Ahead of this afternoon’s Upfronts presentation in New York City, ABC has announced it’s fall 2018-19 schedule. The ABC press release boasts: “Coming on the heels of a tremendously successful 2017-18 season that boasts the No. 1 show on television (Roseanne), the No. 1 new drama (The Good Doctor) and the No. 1 reality show launch (American Idol) ABC is set to announce a stellar slate of programming for the 2018-19 season.”
Additionally, “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors,” previously announced last year, will be on the fall schedule. A fresh take on an established favorite, the show will pair celebrity kids with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines, which will be judged by a panel that will include renowned ballroom experts. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors is produced by BBC Studios. So…from four weeks of DWTS in the spring to a double dose in the fall. Will the two versions of the show run concurrently, I wonder?
A total of eight new series have been announced, including the one-hour dramas A Million Little Things, The Fix, Grand Hotel, The Rookie and Whiskey Cavalier, and the half-hour comedies The Kids Are Alright, Schooled and Single Parents.
Fan favorites American Housewife, black-ish, For The People, Fresh Off the Boat, How to Get Away with Murder, Speechless, Splitting Up Together, and Station 19 will also return, joining previously announced series America’s Funniest Home Videos, American Idol, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, “Child Support, Dancing with the Stars, The Goldbergs, The Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Modern Family, Roseanne and Shark Tank.
Fall premiere dates will be announced at a later time. Please note that shows picked up to series but not listed on the schedule below will debut later in the 2018-19 season.
DAY TIME SERIES
MONDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
10:00 p.m. “The Good Doctor”
TUESDAY: 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”
WEDNESDAY: 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”
THURSDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
9:00 p.m. “Station 19”
10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder”
FRIDAY: 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”
SATURDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Saturday Night Football”
SUNDAY: 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)
Show descriptions for new ABC series are below. For information about returning ABC shows, visit www.disneyabcpress.com.