For fall, ABC adding 6 shows, making most changes on Tuesdays, Fridays


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ABC will debut six series at the start of the fall TV season, making the most changes on Tuesday and Friday nights. The network's Sunday and Monday lineups remain intact with two new shows on Wednesday and one new hour on Thursday.

"The Bachelor," "Supernanny" and "V" will return at midseason.

As expected, ABC canceled "FlashForward," "Better Off Ted," "Scrubs," "Happy Town," "The Deep End," "The Forgotten" and "Romantically Challenged." Reality shows "Shark Tank," "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" and "Wife Swap" have not been renewed at this time.

ABC picked up a second season of the docu-reality series "Secret Millionaire," which aired on Fox in December 2008.

Here's ABC's fall schedule, with new series in bold:

SUNDAY

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

8 p.m.: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

9 p.m.: "Desperate Housewives."

10 p.m.: "Brothers & Sisters."

MONDAY

8 p.m.: "Dancing With the Stars."

10 p.m.: "Castle."

TUESDAY

8 p.m.: "No Ordinary Family": In what sounds like a live-action version of "The Incredibles," this light drama charts the adventures of a family who survive a plane crash only to discover each member now has a superpower. Michael Chiklis ("The Shield") and Murrysville native Julie Benz ("Dexter") star as the parents.

9 p.m.: "Dancing With the Stars Results Show."

10 p.m.: "Detroit 1-8-7": Michael Imperioli ("The Sopranos," "Life on Mars") stars as a respected but misunderstood detective in an inner-city homicide unit.

WEDNESDAY

8 p.m.: "The Middle."

8:30 p.m.: "Better Together": Three relationships in one family headed by parents (Kurt Fuller and Debra Jo Rupp) who lost much of their savings in the recession. Their daughters have decidedly different relationships: Maddie (Jennifer Finnigan, "Close to Home") has been dating her guy for nine years; Mia (JoAnna Garcia, "Privileged") has known her beau for seven weeks when they announce they're getting married and having a baby.

9 p.m.: "Modern Family."

9:30 p.m.: "Cougar Town."

10 p.m.: "The Whole Truth": A legal drama that shows how a case is built from the perspective of both the defense and prosecution. Rob Morrow ("NUMB3RS") and Eamonn Walker ("Oz") star.

THURSDAY

8 p.m.: "My Generation": In 2000 a documentary crew followed a group of Texas high school students and revisits them 10 years later in this scripted drama.

9 p.m.: "Grey's Anatomy."

10 p.m.: "Private Practice."

FRIDAY

8 p.m.: "Secret Millionaire."

9 p.m.: "Body of Proof": Dana Delany moves from "Desperate Housewives" to a new role as a neurosurgeon sidelined by a car accident that forces her to become a medical examiner. Jeri Ryan ("Star Trek: Voyager") and Sonja Sohn ("The Wire") also star.

10 p.m.: "20/20."

SATURDAY

8 p.m.: "Saturday Night College Football."

Midseason

"Off the Map": Executive producer Shonda Rhimes ("Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice") adds a third medical series to her roster. This one is set in a South American clinic populated by doctors fleeing their personal demons in the developed world. Martin Henderson ("The Ring"), Caroline Dhavernas ("Wonderfalls") and Jason George ("Eli Stone") star.

"Happy Endings": When a couple, played by Elisha Cuthbert ("24") and Zachary Knighton ("FlashForward") split up in this comedy, they wonder, "How do we divvy up our friends?"

"Mr. Sunshine": Matthew Perry ("Friends") returns to TV comedy as manager of a San Diego sports arena with an erratic owner (Allison Janney, "The West Wing") whose son (Nate Torrence, "She's Out of My League") is the arena's newest employee.

CBS gives up 'Ghost,' others

CBS won't announce its fall schedule until this morning but Variety reported Tuesday that the network will cancel "Cold Case," "NUMB3RS," "Miami Medical," "Gary Unmarried," "Accidentally on Purpose," "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Ghost Whisperer," which stars part-time Pittsburgher David Conrad.

ABC has expressed interest in picking up "Old Christine" were CBS to drop it.


TV editor Rob Owen: rowen@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1112. Read the Tuned In Journal blog at post-gazette.com/tv. Follow Rob???OwenTV on Twitter or Facebook.


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