ABC announces fall '06 schedule

Started by experiment627, May 16, 2006, 06:34:59 PM

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This is the week that all of the big US television networks announce their programming for this fall - and which shows made it and which shows didn't.

Today was ABC's turn. Disney's so called alphabet network was once at the bottom of the ratings but thanks to some desperate women from Wisteria Lane, some stranded folks on a weird tropical island and some neurotic surgical interns it is now the leader of the pack...

Of course, the network's three stars "Desperate Housewives", "Lost" and "Grey's Anatomy" (all excellent shows, I might add) will be back this fall.

Embarrasingly, none of the shows that ABC launched last fall made it to a second season, so the network brings up lots of new stuff this year...

You can read all about it at //

The most interesting show, in my oppinion, could be "Let's Rob..." about robbing Mick Jagger's Park Avenue appartement... "Big Day" (described as "24" meets "Meet the Parents") could turn out alright, too... the dramas don't sound too interesting, though "Brothers & Sisters" has Callista Flockhart and Rachel Griffiths (who I loved on "Six Feet Under"...)

Let's wait what these shows are actually worth... (but as long as Disney's still producing "Housewives", "Lost", "Grey's" and especially "Scrubs" for NBC I'm very, very, very happy  8))


I hope there's some new hits this Fall.  Disney have been really lucky with the four shows you mentioned (Housewives and Scrubs being perhaps my two favourite shows full stop), and it'd be good if they could show they can produce even more hit shows, especially as some of those 4 will inevitably run out of steam after a couple more seasons.  Lost, epsecially, doesn't seem built to handle multiple seasons very well...


Quote from: "Baloo"Lost, epsecially, doesn't seem built to handle multiple seasons very well...

The last couple of episodes from Season 2 and especially the finale delivered some very interesting twist and turns.  8)


Quote from: ""Disney-ABC Television Group Garners 81 Primetime Emmy Nominations

ABC Receives 64 Nominations for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Up 13 from Last Year, and More Than Any Other Broadcast Network Including 11 For Greys Anatomy, Nine for Lost And The 78th Annual Academy Awards, And Multiple Nominations for Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal and Dancing with the Stars

Touchstone Television Receives 44 Nominations, Including Outstanding Drama Series for Greys Anatomy, Outstanding Comedy Series for Scrubs, And Outstanding Reality-Competition Program for The Amazing Race

Disney Channel Receives Seven Nominations, Including Outstanding Childrens Program for High School Musical

Disney-ABC Television Group garnered 81 Primetime Emmy nominations, it was announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This total reflects nominations for ABC, Touchstone and Disney Channel programming.

The ABC Television Network received 64 nominations for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, up 13 from last year, and more than any other broadcast network. Greys Anatomy earned 11 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, and Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nods for Sandra Oh and Chandra Wilson. Candace Bergen from Boston Legal was also nominated in this category. Geena Davis from Commander In Chief was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. William Shatner from Boston Legal received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and Alfre Woodard was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Desperate Housewives. Dancing with the Stars received six nominations total, including Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, while Extreme Makeover: Home Edition received a nomination for Outstanding Reality Program. The 78th Annual Academy Awards received nine nominations, including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

Touchstone Television received 44 nominations, including series acknowledgements in the Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Reality-Competition Program categories for Greys Anatomy, Scrubs and The Amazing Race. In addition to Touchstones acting nominations for Commander In Chief and Desperate Housewives, Tony Shalhoub received his fourth consecutive Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the USA series Monk. Laurie Metcalf was also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress for Monk.

Disney Channel received seven nominations, garnering six for High School Musical, including Outstanding Childrens Program and Outstanding Directing and Choreography for Kenny Ortega. Also nominated are the live-action series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and the animated series Get Ed, produced by Walt Disney Television Animation.

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Sunday, Aug. 27, in Los Angeles.

Disney-ABC Television Group is home to all of The Walt Disney Companys worldwide entertainment and news television properties. The Group includes the ABC Television Network, Disney Channels worldwide portfolio of kids channels, ABC Family and SOAPnet; as well as television production and syndication divisions Touchstone Television, Walt Disney Television Animation, Buena Vista Worldwide Television and Walt Disney Television International. Disney-ABC Television Group also manages the Companys equity interest in Lifetime Entertainment Services, A&E Television Networks and E! Networks.