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ABC 2004 Fall Season

ABC Fall 2004 Grid
(all times Mountain Time Zone)


6 PM

6:30 PM

7 PM

7:30 PM

8 PM

8:30 PM

9 PM

9:30 PM


"America's Funniest Home Videos"

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

"Desperate Housewives"

"Boston Legal"


"Monday Night Football"

"The Benefactor" (after news and "Nightline")


"My Wife and Kids"

"George Lopez"

"According to Jim"


"NYPD Blue"



"The Bachelor 6"

"Wife Swap"


"Extreme Makeover"

"Life As We Know It"

"Primetime Live"


"8 Simple Rules"

"Complete Savages"

"Hope & Faith"

"Less Than Perfect"



"The Wonderful World of Disney"


New Show

New Timeslot


Cancelled Shows:

"The Big House"
"The D.A."
"I'm with Her"
"It's All Relative"
"Karen Sisco"
"L.A. Dragnet"
"Life with Bonnie"
"Line of Fire"
"Married to the Kellys"
"The Practice"
"Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital"
"Threat Matrix"

Midseason Shows/Shows Moved to Midseason:

"Blind Justice"
"Grey's Anatomy"

New Show Descriptions


"Boston Legal" (Sundays at 9 PM)
Premise: The promised spin-off to ABC's long-running legal drama "The Practice," "Boston Legal" follows Alan Shore and Denny Crane as they lead other high-priced civil litigators at a Boston law firm.
Stars: James Spader, William Shatner, Mark Valley, Rhona Mitra, and Lake Bell
Studio: David E. Kelley Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Producers: David E. Kelley ("The Practice," "Ally McBeal," "Chicago Hope," "Picket Fences"), Bill D'Elia ("The Practice," "Chicago Hope"), Jeff Rake ("The Street," "Miss Match"), and Scott Kaufer ("The Gilmore Girls," "The Chris Isaak Show")

"Desperate Housewives" (Sundays at 8 PM)
Premise: Told from the unique point-of-view of a suburban wife who one day decides to end it all.  From the afterlife, she explores the lives of the family she left behind and her friends, including an ex-career woman, a divorcee, a manic homemaker, and a former model with a penchant for her underaged gardener.
Stars: Brenda Strong ("Everwood"), Mark Moses, Cody Kasch ("Normal, Ohio"), Teri Hatcher ("Lois & Clark"), Andrea Bown ("That Was Then"), Marcia Cross ("Melrose Place"), Steven Culp ("Star Trek: Enterprise"), Felicity Huffman ("Sports Night"), Eva Longoria ("Dragnet"), Ricardo Antonio Chavira (The Alamo), James Denton ("The Pretender") and Jesse Metcalfe ("Passions")
Studio: Touchstone Television
Producers: Marc Cherry ("The Golden Girls"), Charles Pratt Jr. ("Melrose Place"), Michael Edelstein ("Threat Matrix"), and Tom Spezialy ("The District," "Ed")

"Life As We Know It" (Thursdays at 8 PM)
Premise: Based on Melvin Burgess' novel Doing It, three teen boys...the sensitive jock, the artist, and the parent-pleasing, straight-A student...attempt to figure out how to become men.
Stars: Sean Faris ("Undressed"), Jon Foster (Life As a House), Chris Lowell, Missy Peregrym ("Black Sash"), Kelly Osburne, D.B. Sweeney (Brother Bear, The Cutting Edge), Lisa Darr ("Popular"), Marguerite Moreau ("Helter Skelter"), Jessica Lucas, Jessica Harmon, and Sarah Strange ("Ladies and the Champ")
Studio: Sachs/Judah, Cabloom! and Touchstone Television
Producers: Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah ("Freaks and Geeks," "Just Shoot Me"), Stu Bloomberg, Francie Calfo, and Michale Engler ("Keen Eddie")

"Lost" (Wednesdays at 7 PM)
Premise: Forty-eight plane crash survivors attempt to make a new life on a Pacific island while dealing with their old demons.
Stars: Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder ("Smallville"), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings trilogy), Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace ("Oliver Beene"), Malcolm David Kelley (Antwone Fisher), Naveen Andrews (The English Patient), Harold Perrineau ("Oz"), Josh Holloway, Matthew Fox ("Haunted," "Party of Five"), Terry O'Quinn ("Alias"), Daniel Dae Kim ("24," "Angel") and Yunjin Kim
Studio: Bad Robot and Touchstone Television
Producers: J.J. Abrams ("Alias," "Felicity"), Damon Lindelof ("Crossing Jordan"), and Bryan Burk ("Alias")




