Inside Move: ABC delays ‘Showdown’

Skein in need of hype as 'Super' adds two episodes

ABC’s search for the next Martha Stewart is over — but viewers will have to wait a few more months to find out who won.

Web has quietly ditched plans to air “The Great Domestic Showdown” tonight and Wednesday at 10 p.m. as had been planned (Daily Variety, April 27). Instead, the net has extended the run of “Super Millionaire” by two episodes, keeping Regis on the air until tomorrow.

ABC announced its “GDS” a month after CBS greenlit its own domestic diva search from Eric Schotz and LMNO Prods. (Daily Variety, March 26).

While “GDS” had wrapped production, Alphabet insiders said the net decided there wasn’t enough time to properly promote the two-hour, two-night special, in which six contestants race to show they’ve got the Martha mojo in categories such as cooking, gardening and gala-throwing. As a result, “Great Domestic Showdown” is now slated to air in July.

“We love this show and agreed that strategically, by moving it to summer, when people are looking for fresh programming, the show has an excellent shot at finding an audience,” an ABC spokeswoman said.

Adam Corolla hosts the ABC special, which is from producers Barry Josephson, Mindy Moore and John Saade in association with Diplomatic.

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