Continuing our night-by-night look at the Fall 2012 schedule, we move to Sunday. The only changes on the night are two ABC shows, and one CBS show, but only one of those shows are new. Desperate Housewives, long an ABC tentpole is gone, and hopeful sophomore Revenge takes its place at 9pm, followed by the only new show of the night, 666 Park Avenue.
Last spring there was some doubt about the NFL season, but there’s no doubt this year. Sunday Night Football will, of course, dominate the night’s ratings. ABC won’t top football, but it may well top the night after football season.
Will The Good Wife finally be sold into syndication? Considering the tenacity of Les Moonves’ salespeople, I’m going with yes, but it hasn’t been an easy sell. The Mentalist takes the place of canceled CSI: Miami at 1opm. The Mentalist will have 116+ episodes at the end of next season (its 5th), and isn’t owned by CBS. Next spring will be an interesting time for fans worried about the show’s future.
No new shows for Fox’s Sunday animation line up next season. The Cleveland Show will join the night at 7:30 after football season.
Take a trip down memory lane with last season’s 2011’s Sunday Fall schedule: