ABC 2008-2009 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE, For The Record
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As I reported earlier, ABC had strong comedy development this time around. And the fact is that most of ABC’s new stuff will need to go midseason because not only have few pilots yet been shot, but most are still only in the casting stage. As a result, this is a much safer and less costly schedule than last fall’s, when there were new scripted series galore. This time around, some of those fall and mid-season shows are being given a second chance to find an audience.

MONDAY
8 PM: Dancing With The Stars
Mid-Season — UNTITLED TYRA BANKS/ASHTON KUTCHER PROJECT (new)
9 PM: Samantha Who?
10 PM: Boston Legal
Mid-Season — The Bachelor

TUESDAY
8 PM: OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS contest show (new)
9 PM: Dancing with the Stars
Mid-Season — SCRUBS (moved from NBC)
Mid-Season — THE GOODE FAMILY (new)
10 PM: Eli Stone

WEDNESDAY
8 PM: Pushing Daisies
9 PM: Private Practice
10 PM: Dirty Sexy Money

THURSDAY
8 PM: Ugly Betty
9 PM: Grey’s Anatomy
10 PM: LIFE ON MARS (new)

FRIDAY
8 PM: Wife Swap
9 PM: Supernanny
10 PM: 20/20

SATURDAY
College Football

SUNDAY
7 PM: America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 PM: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9 PM: Desperate Housewives
10 PM: Brothers & Sisters