ABC Sets Midseason Premiere Dates for That Diving Show, Zero Hour, and More

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?

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i think its completely bull that abc cancelled zero hour!!! it is an amazing show with drama and anticipation! It seems these days anything that has Bible, and or truth to it no one wants to watch it all they want is to see stupid people doing stupid things! Maybe the reason people had a hard time understanding the plot is because the Bible isn't taught the way it use to be taught.Zero hour is about prophecy of the end of times and they have left it ending with a bunch of what abouts BRING ZERO HOUR back!!!
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I'll probably give Zero Hour and Red Widow the 4 episode test. Maybe give the Live With Parents thing a shot but mainly in the hope of seeing some Sarah Chalk cleavage!
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The only show that seems interesting to me, judging from the trailers, is “Red Widow”.
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That is the saddest midseason I've ever seen put to paper.

If Zero Hour has classic nazis, that could be cool, but if it has modern nazis, they're boring.

Also, Tim, how could you miss calling Valentine's Day "the greatest conspiracy known to man"? Seriously, it's RIGHT THERE.
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Zero Hour is the only show that sounds interesting. Unfortunately, it's been given the horrible time slot of Thursday at 8, so I don't expect it to last long. I still haven't forgiven ABC for canceling Missing last season. As for Red Widow, do we really need ANOTHER mob/mafia show? NO.
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Might give Zero Hour a gander to see what its like. Other than that, this is meh.
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Pretty ironic that Zero Hour is in the one hour that has failed ABC time and time again. Good luck Zero Hour, but I doubt a Season 2 will come of your existence.

ABC would've been better served giving Last Resort a Back 9 and keeping it in 8PM.
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Nothing to get excited about all the shows seem boring.
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ABC "Where good shows get bad titles" "Got a bad title? Try ABC!" "I'ts ABC. Put a smile on" "ABC - Happy endings for everyone"

Don't laugh...One of those shows is actually going to be good. "Trust ABC, not the title"
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Oh Elliot Reed, you're at it again? Since I loved you once, I'll give the show a 4 episode test.
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Don't you mean "Becky 2"? ;-) I would have given her a chance here, but for her recent work on Cougar Town and HIMYM, both of which turned grating fast.
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I will watch that episode of The Taste where a judge gets poisoned.
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I'll probably give "Zero Hour" a 4 episode test. At the very least I can make fun of that guy from the last season of Californication that always looks like he needs a bath.
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Dancing with the stars will be back so soon? maybe the cast will be new people this time cuz having repeat contestants was so lazy. and boring.
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I'll give anything that involves frozen nazis a shot
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I'm looking forward to giving Red Widow a shot.
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Does the title of "How to Live with Your Parent's (for the Rest of Your Life)" include the typo?

And I'm excited about Zero Hour - I loved Anthony Edwards in Revenge of the Nerds. Zero Hour seems very similar to that, right?
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Where's the typo? Parents doesn't have an apostrophe in it...
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They fixed it, so now I look like a moron :/
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Oh. Bummer!
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Will give ZERO HOUR a few minutes start. If it's 'reality' oriented it's gone. Will miss LAST RESORT. On Sundays I am avid for both REVENGE and THE GOOD WIFE and if they are not in conflict I will try RED WIDOW. (My apologies to Tim and Price) I liked MOB DOCTOR.
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Why would any show want the Thursday time slot on ABC...better know as All But Cancelled Network.
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Zero Hour sounds pretty cool and I'll give it a shot. Not knowing much about it, it sounds fairly high-concepty... does ABC expect that kind of show to succeed on Thursdays at 8pm, even after their bad scheduling of Last Resort? Bah.

Also, they may be returning later on in the schedule or something, but The Taste or Celebrity Diving or Dancing With The Stars or --Insert Other Stupid Show Here-- better not be kicking out the second halves of Happy Endings or Don't Trust the B. I know the ratings suck, but ABC... please... don't.
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I am excited for How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) and Family Tools.
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Was planning on checking out Zero Hour. Red Widow would have been on my deadpool roster right along with the Mob Doctor, but they held it for midseason.
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Celebrity diving!!!!! How on Earth have I managed to live my life all these years without celebrity diving. Can't wait!
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I loved Anthony Edwards in ER. I'm going to check Zero Hour just to see him again in tv. I will also try Red Widow, but I doubt it will be worth watching.
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Even though it'll probably die in the slot like everything else ABC tries, the show I want to see most is Zero Hour. Paul T. Scheuring is behind it and I loved 'Prison Break', so there ya go.
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How to Live with Your Parent's (for the Rest of Your Life)? Really? Were the creators of HtLwYP(ftRoYL) like, "We need a longer and more annoying name than Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. Preferably, with an acronym that makes it seem like you're having a seizure near your keyboard ... I've got it!"

The only show I care about here besides Celebrity Diving, of course ... Nope! I can't even fake it. If that abomination of a show succeeds than my Sunday School Teacher was right. God is going to judge us all.

Suburgatory. I'm excited for Suburgatory.
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Seizure acronym aside, it can't really be worse than Whitney or Guys with Kids. Can it? *shudders* Oh god, please tell me it can't be worse.
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It can be and will be worse! Bwahahahaha! ... No, but seriously, a ridiculously long name means nothing. DTtBiA23 sounds like an eccentric zip code, but it's an awesomely funny show. Don't judge the show by its seizure acronym. :)
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hahahahaha that was an amazing comment
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