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dex14 05-17-16 11:04 AM

ABC Fall 2016-17 Schedule Announced
 

ABC is the third network, following NBC and Fox, to announce its schedule for the 2016-17 TV season, and its major moves — though as suspected — Scandal will not return until midseason, while The Middle is relocating to a new neighborhood for Season 8.

Filling the #TGIT gap on Thursdays in the fall will be Notorious, a new drama starring Covert Affairs‘ Piper Perabo and Graceland‘s Daniel Sunjata.

Other key takeaways: Hayley Atwell’s Conviction is inheriting Castle‘s former time slot, the Kiefer Sutherland-led Designated Survivor will replace Nashville on Wednesdays and Secrets and Lies Season 2 will finally see the light of day, airing Sundays in front of Quantico.

On tap for midseason, in addition to Scandal, are The Catch, Shondland’s Romeo & Juliet sequel Still Star-Crossed, Time After Time, the comedies Downward Dog and Imaginary Mary, and the limited series When We Rise.

All told, the ABC schedule looks like this; new shows are in CAPS, click for details.

MONDAY
8 pm Dancing With the Stars
10 pm CONVICTION

TUESDAY
8 pm The Middle (new timeslot)
8:30 pm AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE
9 pm Fresh Off the Boat (new timeslot)
9:30 pm The Real O’Neals (new timeslot)
10 pm Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (new timeslot)

WEDNESDAY
8 pm The Goldbergs (new timeslot)
8:30 pm SPEECHLESS
9 pm Modern Family
9:30 pm black-ish
10 pm DESIGNATED SURVIVOR

THURSDAY
8 pm Grey’s Anatomy
9 pm NOTORIOUS
10 pm How to Get Away With Murder

FRIDAY
8 pm Last Man Standing
8:30 pm Dr. Ken
9 pm Shark Tank
10 pm 20/20

SATURDAY
Saturday Night Football

SUNDAY
7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 pm Once Upon a Time
9 pm Secrets and Lies (new timeslot)
10 pm Quantico

NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: The Astronaut Wives Club, Blood & Oil, Castle, The Family, Galavant, Marvel’s Agent Carter, The Muppets, Nashville, Of Kings and Prophets, Rookie Blue, The Whispers and Wicked City
http://tvline.com/2016/05/17/abc-fal...eason-delayed/

morriscroy 05-17-16 11:15 AM

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Zzzzzzzz .... nothing interesting new to watch.

Back to watching Shondaland, and maybe Quantico and The CAtch.

DJariya 05-17-16 11:26 AM

Re: ABC Fall 2016-17 Schedule Announced
 
I'll check out Kiefer Sutherland's new show and Hayley Atwell's.

Time after Time won't air until midseason. I'll check that out whenever it airs.

About damn time Secrets and Lies season 2 airs.

tommyp007 05-17-16 11:41 AM

Re: ABC Fall 2016-17 Schedule Announced
 
No Muppets means there's nothing on the network I'm interested in

Deftones 05-17-16 01:43 PM

Re: ABC Fall 2016-17 Schedule Announced
 
When they said the middle was moving to a new neighborhood, i thought they actually meant the family was moving.

DJariya 05-17-16 02:52 PM

Re: ABC Fall 2016-17 Schedule Announced
 
New show descriptions:


NEW FALL AND MIDSEASON SERIES:

DRAMAS

CONVICTION

Lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell, "Marvel's Agent Carter") is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis, to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother's Senate campaign. Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her brilliant mind to turn over cases, where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family.

In addition to Atwell, "Conviction" stars Eddie Cahill as Wayne Wallis, Shawn Ashmore as Sam Sullivan, Merrin Dungey as Maxine Barton, Emily Kinney as Tess Thompson, Manny Montana as Franklin "Frankie" Rios and Daniel di Tomasso as Jackson Morrison.

"Conviction" is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. "Conviction" is co-created by writer Liz Friedman ("Elementary," "Marvel's Jessica Jones") and director Liz Friedlander ("The Following"). Friedman and Friedlander will executive produce with Mark Gordon ("Criminal Minds," "Grey's Anatomy," "Saving Private Ryan") and Nick Pepper.

