ABC Sets Frustrating Premiere Dates

UGH! First Community wasn’t set to premiere until October 19 and now Happy Endings won’t start until October 23. Why are you doing this to us, Mickey Mouse? (Mickey Mouse is the head of programming for all of the Disney-ABC Television Group, right?) This gives them only a week before they have to follow up their classic Halloween episode from last season. Other things of note: Modern Family is set to premiere on September 26, assuming the show has working actors. It will be followed by The Neighbors, which will move to its 8:30 slot a few weeks later to make way for Suburgatory’s October 17 premiere. Peep the schedule below:

Wednesday, September 26

8:00 The Middle (special one-hour premiere)

9:00  Modern Family 

9:30 The Neighbors (series premiere)

Wednesday, October 3

8:30 The Neighbors (regular time period premiere)

Sunday, October 7

7:00 America’s Funniest Home Videos 

Wednesday, October 17

9:30 Suburgatory

Tuesday, October 23 

9:00 Happy Endings

9:30 Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23

Friday, November 2

8:00  Last Man Standing

8:30.  Malibu Country

ABC Sets Frustrating Premiere Dates