ABC's Fall Schedule Pushes V to Midseason

ABC unveiled its 2010-2011 schedule today, and it shouldn't be too hard for fans of the network's returning shows to find them next season.

Castle, the Wednesday-night comedy block, Shonda Rhimes' Thursday double-dip of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, and Sunday's pairing of Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters all remain in their time slots. In fact, none of the networks to reveal schedules so far have shaken things up that much when deciding where to put returning shows.

V is the exception, and is nowhere to be found on ABC's fall schedule (it aired four episodes last fall before being returning in March); it looks like the the alien-invasion series will be held for midseason.

Of the network's new shows, high-profile superhero drama No Ordinary Family opens Tuesday nights at 8pm, and cop show Detroit 1-8-7 closes the evening, sandwiching Dancing With the Stars in between. Relationship comedy Better Together squeezes into Wednesday night, replacing Hank. New drama My Generation kicks things off on Thursdays, and Rhimes' new doctor drama Off the Map is being held until midseason.

Here's the whole fall schedule:
(New shows in CAPS)

Monday
8pm Dancing With the Stars (Performances)
10pm Castle

Tuesday
8pm NO ORDINARY FAMILY
9pm Dancing With the Stars (Results)
10pm DETROIT 1-8-7

Wednesday
8pm The Middle
8:30pm BETTER TOGETHER
9pm Modern Family
9:30pm Cougar Town
10pm THE WHOLE TRUTH

Thursday
8pm MY GENERATION
9pm Grey's Anatomy
10pm Private Practice

Friday
8pm Secret Millionaire
9pm BODY OF PROOF
10pm 20/20

Sunday
8pm Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9pm Desperate Housewives
10pm Brothers & Sisters

New shows that will premiere midseason: Off the Map, Happy Endings, Mr. Sunshine

Related Stories:
Fox's 2010-2011 Schedule Downsizes American Idol
NBC's 2010-2011 Schedule: In With the New


Follow TV.com writer Tim Surette on Twitter: @TimAtTVDotCom

Comments (18)
Submit
Sort: Latest | Popular
cant get my head around this that v has been axed by abc so no season 3 what tha f**k are they doing lets have more cop crap on tv not!!!!!!!! they need to sort this out we want more V not cop crap get it !!!!!!! gerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Reply
Flag
Ok Next lets break down abc schedule:
Monday-- crap
Tuesday-- crap
wednesday-- crap
thursday-- crap
Friday---crap
saturday--- crap
Sunday--- desperate housewives maybe, the rest crap

Time to bring back pushing daisies.
Reply
Flag
I'm interested in "No Ordinary Family" but I have a weakness for "people with powers". The only good one so far, that isn't anime, was The 4400. So I hope to see something come close, though no one could realy match up to the writing expertise of Rene Echevarria and Ira Steven Behr.
Reply
Flag
I'll only be watching Desperate Housewives and Castle (although Castle is getting a bit boring, even with Nathan Fillion, probably because they made him so metrosexual, yawn!)

I hope V doesn't get canceled. I didn't watch it the first time around, so it's all new to me, plus I like SciFi, so I'm a bit more tolerant of mediocre SciFi LOL
Reply
Flag
i was tripped out for a second because i thought when i saw better together its was BETTER OF TED coming back.
Reply
Flag
I like V, but it doesn't take a genius to figure out that this will probably be the last season. :(
Reply
Flag
And so the demise of V begins I expect it to be canceled on the Always be Canceling network.
Reply
Flag
I'm still disappointed that Better Off Ted got canceled. :(
Reply
Flag
I just joined TV.com and have a question. V is one of my favorite shows and it is noted several times that it has been pushed to "Mid-Season" Is that mid-season 2010 or 2011 please? Thanks...
Reply
Flag
I'm just happy that V actually got renewed - It may be mid season but if it rates well enough they'll still keep it on the air so who really cares!
Reply
Flag
V sounded like a good idea. Too bad it was not.
Reply
Flag
WTF, ABCs ex should be grinded into executive powder. The only shows worth watching is V and Happy town. And how do they expect us to follow their shows when they get cancelt almost immediatly?? Enough with the god damn cop-dramas and teen bulcrap!!
Reply
Flag
I give up on ABC ever making the right choice on any of there programing .
Reply
Flag
This move for V is what will lead to it's cancellation..i would bet anything!
Reply
Flag
V could return in the fall if "Body of Proof" or "The Whole Truth" get canceled right off the bat because of low ratings.
Reply
Flag
V shouldn't have even made it
Reply
Flag
boooooo V should get a full season order!
Reply
Flag
sounds like abc may be getting some good shows.
Reply
Flag

Like TV.com on Facebook