ABC Reveals Primetime Television Premiere Lineup for Fall 2019

ABC has announced their fall Primetime premiere dates for the 2019-2020 television season.

What’s happening:

  • ABC has set fall premiere dates for its new and returning series for the 2019-2020 season.
  • The new Primetime lineup for fall 2019 kicks off on Monday, September 16 with the return of reality competition, Dancing with the Stars. The following week The Good Doctor returns to its night and time for a third season.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesday will feature family favorite comedies such as The Conners, Black-ish, Modern Family and The Goldbergs, all back for another season.
  • Thurdsays will take on a serious tone with aclaimed dramas Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away with Murder, and A Million Little Things dominating the night.
  • Friday will feature American Housewife on a new night along with Fresh Off the Boat, followed by ABC News’ 20/20. 
  • Sundays will once again welcome America’s Funniest Home Videos (AFV), Shark Tank, and finally The Rookie on its new night.
  • Other shows airing throughout the week include, Emergence, Stumptown, Mixed-ish, Single Parents, Schooled, and Bless This Mess at its new time.
  • Finally, on Sunday, October 6, audiences can tune in for the series premiere of Kids Say the Darndest Things. This fresh take on a TV classic is hosted and executive produced by comedic superstar Tiffany Haddish.

ABC Primetime Premiere Dates

Premiere dates are listed below. All times listed are EDT, and new series are listed in bold.

Monday, September 16:

  • 8:00-10:00 pm                              Dancing with the Stars (Season 28 premiere)

Monday, September 23:

  • 10:00-11:00 pm                         The Good Doctor (Season 3 premiere)

Tuesday, September 24:

  • 8:00-8:30 pm                             The Conners (Season 2 premiere)
  • 8:30-9:00 pm                             Bless This Mess (Season 2 premiere; new time)
  • 9:00-9:30 pm                         Mixed-ish (Series premiere)
  • 9:30-10:00 pm                           Black-ish (Season 6 premiere; new time)
  • 10:00-11:00 pm                     Emergence (Series premiere)

Wednesday, September 25:

  • 8:00-8:30 pm                             The Goldbergs (Season 7 premiere)
  • 8:30-9:00 pm                             Schooled (Season 2 premiere)
  • 9:00-9:30 pm                             Modern Family (Season 11 premiere)
  • 9:30-10:00 pm                           Single Parents (Season 2 premiere)
  • 10:00-11:00 pm                         Stumptown (Series premiere)

Thursday, September 26:

  • 8:00-9:00 pm                             Grey’s Anatomy (Season 16 premiere)
  • 9:00-10:00 pm                           A Million Little Things (Season 2 premiere)
  • 10:00-11:00 pm                         How to Get Away with Murder (Season 6 premiere)

Friday, September 27:

  • 8:00-8:30 pm                             American Housewife (Season 4 premiere; new day and time)
  • 8:30-9:00 pm                             Fresh Off the Boat (Season 6 premiere; new time)
  • 9:00-11:00 pm                           20/20

Sunday, September 29:

  • 7:00-8:00 pm                             America’s Funniest Home Videos (Season 30 premiere)
  • 9:00-10:00 pm                           Shark Tank (Season 11 premiere)
  • 10:00-11:00 pm                         The Rookie (Season 2 premiere, new day and time)

Sunday, October 6:

  • 8:00-9:00 pm                         Kids Say the Darndest Things (Series premiere)

New Series Descriptions


  • “A character-driven genre thriller, Emergence is about a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.”
  • Cast:
    • Allison Tolman as Jo
    • Alexa Swinton as Piper
    • Owain Yeoman as Benny
    • Ashley Aufderheide as Bree
    • Robert Bailey Jr. as Officer Chris
    • Zabryna Guevara as Abby
    • Donald Faison as Alex
    • Clancy Brown as Ed

 Kids Say the Darndest Things: 

  • “Comedic superstar Tiffany Haddish hosts and executive produces a new iteration of the classic variety show Kids Say the Darndest Things. The hilarious reimagined format showcases a mix of in-studio segments and taped pieces from across the country, all set in front of a live studio audience. The series will capture Haddish’s unique voice and sensibility as she interacts with real kids – and their innocently entertaining points of view.”


  • “In Mixed-ish, Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow’s parents, Paul and Alicia, decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they’re perceived as neither black nor white. This family’s experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one’s own identity when the rest of the world can’t decide where you belong.”
  • Cast:
    • Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Paul
    • Tika Sumpter as Alicia
    • Gary Cole as Harrison
    • Christina Anthony as Denise
    • Arica Himmel as Bow
    • Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica
    • Ethan Childress as Johan


  • “Based on the graphic novel series, Stumptown follows Dex Parios – a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great PI, but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.”
  • Cast:
    • Cobie Smulders as Dex Parios
    • Jake Johnson as Grey McConnell
    • Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird
    • Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios
    • Adrian Martinez as Tookie
    • Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove
    • Michael Ealy as Detective Miles Hoffman