June 27, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Salem
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ABC has joined FOX and The CW in announcing its Fall premiere dates.  Most shows will be starting during the September 19-25 network premiere week, but there are some exceptions:

Wed Sept 28:  the new SUBURGATORY and returning HAPPY ENDINGS debut 1 week late, because on Sept 21, both THE MIDDLE and MODERN FAMILY will have 1-hour season premieres (leading into the arrival of REVENGE at 10PM).
Thurs Sept 29:  PRIVATE PRACTICE‘s return is delayed for a week due to a 2-hour GREY’S ANATOMY season premiere on Sept 22 (following the debut of CHARLIE’S ANGELS).  
Tues Oct 11:  Tim Allen’s LAST MAN STANDING has a 1-hour premiere, pushing the start of its timeslot mate MAN UP to October 18.
Sunday Oct 23:  ONCE UPON A TIME is the last of the network’s series to begin (for the prior month, EXTREME MAKEOVER:  HOME EDITION stays in its old time period, moving to Fridays on October 21). 

Read Mitch Metcalf’s Sked Report on the art & science of announcing premiere dates HERE.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."