ABC has unveiled its 2012 – 2013 primetime schedule, which includes new series 666 Park Avenue, The Family Tools, How to Live with your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), Last Resort, Malibu Country, Mistresses, Nashville, The Neighbors, Red Widow and Zero Hour. Here’s the full announcement followed by previews of the new shows:
ABC continues to set the industry standard for creative ingenuity, strong viewer retention and ratings success in primetime, delivering the No. 1 comedy (Modern Family), No. 1 drama (Greys Anatomy) and No. 1 freshman drama (Once Upon a Time) this season in the key Adult 18-49 demographic. Building on its momentum from the 2011-2012 season, Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group, will share ABCs plans for next season and present the networks 2012-2013 Fall schedule before the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Centers Avery Fisher Hall.
New series for the 2012-13 season are 666 Park Avenue, The Family Tools, How to Live with your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), Last Resort, Malibu Country, Mistresses, Nashville, The Neighbors, Red Widow and Zero Hour.
Americas Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Body of Proof, Castle, Dancing with the Stars, Dont Trust the B— in Apartment 23, Greys Anatomy, Happy Endings, Last Man Standing, The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Primetime: What Would You Do?, Private Practice, Revenge, Scandal, Shark Tank, Suburgatory, 20/20 and Wife Swap Will Return
We are using the success we achieved last season as a strong foundation to launch some more great shows this time around, said Lee. Last year was about stability and ambition, this year is about growth and continuing momentum, with strong programming that will stake ABCs claim on more nights as the home of quality entertainment.
A solid mix of promising new series and returning hits is what drove ABC to strong results in the 2011-12 Season. Season to date among Adults 18-49, ABC claims TVs No. 1 comedy/scripted series (Modern Family), the No. 1 drama (Greys Anatomy) and the No. 1 freshman drama (Once Upon a Time). Led by Emmy-winning Modern Family, ABCs 2-hour Wednesday night comedy block continues to connect with audiences, posting its 2nd straight year of growth with viewers (+3%) and young adults (+6%). In addition, ABC is the only network up during the 10 oclock hour on Monday-Friday as lead-in to affiliates late-local newscasts with Total Viewers (+8%) and Adults 25-54 (+7%).
Fall premiere dates will be announced at a later time. Please note shows picked up but not listed on the schedule will debut later in the 2012-13 season.
ABCs fall primetime schedule is as follows (all times listed are Eastern); new shows are in bold:
NEW FALL AND MIDSEASON SERIES:
666 PARK AVENUE
666 Park Avenue stars Rachael Taylor (Charlies Angels, Greys Anatomy, Transformers) as Jane Van Veen, Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters, Reunion) as Henry Martin, Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill, Lipstick Jungle) as Brian Leonard, Mercedes Masöhn (The Finder, Chuck, Three Rivers) as Louise Leonard, Helena Mattsson (Iron Man 2, Nikita, Desperate Housewives) as Alexis Blume, Samantha Logan as Nona Clark, with Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Shaft, Soul Food) as Olivia Doran and Terry OQuinn (Lost, Millennium, Hawaii Five-0, Alias, The West Wing, Jag) as Gavin Doran.
Based on the book series by Gabriella Pierce, 666 Park Avenue was written by David Wilcox (Fringe, Life on Mars), who is also an executive producer along with Matthew Miller (Chuck, Human Target), Leslie Morgenstein (Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game, The Secret Circle, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), Gina Girolamo (The Secret Circle, The Lying Game) and Alex Graves (Fringe, The West Wing). The pilot for 666 Park Avenue was directed by Alex Graves. 666 Park Avenue is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment (Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars) and Warner Bros. Television.
Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) demands confirmation of the orders only to be unceremoniously relieved of duty by the White House. XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) finds himself suddenly in charge of the submarine and facing the same difficult decision. When he also refuses to fire without confirmation of the orders, the Colorado is targeted, fired upon, and hit. The submarine and its crew find themselves crippled on the ocean floor, declared rogue enemies of their own country. Now, with nowhere left to turn, Chaplin and Kendal take the sub on the run and bring the men and women of the Colorado to an exotic island. Here they will find refuge, romance and a chance at a new life, even as they try to clear their names and get home.
