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ABC Fall Schedule Shocker: Entire Scripted Slate MIA as Writers’ Strike Imperils New TV Season

ABC Fall Schedule Writers Strike
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ABC on Tuesday became the third broadcast network (after CBS and NBC) to unveil its schedule for the Fall TV season — and it’s a jaw-dropper.

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In what can only be viewed as a foreboding sign about the potential duration of the current writers’ strike, the network’s fall schedule is comprised entirely of unscripted fare (save for a pair of Abbott Elementary reruns on Wednesday).

Included in the reality-drenched lineup is the debut of the long-gestating Golden Bachelor, an AARP-focused spinoff of the dating franchise.

ABC declined to comment on its new strike-proof schedule, but an Alphabet insider says the network is “prepared” for the possibility of a prolonged work stoppage. The plan, as it stand now, is for most, if not all, of ABC’s scripted offerings to launch at midseason. As a result, the network will “likely” be reducing episode orders on certain shows (translation: don’t expect traditional 22-episode seasons of faves Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 and The Rookie).

Fall TV Schedule


8 pm Dancing With the Stars (two hours)

8 pm Celebrity Jeopardy!
9 pm Bachelor in Paradise (two hours)

8 pm Judge Steve Harvey
9 pm Abbott Elementary (rerun)
9:30 pm Abbott Elementary (rerun)
10 pm What Would You Do?

8 pm Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
9 pm Press Your Luck
10 pm The $100,000 Pyramid

8 pm Shark Tank
9 pm 20/20 (two hours)

7:30 pm College Football

7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 pm The Wonderful World of Disney (three hours)

Fall TV Schedule

9-1-1, Abbott Elementary, American Idol, The Bachelor, The Conners, The Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy, HIGH POTENTIAL, Not Dead Yet, The Rookie, Station 19 and Will Trent.

fall tv schedule

A Million Little Things, Alaska Daily, Big Sky, The Company You Keep and The Goldbergs. STILL TBD: Home Economics and The Rookie: Feds

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