2005–06 United States network television schedule

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The following is the 2005–06 network television schedule for the six major English language commercial broadcast networks in the United States. The schedule covers primetime hours from September 2005 through August 2006. The schedule is followed by a list per network of returning series, new series, and series cancelled after the 2004–05 season. All times are Eastern and Pacific, with certain exceptions, such as Monday Night Football .

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This would be the final season of broadcasting for both UPN and The WB. They would merge to form The CW next season. The famous Monday Night Football would move to ESPN from ABC after the 2005 NFL season ended with Super Bowl XL.

New series are highlighted in bold.

Each of the 30 highest-rated shows is listed with its rank and rating as determined by Nielsen Media Research. [1]

  Yellow indicates the programs in the top 10 for the season.
  Cyan indicates the programs in the top 20 for the season.
  Magenta indicates the programs in the top 30 for the season.

PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, was in operation, but is not included because member stations have local flexibility over most of their schedules and broadcast times for network shows may vary.

From February 10 to 26, 2006, all of NBC's primetime programming was preempted in favor of coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Sunday

Network7:00 PM7:30 PM8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (23/8.6) Desperate Housewives (4/13.8) Grey's Anatomy (5/12.5)
CBS Fall 60 Minutes (21/9.0)
(Tied with Deal or No Deal )
Cold Case (17/9.3) CBS Sunday Movie
Mid-Summer Big Brother Cold Case (17/9.3) Without a Trace
Fox Fall The Simpsons (Reruns)
King of the Hill / NFL on Fox (Overrun)
The OT
The Simpsons The War at Home Family Guy American Dad! Local Programming
Winter Malcolm in the Middle King of the Hill
Spring Free Ride
Follow Up American Dad!
June It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Mid-Summer American Dad! The War at Home
NBC Fall Dateline NBC The West Wing Law & Order: Criminal Intent Crossing Jordan
Summer Dateline NBC
The WB Fall Reba Beginnings Reba Beginnings Charmed Blue Collar TV Blue Collar TV Local Programming
Follow Up Supernatural (Reruns)
Late Winter Charmed (Reruns)
Spring Pepper Dennis (Reruns)
Follow Up Charmed (Reruns)
August Just Legal

NOTE: On September 17, 2006, The WB aired The Night of Favorites and Farewells starting at 5:00 pm ET. The special included the pilot episodes of Felicity , Angel , Buffy the Vampire Slayer , and Dawson's Creek . The special served as the network's last nationally scheduled broadcast.

Monday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall Wife Swap Monday Night Football (continued to game completion) (9/10.6)
(Tied with House )
Winter Emily’s Reasons Why Not Jake in Progress The Bachelor: Paris
Spring Supernanny Miracle Workers
Follow-up What About Brian
SummerHow to Get a Guy
Mid-Summer One Ocean View
CBS Fall The King of Queens How I Met Your Mother Two and a Half Men (13/9.7)
(Tied with The Unit )
Out of Practice (30/7.8) CSI: Miami (8/11.8)
Late January Courting Alex
Spring The New Adventures of Old Christine (25/8.3)
(Tied with Unan1mous )
Mid-Summer Two and a Half Men
Fox Fall Arrested Development Kitchen Confidential Prison Break Local Programming
Follow Up Prison Break (Reruns)
December Arrested Development Arrested Development (Reruns) Nanny 911
Winter Skating with Celebrities 24 (28/8.1)
(Tied with ER )
Spring Prison Break
Summer Hell's Kitchen Hell's Kitchen
NBC Fall Surface Las Vegas Medium
Spring Deal or No Deal (15/9.6)
(Tied with Dancing with the Stars – Results)
The Apprentice
Summer Treasure Hunters (Reruns) Treasure Hunters
Mid-SummerRepeats of Various NBCUniversal Cable Shows
UPN One on One All of Us Girlfriends Half & Half Local Programming
The WB Fall 7th Heaven Just Legal
Follow Up Related
Spring Everwood
Summer 7th Heaven

NOTE: On January 9, 2006, ABC aired Emily's Reasons Why Not and Jake in Progress at 9pm and 9:30pm ET. A few days later, ABC canceled Emily's Reasons Why Not , took Jake in Progress off the schedule and replaced the shows with the previous week's episode of The Bachelor: Paris.

