After a series of somewhat controversial cancellations, ABC has confirmed the new shows heading to the network later this year. In its fall 2017 lineup, ABC has confirmed a reworking of its current schedule, along with the introduction of several new shows.
According to TV Guide, the biggest news to come out of the network's fall schedule is the shift of Once Upon a Time from its usual Sunday night slot to Fridays for its rebooted seventh season. In fact, it'll air as a precursor to Marvel's Inhumans, which is a pretty surprising move considering the success ABC has seen with Once Upon a Time in the past.
Other shifts in the network's schedule include swapping Black-ish and American Housewife on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with To Tell the Truth and Shark Tank also moving to Sundays.
Given the number of shows that ABC has cut from its schedule in recent days, according to Variety, the network's fall lineup will also introduce a number of brand new shows. The most prominent of those additions is a spin-off of the network's long-running medical drama Grey's Anatomy. The new series will be set in a Seattle firehouse, in the same world as Grey's Anatomy, with the main show expected to introduce the new show's characters next season.Similarly, the network will bolster its comedy line-up this fall, introducing new shows alongside its long-running favorites Modern Family and Black-ish. Leading that lineup will be Alex, Inc, which stars Zach Braff as a radio journalist, husband, and father of two who is about who is about to quit his job and start his own company. But it turns out to be harder than he thought.
Alex, Inc will be joined by The Mayor, which follows Brandon Micheal Hall as a young rapper who decides to run for mayor of his California hometown. However, much to his surprise, he ends up winning. Brandon Micheal Hall is joined by Community star Yvette Nicole Brown and Glee's Lea Michele as he gets to grip with his new mayoral responsibilities.
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ABC's full fall schedule is as follows:
8/7c: Dancing With The Stars
10/9c: The Good Doctor
8/7c: The Middle
8:30/7:30c: Fresh Off the Boat
9:30/8:30c: The Mayor
10/9c: The Gospel of Kevin
8/7c: The Goldbergs
9/8c: Modern Family
9:30/8:30c: American Housewife
10/9c: Designated SurvivorThursday
8/7c: Grey's Anatomy
10/9c: How To Get Away With Murder
8/7c: Once Upon a Time
9/8c: Marvel's Inhumans
8/7c: Saturday Night Football
7/6c: America's Funniest Home Videos
8/7c: To Tell the Truth
9/8c: Shark Tank
10/9c: Ten Days In the Valley
Thursday nights on the network are still dominated by Shonda Rhimes' TGIT lineup, which is currently comprised of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder. That said, with Scandal heading into its seventh and final season, the network will replace it with a new show from Shonda Rhimes, For The People.
Set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the Shondaland drama follows new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution as they handle high profile federal cases. Unlike Rhimes' other legal dramas, For The People will more closely follow the courtroom action in the same ilk as CBS' The Good Wife/The Good Fight.Which new shows will you be tuning into this fall?
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