Last Resort stars Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age) as Captain Marcus Chaplin, Scott Speedman (The Vow) as XO Sam Kendal, Daisy Betts (Sea Patrol) as Lieutenant Grace Shepard, Dichen Lachman (Being Human) as Tani Tumrenjack, Daniel Lissing (Crownies) as SEAL Officer James King, Sahr Ngaujah (House of Payne) as Mayor Julian Serrat, Camille de Pazzis as Sophie Gerard, Autumn Reeser (Hawaii Five-O, No Ordinary Family) as Kylie Sinclair, Jessy Schram (Falling Skies, Once Upon a Time) as Christine Kendal.
Recurring guest star is Robert Patrick (The Gangster Squad) as Master Chief Joseph Prosser.
Last Resort was written by Shawn Ryan (The Shield, The Unit, The Chicago Code) and Karl Gajdusek, who are also executive producers along with Martin Campbell and Marney Hochman Nash. The pilot for Last Resort was directed by Martin Campbell. Last Resort is produced by Middkid Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Meet Savi (Alyssa Milano), a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life — both professional and personal — simultaneously bucking for partner at her law firm while she and her husband, Harry (Brett Tucker), try to start a family of their own. Savis free-spirited and capricious baby sister, Josselyn (Jes Macallan), couldnt be more different living single, serial dating and partying, and regularly leaning on her big sister along the way. Their common best friend, April (Rochelle Aytes), a recent widow and mother of two, is rebuilding her life after tragedy and learning to move forward, with the support and guidance of her closest girlfriends. And friend Karen (Yunjin Kim), a successful therapist with her own practice, reconnects with the girls after her involvement in a complicated relationship with a patient goes far too deep.
Mistresses is a salacious new drama about a group of friends caught in storms of excitement and self-discovery, secrecy and betrayal, and bound by the complex relationships theyve created.
Mistresses stars Alyssa Milano (New Years Eve, Romantically Challenged, Hall Pass, My Name Is Earl, Charmed, Melrose Place) as Savannah, Yunjin Kim (Lost) as Karen, Rochelle Aytes (Work It, White Collar, Detroit 1-8-7, Desperate Housewives) as April, Jes Macallan (Kiss Me, NCIS: Los Angeles, Crash and Burn, Greys Anatomy, Shameless) as Josslyn, Jason George (Greys Anatomy, The Closer, Against the Wall, Castle, Off the Map, Eastwick) as Dominic, Brett Tucker (Castle, Spartacus: Vengeance, Rizzoli & Isles, NCIS, Neighbours) as Harry, Erik Stocklin (Grey Sheep, Sick Day, Lets Big Happy) as Sam.
Guest Starring Marin Hinkle (Two and a Half Men, Brothers & Sisters) as Elisabeth, John Schneider (Smallville, 90210, Desperate Housewives) as Thomas Grey, Shannyn Sossamon (How to Make It in America, Dirt) as Alex, Cameron Bender (Commander in Chief, Whitney, Beverlywood) as Richard, Kate Beahan (Burning Man, Rake, Boston Legal) as Miranda, Sunkrish Bala (Notes from the Underbelly, I Just Want My Pants Back) as Hamid.
Based on the U.K. television series, Mistresses is from K.J. Steinberg (Gossip Girl) and is executive-produced by Robert Sertner (Revenge, No Ordinary Family), K.J. Steinberg (Gossip Girl), Rina Mimoun (Privileged, Gilmore Girls) and Douglas Rae (Wuthering Heights, Camelot, Mistresses, Raw, Meadowlands). The pilot for Mistresses is directed by Cherie Nowlan. The series is from ABC Studios.
Complicating matters, Raynas wealthy but estranged father, Lamar Hampton (Powers Boothe), is a powerful force in business, Tennessee politics, and the lives of his two grown daughters. His drive for power results in a scheme to back Raynas handsome husband, Teddy, in a run for Mayor of Nashville, against Raynas wishes.
