ABC announced their 2017 Fall Primetime Schedule and Premiere Dates back in July and yesterday marked the first day of the roll out!
The new medical drama series, The Good Doctor, premiered last night with strong ratings at 2.4 in 18-49 and 11.8 million viewers. According to ABC, “The show follows Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital’s board and staff when he brings him in to join the team. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives. The series is from David Shore (“House”), and “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-O” star Daniel Dae Kim.”
Dancing with the Stars returned last night for it’s 25th Season. The celebrity cast and dancers include:
- Barbara Corcoran with Keo Motsepe
- Debbie Gibson with Alan Bersten
- Derek Fisher with Sharna Burgess
- Drew Scott with Emma Slater
- Frankie Muniz with Witney Carson
- Jordan Fisher with Lindsay Arnold
- Lindsey Stirling with Mark Ballas
- Nick Lachey with Peta Murgatroyd
- Nikki Bella with Artem Chigvintsev
- Sasha Pieterse with Gleb Savchenko
- Terrell Owens with Cheryl Burke
- Vanessa Lachey with Maks Chmerkovskiy
- Victoria Arlen with Val Chmerkovskiy
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ABC has several other new series which include: The Mayor, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (formerly The Gospel of Kevin), Marvel’s Inhumans and Ten Days in the Valley (see dates and times these new series premiere below).
Wednesday, September 27
The Goldbergs – 8|7c (Season 5 premiere)
The VCR-loving, mixtape-making, spandex-wearing Goldbergs are back! For geeky and movie obsessed youngest child Adam (Sean Giambrone), his wonder years were spent documenting the hilarious and awkward antics of his colorful family. Mom Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is at her best when she’s meddling, matchmaking and bedazzling her way through life, while Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) parents from the comfort of his recliner in his underpants. Oldest sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) dreams of being a pop star if she can only overcome her secret love of all things uncool. Then there’s middle child Barry (Troy Gentile) who’s just as in touch with his emotions as he is with his sick rap skills, which is how he landed Erica’s best friend and the hottest girl in school, Lainey (AJ Michalka), as his girlfriend. Rounding out the brood is beloved grandfather Al “Pops” Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who enjoys family time with his grandkids almost as much as his weekly massages. This season finds the siblings fighting off huggies, snuggies and nubbies, as they navigate what it means to grow up as a Goldberg.
ABC’s “The Goldbergs” stars Hayley Orrantia as Erica Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg, Troy Gentile as Barry Goldberg, George Segal as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg. (Photo Credit: ABC/Craig Sjodin)
Speechless – 8:30|7:30c (Season 2 premiere)
Maya DiMeo is the mom who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with cerebral palsy. In Season 2 of this amusing and often unexpected comedy, the family along with JJ’s aide, Kenneth, are reunited after JJ’s first-time summer camp adventure. As we move into the new school year, the DiMeos, who have always been on the search to find the right school support for JJ, are faced with a new and unfamiliar reality. The DiMeo kids are going to continue at the same school! This is unchartered territory for the DiMeos but, as always, they will find a fun balance in everything they do while adjusting to the concept of becoming actual members of a community.
ABC’s “Speechless” stars Mason Cook as Ray DiMeo, John Ross Bowie as Jimmy DiMeo, Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo, Micah Fowler as JJ DiMeo, Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth and Kyla Kenedy as Dylan DiMeo. (Photo Credit: 6ABC/Bob D’Amico)
Modern Family – 9|8c (Season 9 premiere)
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family with Jay Pritchett sitting at the head. By his side is his vivacious, younger second wife, Gloria, and together they are navigating life with their youngest son, Joe, and Gloria’s son, Manny, who is heading off to college to explore the world on his own terms. Meanwhile, Jay’s grown daughter, Claire, and her husband, Phil, are learning to navigate life as empty-nesters with the youngest, Luke, now out of high school and looking to his next move; middle daughter Alex is learning how to balance academia and a social life, and eldest Haley is still living at home as she pursues a career and love. Then there’s Claire’s brother and Jay’s grown son, Mitchell, and his husband, Cameron, who are about to enter the dreaded middle-school years with their newly discovered, gifted daughter, Lily. These three families are unique unto themselves, and together they give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
Modern Family cast: Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland, Nolan Gould, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Sofia Vergara, Jeremy Maguire, Ed O’neill, Rico Rodriguez.
