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[06/09/09 - 12:54 PM]
ABC Sets First Wave of Fall Premieres
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC will roll out its new season starting Saturday, September 5, network sources have confirmed to the site.

The Alphabet's heavy hitters however will stick to the traditional premiere week of September 21-27 with a few stragglers bowing in October.

Newcomer "Shark Tank," as previously announced, will premiere Sunday, August 9 at 9:00/8:00c before moving to its fall time period of Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c starting August 25.

In any case, here's a breakdown of the network's premieres. Start dates for "Private Practice," "Eastwick" and "Brothers & Sisters" are still being finalized.

Saturday, September 5
8:00/7:00c - "Saturday Night College Football"

Friday, September 11
10:00/9:00c - "20/20"

Monday, September 21
8:00/7:00c - "Dancing With the Stars" (Two Hours)
10:00/9:00c - "Castle"

Tuesday, September 22
8:00/7:00c - "Dancing With the Stars" (Two Hours)
10:00/9:00c - "The Forgotten"

Wednesday, September 23
8:00/7:00c - "Dancing With the Stars" (Special Night)
9:00/8:00c - "Modern Family"
9:30/8:30c - "Cougar Town"

Thursday, September 24
8:00/7:00c - "Flash Forward"
9:00/8:00c - "Grey's Anatomy"

Sunday, September 27
7:00/6:00c - "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (Two Hours)
9:00/8:00c - "Desperate Housewives"

Tuesday, September 29
9:00/8:00c - "Dancing With the Stars" (Time Period Premiere)

Wednesday, September 30
8:00/7:00c - "Hank"
8:30/7:30c - "The Middle"

Sunday, October 4
7:00/6:00c - "America's Funniest Home Videos"
8:00/7:00c - "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (Time Period Premiere)

Friday, October 9
8:00/7:00c - "Ugly Betty" (Two Hours)

Friday, October 16
8:00/7:00c - "Supernanny"
9:00/8:00c - "Ugly Betty" (Time Period Premiere)





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· 20/20 (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· COUGAR TOWN (TBS)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· EASTWICK (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· FLASH FORWARD (ABC)
· FORGOTTEN, THE (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· HANK (ABC)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC)
· SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FOOTBALL (ABC)
· SHARK TANK (ABC)
· SUPERNANNY (ABC)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)





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[08/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
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