Hashtag: #Conviction Twitter: @ABCConviction Facebook: facebook.com/ConvictionABC

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR

Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland ("24") returns to primetime in a conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history.

"Designated Survivor" stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Maggie Q as Hannah Watts, Kal Penn as Seth Wheeler, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as James Ritter, and Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman.

"Designated Survvor" is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. David Guggenheim is creator and executive producer. In addition to Guggenheim, the series is executive produced by Simon Kinberg, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper, Suzan Bymel, and Aditya Sood. Paul McGuigan directed the pilot episode.

Hashtag: #DesignatedSurvivor Twitter: @ABCDesignated Facebook: facebook.com/DesignatedSurvivor

NOTORIOUS

"Notorious" is inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. The series is a provocative look at the unique, sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media. Josh Berman ("Blacklist," "Bones," "CSI") is writer and executive producer, and Allie Hagan ("Suri's Burn Book") is writer and co-executive producer.

"Notorious" stars Piper Perabo ("Covert Affairs") as Julia George, Daniel Sunjata ("Graceland") as Jake Gregorian, Sepideh Moafi as Megan Byrd, Kate Jennings Grant as Louise Herrick, Ryan Guzman as Ryan, Kevin Zegers as Oscar Keaton, J. August Richards as Bradley Gregorian and Aimee Teegarden as Ella Benjamin.

"Notorious" is from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. Michael Engler, Kenny Meiselas, Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry are also executive producers. Michael Engler directed the pilot.

Hashtag: #Notorious Twitter: @ABCNotorious Facebook: facebook.com/NotoriousABC

STILL STAR-CROSSED

"Still Star-Crossed," a period drama from Shondaland, picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers' tragic fate. The series is based on the book by Melinda Taub.

"Still Star-Crossed" stars Wade Briggs ("Home and Away") as Benvolio Montague, Anthony Head as Lord Silvestro Capulet, Zuleikha Robinson as Lady Guiliana Capulet, Lashana Lynch as Rosaline, Ebonee Noel as Livia, Sterling Sulieman as Prince Escalus, Medalion Rahimi as Princess Isabella, Grant Bowler as Damiano Montague, Susan Wooldridge as Nurse, Torrance Coombs as Paris and Dan Hildebrand as Friar Lawrence.

Heather Mitchell ("Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy") is writer and executive producer. Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Michael Goldstein are executive producers. Michael Offer is executive producer and director of the pilot, from ABC Studios.

Hashtag: #StillStarCrossed Twitter: @StarCrossedABC Facebook: facebook.com/StillStarCrossed

TIME AFTER TIME

Based on the novel and movie "Time After Time," executive producer/writer Kevin Williamson ("The Vampire Diaries," "Scream" franchise, "Dawson's Creek") delivers a fantastical cat and mouse adventure through time when famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. Once H.G. arrives in New York City, he finds a world he never thought possible and a young woman who captivates him.

The series stars Freddie Stroma ("Harry Potter" films) as H.G. Wells, Josh Bowman ("Revenge") as John Stevenson/Jack the Ripper, Genesis Rodriguez ("Big Hero 6") as Jane and Regina Taylor ("Dig") as Vanessa Anders.

"Time After Time" is from Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television. Williamson and Marcos Siega ("Blindspot," "The Following") are executive producers. Siega directed the pilot. Williamson wrote the teleplay. "Time After Time" is based on the novel written by Karl Alexander.

Hashtag: #TimeAfterTime Twitter: @TimeAfterABC Facebook: facebook.com/TimeAfterTimeABC

COMEDIES

AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE

Katie Otto (Katy Mixon, "Mike and Molly"), a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with "perfect" mommies and their "perfect" offspring.

The series stars Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, Diedrich Bader as Jeff Otto, Johnny Sequoyah as Taylor, Daniel DiMaggio as Harrison, Julia Butters as Anna-Kat, Carly Hughes as Angela and Ali Wong as Doris.

"American Housewife" is written by Sarah Dunn ("Spin City," "Bunheads") and produced by Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios. Aaron Kaplan, Rick Weiner and Kenny Schwartz are executive producers. Ruben Fleischer directed and was executive producer of the pilot.

