ABC Releases Fall Premiere Schedule

Last July it would have been hard to believe that in just a year ABC would not only have one, but several shows among the top rated on television. Toss in five new series and ABC is going to have a busy fall. In fact, it’s so busy that the network’s premieres will extend all the way into early October.

Returning comedies “According to Jim,” “Hope & Faith” and “George Lopez” will all get one-hour premieres, while new shows “Invasion” and “Night Stalker” will get high profile lead-in debuts in the form of season premieres of “Lost” and “Alias”

The full premiere schedule for ABC is as follows (all times Eastern):

Monday, Sept. 12

8 p.m. “Wife Swap”

Tuesday, Sept. 20

8 p.m. “According to Jim” (one-hour premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 21

9 p.m. “Lost”
10 p.m. “Invasion”

Friday, Sept. 23

8 p.m. “Supernanny”
9 p.m. “Hope & Faith” (one-hour premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 25

7 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (two-hour premiere)
9 p.m. “Desperate Housewives”
10 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”

Tuesday, Sept. 27

9 p.m. “Commander in Chief”
10 p.m. “Boston Legal”

Wednesday, Sept. 28

8 p.m. “George Lopez” (one-hour premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 29

8 p.m. “Alias”
9 p.m. “Night Stalker”

Sunday, Oct. 2

7 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

Tuesday, Oct. 4

8:30 p.m. “Rodney”

Wednesday, Oct. 5

8:30 p.m. “Freddie”

Friday, Oct. 7

9:30 p.m. “Hot Properties”