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ABC Development Slate for 2007/2008 Season May 17, 2007 1:32 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 2007/2008 TV Season, ABC, News, Television.

Following you will find ABC’s current confirmed development slate for the 2007/2008 season.

For changes and updates, look at the bottom of this post.

Check out the Fall 2007 Programming Guide HERE!

Upfront presentation was presented on Tuesday, May 15th at the Lincoln Center.

Continue reading past the show listing below for ABC’s official press release from their presentation.


Click the title to view pictures, clips and information about the series
Big Shots
Cashmere Mafia (midseason)
Dirty Sexy Money
Eli Stone (midseason)
Private Practice
Pushing Daisies
Women’s Murder Club

Miss Guided (midseason)

Samantha Who?

Next Best Thing: Who is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?
Shaq’s Big Challenge

Oprah’s Big Give(tm) (mid-season)
The Ex-Wives Club

Click this link to view clips and learn more about the new shows.


Renewed for 2007/2008
According to Jim

America’s Funniest Home Videos
The Bachelor
Boston Legal
Brothers & Sisters
Dancing With The Stars
Dancing With The Stars Results
Desperate Housewives
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Grey’s Anatomy
Men In Trees
NCAA Saturday Night College Football

Notes From The Underbelly
October Road (mid-season)
Ugly Betty
Wife Swap

Big Day
Day Break
Extreme Makeover
The George Lopez Show
The Great American Dream Vote
Help Me Help You
In Case of Emergency
The Knights of Prosperity
National Bingo Night
The Nine
Show Me The Money
Six Degrees
What About Brian

To Be Determined
American Inventor
The Ex-Wives Club (C)

Next Best Thing: Who is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?
Shaq’s Big Challenge (C)

Traveler (C)



MONDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
9:30 p.m. “Sam I Am” (new comedy series)
10:00 p.m. “The Bachelor”

TUESDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Cavemen” (new comedy series)
8:30 p.m. “Carpoolers” (new comedy series)
9:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show”
10:00 p.m. “Boston Legal”

WEDNESDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Pushing Daisies” (new drama series)
9:00 p.m. “Private Practice” (new drama series)
10:00 p.m. “Dirty Sexy Money” (new drama series)

THURSDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Ugly Betty”
9:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
10:00 p.m. “Big Shots” (new drama series)

FRIDAY: 8:00 p.m. “MEN IN TREES”
9:00 p.m. “Women’s Murder Club” (new drama series)
10:00 p.m. “20/20”

SATURDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Saturday Night College Football”

SUNDAY: 7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
9:00 p.m. “Desperate Housewives”
10:00 p.m. “Brothers & Sisters”

ABC’s official press release follows below.

Seven New Dramas, Four New Comedies and One New Alternative Series
Will Join a Slate of Returning Shows

New Series Include “Big Shots,” “Carpoolers,” “Cashmere Mafia,” “Cavemen,”
“Dirty Sexy Money,” “Eli Stone,” “Miss/Guided,” “Private Practice,”
“Pushing Daisies,” “Sam I Am” and “Women’s Murder Club”

New Alternative Series “Oprah’s Big Give(tm)” Slated to Debut

Returning Series Include Previously Announced “Brothers & Sisters,” “MEN IN TREES,”
“Ugly Betty,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Boston Legal,”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,”
“The Bachelor,” “Supernanny,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Wife Swap”

“October Road” and “Notes from the Underbelly” Also to Return for Second Seasons
Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment, today outlined ABC’s plans for next season and unveiled the network’s 2007-08 fall schedule before a crowd of ABC affiliates and representatives of the advertising and media communities at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.

Scheduled to debut next season are four new comedy series: “Carpoolers,” “Cavemen,” “Miss/Guided” and “Sam I Am”; along with seven new drama series: “Big Shots,” “Cashmere Mafia,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Eli Stone,” “Private Practice,” “Pushing Daisies” and “Women’s Murder Club.” Alternative series “Oprah’s Big Give(tm)” is also slated to debut.

In addition to the new series, ABC previously announced season renewals for “Brothers & Sisters,” “MEN IN TREES,” “Ugly Betty,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Boston Legal,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “The Bachelor,” “Supernanny,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Wife Swap.”

“October Road” and “Notes from the Underbelly” will return for second seasons as well.