Hashtag: #AmericanHousewife Twitter: @AmericanWifeABC Facebook: facebook.com/AmericanHousewife

DOWNWARD DOG

Based on the web series, "Downward Dog" is about a struggling millennial, Nan (Emmy-nominated Allison Tolman, "Fargo"), from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. One session at obedience school already makes them realize that even at their worst they may be the best thing for each other.

The series stars Allison Tolman as Nan, Lucas Neff as Jason, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Jenn, Barry Rothbart as Kevin and Mo Collins as Kim. Samm Hodges is the voice of Martin.

"Downward Dog" creators/writers Samm Hodges and Michael Killen will executive produce with Mosaic Media Group's Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen, and Animal's Kathy Dziubek. Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky were executive producers of the pilot. The series is from Legendary Television and ABC Studios.

Hashtag: #DownwardDog Twitter: @DownwardDog_ABC Facebook: facebook.com/DownwardDogABC

IMAGINARY MARY

Alice (Jenna Elfman, "Dharma & Greg," "Friends With Benefits," "EDtv") is a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside-down when she meets the love of her life - a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend she created as a child suddenly reappears to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family.

The series stars Jenna Elfman as Alice, Stephen Schneider as Ben, Rachel Dratch as Mary (VO), Nicholas Coombe as Andy, Matreya Scarrwener as Dora and Erica Tremblay as Bunny.

The live action/CGI hybrid comes from "The Goldbergs" team Adam F. Goldberg (writer/executive producer), David Guarascio (writer/executive producer) and Doug Robinson (executive producer). Mary CG animation is designed by Patrick Osborne (creator of Academy Award- winning animated short, "The Feast"), who is also executive producer. The pilot was directed by Shawn Levy ("Night at the Museum," "Cheaper by the Dozen"), who is also executive producer. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television, Happy Madison and ABC Studios.

Hashtag: #ImaginaryMary Twitter: @ImaginaryMaryTV Facebook: facebook.com/ImaginaryMary

SPEECHLESS

Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver, "About a Boy," "The Riches," "Good Will Hunting") is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves and searches for just the right person to give JJ his "voice."

"Speechless" stars Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo, John Ross Bowie ("The Big Bang Theory") as Jimmy DiMeo, Mason Cook as Ray DiMeo, Micah Fowler as JJ DiMeo, Kyla Kenedy as Dylan DiMeo and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth.

Scott Silveri ("Friends") writes and is executive producer of the show, along with "Fresh Off the Boat"'s Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar. The series is from Twentieth Century Fox Television and ABC Studios.

Hashtag: #Speechless Twitter: @Speechless_ABC Facebook: facebook.com/SpeechlessABC


Read more at http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2...EJXl5Qwg8RX.99

Koby 05-17-16 02:55 PM

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Nothing interesting here. I had watched OUAT up till the season finale, but I don't think I'll be tuning in this Fall, and nothing else from ABC seems to interest me.

DJariya 05-17-16 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Koby (Post 12804281)
Nothing interesting here. I had watched OUAT up till the season finale, but I don't think I'll be tuning in this Fall, and nothing else from ABC seems to interest me.

Liar, you'll be tuning into Time after Time once people start talking about it. ;)

lwhy? 05-17-16 03:41 PM

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I'll be checking out Conviction since I like Hayley Atwell and I'll probably watch Designated Survivor for a couple episodes. Otherwise I'll be watching my usual ABC shows. I probably watch more ABC shows than any other broadcast network. I like Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Blackish, Last Man Standing, Shark Tank and Quantico.

Jason 05-17-16 04:01 PM

Re: ABC Fall 2016-17 Schedule Announced
 
Agents of SHIELD moving to 10:00 PM probably means their next time slot will be cancellation.

randian 05-17-16 04:32 PM

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The description of Conviction suggests Atwell will have to sound American. Too bad if true.

DJariya 05-17-16 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by randian (Post 12804370)
The description of Conviction suggests Atwell will have to sound American. Too bad if true.

I saw the trailer earlier. She's indeed American as Apple pie in this series.

B5Erik 05-17-16 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason (Post 12804342)
Agents of SHIELD moving to 10:00 PM probably means their next time slot will be cancellation.

That's exactly what I was thinking. That's a horrible timeslot for that show. No way does it hold whatever ratings it had this season at 10:00.

