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ABC unveils 2011-12 primetime schedule

by jmaloni
Tue, May 17th 2011 12:55 pm

New series include "Apartment 23," "Charlie's Angels," "Good Christian Belles," "Last Man Standing," "Man Up," "Missing," "Once Upon a Time," "Pan Am," "Revenge," "The River," "Scandal," "Suburgatory" and "Work It"

Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment Group, will discuss ABC's plans for next season and present the network's 2011-12 fall schedule before the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.

New series for the 2011-12 season are "Apartment 23," "Charlie's Angels," "Good Christian Belles," "Last Man Standing," "Man Up," "Missing," "Once Upon a Time," "Pan Am," "Revenge," "The River," "Scandal," "Suburgatory" and "Work It."

"America's Funniest Home Videos," "The Bachelor," "Body of Proof," "Dancing with the Stars," "Desperate Housewives," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Happy Endings," "Secret Millionaire," "Shark Tank" and "20/20" join previously announced returning series "Castle," "Cougar Town," "Grey's Anatomy," "The Middle," "Modern Family" and "Private Practice." "Saturday Night College Football" also returns.

"We're thrilled to be launching a really diverse and ambitious schedule that balances the strength and stability of our returning hits with a slew of bold new shows," Lee said.

For the 2010-11 TV season, ABC Television Network claims five of the Top 20 highest-rated TV series in Adults 18-49 with "Dancing with the Stars," "Modern Family," "Grey's Anatomy," "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show" and "Desperate Housewives," including the No. 1 comedy and the No. 1 drama. In addition, the network delivers the most-watched freshman series overall with "Body of Proof." For the sixth straight season, the ABC Television Network remains a key destination for upscale viewers, airing seven of the Top 20 highest-rated television series (the most for any network) among Adults 18-49 in homes w/$100k-plus annual income.

Fall premiere dates will be announced at a later time. Please note shows picked up but not listed on the schedule will debut later in the 2011-12 season.

ABC's fall primetime schedule is as follows:

(All times listed are Eastern); new shows are in bold


8 p.m. "Dancing with the Stars"

10 p.m. "Castle"


8 p.m. "Last Man Standing"

8:30 p.m. "Man Up"

9 p.m. "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show"

10 p.m. "Body of Proof"


8 p.m. "The Middle"

8:30 p.m. "Suburgatory"

9 p.m. "Modern Family"

9:30 p.m. "Happy Endings"

10 p.m. "Revenge"


8 p.m. "Charlie's Angels"

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. "Saturday Night College Football"


7 p.m. "America's Funniest Home Videos"

8 p.m. "Once Upon a Time"

9 p.m. "Desperate Housewives"

10 p.m. "Pan Am"

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