Tuesday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall According to Jim Rodney Commander in Chief (24/8.4) Boston Legal
Spring Hope & Faith Sons & Daughters Sons & Daughters
Follow Up Hope & Faith Less than Perfect
June According to Jim According to Jim According to Jim
July The One: Making a Music Star
August According to Jim According to Jim Primetime: The Outsiders
CBS Fall NCIS (12/9.8) The Amazing Race Close to Home
December 48 Hours
January 48 Hours Love Monkey
Spring The Unit (13/9.7)
(Tied with Two and a Half Men )
The Amazing Race
June Tuesday Night Book Club
Follow Up 48 Hours
Mid-Summer Big Brother Rock Star
Fox Fall Bones House (9/10.6)
(Tied with ESPN Monday Night Football )
Local Programming
Winter American Idol (1/17.6)
Summer House
NBC Fall The Biggest Loser My Name Is Earl The Office Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (18/9.2)
(Tied with Lost and CSI: NY )
Winter Fear Factor Scrubs Scrubs
Follow Up Joey Joey
Spring Most Outrageous Moments Scrubs (Reruns) Teachers
May Most Outrageous Moments Scrubs (Reruns)
Summer Fear Factor Last Comic Standing
UPN Fall America's Next Top Model (Reruns) Sex, Love & Secrets Local Programming
Follow Up Veronica Mars
Mid-DecemberUPN Tuesday Night Movie
Late Winter Veronica Mars Get This Party Started
Spring America's Next Top Model (Reruns) Veronica Mars
Mid-Summer Veronica Mars
The WB Fall Gilmore Girls Supernatural
Spring Pepper Dennis
Mid-Summer Gilmore Girls

Wednesday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall George Lopez Freddie Lost (18/9.2)
(Tied with CSI: NY and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit )
Invasion
December Alias
Winter Invasion
Spring The Evidence
Follow Up Alias Invasion
Summer George Lopez Freddie Commander in Chief
Follow Up Lost
July The One: Making a Music Star George Lopez Freddie Primetime: Medical Mysteries
August George Lopez George Lopez George Lopez
CBS Fall Still Standing Yes, Dear Criminal Minds (27/8.2) CSI: NY (18/9.2)
(Tied with Lost and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit )
Spring Out of Practice Courting Alex
Follow Up The Amazing Race
Summer Gameshow Marathon
Mid-Summer Yes Dear Out of Practice
Fox September So You Think You Can Dance Head Cases Local Programming
Follow Up Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy
OctoberMLB Post Season / World Series
November That '70s Show Stacked Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy Local Programming
Winter American Idol (2/17.2) Bones
Spring Bones American Idol (2/17.2) Unan1mous (25/8.3)
(Tied with The New Adventures of Old Christine )
Summer So You Think You Can Dance So You Think You Can Dance
August House
NBC Fall The Apprentice: Martha Stewart E-Ring Law & Order
Follow Up E-Ring The Apprentice: Martha Stewart
Winter The Biggest Loser
March The Biggest Loser Law & Order (Reruns)
Follow Up Deal or No Deal (21/9.0)
(Tied with 60 Minutes )
Law & Order Heist
April Heist Law & Order
Follow Up Dateline NBC
Summer America's Got Talent
UPN Fall America's Next Top Model Veronica Mars Local Programming
Winter South Beach
Spring America's Next Top Model
Follow UpUPN Wednesday Night Movie
Mid-Summer America's Next Top Model Eve Cuts
The WB Fall One Tree Hill Related
Winter Beauty and the Geek (Reruns)
Spring The Bedford Diaries
Summer Blue Collar TV Blue Collar TV One Tree Hill

