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ABC Slates Roseanne for Fall, Keeps Shonda Rhimes Thursday Block


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ABC’s fall 2018-19 lineup sees Roseanne leading off Tuesday nights and newcomer The Alec Baldwin Show set for Sundays.

Mondays on ABC continue to feature Dancing with the Stars and The Good Doctor.

The Roseanne reboot is paired with freshman comedy The Kids Are Alright on Tuesday. The evening continues with black-ish in the 9 p.m. slot, followed by the return of Splitting Up Together and the brand-new drama The Rookie, starring Nathan Fillion.

On Wednesdays, ABC has placed The Goldbergs to lead into American Housewife, which has a new slot at 8:30 p.m. Modern Family provides a launch pad for two new series: Single Parents at 9:30 p.m. and A Million Little Things at 10 p.m. Single Parents is an ensemble comedy following a group of single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their 7-year-old kids. A Million Little Things is a drama about a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances.

Shonda Rhimes’ Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 and How to Get Away with Murder hold down Thursdays this fall.

ABC has shaken up Fridays, though. Fresh Off the Boat and Speechless both get a new night and time, at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. Child Support moves into the 9 p.m. slot, followed by the return of 20/20.

Saturdays are for football, while Sundays see the brand-new Dancing with the Stars: Juniors at 8 p.m. Shark Tank is sandwiched between the new Juniors spin-off and The Alec Baldwin Show, which is slated to close out the night at 10 p.m. Starring the three-time Emmy winner, The Alec Baldwin Show will be a one-hour showcase of Baldwin’s in-depth conversations with compelling personalities.

Coming to the network in 2019, The Fix stars Robin Tunney as Maya Travis, an L.A. district attorney who suffers a devastating defeat when prosecuting an A-list actor for double murder. Attorney and author Marcia Clark co-writes and executive produces the new legal drama. Eva Longoria executive produces the drama Grand Hotel, set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. The show is based on a Spanish series. Whiskey Cavalier is an action dramedy that follows the adventures of tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier), played by Scott Foley, assigned to work with CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: Fiery Tribune), played by Lauren Cohan.

Midseason comedies include Schooled, a spin-off of the hit series The Goldbergs. The show will be set in 1990-something and follow the teachers of William Penn Academy, led by Tim Meadows, Bryan Callen and AJ Michalka.

“We enter the new season bolstered by success and the stability that it affords us,” said Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment. “The new shows we unveil today strengthen an already-vibrant schedule of some of the best television has to offer. These shows, with their compelling characters and aspirational storytelling, will keep our momentum going.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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