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'Family Tools' Cut Down To 10 Episodes: ABC's Midseason Comedy Affected By 'Dancing With The Stars' Schedule

11/10/2012 02:28 pm ET

ABC is already shortening one of their new comedy series.

"Family Tools," which is slated to premiere in January 2013 during the 8:30 p.m. slot on Tuesday nights, has been cut down from 13 to 10 episodes after conflicts appeared with scheduling, Deadline.com reports. The midseason comedy is meant to air on Tuesday nights until the return of "Dancing With The Stars," which will premiere its 16th season following Sean Lowe's run on "The Bachelor."

ABC estimated they only need "Family Tools" for 10 weeks before "DWTS" comes back, meaning they will somehow have to find a way to revamp the show, which has already completed its 13 episode-order. The show's companion in the Tuesday 8 p.m. hour will be fellow midseason comedy "How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life)."

"Family Tools," based off the British series "White Van Man," centers around the story of Jack Shea (Kyle Bornheimer), who inherits his father’s (J.K. Simmons) handyman business after he has a heart attack. Edi Gathegi, Danielle Nicolet, Leah Remini and Johnny Pemberton co-star.

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