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ABC’s 2007-08 Fall Schedule

May 15, 2007 by  

What an exciting time for TV lovers. Getting a sneak peek at what could possibly be the new TV classics or at least the next big hit. This morning I was there as Steve McPherson, President of ABC Television announced the ABC 2007-08 Fall Schedule.

“We’re heading into the new season with a strong lineup of returning shows that we’ve developed and nurtured over the past few years,” said McPherson. “That solid foundation will help us launch an exciting development slate as we continue our forward momentum this fall. We’re dedicated to working hard week after week to deliver the best stories and most memorable characters on TV.”


ABC’s Fall Schedule

 Scheduled to debut next season are four new comedy series: “Carpoolers,” “Cavemen,” “Miss/Guided” and “Sam I Am”; along with seven new drama series: “Big Shots,” “Cashmere Mafia,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Eli Stone,” “Private Practice,” “Pushing Daisies” and “Women’s Murder Club.” Alternative series “Oprah’s Big Give” is also slated to debut.

In addition to the new series, ABC previously announced season renewals for “Brothers & Sisters,” “Men in Trees,” “Ugly Betty,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Boston Legal,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “The Bachelor,” “Supernanny,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Wife Swap.” “October Road” and “Notes from the Underbelly” will return for second seasons as well.

More on each series after the jump.


“Big Shots”
This is the story of four friends at the top of their game…until the women in their lives enter the room. Lines between boardroom and bedroom blur when these competitive but dysfunctional CEOs take refuge in their friendship, discussing business, confiding secrets, seeking advice and supporting each other through life’s surprising twists and turns.
Starring: Josh Malina, Michael Vartan, Dylan McDermott, Christopher Titus

“Cashmere Mafia”
Four ambitious and sexy women, who’ve been best friends since business school, try to balance their glamorous and demanding careers with their complex personal lives in the city that never sleeps. They’ve created their own “boys club” to protect each other and discuss their ups and downs as they try to have it all. What good is it to break the glass ceiling without girlfriends to share in your success?
Starring: Lucy Liu, Frances O’Connor, Miranda Otto, Bonnie Somerville

“Dirty Sexy Money”
Some people say money is the root of all evil. They may be right. Nick George’s whole life has been lived in the shadow of the Darling family, but as an adult he’s leading the perfect life as an idealistic lawyer, until his father’s suspicious death. The absurdly wealthy Darlings of New York have asked him to take over his father’s job as their personal lawyer, but the money that will allow him the freedom to be an altruistic do-gooder is only part of the picture. That same money pulls him into the dubious doings of the Darling clan. Power, privilege and family money are a volatile cocktail.
Starring: Peter Krause, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin

“Eli Stone”
Many lawyers consider themselves prophets, but Eli Stone may be the real deal. Eli has built a successful career at a top law firm in San Francisco representing only the biggest and richest corporations that make a habit of screwing over the little guy. But after experiencing a series of odd hallucinations, Eli seeks to find a deeper meaning to life while trying not to lose his job and destroy his relationship with the bosses’ daughter. When Eli discovers an aneurysm in his brain, he wonders if his condition is truly medical or if perhaps he now has a higher calling.
Starring: Johnny Lee Miller, Victor Garber, Natasha Henstridge

“Private Practice”
From Shonda Rhimes, the Golden Globe-winning creator of “Grey’s Anatomy,” comes a story about new beginnings and old friends. Addison Forbes Montgomery is a renowned neonatal surgeon, respected by her friends and colleagues at Seattle Grace Hospital. Deciding she can no longer healthily co-exist with her ex-husband, McDreamy, and her ex-lover, McSteamy, Addison heads to Los Angeles for sunnier weather and happier possibilities. Reunited with her once-married, newly divorced medical school friends, Naomi and Sam, Addison joins their chic private practice. Featuring an all-star cast including Kate Walsh, Amy Brenneman, Tim Daly and Taye Diggs, “Private Practice” tells the story of a woman unafraid of change and willing to begin a new life.
Starring: Kate Walsh, Taye Diggs, Tim Daly, Amy Brennerman, Paul Adelstein, Chris Lowell

