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by Mike Moody, posted Jun 10th 2009 10:00AM
dancing with the stars abc fall scheduleABC will kick off its upcoming fall season in earnest Sept. 21 with three nights of Dancing With the Stars. The hit show – that continues to gain viewers no matter how much I wish it would die and stay dead -- will lead off the network's prime time schedule on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays before being reduced to two nights a week to make room for a pair new comedies.

There's still no word on exactly when Lost will return, but the new mystery drama Flash Forward will bow Sept. 24 at 8 p.m., right before the season premiere of Grey's Anatomy.

The new seasons of Ugly Betty and Supernanny will debut in October with several new and renewed shows – like Scrubs, Brothers & Sisters, Eastwick and Private Practice – expected to show up on the network schedule later.

Click through for the sked:

Saturday, September 5
8:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday Night Football

Friday, September 11
10:00-11:00 p.m. 20/20

Monday, September 21
8:00-10:00 p.m. Dancing With the Stars
10:00-11:00 p.m. Castle

Tuesday, September 22
8:00-10:00 p.m. Dancing With the Stars (special two-hour episode)
10:00-11:00 p.m. The Forgotten

Wednesday, September 23
8:00-9:00 p.m. Dancing With the Stars: The Results Show (special day and time)
9:00-9:30 p.m. Modern Family
9:30-10:00 p.m. Cougar Town

Thursday, September 24
8:00-9:00 p.m. Flash Forward
9:00-10:00 p.m. Grey's Anatomy

Sunday, September 27
7:00-9:00 p.m. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (two-hour season premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Desperate Housewives

Tuesday, September 29
8:00-9:00 p.m. Shark Tank (returns to its regular timeslot after being preempted the week prior)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Dancing With the Stars The Results Show (regular day and time period premiere)

Wednesday, September 30
8:00-8:30 p.m. Hank
8:30-9:00 p.m. The Middle

Sunday, October 4
7:00-8:00 p.m. America's Funniest Home Videos

Friday, October 9
8:00-10:00 p.m. Ugly Betty (two-hour season premiere)

Friday, October 16
8:00-9:00 p.m. Supernanny

I can't wait to dig my teeth into Flash Forward. ABC screened the first act of the premiere during its Upfront presentation in May, and it pulled me right in. The acting was great, the special effects looked good, and the set-up left me wanting more. Nothing else on this schedule is a must-see for me except Cougar Town, and that's only because Scrubs' Bill Lawrence is producing. What are you looking forward to this fall on ABC? Anything? Anything at all?

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Idina_Defy_Gravity926

I'm excited for Grey's Anatomy, but what I'm really waiting for is Private Practice.
Any word on when it premiers?

June 12 2009 at 12:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
C. Hernandez

Did Brothers & Sisters get canceled while I wasn't looking or is this less of a fall schedule and more of a 'premiere week' with B&S starting at a later date?

June 10 2009 at 7:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RobynM

Dancing With The Stars is a staple at our Bad TV Night get-togethers, so I'll most likely be watching that.

I'm hoping to give Flash Forward a look-see, assuming that either a) I have ABC back by then, or b) ABC.com runs full episodes on their website or Hulu.

June 10 2009 at 7:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony DIMeo

what about better off ted

June 10 2009 at 3:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ðan

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June 10 2009 at 3:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard Ott

If "The Superstars" should go on to become if not a
bigger hit than, at least a companian to Wipeout by the
end of this Summer, I would change the title of that
show to "Celebrity Triathalon". Why? The WWE has a
weekly syndicated wrestling show under their logo which
happens to be called "WWE Superstars". Unless the
alphabet network wants a fight with Mr. McMahon, I'd
suggest ABC changes the title to the above, in order to
avoid confusion with WWE Superstars & The Superstars.
ABC has stolen the title of their own wrestling show,
and that's stooping as low as World Wildlife Federation
when they stole the company name from the wrestling
orginisation as we knew it back then, The World
Wrestling Federation. I'd hoped "The Superstars" was
a typo, and ABC would've changed the title by June 23'rd,
the season premiere. but that's not going to happen,
so maybe next summer?

June 10 2009 at 2:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tony

JR We're all real sorry ABC didn't check with you first on the schedule. Your post was a waste.

I'm assuming ABC must have an idea when Private Practice and Eastwick will come on? I don't understand why they couldn't have issued a date on those shows yet.

Lost is sure to bow in February and the other shows will fill in for the 2-3 sure to be cancelled shows that don't make the full season pick up. Yes i'm talking to you Shark Tank, The Middle and The Forgotten.

June 10 2009 at 12:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JR

Wow! Except for Castle, there is nothing there I want to watch. Good job ABC.

June 10 2009 at 11:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard

With all the reality crap, it doesn't seem to have much more than the NBC lineup will have. Looks as if it might be a terrible year for television--at least with the networks. My new favorites seem to be the Summer shows: Closer, Psych, Monk :( Leverage. I have not yet seen Mad Men so I am waiting for it to start since I've heard so much good about it.

June 10 2009 at 11:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

What is "Saturday Night Football" ??

June 10 2009 at 10:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to David's comment
tingrin87

football.
on a Saturday night

June 10 2009 at 10:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dave

That little known football sport that is usually played on Saturdays...ya know...in college?

June 11 2009 at 10:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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