The schedulers at ABC know that you're holding off on booking your Spring Break vacation to Twin Falls, Idaho, until they announce the network's midseason return dates, so they did you a favor and set their calendar today. The network has six shiny new programs to tantalize your senses, and will shuffle around its Wednesday comedy block in April to squeeze one of them into it.
Serialized drama Zero Hour (pictured, above), starring Anthony Edwards as the editor of a paranormal magazine who happens upon THE GREATEST CONSPIRACY KNOWN TO MAN, debuts on February 14 (Valentine's Day—awww!) in the 8pm hour vacated by Last Resort. I don't want to give too much away, but this show might have frozen Nazis in it. (It does!)
Radha Mitchell stars in Red Widow, debuting March 3 in 666 Park Avenue's old spot of Sundays at 10pm. The drama follows a woman who gets caught up in the mafia. It's like The Mob Doctor but with less doctor.
On the comedy side, the annoyingly titled How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (pictured, immediately above) debuts Wednesday, April 3 at 9:30pm. It will bump Suburgatory to the 8:30pm slot after The Neighbors finishes up its run. That one stars Sarah Chalke as a single mom who moves back in with her hippie parents. Family Tools gets the late start on May 1 and will take over for Suburgatory. It stars Kyle Bornheimer as a man who takes over the family handyman business.
ABC is also trying out a primetime cooking competition show called The Taste starting January 22. The Taste is to cooking shows what The Voice is to singing shows in that the judges will conduct blind taste tests to determine a winner, so presentation be damned! And the show you've all been anxiously awaiting, Celebrity Diving, makes a splash (tee hee) on March 19. It is exactly what it sounds like, "celebrities" learning how to high-dive. Yikes.
ABC'S 2013 MIDSEASON SCHEDULE
(Very subject to change)
Tuesday, January 22
8pm–10pm The Taste (two-hour series premiere)
Tuesday, January 29
8pm–9pm The Taste (regular time-period premiere)
Tuesday, February 5
10pm–11pm Body of Proof
Thursday, February 14
8pm–9pm Zero Hour
Sunday, March 3
9pm–11pm Red Widow (two-hour series premiere)
Sunday, March 10
10pm–11pm Red Widow (regular time-period premiere)
Monday, March 18
8pm–10pm Dancing with the Stars
Tuesday, March 19
8pm–9pm Celebrity Diving
Tuesday, March 26
9pm–10pm Dancing with the Stars the Results Show
Wednesday, April 3
8:30pm–9pm Suburgatory (new time-period premiere)
9:30pm–10pm How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
Wednesday, May 1
8:30pm–9pm Family Tools
Besides Celebrity Diving, which we're all SUPER excited for, which new show are you looking forward to most from ABC's midseason? Or should I say, are you looking forward to any of these?