ABC announces fall 2010 schedule

chiklis-perry-delaneyImage Credit: Perry: Sara De Boer/Retna; Tina Gill/PR Photos (2)ABC released its fall 2010 schedule in anticipation of its presentation to advertisers this afternoon in New York. New series for the 2010-11 season are Better Together,  Body of Proof, Detroit 1-8-7, Happy Endings, Mr. Sunshine, My Generation, No Ordinary Family, Off the Map, Secret Millionaire, and The Whole Truth. ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson told EW that V will be back midseason in the Dancing with the Stars Results Show slot, behind the network’s other high-concept show No Ordinary Family. 

“It was a Sophie’s Choice,” McPherson said about his decision to renew V and cancel FlashForward. “In the end, FlashForward didn’t engage audiences like we hoped. For V, I get more anecdotal calls and emails than any other show on the schedule. A huge part of rebuilding the network is about taking chances. Some shows just don’t work out.”

8:00 p.m.       Dancing with the Stars
10:00 p.m.     Castle

8:00 p.m.       No Ordinary Family
9:00 p.m.       Dancing with the Stars the Results Show
10:00 p.m.     Detroit 1-8-7

8:00 p.m.       The Middle
8:30 p.m.       Better Together
9:00 p.m.       Modern Family
9:30 p.m.       Cougar Town
10:00 p.m.    The Whole Truth

8:00 p.m.       My Generation
9:00 p.m.       Grey’s Anatomy
10:00 p.m.      Private Practice

8:00 p.m.       Secret Millionaire
9:00 p.m.       Body of Proof
10:00 p.m.     20/20

8:00 p.m.       Saturday Night College Football

7:00 p.m.       America’s Funniest Home Videos
8:00 p.m.       Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9:00 p.m.       Desperate Housewives
10:00 p.m.     Brothers & Sisters

Descriptions of the dramas:

Body of Proof Stars Dana Delany as a medical examiner, determined to solve the puzzle of who or what killed the victims of an accident that ended her career as a neurosurgeon.

Detroit 1-8-7 stars Michael Imperioli in this drama offering an insider’s glimpse of Detroit Police’s Homicide Unit.

My Generation A documentary-style dramedy about a disparate group of high schoolers from Greenbelt High School in Austin, Tex. preparing for graduation, then revisited 10 years later.

No Ordinary Family  Michael Chiklis stars as the patriarch of a family that goes from ordinary to extraordinary.

Off the Map From executive producers Shonda Rhimes and creator Jenna Bans, this drama focuses a tiny town in the South American jungle which has one understaffed, under-stocked medical clinic.

The Whole Truth Rob Morrow stars in this legal drama that tells story from perspective of both the defense and prosecution.


Better Together A marriage comedy that stars JoAnna Garcia.

Happy Endings Elisha Cuthbert stars in this series about how a couple’s break-up will complicate all of their friends’ lives and make everyone question their choices.

Mr. Sunshine Matthew Perry stars as Ben Donovan, the self-involved manager of a second-rate San Diego sports arena who begins to re-evaluate his life on his 40th birthday.

Alternative series

Secret Millionaire A one-hour alternative series that follows some of America’s wealthiest people for one week as they leave behind their lavish lifestyles, sprawling mansions and luxury jets, conceal their true identities, and go to live and volunteer in some of the most impoverished and dangerous communities in America.

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More upfronts:
Fox’s fall prime-time schedule
NBC’s fall prime-time schedule

List of all the new shows for 2010-11

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  • Lisa

    No descriptions?

    • t.t

      wait when is off the map airing :S
      if u ask me it should be on thursday with greys and private practice

  • daveedt

    other than wednesday? BORRRRING !!

    • Sarah


      • Bill B.

        I’ll second that and add very boring. DWTS is an embarassment, Castle is poor though I’m happy Fillion is finally in a success, but did it have to be this (!), Gray’s Anatomy & Private Practice are bad soaps, Desperate Houewives is now truly desperate and tired and while I don’t even see it on the schedule, V is poor sci-fi, and I love sci-fi, and will be canceled this season. Do like those three Wednesday night comedies though I think Modern Family is overrated and Cougar Town underrated. The men on this show are hilarious & the women are finally catching up to them.

      • melissa

        So I guess you don’t watch anything on ABC. I watch TV for what its meant for. To give me an out to my everyday life. So if its mindless that’s fine with me. I do too much thinking at work and don’t want to work hard to be entertained.

      • A T

        This show is really good right now. The first 4 were ok, but since killing some characters and improving secondary stories i.e. Anna and Chad Decker, and the much better Tyler and Lisa story, killing Georgie and making it meaningful, and introducing Hobbes, oh and now Marcus actually has a role besides whispering in Annas ear… you get the picture? You should give it another shot, because with Lost leaving, this is probably going to be one best of the sci-fi tv shows, and it’s definitely a more intriguing story now.

      • BP

        Other than Thursday and Sunday, boring.

    • llevinso

      Yup. And the only thing I watch on Wednesdays is Modern Family and Cougar Town.

    • tim

      well, lost is gone. flashforward is gone. better off ted is gone. and i’m gone. not watching any show on here except modern family

      • Wwillow Rosenberg

        axing better off ted was a big mistake

      • Mo

        100% agree.