“We’re heading into the new season with a strong lineup of returning shows that we’ve developed and nurtured over the past few years,” said McPherson. “That solid foundation will help us launch an exciting development slate as we continue our forward momentum this fall. We’re dedicated to working hard week after week to deliver the best stories and most memorable characters on TV.”

During the 2006-07 TV Season, ABC’s first season in decades without “Monday Night Football,” the network solidified its dominance with women and in all upscale measures. And with the addition of “Ugly Betty,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “October Road” and “MEN IN TREES,” ABC has added a new generation of broad-appealing, young, accessible dramas to its roster. ABC is the #1 network with Women 18-34 and Women 18-49, and is currently in second place for the season among Adults 18-49, leading both NFL-fueled CBS (with “Super Bowl 2007”) and NBC (with “Sunday Night Football”).

Excluding sports from the mix this season (to account for the loss of “Monday Night Football,” the 2006 “Super Bowl” and the Bowl Championship series) ABC is the No. 2 network to Fox among Adults 18-49. The network airs 7 of the Top 20 TV series in the key young adult sales demographic. ABC retained 99% of its Total Viewers, 100% of its Adult 18-34 audience and 95% of its Adult 18-49 audience year to year in the “non-sports” averages. Additionally, ABC marked its second straight season as the No. 1 television network among advertiser-prized upscale, high-income Adults 18-49 (with/$100K+ annual income). And ABC is the only network whose May Sweep performance is up from a year ago.

As previously announced, “Saturday Night College Football” will return for a second season on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 (8:00 p.m., ET).

Editors please note: Shows picked up but not listed on the schedule will debut later in the 2007-08 season. Photographs are available on http://www.abcmedianet.com.

ABC’s fall primetime schedule is as follows (all times listed are Eastern, with new shows in bold):


MONDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
9:30 p.m. “Sam I Am” (new comedy series)
10:00 p.m. “The Bachelor”

TUESDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Cavemen” (new comedy series)
8:30 p.m. “Carpoolers” (new comedy series)
9:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show”
10:00 p.m. “Boston Legal”

WEDNESDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Pushing Daisies” (new drama series)
9:00 p.m. “Private Practice” (new drama series)
10:00 p.m. “Dirty Sexy Money” (new drama series)

THURSDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Ugly Betty”
9:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
10:00 p.m. “Big Shots” (new drama series)

FRIDAY: 8:00 p.m. “MEN IN TREES”
9:00 p.m. “Women’s Murder Club” (new drama series)
10:00 p.m. “20/20”

SATURDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Saturday Night College Football”

SUNDAY: 7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
9:00 p.m. “Desperate Housewives”
10:00 p.m. “Brothers & Sisters”

“Cashmere Mafia,” “Notes from the Underbelly” and “October Road” will premiere after “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Bachelor” conclude their fall seasons.

Following, in alphabetical order, are descriptions of the new series joining ABC’s primetime schedule next season:


“Big Shots”
This is the story of four friends at the top of their game…until the women in their lives enter the room. Lines between boardroom and bedroom blur when these competitive but dysfunctional CEOs take refuge in their friendship, discussing business, confiding secrets, seeking advice and supporting each other through life’s surprising twists and turns.

Michael Vartan (“Alias”): James Walker
Dylan McDermott (“The Practice”): Duncan Collinsworth
Christopher Titus (“Titus”): Brody Johns
Joshua Malina (“The West Wing”): Karl Mixworthy
Nia Long (“Premonition”): Katie Graham
Paige Turco (“Party of Five”): Lisbeth
Peyton List (“Day Break”): Cameron Collinsworth
Wendy Moniz (“Nash Bridges”): Stacey Walker
Jessica Collins (“The Nine”): Marla
Amy Sloan (“The Heartbreak Kid”): Wendy
EP/Writer: Jon Harmon Feldman (“American Dreams”)
Director: Charles McDougall (“Desperate Housewives”)
Production Company: Warner Bros. Television

“Cashmere Mafia”
Four ambitious and sexy women, who’ve been best friends since business school, try to balance their glamorous and demanding careers with their complex personal lives in the city that never sleeps. They’ve created their own “boys club” to protect each other and discuss their ups and downs as they try to have it all. What good is it to break the glass ceiling without girlfriends to share in your success?

