ABC Announces Fall 2016-2017 Primetime Series Schedule


ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2016-17 slate of programming, including the addition of nine new series. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network’s new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, in New York City.

“Our new shows reflect the inclusive and empowering storytelling that defines the ABC brand. We will continue to raise the bar for our audience, investing in great storytellers and reflecting the authentic faces and voices of the world around us,” said Dungey.

Ranking No. 1 during the 2015-16 season in Nielsen’s non-sports Adult 18-49 averages (tie), ABC delivered 7 of the Top 20 entertainment series on broadcast TV, placing 4 of the Top 10 with 3 of the Top 5 dramas: “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 4, “How to Get Away with Murder” – No. 6, “Modern Family” and “Scandal” tie at No. 7, “The Bachelor” – No. 12, while “Quantico” and “The Goldbergs” tie at No. 19. In addition, ABC dominated among upscale viewers with a network-leading 8 of the season’s Top 20 highest-rated broadcast entertainment series among Adults 18-49 in Homes earning $100k+ Annual Income, landing 5 of the Top 10.

New series “American Housewife,” “Conviction,” “Designated Survivor,” “Downward Dog,” “Imaginary Mary,” “Notorious,” “Speechless,” “Still Star-Crossed” and “Time After Time” will join lineup.

Fan favorites “The Catch,” “Dr. Ken,” “Last Man Standing” and “The Real O’Neals” will also return to the schedule, joining previously announced “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “The Bachelor,” “black-ish,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Goldbergs,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Quantico,” “Scandal,” “Secrets and Lies,” “Shark Tank” and “20/20.”

Ten-time Emmy-nominated limited series “American Crime,” created and executive produced by Oscar®-winner John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave”), returns. Additionally, “When We Rise,” created by Oscar®-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (“Milk,” ”Big Love,” “J. Edgar”), will air as a limited series event during the year. “Dirty Dancing,” a three-hour filmed musical event; “Ali: The Champion”(wt), a special honoring boxing legend Mohammed Ali; and an all-new special from David Blaine following his critically acclaimed ratings smash “David Blaine: Real or Magic” were announced today.

Fall premiere dates will be announced at a later time. Please note that shows picked up but not listed on the schedule below will debut later in the 2016-17 season.

ABC’s fall primetime schedule is as follows (all times listed are Eastern/Pacific). New shows are in bold:

DAY TIME SERIES

MONDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”

10:00 p.m. “Conviction”

TUESDAY: 8:00 p.m. “The Middle” (new day/time)

8:30 p.m. “American Housewife”

9:00 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (new time)

9:30 p.m. “The Real O’Neals” (new time)

10:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (new time)

WEDNESDAY: 8:00 p.m. “The Goldbergs” (new time)

8:30 p.m. “Speechless”

9:00 p.m. “Modern Family”

9:30 p.m. “black-ish”

10:00 p.m. “Designated Survivor”

THURSDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”

9:00 p.m. “Notorious”

10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder”

FRIDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Last Man Standing”

8:30 p.m. “Dr. Ken”

9:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”

10:00 p.m. “20/20”

SATURDAY: 8:00 p.m. “Saturday Night Football”

SUNDAY: 7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

8:00 p.m. “Once Upon a Time”

9:00 p.m. “Secrets and Lies”

10:00 p.m. “Quantico”

 

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