2009 ABC Fall TV Line Up: Pushing Daisies A Casualty

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

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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):

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.

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.


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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