ABC fine-tunes fall lineup


Returning reality hits kick off the ABC fall season premieres, with a special 90-minute premier of the new season of "Dancing with the Stars" on Monday, September 24th, followed by a 90-minute season premiere of "The Bachelor." Hoping to capitalize on the strength of the Dancing franchise, the show will be on three nights in premiere week, with the "Results Show" kicking off Wednesday night to introduce "Private Practice" and "Dirty Sexy Monday."

"We're really looking forward to the '07-'08 season with our solid returning series and a fantastic new lineup of original programming. We have a strong foundation that will help us launch our new shows and continue our drive for fall, and we're totally committed to providing viewers compelling characters and unforgettable stories that are uniquely ABC," said Stephen McPherson, President, ABC Entertainment, as he unveiled the fall premiere schedule.


Monday, September 24
8:00-9:30 p.m. "Dancing with the Stars" (special 90-minute premiere)
9:30-11:00 p.m. "The Bachelor" (special 90-minute premiere)

Tuesday, September 25
8:00-9:30 p.m. "Dancing with the Stars" (performance show)

Wednesday, September 26
8:00-9:00 p.m. "Dancing with the Stars Results Show Special" (special day and time)
9:00-10:00 p.m. "Private Practice"
10:00-11:00 p.m. "Dirty Sexy Money"

Thursday, September 27
8:00-9:00 p.m. "Ugly Betty"
9:00-10:00 p.m. "Grey's Anatomy"
10:00-11:00 p.m. "Big Shots"

Sunday, September 30
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, October 2
8:00-8:30 p.m. "Cavemen"
8:30-9:00 p.m. "Carpoolers"
9:00-10:00 p.m. "Dancing with the Stars Result Show" (regular day and time period premiere)

Wednesday, October 3
8:00-9:00 p.m. "Pushing Daisies"

Sunday, October 7
7:00-8:00 p.m. "America's Funniest Home Videos"

Friday, October 12
8:00-9:00 p.m. "20/20" (new time period premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. "Women's Murder Club"
10:00-11:00 p.m. "MEN IN TREES"

Monday, October 15
9:30-10:00 p.m. "Samantha Who?"

Tuesday, November 27
10:00-11:00 p.m. "Cashmere Mafia" (special preview following the finale of "Dancing with the Stars")

Tuesday, December 4
9:00-10:00 p.m. "Cashmere Mafia" (regular time period premiere)

NOTE: The premiere date for "Boston Legal" will be announced at a later date.