a long time," he said, adding that the network plans to use those shows next season to help launch new ones. Among the new Fox shows will be dramas American Crime, Primary and Vanished, and sitcom Til Death, which will in all likelihood be paired with freshman Sunday sitcom The War at Home, which is expected to be renewed. Beckman said Fox is planning to introduce most of its fall schedule in August and early September, prior to the official start of the season in late September.
NBC is expected to have new dramas The Black Donnellys, Kidnapped, Friday Night Lights, Heroes and Studio 60 on its fall schedule, as well as sitcom Community Service. Other sitcoms it has picked up are The Singles Table and Twenty Good Years.
ABC plans to incorporate dramas Six Degrees, Brothers and Sisters, Men in Trees, Day Break and Nine Lives, to its schedule either for fall or mid-season. Sitcoms ABC is picking up include In Case of Emergency, Help Me Help You and Notes From the Underbelly, and possibly the hour-long Ugly Betty.
As usual, CBS and half-sibling the CW have kept the most mum, and have not announced any new show pickups, although Adweek sister publication Mediaweek learned late last week that CW, in a surprise move, had decided to bring back 7th Heaven after the WB announced the show would not return after 10 seasons. New shows expected to make the CBS schedule are drama Shark and sitcom Class.