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ABC adds 'power pack' Tuesday night to 2013-14 TV schedule

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  • James Cromwell (from left), Henry Thomas, Wendy Moniz, Elizabeth Mclaughlin, Braeden Lemasters, Stuart Townsend, Hannah Ware, Chris Johnson
James Cromwell (from left), Henry Thomas, Wendy Moniz, Elizabeth Mclaughlin,… (Craig Sjodin / ABC )
May 14, 2013|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

With a 2013-14 TV schedule that mixes "stability and out-and-out ambition," ABC will air limited-run series and drop one night of "Dancing with the Stars," ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee said during a Tuesday morning conference call.

ABC is adding 14 new shows for the 2013-14 season, including its "power pack" Tuesday night lineup of "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," “The Goldbergs,” “Lucky 7" and "Trophy Wife." Other new series are "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland," the Chicago-filmed "Mind Games," "Back in the Game,”  “Killer Women,” “Mixology,” “Super Fun Night” and the alternative series “The Quest.” ABC has also picked up Pixar special “Toy Story of Terror,” starring the original voice cast from the hit film.

The network will air 8- to 12-episode, limited-run series such as the Chicago-set “Betrayal” and the drama “Resurrection.” ABC also will split the runs of some dramas into two 12-episode blocks, with non-scripted series in between. "The Quest," a globetrotting reality show that takes place in a "Lord of the Rings" environment, will air between the two blocks of "Once Upon a Time."

The network also is cutting “Dancing with the Stars” to one night a week, combining the results show with the performance shows in a two-hour block on Mondays. Other returning series are “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “The Bachelor,” “Castle,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Last Man Standing,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” “Nashville,” “The Neighbors,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Revenge,” “Scandal,” “Shark Tank,” “Suburgatory,” “The Taste” and “20/20.”

Below is the fall schedule and ABC's descriptions of its shows.

ABC’s Fall Primetime Schedule
(All times are CT; new shows in CAPS)

MONDAY
7 p.m. Dancing with the Stars
9 p.m. Castle

TUESDAY
7 p.m. MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
8 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS
8:30 p.m. TROPHY WIFE
9 p.m. LUCKY 7

WEDNESDAY
7 p.m. The Middle
7:30 p.m. BACK IN THE GAME
8 p.m. Modern Family
8:30 p.m. SUPER FUN NIGHT
9 p.m. Nashville

THURSDAY
7 p.m. ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND
8 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy
9 p.m. Scandal

FRIDAY
7 p.m. Last Man Standing
7:30 p.m. The Neighbors
8 p.m. Shark Tank
9 p.m. 20/20

SATURDAY
7 p.m. Saturday Night College Football

SUNDAY
6 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos
7 p.m. Once Upon a Time
8 p.m. Revenge
9 p.m. BETRAYAL

NEW SERIES

Dramas

BETRAYAL

A chance meeting between photographer Sara Hadley (Hannah Ware) and Attorney Jack McAllister (Stuart Townsend) leads to an instant and undeniable attraction. Sarah’s husband, Drew (Chris Johnson), is a successful prosecutor with political aspirations, while Jack is married to Elaine (Wendy Moniz), the daughter of his boss, Thacher Karsten (James Cromwell). When Karsten’s brother-in-law Lou is murdered, all evidence points to Karsten’s son, T.J. (Henry Thomas). Jack, the company’s lead counsel, will have to defend him, but for Sara’s prosecutor husband, Drew, this is the kind of high-profile murder case that can secure his political future. Just as Sara and Jack’s affair is starting, the lovers find themselves in an impossible situation -- on opposite sides of a murder investigation.
“Betrayal” stars Hannah Ware (“Shame,” “Boss”) as Sara, Stuart Townsend (“The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”) as Jack, James Cromwell (“Babe,” “American Horror Story”) as Thacher Karsten, Henry Thomas (“E.T.,” “Gangs of New York”) as T.J. Karsten, Chris Johnson (“The Vampire Diaries”) as Drew, Wendy Moniz (“Guiding Light,” “The Guardian”) as Elaine, Elizabeth McLaughlin (“The Clique”) as Val and Braeden Lamasters (“Men of a Certain Age”) as Vic.
“Betrayal” was written by David Zabel (“ER”) and directed by Patty Jenkins (“The Killing,” “Monster”) and is executive-produced by David Zabel, Rob Golenberg (“Red Widow”) and Alon Aranya. “Betrayal” is produced by ABC Studios.

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