The ABC Fall lineup has been released. The 2009 ABC Fall lineup has quite a few familiar shows mixed in with a few new ones that network executives hope will catch on. The fall lineup preview for ABC is packed with some successful returners, as well as some risky new ABC shows that could really catch on. Some of the familiar flair for the ABC Fall lineup includes Brothers and Sisters, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Super Nanny just to name a few. The new season of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars will also premiere in September, and the brand new reality competition show Shark Tank will get an early debut as well.
ABC is really looking to get a number of new shows an audience, premiering shows ranging from dramas, to comedies, to reality competition shows. One of those shows is Cougar Town, about the high society in a small Florida town which of course plays on the double meaning of Cougar with star Courteney Cox. The series premiere for Cougar Town is Wednesday, September 23rd at 9:30 P.M. Also premiering on September 23rd is Eastwick, a new show starring Rebecca Romijn and Lindsay Price which is about the small seaside village of Eastwick. Expect there to be a supernatural presence in that city very soon after the show gets started.
One of the most anticipated series on television finally arrives with the Flash Forward season premiere on Thursday, September 24th. Flash Forward is getting the 8:00 P.M. time slot up against some stiff competition, but their hope is that the strong idea and cast can carry the show. The premise is that a mysterious global event occurs that causes everyone in the world to black out at the same time for two minutes and seventeen seconds. Everyone sees a glimpse of their future, and the show plays out with that idea. The cast includes Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, and Jack Davenport, along with a host of other recognizable names.
The following breakdown is when familiar shows will appear in the 2009 ABC Fall lineup:
8 P.M. Dancing With The Stars
10 P.M. Castle
8 P.M. Shark Tank
9 P.M. Dancing With The Stars Results Show
9 P.M. Grey’s Anatomy
10 P.M. Private Practice
8 P.M. Super Nanny
9 P.M. Ugly Betty
10 P.M. 20/20
8 P.M. Saturday Night Football
8 P.M. Extreme Makeover Home Edition
9 P.M. Desperate Housewives
10 P.M. Brothers and Sisters
Other ABC Fall 2009 Premieres:
The Forgotten: Tuesday, September 22nd at 10:00 P.M.
Hank: Wednesday, September 30th at 8:00 P.M.
The Middle: Wednesday, September 30th at 8:30 P.M.
Source: ABC Website