ABC has revealed a fall schedule, and the network is hoping more comedy and a new drama from creative mastermind Shonda Rhimes will do the trick.
Check back in at 4pm ET, when we’ll be live-blogging ABC’s upfront. But for now, here’s what we know, based on the official press release.
The Alphabet Network is keeping its Sunday and Monday night lineups intact, while Tuesday nights will have the biggest changes.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will trade its 8pm timeslot with two new comedies, “Selfie” and “Manhattan Love Story,” while immortal detective procedural “Forever” will close out the night.
“The Goldbergs” will fit nicely at 8:30pm on Wednesdays, with Anthony Anderson’s “Black-ish” scoring the coveted post-“Modern Family” timeslot.
ABC has set a sure-to-be indestructible Shonda Rhimes night on Thursday, moving “Grey’s Anatomy” to 8pm. “Scandal” will lead into Viola Davis-starrer “How to Get Away with Murder.”
Buzzy new comedy “Cristela,” starring comedienne Cristela Alonzo, will bow after “Last Man Standing” on Fridays.
8PM “Dancing with the Stars”
8PM “Selfie” (NEW)
8:30PM “Manhattan Love Story” (NEW)
9PM “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
10PM “Forever” (NEW)
8PM “The Middle”
8:30PM “The Goldbergs”
9PM “Modern Family”
9:30PM “Black-ish” (NEW)
8PM “Grey’s Anatomy”
10PM “How to Get Away with Murder” (NEW)
8PM “Last Man Standing”
8:30PM “Cristela” (NEW)
9PM “Shark Tank”
8pm “Saturday Night Football”
7PM “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8PM “Once Upon a Time”
“Galavant,” “American Crime,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Secrets & Lies” and “The Whispers” will bow at midseason. Details on the new fall shows:
Doctor Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn’t just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality. This long life has given Henry remarkable observation skills which impresses his new partner, Detective Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza). Each week, a new case and their budding friendship will reveal layers of Henry’s long and colorful past. Only his best friend and confidant, Abe (Judd Hirsch) knows Henry’s secret.
“Forever” stars Ioan Gruffudd as Henry, Alana De La Garza as Det. Jo Martinez, Barbara Eve Harris as Lt. Marcia Roark, Donnie Keshawarz as Detective Hanson, Joel David Moore as Lucas, and Judd Hirsch as Abe.
“HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER”
The brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) gets entangled with four law students from her class, “How to Get Away with Murder.” Little do they know that they will have to apply what they learned to real life, in this masterful, sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, executive producers of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.”
“How to Get Away with Murder” stars Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Nate, Alfred Enoch as Wes, Jack Falahee as Conner, Katie Findlay as Rebecca, Aja Naomi King as Michaela, Matt McGorry as Asher, Karla Souza as Laurel, Charlie Weber as Frank and Liza Weil as Bonnie.
Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids, and a colonial home in the ‘burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family? With a little help from his dad (Laurence Fishburne), Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future.
“Black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson as Dre, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow, Yara Shahidi as Zoey, Marcus Scribner as Andre Jr., Miles Brown as Jack, Marsai Martin as Diane and Laurence Fishburne as Pops.
In her sixth year of law school, Cristela (Cristela Alonzo) is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate. She’s stuck straddling the old culture she’s trying to modernize at home with her working-class family and the modern world she’s trying to embrace in her professional career. Breakout comedian Cristela Alonzo stars in this hilarious comedy about laughing your way down the path to the new American dream.
“Cristela” stars Cristela Alonzo as Cristela, Carlos Ponce as Felix, Terri Hoyos as Natalia, Andrew Leeds as Josh and Sam McMurray as Trent.
“MANHATTAN LOVE STORY”
Have you ever wondered what your date was thinking? This romantic comedy exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating.
“Manhattan Love Story” stars Analeigh Tipton as Dana, Jake McDorman as Peter, Nicolas Wright as David, Jade Catta-Preta as Amy, Chloe Wepper as Chloe and Kurt Fuller as William.
“Instafamous” Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie. But one lonely day, she has a revelation: being friended is not the same as having actual friends. She asks marketing guru Henry (John Cho) to ‘rebrand’ her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect with people in the real world. Loosely based on “My Fair Lady,” “Selfie” explores the modern struggles of Eliza and Henry, as he tries to teach her how to live life offline—whether she ‘likes’ it or not.
“Selfie” stars Karen Gillan as Eliza, John Cho as Henry, Tim Peper as Ethan, Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Charmonique, Allyn Rachel as Bryn and David Harewood as Sam.