Et cetera, et cetera.
The network is riding the No. 3 spot behind Fox and CBS in key demographic ratings, mourning the days when Lost was its lineup’s gem. The show lost nearly half its live audience since its second season.
But they’ll put the faith back into their women-friendly Thursday shows including Ugly Betty and Grey’s Anatomy, and add seven new hour-long dramas and four new comedies to its schedule.
The much-buzzed about Grey’s spinoff, Private Practice, will star Kate Walsh (redheaded Addison on the show) as the OB/GYN who escapes Seattle for Los Angeles to open her own private clinic.
After Ugly Betty and Grey’s Anatomy, ABC is injecting some testosterone into their Thursday lineup with Big Shots, a new drama about four C.E.O. friends, including smokin’ hot Dylan McDermott (The Practice), who wander through the corporate jungle, where the “[l]ines between boardroom and bedroom blur.”
We’re also looking forward to Six Feet Under’s Peter Krause looking less morbid asa New York lawyer for a moneyed family in Dirty Sexy Money and Heroes executive producer Bryan Fuller’s new drama about another supernatural character who can bring dead people back to life with his magic touch.
Here is the full press release (pdf).