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ABC Sets Fall Premiere Dates for Grey's, Once, Kiefer's POTUS Drama and More

First in the alphabet but last to show its hand, ABC has unveiled its premiere plan for the 2016-17 TV season (following CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW), and it will put its best foot forward on Monday, Sept. 12 with the Season 23 premiere of Dancing With the Stars.

Also of note: 24 star Kiefer Sutherland’s Designated Survivor, which per a TVLine poll is the fall’s most anticipated new drama, gets sworn into office on Wednesday, Sept. 21 (filling Nashville‘s former spot).

As previously announced, Scandal Season 6 is being held for midseason; taking its place on the #TGIT Thursday’s lineup is the (very) similarly scandalous Notorious, starring Covert Affairs‘ Piper Perabo and Graceland‘s Daniel Sunjata (read our First Impression).

All told, ABC’s rollout strategy looks like this; new shows in CAPS (click for details).

MONDAY, SEPT. 12
8 pm Dancing with the Stars (Season 23 premiere)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18
8 pm 68th Primetime Emmy Awards

TUESDAY, SEPT. 20
8 pm Dancing With the Stars results show
10 pm Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 4 premiere, new time slot)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21
8 pm The Goldbergs (Season 4 premiere)
8:30 pm SPEECHLESS (Series premiere)
9 pm Modern Family (Season 8 premiere)
9:30 pm black-ish (Season 3 premiere)
10 pm DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (Series premiere)

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22
8 pm Grey’s Anatomy (Season 13 premiere)
9 pm NOTORIOUS (Series premiere)
10 pm How to Get Away with Murder (Season 3 premiere)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23
8 pm Last Man Standing (Season 6 premiere)
8:30 pm Dr. Ken (Season 2 premiere)
9 pm Shark Tank (Season 8 premiere)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
8 pm Once Upon a Time (Season 6 premiere)
9 pm Secrets and Lies (Season 2 premiere, finally)
10 pm Quantico (Season 2 premiere)

SUNDAY, OCT. 2
7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos (Season 27 premiere)

MONDAY, OCT. 3
10 pm CONVICTION (Series premiere)

TUESDAY, OCT. 11
8 pm The Middle (Season 8 premiere, new time slot)
8:30 pm AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (Series premiere)
9 pm Fresh Off the Boat (Season 3 premiere, new time slot)
9:30 pm The Real O’Neals (Season 2 premiere, new time slot)

On deck for midseason: American Crime, The Catch, Downward Dog, Imaginary Mary, Scandal, Still Star-Crossed, Time After Time and When We Rise.