ABC has announced their fall schedule for the 2018-19 season. Notably, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is being held for summer 2019 while they will be debuting a “junior” version of Dancing with the Stars. Here is the lineup:
- 8:00 p.m. Dancing with the Stars
- 10:00 p.m. The Good Doctor
- 8:00 p.m. Roseanne
- 8:30 p.m. The Kids Are Alright
- 9:00 p.m. black-ish
- 9:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together
- 10:00 p.m. The Rookie
- 8:00 p.m. The Goldbergs
- 8:30 p.m. American Housewife (new time)
- 9:00 p.m. Modern Family
- 9:30 p.m. Single Parents
- 10:00 p.m. A Million Little Things
- 8:00 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy
- 9:00 p.m. Station 19”
- 10:00 p.m. How to Get Away with Murder
- 8:00 p.m. Fresh Off the Boat (new day and time)
- 8:30 p.m. Speechless (new day and time)
- 9:00 p.m. Child Support (new time)
- 10:00 p.m. 20/20
- 8:00 p.m. Saturday Night Football
- 7:00 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos
- 8:00 p.m. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
- 9:00 p.m. Shark Tank
- 10:00 p.m. The Alec Baldwin Show (new title)
Midseason: American Idol, The Bachelor, The Fix, For the People, Grand Hotel, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Schooled, Whisky Cavalier
What They Are Saying:
- Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment: “We enter the new season bolstered by success and the stability that it affords us. The new shows we unveil today strengthen an already-vibrant schedule of some of the best television has to offer. These shows, with their compelling characters and aspirational storytelling, will keep our momentum going.”
About the New Series:
- A Million Little Things: They say friendship isn’t one big thing, it’s a million little things; and that’s true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. Some have achieved success, others are struggling in their careers and relationships, but all of them feel stuck in life. After one of them dies unexpectedly, it’s just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living. Along the way, they discover that friends may be the one thing to save them from themselves.
- The Fix: Attorney and author Marcia Clark co-writes and executive produces a new legal drama about Maya Travis, an L.A. district attorney who suffers a devastating defeat when prosecuting an A-list actor for double murder. With her high-profile career derailed, she flees for a quieter life in Washington. Eight years later when this same celebrity is under suspicion for another murder, Maya Travis is lured back to the DA’s office for another chance at justice.
- Grand Hotel: Eva Longoria executive produces this bold, provocative drama set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Charismatic Santiago Mendoza owns the hotel, while his glamorous second wife, Gigi, and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success. The hotel’s loyal staff round out a contemporary, fresh take on an upstairs/downstairs story. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior. The show is based on the Spanish series.
- The Rookie: Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can’t keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he’ll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.
- Whiskey Cavalier: An hour-long action dramedy that follows the adventures of tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase (codename: “Whiskey Cavalier”), played by Scott Foley. Following an emotional breakup, Chase is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: “Fiery Tribune”), played by Lauren Cohan. Together, they lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny and heroic spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics.
- The Kids Are Alright: Set in the 1970s, this ensemble comedy follows a traditional Irish-Catholic family, the Clearys, as they navigate big and small changes during one of America’s most turbulent decades. In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys who live out their days with little supervision. The household is turned upside down when oldest son Lawrence returns home and announces he’s quitting the seminary to go off and “save the world.” Times are changing and this family will never be the same. There are 10 people, three bedrooms, one bathroom and everyone in it for themselves.
- Schooled: This spinoff of the hit series The Goldbergs will be set in 1990-something and follow the hilarious teachers of William Penn Academy – led by Tim Meadows (Principal Glascott), Bryan Callen (Coach Mellor) and AJ Michalka (Lainey Lewis) – who, despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives, are heroes to their students.
- Single Parents: This ensemble comedy follows a group of single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their 7-year-old kids and maintain some kind of personal lives outside of parenthood. The series begins when the group meets Will, a 30-something guy who’s been so focused on raising his daughter that he’s lost sight of who he is as a man. When the other single parents see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the dating world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.