[01/18/06 - 12:00 AM]
ABC to Keep 'Emily,' 'Hope' and 'Jake' on the Bench
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC is sticking with its revised Monday and Friday lineups as "Emily's Reasons Why Not," "Hope & Faith" and "Jake in Progress" will continue to sit out for the time being.

This coming Monday another "The Bachelor" encore will fill the 9:00/8:00c hour while the previously announced special "In Style: Celebrity Weddings" will move up from 8:00/7:00c to 9:00/8:00c on January 30. "Wife Swap" and "The Bachelor" then will air as normal at 8:00/7:00c and 10:00/9:00c respectively.

Baring any other delays, "Emily" and "Jake" will return on February 6, the day after ABC's broadcast of "Super Bowl XL."

As for Fridays, "Dancing With the Stars" will continue to run expanded one-hour results shows at 8:00/7:00c, "In Justice" at 9:00/8:00c and "20/20" at 10:00/9:00c for the foreseeable future. No return date however was given for "Hope & Faith."

To review, here's the network's revised Monday and Friday schedules for the next three weeks:

Friday, January 20
8:00/7:00 - "Dancing With the Stars: Episode 203A"
9:00/8:00c - "In Justice: Confessions"
10:00/9:00c - "20/20"

Monday, January 23
8:00/7:00 - "Wife Swap: Wiggins/Felix" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "The Bachelor: Paris - Episode 802" (Repeat)
10:00/9:00c - "The Bachelor: Paris - Episode 803"

Friday, January 27
8:00/7:00 - "Dancing With the Stars: Episode 204A"
9:00/8:00c - "In Justice: Another Country"
10:00/9:00c - "20/20"

Monday, January 30
8:00/7:00 - "Wife Swap: Smoak/Beaver" (Repeat)
9:00/8:00c - "In Style: Celebrity Weddings"
10:00/9:00c - "The Bachelor: Paris - Episode 804"

Friday, February 3
8:00/7:00 - "Dancing With the Stars: Episode 205A"
9:00/8:00c - "In Justice: Cost of Freedom"
10:00/9:00c - "20/20"

Monday, February 6
8:00/7:00 - "Wife Swap: "Kraut/Hardin"
9:00/8:00c - "Emily's Reasons Why Not - Why Not to Date a Twin"
9:30/8:30c - "Jake in Progress - The Hot One"
10:00/9:00c - "The Bachelor: Paris - Episode 805"

Friday, February 10
8:00/7:00 - "Dancing With the Stars: Episode 206A"
9:00/8:00c - "In Justice: Episode TBA"
10:00/9:00c - "20/20"

  [january 2006]  

· 20/20 (ABC)

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