Lucy Liu (“Ally McBeal”): Mia
Frances O’Connor (“Windtalkers”): Zoe
Miranda Otto (“War of the Worlds”): Juliet
Bonnie Somerville (“NYPD Blue”): Caitlin
Peter Hermann (“Law & Order: SVU”): Davis
Julian Ovenden (“Related”): Eric
EP: Gail Katz (“The Agency”)
EP: Darren Star (“Sex and the City”)
EP/Writer: Kevin Wade (“Maid in Manhattan”)
EP/Director: Peyton Reed (“The Break-Up”)
Production Company: Sony Pictures Television

“Dirty Sexy Money”
Some people say money is the root of all evil. They may be right. Nick George’s whole life has been lived in the shadow of the Darling family, but as an adult he’s leading the perfect life as an idealistic lawyer, until his father’s suspicious death. The absurdly wealthy Darlings of New York have asked him to take over his father’s job as their personal lawyer, but the money that will allow him the freedom to be an altruistic do-gooder is only part of the picture. That same money pulls him into the dubious doings of the Darling clan. Power, privilege and family money are a volatile cocktail.

Peter Krause (“Six Feet Under”): Nick George
Donald Sutherland (“Commander in Chief”): Tripp Darling
William Baldwin (“The Squid and the Whale”): Sen. Patrick Darling
Natalie Zea (“Eyes”): Karen Darling
Glenn Fitzgerald (“Six Feet Under”): Rev. Brian Darling
Samaire Armstrong (“The O.C.”): Juliet Darling
Seth Gabel (“The Da Vinci Code”): Jeremy Darling
Zoe McLennan (“JAG”): Lisa
Laz Alonso (“Stomp the Yard”): Colin
Jill Clayburgh (“Running with Scissors”): Letitia Darling
EP/Writer: Craig Wright (“Brothers & Sisters”)
EP: Greg Berlanti (“Brothers & Sisters”)
EP/Director: Peter Horton (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
EP: Matt Gross (“Day Break”)
EP: Bryan Singer (“Superman Returns”)
Production Company: ABC Studios

“Eli Stone”
Many lawyers consider themselves prophets, but Eli Stone may be the real deal. Eli has built a successful career at a top law firm in San Francisco representing only the biggest and richest corporations that make a habit of screwing over the little guy. But after experiencing a series of odd hallucinations, Eli seeks to find a deeper meaning to life while trying not to lose his job and destroy his relationship with the bosses’ daughter. When Eli discovers an aneurysm in his brain, he wonders if his condition is truly medical or if perhaps he now has a higher calling.

Jonny Lee Miller (“Melinda and Melinda”): Eli Stone
Victor Garber (“Alias”): Jordan Wethersby
Natasha Henstridge (“Commander in Chief”): Taylor Wethersby
Loretta Devine (“Crash”): Patti
Sam Jaeger (“Catch and Release”): Matt Dowd
Laura Benanti (“Take the Lead”): Beth Keller
James Saito (“I Think I Love My Wife”): Dr. Chen
EP/Writer: Greg Berlanti (“Brothers & Sisters”)
EP/Writer: Marc Guggenheim (“Brothers & Sisters”)
EP/Director: Ken Olin (“Brothers & Sisters”)
Production Company: ABC Studios

“Private Practice”
From Shonda Rhimes, the Golden Globe-winning creator of “Grey’s Anatomy,” comes a story about new beginnings and old friends. Addison Forbes Montgomery is a renowned neonatal surgeon, respected by her friends and colleagues at Seattle Grace Hospital. Deciding she can no longer healthily co-exist with her ex-husband, McDreamy, and her ex-lover, McSteamy, Addison heads to Los Angeles for sunnier weather and happier possibilities. Reunited with her once-married, newly divorced medical school friends, Naomi and Sam, Addison joins their chic private practice. Featuring an all-star cast including Kate Walsh, Amy Brenneman, Tim Daly and Taye Diggs, “Private Practice” tells the story of a woman unafraid of change and willing to begin a new life.

