ABC is the third network, following NBC and Fox, to announce its schedule for the 2017-18 TV season, and the big news: Once Upon a Time is getting a brand new time slot to go with its major Season 7 reset.
The venerable fantasy drama will shift from Sundays-at-8 to Fridays-at-8, where it will lead into the new Marvel entry Inhumans.
Also on the move is Wednesday comedy staple black-ish, which will vacate its post-Modern Family perch to assume the Tuesday-at-9 anchor position.
Other key takeaways from ABC’s sked: The buzzy David-Shore produced medical drama The Good Doctor, starring Bates Motel‘s Freddie Highmore, has landed the cushy post Dancing With the Stars slot on Mondays and the Jason Ritter-led Gospel of Kevin will replace Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesdays-at-10. S.H.I.E.L.D., meanwhile, will take over the Fridays-at-9 time slot once Inhumans wraps its eight-episode run (and ABC confirms it has received a full 22-episode order.)
Also on tap for midseason is the just-renewed Quantico, the Roseanne revival as well as new series THE CROSSING, DECEPTION, FOR THE PEOPLE, SPLITTING UP TOGETHER, UNTITLED GREY’S ANATOMY SPINOFF and ALEX, INC.
All told, the ABC schedule looks like this; new shows are in CAPS, click for details.
8 pm Dancing With the Stars
10 pm THE GOOD DOCTOR
8 pm The Goldbergs
8:30 pm Speechless
9 pm Modern Family
9:30 pm American Housewife (new time slot)
10 pm Designated Survivor
8 pm Grey’s Anatomy
9 pm Scandal
10 pm How to Get Away With Murder
8 pm Once Upon a Time (new time slot)
9 pm MARVEL’S INHUMANS
10 pm 20/20
Saturday Night Football
NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: The Catch, Conviction, Dr. Ken, Imaginary Mary, Last Man Standing, Mistresses, Notorious, The Real O’Neals, Secrets & Lies and Time After Time