Secrets and Lies Season 2 Will Air in Nashville Slot, and More ABC Midseason Moves

ABC Midseason Schedule 2016

Secrets and Lies will give Nashville a winter breather next season.

During a conference call with reporters to discuss ABC’s new 2015-16 schedule, network president Paul Lee announced that Season 2 of the mystery-drama will air Wednesdays at 10/9c during Nashville‘s midseason break.

As previously reported, Juliette Lewis’ unflappable and formidable Detective Andrea Cornell will be the only character returning for the show’s second season.

Other midseason ABC moves: Shonda Rhimes’ new series The Catch will take over How to Get Away With Murder‘s Thursday-at-10/9 slot when the Viola Davis thriller completes its 15-episode second season; Galavant once again will bridge the gap between Once Upon a Time‘s fall and winter runs; new comedy The Real O’Neals will air Tuesdays at 8:30 in early ’16 (Fresh Off the Boat will reclaim its 8/7 perch); the new Joan Allen thriller The Family will replace Of Kings and Prophets on Sundays at 10/9c; and murder mystery Wicked City will air Tuesdays at 10/9c during Quantico‘s winter hiatus.

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  1. Mr. Tran K says:

    Guess it’s going to be an all Shonda series line-up on Thursdays for the entire season.

  2. Zorkel says:

    So is the Muppets limited?

  3. Maria says:

    ABC can post the winning lottery numbers in advance and still not convince me to watch. They lost me as a viewer when they cancelled Forever.

  4. Will says:

    I wonder how the lack of returning cast and the move to Wednesdays will affect Secrets and Lies ratings. Excited for Agent Carter, but the other article mentions that the series will now take place in L.A. and alludes to a new cast as well. -__-
    Curious about the episode count for The Catch, and if ABC will double up on Galavant episodes again (unless they order more, it won’t bridge the gap between Once sub-seasons).
    Lastly, super bummed they aren’t moving Fresh Off The Boat to Weds behind The Goldbergs (which would push The Middle to Tuesdays… sigh).

  5. chadcronin says:

    So how many epsides is Secrets and Lies if it’s a gap filler? Only 1 cast member coming back? Boo, oh well, the other story must be left where she couldn’t get to the killer after all. Hope the new cast is as good

  6. John says:

    So will secrets and lies just have another murder? Ryan Phillipe is going to be missed….

    What about the clip 14 months later where Cornell wants to exonerate the dad? Is that not being addressed at all?

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      “The unflappable and formidable Detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis) is back. She is the smartest person in the room — always. But that isn’t to say that she isn’t hiding something behind that slight hint of sadness in her eyes and a deceptive look of disconcerting calm. Once she has a suspect in her crosshairs, she doesn’t let go.”

  7. Lawrence Han says:

    That’s quite a few new shows and midseason shows. Some of the Movie-to-TV conversions i’m not fond of. Rush Hour, Limitless, Uncle Buck, Minority Report.

    Shows I’m looking forward to that are mentioned here: Lucifer, Dr. Ken, X-files(Worried…up to snuff or more like S8/9), Emerald City(NBC trying to copy ABC with Once Upon?), Muppets(I prefer the old format Guest Star/Pop Star Variety show format which when the tried to revive the Muppets they forgot that part), Heroes Reborn (Rehash), Supergirl (Oh look a Female Superhero…..can CBS pull it off and more so, how to avoid other superheros timeslots? Flash, Arrow, Gotham, maybe Supernatural and Grimm as well)

  8. CactusRose says:

    Seriously? They’re keeping Galavant? One of the most stupid shows ever produced.

    • Anna says:

      That’s just your opinion. I love the show, especially because it was very silly. A lot of fun!

      • Cheryl says:

        Agree, it just kept getting better after its slow start. Fun and refreshing change for TV! Rather Monty Python like!

      • Alyssa says:

        Anna, no offense, but I must admit ABC’s show cancellation/renewal choices were a bit…stupid. I never really enjoyed Galavant, the humor was a bit too childish for me. And let’s not forget about canceling Forever, without a doubt the best show ABC has had in a long time: stellar cast, unique plot, quality acting and entertainment for the whole family. #SaveForever

  9. Hudson says:

    On Secrets and Lies, that clip 14 months later implies that she pursues Abby with the help of Natalie to successfully exonerate the dad.

    What about the second season of American Crime?

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      AMERICAN CRIME Season 2 is not scheduled, but will be a “complete reset” with a few returning actors playing new roles.

      • Hudson says:

        Thanks, I’ve really come to enjoy this first season. I’m excited to see where they go in the second season.

  10. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    Ok, since Shonda’s new show The Catch is taking over the time slot of HTGAWM, what day is the show returning on and what time?

  11. Kimberly says:

    I’m still freakin’ apoplectic about FOREVER being cancelled. What a rip.

  12. I’m not seeing a day and time listed for Agent Carter in either this story or the fall schedule roundup piece. Is it confirmed to swap in for Agents of SHIELD again — as with Galavant and OUaT — or has that announcement just not been made yet?

  13. Pamela Baker says:

    ABC has only one prime time show I will be watching and that is Nashville. Without that, they would go the way of NBC into oblivion. Most of what they air now is trash in this older lady’s opinion.

  14. The Bott says:

    Will Grey’s Anatomy have a split season again? And if so, what show will fill its time-slot?

  15. Ellinas78 says:

    So every season there are fewer and fewer shows on network TV.

  16. Kelly says:

    Why not put Revenge on the Thursday night lineup. ABC needs new people to make these decisions. They cancel all the good shows. And while Shonda has had some hits doesn’t mean she needs to run Thursday night’s exclusively. Spread some shows out and mix it up some. Put some shows in the prime slots and give them a chance!

  17. Carrie cruz says:

    How is show supposed to be interesting if all of the characters are not returning? ?? Who is detective Cornell supposed to catch if no one will be there? Guess I have to find another show to watch.

    • Carrie cruz says:

      Get Ryan phillippe back he’s the reason why most of us watch. Secrets and lies will stink. Back to showtime good thing ray Donovan is coming back on.

  18. Claudette says:

    You have to bring back the original cast members of Secrets and Lies. The show will not be the same without Ryan Phillape’. He along with the detective, make the show. I will still watch it, but it won’t be the same. Why are the original cast members leaving or were they written out of the show?