ABC Sets Fall Schedule, Orders ‘Bachelor,’ ‘DWTS’ Spinoffs

David Shore’s “The Good Doctor” scores coveted post-“Dancing With the Stars” slot, while “Marvel’s Inhumans” lands Friday spot

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ABC has unveiled its complete fall schedule, which will see the highly anticipated Marvel series “Inhumans” airing on Friday nights following the rebooted “Once Upon a Time.”

The network also appears to be betting big on “The Good Doctor” from executive producer David Shore. The Freddie Highmore-led medical drama has scored the prized post-“Dancing With the Stars” timeslot on Monday Nights

On Sunday nights, the Kyra Sedgwick drama “Ten Days in the Valley” will air at 10 p.m. following the newly relocated unscripted series “To Tell the Truth” and “Shark Tank.”

Meanwhile, the new comedy series “The Mayor” and Jason Ritter’s light hourlong “The Gospel of Kevin” will air on Tuesday nights, following “The Middle,” “Fresh Off the Boat” and “black-ish.” “American Housewife” moved nights, scoring a Wednesday night slot behind “Modern Family,” which was recently picked up for two seasons.

Elsewhere on the schedule, the winning “TGIT” line-up of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder” has been resurrected for one final outing after having been interrupted last year when “Scandal” was pushed to midseason.

That leaves the rebooted “American Idol,” the Zach Braff comedy “Alex Inc.,” Shondaland’s “For the People,” Emily Kapnek’s “Splitting Up Together,” the high-concept refugee drama “The Crossing” and the FBI magician drama “Deception” as the six new shows left for midseason. “Agents of SHIELD” and the newly renewed “Quantico” have also been held back from the fall schedule.

ABC has also slated spinoffs of the highly successful unscripted franchises “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With the Stars” with “The Bachelor Winter Games” and “Dancing With the Stars Junior” both ordered to series. The network also plans to get into the live musical game with “The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live.”

“I’m very proud of this year’s slate of series at ABC. We’ve focused on some of the universal themes that unite us – exciting stories, relevant dramas, and of course, lots of laughs. Our goal is to focus on the unique points of view of our show creators, but make shows that have broad appeal,” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, said in a statement.

See the full schedule below:


8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”

10:00 p.m. “The Good Doctor”


8:00 p.m. “The Middle”

8:30 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (new time period)

9:00 p.m. “black-ish” (new day and time period)

9:30 p.m. “The Mayor”

10:00 p.m. “The Gospel of Kevin”


8:00 p.m. “The Goldbergs”

8:30 p.m. “Speechless”

9:00 p.m. “Modern Family”

9:30 p.m. “American Housewife” (new day and time period)

10:00 p.m. “Designated Survivor”


8:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”

9:00 p.m. “Scandal”

10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder”


8:00 p.m. “Once Upon a Time” (new day and time period)

9:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Inhumans”

10:00 p.m. “20/20”


8:00 p.m. “Saturday Night Football”


7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

8:00 p.m. “To Tell the Truth” (new day and time period)

9:00 p.m. “Shark Tank” (new day and time period)

10:00 p.m. “Ten Days in the Valley”