ABC is Lost, Then Found, or What Your Weeknights Will Look Like Next Year

by | December 17, 2007 at 5:05 PM | General

Cashmere Mafia

ABC has recently found Lost again, and moved it from its Wednesday slot to a tenable and highly regarded Thursday night at 9pm; Other swaps include Big Shots returning to Thursday at 10pm, Desperate Housewives to Sunday at 10pm. Newbies that we’re totally looking forward to are Cashmere Mafia (Wednesdays at 10pm) (is it just me or does the name of this show scream Victoria Beckham?) and Eli Stone (Thursdays at 10pm). Shows we desperately need to generate blog fodder are Oprah’s Big Give (Sundays at 9pm)

For the second time this season, ABC will completely revamp its Wednesday night lineup. With promising freshman dramas “Daisies,” “Practice” and “Dirty” benched until the end of the strike, the network is keeping the night female-centered with midseason reality series “Wife Swap” and “Supernanny” leading into “Cashmere.” When “Cashmere” end its run, it will be replaced Feb. 27 by “Men in Trees,” Which has 10 original episodes in the can.

New additions to ABC’s the schedule also include the “Dancing With the Stars” spinoff “Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann,” which will fill in for “Dancing” on Monday until the hit reality series comes back in March, as well as returning series “According to Jim” and “Just for Laughs.”
With its deep bench, ABC is set for the first quarter of 2008 with a mostly first-run schedule.
As for the second quarter, “I’m hoping the strike ends, so we go back to our original plans,” Bader said. [Hollywood Reporter]

Check out the new schedule below, and make your weeknight plans accordingly:

MONDAY (January)
8 p.m. “Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann”
9:30 p.m. “Notes From the Underbelly”
10 p.m. “October Road”

MONDAY (February)
8 p.m. “Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann”
9 p.m. “Samantha Who?”
9:30 p.m. “Notes From the Underbelly”
10 p.m. “October Road”

MONDAY (March)
8 p.m. “Dancing With the Stars”
9:30 p.m. “Samantha Who?”
10 p.m. “The Bachelor”

TUESDAY
8 p.m. “Just for Laughs”
8:30 p.m. “Just for Laughs”
9 p.m. “According to Jim”
9:30 p.m. “Carpoolers”
10 p.m. “Boston Legal”

TUESDAY (March)
8 p.m. “Just for Laughs”
8:30 p.m. “Just for Laughs”
9 p.m. “Dancing With the Stars Results Show”
10 p.m. “Boston Legal”

WEDNESDAY
8 p.m. “Wife Swap”
9 p.m. “Supernanny”
10 p.m. “Cashmere Mafia” (“Men in Trees” beginning Feb. 27)

THURSDAY (January)
8 p.m. “Ugly Betty”
9 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
10 p.m. “Big Shots” (after special premiere of “Cashmere Mafia” on Jan. 3)

THURSDAY (February)
8 p.m. “Ugly Betty”
9 p.m. “Lost”
10 p.m. “Eli Stone”

FRIDAY
8 p.m. Drama encores
9 p.m. Drama encores
10 p.m. “20/20″

SUNDAY (March)
7 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
9 p.m. “Oprah’s Big Give”
10 p.m. “Desperate Housewives”