ABC Sets Midseason Premiere Dates, Schedules ‘Scandal’ Finale for April

New series include “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff, Shondaland legal drama “For the People” and magician drama “Deception”

Last Updated: January 8, 2018 @ 7:45 AM

ABC has unveiled its midseason schedule, including premiere dates for new and returning shows, the “Scandal” finale date and the returns of “American Idol” and “Roseanne.”

The Shondaland legal drama “For the People,” which replaced pilot star Britne Oldford with Britt Robertson last summer, will debut on Tuesday, March 13 at 10 p.m., outside of the network’s “TGIT” lineup.

The still untitled “Grey’s Anatomy” firefighter spinoff starring Jason George will bow the following week with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, March 22 at 9 p.m. The following week it will move to it’s regular timeslot following “Grey’s,” followed by the final run of episodes for the Kerry Washington-led “Scandal.”

“Scandal’s” final episode will air on April 19.

As for the network’s other new offerings, the FBI magician drama “Deception” will bow on Sunday, March 11 at 10 p.m., following the previously announced return of “American Idol” — with new judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie — at 8.

The Ellen DeGeneres-produced “Splitting Up Together” will premiere on Tuesday, March 27 at 9:30, following the 8:00 return of “Roseanne.” Zach Braff’s “Alex Inc.” will premiere the following night at 8:30, and the sci-fi drama “The Crossing” will debut on Monday, April 2 at 10.

Returning shows “Quantico” and “Dancing With the Stars” have also been scheduled for April.

See the full schedule below:

SUNDAY, MARCH 11
8:00-10:00 p.m. “American Idol”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Deception”

MONDAY, MARCH 12
8:00-10:00 p.m. “American Idol”

TUESDAY, MARCH 13
10:00-11:00 p.m. “For The People”

THURSDAY, MARCH 22
9:00-11:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff (two-hour premiere)

TUESDAY, MARCH 27
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Roseanne” (one-hour premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Splitting Up Together”

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Alex, Inc.”

THURSDAY, MARCH 29
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff (time-period premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Scandal” (new time)

MONDAY, APRIL 2
10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Crossing”

TUESDAY, APRIL 3
8:00-8:30 p.m. “Roseanne” (time-period premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “The Middle” (new time)

THURSDAY, APRIL 26
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Quantico” (Season 3 premiere)

MONDAY, APRIL 30
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” All-Athletes Edition