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ABC's Fall Schedule: Like 2007 All Over Again

ABC's Fall Schedule: Like 2007 All Over Again

ABC revealed its Fall TV schedule at the 2008 upfronts this morning, and, well, it looks pretty familiar. The network is bringing back many of the new shows it introduced last Fall, plus renewing a large number of its other series.

Only two new shows will be on the schedule come Fall: The adaptation of British series Life on Mars and a reality show called Opportunity Knocks, a sort of mobile game show produced by Ashton Kutcher. Among last year's shows, Eli Stone is indeed returning, while Women's Murder Club, Cavemen, Miss Guided, Cashmere Mafia, and Carpoolers said farewell.

ABC has a couple of other shows ready to go for midseason, including an animated series called The Goode Family from Mike Judge and yet another Kutcher-produced reality project, this one a beauty pageant that has Tyra Banks on board as well. And then there's Scrubs, relocated from NBC, which will also premiere at midseason.

Here's ABC's official press release, and to check out the full schedule and descriptions of the new shows, just


All caps = new show
** = new timeslot

8 p.m. Dancing with the Stars
9:30 p.m. Samantha Who?
10 p.m. Boston Legal**

9 p.m. Dancing with the Stars results show
10 p.m. Eli Stone**

8 p.m. Pushing Daisies
9 p.m. Private Practice
10 p.m. Dirty Sexy Money

8 p.m. Ugly Betty
9 p.m. Grey's Anatomy
10 p.m. LIFE ON MARS

8 p.m. Wife Swap**
9 p.m. Supernanny**
10 p.m. 20/20

8 p.m. College football coverage

7 p.m. America's Funniest Home Videos
8 p.m. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9 p.m. Desperate Housewives
10 p.m. Brothers and Sisters

Midseason: Lost, Scrubs, The Goode Family, According to Jim, The Bachelor, Primetime: What Would You Do? and the Kutcher/Banks reality project.

Here's how ABC describes the new shows:

Life on Mars
Life on Mars is based on the BBC series created by Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan and Ashley Pharoah. The series revolves around Sam Tyler, a modern-day police detective who, after a car crash, mysteriously finds himself transported back to 1973 and still working as a detective.

Life on Mars stars Jason O' Mara as Sam Tyler, Rachelle LeFevre as Annie Cartwright, Colm Meaney as Gene Hunt, Stephanie Jacobsen as Maya, Lenny Clarke as George Randall, Patrick Wenk-Wolff as Colin Raimes and Richard Benjamin as Milton Kornboll.

Opportunity Knocks
Opportunity Knocks is a new show that breaks the mold of typical game and reality shows. We will be showing up on America's doorstep and testing how well they know their family. Our mobile team will arrive at "Anywhere, America" in a semi-truck that is full of flat screen TVs, new furniture and big cash prizes that the family can win right there. We will take the action of a game show directly into our contestants' homes, setting up shop in a family's front lawn. The instant our host, JD Roth, knocks on the front door, the game will begin. Hollywood will invade a suburban neighborhood, and each week one lucky family will play the game of a lifetime in front of all their friends and neighbors.

The host poses trivia questions to family members based directly on their lives, each other and articles found in and around their home. If they're able to prove they know their family inside and out, they'll win the prizes of their dreams.

The Goode Family
A new animated series from Mike Judge, creator of King of the Hill. The Goode Family is obsessed with doing the "right" thing, whether it's environmentally, politically or socially. Unfortunately their efforts often have unintended comic consequences.

"The Goode Family" is voiced by Mike Judge as Gerald, Nancy Carell as Helen, Dave Herman as Ubuntu and Abby Elliot as Bliss.

Untitled Ashton Kutcher/Tyra Banks Reality Project
A beauty pageant unlike any you've ever seen, from executive producers Ashton Kutcher and Tyra Banks.

