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[10/15/10 - 11:02 AM]
ABC Books "No Ordinary Family" Stunt, Piles on the Specials
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC is giving "No Ordinary Family" a new home, at least for three weeks.

The Alphabet has confirmed the freshman drama will shift to Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c from November 30 to December 14. Various holiday specials will fill its former 8:00/7:00c slot during said period (see below for specifics).

"Family" will then shift back to 8:00/7:00c on January 4 where it will lead into the second season of "V" at 9:00/8:00c, as announced earlier today.

The network also revealed "Skating With the Stars," a new reality competition series, will premiere Monday, November 22 at 9:00/8:00c following the final performance show of the season for "Dancing With the Stars."

The six-episode series, a domestic take on the U.K.'s "Strictly Ice Dancing," will roll out as follows:

Episode 1 - Monday, November 22 at 9:00/8:00c (Two Hours)
Episode 2 - Monday, November 29 at 8:00/7:00c (90 Minutes)
Episode 3 - Monday, December 6 at 8:00/7:00c (90 Minutes)
Episode 4 - Monday, December 13 at 8:00/7:00c (60 Minutes)
Episode 5 - Monday, December 20 at 8:00/7:00c (60 Minutes)
Episode 6 - Tuesday, December 21 at 8:00/7:00c (60 Minutes)

[UPDATED! 6:27 PM] Meanwhile, ABC has also booked its eight-episode winter edition of its "Wipeout" franchise for Thursday, January 6 at 8:00/7:00c while "The Bachelor," which returns Monday, January 4 at 8:00/7:00c, will run through Monday, March 14.

And finally, here's a recap of the various specials - holiday and otherwise - on tap in the coming months:

· Vote 2010 (Tuesday, November 2 at 9:30/8:30c)

· In the Spotlight With Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville (Tuesday, November 9 at 10:00/9:00c)

· The 44th Annual CMA Awards (Wednesday, November 10 at 8:00/7:00c)

· Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 18 at 8:00/7:00c)

· 2010 American Music Awards (Sunday, November 21 at 8:00/7:00c)

· Beyonce and the World (Thursday, November 25 at 9:30/8:30c)

· Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Tuesday, November 30 at 8:00/7:00c)

· Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (Thursday, December 2 at 8:00/7:00c)

· A Charlie Brown Christmas (Tuesday, December 7 at 8:00/7:00c)

· Shrek the Halls (Thursday, December 9 at 8:00/7:00c)

· Disney Prep & Landing (Thursday, December 9 at 8:30/7:30c)

· Barbara Walters Special - "Oprah the Next Chapter" (Thursday, December 9 at 9:00 PM)

· Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010 (Thursday, December 9 at 10:00/9:00c)

· I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (Tuesday, December 14 at 8:00/7:00c)

· A Charlie Brown Christmas (Thursday, December 16 at 8:00/7:00c)

· Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Monday, December 27 at 8:00/7:00c)





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· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· NO ORDINARY FAMILY (ABC)
· SKATING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· V (ABC)
· WIPEOUT (ABC)





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