ABC Returns This January With All-New Episodes and Live Tweeting

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January 4th, 2013

via press release:




ABC kicks of the New Year with all new episodes of comedies and dramas beginning Friday, January 4, and in conjunction with the returns, talent will be live tweeting during their respective shows.

In addition to live tweeting for ABC’s returning shows, Sean Lowe will be live tweeting during the premiere of “The Bachelor” on Monday, January 7 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), as previously announced.


In order to participate in live tweeting, use the appropriate talent’s handle and show hashtag listed below.


The schedule is:


Friday, January 4 at 8:00-8:31 p.m., PT

Last Man Standing,” @LastManABC, #LastManStanding

Christoph Sanders, @stophsanders


Friday, January 4 at 9:00-10:01 p.m., PT and ET

Shark Tank,” @ABCSharkTank, #SharkTank (Various Sharks will be participating)

Barbara Corcoran, @BarbaraCorcoran

Mark Cuban, @mcuban

Lori Greiner, @LoriGreiner

Robert Herjavec, @robertherjavec

Daymond John, @TheSharkDaymond

Kevin O’Leary, @kevinolearytv


Sunday, January 6 at 10:31-11:00 p.m., PT

“Don’t Trust The B---- in Apt 23,” @Apt23, #Apt23

James Van Der Beek, @vanderjames


Monday, January 7 at 8:00-10:01 p.m., ET

The Bachelor,” @BachelorABC, #TheBachelor

Sean Lowe, @SeanLowe09


Monday, January 7 at 10:01-11:00 p.m., PT and ET

Castle,” @Castle_ABC, #Castle

Molly Quinn, @MollyQuinn93 – 10:01-11:00 p.m., ET

Guest star, Darby Stanchfield, @darbystnchfld – 10:01-11:00 p.m., PT


Tuesday, January 8 at 9:31-10:00 p.m., ET

“Don’t Trust The B---- in Apt 23,” @Apt23, #Apt23

Krysten Ritter, @Krystenritter


Tuesday, January 8 at 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET

Private Practice,” @PrivatePractice, #PrivatePractice

Caterina Scorsone, @caterinatweets


Wednesday, January 9 at 9:31-10:00 p.m., ET

Suburgatory,” @SuburgatoryABC, #Suburgatory

Jeremy Sisto, @JeremySisto


Thursday, January 10 at 9:00-10:02 p.m., PT

Grey’s Anatomy,” @GreysABC, #GreysAnatomy

Jessica Capshaw, @JessicaCapshaw


Thursday, January 10 at 10:02-11:00 p.m., PT and ET

Scandal,” @ScandalABC, #Scandal (Various cast members will be participating)

Bellamy Young, @BellamyYoung

Columbus Short, @ColumbusShort1

Darby Stanchfield, @darbystnchfld

Guillermo Diaz, @guillermodiazyo

Jeff Perry, @jscandalp

Josh Malina, @JoshMalina

Katie Lowes, @KatieQLowes

Kerry Washington, @kerrywashington

Tony Goldwyn, @tonygoldwyn


Friday, January 11 at 8:31-9:00 p.m., PT

Malibu Country,” @Malibu_Country, #MalibuCountry

Jai Rodriguez, @JaiRodriguez


Last Man Standing

“Bullying” – When Eve is suspended from school for calling a boy a bad name, Mike is surprised name calling would be considered bullying. Meanwhile Ryan finally gets a job, but when he buys a motorcycle, Kristin thinks he won’t have extra money to help her and Boyd, on “Last Man Standing,” FRIDAY, JANUARY 4 (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET).


Shark Tank

“Episode 412” – Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner ring in 2013 by offering an entrepreneur
$1 million to invest in the business. Also, two longtime buddies from San Luis Obispo, CA combine their favorite pastimes -- drinking beer and playing arcade games -- into one cabinet; and an engineer from Poway, CA tells the Sharks how his enclosed tabletop screen protects food from outdoor elements. A man from Tyler, TX pitches a revolutionary peel-off face paint transfer; and a mom from Castle Rock, CO has developed a baby and children’s line of hair care products without harsh chemicals. In a follow up segment, Keeley Tillotson & Ericka Welsh from Eugene, OR give an update on their Squirrel Nut Butter natural peanut butter which Barbara invested in during Season 3, on “Shark Tank,” FRIDAY, JANUARY 4 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET).


“Don’t Trust The B---- in Apt 23”

“Paris...” – June is nervous and excited about starting at Harken Financial. Things go surprisingly well, and she even meets an incredibly nice co-worker, Fox Paris. Chloe warns June, though, that she shouldn’t be so trusting and that Fox is probably just keeping her enemies close. Meanwhile, Mark looks to James for help in expressing his newfound feelings for June, on “Don’t Trust The B---- in Apartment 23,” SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 (10:31-11:00 p.m., ET).


The Bachelor

Bachelor Nation was shocked when fan favorite Sean Lowe was left heartbroken on a beach in Curaçao earlier this year. Deeply in love, the handsome and sincere Texan envisioned starting a family with Emily Maynard. But in what became one of the most shocking moments of the season, Emily blindsided



Sean, rejecting him and sending his heartfelt dreams crashing down around him. He was devastated and alone then, but he has not given up on love. Sean is back as The Bachelor and ready to risk it all again for another chance at love. He begins the search for his soul mate, choosing from among 26 beautiful bachelorettes, when the 17th edition of “The Bachelor” premieres MONDAY, JANUARY 7 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET).



