Following NBC and FOX, ABC is the third network to reveal its schedule for the 2015-2016 schedule. Surprisingly, ABC may have the most stable schedule, with most returning shows staying in their same time slots. In fact, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday are exactly the same as this past year.
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However, the fall lineup for ABC does have two new comedies and three new dramas. The Muppets are coming back to TV in a big way Tuesdays at 8pm, leading into the second season of Fresh Off the Boat. Tuesdays will conclude with Quantico at 10pm, a drama about a diverse group of recruits at the FBI’s training center.
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Wednesday will stick with comedies and Nashville while Thursdays are once again all about Shonda Rhimes with Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. On Friday, the medical comedy Dr. Ken, starring Community‘s Ken Jeong, airs at 8:30pm following Last Man Standing.
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Sundays are getting a new two-hour block of dramas following Once Upon a Time. Oil at 9pm is about the country’s biggest oil discovery in North Dakota and stars Gossip Girl‘s Chace Crawford. That’s followed by the Biblical epic saga Of Kings and Prophets at 10pm.
In other big ABC news, Stana Katic has officially signed on for season 8 of Castle after protracted negotiations. However, creator Andrew Marlowe has left the show after seven seasons.
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As for mid-season, the second season of Secrets and Lies, which will tell a new mystery but keep Juliette Lewis as Detective Cornell, is moving to Wednesdays at 10pm in January to fill in during Nashville‘s hiatus. The new Shonda Rhimes-produced drama The Catch will take over once HTGAWM ends, keeping Thursday’s all-Rhimes. Galavant will be back on Sundays to fill in for OUAT and the new comedy The Real O’Neals will join Fresh Off the Boat on Tuesdays after The Muppets ends its run.
Mid-season will also bring other new dramas The Family (which will take over Sundays at 10pm) and Wicked City (Tuesdays at 10pm) plus the comedy Uncle Buck. Marvel’s Agent Carter is also coming back, and season 2 will find Peggy Carter going to Los Angeles on a new mission. American Crime and Beyond the Tank will also return in 2016.
Here’s a quick look at ABC’s new schedule for Fall 2015.
8pm: Dancing with the Stars
8pm: The Muppets (NEW)
8:30pm: Fresh Off the Boat
9pm: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
10pm: Quantico (NEW)
8pm: The Middle
8:30pm: The Goldbergs
9pm: Modern Family
8pm: Grey’s Anatomy
10pm: How to Get Away with Murder
8pm: Last Man Standing
8:30pm: Dr. Ken (NEW)
9pm: Shark Tank
7pm: America’s Funniest Home Videos
8pm: Once Upon a Time
9pm: Oil (NEW)
10pm: Of Kings and Prophets (NEW)
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