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ABC New Season Schedule: ‘The Muppets,’ ‘Dr. Ken’ Among Five New Shows

Upfronts 2015: ”Uncle Buck“ has also been picked up for the 2015-2016 season, but the network did not unveil a time slot yet

“The Muppets” is among five new shows that highlight ABC’s fall 2015-2016 schedule, which the network unveiled on Tuesday ahead of its upfront presentation.

Other new shows include “Quantico,” “Dr. Ken,” “OIL” and “Of Kings and Prophets.” Premiere dates have not yet been announced, but “The Muppets” reboot from “”The Big Bang Theory” creator Billy Prady will kick off Tuesday nights at 8 p.m., while “Quantico” — a new drama about an FBI recruit suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11 — will air in the 10 p.m. time slot that night.

“Dr. Ken” stars Ken Jeong (“Community,” “The Hangover”) returning to his real-life roots as a medical professional in a sitcom about one. The new comedy will air at 8:30 p.m. on Fridays after Tim Allen sitcom, “Last Man Standing.”

Don Johnson, Chase Crawford and Rebecca Rittenhouse star in “OIL,” a drama taking place in North Dakota after the biggest oil discovery in American history, will air Sundays at 9 p.m., followed by biblical saga “Of Kings and Prophets” at 10.

Fans of Shonda Rhimes need not to worry, as her “TGIT” block of drama is staying right where it is with “Grey’s Anatomy” leading at 8 p.m., followed by “Scandal” and “How To Get Away with Murder” — a 2014 breakout hit starring Viola Davis.

Rhimes may have another hit on her hands when “The Catch” premieres at an unannounced time in the 2015-2016 season. Mireille Enos leads the cast as a fraud investigator who’s about to be the victim of fraud herself by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career.

“Uncle Buck,” the TV adaptation of a 1989 John Candy comedy, will also debut at some point during the season. Other new shows ABC has picked up for the season, but not yet put on the schedule include “The Family,” “The Real O’Neals” and “Wicked City.”

“Our new slate of shows continues the momentum from last year,” Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment Group said. “ABC was the most buzzed about network, and the only major network to hold on to its audience and to grow in the target demo. Our 2015-16 schedule, with new shows and returning favorites that reflect our commitment to world-class storytelling, will solidify ABC’s place as the network that raises the bar for what viewers expect from broadcast television.”

Take a look at ABC’s fall primetime schedule below (all times listed are Eastern/Pacific).


8 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”

10 p.m. “Castle”


8 p.m. “THE MUPPETS”

8:30 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat”

9 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

10 p.m. “QUANTICO”


8 p.m. “The Middle”

8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs”

9 p.m. “Modern Family”

9:30 p.m. “Black-ish”

10 p.m. “Nashville”


8 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”

9 p.m. “Scandal”

10 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder”


8 p.m. “Last Man Standing”

8:30 p.m. “DR. KEN”

9 p.m. “Shark Tank”

10 p.m. “20/20”


8 p.m. “Saturday Night Football”


7 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

8 p.m. “Once Upon a Time”

9 p.m. “OIL”