Upfronts 2012: ABC Announces Fall Schedule

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Ahead of their upfront presentation this afternoon, ABC has announced their schedule for the 2012-2013 season. The network is poised to launch 10 new series next season; with four launching in the fall, one in November, two in January and the remaining three penciled in for mid-season.

New comedy series How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest of Your Life) and The Family Tools have been given the 8-9pm hour on Tuesday nights in January. Dan Fogleman’s alien comedy series The Neighbours has been given the coveted 9:30pm time-slot, behind Modern Family, on Thursday nights. Returning soap Revenge is on the move and will take over Desperate Housewive‘s Sunday 9pm time-slot and serve as the lead-in the new series 666 Park Avenue.

Elsewhere, Reba McEntire’s Malibu Country has been paired with Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing on Friday nights, with both series penciled in for a November launch. While Shawn Ryan’s Last Resort has been given the 8pm time-slot on Thursday nights; a time-slot in which ABC has not successfully launched a series in several years, with recent attempts FlashForward and Charlie’s Angels being cancelled after their respective first seasons. Being held for mid-season is procedural Body of Proof and new series’ Mistresses, Red Widow and Zero Hour.

ABC’s Fall 2012 -2013 Schedule:


8/7c – Dancing With The Stars

10/9c – Castle

In January

8/7c – The Bachelor

10/9c – Castle


8/7c – Dancing With The Stars Results Show

9/8c – Happy Endings

9:30/8:30c – Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23

10/9c – Private Practice

In January

8/7c – How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest of Your Life)

8:30/7:30c – The Family Tools


8/7c – The Middle

8:30/7:30c – Suburgatory

9/8c – Modern Family

9:30/8:30c – The Neighbours

10/9c – Nashville


8/7c – Last Resort

9/8c – Grey’s Anatomy

10/9c – Scandal


8/7c – Shark Tank

9/8c – Primetime: What Would You Do?

10/9c – 20/20

In November

8/7c – Last Man Standing

8:30/7:30c – Malibu Country

9/8c – Shark Tank

10/9c – 20/20


8/7c – Saturday Night College Football


7/6c – America’s Funniest Home Videos

8/7c – Once Upon A Time

9/8c – Revenge

10/9c – 666 Park Avenue


Body of Proof


Red Widow

Zero Hour