      • twistedsilverlr002

        I can’t believe they’d keep V–It’s soo voring—-and also Desperate, Gray’s, and Private… ABC sinks to a new low ea. season!!! Thank God for cable b/c TNT, USA, and a few other old but NEW networks have come out w/ Good New Series(the downside is you have to pay for extended cable, but it’s worth it–just to see a good drama)!!! by the way, Wednesdays on ABC is a decent night for cable comedy!!!

    • nicescs

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    • here at work

      Nothing on that scehdule jumped out at me as looking spectacular, nothing like LOST!

  • Andrew


    • Brian

      Parenthood is on NBC

  • Mike

    Well ABC, you are guaranteed to have my or my DVR’s viewing attention on Monday from 10 to 11 PERIOD. Saturday it depends on the teams, other than that I see a whole lot of nothing that would interest the male 18 to 49 demo

    • AK

      Wait, there are men who watch “Castle”?

      • CNJ

        Beckett is HOT, so yes some guys do watch it. I may check out some of the new shows, but over all looks like I am not going to be watching ABC. Miss Scrubs and Ted already.

      • Josh

        hahaha good one

      • Bobby’s Robot

        And don’t forget, there are some guys who think Nathan Fillion is hot. Sad that there’s a comedy that starts off ‘Better..’ that doesn’t end …Off Ted’. I doubt if any of these will be as good as that one.

      • Niix Starkyller

        Uh, dude, Captain Hammer is like totally a hero. Fillion’s this not-Brad-Pitt-pretty guy whom women swoon over. So, it makes us regular Joes feel good about ourselves. “That hottie over there is totally all Nathan Fillion about me.” True story.

      • @Niix Starkyller

        You seriously don’t think that women (and men) don’t swoon over the truly hot Nathan Fillion?

      • Marcel Rednick

        Yes, there ARE men who watch “Castle”, & not just because I like Rick’s looks either!

  • Meow

    Parenthood is on NBC Andrew.

  • Meow

    Out of the new shows, I might watch No Ordinary Family, but that is it. Besides that, I’ll be sticking with Grey’s, Housewives, Modern Family, and Cougar Town.

  • dallasjack

    Think I’ll just stick to Ausiello’s posts. This tells us nothing, just a copy and paste from another site.

  • Chris

    I really wanted No Ordinary Family to be a success but it is going to get crushed by NCIS.

    • Kvivik

      I agree. Sigh. Another (could be good) show preemptively killed by it’s time slot.

  • Stacy

    Other than Castle, none of this interests me. I wish they would have brought back Flash Forward.

    • Mo

      I bet we won’t even get any closure with FF. This type of show should be made with a ready-made that wraps up loose ends if it doesn’t get picked up for a second season. If it does? Play the cliffhanger final episode. If it doesn’t? Play the wrapper.

      And why oh why couldn’t it be Better Off Ted instead of that other Better whatever on Wednesday nights? (I know, I’m really flogging a dead, buried, and rotten horse, but I miss Phil and Lem…)

      • Mr. Burns

        I agree, Mo. For a split second I saw “Better…” But no. ABC blew it by letting BOT expire.

      • superstef

        From Ausiello: According to Jack Davenport (Lloyd), the series goes out with a (mostly satisfying) bang. “The last [two] episodes are pretty fantastic,” he raves. “We were all blown away when we read them. Do I think the story could have gone further? Sure. No one intends to do [just] one season — especially not with a grand concept-y show like this. I don’t think it will be unsatisfying, but it will not answer all the questions. The [producers] had to be mindful that they may only get one season, so there are some satisfactory wrap-ups.”

      • elr

        I agree with you Mo. Besides Castle, Greys, and Private Practice there is nothing new I want to watch. I refuse to watch anything new on this network anyway and now that LOST is gone, I’m sticking with the shows I already mentioned and that’s it. If they had placed Better Off Ted on Wednesday instead of this other “Better” show I might have started watching all the comedy shows on Wednesday night.

  • Tvshogal

    Only Monday nite is worth viewing. Other than that.. BLECH.

  • Dave

    WOW, that is an NBC type line up. ABC really should have looked hard for a new LOST type show or at least something interesting. NBC on the other hand is looking up.

  • Katie

    Why would I bother watching any new shows on ABC when they cancel them after one season?!

    • Jess B

      I agree, however, they usually dont make it more then 5 episodes anymore…

    • ugly nikki


    • elr

      I totally agree. What is the point of investing your valuable time when all ABC wants to do is cancel good shows.

  • Torrence5

    Don’t watch any of those shows that are returning (might catch -V-)and will give “Body of Proof” a shot but otherwise ABC doesn’t interest me at all. Lousy shows, Lousy network.

  • JJ

    Dana Delany? I’m there. Everything else sounds like crap.

    • Silent Rage

      Dana Delany seems to always have bad luck with TV shows….already being stuck on Friday doesn’t bode well for this one either.

      • ElleP

        My thoughts exactly. And Thursdays at 8 for No Modern Family isn’t good either.

  • Dave

    Shonda Rhimes is not talented. ABC will learn that sad truth next year. JJAbrams will have hit shows on FOX, NBC, and HBO. But none on ABC, WTF he practically made ABC relevent over the last 10 years.


      her 2 shows are still on next year schedule .. stop passing the haterade dude. plus rumored to have additional series added. please stop passing around the haterade.

      • ger

        Please stop saying haterade.

      • Fisher

        Please stop using the word ‘haterade’. Lame.

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