ABC's New Schedule Features Stability, 'Scrubs'
In total, ABC's upfront presentation showcased only five new shows, three of which won't premiere until midseason and one of which is the long-running "Scrubs," making its endlessly rumored journey across the dial from
ABC's only new
The remaining new show on ABC's fall docket is the
From there, viewers will notice an awful lot of stability on ABC's schedule.
Monday nights will still see "Dancing with the Stars" boost ratings for
Wednesdays will see the season season returns of "Pushing Daisies,"
Fridays will be "Wife Swap,"
"We're returning our dominant core group of shows from last fall," says ABC President Stephen McPherson in the morning's programming statement. "The few openings we had we've filled with the kind of quality programming viewers have come to expect from ABC, and we have a very strong bench. As always, our focus is on delivering the best stories and most memorable characters on TV every day of the week, every week of the year."
Returning at various yet-to-be-determined midseason points are "
Also for midseason, ABC will find a place for the new animated
Of course, in order that new life might bloom, there must be casualties. ABC's cancelled shows include "October Road,"