Nashville stars Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, American Horror Story) as Rayna, Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) as Juliette, Powers Boothe (MacGruber, 24) as Lamar, Charles Esten (Enlightened, Big Love) as Deacon, Eric Close (Chaos, Without a Trace) as Teddy, Clare Bowen as Scarlett, Jonathan Jackson (General Hospital) as Avery, Sam Palladio as Gunnar and Robert Wisdom as Coleman.
Nashville was written by Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise) who is an executive producer along with R.J. Cutler (The September Issue, The War Room, Flip That House, A Perfect Candidate) and Steve Buchanan. The pilot for Nashville was directed by R.J. Cutler. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Gaylord Entertainment.
Marta discovers a tenacity she never knew she had, and takes on the gangsters and the FBI to unveil the truth about her husbands death. As she digs into this dark underworld, shell test her own strength, relying on her resourcefulness, determination and family ties like never before. To get out of this mob, she needs to beat the bad guys at their own deadly game.
Red Widow stars Radha Mitchell (Melinda and Melinda, Silent Hill, Rogue, Henry Poll Is Here, The Children of Huang Shi, The Waiting City) as Marta Walraven, Wil Traval (Rescue Special Ops, Underbelly, All Saints) as Irwin Petrova, Erin Moriarty (One Life to Live) as Natalie Walraven, Sterling Beaumon (Arthur Newman, Golf Pro, Clue) as Gabriel Walraven, Lee Tergesen (Army Wives) as Mike Tomlin, Jakob Salvati as Boris Walraven, Mido Hamada as FBI Agent James Ramos, Luke Goss as Luther, Jaime Ray Newman (Drop Dead Diva) as Kat Petrova, Suleka Mathew (Hawthorne) as Dina Tomlin and Rade Serbedzija (24) as Andrei Petrova.
Based on the Dutch series Penoza, Red Widow teleplay is by Melissa Rosenberg (Dexter and screenwriter of the Twilight franchise). Red Widow is executive-produced by Melissa Rosenberg, Howard Klein (The Office, Parks & Recreation), Endemol Studios and Alon Aranya. The pilot for Red Widow was directed by Mark Pellington. The series is produced by ABC Studios.
Contained in one of his wifes clocks is a treasure map, and what it leads to could be cataclysmic. Now its up to Hank to decipher the symbols and unlock the secrets of the map, while ensuring the answers dont fall into the wrong hands a man they call White Vincent (Michael Nyqvist). With his two young associates, Rachel (Addison Timlin) and Arron (Scott Michael Foster), in tow, along with Becca Riley, a sexy FBI agent (Carmen Ejogo), Hank will lead them on a breathless race against the clock to find his wife and save humanity.
Zero Hour stars Anthony Edwards (Big Sur, Flipped, ER) as Hank, Carmen Ejogo (Sparkle, Chaos, Away We Go) as Beck, Scott Michael Foster (Californication, The River) as Aaron, Addison Timlin (Californication) as Rachel, Jacinda Barrett (Matching Jack, Middle Men, New York, I Love You) as Laila and Michael Nyqvist (Mission: Impossible Ghost Patrol) as White Vincent.
Zero Hour was written by Paul T. Scheuring (Prison Break) who is also an executive producer along with Pierre Morel, Lorenzo DiBonaventura (The Transformers, GI: Joe franchise, Salt, Red) and Dan McDermott (Human Target). The pilot for Zero Hour was directed by Pierre Morel. The series is produced by ABC Studios.
HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE)
How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) stars Sarah Chalke (Mad Love, Scrubs) as Polly, Jon Dore as Julian, Rachel Eggleston as Natalie, Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond, Til Death) as Max, Orlando Jones (Rules of Engagement) as Gregg, Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds) as Elaine, Rebecca Delgado Smith as Jenn.
How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) was written by Claudia Lonow, who is also an executive producer along with Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. The pilot for How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) was directed by Julie Anne Robinson. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox and Imagine Television.
