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[08/13/04 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Delays 'Life as We Know It,' Other News
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC has opted to push back another of its new fall dramas, announcing on Friday that "Life As We Know It" will now launch Thursday, October 7 at 9:00/8:00c, two weeks after its previously announced premiere date.

The news comes just two days after the Alphabet bumped the debuts of "Desperate Housewives" and "Boston Legal" from Sunday, September 26 to Sunday, October 3 (read the story).

In addition, the network has pushed back the season premiere of its Saturday movie franchise "The Wonderful World of Disney." Originally slated to start on Saturday, September 25 with the theatrical "The Rookie," "Disney" will now start on Saturday, October 16 with the original movie "Growing Pains 2: Return of the Seavers."

Meanwhile, ABC's new fall comedy "Common Savages" has gone through yet another title change. Previously known as just "Savages," then as "Common Savages," the Mel Gibson-produced project will now be called "Complete Savages."

To review, here's a breakdown of all of ABC's fall 2004 premiere dates:

ABC PRIMETIME PREMIERE DATES FOR THE 2004-05 FALL SEASON, UPDATED

Monday, September 13

8:00-9:00 p.m. "The Benefactor" (new series premiere)
9:00-11:00 p.m. "Monday Night Football" (season premiere)

Tuesday, September 21

8:00-8:30 p.m. "My Wife and Kids" (season premiere; new night)
8:30-9:00 p.m. "George Lopez" (season premiere; new night and time)
9:00-9:30 p.m. "According to Jim" (season premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. "Rodney" (new series premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. "NYPD Blue" (season premiere)

Wednesday, September 22

8:00-9:00 p.m. "Lost" (new series premiere)
9:00-11:00 p.m. "The Bachelor" (two-hour season premiere)

Thursday, September 23

8:00-9:00 p.m. "Extreme Makeover" (season premiere; new time)

Friday, September 24

8:00-8:30 p.m. "8 Simple Rules" (season premiere; new night)
8:30-9:00 p.m. "Complete Savages" (new series premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. "Hope & Faith" (season premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. "Less than Perfect" (season premiere; new night)

Sunday, September 26

7:00-8:00 p.m. "America's Funniest Home Videos" (season premiere)
8:00-9:00 p.m. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (season premiere)

Wednesday, September 29

10:00-11:00 p.m. "Wife Swap" (new series premiere)

Sunday, October 3

9:00-10:00 p.m. "Desperate Housewives" (new series premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. "Boston Legal" (new series premiere)

Thursday, October 7

9:00-10:00 p.m. "life as we know it" (new series premiere)

Saturday, October 16

8:00-10:00 p.m. "Wonderful World of Disney" - "Growing Pains 2: Return of the Seavers" (season premiere)





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· ACCORDING TO JIM (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BENEFACTOR, THE (ABC)
· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· COMPLETE SAVAGES (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· EIGHT SIMPLE RULES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW, THE (ABC)
· GROWING PAINS MOVIE 2, THE: RETURN OF THE SEAVERS (ABC)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· LESS THAN PERFECT (ABC)
· LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (ABC)
· LOST (ABC)
· MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (ESPN)
· MY WIFE & KIDS (ABC)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· RODNEY (ABC)
· WIFE SWAP (ABC)
· WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY, THE (ABC)











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