- They're pairing the very compatible Happy Endings and Don't Trust The B as an edgy comedy block, but putting it at 9 Tuesday, which runs them up against New Girl/Mindy and NCIS: Los Angeles, which isn't exactly the easiest competition. They serve as a lead-in into Private Practice, which gets to see if it can find a solid footing away from Grey's.
- Comedy The Neighbors gets the plum post-Modern Family slot despite a silly premise (normal family moves into a gated community and discovers their neighbors are all aliens), leading into the soapy Nashville at 10, with Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere as feuding country singers. (Mrs. Coach, coupled with uninteresting other options Wednesday at 10, means this'll get at least a few episodes from me.)
- In the continuing quest to find something that works to lead off Thursday nights, ABC is going with Last Resort, a starry drama (Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Autumn Reeser, Dichen Lachman) about a rogue nuclear sub, which seems to be almost the least compatible thing I can imagine with Grey's and Scandal.
- Sunday gets retooled, with the much-buzzed, but kind of ratings-challenged Revenge inheriting the Housewives slot, leading into 666 Park Avenue, about a haunted apartment building in NYC.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
DANCING WITH THE RATINGS: Even though ABC has a bunch of potent weapons (Dancing With The Stars, Modern Family), they had a bunch of holes to plug in their schedule this fall, and a few interesting moves:
Posted by Matt at 11:36 AM