Kate Walsh (“Grey’s Anatomy”): Addison Forbes Montgomery
Tim Daly (“The Nine”): Dr. Peter Finch
Taye Diggs (“Day Break”): Dr. Sam Bennett
Paul Adelstein (“Prison Break”): Dr. Cooper Freedman
Merrin Dungey (“The King of Queens”): Dr. Naomi Bennett
Chris Lowell (“Veronica Mars”): William “Dell” Cooper
Amy Brenneman (“Judging Amy”): Dr. Violet Turner
EP/Writer: Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
EP: Betsy Beers (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
EP: Marti Noxon (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
EP: Mark Gordon (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
Director: Michael Grossman (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
Production Company: ABC Studios

“Pushing Daisies”
From Bryan Fuller (“Heroes”) and Barry Sonnenfeld (“Men in Black”) comes an unprecedented blend of romance, crime procedural and high-concept fantasy in a forensic fairytale about a young man with a very special gift. Once upon a time, a mild-mannered boy named Ned realized he could touch dead things and bring them back to life. Grown-up Ned puts his ability to good use, not only touching dead fruit and making it ripe with everlasting flavor, but working with an investigator to crack murder cases by asking the deceased to name their killers. But the tale gets complicated, as all tales do, when Ned brings his childhood sweetheart, Chuck, back from the dead and keeps her alive. Chuck encourages him to use his power to help others, instead of merely solving mysteries and collecting the rewards. Life would be perfect for Ned and Chuck, except for one cruel twist: If he ever touches her again, she’ll go back to being dead, this time for good.

Lee Pace (“The Good Shepherd”): Ned
Anna Friel (“Rogue Trader”): Chuck
Chi McBride (“Boston Public”): Emerson
Swoosie Kurtz (“Sisters”): Lily
Kristin Chenoweth (“The West Wing”): Olive
Jim Dale (“reader of the “Harry Potter” series audio books”): Narrator
EP: Dan Jinks (“Traveler”)
EP: Bruce Cohen (“Traveler”)
EP/Director: Barry Sonnenfeld (“Men in Black”)
EP/Writer: Bryan Fuller (“Heroes”)
Production Company: The Jinks/Cohen Company in association with Warner Bros. Television

“Women’s Murder Club”
Based on James Patterson’s bestselling novels, The Women’s Murder Club, four working women in San Francisco – a detective, a district attorney, a medical examiner and a reporter – use their expertise and unique talents to solve murder cases. Each woman is successful in her own field, but because of their unique friendship, they realize that pooling their resources during investigations leads to undiscovered clues and answers in both work and their personal lives.

Paula Newsome (“Little Miss Sunshine”): Claire
Aubrey Dollar (“Point Pleasant”): Cindy
Tyrees Allen (“Alias”): Jacobi
Angie Harmon (“Law & Order”): Lt. Lindsay Boxer
Laura Harris (“24”): Jill
Elizabeth L. Ho: Yuki
Rob Benedict (“Threshold”): Owen
EP: Joe Simpson (“Employee of the Month”)
EP: James Patterson (“Along Came a Spider”)
EP/Writer: Elizabeth Craft (“Angel”)
EP/Writer: Sarah Fain (“Angel”)
Director: Scott Winant (“Huff”)
Production Company: 20th Century Fox TV


Less about saving the environment than male bonding, four guys from very different backgrounds relish their daily commute as they commiserate about their lives, jobs and families in the carpool lane. There’s Laird, the recently divorced playboy; Aubrey, the timid homemaker and breadwinner; the conservative and traditional Gracen; and eager newlywed Dougie. Together, between the pressures of home and work, these men find time to be themselves while driving to and from the office.

Fred Goss (“Sons & Daughters”): Gracen
Faith Ford (“Hope & Faith”): Leila
Jerry O’Connell (“Crossing Jordan”): Laird
Jerry Minor (“Arrested Development”): Aubrey
Allison Munn (“That ’70s Show”): Cindy
Tim Peper (“The Guiding Light”): Dougie
T.J. Miller: Marmaduke
EP/Writer: Bruce McCulloch (“Saturday Night Live”)
EP: Justin Falvey (“Las Vegas”)
EP: Darryl Frank (“Las Vegas”)
EP: David Miner (“30 Rock”)
EP/Director: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo (“You, Me and Dupree”)
Production Company: ABC Studios

Cavemen is a unique buddy comedy that offers a clever twist on stereotypes and turns race relations on their head. Inspired by the popular Geico Insurance commercials, the series looks at life through the eyes of the ultimate outsiders – three modern cavemen – as they struggle to find their place in the world. Joel, his cynical best friend, Nick, and easy-going little brother, Jamie, are contemporary cavemen who live in the suburban south and simply want to be treated like ordinary thirty-something guys. Despite their attempts at assimilation, Nick doesn’t believe mainstream society will ever completely accept them, Jamie seems to take it all in stride and Joel straddles the middle, torn between his friends, his more traditional values and his loving fiancée.