Thursday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall Alias Night Stalker Primetime
DecemberABC Thursday Night Movie
Winter Dancing with the Stars (7/12.0) Crumbs
Spring American Inventor / Extreme Makeover: Home Edition American Inventor
Follow Up Commander in Chief
May Primetime
Summer Master of Champions Grey's Anatomy
Mid-Summer Grey's Anatomy
CBS Fall Survivor: Guatemala (11/10.3) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (3/15.6) Without a Trace (6/12.3)
Winter The Amazing Race
February Survivor: Panama (11/10.3)
Summer Gameshow Marathon
Mid-Summer Big Brother
Fox Fall The O.C. Reunion Local Programming
Winter That '70s Show That '70s Show The O.C.
Spring The Loop
Follow Up That '70s Show
Summer So You Think You Can Dance
NBC Fall Joey Will & Grace The Apprentice ER (28/8.1)
(Tied with 24 )
Winter Will & Grace Four Kings My Name Is Earl The Office
Spring My Name Is Earl
Summer My Name Is Earl The Office Windfall
Mid-Summer America's Got Talent
UPN Everybody Hates Chris Love, Inc. Eve Cuts Local Programming
The WB Fall Smallville Everwood
Winter Beauty and the Geek
Spring Supernatural

Friday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall Supernanny Hope & Faith Hot Properties 20/20
Winter Dancing with the Stars – Results (15/9.6)
(Tied with Deal or No Deal )
In Justice
Spring America's Funniest Home Videos
Follow Up America's Funniest Home Videos / 20/20
Summer Hope & Faith According to Jim
Follow Up Kyle XY
CBS Fall Ghost Whisperer Threshold Numbers
Follow Up Close to Home
Mid-Summer NCIS The Unit
Fox Fall The Bernie Mac Show Malcolm in the Middle Killer Instinct Local Programming
Winter Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy
Follow Up The Bernie Mac Show
March Nanny 911
Spring The Bernie Mac Show The Bernie Mac Show
Follow UpFox Friday Night Movie
Summer 24 (Repeats) 24 (Repeats)
Mid-Summer That '70s Show The Bernie Mac Show
AugustFox Friday Night Movie
NBC Fall Dateline NBC Three Wishes Inconceivable
Follow Up Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Repeats)
Winter Most Outrageous Moments Most Outrageous Moments Dateline NBC The Book of Daniel
Spring Deal or No Deal Las Vegas Conviction
Summer Dateline NBC Law & Order
UPN WWE Friday Night SmackDown Local Programming
The WB Fall What I Like About You Twins Reba Living with Fran
Follow Up Living with Fran Twins
Spring Modern Men
Follow Up Survival of the Richest
May Reba (Repeats)
Summer What I Like About You Twins Living with Fran

Saturday

Network8:00 PM8:30 PM9:00 PM9:30 PM10:00 PM10:30 PM
ABC Fall ABC Saturday Night at the Movies / The Wonderful World of Disney
Summer The Wonderful World of Disney The Evidence (Repeats)
Mid-Summer ABC Saturday Night at the Movies
CBS Crimetime Saturday (Reruns)Crimetime Saturday

(Reruns)

48 Hours Mystery
Fox COPS Hotel to Hotel America's Most Wanted Local Programming
NBC FallNBC Saturday Night Movie / Various NBC Repeats Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Reruns)
Late Winter Dateline NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Reruns) Conviction (Reruns)
Late Spring Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Reruns)

By network

ABC

CBS

Fox

NBC

UPN

The WB

Note: The * indicates that the program was introduced in midseason.

Renewals and cancellations

Renewals

ABC

CBS

The CW

Fox

NBC

Cancellations and series endings

ABC

CBS

Fox

NBC

UPN

The WB

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