Lucy Liu's "Cashmere Mafia" to Premiere on ABC in January
Although there have been rumors that ABC was not too happy with the creative direction of Darren Star's ("Melrose Place") new Sex-in-the-Citye-sque dramedy "Cashmere Mafia" (co-starring "The O.C.'s" Bonnie Somerville in a bisexual role), they have changed their plans to postpone the 7 filmed episodes indefinitely and launch it instead in January, a month before NBC's similar "Lipstick Jungle" hits the tube.
Originally, the Lucy Liu-fronted show was supposed to premiere on a Tuesday in late November after the 5th season finale of the immensely popular contest "Dancing with the Stars." The network however canceled that plan once the writers' strike made it pointless to waste precious fresh episodes in the repeat-heavy and low-rated month of December.
Although ABC.com still states the series will air on Tuesdays, the network has yet to announce its strike contingency plans. Fresh episodes of "Brothers & Sisters," "Dirty Sexy Money" and "Men in Trees" will be available and may end up getting paired off on a different night. The network will also air Greg Berlanti's "Eli Stone" and 8 all-new episodes of "LOST."
CBS, NBC and Fox have already announced their midseason plans, but the Alphabet net which may have the most difficult task in putting together a new schedule, has yet to confirm any airdates.