2009 ABC Fall TV Line Up: Pushing Daisies A Casualty

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:36 am,

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ABC is hitting us with a bunch of new shows for their upcoming 2009-10 season.

The new shows include Cougar Town, The Deep End, Eastwick, Flash Forward, The Forgotten, Hank, Happy Town, The Middle, Modern Family, Shark Tank and V.

While shows like Better Off Ted, Castle, Scrubs and True Beauty will be falling in line with other mainstays of the network like The Bachelor, Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Ugly Betty and others.

I know that most of the shows mentioned are not of primary interest to the majority of Screen Rant readers, but we’re tossing them out there for everyone.

ABC of course stuck with their best rated scripted dramas of Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy.

If a show is shown as having been picked up, but does not show in the below list, that means it is debuting later on in the 2009-10 season.

ABC’s fall prime time schedule is as follows (all times listed are Eastern):

8:00 p.m.Dancing with the Stars (two-hours)
10:00 p.m.Castle
8:00 p.m.Shark Tank
9:00 p.m.Dancing with the Stars the Results Show
10:00 p.m.The Forgotten
8:00 p.m.Hank
8:30 p.m.The Middle
9:00 p.m.Modern Family
9:30 p.m.Cougar Town
10:00 p.m.Eastwick
8:00 p.m.Flash Forward
9:00 p.m.Grey’s Anatomy
10:00 p.m.Private Practice
8:00 p.m.Supernanny
9:00 p.m.Ugly Betty
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

Notes:  The Bachelor will air Monday nights from 8:00-10:00 p.m. after Dancing with the Stars has its run.  Scrubs and Better Off Ted will fill the 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. time slots.

The New Fall And Mid-Season Shows

The Deep End is a legal drama starring Matt Long, Ben Lawson, Billy Zane and Clancy Brown to name a few.

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Is that a young Cylon Next to that Benton Fraser?

Eastwick is a TV version of The Witches of Eastwick starring Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price and Jamie Ray Newman.  Of note, for the serious Due South fan, of which I am, Paul Gross will play Darryl Van Horne in Eastwick.  Paul Gross used to play Constable Benton Fraser on Due South and now I may have a reason to watch this show.   “Thank you kindly.

Flash Forward is about a mysterious event that causes the entire world to black out, and during the black out,  humanity is given a glimpse of its near future.  Executive producers are David S. Goyer (co-writer of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) and Brannon Braga (24, Star Trek: Enterprise) and stars Joseph Fiennes, John Cho & Jack Davenport to name a few.

The Forgotten is a police drama from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Happy Town looks like a crime drama mystery.  After a decade of peace this small town’s first crime since reveals dark truths about some familiar faces. From her short stint on Dollhouse, Amy Acker stars as Rachel Conroy.  (Watch out!  She’s a doll!)

V is the re-imagining of the 1980s miniseries about the world’s first encounter with an alien race with a seemingly friendly agenda.

The Comedies on the list are:

  • Cougar Town with Courteney Cox.  (Oh hold me back.)
  • Hank with Kelsey Grammer.  (I’ve enjoyed Grammer in the past.  Maybe)
  • The Middle with Patricia Heaton. (Meh.)
  • Modern Family with Ed O’Neill. (I just don’t have the time folks.)

Dropped and Forgotten

Cupid has been sent back to where he came from, while maybe Dirty Sexy Money was just too blatant for the mouse network.

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Eli Stone and In the Motherhood are also gone and there was not enough love left to keep Pushing Daisies around.  The other casualties were Samantha Who? and The Unusuals.

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  1. Shark Tank?
    Reality show?

  2. It still makes me mad that television seems to be losing its quality shows, things like Pushing Daisies, Better off ted, and the Unusuals are getting the boot, while reality shows like Dancing with the stars, or the Bachelor are getting season after season, no offense to anyone who watches those shows. (I myself am an avid watcher of the Biggest Loser) However, its nice that television wont be completely void of good shows, with Lost, 24, and Castle returning, I’ll have something to watch.

  3. What’s wrong with airing shows during the summer? It would give the networks more flexibility in scheduling and could bring in new viewers.

  4. V and flash forward sound interesting but I don’t watch anything on abc. All my shows are either fox or CBS. House, 24, csi, the mentalist and ncis are my favs. No reality shows.

  5. WES: do you remember the big delay getting this season of 24 off the ground?

    One of the reasons it was stalled until when it was, was exactly because no network airs their top rated shows in the summer. Summer is travel and vacation time.

    Have you noticed the influx of game and reality shows that come piling in just before or during the summer?

  6. GARY:

    Yes. Shark Tank is a type of reality show. The premise annoys me so much, I loathe reporting this.

    It features aspiring business entrepreneurs who pitch their business ideas to business moguls, in hopes of landing investment funds.

    I shake my head as some creative forces seem to be getting desperate.

  7. Shark Tank sounds like Dragons Den, a British show where you do exactly what you just said, it’s basically like American Idol auditioning rounds only with more hopeless wanna-be’s.

  8. I’m so upset by the cancellation of Pushing Daisies that I’m boycotting ABC…I am only watching the last season of Lost, and then I’m done with that network…I really enjoyed Dirty Sexy Money, too….It’s a shame that good shows are replaced with drivel like Cougar Town and reality shows….death to reality shows!!!

  9. Man, I was hoping that Shark Tank was a show where people got to vote what corporate CEO scumbag got to swim with the sharks during a feeding frenzy. :D

    I currently don’t watch any show on ABC, but it looks like with the moving of Smallville to Fridays I will be checking out Flash Forward. The premise sounds cool, but why do I have the feeling that I will like the show only to see it go the way of TSCC and end up on Fridays?

    I think it’s a good move by ABC to have a comedy lineup on Wednesdays. I really don’t watch any TV besides sports on Wednesdays and this could be a good move if any of those shows are decent. I’m willing to give Kelsey Grammar and Ed O’Neill a shot. They did, after all, have 2 of the best comedy shows (IMO) of all-time in Frasier and Married…with Children.

  10. Bruce ,
    Shark Tank
    sounds Like a redo of American Inventor,
    Also put out By ABC.

  11. I was just over at the abc website and Cougar Town sounds AWFUL. I hope I’m wrong, but it sounds like Courtney Cox’”New Adventures of Old Christine.” Out of the 4 new comedies, “Hank” sounds like the one with the most potential. At least ABC is TRYING to bring back scripted comedy. I’m just waiting for the next Tim Allen sit-com.

  12. I’d forgotten that abc was run by disney. That explains a lot about their programming. Lose the pseudo reality shows, and really? another ‘cougar’ show? Well, now I have another reason not to watch the abc network. Perhaps they should start hiring people who know their jobs instead of relatives. They’ve have to be hiring relatives, don’t they? How else would they be able to schedule these shows and still keep their jobs?