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ABC's fall premiere dates! (Not much has changed)

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Abcplayerlogolaunch BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Like more traditional competitor CBS, ABC is going to roll out its new scripted fall shows beginning the week of Sept. 22 -- confirming that, despite all the talk of rebooting the TV industry after the writers' strike, not much has changed.

What is obvious -- there is less new material -- two new series this fall, and new episodes of several new shows from last season that ABC wants to throw at audiences again. It seems more and more obvious that this fall will be mostly about returning shows, with a limited amount of new stuff for viewers coming off a summer filled with reruns and reality TV.

I'm listening to a press conference with ABC entertainment head Stephen McPherson, and a post on his comments will soon follow. Until then, here's ABC's  primetime fall premiere dates:

Friday, September 19
10:00-11:00 p.m. “20/20”

Monday, September 22
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (special two-hour performance show premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Boston Legal”

Tuesday, September 23
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Opportunity Knocks” (new series debut)
9:00-11:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (special performance show)

Wednesday, September 24
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars Results Show Special” (special day and time)
9:00-11:00 p.m. “David Blaine Special”

Thursday, September 25
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Ugly Betty”
9:00-11:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (special two-hour season premiere)

Sunday, September 28
7:00-9:00 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (two-hour season premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Desperate Housewives”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Brothers & Sisters”

Tuesday, September 30
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars Result Show” (regular day and time period premiere)

Wednesday, October 1
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Pushing Daisies”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Private Practice”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Dirty Sexy Money”

Friday, October 3
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Wife Swap”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Supernanny”

Sunday, October 5
7:00-8:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (regular time period premiere)

Monday, October 6
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Samantha Who?”

Thursday, October 9
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (regular time period premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Life on Mars” (new series debut)

Tuesday, October 14
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Eli Stone”

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:49pm]

    

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