ABC has announced its new lineup, and it seems the network didn’t want to shake things up too much.
As it stands right now, ABC is only bringing four new series into the Fall lineup. When you aren’t changing your schedule too much, that doesn’t leave much room for new series.
What is interesting is it seems Sunday night is the night all of the networks are playing around with a bit. It’s clear the night is still very much in play, but perhaps no network is quite sure what to do with it.
Overall, it’s going to be a quiet Fall for ABC.
Here is the full ABC Fall 2019 schedule. The new series are in all caps.
- 8 pm Dancing With the Stars
- 10 pm The Good Doctor
- 8 pm The Conners
- 8:30 pm Bless This Mess
- 9 pm MIXED-ISH
- 9:30 pm black-ish
- 10 pm EMERGENCE
- 8 pm The Goldbergs
- 8:30 pm Schooled
- 9 pm Modern Family
- 9:30 pm Single Parents
- 10 pm STUMPTOWN
- 8 pm Grey’s Anatomy
- 9 pm A Million Little Things
- 10 pm How to Get Away With Murder
- 8 pm American Housewife (new night)
- 8:30 pm Fresh Off the Boat
- 9 pm 20/20
- 8 pm Saturday Night Football
- 7 pm AFV
- 8 pm KIDS SAY THE DARNEDEST THINGS
- 9 pm Shark Tank
- 10 pm The Rookie (new night)
Below you’ll find descriptions of the new series.
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ABC DRAMAS 2019
A character-driven genre thriller, “Emergence” is about a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.
Written and executive produced by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, Paul McGuigan directs the pilot and is an executive producer. “Emergence” is produced by ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.
Cast: Allison Tolman as Jo, Alexa Swinton as Piper, Owain Yeoman as Benny, Ashley Aufderheide as Bree, Robert Bailey Jr. as Officer Chris, Zabryna Guevara as Abby with Donald Faison as Alex and Clancy Brown as Ed.
Based on the “Stumptown” graphic novel series, “Stumptown” follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) – a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great PI, but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.
Writer Jason Richman produces the series with Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad (The District), Greg Rucka (author of the “Stumptown” graphic novel series), Matthew Southworth, and Justin Greenwood (illustrators of the “Stumptown” graphic novel series).
James Griffiths is an executive producer and directed the pilot. The series is produced by ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.
Cast: Cobie Smulders as Dex Parios, Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird, Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios, Adrian Martinez as Tookie with Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove and Michael Ealy as Detective Miles Hoffman.
ABC COMEDIES 2019
In “mixed-ish,” Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ‘80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow’s parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they’re perceived as neither black nor white. This family’s experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one’s own identity when the rest of the world can’t decide where you belong.
Peter Saji and Kenya Barris are writers and executive producers along with Tracee Ellis Ross, Randall Winston, Artists First (Brian Dobbins), Cinema Gypsy (Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland) and Anthony Anderson. Anton Cropper directed the pilot. The series is produced by ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.
Cast: Arica Himmel as Bow Johnson, Tika Sumpter as Alicia Johnson, Gary Cole as Harrison Johnson, Christina Anthony as Denise, Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica Johnson and Ethan Childress as Johan Johnson.