ABC Announces Fall 2016-2017 Schedule

ABC will unveil its 2016-2017 lineup at the network upfronts presentation for advertisers this afternoon in New York City. Dancing with the Stars returns to its regularly scheduled timeslot on Mondays.

New series include: American Housewife, Conviction, Designated Survivor, Downward Dog, Imaginary Mary, Notorious, Speechless, Still Star-Crossed and Time After Time (Bolded in the schedule below)

Returning series include: The Catch, Dr. Ken, Last Man Standing, The Real O’Neals America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, black-ish, Dancing with the Stars, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Quantico, Scandal, Secrets and Lies, Shark Tank and 20/20.

Ten-time Emmy-nominated limited series American Crime, created and executive produced by Oscar®-winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, returns. Additionally, When We Rise, created by Oscar®-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, Big Love, J. Edgar), will air as a limited series event during the year. Dirty Dancing,  a three-hour filmed musical event; Ali: The Champion (wt), a special honoring boxing legend Muhammad Ali; and an all-new special from David Blaine following his critically acclaimed ratings smash David Blaine: Real or Magic were also announced.

In a conference call with reporters this morning, ABC president Channing Dungey revealed plans to mount a live musical event a la FOX’s Grease: Live and NBC’s The Wiz Live!. The production is currently in development.

Check out the schedule below. Renewed shows not on this schedule will premiere later in the season.


8:00 p.m.        Dancing with the Stars
10:00 p.m.      Conviction


8:00 p.m.        The Middle (new day/time)
8:30 p.m.        American Housewife
9:00 p.m.        Fresh Off the Boat (new time)
9:30 p.m.        The Real O’Neals (new time)
10:00 p.m.      Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (new time)


8:00 p.m.        The Goldbergs (new time)
8:30 p.m.        Speechless
9:00 p.m.        Modern Family
9:30 p.m.        black-ish
10:00 p.m.      Designated Survivor


8:00 p.m.        Grey’s Anatomy
9:00 p.m.        Notorious
10:00 p.m.      How to Get Away with Murder 


8:00 p.m.        Last Man Standing
8:30 p.m.        Dr. Ken
9:00 p.m.        Shark Tank
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.        Once Upon a Time
9:00 p.m.        Secrets and Lies
10:00 p.m.      Quantico

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