ABC Announces Fall 2012 Premieres

ABC TV showsABC has finally gotten around to announcing the start dates for their 2012-13 schedule. CBS is launching almost all of their season during the week of September 24th. Most of ABC’s will debut during that week as well but they’re saving others for October.

Returning shows on ABC include 20/20, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Castle, Dancing with the Stars, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23, Grey’s Anatomy, Happy Endings, Last Man Standing, The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Primetime: What Would You Do?, Private Practice, Revenge, Scandal, Shark Tank, and Suburgatory.

New ABC shows premiering this fall are 666 Park Avenue, Last Resort, Nashville, and The Neighbors. You can read brief descriptions of these new TV series.

Now, all of the broadcast networks have released their fall start dates. Check out the other networks here: CBS, The CW, FOX and NBC.


Below are ABC’s Fall premiere dates for the 2012-13 season. All times listed are ET. Editors please note: “The Neighbors” will premiere on Wednesday, September 26 at 9:30 p.m., before moving to its regular time period at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3.

Friday, September 14
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “What Would You Do?”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “20/20″

Monday, September 24
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Castle”

Tuesday, September 25
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Private Practice”

Wednesday, September 26
8:00-9:00 p.m. “The Middle” (special one-hour premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. “Modern Family”
9:30-10:00 p.m. “The Neighbors” (series premiere)

Thursday, September 27
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Last Resort”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Scandal”

Sunday, September 30
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Once Upon A Time”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Revenge”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “666 Park Avenue”

Wednesday, October 3
8:30-9:00 p.m. “The Neighbors” (regular time period premiere)

Sunday, October 7
7:00-8:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

Wednesday, October 10
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Nashville”

Wednesday, October 17
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Suburgatory”

Tuesday, October 23
9:00-9:30 p.m. “Happy Endings”
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Don’t Trust The B—- in Apartment 23″

Friday, November 2
8:00-8:30 p.m. “Last Man Standing”
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Malibu Country”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Shark Tank” (new time period premiere)

What do you think? What do you think about the upcoming premieres? Any scheduling disappointments? What will you be watching on ABC?

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14 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Craig says

    ABC’s new shows seem to be going for a different demographic than mine. At least, it will allow me to enjoy CBS without any issues.

  2. Maxi Smith says

    Not much to watch on ABC except on Sunday-uh oh-Revenge will be on the same time as Downtown Abbey on PBS, what to do what to do-tape one and visit friends to watch the other, mystery solved. Not much on daytime either, just Gen Hospital and Dr. Oz. My DVR and VCR will not be busy this year, great, electricity bill should be much less this season.

  3. MaryAnn Dumond says

    Glad to see so many favorites coming back. My only disappointment is that the season premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy” is only on for one hour. With the emotional ending we experienced in the final eppy of last season, I was hoping for a 2-hour opener this season.
    There certainly was enough drama to fill that span. Can’t wait for it to start!

  4. Kat says

    What a mad, mad world where I’ll be watching/trying more shows on CBS than ABC. “Castle,” “Last Resort,” “Once Upon A Time,” “666 Park Avenue,” then there’s “Scandal” for my parents.

  5. Joe says

    I was looking for Body Of Proof, too and there is an article that on Hollywood Reporter that it is coming back for a short 13 episode season and that they are dropping the 3 cops from the show and adding 2 new cops – one is a former Megan love interest. I guess it will probably be a mid season replacement show. It’s ashame it’s only 13 shows – I was hoping for a full season……

  6. michael milton says

    it makes no sense for dont trust the B and last man standing to be returning so late in the schedule plus I thought last man standing and malibu county were going to be part of the new TGIF on ABC along with some other comedies. ABC is going to shoot it self in the foot once again by not following through and standing by its programming.

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