ABC Upfronts

Grey's Anatomy is doing so well for ABC that they are moving the show to Thursday nights in the fall. We enjoyed the finale although nothing really surprised us about the ending. Also, as an FYI, Chris O'Donnell is returning to the show in the fall but we're not sure how long. What does this mean? It looks like the love triangle will continue between McDreamy, Meredith and Finn.


ABC was one of the first to allow episodes to be purchased online which is brilliant. Now they are working on a way to solve the repeat issue. Now onto the new fall schedule. So what is taking Grey's Sunday night slot? How about the new Calista Flockhart, Balthazar Getty, Rachel Griffiths promising new drama called Brothers and Sisters. Also looking very interesting is the Thursday night show post-Grey's show called Six Degrees which is produced by JJ Abrams. Stay tuned for reviews later this summer as we gear up for the new season.

The Desperate Housewives all appeared in NYC for the up front presentations. To read more about the new shows, read more

Media Week reports:

Here is ABC's fall 2006 prime-time schedule with new shows in caps, followed by the new program descriptions:

Monday
8:00 p.m. Wife Swap
9:00 p.m. The Bachelor/Supernanny
10:00 p.m. What About Brian

Tuesday
8:00 p.m. Dancing With the Stars (new day) / SET FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
9:00 p.m. LET'S ROB
9:30 p.m. HELP ME HELP YOU
10:00 p.m. Boston Legal

Wednesday
8:00 p.m. Dancing With the Stars (new day) / George Lopez and According to Jim (new day)
9:00 p.m. Lost
10:00 p.m. THE NINE

Thursday
8:00 p.m. BIG DAY
8:30 p.m. NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY
9:00 p.m. Grey's Anatomy (new day and time)
10:00 p.m. SIX DEGREES

Friday
8:00 p.m. BETTY THE UGLY
9:00 p.m. MEN IN TREES
10:00 p.m. 20/20

Saturday
8:00 p.m. ABC SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Sunday
7:00 p.m. America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 p.m. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9:00 p.m. Desperate Housewives
10:00 p.m. BROTHERS & SISTERS

New Program Descriptions

Dramas

BROTHERS & SISTERS
After the patriarch of a large but scattered family dies unexpectedly, the children must work to balance their personal lives with family business, including the trials of raising an autistic child. Former Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart leads an ensemble cast that includes Dave Annable, Betty Buckley (Eight is Enough), John Pyper Ferguson, Balthazar Getty, Gage Golightly, Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under), Jonathan LaPaglia, Sarah Jane Morris, Jimmy Pinchak, Ron Rifkin, and thirtysomething Emmy winner Patricia Wettig

DAY BREAK (midseason)
A police detective accused of shooting the state attorney tries to prove his innocence after being framed for a crime he did not commit. Taye Diggs (Kevin Hill), Adam Baldwin, Meta Golding, Moon Goodblood, Victoria Pratt, and Ramon Rodriguez star.

MEN IN TREES
During a speaking engagement in Alaska, a relationship coach and successful author (Anne Heche) discovers that her fiance is cheating on her. After canceling the wedding, and getting caught in an Alaskan snowstorm, she begins to enjoy her new surroundings and decides to stay there. Abraham Benrubi (ER), Suleka Mathews, Derek Richardson, James Tupper, and former Good Times dad John Amos co-star.

THE NINE
Nine people face an unexpected twist of faith after they are all held hostage in a 52-hour standoff during a botched bank robbery attempt. Chi McBride (Boston Public), Timothy Daly (Wing), and Scott Wolf (Everwood, Party of Five) lead the ensemble cast.

SIX DEGREES
Six strangers living in New York City become friends after eventually meeting again through a mysterious web of happenstance and coincidence. The cast includes Erika Christensen, Hope Davis, Jay Hernandez, Dorian Missick, Bridget Moynihan, and Campbell Scott. Lost and Alias creator J.J. Abrams in an executive producer.

TRAVELER (midseason)
After two well-educated friends pull a stunt by rollerblading at a famous New York museum, they are accused of being terrorists when the museum is bombed. Matt Bomer, Steven Culp (Desperate Housewives), Viola Davis, Logan Marshall-Green, and Aaron Stanford star.

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Comedies

BETTY THE UGLY
An oversized square peg is hired as the assistant for the new head of a top fashion magazine because she is one of the few women he will probably not hit on. Repulsed at first, Betty will win him over with her intelligence and efficiency. The cast includes Alan Dale, America Ferrera, Mark Indelicato, Ashley Jensen, Eric Mabius, Becki Newton, Ana Ortiz, Tony Plana, and recent South Beach star Vanessa L Williams

BIG DAY
The meticulous planning of the wedding of a young couple is broken down in 22 episodes (or less, of course, if there is no audience). Josh Cooke, Kurt Fuller, former Just Shoot Me star Wendie Malick, Steve Rannazzisi, Miriam Shor, Marla Sokoloff, and Stephnie Weir star.

HELP ME HELP YOU
Former Cheers/Becker Ted Danson heads back to the world of sitcoms in this single camera, half-hour comedy about people in the same therapy group. Jere Burns (Dear John), Charlie Finn, Suzy Nakamura, Darlene Hunt and Jim Rash co-star.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY (midseason)
Four friends in theirs 30s, who have not seen each other since their high school days, are reunited for different reasons in a hospital emergency room. The cast includes former Full House/Summerland star Lori Loughlin, Jonathon Silverman, David Arquette, Greg Germann, Kelly Hu, and Nicholas Roget-King.

LET'S ROB
In the wake of a co-worker's death, an aging janitor (Donal Logue) recruits a group of misfits for a heist to finance his dreams of opening a bar. The cast also includes Josh Grisetti, Maz Jobrani, Koji Kataoka, Kevin Michael Richardson, Lenny Venito, and Sofia Vergara. Mick Jagger guest stars in the pilot.

NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY
After a woman who is dead-set on not having children finds out she is expecting, she and her husband try to keep it a secret from their friends. Jennifer Westfeldt, Peter Cambor, Rachel Harris, and Michael Weaver star.

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Non-Scripted

GREG BEHRENDT'S WAKE-UP CALL (midseason)
The acclaimed author and upcoming syndicated talk show host will address one couple's major issues and use his knowledge of relationships to give them the tools to fix theirs.

JUST FOR LAUGHS (midseason)
Practical jokes, hidden cameras and a few unsuspecting victims will be the focus of this Candid Camera like comedy/reality series.

SET FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE (midseason)
In this game show with a relationship twist, contestants play for the opportunity to receive a monthly check in an undisclosed amount for the rest of his or her lives.

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