ABC didn’t only pick up scripted series today. The network also renewed two unscripted series. It gave a third-season renewal to Mark Burnett’s reality series Shark Tank, which has done solid business in its second cycle, and a second-season order to promising midseason series Secret Millionaire, from Zodiak USA, which …
ABC today announced its scheduling plans for new reality series Secret Millionaire, confirming Deadline’s story from October. Secret Millionaire will premiere on Sunday, March 6, taking over the Sunday 8 PM slot regularly occupied by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition …
EXCLUSIVE: Secret Millionaire‘s prospects at ABC are getting better by the minute. First, the network pulled the new reality series from the low-profile Friday 8 PM slot where it was originally scheduled. Now I hear it is giving it Extreme Makeover: Home Edition‘s Sunday 8 PM time period for a six-episode midseason run starting March 6. That is the Sunday after the Academy Awards, with ABC planning to heavily promote Secret Millionaire during the awards broadcast. For ABC, which has no football, the Oscars are the most-watched telecast of the year and the biggest possible promotional platform for its shows.
ABC just announced the premiere dates for all of its fall series with the exception of freshmen Body of Proof and Secret Millionaire, whose dates will be released later. No surprises, with the bulk of the series unspooling during the traditional premiere week. Additionally, the name of new comedy Better Together has been changed to Better With You.
Monday, September 20
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Castle”