2011 Upfronts: ABC
ABC (US) gets retro with some of the shows in its new Fall line-up.
ABC (US) has now presented its Fall line-up to advertisers.
Among the most anticipated of the ABC’s new shows is Pan Am, which will follow Desperate Housewives on Sundays. Set in the 1960s, it follows a cast of pilots and stewardess in what is portrayed as the golden, glamorous age of trave land features Margot Robbie.
ABC will also go retro with Charlie’s Angels with Rachael Taylor. It will kick off Thursday nights, ahead of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.
Other new dramas include Good Christian Belles, a soap set in Dallas; Missing, a thriller starring Ashley Judd; Once Upon A Time, a re-imagining of fairly tales; Revenge, featuring film actress Madeleine Stowe; Scandal, which follows the workplace drama and romance of a public relations firm; and The River, an account of the search for a man gone missing in the Amazon.
As a lead-in to Modern Family on Wednesday nights, ABC will roll out Suburgatory, a single-camera comedy that follows a father and daughter who move from New York City to the suburbs.
Other new comedies on the schedule include Apartment 23, about a young woman who has just moved to Manhattan and lands herself in an odd-couple living situation; Last Man Standing, starring sitcom veteran Tim Allen; the male-focused comedy Man Up; and Work It, about two men who dress as women to get jobs — reminiscent of the Tom Hanks 1980s sitcom Bosom Buddies. A TV Some Like it Hot?
MONDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
10:00 p.m. “Castle”
TUESDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Last Man Standing”
8:30 p.m. “Man Up”
9:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show”
10:00 p.m. “Body of Proof”
WEDNESDAY: 8:00 p.m. “The Middle”
8:30 p.m. “Suburgatory”
9:00 p.m. “Modern Family”
9:30 p.m. “Happy Endings”
10:00 p.m. “Revenge”
THURSDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Charlie’s Angels”
9:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
10:00 p.m. “Private Practice”
FRIDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
9:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
10:00 p.m. “20/20”
SATURDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Saturday Night College Football”
SUNDAY: 7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00 p.m. “Once Upon a Time”
9:00 p.m. “Desperate Housewives”
10:00 p.m. “Pan Am”
Source: LA Times