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ABC Fall 2013 Premiere Dates Set

ABC fell a couple of weeks behind the other major networks in getting us the their Fall 2013 premiere schedule, but with months to go, that's kind of ok. All the same, it's exciting to get to see when the network's new and returning series will debut this fall. For ABC, that includes the highly anticipated Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and new 80s-set comedy The Goldbergs, which looks like it could be a winner. A good portion of ABC's premiere dates fall between Monday, September 23 and Thursday, September 26, but there are a few early starters, including the return of Dancing with the Stars and Friday night comedies Last Man Standing and The Neighbors. Unfortunately, it looks like we have to wait until October for Scandal to return for Season 3, but on the bright side, it's the very beginning of October. Here's the full premiere schedule.

Friday, September, 610:00-11:00 p.m. 20/20Monday, September 168:00-10:00 p.m. Dancing with the StarsFriday, September 208:00-8:30 p.m. Last Man Standing8:30-9:00 p.m. The Neighbors9:00-10:00 p.m. Shark TankMonday, September 2310:00-11:00 p.m. CastleTuesday, September 248:00-9:00 p.m. MARVEL's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.9:00-9:30 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS9:30-10:00 p.m. TROPHY WIFE10:00-11:00 p.m. LUCKY 7Wednesday, September 258:00-8:30 p.m. The Middle8:30-9:00 p.m. BACK IN THE GAME9:00-10:00 p.m. Modern Family (special one-hour premiere event)10:00-11:00 p.m. NashvilleThursday, September 269:00-11:00 p.m. Grey's Anatomy (special two-hour premiere event)Sunday, September 298:00-9:00 p.m. Once Upon a Time9:00-10:00 p.m. Revenge10:00-11:00 p.m. BETRAYALWednesday, October 29:30-10:00 p.m. SUPER FUN NIGHTThursday, October 310:00-11:00 p.m. ScandalSunday, October 67:00-8:00 p.m. America's Funniest Home VideosThursday, October 108:00-9:00 p.m. Once UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND

I'll be interested to see how the family/baseball themed Back in the Game does set up on Wednesday night amidst ABC's returning comedies, while The Neighbors is set up over on Fridays. And I'm even more interested to see how Rebel Wilson's Super Fun Night does with the Modern Family lead-in. It feels a bit familiar, putting a friend-focused comedy after Modern Family. That worked out just-ok for Happy Endings when it held that timeslot, though the series didn't have much luck when it was moved elsewhere.

Coming in last on the list is the Once Upon a Time spinoff, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, which is set up to debut on Thursday, October 10. In fact, it looks like ABC's Thursday night drama line-up won't really come together until October, as Grey's is the lone series in the 3-hour block to get a September premiere.

Kelly West
Kelly West

Kelly joined CinemaBlend as a freelance TV news writer in 2006 and went on to serve as the site’s TV Editor before moving over to other roles on the site. At present, she’s an Assistant Managing Editor who spends much of her time brainstorming and editing feature content on the site.