“Significant Others” – When a powerful divorce attorney who only represented women is murdered, Castle and Beckett are confronted with a plethora of angry ex-husbands, any one of whom could be the murderer. Meanwhile, Castle’s ex-wife (Darby Stanchfield, “Scandal”), Meredith, moves into the loft to take care of Alexis while she recovers from Mono, and to make matters worse, Beckett is also forced to move in while her apartment is being fumigated, causing tension, humor and more than a little awkwardness, on “Castle,” MONDAY, JANUARY 7 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET). Jack Wagner (“Melrose Place”) guest stars as a pro golfer whose career went down in flames after a nasty divorce, and Nancy Lee Grahn (“General Hospital”) guests as a wealthy divorcee caught in a “War of the Roses”-like struggle with her ex-husband.


“Don’t Trust The B---- in Apt 23”

“The Scarlet Neighbor...” – June and Chloe attend their first tenants’ meeting after a new family moves in the building, but they make a scandalous scene and June quickly realizes that she needs to clean up Chloe’s act so that they’re not branded the floozies of the building. However things backfire when Chloe decides to set her sights on Mark, which is then further complicated by James’ attempt to sabotage June’s virtuous efforts, on “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 8 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET).


Private Practice

“Good Fries are Hard to Come By” – Amelia, now sober for more than a year and on the mend emotionally, goes on a series of disastrous blind dates set up by the other doctors at the practice. After vowing to be alone indefinitely, she teams up with James on a medical procedure, which leads to dinner -- and the dinner leads to something completely unexpected -- on “Private Practice,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET).



“Black Thai” – When Tessa and Dalia get their PSAT results, Dalia receives a new car and Tessa gets ice cream as a reward. Tessa is miffed that Dalia got a car, and becomes obsessed with finding out Dalia’s score. The rift between the girls leads to an argument between George and Dallas, and the only thing that can help them is an old fashioned hip hop dance off. Meanwhile Noah and Jill hire Mr. Wolfe to tutor their baby after he’s rejected by the finest day care in Chatswin, on “Suburgatory,” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET).


Grey’s Anatomy

“Things We Said Today” – Bailey puts her wedding day on hold and continues her efforts to save Adele’s life, Cristina and Owen remain undecided about their pending divorce, while Arizona and Callie try to get their spark back. Meanwhile, the hospital becomes inundated with a group of bikers after a horrible accident, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET).



“One for the Dog” – With Huck being held under the Patriot Act, Olivia and the team get unexpected assistance from an old friend. Meanwhile, Olivia helps Mellie out of a very compromising situation that could affect Fitz’s future, and her relationship with Edison reaches a boiling point, on ABC’s “Scandal,” THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET).



Malibu Country

“Cold Shower” – Reba volunteers to host Kim’s baby shower, and Kim’s stepson Sage films her every move to document the celebration for her unborn child. But Reba finds herself in a bit of a pickle when she says some unkind things about Kim -- not realizing that the camera is rolling -- and tries to pin the blame on Kim’s friend, Brooke (Heather Dubrow, “The Real Housewives of Orange County”). Meanwhile, June struggles with her crush on Sage -- who claims to be gay -- and Lillie Mae tries to help a clueless Cash to get a group of beautiful Miss All-American Teen Pageant girls to notice him, on “Malibu Country,” FRIDAY, JANUARY 11 (8:31-9:00 p.m., ET).

  • Michael

    That awkward moment when they completely ignore Happy Endings…..

  • Oliver

    Happy Endings is still filming. It looks like ABC wanting the ordered episodes early, so everybody will be working overtime.

  • rob60990

    They ignored a lot of shows. Some actors have better things to do than be on twitter all the time unlike the Scandal cast.

  • christy

    Rob: Scandal’s actors were clever enough to undertand the power of social network and interactions with fans. Don’t be resentful because the actors of your fav shows are not doing the same. Thank you.

  • Amy

    @ ro60990 You’re wrong. Actually actors have a lot of down time on set when the crew is setting up the lights, etc for the next scene.

  • joel

    James Van Der Beek has nothing better to do. He’s just waiting for the DWTS season to get underway.

  • edson

    @rob60990 Gosh, go have some sex.

  • BigFlop

    @ AMY “You’re wrong. Actually actors have a lot of down time on set when the crew is setting up the lights, etc for the next scene”

    for example, Nathan Fillion spend a lot of time playing video games and writing twitters about his past shows.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    I’m concerned there was even a discussion about how long it takes to type 140 characters.

  • Rworw

    Some of the Happy Endings cast mentioned on their twitters that they’ll be live-tweeting during the episode too. Wonder why ABC didn’t mention them? Unless they decided to do it on their own without ABC knowing about?

  • BG

    WOW!!! @rob60990 makes one comment against Scandal and everyone pounces. It’s clear that certain shows need live tweeting more than others. Also, just because a show isn’t on the list, doesn’t mean the cast doesn’t care. There are many cast members that tweet without being asked. Based on the list, I’m thankful my fave show isn’t on it.

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