“Pushing Daisies”
From Bryan Fuller (“Heroes”) and Barry Sonnenfeld (“Men in Black”) comes an unprecedented blend of romance, crime procedural and high-concept fantasy in a forensic fairytale about a young man with a very special gift. Once upon a time, a mild-mannered boy named Ned realized he could touch dead things and bring them back to life. Grown-up Ned puts his ability to good use, not only touching dead fruit and making it ripe with everlasting flavor, but working with an investigator to crack murder cases by asking the deceased to name their killers. But the tale gets complicated, as all tales do, when Ned brings his childhood sweetheart, Chuck, back from the dead and keeps her alive. Chuck encourages him to use his power to help others, instead of merely solving mysteries and collecting the rewards. Life would be perfect for Ned and Chuck, except for one cruel twist: If he ever touches her again, she’ll go back to being dead, this time for good.
Starring: Lee Pace, Anna Frield Chi McBride, Swoosie Kurtz, Kristen Chenoweth
“Women’s Murder Club”
Based on James Patterson’s bestselling novels, The Women’s Murder Club, four working women in San Francisco – a detective, a district attorney, a medical examiner and a reporter – use their expertise and unique talents to solve murder cases. Each woman is successful in her own field, but because of their unique friendship, they realize that pooling their resources during investigations leads to undiscovered clues and answers in both work and their personal lives.
Starring: Paula Newsome, Aubrey Dollar, Angie Harmon, Tyrees Allen, Laura Harris


Less about saving the environment than male bonding, four guys from very different backgrounds relish their daily commute as they commiserate about their lives, jobs and families in the carpool lane. There’s Laird, the recently divorced playboy; Aubrey, the timid homemaker and breadwinner; the conservative and traditional Gracen; and eager newlywed Dougie. Together, between the pressures of home and work, these men find time to be themselves while driving to and from the office.
Starring: Jerry O’Connell, Fred Goss, Faith Ford, Jerry Minor

Cavemen is a unique buddy comedy that offers a clever twist on stereotypes and turns race relations on their head. Inspired by the popular Geico Insurance commercials, the series looks at life through the eyes of the ultimate outsiders – three modern cavemen – as they struggle to find their place in the world. Joel, his cynical best friend, Nick, and easy-going little brother, Jamie, are contemporary cavemen who live in the suburban south and simply want to be treated like ordinary thirty-something guys. Despite their attempts at assimilation, Nick doesn’t believe mainstream society will ever completely accept them, Jamie seems to take it all in stride and Joel straddles the middle, torn between his friends, his more traditional values and his loving fiancée.
Starring: Bill English, Nick Kroll, Dash Mihok

“Miss/Guided” (premiere date TBD)
Having navigated the awkward and sometimes traumatic world of high school, Rebecca Freely returns to her alma mater as a guidance counselor, free of the insecurities and orthodontia of her school days. Amidst student behavioral problems and the persistent romantic advances of the male nurse, Gary, Rebecca is certain of one thing — she is interested in the hot auto-shop-turned-Spanish-teacher, Tim. However, much as in high school days of unexpected teenage angst, Lisa, a former cheerleader and nemesis of Rebecca’s, returns as the new English teacher determined to make Rebecca relive her unpopular past, setting sights on Tim as well.
Starring: Judy Greer, Brook Burns, Earl Billings

“Sam I Am”
When a terrible accident leaves Samantha “Sam” Newly in a coma for eight days, she wakes up with no recollection of any past experiences, memories or events. Faced with amnesia, Sam must start over. To her dismay she discovers that she wasn’t a particularly honest, good-hearted or loving person. In fact she was self-involved, narcissistic and devoid of real relationships – essentially a bitch. Sam must now struggle with her desire to be good and her temptation to be…not so good. Finding the line between good and evil is never easy.
Starring: Christina Applegate, Jennifer Esposito, Jean Smart, Melissa McCarthy

