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Though most shows are now on hiatus, ABC is currently home to televisions' top-rated series with 18-49-year-old viewers in The Conners. Understandably, the comedy hit is staying in its current Tuesday night time slot, as revealed by the network's full 2019 midseason schedule. Changes are coming for hit freshman drama A Million Little Things, though, which is being moved from Wednesday nights to Thursday nights. Let's take a closer look at all of January's premieres here.
Friday, January 4
8:00 p.m. - Fresh Off the Boat
8:30 p.m. - Speechless
9:00 p.m. - 20/20 (New Time, Two-Hour Episode)
Sunday, January 6
7:00 p.m. - America's Funniest Home Videos
9:00 p.m. - Shark Tank (New Time, Two-Hour Episode)
Tuesday, January 8
8:00 p.m. - The Conners
8:30 p.m. - The Kids are Alright
9:00 p.m. - black-ish
9:30 p.m. - Splitting Up Together
10:00 p.m. - The Rookie
Wednesday, January 9
8:00 p.m. - The Goldbergs
8:30 p.m. - Schooled (Series Premiere)
9:00 p.m. - Modern Family
9:30 p.m. - Single Parents
10:00 p.m. - Match Game (Season Premiere)
Thursday, January 17
8:00 p.m. - Grey's Anatomy
9:01 p.m. - A Million Little Things (New Day, New Time)
10:00 p.m. - How To Get Away With Murder
As everyone can see, ABC has decided to give its popular new drama A Million Little Things an even bigger boost with audiences, at least potentially. Slotting the mystery-driven series directly behind Grey's Anatomy is arguably the best move the network could have made. I supposed setting it up after The Conners might be a more successful option, but that would throw the Tuesday night schedule into turmoil.
A Million Little Things will be an interesting addition to the TGIT lineup, considering it wasn't created by Shonda Rhimes. It'll be the first non-Shonda drama to air behind Grey's in quite a few years, with Scandal having taken that coveted spot for its seven seasons.
Elsewhere in the January schedule, everything looks pretty normal, minus a couple of slight changes. Shark Tank will temporarily air at a new time on Sundays, and 20/20 also has a new time on Friday nights.
For those wondering what happened to the firefighter drama Station 19 after that wild midseason finale cliffhanger, ABC's post-January schedule has the answer
Tuesday, February 5
8:00 p.m. - American Housewife
Wednesday, February 27
10:00 p.m. - Whiskey Cavalier (Series Premiere)
Sunday, March 3
7:00 p.m. - America's Funniest Home Videos (One-Hour Presentation)
8:00 p.m. - American Idol (Season Premiere)
10:01 p.m. - Shark Tank (New Time)
Thursday, March 7
9:01 p.m. - Station 19
10:00 p.m. - For The People (Season Premiere)
Monday, March 18
10:00 p.m. - The Fix (Series Premiere)
Monday, June 18
10:00 p.m. - Grand Hotel (Series Premiere)
Station 19 won't be returning to primetime until Thursday, March 7, which presumably means there won't be any major crossover moments happening too soon after Grey's Anatomy returns .That said, it'd be nice to see Ben or Vic or Andy popping up in the medical drama, just to keep tabs on them during Station 19's long hiatus.
February and March will be big months for ABC, with three new shows debuting for the first time, along with the returns of American Idol and the Shonda Rhimes-produced For the People. Perhaps the most promising of those premieres is Whiskey Cavalier, the crime caper starring The Walking Dead vet Lauren Cohan, who tentatively vacated the zombie drama following disputes over salary negotiations. ABC is definitely hoping for something big with that one, even though Walking Dead fans might hope for its doom.
Meanwhile, ABC will also be boasting The Fix, the Robin Tunney-starring legal drama that was co-created by famed lawyer Marcia Clark, as well as the Americanized Grand Hotel, based on the Spanish drama Gran Hotel. That series, which is executive produced by Eva Longoria, stars Weeds and Alien: Covanent vet Demián Bichir and Without a Trace's Roselyn Sánchez.