ABC Schedules Only 2 New Fall Shows

Reality show, drama get green light; Oprah passes on Big Give
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 8:00 PM CDT
In this May 5, 2008 file photo, actor Ashton Kutcher appears onstage during MTV's "Total Request Live" at the MTV Times Square Studios in New York.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, file)
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(Newser) – ABC will debut just two new shows in the fall, partly because of the writers' strike. One will be a reality show produced by Ashton Kutcher that tests family members on how well they know each other. The other, Life on Mars, is based on a British show about a police detective transported back to 1973, the AP reports. ABC also is picking up Scrubs from NBC, but the network said Oprah Winfrey has decided not to bring back Oprah's Big Give.