ABC 2016 Fall Schedule: ‘Scandal’ season 6 delayed; ‘Agents of SHIELD’ moves, ‘Secrets & Lies’ returns

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There were many moments of intrigue with ABC going into the reveal of their fall schedule, but one of the biggest surprises may just be in how much they are prioritizing comedies. While NBC has just a single hour of comedy on their fall schedule, and the same goes for Fox in terms of half-hour series, the alphabet network is trotting out in total five full hours of it every week.

Meanwhile, some massive changes under new programming head Channing Dungey are leading to some other shifts, including “Nashville” and “Castle” not being around for the first time in years. Kerry Washington’s pregnancy is pushing back the “Scandal” season 6 premiere until midseason, so there is also a new show after “Grey’s Anatomy” for the first time in a long time. We’ll have to see ultimately how that fares.

Take a look at the full fall schedule below.


8:00 – Dancing with the Stars

10:00 – Conviction (new drama)


8:00 – The Middle (new time)

8:30 – American Housewife (new comedy)

9:00 – Fresh Off the Boat (new time)

9:30 – The Real O’Neals (new time)

10:00 – Agents of SHIELD (new time)


8:00 – The Goldbergs (new time)

8:30 – Speechless (new comedy)

9:00 – Modern Family

9:30 – black-ish

10:00 – Designated Survivor (new drama)


8:00 – Grey’s Anatomy

9:00 – Notorious (new drama)

10:00 – How to Get Away with Murder


8:00 – Last Man Standing

8:30 – Dr. Ken

9:00 – Shark Tank

10:00 – 20/20


7:00 – America’s Funniest Home Videos

8:00 – Once Upon a Time

9:00 – Secrets & Lies

10:00 – Quantico

Most of this schedule is fairly predictable. “Agents of SHIELD” will probably still lift the Tuesdays-at-10 average even with lower ratings, while at the same exact time it’s just nice to see “Secrets & Lies” actually on a schedule again after so many terrible delays.

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