ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates: 'Modern Family', 'Revenge', 'DWTS:All-Stars', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Once Upon a Time' & More

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July 26th, 2012

via press release:






Below are ABC’s Fall premiere dates for the 2012-13 season. All times listed are ET. Please note: “The Neighbors” will premiere on Wednesday, September 26 at 9:30 p.m., before moving to its regular time period at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3.


Friday, September 14

8:00-9:00 p.m.                                             “Shark Tank”

9:00-10:00 p.m.                                          “What Would You Do?”

10:00-11:00 p.m.                                        “20/20”


Monday, September 24

8:00-10:00 p.m.                                          “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars”

10:00-11:00 p.m.                                        “Castle”


Tuesday, September 25

8:00-10:00 p.m.                                          “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show”

10:00-11:00 p.m.                                        “Private Practice”


Wednesday, September 26

8:00-9:00 p.m.                                             “The Middle” (special one-hour premiere)

9:00-9:30 p.m.                                             “Modern Family”

9:30-10:00 p.m.                                          “The Neighbors” (series premiere)

Thursday, September 27

8:00-9:00 p.m.                                             “Last Resort”

9:00-10:00 p.m.                                          “Grey’s Anatomy”

10:00-11:00 p.m.                                        “Scandal”


Sunday, September 30

8:00-9:00 p.m.                                             “Once Upon a Time”

9:00-10:00 p.m.                                          “Revenge”

10:00-11:00 p.m.                                        “666 Park Avenue”


Wednesday, October 3

8:30-9:00 p.m.                                             “The Neighbors” (regular time period premiere)


Sunday, October 7

7:00-8:00 p.m.                                             “America’s Funniest Home Videos”


Wednesday, October 10

10:00-11:00 p.m.                                        “Nashville”


Wednesday, October 17

9:30-10:00 p.m.                                          “Suburgatory”



Tuesday, October 23

9:00-9:30 p.m.                                             “Happy Endings”

9:30-10:00 p.m.                                          “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23”


Friday, November 2

8:00-8:30 p.m.                                             “Last Man Standing”

8:30-9:00 p.m.                                             “Malibu Country”

9:00-10:00 p.m.                                          “Shark Tank” (new time period premiere)

  • Brittney

    I feel like Suburgatory is going to get the Happy Endings treatment scheduling wise this year.

  • rob60990

    Modern Family will likely be an hour on Oct 10. Pretty late start for Suburgatory.

    Was hoping Grey’s would have a 2 hour premiere. Glad Private Practice has a solid lead-in for a few weeks.

  • Baqinardo

    Those 2 hrs DWTS result show just for few weeks right?
    I cant stand 4 hrs of dancing.

  • Greg

    What a freaking mess.

  • rob60990

    Starting the Tuesday comedy hour late is smart. By then I’m sure the competing comedies will have settled. Smart not to premiere them all on the same night. It gives both a better chance.

  • juan

    So mostle ABC and CBS will do premier week, its smart that the comedies have a late smart though i don’t like the suburgatory/neighbors schedule other than that its nice.

  • Lockemonster

    I don’t want to have to wait that long for Happy Endings to start.

  • Matt

    ABC has a pretty strong Sunday night line up there.

  • Anon

    Apt23 and LMS will be having Halloween shows as their season premiers. They are taking a page out of the CW playbook with these late starts.

  • rob60990

    “Those 2 hrs DWTS result show just for few weeks right?
    I cant stand 4 hrs of dancing.”

    The first hour will likely be a recap. It is seriously impossible to do a 2 hour results show. That would really be stretching it.

    “What a freaking mess.”

    Seems straight forward to me. THIS is a mess.

  • iggy.

    Saturday Night College Football returns on September 1.

  • Mon

    Yay for one-hour premiere of The Middle! The Heck Family is my favorite family on TV!

  • Mi

    It’s a good idea to start Nashville behind an hour of Modern Family, and I think ABC give their new Wednesday shows and Suburgatory a good chance with this schedule.

    I can’t wait for September 30 now :)

  • Ram510

    So what are they going to air Wednesday at 10 until Nashville starts?

    I wonder if they are waiting on Suburgatory to see how quickly The Neighbors will bomb. Then they could always move Last Man Standing or Malibu Country to the post MF or post Middle spot

  • michael

    ABC is my #1 broadcast channel

    Will Be Watching:
    Castle, Happy Endings, Private Practice only because it is the final season, The Middle, Modern Family, Nashville, Last Resort, Scandal, Last Man Standing, Once Upon a Time & Revenge.

  • Ram510

    I wonder if Modern Family will be an hour on oct.

  • little_big_man

    What’s going to be on October 3 and October 10 behind Modern Family? I guess if ABC has any brains on October 10 will be a one hour MF as lead in to the Nashville premiere? But what about October 3? A second episode of The Neighbors on one day?

  • Ram510

    Weird not seeing Desperate Housewives on the Sunday schedule, but ABC looks to have a good Sunday line up. I still miss Desperate though, we should’ve got that season 9 that everyone had already signed in for.

    Bold prediction – The Neighbors won’t make it to see November sweeps

  • rob60990

    Oct 3 is a presidential debate.

  • Steven Leitner


    Next season of Private Practice hasn’t been announced as the final season yet.

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