ABC is the latest network to unveil its fall prime time schedule, and it's got five new dramas, one new sitcom and a "reality" show castoff from Fox.
Check out the full schedule here:
ABC FALL 2010 SCHEDULE
Monday (All times Eastern)
8 p.m. – "Dancing with the Stars"
10 p.m. – "Castle"
8 p.m. – "No Ordinary Family"
9 p.m. – "Dancing with the Stars Results Show"
10 p.m. – "Detroit 1-8-7"
8 p.m. – "The Middle" (new time slot)
8:30 p.m. – "Better Together"
9 p.m. – "Modern Family"
9:30 p.m. – "Cougar Town"
10 p.m. – "The Whole Truth"
8 p.m. – "My Generation"
9 p.m. – "Grey's Anatomy"
10 p.m. – "Private Practice"
8 p.m. – "Secret Millionaire"
9 p.m. – "Body of Proof"
10 p.m. – "20/20"
8 p.m. – College football
7 p.m. – "America's Funniest Home Videos"
8 p.m. – "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
9 p.m. – "Desperate Housewives"
10 p.m. – "Brothers & Sisters"
New show info:
"No Ordinary Family" - Fans of the late, lamented "Heroes" may want to take a look at this series about a family that develops superpowers following a plane crash. The show stars Michael Chiklis, who has some experience playing a man with superpowers, having portrayed The Thing in "Fantastic Four" and its sequel.
"Detroit 1-8-7" - Michael Imperioli heads the cast of this ensemble drama about homicide officers working in Detroit.
"Better Together" - A sitcom about three couples within one family dynamic, and how they connect with one another.
"The Whole Truth" - ABC calls this legal drama "unique", as each episode features a criminal case built from the perspective of both the prosecution and defense. Cast includes Rob Morrow and Joely Richardson.
"My Generation" - This drama focuses on former high school classmates who return to their hometown 10 years after graduating. A documentary film crew that followed the students just before graduation also returns to check up on them.
"Secret Millionaire" - A "reality" show about wealthy people who conceal their identities and help out in America's toughest communities and neighborhoods. Fox aired six episodes of this series in December 2008.
"Body of Proof" - Dana Delany plays a medical examiner in what could be a 21st century version of "Quincy."
ABC's midseason will see both "The Bachelor" and "V" back on the airwaves, as well as the new sitcom "Mr. Sunshine" with Matthew Perry.
Where is Nashville?? As I understand, it's been renewed for a second season, but it's not listed on the schedule in it's usual Wednesday night slot.
I don't think Castle is getting enough good press. It has really improved over time, and both my wife and I enjoy it. I think it's one of those shows that gains momentum over time. We watched 24 before it really better ratings. You really should give Castle another try this fall
I think this line-up actually looks pretty good. Nothing really screams "original" but then networks don't do "original" anymore. If ABC could just be the leader and get rid of all reality shows maybe we can hope the other networks will follow suit. Do people actually watch shows like Dancing With The Has-Been Stars?
I think that "Secret Millionaire" sounds interesting- call me crazy.
Thanks to the Federal government yanking my analog reception last year, I can watch TV only on my computer. Most 21st century 'entertainment' is lascivious and mean spirited; I'm tired of being subjected to vulgar language and obscenities and having overpaid actors expose themselves [how can a scriptwriter get paid for such drivel?]
When I'm not renting TV shows from decades long past, the only ABC shows I take time to watch are Castle and Lost.............even though there is a plethora of crime shows on TV, Nathan Fillion and cast bring a freshness to the genre; they deserve a long life.
When did this trend of breaking up a series start? First with Caprica on SciFy and now with "V", twice!! How do the TV execs expect to have a loyal following for the program when it just stops and then starts back up a few months later? I enjoy sci-fi so I seek out these two pretty good programs, but, for a casual viewer that may start to get into the story, having it simply stop showing and then expect them to follow along months later is ridiculous. There does not even seem to be a particular point at which the story is haulted, they just stop showing episodes and then start up where they left off. If it were not for the internet and being able to watch past episodes, I would have forgotten where the story left off and probably stopped watching altogether!!!
The middle and modern family are great! I love grey's but the story line has gone down hill. I think private practice has actually been better this year.
Losing Lost will really hurt them. It was probably the only worthy show in their whole lineup.
The only thing they have left is DWTS and I don't know how much longer that will keep the audiences glued to ABC.
They better pray that these new shows are outstanding.
Once again ABC has little or nothing to offer. The only program in the entire 7 day line up I will be watching is Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Goodbye ABC!!
Better Together sounds like "Modern Family" I only watch ABC for that, "Desperate Housewives" and sometimes "Cougar Town"
well to be honest i watch these on hulu.com lol but it is ABC technically.....
I think there are a couple of different trends at play here and they're all becoming clear with the different schedules being presented this week – the network sitcom is "back" (even though it didn't really ever go anywhere - but look at Modern Family, Parks & Rec, Big Bang, etc. to see why there will be even more of them next year), and other standard shows are falling – legends like Law & Order, Lost or 24, and even American Idol is on decline. This should be an interesting year for upfronts, and even more so for new shows in general. I'm looking forward to fall (for a first time in a long time!) http://thesmogger.com/2010/05/17/next-years-tv-now/
What a crappy, crappy slate! Grey's Anatomy and College Football are the only good shows in the entire schedule.
Guess I'll have to tune in CBS, NBC or cable based on this schedule.
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