ABC Blitzes Fall With Premieres

Jul 16, 2008  •  Post A Comment

ABC will stick to a fairly traditional premiere-week strategy, rolling out the bulk of its lineup the week of Sept. 22.
Big guns such as “Dancing With the Stars,” “Ugly Betty,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and “Boston Legal” will roll out during premiere week, as will new game show “Opportunity Knocks.”
The network is saving its Wednesday night lineup of “Pushing Daisies,” “Private Practice” and “Dirty Sexy Money” for Oct. 1. “Samantha Who?” won’t bow until Oct. 6, with newcomer “Life on Mars” taking off Oct. 9 and “Eli Stone” returning Oct. 14.
Here’s the complete rollout schedule for ABC this fall:
Friday, Sept. 19
10-11 p.m.: “20/20”
Monday, Sept. 22
8-10 p.m.: “Dancing With the Stars” (special two-hour performance show premiere)
10-11 p.m.: “Boston Legal”
Tuesday, Sept. 23
8-9 p.m.: “Opportunity Knocks” (new series debut)
9-11 p.m.: “Dancing With the Stars” (special performance show)
Wednesday, Sept. 24
8-9 p.m.: “Dancing With the Stars Results Show Special” (special day and time)
9-11 p.m.: “David Blaine Special”
Thursday, Sept. 25
8-9 p.m.: “Ugly Betty”
9-11 p.m.: “Grey’s Anatomy” (special two-hour season premiere)
Sunday, Sept. 28
7-9 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (two-hour season premiere)
9-10 p.m. “Desperate Housewives”
10-11 p.m. “Brothers & Sisters”
Tuesday, Sept. 30
9-10 p.m.: “Dancing With the Stars Result Show” (regular day and time-period premiere)
Wednesday, Oct. 1
8-9 p.m.: “Pushing Daisies”
9-10 p.m.: “Private Practice”
10-11 p.m.: “Dirty Sexy Money”
Friday, Oct. 3
8-9 p.m.: “Wife Swap”
9-10 p.m.: “Supernanny”
Sunday, Oct. 5
7-8 p.m.: “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8-9 p.m.: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (regular time-period premiere)
Monday, Oct. 6
9:30-10 p.m.: “Samantha Who?”
Thursday, Oct. 9
9-10 p.m.: “Grey’s Anatomy” (regular time-period premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m.: “Life on Mars” (new series debut)
Tuesday, Oct. 14
10-11 p.m.: “Eli Stone”
(Editor: Baumann)

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