Fall TV Preview

Fall TV: ABC Premiere Dates Include Two-Hour Grey's, October Launch for Wonderland

Fall TV Schedule ABCLast but never least, ABC has revealed its premiere plan for the fall TV season, and it includes — as TVLine predicted — a two-hour opener for Grey’s Anatomy Season 10, as well as a supersized return for Modern Family.

ABC’s schedule (more or less) kicks off Sept. 16 with the new season of Dancing With the Stars, while the network’s 100-percent new, S.H.I.E.L.D.-fronted Tuesday line-up debuts Sept. 24. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland closes ABC’s premiere slate with its Oct. 10 series debut.

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On tap for midseason: Suburgatory, the new dramas Killer Women, Mind Games and Resurrection, and the freshman comedy Mixology.

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All told, ABC’s plan looks like… this:

10 pm 20/20

8 pm Dancing With the Stars (two hours)

8 pm Last Man Standing
8:30 pm The Neighbors
9 pm Shark Tank

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10 pm Castle

8 pm MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (new series)
9 pm THE GOLDBERGS (new series)
9:30 pm TROPHY WIFE (new series — read our First Impression)
10 pm LUCKY 7 (new series)

8 pm The Middle
8:30 pm BACK IN THE GAME (new series)
9 pm Modern Family (one hour)
10 pm Nashville

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9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (two hours)

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8 pm Once Upon a Time
9 pm Revenge
10 pm BETRAYAL (new series)

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9;30 pm SUPER FUN NIGHT (new series — read our First Impression)

10 pm Scandal

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7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos


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Comments (42)

  • I will be in an extremely good mood on Sept. 23rd :)

    Comment by Becca – July 16, 2013 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Right there with you!!

      Comment by Maria – July 16, 2013 01:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Putting OUAT premier at the same start date as VD S5 opener isn’t that smart.
    Glad for GA double opener.

    Comment by Maki – July 16, 2013 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If you think The Vampire Diaries is going to outperform OUATIW though, you’re wrong.

      Comment by iMember – July 16, 2013 01:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Putting it against BBT on a weekly basis isn’t smart, but it will be practically unaffected by VD.

        Comment by Mike R. – July 16, 2013 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • sorry but there is no way that once upon a time in wonderland will beat vampire diaries in ratings, they are on there fifth season and there ratings are thru the roof, most of America tunes in to watch, and where as i love once upon a time there sporadic scheduling last season lost A LOT of fans, and a lot the fans still here do not think having a spin off is a smart move right now. so sorry but i really don’t think the show has even a sliver of a chance of beating the vampire diaries in ratings.

        Comment by Amber – July 16, 2013 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • No cw show has ratings that are “thru the roof” it MIGHT be semi-close in the demo but wonderland will still probably come out on top.

          Comment by Jsss – July 16, 2013 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • While your loyalty to Vampire Diaries is sweet and a testament to it’s survival on a network that specializes in cult hits for young audiences (which is what the CW and VD are, in a nutshell), you are unfortunately mistaken about the ratings. Vampire Diaries gets roughly 2.5 million viewers a week (most of America, you say?), for new episodes, while OUAT, which is in the mainstream, closes over 6mil, every week. (What roughly amounts to a 1.1 vs. a 2.3 share every single week.) Whether Once Wonderland has the traction that OUAT has, and beats VD, remains to be seen – but it’s entirely possible, considering the fact that OUAT’s existing audience is already double VD’s. Wonderland is also the lead-in for Grey’s, which consistently beats both in the ratings game, so Wonderland might also have this going for it, too.

          Comment by Abby – July 16, 2013 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • VAMPIRE DIARIES finale: 1.0 demo rating, 2.2 million viewers
          The very cancelled LAST RESORT finale ratings: 1.2 demo rating, 5.4 million viewers
          The very cancelled MISSING finale ratings: 1.3 demo rating, 6.5 million viewers

          Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – July 16, 2013 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Actually most of the fans saw this coming (the spin off series) and where looking forward to it, so I dont know where you are getting this info.

          Comment by Alex – September 25, 2013 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Woohoo for Two Hour Grey’s Premiere! #10SeasonAndStillStandingStrong!

    Meanwhile, Sunday night shows seem so overly melodramatic: Once Upon A Time, Revenge, Betrayal :P

    Comment by trainwreck – July 16, 2013 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The Sunday night shows are so much fun though! Well, Once I hope gets better after that disappointing finale. Revenge is back in top form and I can’t wait to see it (that season finale was AMAZING), and I don’t have any interest in Betrayal.

      Comment by iMember – July 16, 2013 01:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • REVENGEEEE!!! I’m so amped up for this new season.

    Comment by iMember – July 16, 2013 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • me, too.
      And I’m hoping it’s getting back to season 1 standard constantly good episodes.

      Comment by Jules – July 16, 2013 01:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yay for Grey’s being 2 hours. Kinda figured that after they did the table read yesterday for eps 1&2

    Comment by megan – July 16, 2013 01:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for 2 hour Grey’s opener!

    Comment by Tania – July 16, 2013 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • September is going to be a busy month for me!

    Comment by Tania – July 16, 2013 01:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As someone who doesn’t really pay attention to these things that much, is it risky to put a whole new block of shows all on one night (Tuesday)? Or does that happen often?

    Comment by David – July 16, 2013 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh, it’s plenty risky. Especially when two of them are highly mediocre.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – July 16, 2013 01:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s a huge gamble for them. I can see S.H.I.E.L.D. doing well, but the rest might falter. Potentially this will be their weakest night (excluding Friday).

      Comment by Esaul – July 16, 2013 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Especially with Fox’s Tuesday Nights.

      Comment by GTS – July 16, 2013 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 2 hours Grey’s!! I CAN’T WAIT!

    Comment by twilight123 – July 16, 2013 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really despise the split seasons. Here’s an idea. Instead of shows taking off for weeks on end, why not alternate 2 series in the same time slot? Jack Benny Show did this for years.

    Comment by unkystan – July 16, 2013 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Any news on when we’ll see Suburgatory?

    Comment by Sunny – July 16, 2013 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why are all three of ABC’s Thursday night show premiering different weeks?

    Comment by GTS – July 16, 2013 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 2 hrs Grey’s hopefully more than 2 minutes Calzona. <3<3

    Comment by rmr – July 16, 2013 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • For me, I’m hoping for more Callie and less evil witch Arizona!

      Comment by A – July 16, 2013 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Wish that were possible.. but only peerson Callie had more screentime with other than Arizona was Mark – sadly no there anymore. Only if Bailey or Cristina can divert her attention from her cheating better half!

        Comment by dax – July 16, 2013 09:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scandal doesn’t start until October… good grief. They open their season 6th…they could have started Scandal on the 19th (the week before Greys)

    Comment by H.Houston – July 16, 2013 02:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Not really. Grey’s is 2 hrs from 9-11 cutting into Scandal’s time slot. ABC’s plan from what I gather is to air all new episodes from September till the Christmas break. Starting Scandal the week prior to Grey’s wouldn’t make sense seeing as it wouldn’t be on the week of Grey’s premiere.

      Comment by Cdeno – July 16, 2013 05:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hope for a lot of Dr.Bailey sceen time. She is gonna save the Chief. And hopefully as little time as possibly of Jo. Jo go away. Bring back Izzie or Lexie. I know Lexie died but everybody knows their a way to bring her and Mark back Shonda does want too. That was revenge on the fan for have an opinion. If she had of killed Mer/Der, she would have found away to bring them back. And I would have been happy because I love Mer/Der just like I love Slexie.

    Comment by tiffany – July 16, 2013 02:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tough premiere date on September 23rd: Castle vs. The Blacklist vs. Hostages in the 10 p.m. Monday night time slot.

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – July 16, 2013 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • First cancellations will go to: Lucky 7, Betrayal and Super Fun Night. OUATiW not looking too strong either at that time. Happy for the two-hour Greys premiere but at the same time that means we get less weeks with original showings and therefore more breaks in between. Super excited about SHIELD, Scandal and Nashville…

    Comment by Ana – July 16, 2013 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad for the 2 hour premiere of Grey’s but premiering Wonderland 2 weeks after and Scandal in the middle? Why not premiere OUATIW and Scandal on the same night? It’s a tough timeslot for Wonderland but I am really looking forward to the show and look at the original Once. People thought it would tank I remember it well and I said your joking right? I hoping it does better than people think and run 2nd behind CBS. Lets face it the 8pm hour is theirs.

    Looking forward to SHIELD, Castle, Revenge and Once as well. Big season ahead with so many better new shows on offer across the board than last season and yes there are already some duds.

    Comment by greysfan – July 16, 2013 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I, for one, can’t WAIT to see if Callie leaves Arizona. Arizona kept talking about how she lost a leg when Callie lost nothing (because your bff, daughter’s father and – apparently – your wife doesn’t count). I want to see Arizona eating her words and wanting a second chance (again…anyone else remember Africa?) and Callie turning her down cold. Callie was amazing during the whole thing and the only reason she took the leg was to save her life. At some point, that has to be important.

    Comment by mo – July 16, 2013 04:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • October 3rd cannot come soon enough!!!

    Comment by Ileana – July 16, 2013 06:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Suburgatory should come back righter after Super Fun Night is canceled midway through its first episode.

    Comment by Tom Charles – July 16, 2013 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hahahah. I like the way you think. That would be epic!

      Comment by a_lex89 – July 17, 2013 08:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • they start later, end earlier, and go into repeats sooner every damn year. soon, all seasons will consist of 3 episodes and a “retrospective” featuring favorite clips from those 3 episodes. why are we bothering?

    Comment by nobody special – July 16, 2013 09:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought Once Upon A Time in Wonderland was slated for mid season, to “bridge” the gap that OUAT would have when it went on hiatus in winter?

    Comment by Al – July 17, 2013 12:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Am I the only one who thinks ABC were very oprtunistic to put Back In The Game on wednesdays?

    Comment by Nat – July 17, 2013 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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