ABC has posted their 2012-2013 Primetime schedule, and as you'll notice, a few returning shows have been shifted around to make room for some of the promising looking newcomers. From what we can tell, it looks like the network has made some good calls with regards to the scheduling adjustments. This includes moving Revenge to Sunday nights, and shifting a couple of returning comedies to Tuesdays.
ABC has shifted Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 to Tuesdays, sticking the hour-long comedy block between Dancing with the Stars and Private Practice. As both comedies likely appeal to the same audience, I think the network is doing the right thing in pairing them, though I also think Cougar Town would've benefited well from their company. We'll have to look to TBS for that comedy.
Also moved away from Wednesday night is Revenge, which has shifted to Sundays, set between returning fantasty-drama Once Upon a Time and new supernatural-themed drama 666 Park Avenue. I would've thought ABC would prefer to put 666 Park back-to-back with Once Upon a Time, especially as a 9:00 p.m. spot might give the series the boost of the Once lead-in and a slightly more favorable earlier time slot. Perhaps the darker tone makes it a better fit for 10:00 p.m.? We'll have to see what ABC shows us from this new show.
Taking over Revenge's time-slot is Nashville, which will cap off the two-hour family-focused comedy block set up on Wednesday nights. This includes the new comedy The Neighbors. Shawn Ryan's new drama Last Resort landed a solid but competitive spot at 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Not mentioned on the schedule is Mistresses, a drama that stars Alyssa Milano and Lost's Yunjin Kim. It's looking like we'll have to wait for midseason for that one, though perhaps ABC hasn't picked a specific day of the week for it.
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