ABC announced their new fall schedule. TV Squad has the goods and descriptions of the new shows. Commander in Chief, which I liked but saw room for improvement, did not make the list. Interestingly, it looks like all the complaining about LOST repeats has worked and the show will now be seen in three 7 episode blocks with no repeats between shows. Instead a new show will run in those slots. This concept has worked very well on the Scifi channel, now we’ll see how it plays in Primetime.
Which brings me to J.J. Abrams. Seven years ago Regis Philbin was the man who saved ABC, now J.J. Abrams looks to be filling that role. This fall three of ABCs primetime shows will be from the mind of J.J.. If Disney CEO Bob Iger likes J.J as much as he says he does, he’d better sign him to a long term contract real quick cause Warner Brothers is already commanding his film talents with MI:III and Star Trek. Thankfully, it looks like this is in the works.
I’d sad that Commander in Chief never made the adjustments needed to get picked up for another season. It’s hard for a locomotive going at full steam to switch tracks. I’ve heard rumors that CIC will return as a two hour movie to wrap up the story and characters. I hope we get to see that.