ABC Fall television series debut schedule announced

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Here’s the recently announced schedule for the fall premieres on ABC. You will notice one glaring omission; the hit show LOST won’t hit the airwaves until January 2008. However, it was announced that Michael (Harold Perrineau), who betrayed the Losties to escape the island with his son, will return to the cast.

Monday, September 24
8:00-9:30 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (special 90-minute premiere)
9:30-11:00 p.m. “The Bachelor” (special 90-minute premiere)

Tuesday, September 25
8:00-9:30 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (performance show)

Wednesday, September 26
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars Results Show Special” (special day and time)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Private Practice”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Dirty Sexy Money”

Thursday, September 27
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Ugly Betty”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Big Shots”

Sunday, September 30
7:00-9:00 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (two-hour season premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Desperate Housewives”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Brothers & Sisters”

Tuesday, October 2
8:00-8:30 p.m. “Cavemen”
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Carpoolers”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars Result Show” (regular day and time period premiere)

Wednesday, October 3
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Pushing Daisies”

Sunday, October 7
7:00-8:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

Friday, October 12
8:00-9:00 p.m. “20/20” (new time period premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Women’s Murder Club”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Men In Trees”

Monday, October 15
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Samantha Who?”

Tuesday, November 27
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Cashmere Mafia” (special preview following the finale of “Dancing with the Stars”)

Tuesday, December 4
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Cashmere Mafia” (regular time period premiere)

The only one of these I’m really looking forward to is "Pushing Daisies". I’ll also watch the first few episodes of "Cavemen". I think that concept has promise, even if early rumors about the show have been less than enthusiastic. Anything else up there have you excited?