"Complete Savages" (Fridays at 7:30 PM)
Premise: A single dad decides to school his rowdy sons in the finer household arts...cooking, cleaning, laundry...even though he's not too adept at them himself.
Stars: Keith Carradine ("Deadwood"), Andrew Elden, Shaun Sipos (Final Destination 2), Erik von Detten (The Princess Diaries), Evan Ellingson, Jason Dolley, and Vincent Ventresca ("The Invisible Man," "Friends")
Studio: Nothing Can Go Wrong Productions and Icon Productions in association with NBC Universal Television
Producers: Mel Gibson (The Passion of the Christ, Braveheart), Bruce Davey, Mike Scully ("The Simpsons," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "The Pitts"), and Julie Thacker-Scully ("The Simpsons," "The Pitts")


"Rodney" (Tuesdays at 8:30 PM)
Premise: A middle-America man constantly quitting or getting fired from his day jobs tells his wife he wants to pursue a career in stand-up comedy.
Stars: Rodney Carrington, Jennifer Aspen ("Party of Five"), Amy Pietz ("Caroline in the City"), Nick Searcy, Oliver Davis, and Matthew Josten
Studio: Touchstone Television
Producers: Ric Swartzlander ("The Ellen Show") and David Himelfarb ("My Wife and Kids")



"The Benefactor" (Mondays after news and "Nightline")
Premise: Sixteen contestants compete to prove to Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire Mark Cuban why they deserve to be given a million dollars.
Stars: Mark Cuban
Studio: 12 Yard Productions and 29 29 Productions
Producers: David Young, Clay Newbill, and Todd Wagner

"Wife Swap" (Wednesdays at 9 PM)
Premise: Another British import, this one swaps the matriarch of two families for 10 days.  For the first half, the women must follow the established rules of the house and family they're now responsible.  For the second half, they get to do things their way.
Studio: RDF Media, Diplomatic
Producers: Michael Davies, Stephen Lambert, and Jenny Crowther

Midseason Shows:


"Blind Justice" (Drama; Tuesdays at 9 PM following the completion of "NYPD Blue")
Premise: A police detective blinded in the line of duty rehabilitates himself and returns to the force.
Stars: Ron Eldard ("E.R."), Marisol Nichols ("Resurrection Blvd"), Rena Sofer ("Ed," "Just Shoot Me"), Reno Wilson ("The Hoop Life"), Frank Grillo (Minority Report) and Michael Gaston (High Crimes)
Studio: Steven Bochco Productions and Paramount Television
Producer: Steven Bochco, Nicholas Wootton, Matt Olmstead, and Bill Clark (all of "NYPD Blue")

"Eyes" (Drama)
Premise: People with unsolvable problems turn to Judd Risk Management, a PI firm that has no problems bending the law for the greater good.
Stars: Tim Daly ("The Sopranos," "Wings"), Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon ("NYPD Blue"), Reg Rogers (Analyze That), Natalie Zea ("Passions"), A.J. Langer ("Three Sisters," "It's Life, You Know...," "My So-Called Life"), Rick Worthy (Collateral Damage), Laura Leighton ("Skin," "Melrose Place"), and Eric Mabius ("The L Word")
Studio: McNamara Paper Products and Warner Bros. Television
Producer: John McNamara ("Fastlane," "Profit")


"Grey's Anatomy" (Drama; Mondays at 9 PM following the completion of "Monday Night Football")
Premise: Three female doctors navigate their surgical residencies while juggling their problematic personal lives.
Stars: Ellen Pompeo (Old School, Catch Me if You Can), Patrick Dempsey ("Once and Again"), James Pickens, Jr. (How Stella Got Her Groove Back), T.R. Knight, Sandra Oh ("Arli$$," Double Happiness), Katherine Heigl ("Roswell"), Chandra Wilson, and Isaiah Washington (Hollywood Homicide, Romeo Must Die)
Studio: Touchstone Television
Producer: Shonda Rhimes ("Introducing Dorothy Dandridge"), Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan), James Parriott ("Threat Matrix"), and Betsy Beers (200 Cigarettes)

Information gathered from Zap2it.com

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