Fall TV Preview

ABC Fall Schedule: Roseanne Returns Early, Nathan Fillion vs. Tuesday Death Slot, Fridays Get Fresh and More


Upfronts Week 2018 is underway, and ABC is the third broadcast-TV network (following NBC and Fox) to announce its schedule for the fall TV season.

 

♦ ABC will have new episodes of Roseanne ready for fall (vs. holding the sitcom for midseason again).

♦ With The Good Doctor holding tight onto Castle‘s old time slot, Nathan Fillion’s The Rookie has copped the quasi-cursed Tuesday-at-10 perch.

♦ The previously announced Dancing With the Stars: Juniors spinoff will keep American Idol‘s Sunday time slot warm until the singing competition returns at midseason. ABC’s all-reality Sunday lineup will conclude with The Alec Bladwin Show (the talker previewed last March following the Oscars).

♦ Possibly in an effort to blunt the impact of Last Man Standing‘s arrival on Fox, ABC is moving Fresh Off the Boat and Speechless to Fridays. The last time ABC led off Friday with a comedy was the 2016-17 season with… Last Man Standing.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which scored an 11th-hour, shortened-season renewal, is being held until midseason Summer 2019.

Fall TV Schedule 2018
MONDAY
8 pm Dancing With the Stars
10 pm The Good Doctor 

TUESDAY
8 pm Roseanne
8:30 pm THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (WATCH TRAILER)
9 pm black-ish
9:30 pm Splitting Up Together
10 pm THE ROOKIE (WATCH TRAILER)

WEDNESDAY
8 pm The Goldbergs
8:30 pm American Housewife (new time slot)
9 pm Modern Family
9:30 SINGLE PARENTS (WATCH TRAILER)
10 pm A MILLION LITTLE THINGS (WATCH TRAILER)

THURSDAY
8 pm Grey’s Anatomy
9 pm Station 19
10 pm How to Get Away With Murder

FRIDAY
8 pm Fresh Off the Boat (new time slot)
8:30 pm Speechless (new time slot)
9 pm Child Support (new time slot)
10 pm 20/20

SATURDAY
8 pm Saturday Night Football

SUNDAY
7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 pm DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS
9 pm Shark Tank
10 pm THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW


American Idol, The Bachelor, THE FIX, For the People (will replace HGTAWM after season ends), GRAND HOTEL, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., SCHOOLED, WHISKEY CAVALIER


Alex Inc., The Crossing, Deception, Designated Survivor, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Marvel’s Inhumans, The Mayor, The Middle, Once Upon a Time, Quantico, Scandal,Ten Days in the Valley and The Toy Box FATE TBD: Battle of the Network Stars, Boy Bands