The season kicks off with DWTS, followed by the Emmy’s, Modern Family, black-ish, and more. We’ll also see the return of the endlessly entertaining Shark Tank and fan-favorite fairytale drama Once Upon a Time.
New to the line-up this year includes Speechless (a family comedy), Designated Survivor (political drama with Kiefer Sutherland), Conviction (legal drama), American Housewife (another family comedy), and Notorious (another drama), the latter of which will take Scandal‘s spot. Scandal will be a bit delayed this year, presumably due to Kerry Washington’s pregnancy. That means we’ll no longer have TGIT (thank god it’s Thursday), the much-adored Shonda Rhimes block, but who knows. Maybe Notorious will be our new favorite show.
Earlier this year, ABC network chief Channing Dungey said of their new series, “Our new shows reflect the inclusive and empowering storytelling that defines the ABC brand. We will continue to raise the bar for our audience, investing in great storytellers and reflecting the authentic faces and voices of the world around us.” Here’s hoping she’s right!
Here’s the full schedule, from Variety (new shows in bold, emphasis theirs):