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ABC, perhaps going alphabetically, has emerged as the first major network to unveil its calendar of fall premiere dates... for a good portion of its programming, at least.

And it looks a little something like this:

Saturday, September 5
8 pm/ET Saturday Night Football 

Friday, September 11
10 pm 20/20 

Monday, September 21
8 pm Dancing with the Stars
10 pm Castle  

Tuesday, September 22
10 pm The Forgotten (from Jerry Bruckheimer, currently undergoing some recasting) 

Wednesday, September 23
8 pm Dancing with the Stars results show (to normally air Tuesdays at 9)
9 pm Modern Family (with Julie Bowen, Ed O'Neill and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and hysterical)
9:30 pm Cougar Town (Courteney Cox Arquette on the prowl) 

Thursday, September 24
8 pm FlashForward (Now one word? Yes. The next Lost? We shall see.)
9 pm Grey's Anatomy 

Sunday, September 27
7 pm Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (two-hour season premiere)
9 pm Desperate Housewives 

Tuesday, September 29
8 pm Shark Tank (reality TV) 

Wednesday, September 30
8 pm Hank (Kelsey Grammer as an economically downturned CEO)
8:30 pm The Middle (Patricia Heaton makes like Roseanne Conner) 

Thursday, October 1
10 pm Private Practice

Sunday, October 4
7 pm America's Funniest Home Videos 

Friday, October 9
8 pm Ugly Betty (two-hour season premiere) 

Friday, October 16
8 pm Supernanny 

Premiere dates for any shows not listed above — namely Brothers & Sisters and Eastwick — have yet to be set.