Arnold, Cruz and Gray have forced ABC to recall its Tuesday launch strategy.

ABC had originally planned to premiere returning Tuesday sitcoms “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter” and “According to Jim” on Sept. 23, with the night’s other entries (newcomer “I’m With Her” and soph “Less Than Perfect”) coming in the following week.

But the Alphabet web has elected to alter those plans, due to the timing of California’s gubernatorial recall election. The election will take place Oct. 7, the third Tuesday of the new TV season. With at least two major markets — Los Angeles and San Francisco — expected to preempt the night’s programming for race results, ABC execs realized that a large chunk of the country may not see the second episodes of “I’m With Her” and “Less Than Perfect.”

As a result, the two shows will instead launch on Sept. 23, during premiere week, in their regular timeslots (8:30 and 9:30, respectively).

“8 Simple Rules” and “According to Jim” had been slated to run as hourlong episodes the first week of the season. Those shows will now open with regular half-hour installments in order to accommodate “I’m With Her” and “Less Than Perfect.”