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Montana-Debby Montana-Debby 9 years
I am so upset that Womens Murder Club and Cashmere Mafia are not going to be on....I loved both of them
daddio49 daddio49 9 years
I really liked Miss Guided - it was funny and well done :( And I will miss October Road....but I'm glad Pushing Daisies and Dirty Sexy Money are coming back!
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 9 years
I'm so happy that "Samantha Who?" and "Eli Stone" are coming back, but it makes me sad that "Cashmere Mafia" is gone. :(
piesecki piesecki 9 years
Yay, so happy for Pushing Daisies and Eli Stone! I know a lot of people didn't like it much but I loved it!
thetoneishopeful thetoneishopeful 9 years
Man, I really wish they could've made Cashmere Mafia work! I miss that "kick ass women with power show" on TV. I also wanted to see women in high places make their families work. but eh, I guess I'll have to wait for the next show that attempts to do so. sad.
liz313 liz313 9 years
I am very upset about Miss Guided. Any hope of it being a midseason replacement like this season? It was so funny. Judy Greer needs to have a show she is just too fun not too! That whole cast was hilarious. Yay for DSM and Pushing Daisies. I cannot wait to see what the Piemaker has been up to! I am going to give Private Practice another shot. They need to pick it up a bit for me to stay interested.
lindaloo lindaloo 9 years
Private Practice needs to go. I would much rather have had October Road back. But YEAH for Scrubs. Can't wait.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Good lineup; I am so glad Samantha Who and Pushing Daisies have been renewed. I won't miss any of the shows cancelled; I didn't like them.
rosey rosey 9 years
Oh, I am so glad that Dirty Sexy Money is coming back! I loved DSM. Also, I am beyond disappointed that ABC is actually remaking Life on Mars--the British version was amazing, and no doubt the American version is going to be horrible. Nobody else can be the Gene Genie, but Philip Glenister.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Yup, October Road is gone.
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
So I'm guessing October Road is a goner then?! :mob:
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I am sad that Women's Murder Club is gone now. However, I am estatic that Dirty, Sexy, Money is back!!!! I'd rather have DSM than WMC though. ABC has the most shows that I watch: Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters (love it!-anyone see the finale?!?!), Boston Legal, Dirty Sexy Money, Samantha Who?. I'm ready to hear what the other stations are bringing back!
Happsmjc Happsmjc 9 years
NOOOOOOO about Women's Murder Club---I love love love that show! I'm happy about Pushing Daisies and Dirty Sexy Money though!
elle-j elle-j 9 years
no october road??????
pinkmystic pinkmystic 9 years
woooooooooo Private Practice is back :-)
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
Boring. I wish they would come up with better shows for every night of the week, or at least half of the week.
pargie pargie 9 years
I'm so bummed that Cashmere Mafia is not coming back. I loved that show!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I'm sad about Miss Guided being canceled :( That was a good show! I wish they would move Pushing Daisies to a different time slot, it always clashes with America's Next Top Model! I never have anything to watch on Tuesdays, they need to better good shows on that day.
tiabia tiabia 9 years
happily the Wednesday line-up is exactly the same as before the strike started!!! yay for the return of the vastly underrated Dirty, Sexy Money and the wonderfully whimsical Pushing Daisies.
Angelica Angelica 9 years
I am with DannySF, I thought MissGuided was hilarious. Wednesday's lineup looks fun.
tiabia tiabia 9 years
Miss Guided was SUCH a wonderful show :-(. I feel like ABC treated Miss Guided the same way NBC treated Andy Barker, PI...NOT WELL!!!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
I'm bummed about Carpoolers. It was a funny show! :(
nybella nybella 9 years
Hopefully Eli Stone will be better next season.
knightage knightage 9 years
I'm glad for the returning shows...but what about "Notes from the Underbelly"? I didn't see it on any of the "canceled" lists...
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
looks like wednesdays and thursdays i'll be watching 2 shows each! loved both private practice and pushing daisies of the new shows.
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