ABC Announces Premiere Dates for 666 Park Avenue, The Neighbors, Once Upon a Time

ABC is the last of the major networks to announce the premiere dates for its prime time shows, but now we can tell you when to be looking out for bizarro alien comedy The Neighbors (Wednesday, September 26), the arrival of evil upon the return of Once Upon a Time (Sunday, September 30), and the new Terry O’Quinn excellent creepfest 666 Park Avenue (Sunday, September 30). The bad news from ABC? No August premiere dates. The good news? No October premiere dates – at least not for our shows!

Also please note the variance from our earlier schedules. Although The Neighbors was originally scheduled for the Wednesdays at 9:30 slot following Modern Family, after its premiere it will be bumped up an hour to 8:30, preceding Modern Family. The generally agreed-upon reason is that The Neighbors is somewhat family-friendly and  therefore could do well in the earlier timeslot.

Here’s the latest Updated Fall 2012 Prime Time Scripted TV Schedule (we’ve also added in The Walking Dead, since we got that date at Comic-Con), by date and by day:

By Date

Monday, August 13 ~ 10/9c Grimm (NBC)

Friday, September 14 ~ 9/8c Grimm (NBC) (regular time period premiere)

Monday, September 17 ~ 10/9c Revolution (NBC)

Friday, September 21 ~ 10/9c Haven (Syfy)

Wednesday, September 26 ~ 9:30/8:30 The Neighbors (ABC) (timeslot for premiere only)

Thursday, September 27 ~ 8/7 The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Thursday, September 27 ~ 9/8c Person of Interest (CBS)

Friday, September 28 ~ 9/8c Fringe (Fox)

Sunday, September 30 ~ 8/7 Once Upon a Time (ABC)

Sunday, September 30 ~ 10/9 666 Park Avenue (ABC)

Wednesday, October 3 ~ 8:30/7:30 The Neighbors (ABC) (regular time period premiere)

Wednesday, October 3 ~ 9/8 Supernatural (The CW)

Wednesday, October 10 ~ 8/7 Arrow (The CW)

Thursday, October 11 – 8/7 The Vampire Diaries (The CW)

Thursday, October 11 – 9/8 Beauty and the Beast (The CW)

Sunday, October 14 – 9/8 The Walking Dead (AMC)

Friday, October 19 – 9/10 Nikita (The CW)

Friday, October 26 ~ 8/7c Touch (Fox)


By Day of the Week


8/7c Once Upon a Time (ABC) September 30

9/8c The Walking Dead (AMC) October 14

10/9c 666 Park Avenue (ABC) September 30


10/9c Grimm (NBC) August 13 – September 10

10/9c Revolution (NBC) September 17


8/7c Arrow (The CW) October 10

8:30/7:30c The Neighbors (ABC) October 3

9/8c Supernatural (The CW) October 3

9:30/8:30 The Neighbors (ABC) September 26 (premiere only)


8/7c The Big Bang Theory (CBS) September 27

8/7c The Vampire Diaries (The CW) October 11

9/8c Person of Interest (CBS) September 27

9/8c Beauty and the Beast (The CW) October 11


8/9c Touch (Fox) October 26

9/8c Fringe (Fox) September 28

9/8c Grimm (NBC) September 14

9/8c Nikita (The CW) October 19

10/9c Haven (Syfy) September 21


9:00 Syfy Original Movies (Syfy)

Our fall TV schedule is shaping up nicely. We are now just waiting on BBC America to tell us the premiere date for Doctor Who, (though as we’ve been saying, the educated guess is currently August 25 at 9/8c, their “Supernatural Saturdays” slot); FX to give us American Horror Story‘s Season 2 premiere date; and Cartoon Network to  bestow upon us the premiere date for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Patiently, patiently waiting.

As always, we’ll keep you posted!

Erin Willard
Written by Erin Willard

Erin is the Editor In Chief and West Coast Correspondent for