American Housewife – 9:30|8:30c (Season 2 premiere; new day and time period)
Katie Otto, 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. Joining Katie in her perfectly imperfect world is her husband, Greg Otto, who supports her in every way possible, but with a dash of reality thrown in as they work to ensure their children – including their oldest teenage daughter, Taylor, who is already set on the “perfect” path; their middle son Oliver who has one goal in life: to be rich; and their youngest, Anna Kat, who needs a little extra help navigating life – do not end up like everyone else. Katie also has her closest friends in town, Angela and Doris, who help her keep it all in perspective. Despite her flaws and unconventional ways, Katie ultimately only wants the best for her kids and will fight tooth and nail to instill some good old-fashioned values in them, if it’s the last thing she does.
ABC’s “American Housewife” stars Julia Butters as Anna-Kat Otto, Daniel DiMaggio as Oliver Otto, Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, Diedrich Bader as Greg Otto and Meg Donnelly as Taylor Otto. (Photo Credit: ABC/Bob D’Amico)
Designated Survivor – 10|9c (Season 2 premiere)
In Season Two of the hit ABC drama “Designated Survivor,” Kiefer Sutherland returns as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union. Now, one year later, President Kirkman finds his feet as commander in chief as he closes the ring on the terrorists who destroyed the Capitol and manages the daily flow of crises inside the West Wing. He’ll take on some of the world’s most urgent and controversial matters with the help of his aides, including three new series regulars: offbeat but brilliant political director Lyor Boone; the new resident legal eagle, White House Counsel Kendra Daynes; and M1-6 operative Damian Renneett who forms an unlikely alliance with FBI agent Hannah Wells and the White House.
ABC’s “Designated Survivor” stars Kal Penn as Seth Wright, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Maggie Q as Hannah Wells and Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes. (Photo Credit: ABC/Bob D’Amico)
Thursday, September 28th
Grey’s Anatomy – 8|7c (two-hour Season 14 premiere)
Recipient of the 2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Television Series and nominated for multiple Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series, “Grey’s Anatomy” is considered one of the great television shows of our time. The high-intensity medical drama, now in its 14th season, follows Meredith Grey and the team of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial who are faced with life-or-death decisions on a daily basis. They seek comfort from one another, and, at times, more than just friendship. Together they discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white.
How To Get Away with Murder – 10|9c (Season 4 premiere)
After Wes’ death, Annalise (Viola Davis), Michaela (Aja Naomi King), Connor (Jack Falahee), Asher (Matt McGorry) and Laurel (Karla Souza) all struggle to move on with their lives, but when a new mystery involving one of their own unfolds throughout the season, relationships are fractured, secrets are exposed and yet another terrifying truth is revealed.
“How to Get Away with Murder” stars Academy Award®-nominee Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Detective Nate Lahey, Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh, Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt, Matt McGorry as Asher Millstone, Karla Souza as Laurel Castillo, Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino, Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom and Conrad Ricamora as Oliver Hampton.
“How to Get Away with Murder” is created and executive produced by Peter Nowalk (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”). Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Betsy Beers (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) and Bill D’Elia (“The Crazy Ones,” “Boston Legal”) also serve as executive producers. “How to Get Away with Murder” is produced by ABC Studios.
