘Alias’ Premiere Set

Nov 17, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Once “Monday Night Football” concludes, ABC will rely on an evening-long block of reality programming starting in January 2005. The network also announced Tuesday it will launch the new season of “Alias” with a two-hour premiere Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 9 p.m. (ET).

ABC’s Monday reality block begins Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. with “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How’d They Do That?” Each Monday night episode will feature behind-the-scenes footage and information from the original “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” episode that aired the previous night.

At 9 p.m. dating show “The Bachelorette” moves to a new night with a two-hour premiere. Beginning Monday, Jan. 17, the show will air for one hour in the 9 p.m. time slot. “The Bachelorette” moves from Los Angeles to New York this season and features previous show contestant Jen Schefft, who was introduced to TV audiences during the third installment of “The Bachelor,” when she became engaged to and ultimately broke up with “Bachelor” Andrew Firestone.

On Jan. 17 at 10 p.m. ABC premieres the American version of the British Channel 4 series “Supernanny,” which stars Jo Frost as a modern-day, tough-love Mary Poppins who instructs parents on how to raise their children.

“Alias” moves into its regular one-hour 9 p.m. time slot Jan. 12, following the first-season mystery drama “Lost.”