…and then there’s OPRAH

“Oprah’s Big Give”
The first primetime series from Harpo Productions centers on the competition, drama and emotion as millions of dollars are given away to make a difference in people’s lives across the country. Each week contestants will face a “big twist” that will test their nerve, drive, ingenuity and passion. Big name stars will turn up throughout the series to join the “Oprah’s Big Give” tour. During the eight episodes filmed in various U.S. cities, the field will be narrowed. The stakes will get higher and higher, with one person ultimately being chosen as The Biggest Giver. “

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14 Responses to “ABC’s 2007-08 Fall Schedule”

  1. Brian on May 15th, 2007 10:03 am

    Wow, outside of DVR’ing Grey’s Anatomy, I might never flip to ABC this fall.

  2. Kristi on May 15th, 2007 10:24 am

    woo “Notes from the Underbelly” and “October Road” are coming back 🙂

  3. Jennifer on May 15th, 2007 10:33 am

    What is it with the “four friends in the city” meme? Geez, been there, done that, move on!

  4. Phyllis Vance on May 15th, 2007 10:50 am

    Why is there a show about the Geico cavemen?! Very odd, ABC…

    I should be having some very interesting dorm TV fights at nine on Thursdays next year. The Grey’s crowd already tries to talk through the Office and switch the channel before it is over. :-/

  5. srah on May 15th, 2007 11:20 am

    I can’t believe Cavemen exists.

  6. mg714 on May 15th, 2007 12:02 pm

    Lost returns in January, right? Then I also don’t think that I’ll be watching too much on ABC. Grey’s is up against The Office and Scrubs, so I’ll probably just rely on repeats or online viewing. I’ve lost interest in Ugly Betty (plus that will be up against Earl and 30 Rock anyway). Desperate Housewives is okay, but I don’t really care if I miss it. The only other show I may still watch regularly is Brothers & Sisters. None of the new shows really interest me – the pilot for Private Practice wasn’t so great, even though I do like Kate Walsh. I’m much more excited for NBC’s schedule.

  7. mg714 on May 15th, 2007 12:40 pm

    Just a correction to my last post – I just read on some other sites that Lost is supposed to return in February (not January). While I’m glad that there won’t be reruns, I’m not sure how I’ll be able to wait till next February to find out what happens after the finale in a week or so!

  8. Jake on May 15th, 2007 1:29 pm

    Cool. I don’t even need to think about ABC until February when Lost returns.

  9. Nicole on May 15th, 2007 4:31 pm

    Lol Jake – I pretty much feel the same way save for the fabulous Ugly Betty. I just had to post for two reasons:

    1. Ditto everyone else on the Geico Caveman show – what’s next – following the adventures of Snap, Crackle and Pop as they try to make their way as little people in the big city? Jeez. So lame.

    2. America’s Funniest Home Videos is still making new episodes???? I seriously thought this show died years ago. I guess watching a kid careen his toboggan into his dad’s crotch never gets old for some people.

  10. Post-it Thief on May 15th, 2007 6:21 pm

    Since when did the name “Chuck” become so popular? Good grief!
    Chances are I will give “Pushing Daisies” a chance, if only because it sounds intriguing and I see that Kristen Chenotweth is involved.

  11. Magstress on May 15th, 2007 9:30 pm

    I can’t believe there is going to be a whole series about the Cavemen. Geez, its going to be a long, long wait until February.

  12. acjuju on May 16th, 2007 9:19 pm

    I give cavemen 2 episodes and it will be cancelled. ABC is really going down the tubes in a hurry. I will give womens murder club a chance, only because I am a hugh James Patterson fan.

  13. Jendawn on July 20th, 2007 2:13 pm

    I love ABC. It is pretty much all that I watch. I dvr daytimes OLTL and GH and then I watch Extreme Makeover, Des. Houswives, Ugly Betty, Grey’s, and I absolutely LOVE October Road. I can’t wait for the fall.

  14. charmaine on August 2nd, 2007 1:05 am

    looking forward to gray’s, october road and bro’s and sistas..woot, woot..