ABC Announces Premiere Dates for Scripted Comedies “Black-ish,” “The Conners” and more

America’s favorite TV families are coming back for a new season of laughs this October on ABC. Earlier today the network announced premiere dates and times for four of their comedies.  

What’s Happening:

  • Wednesday night television on ABC is all about family comedies. The network has announced premiere dates for their mid-week primetime comedy block.
  • The Goldbergs, The Conners and Black-ish will return October 21, and American Housewife will join the comedy lineup on October 28.
  • Dates for network scripted dramas will be announced soon.

What They’re Saying:

  • Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment: “We couldn’t be more excited to spread some much-needed joy with our Wednesday night comedy lineup. While we had to be incredibly flexible this year, we are so lucky that we’re able to continue our long tradition of making Wednesday night comedy a strong staple of our fall broadcast schedule.”

ABC’s Wednesday Night Lineup

Wednesday, October 21

8:00-9:00 pm – The Goldbergs (premiering with two back-to-back episodes)

9:00-9:30 pm – The Conners

9:30-10:00 pm – Black-ish

Wednesday, October 28

8:30-9:00 pm – American Housewife


The Goldbergs (Season 8) – Wednesday, October 21 | 8:00-9:00 pm

  • “Despite the challenges, ups, downs, twists and turns of life together, everyone’s favorite ’80s family, The Goldbergs, proves that life will be sweet.”

The Goldbergs stars:

  • Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg
  • Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg
  • Troy Gentile as Barry Goldberg
  • Hayley Orrantia as Erica Goldberg
  • Sam Lerner as Geoff Schwartz
  • George Segal as Al Pops Solomon
  • Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg


The Conners (Season 3) – Wednesday, October 21 | 9:00-9:30 pm

  • The Conners follows America’s favorite family as they continue to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford. Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. will continue to grapple with parenthood, dating, financial pressures and aging in working-class America. Through it all – the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails.

The series stars

  • John Goodman as Dan Conner
  • Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris
  • Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner
  • Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy
  • Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner
  • Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy
  • Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy
  • Jayden Rey as Mary Conner
  • Jay R. Ferguson as Ben


Black-ish (Season 7) – Wednesday, October 21 | 9:30-10:00 pm

  • Black-ish takes a fun yet bold look at one man’s determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family. In its seventh Season, Black-ish will continue to tell stories that shine a light on current events through the lens of the Johnson family, addressing the global pandemic, voting, systemic racism, and the movement for social justice and equality.”  

The series stars: 

  • Anthony Anderson as Andre Dre Johnson
  • Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson
  • Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson
  • Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr.
  • Miles Brown as Jack Johnson
  • Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson
  • Laurence Fishburne as Pops
  • Jenifer Lewis as Ruby
  • Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens
  • Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy
  • Jeff Meacham as Josh


American Housewife (Season 5) – Wednesday, October 28 | 8:30-9:00 pm

  • American Housewife follows Katie Otto, a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raising her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with perfect mommies and their perfect offspring. Joining Katie in her perfectly imperfect world is her husband, Greg Otto, who supports her in every way possible but with a dash of reality thrown in as they work to ensure their children don’t end up like everyone else. Despite her flaws and unconventional ways, Katie ultimately only wants the best for her kids and will fight tooth and nail to instill some good old-fashioned values in them.”

American Housewife stars:

  • Katy Mixon as Katie Otto
  • Diedrich Bader as Greg Otto
  • Meg Donnelly as Taylor Otto
  • Daniel DiMaggio as Oliver Otto
  • Giselle Eisenberg as Anna-Kat Otto
  • Carly Hughes as Angela
  • Ali Wong as Doris