Bill English (“The Pavement”): Joel
Nick Kroll (“Arranged”): Nick
Dash Mihok (“Hollywoodland”): Jamie
Kaitlin Doubleday (“Catch Me If You Can”): Kate
John Heard (“Prison Break”): Trip
Stephanie Lemelin (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”): Thorne
EP: Daniel Rappaport (“Office Space”)
EP: Guymon Casady (“Hope & Faith”)
EP/Director: Will Speck & Josh Gordon (“Blades of Glory”)
EP: Bill Martin (“Grounded for Life”)
EP: Mike Schiff (“Grounded for Life”)
Co-EP/Writer: Joe Lawson
Production Company: ABC Studios

Having navigated the awkward and sometimes traumatic world of high school, Rebecca Freely returns to her alma mater as a guidance counselor, free of the insecurities and orthodontia of her school days. Amidst student behavioral problems and the persistent romantic advances of the male nurse, Gary, Rebecca is certain of one thing — she is interested in the hot auto-shop-turned-Spanish-teacher, Tim. However, much as in high school days of unexpected teenage angst, Lisa, a former cheerleader and nemesis of Rebecca’s, returns as the new English teacher determined to make Rebecca relive her unpopular past, setting sights on Tim as well.

Judy Greer (“Two and a Half Men”): Becky
Brooke Burns (“Pepper Dennis”): Lisa
Earl Billings (“How I Met Your Mother”): Principal Huffy
Kristoffer Polaha (“CSI: Miami”): Tim
Jonathan Sadowski (“American Dreams”): Gary
EP: Ashton Kutcher (“That ’70s Show”)
EP: Jason Goldburg (“Beauty and the Geek”)
EP: Karey Burke (“The Real Wedding Crashers”)
EP/Writer: Caroline Williams (“The Office”)
EP/Writer: Gaby Allan (“Scrubs”)
Director: Todd Holland (“Malcolm in the Middle”)
Production Company: 20th Century Fox TV & ABC Studios

“Sam I Am”
When a terrible accident leaves Samantha “Sam” Newly in a coma for eight days, she wakes up with no recollection of any past experiences, memories or events. Faced with amnesia, Sam must start over. To her dismay she discovers that she wasn’t a particularly honest, good-hearted or loving person. In fact she was self-involved, narcissistic and devoid of real relationships – essentially a bitch. Sam must now struggle with her desire to be good and her temptation to be…not so good. Finding the line between good and evil is never easy.

Christina Applegate (“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”): Sam
Jennifer Esposito (“Related”): Andrea
Kevin Dunn (“Prison Break”): Howard
Melissa McCarthy (“Gilmore Girls”): Dena
Tim Russ (“Without a Trace”): Frank
Jean Smart (“24”): Regina
Story By: Cecelia Ahern & Donald Todd
Teleplay: Donald Todd (“Ugly Betty”)
EP: Donald Todd (“Ugly Betty”)
EP: Peter Traugott (“Frangela”)
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill (“Crossing Jordan”)
Production Company: ABC Studios


“Oprah’s Big Give(tm)”
The first primetime series from Harpo Productions centers on the competition, drama and emotion as millions of dollars are given away to make a difference in people’s lives across the country. Each week contestants will face a “big twist” that will test their nerve, drive, ingenuity and passion. Big name stars will turn up throughout the series to join the “Oprah’s Big Give(tm)” tour. During the eight episodes
filmed in various U.S. cities, the field will be narrowed. The stakes will get higher and higher, with one person ultimately being chosen as The Biggest Giver. “Oprah’s Big Give(tm)” is created and produced by Harpo Productions in conjunction with Profiles Television Productions, LLC. Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Rakieten, Harriet Seitler, Jonathan Sinclair, Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri are executive producers.

Update #1: Added breakdown of what’s been renewed, what’s new and what show’s are currently in limbo. Some shows on the fate undetermined list are presumed dead, but haven’t officially been canceled yet. Those are marked with (C-Canceled). There may also be some shows on the list presumed safe, those are marked with (S-Safe).

