Michael Vartan, Dylan McDermott and Joshua Malina in Big Shots by Sam Jones/ABC Michael Vartan, Dylan McDermott and Joshua Malina in Big Shots by Sam Jones/ABC

At a time when the networks have been almost wasteful airing new episodes during this après-sweeps stretch, ABC has elected to pull Big Shots and its three remaining episodes effective immediately, this just days before Charisma was to (finally, finally) make her splashy debut. In place of Vartan, McDermott et al, the network for the remainder of 2007 will air Private Practice repeats in the post- Grey's time slot. Cutting-edge notion there, programming a spin-off adjacent to the original show.