Malibu Country stars country music superstar Reba (Reba, Tremors) as Reba, Sara Rue (Rules of Engagement, Less Than Perfect) as Kim, Justin Prentice as Cash, Juliette Angelo as June, Jai Rodriguez (Bones, How I Met Your Mother, one of the original hosts of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Geoffrey and Lily Tomlin (Eastbound and Down, Damages, Desperate Housewives, West Wing, Nine to Five, All of Me, Nashville) as Lillie May.
Malibu Country is from Kevin Abbott (Last Man Standing, My Name Is Earl, Reba) who executive produces along with Michael Hanel & Mindy Schultheis, Reba McEntire & Narvel Blackstock, Dave Stewart & Pam Williams, John Pasquin. The pilot for Malibu Country was directed by John Pasquin. The series is from ABC Studios.
Meet the Weavers, Debbie (Jami Gertz) and Marty (Lenny Venito). Marty, in hopes of providing a better life for his wife and three kids, recently bought a home in Hidden Hills, a gated New Jersey townhome community with its own golf course. Hidden Hills is so exclusive that a house hasnt come on the market in 10 years. But one finally did and the Weavers got it!
Its clear from day one that the residents of Hidden Hills are a little different. For starters, their new neighbors all have pro-athlete names like Reggie Jackson (Tim Jo), Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olagundoye), Dick Butkis (Ian Patrick) and Larry Bird (Simon Templeman). Over dinner, Marty and his family discover that their neighbors receive nourishment through their eyes by reading books, rather than eating. The Weavers soon learn that the entire community is comprised of aliens from Zabvron, where the men bear children and everyone cries green goo from their ears.
The Zabvronians have been stationed on Earth for the past 10 years, disguised as humans, awaiting instructions from home, and the Weavers are the first humans theyve had the opportunity to know. As it turns out, the pressures of marriage and parenthood are not exclusive to planet Earth. Two worlds will collide with hilarious consequences as everyone discovers they can totally relate and learn a lot from each other.
The Neighbors stars Jami Gertz (Entourage, Modern Family, Still Standing, Ally McBeal) as Debbie Weaver, Lenny Venito (Bored to Death, Men in Black III, Person of Interest, Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Marty Weaver, Simon Templeman as Larry Bird, Toks Olagundoye as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Clara Mamet as Amber Weaver, Tim Jo (Glory Daze) as Reggie Jackson, Ian Patrick (Wanderlust) as Dick Butkis, Max Charles (The Three Stooges, The Amazing Spider-Man) as Max Weaver, Isabella Cramp as Abby Weaver.
Guest starring are Mitch Rouse as Real Estate Agent and Doug Jones as Alien. Co-Starring are Bruce Green as Angry Man and Mary K. DeVault as Angry Woman.
The Neighbors was written by Dan Fogelman (Cars, Tangled, and Crazy, Stupid, Love) who is also an executive producer with Aaron Kaplan, Jeff Morton (Modern Family) and Chris Koch (Workaholics, Modern Family). The Neighbors was directed by Chris Koch and is from ABC Studios.
THE FAMILY TOOLS
The Family Tools stars Kyle Bornheimer (Bachelorette, Romantically Challenged, Perfect Couples) as Jack Shea, J.K. Simmons (Ultimate Spiderman, Generator Rex, The Closer) as Tony Shea, Edi Gathegi (X Men: First Class) as Darren, Johnny Pemberton (21 Jump Street, Aim High) as Mason, Danielle Nicolet (X Men TV Series) as Liz and Leah Remini (In the Motherhood, King of Queens) as Terry.
Based on the UK series White Van Man, The Family Tools teleplay is by Bobby Bowman. The Family Tools is executive-produced by Bobby Bowman, Mark Gordon (Greys Anatomy, Criminal Minds) and Andrea Shay (It Takes a Village, Virtual Virgin) and Paul Buccieri (Prime Suspect). The pilot for The Family Tools was directed by Michael Fresco (Suburgatory, Raising Hope, Better Off Ted, My Name Is Earl, Northern Exposure, St. Elsewhere). The series is from ABC Studios.
