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ABC schedule

By RD Heldenfels Published: May 16, 2006

ABC announced its new lineup today. If you care about returning shows, for fall or mid-season the network has renewed ''Grey's Anatomy'' (which is moving to Thursday nights), ''Lost,'' ''Desperate Housewives,'' ''Boston Legal,'' ''Dancing With the Stars,'' ''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,'' ''George Lopez,'' ''Supernanny,'' ''What About Brian,'' ''According to Jim,'' ''America's Funniest Home Videos,'' ''American Inventor,'' ''The Bachelor'' and ''Wife Swap.''

In other words, ''In Justice'' and ''The Evidence'' are done, as is ''Invasion,'' which a top ABC executive still calls ''a great show,'' but not successful enough to keep on the air. ''Commander in Chief'' is done as a series, but there may be a two-hour TV-movie with the characters.

Here's the schedule. New shows are in bold type. When two shows are listed for a time period, one will air to its seasonal conclusion, then the other will take over.


8 p.m. -- ''Wife Swap''

9 p.m. -- ''The Bachelor/Supernanny''

10 p.m. -- ''What About Brian''


8 p.m. -- ''Dancing With the Stars''/''Set for the Rest of Your Life'' (reality, with contestants vying for a big paycheck for every month of their lives)

9 -- ''Let's Rob..'' (comedy, abot misfits planning to rob Mick Jagger's apartment, with Mick himself making a cameo appearance)

9:30 -- "Help Me Help You'' (comedy about people in group therapy, with Ted Danson as their eccentric therapist)

10 -- ''Boston Legal'''


8 p.m. -- ''Dancing With the Stars/George Lopez''

8:30 -- ''Dancing With the Stars'' (continued)/''According to Jim''

9 -- ''Lost''

10 -- ''The Nine'' (drama, about what happens to nine people after they are all hostages in a bank robbery)


8 -- ''Big Day'' (comedy, where the entire season follows a couple on their wedding day)

8:30 -- ''Notes From the Underbelly'' (comedy, about a couple expecting a baby)

9 -- ''Grey's Anatomy''

10 -- ''Six Degrees'' (drama, about six New Yorkers who are affecting each other's lives, without knowing it at first)


8 -- ''Betty the Ugly'' (one-hour comedy, inspired by a telenovela)

9 -- ''Men in Trees'' (drama, with a relationship therapist -- Anne Heche -- dealing with her own relationship crisis -- in Alaska)

10 -- ''20/20''


8 -- ''ABC Saturday Night College Football'' (sports)


7 -- ''America's Funniest Home Videos''

8 -- ''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition''

9 -- ''Desperate Housewives''

10 -- ''Brothers & Sisters'' (drama about a family, as seen through the eyes of a TV commentator played by Calista Flockhart)

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