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ABC 2005 Fall Season

ABC Fall 2005 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"

"Grey's Anatomy"


"Monday Night Football"

"Wife Swap" (after news and "Nightline")


"According to Jim"



"Boston Legal"


"George Lopez"






"The Night Stalker" (cancelled)

"Primetime Live"



"Hope & Faith"

"Hot Properties"



"ABC Movie of the Week"


New Show

New Timeslot


Cancelled Shows:

"8 Simple Rules"
"The Benefactor"
"Blind Justice"
"Complete Savages"
"Extreme Makeover"
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How'd They Do That?"
"life as we know it"
"Life of Luxury"
"My Wife and Kids"
"NYPD Blue"
"The Wonderful World of Disney"

Midseason Shows/Shows Moved to Midseason:

"The Bachelor 8"
"Emily's Reasons Why Not"
"The Evidence"
"In Justice"
"Jake in Progress"
"Less Than Perfect"
"The Miracle Workers"
"Sons & Daughters"
"What About Brian"

New Show Descriptions


"Commander-in-Chief" (Tuesdays at 8 PM)


Premise: A mother of three who also happens to be the vice president of the United States (Geena Davis), goes against the wishes of the dying president...and her entire party...to take over the highest political office and become the first female Commander-in-Chief, rather than resign.
Stars: Geena Davis (Thelma and Louise), Donald Sutherland (M*A*S*H), Harry J. Lennix (Ray), Ever Carradine ("Lucky"), Kyle Secor ("Veronica Mars," "Homicide: Life on the Street"), Leslie Hope ("24"), Julie Ann Emery ("Line of Fire"), Andrew James Allan, Caitlin Wachs, Jasmine Anthony, Natasha Henstridge, Peter Coyote ("The Inside"), Jason Wiles ("Third Watch")
Studio: Touchstone Television, Battle Plan Productions
Producers: Rob Lurie and Marc Fryman ("Line of Fire")

"Invasion" (Wednesdays at 9 PM)


Premise: Following a violent tropical storm, a U.S. park ranger's (Eddie Cibrian) missing ex-wife is found naked and with no memory of how she got that way. Couple that with his young daughter seeing some mysterious floating lights.  The ranger starts to investigate and begins to uncover an alien conspiracy that has been spreading across the world for centuries.
Stars: William Fichtner (Black Hawk Down), Eddie Cibrian ("Third Watch"), Kari Matchett, Lisa Sheridan, Tyler Labine ("That Was Then"), Alexis Dziena, Evan Peters ("The Days"), Ariel Gade
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Shaun Cassidy Productions
Producers: Shaun Cassidy ("American Gothic"), Thomas Schlamme ("Jack & Bobby")


"The Night Stalker" (Thursdays at 8 PM)


Premise: A crime reporter (Stuart Townsend) who also happens to be the FBI's No. 1 suspect in the bizarre death of his wife prowls the streets of Los Angeles trying to find answers.  In addition to trying to connect the dots between murder victims found with a strange red, snake-shaped mark on their hands, he also finds himself delving into a strange supernatural world of crime.
Stars: Stuart Townsend (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Gabrielle Union (Bring It On), Eric Jungmann (Not Another Teen Movie), Cotter Smith (X2)
Studio: Touchstone Television
Producers: Frank Spotnitz and Daniel Sackheim ("The X-Files")




"Freddie" (Wednesdays at 7:30 PM)


Premise: Growing up surrounded by women is one thing, living with them as an adult is something else. A young chef/bachelor-around-town (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) find that a house full of females might be more than he can handle when his sister, sister-in-law, niece and grandmother come to live with him after his brother's death.
Stars: Freddie Prinze, Jr. ("Boston Legal"), Jacqueline Obradors ("NYPD Blue"), Brian Green ("Beverly Hills, 90210"), Jenny Gago, Chloe Suazo, Madchen Amick ("Jake in Progress")
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Mohawk Productions, The Firm
Producers: Bruce Helford ("The Drew Carey Show," "George Lopez"), Freddie Prinze, Jr., Bruce Rasmussen ("Drew Carey"), Conrad Jackson, Deborah Oppenheimer ("Drew Carey")


"Hot Properties" (Fridays at 8:30 PM)


Premise: Four different women work together at a high-end real estate office in New York, including: Ava (Gail O'Grady), a forty-something who wants to start a family with her 25-year-old husband; Chloe (Nicole Sullivan), a self-improvement junkie; Lola (Sofia Vergara), a recent divorcee returning to dating after 10 years spent married to a gay man; Emerson (Audra Blaser), a rich girl who abruptly learns that her "virgin" fiancé isn't what he seemed.
Stars: Audra Blaser, Stephen Dunham (Monster-in-Law), Evan Handler ("Sex and the City"), Gail O'Grady ("American Dreams"), Nicole Sullivan ("The King of Queens"), Sofia Vergara (Chasing Papi), Christina Moore ("That '70s Show")
Studio: Interbang Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television
Producers: Suzanne Martin ("Frasier")


