Want to know the premiere dates for The Good Doctor season 3, Grey’s Anatomy season 16, and many other ABC shows? Within this CarterMatt piece, we come bearing the ABC fall premiere dates — with some signature analysis in tow.
We’re not going to beat around the bush here — instead, let’s give you some of what you came for. After you read up on this, you can get our video take on the fall lineup below. Be sure to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube so you don’t miss out on our daily TV videos.
All times listed are Eastern Standard, and are subject to change — networks have a tendency to be a little bit indecisive.
Monday, September 16
8:00 – Dancing with the Stars
It’s not altogether strange for ABC to premiere the ballroom competition early. They tend to wrap it up earlier than The Voice on NBC, and this also gives it a little bit of a head start in the ratings.
Monday, September 23
10:00 – The Good Doctor
Tuesday, September 24
8:00 – The Conners
8:30 – Bless This Mess
9:00 – mixed-ish (new comedy)
9:30 – black-ish
10:00 – Emergence (new drama)
We’re still shocked that ABC wants to air their black-ish prequel
Wednesday, September 25
8:00 – The Goldbergs
8:30 – Schooled
9:00 – Modern Family
9:30 – Single Parents
10:00 – Stumptown (new drama)
Thursday, September 26
8:00 – Grey’s Anatomy
9:00 – A Million Little Things
10:00 – How to Get Away with Murder
It’s a little surprising that ABC isn’t opting for a two-hour Grey’s Anatomy premiere as a way to get things going, but this is a big sign of the faith that they’ve got in A Million Little Things in order to really come in and deliver.
Friday, September 27
8:00 – American Housewife
8:30 – Fresh Off the Boat
9:00 – 20/20
Sunday, September 29
7:00 – America’s Funniest Home Videos
9:00 – Shark Tank
10:00 – The Rookie
Sunday, October 6
8:00 – Kids Say the Darndest Things
In general, ABC’s fall schedule is straightforward in a way we rarely see from non-CBS networks these days. Dancing with the Stars premiering early and Kids Say the Darndest Things premiering late are the only things outside the typical “premiere week” — and to be honest, we’re still shocked that ABC is bringing the latter show back on the air. What’s the point of Kids Say the Darndest Things when there are about a trillion different YouTube videos offering up something similar now? It all seems repetitive.
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