ABC Tweaks ‘Men in Trees’ Premiere

Aug 17, 2006  •  Post A Comment

ABC is scheduling a special preview of its new Friday romantic drama “Men in Trees” on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in order to give the show a better lead in.

“Trees” will air at 10 p.m. (ET), right after the season premiere of ABC’s reality performer “Dancing With the Stars.” “Trees,” which stars Anne Heche as a Manhattan self-help author who flees to Alaska after she finds out her fianc%E9; is cheating on her, premieres in its regular 9 p.m. time slot on Friday, Sept. 15.

Initially ABC scheduled the premiere of “Trees” for Sept. 22. ABC first scheduled its highly anticipated drama “Ugly Betty” as the lead-in to “Trees,” but earlier this month the network announced it was moving “Betty” to Thursdays at 8 p.m. and scheduling reality veteran “America’s Funniest Home Videos” in the time slot, giving “Trees” a much more incongruous lead in.

“Trees” creator Jenny Bicks, James Mangold and Cathy Konrad are executive producing. The series is from Tree Line Films, Perkins Street Productions and NS Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Television.