ABC Staggers Premiere Dates, 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Modern Family' Get Expanded Bows
The network will get a jump on Premiere Week with its Friday lineup on Sept. 20, with "Modern Family" opening with back-to-back episodes and "Grey's Anatomy" earning a two-hour 10th season opener.
ABC is launching its 2013-14 season the Friday before Premiere Week and staggering its launches into October, setting back-to-back Modern Family episodes and two-hour Grey's Anatomy opener.
With Fox going out early, CBS opening nearly all of its lineup during the week of Sept. 23 and NBC going into late October, where the CW will bow its fare, ABC will get a jump start on Friday, Sept. 6 with 20/20, followed by Dancing With the Stars on Monday, Sept. 16. Comedies Last Man Standing and The Neighbors will roll out Sept. 20 along with Friday staple Shark Tank.
Modern Family will open its season with back-to-back episodes on Sept. 25 and Grey's Anatomy earning a two-hour season 10 premiere on Sept. 26. Their time slot lead-outs Super Fun Night, starring Rebel Wilson, and Scandal will premiere the following week on Oct. 2 and 3, respectively.
The premiere of the Wonderland-themed Once Upon a Time spinoff will mark ABC's final fall season premiere on Oct. 10.
It's unclear which of the dramas will be part of ABC's plan to air their seasons in uninterrupted runs of 12 episodes in the fall with another 12 resuming in the spring.
Friday, Sept. 6
10-11 p.m. 20/20
Monday, Sept. 16
8-10 p.m. Dancing With the Stars
Friday, Sept. 20
8-8:30 p.m. Last Man Standing
8-9 p.m. The Neighbors
9-10 p.m. Shark Tank
Monday, Sept. 23
10-11 p.m. Castle
Tuesday, Sept. 24
8-9 p.m. MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD
9-9:30 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS
9:30-10 p.m. TROPHY WIFE
10-11 p.m. LUCKY 7
Wednesday, Sept. 25
8-8:30 p.m. The Middle
8:30-9 p.m. BACK IN THE GAME
9-10 p.m. Modern Family (special one-hour premiere)
10-11 p.m. Nashville
Thursday, Sept. 26
9-11 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy (special two-hour premiere)
Friday, Sept. 27
10-11 p.m. 20/20
Sunday, Sept. 29
8-9 p.m. Once Upon a Time
9-10 p.m. Revenge
10-11 p.m. BETRAYAL
Wednesday, Oct. 2
9:30-10 p.m. SUPER FUN NIGHT
Thursday, Oct. 3
10-11 p.m. Scandal
Sunday, Oct. 6
7-8 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos
Thursday, Oct. 10
8-9 p.m. ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND
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