I still enjoy the show, but if it turns out that this is it's last season I wouldn't be heartbroken.

MLBFan24 05-17-16 09:04 PM

Re: ABC Fall 2016-17 Schedule Announced
 
I'm thisclose to dumping Quantico. I have 4 episodes remaining on my DVR.

Will watch Modern Family, Designated Survivor, and Shark Tank

How is Grey's Anatomy still on the air

Xiroteus 05-17-16 10:40 PM

Re: ABC Fall 2016-17 Schedule Announced
 
Still Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and One Upon A Time and may try Time After Time.

Agents at ten? What are they thinking?

starseed1981 05-17-16 10:45 PM

Re: ABC Fall 2016-17 Schedule Announced
 
Other than my current three sitcoms (The Goldbergs, Fresh Off The Boat and Modern Family) nothing for me.

TheKing 05-18-16 12:36 AM

Re: ABC Fall 2016-17 Schedule Announced
 

Originally Posted by Xiroteus (Post 12804665)
Still Marvelís Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and One Upon A Time and may try Time After Time.

Agents at ten? What are they thinking?

That slot has been the worst on ABC's schedule for years. Putting a show with a somewhat loyal fanbase, along with a show that ties into their huge movie franchise makes a lot of sense. Plus, with all the comedy they're airing, where else would it go? Sunday? Friday?

DJariya 05-18-16 12:44 AM

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Originally Posted by starseed1981 (Post 12804668)
Other than my current three sitcoms (The Goldbergs, Fresh Off The Boat and Modern Family) nothing for me.

Kiefer's disappointed in you.

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morriscroy 05-18-16 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Jason (Post 12804342)
Agents of SHIELD moving to 10:00 PM probably means their next time slot will be cancellation.


Originally Posted by TheKing (Post 12804723)
That slot has been the worst on ABC's schedule for years. Putting a show with a somewhat loyal fanbase, along with a show that ties into their huge movie franchise makes a lot of sense. Plus, with all the comedy they're airing, where else would it go? Sunday? Friday?

Very much so.

Tuesday 10pm has been ABC's garbage dump for many years, for shows to die or to get enough episodes for syndication reruns (ie. 88-100+ episodes).

2010-2011
- (fall) Detroit 1-8-7
- (midseason) Body of Proof season 1

2011-2012
- Body of Proof season 2
- Private Practice (last few episodes of season 5, after Scandal season 1 kicked it out of Thursday slot)

2012-2013
- (fall) Private Practice (shortened final season 6)
- (midseason) Body of Proof (shortened final season 3)

2013-2014
- (fall) Lucky 7 (canceled after 2 episodes aired)
- (midseason) Killer Women (canceled after 6 episodes aired)
- (midseason "spackle") Mind Games (canceled after 5 episodes aired)

2014-2015
- Forever

2015-2016
- (fall) Wicked City (canceled after 3 episodes aired)
- (midseason) Of Kings and Prophets (canceled after 2 episodes aired)

Eric F 05-18-16 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Jason (Post 12804342)
Agents of SHIELD moving to 10:00 PM probably means their next time slot will be cancellation.

They should have Doctor Doom on to confirm it.:lol:

TimeandTide 05-18-16 01:23 PM

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Will binge The Goldbergs this summer so I can watch with my son when it airs.

Otherwise, just Shark Tank.

DJariya 05-18-16 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by TimeandTide (Post 12805149)
Will binge The Goldbergs this summer so I can watch with my son when it airs.

Otherwise, just Shark Tank.

I thought you said you were willing to check out Designated Survivor?

B5Erik 05-18-16 04:39 PM

Re: ABC Fall 2016-17 Schedule Announced
 
I just watched the preview/trailer for Conviction and it looks pretty bad. I hoped that Hayley Atwell would do something more likeable than this to follow up her excellent work as Agent Carter (in the movies and on TV).

Red Dog 05-18-16 05:31 PM

Re: ABC Fall 2016-17 Schedule Announced
 
Conviction (can't pass up a show that looks like it will school cops and prosecutors) and Designated Survivor seem interesting. Though I'm not a Kiefer fan. Probably won't last long with carbon blobs if he's not torturing and snapping the necks of people.

DJariya 05-18-16 05:54 PM

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