Update #2: Added Miss/Guided to the comedy list. Source: Deadline Hollywood Daily

Update #3: Moved George Lopez from To Be Determined list to Canceled list. Source: Los Angeles Times

Update #4: Moved According to Jim, Big Day, Extreme Makeover, Help Me Help You, The Knights of Prosperity, The Nine, Six Degrees and What About Brian from To Be Determined list to Canceled list. Moved 20/20 and Primtime from the To Be Determined list to the Renewed for 2007/2008 list.

Update #5: Added the official press release and 2007/2008 schedule from ABC’s upfronts presentation.

Update #6: There are conflicting reports in regards to the cancellation of According to Jim. While the show will not appear on the networks Fall schedule, it may return during mid-season. So, I moved it off the Canceled list and back onto the To Be Determined. I also added a (C) next to it to signify its presumed cancellation.

Update #7: Added a link below the new show pickups which will direct you to ABC’s 2007/2008 preview site where you can view clips and learn more about the upcoming shows.

Update #8: Added notes next to Cashmere Mafia, Eli Stone, Lost, Miss Guided, Notes from the Underbelly, October Road and Oprah’s Big Give to signify their mid-season starts.

Update #9: Moved According to Jim from the To Be Determined list to the Renewed for 2007/2008 list. ABC picked up the show for a seventh season, committing to produce 18 episodes. Considering the odd order number (shows usually either get picked up for 13 episodes, and then an added 9 if they do well), this is likely a sign that this will definitely be the last season for the show. Added a (C) to the end of National Bingo Night. Considering the shows low ratings, it’s not likely to return next year. Also added a (C) next to Traveler. Unfortunately the fact that ABC had no confidence in the show by cutting its show order down to eight episodes, and the ratings haven’t been strong for the currently running episodes, it doesn’t seem likely it’ll return. I’d love to be proven wrong though! I also put the currently running summer series on the To Be Determined list, those are: American Inventor, The Ex-Wives Club, Next Best Thing: Who is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator? and Shaq’s Big Challenge. And lastly, there was a name change for the Christina Applegate starring comedy Sam I Am. The show is now titled Samantha Who?. Those changes have been made to the list above.

Update #10: Added clickable links for all the new series that have viewable clips, pictures and/or information through the ABC site.

Update #11: Added (C) to The Ex-Wives Club and Shaq’s Big Challenge. There has been no confirmation of these show’s cancellation, but they likely will not be returning next season.

Update #12: Moved National Bingo Night off the To Be Determined list and onto the Renewed for 2007/2008 list. It’ll return for a five episode run this coming December.

This post will be continually updated with new shows and schedules when announcements are made. For quick rundowns of the new series, follow this link to be directed to Variety’s Pilot Watch 2007 page for ABC.


1. Colin - May 14, 2007 7:16 pm

apparently George Lopez has been canceled too..his quote was “TV just got a whole lot Whiter”.

2. PAT - May 15, 2007 2:54 pm



3. Pam - May 27, 2007 3:43 pm

How could you cancel What About Brian? One of the best shows!!! I am so steaming MAD at ABC! This was a wonderful show with a great cast. You have surely disappointed many people – I really hate you!

4. Donna Jolly - May 28, 2007 8:16 pm

TV really sucks lately. You get interested in something and then it gets pulled. Why do I even turn it on anymore. I hate reality shows and thirty minutes sitcoms offered a way to get a break from the day’s routine and a chance to laugh. You guys are taking that all away. If I want to watch the real world I would just stay a work.

5. sara - May 28, 2007 9:43 pm

What About Brian is amazing!!!Better than Grey’s. I watch both and WAB is MUCH better. Give it time!!!!

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9. Elisa - June 12, 2007 5:36 pm

“The George Lopez Show “broke stereo types. It was a show of your average American family. I think people of all races related to this show and it didn’t just cater to one demographic. I’m also very disappointed in the new ABC line up next fall. I’m sad to see a good family oriented show get cancelled.

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11. anthony debella - July 16, 2007 1:47 pm

When will you know if american inventor will be on again? I would like to have an idea so I can see when and where the next auditions will be taking place. thank you

12. forte thomas - August 11, 2007 6:23 am

need to know if Next Best Thing will be starting auditions and where. Thanks forte

13. forte thomas - August 11, 2007 6:24 am

next best thing show when?

