ABC Announces Mid-Season Schedule, Return of ‘DWTS’

by | December 4, 2012 at 11:55 PM | Dancing With The Stars, Don't Tust The B---- In Apartment 23, Happy Endings, suburgatory, TV News

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ABC has locked in the network’s midseason lineup, announcing that “Dancing with the Stars” will return on March 18. In addition, the network will bring in some new blood and wrap up some veteran shows early.

Both “Happy Endings” and “Don’t Trust the B—- In Apt. 23” will end their seasons in March, when the “Dancing with the Stars” results show will take their place on the schedule. “Suburgatory” then shifts to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, while new comedy “How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)” lands the primo post-”Modern Family” timeslot.

New series “The Taste,” featuring celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey, will premiere with a special two-hour episode on Tuesday, January 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET before moving to its regular slot in the 8:00-9:00 p.m. hour on Tuesdays.

Red Widow,” starring Radha Mitchell as a women who enters the world of organized crime, debuts on Sunday, March 3 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. before settling into the 10:00-11:00 p.m. slot a week later.

The Anthony Edwards thriller “Zero Hour” premieres on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m., ET. Edwards’ stars as a man who is forces to solve his wife’s disappearance in the new series.

Upcoming reality series “Celebrity Diving,” hits the scene on Tuesday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m., ET and feature Olympic diver and four-time gold medalist Greg Louganis as one of the judges who will give his take on the stars.

Finally, “Family Tools” debuts on Wednesday, May 1 at 8:30 p.m., ET and stars Kyle Bornheimer, J.K. Simmons and Leah Remini in a new family comedy that proves mixing family with business is never easy. “Family Tools” will take over for “Suburgatory” in the timeslot following its season finale.

Here’s the list of changes and premiere dates for ABC’s mid-season schedule.

Tuesday, January 22
8:00-10:00 p.m.-”The Taste” (Two-hour Series Premiere)

Tuesday, January 29
8:00-9:00 p.m.-”The Taste” (Regular Time Period Premiere)

Tuesday, February 5
10:00-11:00 p.m.-”Body of Proof”

Thursday, February 14
8:00-9:00 p.m.-”Zero Hour”

Sunday, March 3
9:00-11:00 p.m.-”Red Widow” (Two-hour Series Premiere)

Sunday, March 10
10:00-11:00 p.m.-”Red Widow” (Regular Time Period Premiere)

Monday, March 18
8:00-10:00 p.m.-”Dancing with the Stars”

Tuesday, March 19
8:00-9:00 p.m.-”Celebrity Diving”

Tuesday, March 26
9:00-10:00 p.m.-”Dancing with the Stars the Results Show”

Wednesday, April 3
8:30-9:00 p.m.-”Suburgatory” (New Time Period Premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m.-”How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)”

Wednesday, May 1
8:30-9:00 p.m.-”Family Tools”