ABC Moves black-ish to Midseason, Sets Fall Comedy Block


ABC’s prime-time schedule for the 2021-22 season features the hip-hop drama Queens paired with The Bachelorette and newcomer The Wonder Years featured as part of a Wednesday night comedy block.

Mondays this fall see the return of Dancing with the Stars on ABC at 8 p.m., followed by The Good Doctor.

The Bachelorette leads off Tuesdays, with Queens at 10 p.m. Queens follows four estranged and out-of-touch women in their 40s who reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as the Nasty Bitches—their ’90s group that made them legends in the hip-hop world.

The Goldbergs starts off a night of comedy on Wednesdays, leading into freshman series The Wonder Years, followed by The Conners at 9 p.m. and Home Economics in a new 9:30 p.m. slot. A Million Little Things is slated for 10 p.m. Inspired by the beloved series of the same name, The Wonder Years is a coming-of-age story set in the late 1960s that takes a nostalgic look at a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama

Station 19 and Grey’s Anatomy provide a lead-in on Thursdays to Big Sky, which is on a new night.

Shark Tank holds the 8 p.m. slot on Fridays, with Saturday Night Football the following night.

Sundays see Celebrity Wheel of Fortune on a new night, holding the 8 p.m. slot that leads into Supermarket Sweep at a new time, 9 p.m., and The Rookie closing out the night at 10 p.m.

For midseason, there’s the workplace comedy Abbott Elementary; Maggie, which follows a young woman trying to cope with life as a psychic; and Women of the Movement, which tells the story of Mamie Till-Mobley, who in 1955 risks her life to find justice after her son Emmett is brutally murdered in the Jim Crow South.

Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, said: “We are proud to continue to deliver highly entertaining, culturally relevant and powerful stories that further drive our momentum as the number one entertainment network. We’ve also made it a priority to be intentionally inclusive across all of our content, and we’re excited to introduce our audience to the rich new characters, bold stories and strong ensemble casts featured in our upcoming programming slate.”