14. Keith Allynn - August 19, 2007 5:30 pm

I would also like to know about the next “The Next Best Thing” auditions.
Keith Allynn

15. The Fauchers - August 27, 2007 9:30 pm

What is gong on when you final put a show on that is Great you cancel and put garbage on instead. Guess I will go back to HBO.

16. Matticus - August 31, 2007 11:12 am

Can’t believe what about brian is being cancelled…..that really sucks…one of the only shows that me and my girlfriend both enjoyed watching together, religiously……ABC can kiss my ass, they just lost a viewer right here. And i’m sure they’ll replace it with something noone will watch and they’ll get so much email about this they’ll be forced to bring it back….hopefully

17. Renee - September 13, 2007 8:13 am

ABC sucks for cancelling What about Brian, I love the show it had a great cast and good story lines, I was really looking forward to watching it in 07-08.

18. Becky - September 17, 2007 8:57 pm

I can’t believe you are canceling What About Brian !!!!!! What the heck is wrong with you people ? I am going to quit watching ABC… whenever I get into a show and start watching it, it’s ripped out and some other crap put in it’s place… what’s the point. ABC sucks!

19. Amanda - September 18, 2007 4:56 pm

What? I can’t believe you would cancel What About Brian that show was great and had a great cast my husband and I are very upset.

20. bmathews - September 22, 2007 8:48 pm

Like, many, I am very disappointment that “What About Brian?” was canceled. I was really looking forward to seeing “what happened?” Could you PLEASE reconsider?


21. Niecy - September 24, 2007 2:11 pm

I am really disappointed that What About Brian? was canceled. It was a show that I finally looked forward to watching each weeth with an amazing cast , and so looked forward to seeing it this fall. I think this was a HUGE mistake.

22. Tammy - September 24, 2007 8:44 pm

I was just thinking the same thing about ABC cancelling What About Brian!!!! I was on here trying to find out when the season premier was going to air and could not believe it when I read it was cancelled!! How can you do that? My husband and I watch this show every week FAITHFULLY! This was one of the best shows and was probably replaced with another stupid “reality” show that we have plenty of already! I am typing all this and wondering if ABC even really considers what their viewers think……I guess we will find out, huh??

23. Very Peaved - September 25, 2007 7:32 pm

Obviously you look at stats from previous seasons to determine if the show should continue, right? If not – hire more people – you can afford it! You shouldn’t leave viewers hanging on all summer to anticipate the fall premiere. END THE SHOW PROPERLY WHEN YOU KNOW THE STATS ARE LOW!!!!

24. Nancy - October 1, 2007 2:28 pm


25. Michelle Reid - October 5, 2007 7:15 pm

Aloha, Whe doe’s “Lost” start??? have not seen any commercials? nothing??
ABC you will lose lost fans!

26. Russ T.C. - October 7, 2007 5:47 pm

Hi Michelle.

Lost returns on February 6, 2008.

27. AJ - November 5, 2007 9:44 pm

We want “What About Brian”!!!!!!

28. DA - November 5, 2007 9:46 pm

Bring back What About Brian and cancel Grey’s A… instead

29. Jesse Davenport - November 6, 2007 12:43 am

I would like to know whether “American Inventor” will be renewed or cancelled. Can you give me some information as to when this will be announced? Thank you

30. Kim - November 29, 2007 8:10 pm

NO WAY keep Greys Anatomy its got better ratings obviously

31. Jinny - December 31, 2007 10:51 am

Why can I not find any information on a new season of 24 with Jack Baur?? Will there BE a new season? Please say yes!

32. Desi - February 8, 2008 11:26 pm

I can’t believe ratings were low for Traveler. That show was good. I don’t normally get into those kind of shows, but after the first episode I just really got into it. It was getting good and then it was cut down to less episodes than in a normal season. I really hope it comes back. I have been looking forward to its return since the last show aired. I think it should be given one more chance.

33. Dee - June 2, 2008 10:13 am

OMG! no travler is not on a “TBD” list that is CRAZY. That is the best show abc has had out in forever. How about you cancel desperate housewives i’m tired of that show. Abc is so LAME

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