ABC Sets Fall Premiere Dates

The Disney-owned broadcaster again launches its schedule in the crowded Premiere Week.
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'Emergence'

And now the fall broadcast dates are set.

ABC on Tuesday became the last of the five broadcast networks to announce its fall premiere dates for new and returning series. In keeping with tradition, the Disney-owned network will concentrate its returning dates for the crowded Premiere Week, where new series like Stumptown will go head-to-head with the likes of CBS' NCIS: New Orleans and NBC's New Amsterdam.

ABC's season will start Monday, Sept. 16, with the season 28 premiere of Dancing With the Stars. The following week, the medical drama The Good Doctor returns with its third season on Sept. 23, with the remainder of ABC's schedule to follow.

While all of ABC's scripted series will return during Premiere Week, the Karey Burke-led network will launch its lowest number of new dramas and comedies in the fall. Only the Black-ish spinoff Mixed-ish and the dramas Stumptown and Emergence will launch in the fall. That decision will see ABC have to spend less to promote new series in the crowded Premiere Week as the network instead shifts its focus to midseason, where it's easier to cut through a less-cluttered broadcast landscape.

Here are ABC's fall premiere dates:

Monday, Sept. 16
8-10 p.m. ET/PT: Dancing With the Stars (season 28 premiere)

Monday, Sept. 23
10-11 p.m.: The Good Doctor (season three premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 24
8-8:30 p.m.: The Conners (season two premiere)
8:30-9 p.m.: Bless This Mess (season two premiere; new time)
9-9:30 p.m.: Mixed-ish (series premiere)
9:30-10 p.m.: Black-ish (season six premiere; new time)
10-11 p.m.: Emergence (series premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 25
8-8:30 p.m.: The Goldbergs (season seven premiere)
8:30-9 p.m.: Schooled (season two premiere)
9-9:30 p.m.: Modern Family (season 11 premiere)
9:30-10 p.m.: Single Parents (season two premiere)
10-11 p.m.:  Stumptown (series premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 26
8-9 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy (season 16 premiere)
9-10 p.m.: A Million Little Things (season two premiere)
10-11 p.m.: How to Get Away With Murder (season six premiere)

Friday, Sept. 27
8-8:30 p.m.: American Housewife (season four premiere; new day and time)
8:30-9 p.m.: Fresh Off the Boat (season six premiere; new time)
9-11 p.m.: 20/20

Sunday, Sept. 29
7-8 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (season 30 premiere)
9-10 p.m.: Shark Tank (season 11 premiere)
10-11 p.m.: The Rookie (season two premiere, new day and time)

Sunday, Oct. 6
8-9 p.m.: Kids Say the Darndest Things (series premiere)