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ABC 2018 Fall Premieres Announced, Including The Conners Spinoff And Grey's Anatomy

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There was quite a bit of drama surrounding the ABC network over the past couple of months, but now that the dust has settled and some decisions have been made, the company is finally rolling out the details of its 2018 fall lineup. Check out the premiere dates for popular shows like Grey's Anatomy, as well as when new shows such as theRoseanne spinoff The Conners will make their debut:

Monday, September 248 p.m.- Dancing with the Stars Season 279 p.m. - The Good Doctor Season 2Wednesday, September 268 p.m.- The Goldbergs Season 68:30 p.m.- American Housewife Season 39 p.m. - Modern Family Season 109:31 p.m.- Single Parents Series premiere10 p.m.- A Million Little Things Series premiereThursday, September 278 p.m.- Grey's Anatomy Season 2-hour 15 premiere10 p.m.- How to Get Away with Murder Season 5Sunday, September 307 p.m.- America's Funniest Home Videos Season 29Thursday, October 49 p.m.- Station 19 Season 2Friday, October 58 p.m.- Fresh Off the Boat Season 58:30 p.m.- Speechless Season 39 p.m.- Child Support Season 2Sunday, October 78 p.m.- Dancing with the Stars: Juniors Series premiere10 p.m.- Shark Tank Season 10Sunday, October 1410 p.m.- The Alec Baldwin Show Series premiereTuesday, October 168 p.m.- The Conners Series premiere8:30 p.m.- The Kids Are Alright Series premiere9 p.m.- black-ish Season 59:30 p.m.- Splitting Up Together Season 210 p.m.- The Rookie Series premiere

ABC is certainly starting things off big with a night that contains both a premiere of Dancing With The Stars and last year's freshman hit drama The Good Doctor. Wednesday will see some other familiar shows returning, as American Housewife switches to a new night and time right in between The Goldbergs and Modern Family. The laughs will keep on rolling that night with the premiere of Single Parents, and then will shift to a more serious tone later in the evening with the premiere of A Million Little Things.

The drama late on Wednesday is just a taste of what's to come the next night, however, as Grey's Anatomy kicks off Thursday with a two-hour premiere. The episode will be followed by the 10 p.m. Season 5 premiere of How To Get Away With Murder, which will stay in that spot as Station 19 slides into the 9 p.m. hour on Thursday, October 4. America's Funniest Home Videos will be the comedic gap that fills the void of premieres between those two events, as it begins Season 29 on Sunday, September 30.

Fridays saw the biggest shakeup in ABC's fall lineup, as Fresh Off The Boat and Speechless are both added to the day's primetime programming. Even Child Support got bumped to a different time slot, and while networks never seem to expect much from shows in these time slots, one has to think they're imagining this line-up experiences better success than last year's shows.

ABC saved a bulk of its new programming for the back half of its premiere schedule, as the network will premiere 5 of its 7 new shows in the final two weeks of fall premieres. Dancing With The Stars: Juniors will get a two-hour premiere that leads into Season 10 of Shark Tank, which will be bumped the following week for the premiere of The Alec Baldwin Show. Then Tuesday, October 16 will be arguably the network's biggest day in all of this as it gears up a night that features The Conners premiere, blackish, and Nathan Fillion's return to ABC on The Rookie. There's also the return of Splitting Up that night as well as the premiere of The Kids Are Alright, so its possible ABC will have its audience glued to the television from 8 p.m. until late-night with its impressive Tuesday lineup.

ABC's Fall lineup isn't here yet, so anyone looking for great television to watch in the meantime should visit our summer premiere guide.

Mick Joest
Mick Joest

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