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[10/24/07 - 11:13 AM]
ABC Flips 'Trees,' '20/20'; Books Winter Premieres
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC is bringing back "Notes from the Underbelly" and "October Road" in time for November sweeps while "Men in Trees" and "20/20" are getting new homes.

In addition, "Dancing With the Stars" spin-off "Dance War" is set to launch on Monday, January 7 at 8:00/7:00c as part of a revitalized Monday lineup.

Season two of "Road" will kick off on Thursday, November 22 at 10:00/9:00c following an all-new "Grey's Anatomy." The series will then settle into its regular Monday, 10:00/9:00c home on November 26.

"Samantha Who?" will also slide to 9:00/8:00c on November 26, making room for "Notes" at 9:30/8:30c. [Updated 1:15 PM - Separately, the Alphabet has confirmed it has asked for six additional scripts of the Christina Applegate-led newcomer.]

Then in January, look for the aforementioned "Dance War" to assume the 8:00/7:00c hour. Various holiday specials will fill the slot in December.

Meanwhile, "Men in Trees" and "20/20" will trade time periods effective next week (November 2).

To review, here's a breakdown of the changes:

Friday, November 2
8:00/7:00c - "Men in Trees" (New Time Slot)
9:00/8:00c - "Women's Murder Club"
10:00/9:00c - "20/20" (New Time Slot)

Thursday, November 22
8:00/7:00c - "Ugly Betty"
9:00/8:00c - "Grey's Anatomy"
10:00/9:00c - "October Road" (Season Premiere - Special Night)

Monday, November 26
8:00/7:00c - "Dancing With the Stars" (Season Finale, Part 1)
9:00/8:00c - "Samantha Who?" (New Time Slot)
9:30/8:30c - "Notes from the Underbelly" (Season Premiere)
10:00/9:00c - "October Road" (Time Period Premiere)

Monday, January 7
8:00/7:00c - "Dance War" (Series Premiere)
9:00/8:00c - "Samantha Who?"
9:30/8:30c - "Notes from the Underbelly"
10:00/9:00c - "October Road"





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· 20/20 (ABC)
· DANCE WAR: BRUNO VS. CARRIE ANN (ABC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· MEN IN TREES (ABC)
· NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY (ABC)
· OCTOBER ROAD (ABC)
· SAMANTHA WHO? (ABC)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)
· WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB (ABC)





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