Replicating a familiar
Miss/Guided, a new ABC comedy, is set to debut March 18 (10:30/ET), right after
Dancing with the Stars. The series, which follows a so-called ugly duckling (
Judy Greer) who becomes a guidance counselor at her alma mater, will move to Thursdays at 8 pm/ET thereafter.
The post- Dancing debut may be an attempt by ABC to recreate the premiere success of another female-driven comedy, Samantha Who?, which piggybacked Dancing for its premiere in October. Together the shows kicked ratings butt, with 19.3 million viewers (ages 18-29) on Oct. 15. Samantha debuted with 14.3 mil.
Behind the scenes, Miss will be guided by exec producer Mark Hudis ( That '70s Show), who will be joined by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, among others - so chances for the series to stand on its own two dancing feet are looking pretty good. - Anna Dimond