ABC has released some of the midseason premiere dates for their new and returning series. Among the series getting their start in January is the new comedy Work It, along with unscripted series Celebrity Wife Swap and Winter Wipeout. The network has later dates set for newcomers GCB, Missing and The River.
Before you even look at the schedule, it’s worth noting that this isn’t the final draft, per Deadline, who posted the schedule. Lest you think one of your favorite ABC shows has been purposefully left out, other new and returning shows have yet to receive their official premiere/return dates. This includes new series Apartment 23 Cougar Town, and Shonda Rhimes new drama Scandal. (Update: TV Line says their source says Cougar Town will return sometime in the spring.)
What is on the schedule is GCB, formally titled Good Christian Belles. While it’s likely viewers would have shortened the title to its initials eventually, assuming the series stuck around long enough for that to happen, it’s odd that ABC seems to be going with GCB as the official title.
Horror drama The River is scheduled to debut on Tuesday, February 7th, and ABC has Missing, which will star Ashley Judd, set to premiere on Thursday, March 15th, taking over Charlie’s Angels old spot.
Tuesday, January 3 8:30-9:00 p.m. - Work It