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[11/05/07 - 03:18 PM]
ABC Holds Back 'Mafia,' Other Sweeps Changes
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- After a weekend of speculation, ABC has indeed postponed the November 27 launch of "Cashmere Mafia."

The news comes as a long expected reaction to the WGA strike, which officially began today. It's understood Alphabet executives were concerned about launching the newcomer with only a handful of completed episodes.

Industry insiders suggest ABC will expand the finale of "Dancing With the Stars" to two hours on said night while a permanent replacement is set to be announced shortly.

The network also confirmed several other changes to its sweeps schedule:

-- "Big Shots" will take a powder on Thursday, November 15 in favor of a special post-"Grey's Anatomy" installment of "Women's Murder Club." The following week "Shots" will be pre-empted by the return of "October Road" as previously announced. "Shots" then will presumably return on Thursday, November 29.

-- "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" has been slated for Tuesday, November 20 at 10:00/9:00c. The special bumps the planned episode of "Boston Legal" for that night to December 4.





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· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· OCTOBER ROAD (ABC)
· WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB (ABC)





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