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.
8 pm Dancing With the Stars
10 pm The Good Doctor
8 pm Grey’s Anatomy
9 pm Station 19
10 pm How to Get Away With Murder
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
8 pm Saturday Night Football
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