Wednesday nights are shaping up to be a battleground state in the 2007-08 network race, with several high-profile new and returning keystone shows going head to head.
With “Lost” off the schedule until January, ABC has stocked its Wednesday prime-time lineup with three new dramas: the heavily buzzed “Pushing Daisies,” even more heavily buzzed “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff “Private Practice” and “Dirty Sexy Money.”
“Daisies” will go up against CBS’s high-concept wild card reality pick “Kid Nation,” while female-skewing “Private Practice” will fight NBC’s female superhero “Bionic Woman.”
Even The CW is wading into the fight, continuing to air its most popular show, “America’s Next Top Model” at 8 p.m., and stocking its tentpole new drama, “Gossip Girl,” at 9 p.m.
Most of Fox’s biggest titles are being held for next year, though its Wednesday lineup does have Kelsey Grammer’s return to prime time in the anchorman comedy “Back to You” at 8 p.m.