BODY OF PROOF
Castle stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as Detective Kate Beckett, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan, Penny Johnson Jerald as NYPD Captain Victoria Gates, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, with Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers. Castle is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe is the shows creator/executive producer, along with executive producers Rob Bowman, David Amann, Laurie Zaks and Armyan Bernstein.
Greys Anatomy stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Kim Raver as Teddy Altman, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery and Sarah Drew as April Kepner.
Greys Anatomy was created and is executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes (Private Practice, Scandal). Betsy Beers (Private Practice, Scandal), Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan), Rob Corn (Chicago Hope), Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (Law& Order: Trial by Jury) and Mark Wilding (Scandal) are executive producers. Greys Anatomy is an ABC Studios production.
ONCE UPON A TIME
And they lived happily ever after or so everyone was led to believe. Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison, House) knows how to take care of herself. Shes a 28-year-old bail bondsperson whos been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. But when Henry (Jared Gilmore, Mad Men) — the son she gave up years ago — finds her, everything changes. Henry is now 10 years old and in desperate need of Emmas help. He believes that Emma actually comes from an alternate world, and that shes Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin, Big Love) and Prince Charmings (Josh Dallas) missing daughter. According to his book of fairytales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queens (Lana Parrilla) curse, which trapped the characters of fairytale world forever, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world.
Once Upon a Time stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Eion Bailey as August, Jared Gilmore as Henry Mills and Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper.
Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are creators and executive producers. Steve Pearlman (ABCs V) is also executive producer. The show is from ABC Studios.
The doctors of Seaside Health and Wellness work on the most difficult cases, patients whose medical needs often pose moral and ethical dilemmas. Though they may heatedly disagree at work, and their personal lives may complicate matters, at the end of the day, they are the best of friends, always ready to be there for one another.
Private Practice stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Benjamin Bratt as Jake Reilly, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, Brian Benben as Dr. Sheldon Wallace and Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd, with Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner.
Private Practice was created by Shonda Rhimes (Greys Anatomy, Scandal) and is executive-produced by Rhimes, Betsy Beers (Greys Anatomy, Scandal), Mark Gordon (The Hoax, Saving Private Ryan), Mark Tinker (St. Elsewhere, NYPD Blue), Jennifer Cecil and Barbie Kligman. Private Practice is an ABC Studios Production.
Revenge stars Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson, Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne, Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross, Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson, Ashley Madekwe as Ashley Davenport, Nick Wechsler as Jack Porter, Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson, Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Grayson and Connor Paolo as Declan Porter.
Revenge is created by Mike Kelley (Swingtown) who executive produces along with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (Twilight). The series is produced by ABC Studios.
A former media relations consultant to the President, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nations elite. After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter — both professionally and personally — but she cant seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly it becomes apparent that her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, cant quite fix the ones closest at hand — their own.
Scandal stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant and Jeff Perry as Cyrus.
Scandal was written by Shonda Rhimes (Greys Anatomy, Private Practice). Rhimes, Betsy Beers (Greys Anatomy, Private Practice) and Mark Wilding (Greys Anatomy) are executive producers. Paul McGuigan is the director. Scandal is produced by ABC Studios.
DONT TRUST THE B—- IN APARTMENT 23
Dont Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 stars Krysten Ritter as Chloe, Dreama Walker as June, Liza Lapira as Robin, Michael Blaiklock as Eli, Eric André as Mark and James Van Der Beek as James Van Der Beek.
Created and written by Nahnatchka Khan, Dont Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 is executive-produced by Khan, David Hemingson and Jeff Morton. The series is a production of 20th Century Fox Television.
The breakup, in the words of one pal, was a huge game changer that complicated everyones lives and made everyone question their own choices. Alex and Dave were the glue that kept their urban family together: Alexs sister, Jane, a suburban housewife, and her buttoned-up husband, Brad; Max, their perpetually underemployed gay friend; and Penny, who worries about never finding the right guy.
A year later, this gang is still friends, although Alex and Dave are trying to figure out just where their relationship stands. Penny is convinced that 2011 will be The Year of Penny, and she starts things off by buying her dream condo. Shell also be getting a new roommate when Alex moves in. Max may make the biggest change of all when he does something his friends never thought hed do… get a steady job.
