ABC Announces 2013 Lineup: Dancing With the Stars Loses Results Show! (UPDATED)

ABC released its 2013 primetime schedule today ahead of the network’s Upfront presentation in New York City. The big news is that Dancing with the Stars, which has been sinking in the ratings, has lost its Tuesday results show. Performances and results will be condensed into a two hour show scheduled for Monday.

UPDATE:  ABC president, Paul Lee explained to reporters at the upfront  why DWTS was downsized

“We want to focus it in. We’re planning to do two seasons, and we think by taking the results show and building it into the two-hour block on Monday night, we can really build a sense of occasion to that and drive viewership to Monday night.”

Lee says it’s “absolutely possible” to to have an audience-vote component within the show, but the number of celebrities competing and other changes may have to take place. Via TVByTheNumbers

See the entire schedule and an excerpt from the press release below:

New series for the 2013-14 season are “Back in The Game,” “Betrayal,” “The Goldbergs,” “Killer Women,” “Lucky 7,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Mind Games,” “Mixology,” “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” “Resurrection,” “Super Fun Night,” “Trophy Wife” and new alternative series “The Quest.”

“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” will return.

“Dancing with the Stars” will now air from 8:00-10:00 p.m., on Mondays, integrating the performance show and results show into one night and making each episode action-packed event television.

ABC has also picked up Pixar special “Toy Story of Terror,” starring the original voice cast from the hit film.

MONDAY:

8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
10:00 p.m. “Castle”

TUESDAY:

8:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
9:00 p.m. “The Goldbergs”
9:30 p.m. “Trophy Wife”
10:00 p.m. “Lucky 7”

WEDNESDAY:

8:00 p.m. “The Middle”
8:30 p.m. “Back in The Game”
9:00 p.m. “Modern Family”
9:30 p.m. “Super Fun Night”
10:00 p.m. “Nashville”

THURSDAY:

8:00 p.m. “Once Upon A Time in Wonderland”
9:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
10:00 p.m. “Scandal”

FRIDAY:

8:00 p.m. “Last Man Standing”
8:30 p.m. “The Neighbors”
9:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
10:00 p.m. “20/20”

SATURDAY:

8:00 p.m. “Saturday Night College Football”

SUNDAY:

7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00 p.m. “Once Upon A Time”
9:00 p.m. “Revenge”
10:00 p.m. “Betrayal”

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