Whiskey Cavalier to get special premiere after Oscars on ABC

Whiskey CavalierApparently, ABC is deciding to take a page from several other broadcasters: Use your live telecasts as springboards for other shows.

Today, the network announced that following the 2019 Oscars (still without a host, by the way) on February 24, you are going to see the premiere episode of Whiskey Cavalier in its entirety. The action / drama series, starring The Walking Dead actress Lauren Cohan and Scandal alum Scott Foley, is currently set to air starting at 11:35 p.m. Eastern time. Yet, remember that the Oscars are the Oscars and they stick around on the air basically however long the parties involved want for them to. There’s no guarantee that the show is going to actually start on time, so be sure to set your DVR for extra time in the event you don’t want to miss any of it.

(For viewers who are on the West Coast, the show will air at 10:00 p.m. — nothing to worry about here.)

Note that this isn’t going to be a two-night premiere event situation — when Whiskey Cavalier premieres in its typical timeslot on February 27, it will be doing so with a repeat of its first episode. Obviously, ABC is cognizant of the fact that some viewers may not be awake enough in order to watch this show in late-night.

The idea in premiering the series after the Oscars is a simple one: Hoping to use some of that viewership as a springboard to get attention to a new property, one that they are apparently rather confident in. ABC does need some more scripted hits these days, given that The Good Doctor is really the only drama from the past couple of years we’d consider to be a bonafide hit from them. The Rookie is mediocre at best at the moment and while A Million Little Things may have a loyal audience, it’s not a guarantee for a renewal at the moment. With Whiskey Cavalier you have a high-octane show with some notable stars and potentially a show that appeals to both men and women. It’s not a show that is limiting in the slightest when it comes to its audience and we think that the network certainly has to appreciate that.

In the event you haven’t seen a full trailer yet for Whiskey Cavalier, we suggest that you do so at the bottom of this article.

What do you think about Whiskey Cavalier getting this sort of prime network real estate? Be sure to share right now in the comments. (Photo: ABC.)

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