Called the funniest show on TV by Associated Press, Happy Endings is a raucous comedy about six dysfunctional, thirtysomething friends living in Chicago: Shop owner Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) and her ex-fiancé Dave (Zachary Knighton), an aspiring restaurateur who runs a food truck called Steak Me Home Tonight; crazy-in-love husband and wife duo Brad and Jane, whos also Alexs sister, (Damon Wayans Jr., Eliza Coupe); Max (Adam Pally), their perpetually underemployed gay friend; and singleton Penny (Casey Wilson), always in pursuit of, but never quite finding, the right guy.
Happy Endings was created by executive producer David Caspe (the upcoming feature film Thats My Boy), Happy Endings is executive produced by Jamie Tarses (HawthoRNe), Jonathan Groff (How I Met Your Mother), Anthony & Joe Russo (Arrested Development, Community). The series is from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
LAST MAN STANDING
Last Man Standing stars Tim Allen as Mike, Nancy Travis, as Vanessa, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve, Molly Ephraim as Mandy, Alexandra Krosney as Kristin, Christoph Sanders as Kyle and Hector Elizondo as Ed.
The half-hour comedy is from Twentieth Century Fox Television. The series was created by Jack Burditt and executive-produced by Kevin Abbott, Tim Allen, Marty Adelstein, Shawn Levy, Becky Clements, Richard Baker, Rick Messina, Andy Gordon, Marsh McCall and Kevin Hench.
Between juggling shifts and picking up fast food dinners eaten in front of the TV, Frankie and Mike raise their kids with love, humor and solid Midwestern practicality. Axl, the oldest, is a jock slacker who eats them out of house and home and walks around the house in his underwear. Then theres Sue, their extraordinarily ordinary teen daughter, who fails at just about everything she tries with great gusto. This year she entered high school and continues to not only navigate the raging waters of school life but co-exist with Axl, who is not too thrilled with his little sister being at the same school. And last is Brick, their quirky fourth-grader, who reads constantly, whispers to himself and unapologetically marches to the beat of his own drummer. But through all the madness shines a loving family, and together, the Hecks are putting THE MIDDLE on the map.
The Middle stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.
The Middle was created and is executive produced by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline. The series is from Warner Bros. Television.
Modern Family stars Ed ONeill as Jay, Sofía Vergara as Gloria, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Ariel Winter as Alex, Nolan Gould as Luke, Rico Rodriguez as Manny and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily.
The series is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television in association with Levitan Lloyd Productions. Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd are executive producers/creators.
The show stars Jeremy Sisto as George Altman, Jane Levy as Tessa Altman, Carly Chaikin as Dalia Royce, Rex Lee as Mr. Wolfe, Allie Grant as Lisa Shay, Alan Tudyk as Noah Werner, Cheryl Hines as Dallas Royce and Ana Gasteyer as Sheila Shay.
Emily Kapnek (Hung) writes and executive-produces this bitingly ironic single-camera comedy. It is produced by Warner Bros. Television.
AMERICAS FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS
In its 23 seasons to date, Americas Funniest Home Videos has given away over $12 million in prize money and evaluated more than half a million videotapes from home viewers. Viewers wishing to submit home videos to Americas Funniest Home Videos should visit www.ABC.com for details. Vin Di Bona is executive producer, with Todd Thicke and Michele Nasraway serving as co-executive producers.
The Bachelor is hosted by Chris Harrison and produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are executive producers.
DANCING WITH THE STARS
Dancing with the Stars is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, Strictly Come Dancing. This version is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are co-executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.
WIFE SWAP and CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP
PRIMETIME: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Featured contributors to the program include ABC News correspondents Jim Avila, Juju Chang, Bill Ritter, John Quiñones, Jay Schadler, Deborah Roberts and Brian Ross, as well as contributing correspondent Chris Connelly. Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and Cynthia McFadden also ANCHOR reports. David Sloan is executive producer of 20/20.