The River [ABC, Tuesday, 9/8C] is the latest attempt to produce a scary horror show for network television. Co-created by Oren Peli – of Paranormal Activity fame – it’s a show that follows the family, friends and crew of a famed explorer/television host as they follow a previously unknown offshoot of the Amazon River six months after he disappeared. And, yeah, it’s scary.
ABC announced the eight shows that will comprise the additions to its mid-season schedule – including one sitcom [Work It, four reality shows [Celebrity Wife Swap, Wipeout, Shark Tank and the next round of Dancing With the Stars] and three hour-long shows [The River, GCB and Missing].
Network descriptions for the new shows and premiere dates – all Eastern Time – follow the jump.
ABC has revealed their 2011-12 schedule. New Shows include: Apartment 23, Charlie’s Angels, Good Christian Belles, Last Man Standing, Man Up, Missing, Once Upon a Time, Pan Am, Revenge, The River, Scandal, Suburgatory and Work It; returning shows include: America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Body of Proof, Castle, Cougar Town, Dancing with the Stars, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey’s Anatomy, Happy Endings, The Middle, Modern Family, Private Practice, Secret Millionaire, Shark Tank and 20/20.
Follow the jump to check out trailers, synopsis and times for the new shows from ABC/ABC Family.