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ABC's winter schedule

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Dec 15th 2007 3:02PM
It was finally ABC's turn to unveil its winter schedule yesterday. There aren't many surprises in it except that Lost, as rumored, will now air on a new night and that Big Shots, who was benched last week, will get a fifth another chance. ABC's winter programming will also include the premieres of Cashmere Mafia, Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann, Eli Stone and Oprah's Big Give and the return of a few reality series, such as Supernanny and Wife Swap, to fill the void left when scripted series will have aired all their new episodes.

Here is a summary of the press release:
  • According to Jim returns to the small screen with a one-hour premiere (more precisely, two episodes back to back) on January 1 at 9 p.m.
  • Big Shots gets yet another chance in its usual timeslot for a few weeks.
  • Boston Legal remains in its timeslot.
  • Carpoolers returns on Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m.
  • Cashmere Mafia, a news series starring Lucy Liu, will premiere on Thursday January 3 and then go into its regular timeslot on Wednesday at 10 p.m. starting on January 9. It will air until February 27, at which time Men In Trees gets the timeslot.
  • Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann, the Dancing with the Star spin off, will have its two-hour premiere on Monday, January 7, and air 90-minutes episodes the rest of the month.
  • Dancing with the Stars returns on March 17.
  • Eli Stone, a new series starring Victor Garber and Natasha Henstridge, will premiere on January 31 at 10 p.m.
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will continue to air on Sundays.
  • Lost will air in Grey's Anatomy's timeslot, Thursdays at 9 p.m., starting January 31.
  • Men in Trees gets a new timeslot on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. starting on February 27.
  • Notes from the Underbelly will continue its run of new episodes at 9:30 p.m. on Mondays.
  • October Road remains in the Monday at 10 p.m. timeslot.
  • Oprah's Big Give will start its run on Sunday, March 2 at 9 p.m.
  • Samantha Who? will be on a break throughout January. The comedy will return in February at 9 p.m. with fresh episodes.
  • Supernanny will have a two-hour premiere on January 2 at 9 p.m.
  • The Bachelor goes back to the dating world on March 17.
  • Wife Swap returns on January 2 at 8 p.m.

ABC's schedule will also include repeats for shows like Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, and Desperate Housewives. You can find the complete winter schedule at The Futon Critic.

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I enjoy Big Shots, I am sure a lot of other men do but can't be bothered to write in. Why can't we have a show about the ups and downs of a man granted we all don't have a life style like their's but it is easy to watch, candy for the brain in life sometimes we need that but I am sure it is getting canned because the general public needs another reality show.

January 11 2008 at 10:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

According to Jim? Seriously? I thought it got cancelled.

December 17 2007 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The press release says one thing, but the abc website has the next episode of Big Shots scheduled for Friday, Jan. 11 at 12AM.

December 16 2007 at 8:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to segsig's comment
Isabelle Carreau

My guess is that ABC.com is not reflecting all the changes sent in the press release on Friday.

December 16 2007 at 9:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What happened to Women's Murder Club ? That show's been winning it's timeslot (Friday 9pm) and increasing it's audience.

December 15 2007 at 8:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to TBDave's comment
Isabelle Carreau

I think there is only 1 new episode left to air. ABC may also rerun it on Fridays in its "drama reruns" slot.

December 15 2007 at 8:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"That show's been winning it's timeslot (Friday 9pm) and increasing it's audience."

...that's not saying much.

December 15 2007 at 11:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Except Argus that Big Shots is getting another shot only because of the strike. If ABC had anything else to fill up that hour with they would. Journeyman ran out of episodes, Big Shots still have episodes to burn.

December 15 2007 at 7:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply



Lost vs. Earl vs. CSI.

At least CSI is usually On Demand.

Unless NBC moved Earl?

December 15 2007 at 6:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
4 replies to John's comment

If only NBC would give so many chances to Journeyman that ABC gives to Big Shots.

December 15 2007 at 5:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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