Tuesday, May 17, 2011

UPFRONTS: ABC's New Fall Schedule

ABC unveiled an aggressive new fall schedule on Tuesday, introducing a comedy block on Tuesday and big changes on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Like NBC on Wednesdays next fall, ABC will open Tuesdays with two brand new comedies – kicking off with the Tim Allen series Last Man Standing.

ABC will also give two of its key new series major positions: Charlie's Angels will be deployed for combat duty on Thursdays at 8 p.m. opposite Fox's The X Factor and CBS' The Big Bang Theory. And buzzed-about new 1960s period drama Pan Am lands the spot behind Desperate Housewives on Sunday.

Also on ABC's Sunday extreme makeover, newcomer Once Upon a Time takes over the Sunday night 8 p.m. slot formerly held by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (which moves to Fridays). ABC is going with all reality on Fridays.

On the bench for midseason: Apartment 23, Good Christian Belles, Missing, The River, Work It and returnees Cougar Town and Secret Millionaire.

Here's ABC's fall schedule:

8 p.m. Dancing With the Stars
10 p.m. Castle

8 p.m. Last Man Standing (NEW)
8:30 Man Up (NEW)
9 p.m. Dancing With the Stars Results
10 p.m. Body of Proof

8 p.m. The Middle
8:30 p.m. Suburgatory (NEW)
9 p.m. Modern Family
9:30 p.m. Happy Endings
10 p.m. Revenge (NEW)

8 p.m. Charlie's Angels (NEW)
9 p.m. Grey's Anatomy
10 p.m. Private Practice

8 p.m. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9 p.m. Shark Tank
10 p.m. 20/20

8 p.m. College Football

7 p.m. America's Funniest Home Videos
8 p.m. Once Upon a Time (NEW)
9 p.m. Desperate Housewives
10 p.m. Pan Am (NEW)

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