Midseason Shows:


"Crumbs" (Comedy)

Premise: Estranged brothers (Fred Savage, Eddie McClintock) return to their hometown when their mother (Jane Curtin) is released from a psychiatric "country club" following her attempt to run over their father with a car.  Wait until she finds out about her husband's pregnant girlfriend.
Stars: Fred Savage ("The Wonder Years"), Eddie McClintock (The Sweetest Thing), Maggie Lawson ("It's All Relative"), William Devane ("Knot's Landing"), Jane Curtin ("Kate & Allie")
Studio: Touchstone Television
Producers: Marco Pennette ("Caroline in the City"), Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins and Joe Davola ("Smallville," "One Tree Hill"), Regina Stewart ("Still Standing")


"Emily's Reasons Why Not" (Comedy; Mondays at 8 PM following the completion of "Monday Night Football")

Premise: Emily (Heather Graham) has a great life, with good friends, perfect taste, and a fabulous publishing job.  She lives her life by a very specific code, but when she gets involved with a bad-boy author, that code falls by the wayside.  Can Emily recover her inner GPS?
Stars: Heather Graham ("Scrubs," Boogie Nights), Nadia Dajani ("Ned and Stacey"), Khary Payton, Smith Cho
Studio: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Pariah
Producers: Gavin Polone ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Vivian Cannon ("Thief"), Robin Schiff ("The Bad Girl's Guide")


"The Evidence" (Drama)


Premise: Every episode begins with a videotaped evidence log and then flashes back to the day of a crime, as a team of investigators discovers the clues and puts together the puzzle.  People lie, the evidence doesn't.
Stars: Orlando Jones ("Mad TV"), Nicky Katt ("Boston Public"), Martin Landau
Studio: John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television
Producers: Sam Baum, Dustin Thomason, Gary Fleder

"In Justice" (Drama)


Premise: In a legal system in which all defendants are innocent until proven guilty, innocent people still often end up behind bars.  When that happens, they have a champion in David Swayne (Kyle MacLachlan), the head of a nonprofit organization that fights to overturn wrongful convictions.  He's ably assisted by chief investigator Charles Conti (Jason O'Mara), an ex-cop.
Stars: Jason O'Mara ("The Agency"), Kyle MacLachlan ("Twin Peaks," "Sex and the City"), Constance Zimmer ("Good Morning, Miami"), Daniel Cosgrove ("Beverly Hills, 90210"), Larissa Gomes
Studio: Touchstone Television
Producers: Robert King, Michelle King, Stu Bloomberg ("life as we know it")

"The Miracle Workers" (Reality)


Premise: An elite team of medical experts travel the country performing miraculous medical procedures that some of us never even knew existed.  Think of it as "Extreme Makeover: Disease and Malady Edition."
Stars: A dream team of doctors
Studio: DreamWorks Television, Renegade 83 Entertainment
Producers: Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, David Garfinkle, Jay Refroe, Bill Guttentag

"Sons & Daughters" (Comedy)

Premise: A semi-improvised comedy about three adult siblings who have made more than their share of life mistakes and yet remain dedicated to their family and their small down.
Stars: Fred Goss ("Significant Others"), Gillian Vigman ("Mad TV"), Alison Quinn, Jerry Lambert, Desmond Harrington ("Steven Spielberg Presents Taken"), Amanda Walsh (These Girls), Dee Wallace (E.T.)
Studio: Broadway Video in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Producers: Fred Goss, Nick Holly, Joanne Alfano, Lorne Michaels ("Saturday Night Live")


"What About Brian" (Drama; Mondays at 9 PM following the completion of "Monday Night Football")

Premise: At 34, Brian (Barry Watson) is the last single guy in his group of friends.  Sure, he's a serial monogamist, but that doesn't mean that he isn't attracted to the wedded bliss and relationship conflict he sees among his married buddies.
Stars: Barry Watson ("7th Heaven"), Matthew Davis (Legally Blonde), Polly Shannon ("Street Time"), Rick Gomez ("Band of Brothers"), Amanda Detmer (Kiss the Bride), Raoul Bova (Under the Tuscan Sun), Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction)
Studio: Touchstone Television, Bad Robot
Producers: Dana Stevens (City of Angels), J.J. Abrams, Thom Sherman, Bryan Burk ("Alias," "Lost"), Anthony Russo, Joe Russo ("Arrested Development"), Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs ("life as we know it"), Sheila Lawrence ("The Gilmore Girls")


Information gathered from Zap2it.com

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