ABC Announces its 2016-2017 Primetime Schedule

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ABC is the third network to unveil its 2016-2017 primetime schedule during Upfronts week (see NBC and Fox’s new fall schedules). Unlike Fox, ABC isn’t rebooting any familiar movies or properties for the new season, although several familiar faces will be appearing on the network, including Minnie Driver (SPEECHLESS), Kiefer Sutherland (DESIGNATED SURVIVOR) and Piper Perabo (NOTORIOUS).

Shona Rhimes is also continuing her gradual takeover of ABC’s schedule with the pick-up of STILL STAR-CROSSED from Shondaland, which is a continuation of the Romeo and Juliet story. Like both NBC and Fox, ABC is also getting into the time travel game with the new series TIME AFTER TIME, centering around HG Wells, who travels into the future.

Returning series SCANDAL, meanwhile, is being held for midseason, likely to accommodate star Kerry Washington’s pregnancy.

Read The TV Addict’s Full 2016 Upfronts Coverage

Monday
8:00 p.m. DANCING WITH THE STARS
10:00 p.m. CONVICTION (new series – watch trailer)

Tuesday
8:00 p.m. THE MIDDLE
8:30 p.m. AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. FRESH OFF THE BOAT
9:30 p.m. THE REAL O’NEALS
10:00 p.m. MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD

Wednesday
8:00 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS
8:30 p.m. SPEECHLESS (new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. MODERN FAMILY
9:30 p.m. BLACK-ISH
10:00 p.m. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (new series – watch trailer)

Thursday
8:00 p.m. GREY’S ANATOMY
9:00 p.m. NOTORIOUS (new series – watch trailer)
10:00 p.m. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

Friday
8:00 p.m. LAST MAN STANDING
8:30 p.m. DR. KEN
9:00 p.m. SHARK TANK
10:00 p.m. 20/20

Sunday
8:00 p.m. ONCE UPON A TIME
9:00 p.m. SECRETS AND LIES
10:00 p.m. QUANTICO

Midseason: SCANDAL, AMERICAN CRIME, THE CATCH, THE BACHELOR, STILL STAR-CROSSED (new series – watch trailer), TIME AFTER TIME (new series – watch trailer), DOWNWARD DOG (new series – watch trailer) and IMAGINARY MARY  (new series – watch trailer)

Limited Series and Special Events: DIRTY DANCING, WHEN WE RISE, UNTITLED DAVID BLAINE and ALI: THE CHAMPION

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