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[07/16/08 - 09:28 AM]
ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates
The Alphabet's fall lineup will roll out between September 19 and October 14.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES

Fall premiere dates for the 2008-2009 season were announced today for the ABC Television Network by Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment.

"We are very excited about the return of our core group of shows from last Fall. They dominated for us, and it will be great to see viewers reconnect," said Mr. McPherson. "We are building momentum for our two new shows, 'Opportunity Knocks' and 'Life on Mars,' and are thrilled by their tremendous potential."

ABC primetime fall premiere dates are as follows:

Friday, September 19

10:00-11:00 p.m. "20/20"

Monday, September 22

8:00-10:00 p.m. "Dancing with the Stars" (special two-hour performance show premiere)

10:00-11:00 p.m. "Boston Legal"

Tuesday, September 23

8:00-9:00 p.m. "Opportunity Knocks" (new series debut)

9:00-11:00 p.m. "Dancing with the Stars" (special performance show)

Wednesday, September 24

8:00-9:00 p.m. "Dancing with the Stars Results Show Special" (special day and time)

9:00-11:00 p.m. "David Blaine Special"

Thursday, September 25

8:00-9:00 p.m. "Ugly Betty"

9:00-11:00 p.m. "Grey's Anatomy" (special two-hour season premiere)

Sunday, September 28

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, September 30

9:00-10:00 p.m. "Dancing with the Stars Result Show" (regular day and time period premiere)

Wednesday, October 1

8:00-9:00 p.m. "Pushing Daisies"

9:00-10:00 p.m. "Private Practice"

10:00-11:00 p.m. "Dirty Sexy Money"

Friday, October 3

8:00-9:00 p.m. "Wife Swap"

9:00-10:00 p.m. "Supernanny"

Sunday, October 5

7:00-8:00 p.m. "America's Funniest Home Videos"

8:00-9:00 p.m. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (regular time period premiere)

Monday, October 6

9:30-10:00 p.m. "Samantha Who?"

Thursday, October 9

9:00-10:00 p.m. "Grey's Anatomy" (regular time period premiere)

10:00-11:00 p.m. "Life on Mars" (new series debut)

Tuesday, October 14

10:00-11:00 p.m. "Eli Stone"





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· 20/20 (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· DIRTY SEXY MONEY (ABC)
· ELI STONE (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· LIFE ON MARS (ABC)
· OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS (ABC)
· PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC)
· PUSHING DAISIES (ABC)
· SAMANTHA WHO? (ABC)
· SUPERNANNY (ABC)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)
· WIFE SWAP (ABC)









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