Friday, September 29th
Marvel’s Inhumans – 9|8c (new Series premiere)
“Marvel’s Inhumans” explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family, including “Black Bolt,” the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where their surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but Earth itself. The legendary comic book series will be brought to life in a way that has never been done before, as a version of the first two episodes will be shown globally in IMAX theatres for a two-week period beginning September 1, 2017. ABC will then air the entirety of the series on the network, with additional exclusive content that can only been seen on ABC.
“Marvel’s Inhumans” stars Anson Mount as “Black Bolt,” Iwan Rheon as “Maximus,” Serinda Swan as “Medusa,” Eme Ikwuakor as “Gorgon,” Isabelle Cornish as “Crystal,” Ken Leung as “Karnak,” Ellen Woglom as an undisclosed character, Sonya Balmores as “Auran” and Mike Moh as “Triton.” The series is executive produced by Scott Buck, along with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory with Buck serving as showrunner. Roel Reiné will direct the first two episodes. This series is a Marvel and IMAX project and is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.
20/20 – 10|9c
Sunday, October 1st
The Toy Box – 7|6c (Season 2 premiere)
“The Toy Box” is the ultimate toy-competition series, providing talented designers with the chance of a lifetime – an opportunity to bring their toy concept to life with industry-giant Mattel and to the shelves of Toys”R”Us® the day after the season finale. Hosted by Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”), inventors present a wide variety of games, plushes and educational, creative and imagination-building toys to the toughest panel of judges – a rotating roster of no-nonsense, toy-loving kids.
Shark Tank – 8|7c (two-hour Season 9 premiere; new day and time)
“Shark Tank,” the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy® Award-winning reality show that has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America, returns to The ABC Television Network this fall for its ninth season. The business-themed show that has become a culturally defining series and inspires a nation to dream bigger, recently amassed an amazing $100 million in deals in the Tank.
The Sharks – tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons – continue their search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. The Sharks will once again give people from all walks of life the chance to chase the American dream and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires.
Ten Days in the Valley – 10|9c (new Series premiere)
“Ten Days in the Valley” stars award-winning actress Kyra Sedgwick as Jane Sadler, an overworked television producer and single mother, in the middle of a fractious separation. Jane’s life is turned upside down when her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night. And just like her controversial police TV show, everything is a mystery, everyone has a secret and no one can be trusted. “Ten Days in the Valley,” a thrilling character-driven mystery.
The series stars Kyra Sedgwick as Jane Sadler, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Detective Bird, Erika Christensen as Ali, Kick Gurry as Pete, Felix Solis as Gomez, Josh Randall as Tom, Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Matt, Francois Battiste as Gus and Abigail Pniowsky as Lake.
Tuesday, October 3rd
The Middle – 8|7c (Season 9 premiere)
Now entering its ninth season, two-time Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, Frankie Heck is a harried wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact. Frankie works as a dental assistant, and her unflappable husband, Mike, is manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average – yes, most definitely average – family.
Fresh off the Boat – 8:30|7:30c (Season 4 premiere; new time period)
Set in the ‘90s, hip-hop loving teenager Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) and his family have lived in Orlando for a few years now and are assimilating nicely into the suburban American lifestyle. Cultural differences still present everyday challenges, but close friends, neighbors and business partners are there to help them navigate the complexities of raising a family of future Millennials.
ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” stars Randall Park as Louis Huang, Constance Wu as Jessica Huang, Hudson Yang as Eddie Huang, Ian Chen as Evan Huang, Forrest Wheeler as Emery Huang and Lucille Soong as Grandma Huang. (Photo Credit: ABC/Bob D’Amico)
Black-ish – 9|8c (Season 4; new day and time period)
Like any parents, Andre “Dre” (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring’s childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs. They now realize at least two things: there is a price to pay for giving their children more than what they ever had, and these loving parents are totally unprepared for the fallout.
