ABC Unveils Midseason Debuts -- 'Man Up' and 'Pan Am' Bumped From Timeslots

Tim Kenneally
The WrapNovember 19, 2011

ABC announced its midseason premiere schedule Friday, revealing that the new series "GCB" (short for "Good Christian Belles," originally "Good Christian Bitches") will occupy the slot following "Desperate Housewives," debuting Sunday, March 4 at 10 p.m.

Some prominent omissions from the midseason schedule -- the freshman comedy "Man Up," which has been struggling in the ratings, and which now has "Work It" in its 8:30 p.m. Tuesday timeslot, and "Pan Am," which previously had been in the post-"Housewives" slot that "GCB" is filling.

According to a network spokesperson, "Man Up" -- which finished shooting its original order approximately a week ago -- will run original episodes up to the Jan. 3 "Work It" premiere. Ths show's fate for next season's schedule hasn't been determined yet.

The midseason premieres begin Tuesday, Jan. 3 with the bow of "Work It." The much-anticipated "Celebrity Wife Swap" follows, and will occupy the Tuesday 9 p.m. timeslot.

The Ashley Judd drama "Missing," meanwhile, will premiere Thursday, March 15, occupying the 8 p.m. timeslot.

The new season of "Dancing With the Stars," meanwhile, will premiere Monday, March 19 at 8 p.m.

Read below for the full list of ABC's midseason premieres.

Tuesday, January 3

8:30-9:00 p.m. “Work It”

9:00 -10:00 p.m. “Celebrity Wife Swap”

Thursday, January 5

8:00-9:00 p.m. “Winter Wipeout”

Friday, February 3

8:00-9:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”

Tuesday, February 7

9:00-10:00 p.m. “The River”

Sunday, March 4

10:00-11:00 p.m. “GCB”

Thursday, March 15

8:00-9:00 p.m. “Missing”

Monday, March 19

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

Tuesday, March 27

9:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show”

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