ABC released its fall schedule on Tuesday which includes five total soaps - DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, GREY'S ANATOMY, PRIVATE PRACTICE, PAN AM, and ONCE UPON A TIME.
Come midseason, hot new soap GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES will premiere along with THE RIVER and SCANDAL. ABC may be canceling its daytime soaps but the genre is alive and well at night.
Here's the lineup for fall:
8:00 p.m. DANCING WITH THE STARS
10:00 p.m. CASTLE
8:00 p.m. LAST MAN STANDING (new)
8:30 p.m. MAN UP (new)
9:00 p.m. DANCING WITH THE STARS RESULTS SHOW
10:00 p.m. BODY OF PROOF
8:00 p.m. THE MIDDLE
8:30 p.m. SUBURGATORY (new)
9:00 p.m. MODERN FAMILY
9:30 p.m. HAPPY ENDINGS
10:00 p.m. REVENGE (new)
8:00 p.m. CHARLIE'S ANGELS (new)
9:00 p.m. GREY'S ANATOMY
10:00 p.m. PRIVATE PRACTICE
8:00 p.m. EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION
9:00 p.m. SHARK TANK
10:00 p.m. 20/20
8:00 p.m. SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FOOTBALL
7:00 p.m. AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS
8:00 p.m. ONCE UPON A TIME (new)
9:00 p.m. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
10:00 p.m. PAN AM (new)
ONCE UPON A TIME
From the inventive minds of LOST executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis comes a bold new imagining of the world, where fairy tales and the modern-day are about to collide.
And they all lived happily ever after – or so everyone was led to believe. Emma Swan knows how to take care of herself. She’s a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who’s been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. But when the son she gave up years ago finds her, everything starts to change. Henry is now 10 years old and in desperate need of Emma’s help. He believes that Emma actually comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming’s missing daughter. According to his book of fairytales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queen’s curse, which trapped the fairytale world forever, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world. Of course Emma doesn’t believe a word, but when she brings Henry back to Storybrooke, she finds herself drawn to this unusual boy and his strange New England town. Concerned for Henry, she decides to stay for a while, but she soon suspects that Storybrooke is more than it seems. It’s a place where magic has been forgotten, but is still powerfully close… where fairytale characters are alive, even though they don’t remember who they once were. The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning, but for good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.
ONCE UPON A TIME stars Ginnifer Goodwin (BIG LOVE) as Snow White/Sister Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison (HOUSE) as Emma Swan, Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, Trainspotting, SGU) as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham, Jared Gilmore (MAD MEN) as Henry, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/John Doe and Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie.
ONCE UPON A TIME was written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who are also executive producers, along with Steve Pearlman (ABC’s V). The pilot is directed and executive-produced by Mark Mylod (ENTOURAGE). ONCE UPON A TIME is from ABC Studios.
Passion, jealousy and espionage... They do it all – and they do it at 30,000 feet. The style of the 1960s, the energy and excitement of the Jet Age and a drama full of sexy entanglements deliciously mesh in this thrilling and highly-original new series.
In this modern world, air travel represents the height of luxury and Pan Am is the biggest name in the business. The planes are glamorous, the pilots are rock stars and the stewardesses are the most desirable women in the world. Not only are these flyboys and girls young and good looking, but to represent Pan Am they also have to be educated, cultured and refined. They’re trained to handle everything from in-air emergencies to unwanted advances – all without rumpling their pristine uniforms or mussing their hair. There’s Dean (Jonah Lotan) – a cocky, charismatic and ambitious new pilot – the first of a new breed not trained in the war. On the sly against company policy, he’s dating Bridget, a stunning beauty with a mysterious past. A rebellious bohemian, Maggie (Christina Ricci) turns into a buttoned up professional for work so she can see the world. Rounding out the crew are flirtatious Collette (Karine Vanasse), the adventurous Kate (Kelli Garner) and, finally, Laura (Margot Robbie) – Kate’s beauty queen younger sister, a runaway bride, who recently fled a life of domestic boredom to take to the skies.
Pan Am stars Christina Ricci (Penelope) as Maggie, Kelli Garner (Going the Distance) as Kate, Karine Vanasse (Polytechnique) as Colette, Margot Robbie (NEIGHBOURS) as Laura, Jonah Lotan (24) as Dean and Michael Mosley (JUSTIFIED) as Ted.
Jack Orman (ER, MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE), Tommy Schlamme (THE WEST WING, PARENTHOOD) and Nancy Hult Ganis (Akleeh and the Bee) are the executive producers of Pan Am. Orman is also the writer, with Schlamme directing. PAN AM is produced by Jack Orman Productions, Out of the Blue Entertainment and Shoe Money Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.
GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES
The soap returns to Dallas in this wicked new drama that shows that you can go home again... but only if you’re ready to face the sins of your past.
Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), once the ultimate high school "mean girl," is forced to return home in disgrace after her marriage ends in scandal. Amanda is nothing like the girl she was 20 years ago, but as her old classmates reacquaint themselves with the new Amanda, will her home town welcome her with open arms or seek revenge? No one in this town is a saint, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a heart. As Amanda and her teenage kids try to adjust to their new lives, the ladies from her past alternate between sympathy and scheming.
GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES stars Leslie Bibb (Iron Man) as Amanda Vaughn, Kristin Chenoweth (PUSHING DAISIES) as Carlene Cockburn, Annie Potts (LAW & ORDER: SVU, JOAN OF ARCADIA) as Gigi Stopper, Jennifer Aspen (Rodney) as Sharon Peacham, Miriam Shor (SWINGTOWN, DAMAGES) as Cricket Caruth-Reilly, Marisol Nichols (24) as Heather Cruz, Brad Beyer (JERICHO) as Zack Peacham, Mark Deklin (LONE STAR) as Blake Reilly and David James Elliott (JAG) as Ripp Cockburn.
Based on Kim Gatlin’s hit book, "Good Christian Bitches," GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES is executive-produced by Darren Star (SEX AND THE CITY), Robert Harling (Steel Magnolias) and Aaron Kaplan. The pilot is written by Robert Harling and executive-produced and directed by Alan Poul. Good Christian Belles is produced by ABC Studios.
The River follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him.
Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole’s emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess (Leslie Hope), Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole’s cagey ex-producer, Clark (Paul Blackthorne), film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann).
THE RIVER stars Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) as Emmet Cole, Joe Anderson (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2) as Lincoln Cole, Paul Blackthorne (LIPSTICK JUNGLE) as Clark, Paulina Gaitan as Jahel, Leslie Hope (24) as Tess Cole, Eloise Mumford (LONE STAR) as Lena, Shaun Parkes (The Mummy Returns) as Adjay, Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong) as Captain Kurt Brynildson and Daniel Zacapa (RESURRECTION BLVD.) as Emilio.
THE RIVER, from Amblin’s Steven Spielberg, Daryl Frank and Justin Falvey, showrunner/executive producer Michael Green (HEROES, KINGS), is also executive-produced by Oren Peli (creator of Paranormal Activity), Zack Estrin, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider. Teleplay by Michael R. Perry and Michael Green, story by Oren Peli & Michael R. Perry and Michael Green. The pilot is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and produced by ABC Studios.
From the creator and executive producers of GREY'S ANATOMY and PRIVATE PRACTICE comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff.
A former media relations consultant to the President, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nation’s elite. After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter -- both professionally and personally -- but she can’t seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly it becomes apparent that her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can’t quite fix the ones closest at hand -- their own.
SCANDAL stars Kerry Washington (Ray) as Olivia Pope, Henry Ian Cusick (LOST) as Stephen Finch, Columbus Short (Stomp the Yard) as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz (Half-Baked) as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn (Ghost) as President Fitzgerald Grant and Jeff Perry (GREY'S ANATOMY) as Cyrus.
SCANDAL was written by Shonda Rhimes (GREY'S ANATOMY, PRIVATE PRACTICE). Rhimes and Betsy Beers (GREY'S ANATOMY, PRIVATE PRACTICE) are executive producers. Paul McGuigan is the director. SCANDAL is produced by ABC Studios.
Wealth, beauty and status define the people in this town, but one woman is willing to destroy everyone for the sake of revenge.
Emily Thorne (Emily Van Camp) is new to the Hamptons. She’s met some of her wealthy neighbors, has made a few new friends and seemingly blends into the town. But something is a little odd about a young girl living in a wealthy town all on her own, and the truth is that Emily isn’t exactly new to the neighborhood. In fact, this was once her old neighborhood, until something bad happened that ruined her family and their reputation. Now Emily is back, and she’s returned to right some of those wrongs in the best way she knows how – with a vengeance.
REVENGE stars Madeleine Stowe (We Were Soldiers, The Last of the Mohicans) as Victoria Grayson, Emily Van Camp (BROTEHRS & SISTERS, EVERWOOD) as Emily Thorne, Gabriel Mann (The Bourne Identity) as Nolan Ross, Henry Czerny (Mission: Impossible, Clear and Present Danger) as Conrad Grayson, Ashley Madekwe (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) as Ashley Davenport, Nick Wechsler (Roswell) as Jack Porter, Josh Bowman (Prowl) as Daniel Grayson, Christa B. Allen (13 Going on 30) as Charlotte Grayson and Connor Paolo (GOSSIP GIRL) as Declan Porter.
REVENGE is written and executive-produced by Mike Kelley (SWINGTOWN), along with executive producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (Twilight). The pilot is directed and executive-produced by Phillip Noyce (Salt). Revenge is produced by ABC Studios.
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