ABC’s “black-ish” stars Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr., Austin and Berlin Gross as Devonte Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops Johnson and Jenifer Lewis as Ruby Johnson. (Photo Credit: ABC/Bob D’Amico)
The Mayor – 9:30|8:30c (new Series premiere)
Young rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) needs his big break. For years, he’s toiled away in a small inner-city apartment, making music in his junk-filled bedroom closet. Tired of waiting for opportunity to knock, Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century – running for mayor of his California hometown, Fort Grey, to generate buzz for his music career. But his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: an election victory.
ABC’s “The Mayor” stars Lea Michele as Valentina Barella, Brandon Micheal Hall as Courtney Rose, Marcel Spears as T.K. Clifton, Bernard David Jones as Jermaine Leforge and Yvette Nicole Brown as Dina Rose. (Photo Credit: ABC/Bob D’Amico)
Kevin (Probably) Saves The World – 10|9c (new Series premiere)
Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter) is not a good person. He’s not terrible, but he’s selfish, and clueless, and values material wealth and status over all else. And he’s beginning to realize that those things aren’t making him happy – in fact, he’s fairly miserable. Just when things seem to be at their worst, he finds himself tasked with an unbelievable mission… saving the world. “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” a unique one-hour drama, filled with hope, heart and a good dose of irreverent humor.
ABC’S “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” stars Chloe East and Reese Cabrera, JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Amy Cabrera, Jason Ritter as Kevin Finn, Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Yvette, Dustin Ybarra as Tyler Medina, J. August Richards as Deputy Nate Purcell and India De Beaufort as Kristin Allen. (Photo Credit: ABC/Bob D’Amico)
Thursday, October 5th
Scandal – 9|8c (Season 7 premiere)
The seventh and monumental final season of “Scandal” will return with a brand new White House administration that includes Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) as the first female president of the United States, Cyrus Beane (Jeff Perry) as the vice president, and Olivia Pope as Mellie’s chief of staff. Olivia also doubles as the head of the newly reinstated top secret government agency B6-13, with Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) working by her side. Expectant mother Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes) is now head of the newly inherited crisis management firm QPA (Quinn Perkins and Associates), with Abby Whelan (Darby Stanchfield) as her right-hand woman, and Huck (Guillermo Diaz) and Charlie (George Newbern) as her dedicated gladiators. Meanwhile, former POTUS Fitzgerald Grant III (Tony Goldwyn) is focused on maintaining his legacy by building his library and foundation with the help of Marcus Walker (Cornelius Smith Jr.). And although Rowan Pope’s (Joe Morton) role reversal with Olivia initially proves to be a struggle, he always has something up his sleeve. David Rosen (Josh Malina) remains the attorney general of the United States.
Friday, October 6th
Once Upon A Time – 8|7c (Season 7 premiere)
As “Once Upon a Time” returns to ABC for its seventh season, the residents of the enchanted forest face their greatest challenge yet as the Evil Queen, Captain Hook and Rumpelstiltskin join forces with a grown-up Henry Mills and his daughter, Lucy, on an epic quest to bring hope to their world and ours. Creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (“Lost,” “Tron: Legacy”) invite you to take part in the journey as new fairy tale characters and old search for true love, find adventure and take sides in the ongoing struggle of good against evil.
ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” stars Alison Fernandez as Lucy, Dania Ramirez as Cinderella/Jacinda and Andrew J. West as Henry Mills. (Photo Credit: ABC/Craig Sjodin)
Sunday, October 8th
America’s Funniest Home Videos – 8|7c (Season 28 premiere)
“America’s Funniest Home Videos,” the longest running primetime entertainment show in ABC history, returns for its 26th season with a brand new host: actor and “Dancing with the Stars” champion, Alfonso Ribeiro. The host may have changed but the show’s mission remains the same—to provide viewers with hysterical moments that fly by at a dizzying pace. These real life blunders are fun for everyone from four to one-hundred-and-four. AFV, the show that invented the viral video, continues to be a Sunday night tradition for millions of families and with a new host, a new look, and new videos, it’s sure to stay in America’s hearts for many years to come.