Following the other networks' announcements of their upcoming spring schedules, ABC has finally unveiled its plans for the post-strike return of its shows.
Ugly Betty and Grey's Anatomy return April 24, with each series airing five new episodes. To round out the Thursday-night knockout punch, execs are ( as Ausiello first reported) placing Lost in its 10 pm/ET slot for at least five new episodes.
Desperate Housewives returns April 13 with five original episodes and a two-hour finale planned. DH's Sunday-night partner Brothers & Sisters won't be back until the following Sunday and will only air four new episodes.
Samantha Who? and Boston Legal will return April 7 and April 8, respectively, each with six original episodes airing. Pushing Daisies, Private Practice and Dirty Sexy Money will all return next season.
Keep checking Ausiello's chart at TVGuide.com/ShowStatus for an updated status of all your favorite shows. - Adam Bryant
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