Not all of the scheduling moves ABC made on Thursday carried the taint of gloom and doom. (See: "Dirty Sexy, Daisies and Eli All Goners.")
The Alphabet net has announced a Tuesday, Jan. 6, premiere for Scrubs, which until now had aired on NBC. J.D., Turk and the gang will air double-episodes Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET for two weeks, before settling into a Tuesdays-at-9:30 home.
In other ABC scheduling news, Life on Mars is getting moved to Wednesdays at 10 — where it will lead out of Lost (starting Jan. 28, Mars' next fresh outing). In doing so, the Thursdays-at-10 slot will be freed up for Private Practice, which will air immediately after its mother show, Grey's Anatomy starting Jan. 8.
Life on Mars also has received an order for four additional Season 1 scripts, for a total of 17 thus far.
Glenn Close, Damages
Already worrying about the long, cold winter months ahead? Well, FX has released the premiere dates for two of its hottest shows, sure to keep you warm.
The sophomore season of the Emmy-winning series Damages returns on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 10 pm/ET with 13 new episodes. One night earlier (on Jan. 6), the fifth season of Nip/Tuck continues at 10 pm.
See what to expect from the two dramas this season after the jump.
ABC's Rediscovered will flash back on an even younger Justin and Britney.
Did you know that Britney could really belt 'em out when she was a wee one?
Viewers will be presented with proof positive as part of Rediscovered, an ABC special airing late next month and hosted by former child stars Donny and Marie Osmond, TVGuide.com has learned.
Read more about the hour special and the other blasts from the past it will offer, after the jump.
Cue our favorite creepy whooshing sound, because ABC has confirmed the premiere date for the fifth season of Lost. Get all the details, including the latest on the plan to air 17 episodes uninterrupted, after the jump.
Fox has unveiled its midseason plan, and in addition to the official launch date for the juggernaut known as American Idol, there is much, much, much to talk about.
Get all the details after the jump.
Alyssa Milano fans will have to wait a little longer to see her headline a new series.
ABC nixed the mid-season comedy, Single with Parents, in which Milano's character balances her dysfunctional family, friends and boss. The network cited "creative differences" with the show's creator, Kristin Newman, and the producing team...
Drop it! Your mouse, that is, and check this out. Fox has announced that time, place and manner in which Jack Bauer's seventh very bad day will kick off. Get all the details after the jump.