ABC has finally decided to shore up what all of their plans are for the spring season, and it apparently includes giving us an opportunity to see a Thursday night for the first time in ages that does not include either “Grey’s Anatomy” or “Scandal.”
Rather than forcing you to sit around and watch a series of repeats until the shows come back on the air, the network confirmed on Tuesday that the plan here instead is to launch the second season of the cooking competition “The Taste” starting on January 2 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, and it will continue to air in that spot until the flagship shows return in March. The show will be followed by “The Assets,” which is an eight-part limited series based on the real life of Sandy Grimes, a counter-intelligence officer for the CIA (just in case we really needed another CIA-related show).
Another new drama starting up in January is “Killer Women,” which will take over that 10:00 p.m. Tuesday spot that was once occupied by the disaster that was “Lucky 7.” This will be quite a nice challenge for the show, which has to find a way to push up the ratings of this night somewhat following their recent (and rather abysmal) performances. It will be February 26 before we see the start of another new series in “Mixology,” which is a comedy getting the most-“Modern Family” treatment at 9:30. The return of “Suburgatory” will be on January 15, and it will replace the canceled “Back in the Game” on the schedule.
We already reported that “Revenge” will be moving to 10:00 p.m. in March, and the reason why is that so “Resurrection” can take its spot at 9:00 starting on Sunday, March 9. This will be an opportunity for ABC to continue to flex some of its scheduling muscle, and use “Once Upon a Time” to launch another new show. The final new program that they have is “Mind Games,” and it will launch on March 11 in the place if “Killer Women.”