ABC goes with aliens, country music for new season
May 15th, 2012
02:43 PM ET

ABC goes with aliens, country music for new season

As the networks' upfront dance continues this week, ABC has announced that its adding 10 new shows to its calendar for the upcoming year.

The network's new series "Scandal"; "Revenge"; "Don't Trust the B-- in Apt. 23"; "Last Man Standing"; and "Suburgatory" are all returning, in addition to a new drama starring "Desperate Housewives'" Vanessa Williams and "Lost's" Terry O'Quinn, and a new comedy featuring country star Reba.

Check out the fall schedule below, with all times in eastern and new shows in bold:


8:00 p.m. - “Dancing with the Stars”
10:00 p.m. - “Castle”

In January:

8:00 p.m. - "The Bachelor"
10:00 p.m. - “Castle”


8:00 p.m. - “Dancing with the Stars" results show
9:00 p.m. - “Happy Endings”
9:30 p.m. - “Don’t Trust the B-- in Apartment 23”
10:00 p.m. - “Private Practice”

In January:

8:00 p.m. - “How to Live with Your Parents, (For the Rest of Your Life),” a comedy starring Sarah Chalke as a conservative single mom who moves back in with her free-thinking parents after her divorce.
8:30 p.m. - “The Family Tools,” a father-son comedy that follows a son's learning curve as he takes over his dad's handyman business following his father's heart attack.


8:00 p.m. - “The Middle”
8:30 p.m. - “Suburgatory”
9:00 p.m. - “Modern Family”
9:30 p.m. - “The Neighbors,” a comedy in which a family moves into an exclusive gated community only to find out that their odd neighbors are actually aliens from the planet Zabvron.
10:00 p.m. - “Nashville,” a drama set in Nashville's country music scene centered on Connie Britton as a country legend on the decline and Hayden Panettiere as the new up-and-comer.


8:00 p.m. - “Last Resort,” a drama following the crew of a U.S. ballistic missile submarine that flees to an exotic island after being declared "rogue enemies" of the States.
9:00 p.m. - “Grey’s Anatomy”
10:00 p.m. - “Scandal”


8:00 p.m. - “Shark Tank”
9:00 p.m. - “Primetime: What Would You Do?”
10:00 p.m. - “20/20”

In November:

8:00 p.m. - “Last Man Standing”
8:30 p.m. - “Malibu Country,” a comedy starring Reba as an aspiring country singer who leaves Nashville for Malibu after divorcing her cheating country superstar husband in order to build her own career.
9:00 p.m. - “Shark Tank”
10:00 p.m. - “Primetime: What Would You Do?”


8:00 p.m. - “Saturday Night College Football”


7:00 p.m. - “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00 p.m. - “Once Upon a Time”
9:00 p.m. - “Revenge”
10:00 p.m. - “666 Park Avenue,” a drama based on the book series by Gabriella Pierce that will star Vanessa Williams and Terry O'Quinn as an eerily mysterious couple who own The Drake at 666 Park Avenue, where "anything you desire can be yours"....but apparently, it comes with a price.

You can also expect to see:

  • "Red Widow," a drama that follows a woman's battle with gangsters and the FBI to reveal the truth about her husband's brutal murder stemming from a drug deal
  • "Zero Hour," a drama following a paranormal expert who must crack the code to a map in order to save his abducted wife and humanity in time
  • "Mistresses," a drama starring Alyssa Milano as one of four women who are leading "scandalous lives" on their paths to "self-discovery"
  • And a new season of "Body of Proof" later in the year

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Michael Calaizzo

    Looking forward to this HIP show.

    May 17, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lori

    I am very happy Once Upon a Time will be back! It is a wonderful show. Who doesn't like fairy tales?

    May 16, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. lastlap

    There's nothing new under the sun! Mistresses is a a british import and 666 Park Ave. is a Fantasy Island retread. Malibu County sounds pretty much like the old series Reba and the Neighbours sounds like the Coneheads.

    May 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary Ann

    Why is Pan Am not being renewed or on as a mid season /summer replacement. That show got better ratings than GCB and it was fun to watch the 60's camp. Bring it back!

    May 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. oh please

    Dear whiners,
    If you want something intellectually stimulating, read a book – and then understand that tv is not your medium for academic and enlightened entertainment. Everything in moderation. We get it, you're clearly above all of the rest of us.

    As for me, I am happy to see Modern Family and Revenge returning – I don't think I will be tuning in for the rest of it.

    May 16, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Harold G. Dempsey

    We are hopeful that a change in the Chief Executive Officer who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will yield

    at take charge President who is Focused on the economy; this change in connection with the renewal of

    Hawaii Five O, will let us have hope instead of dipair.

    May 16, 2012 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  7. David Stone

    Howabout areality show which presents the Truth that the Jamie Dimon types pollute our country by their
    Greedy existence. Montana and not New York is where the decision makers should be based.

    May 16, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  8. charles the crack

    Oh dear. I'd met with some of them. They're not very nice when they poke around there. The butt is no place to be putting steel and metal things up there. Only my bf is allow to go there.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Guest

    Aliens and country music?
    Why is it Deliverance is the first thing that comes to mind?
    (Butt probin')

    May 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. songdude

    malibu country! that should be based on Country legend "Tanya Tucker". She up and moved out of her Mansion on the hill " Tuckerville" for the shores of "Malibu" to help her kids break into show business.

    May 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Boo

    666 Park Avenue sounds cool...

    May 15, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ABC

    Bunch of

    May 15, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Undertaker

    Tv is dead. I buried it this morning because there is nothing good to watch any more.

    May 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big fan

      TV is not dead. I'll watch Reba McEntire's heaving bosom in tight sweaters happily. Fifty years old, that woman is scorching hot!

      I'll concede, most leftist indoctrination pop culture is agenda driven and not interesting. That includes most Situational Comedies – SITCOMs. Disney is the worst. It's evil. But undertaker, there is still much to watch: Mixed martial arts, fair and balanced news, swamp people, Dropped in Alaska, college lacrosse... Don't be blue. Get tivo, record your favorites, dispense the rest. That's freedom.

      May 15, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |

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