ABC made numerous midseason programming announcements Thursday, including ordering more episodes of “Life on Mars” and deciding against picking up “Pushing Daisies,” “Dirty Sexy Money” and “Eli Stone” for a full season, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The network informed producers of “Daisies,” “Money” and “Stone” that no additional hours will be ordered at this time. The network left the door open for ordering episodes in the future, though that is considered unlikely.
The trio remain on the schedule for next week, and “Money” and “Stone” will finish their current production order (on their 12th and 13th episodes, respectively). “Daisies” has finished shooting.
Starting on Dec. 11, ABC will put “Mars” on hiatus and move “Private Practice” into its time period, giving the medical drama a “Grey’s Anatomy” lead-in. “Practice” will air in repeats until it returns to originals Jan. 8.
“Mars” will return at 10 p.m. Jan. 28, airing after “Lost,” which premieres the previous week.
“Scrubs” will have its ABC premiere at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6. ABC will air an hour of back-to-back episodes for two weeks, then “Scrubs” will settle in as a single half-hour at 9:30 p.m.