ABC's 2017-2018 Fall TV Schedule Announced, Includes Marvel's Inhumans And Comedy Swaps
ABC has one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year for comic fans, with Marvel's Inhumans ready to save us all from small screen boredom. Now, we finally know where that super-drama will end up on the network's fall schedule, which was released to the public with some pretty questionable choices happening therein. Check it all out below!
8:00-10:00 p.m. - Dancing with the Stars
10:00-11:00 p.m. - THE GOOD DOCTOR
8:00-8:30 p.m. - The Middle
8:30-9:00 p.m. - Fresh Off the Boat
9:00-9:30 p.m. - black-ish
9:30-10:00 p.m. - THE MAYOR
10:00-11:00 p.m. - THE GOSPEL OF KEVIN
8:00-8:30 p.m. - The Goldbergs
8:30-9:00 p.m. - Speechless
9:00-9:30 p.m. - Modern Family
9:30-10:00 p.m. - American Housewife
10:00-11:00 p.m. - Designated Survivor
8:00-9:00 p.m. - Grey's Anatomy
9:00-10:00 p.m. - Scandal
10:00-11:00 p.m. - How to Get Away with Murder
8:00-9:00 p.m. Once Upon a Time
9:00-10:00 p.m. - MARVEL'S INHUMANS
10:00-11:00 p.m. - 20/20
8:00-11:00 p.m. - Saturday Night Football
7:00-8:00 p.m. - America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00-9:00 p.m. - To Tell the Truth
9:00-10:00 p.m. - Shark Tank
10:00-11:00 p.m. - TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY
I mean, wow for some of that, right? Yes, I'm mostly talking about ABC apparently trying to make Friday nights a TV event night again, years after TGIF lost its steam. Once Upon a Time was unearthed from its Sunday night slot and its drastically different new season was placed to be a lead-in for Inhumans, which does not seem like a Friday night kind of show, given its name recognition. On the comedy side of things, some changes also occurred, with black-ish shifting to Tuesday nights at a new time, with Fresh Off the Boat also shifting its time. Plus, the Wednesday night comedy block has now welcomed American Housewife in to the fold to see if that'll shake things up.
Beyond Inhumans, there are several other new shows to look out for on ABC's schedule, such as The Good Doctor, which follows an autistic surgeon played by Bates Motel's Freddie Highmore, or Jason Ritter's return to TV for the religion-tinged drama The Gospel of Kevin. Sunday newb Ten Days in the Valley stars Kyra Sedgwick as a woman whose already complicated life is turned upside down when her daughter goes missing. On the comedy front, we have the rapper-turns-politician sitcom The Mayor, with Lea Michele and Yvette Nicole Brown.
One notable absence there is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which has already been renewed for Season 5, but will likely show up when the midseason schedule is revealed later this year. The network also announced new unscripted series The Bachlor Winter Games and Dancing with the Stars Junior, along with the TV return of American Idol, but none of those will be showing up just yet.
While we wait to hear about exact dates being announced for all of the above premieres waiting to hit ABC, don't forget to head to our summer TV schedule to see all the shows that are set to debut in the coming months. As well, catch up with everything that's been renewed and cancelled with both our network TV rundown and our cable/streaming list.
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