It’s only June, but it’s never too soon to start thinking about what we’ll be watching in the fall. Below is a preview of ABC’s new fall and midseason series, a look at ABC’s schedule, a list of the shows that have been renewed for at least another year, those that have been canceled, and those whose fates remain in limbo. Plan accordingly.
The networks are still recovering from the pandemic and the production shutdowns that occurred, but of all the networks, ABC seems to be playing it the safest. There are only two new series in the fall, and two new midseason series, and one miniseries. They’ve renewed most of their returning series, and still have three pilots they are considering.
7/8 p.m.: Dancing with the Stars
9/10 p.m.: The Good Doctor
7/8 p.m.: The Bachelorette
9/10 p.m.: QUEENS
7/8 p.m.: The Goldbergs
7:30/8:30 p.m.: THE WONDER YEARS
8/9 p.m.: The Conners
8:30/9:30 p.m.: Home Economics (new time)
9/10 p.m.: A Million Little Things
8:00 p.m.: Station 19
9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy
10:00 p.m.: Big Sky (new day)
8:00 p.m.: Shark Tank
9:00 p.m.: 20/20 (two hours)
8:00 p.m.: Saturday Night Football
7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos
8:00 p.m.: Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (new day)
9:00 p.m.: Supermarket Sweep (new time)
10:00 p.m.: The Rookie
Official synopsis: Estranged and out of touch, four women in their 40s reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as the Nasty Bitches—their ‘90s group that made them legends in the hip-hop world.
T’s take: Soooo …. it’s Girls5Eva + Star? Someone has to fill the hole left by Empire‘s cancelation, I guess.
The Wonder Years
Official synopsis: Inspired by the beloved award-winning series of the same name, The Wonder Years is a coming-of-age story set in the late 1960s that takes a nostalgic look at a black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean’s hopeful and humorous recollections show how his family found their “wonder years” in a turbulent time.
T’s take: Sometimes reboots just make sense. The Wonder Years was a beloved series, and to revisit it through the eyes of a Black family living in Civil Rights era-Montgomery opens up an entirely different conversation. I hope it finds its audience, because this could really be special if people embrace it.
Official synopsis: In this workplace comedy, a group of dedicated, passionate teachers – and a slightly tone-deaf principal – are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do – even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.
T’s take: Quinta Brunson — who is a delight and a wonderful part of A Black Lady Sketch Show on HBO — created and stars in this new sitcom about an underprivileged school, AND I AM HERE FOR IT.
Official synopsis: Based on the short film “Maggie” by Tim Curcio, Maggie follows a young woman trying to cope with life as a psychic. Maggie regularly sees the fate of her friends, parents, clients, and random strangers on the street, but when she suddenly sees a glimpse of her own future, Maggie is forced to start living in her own present.
T’s take: I don’t know. Seems awfully precious. Like an Instagram influencer’s account come to life.
The Women of the Movement
Official synopsis: Women of the Movement is a limited series comprised of six episodes focusing on Mamie Till Mobley, who devoted her life to seeking justice for her son Emmett Till following his brutal murder in the Jim Crow South, and is inspired by the book “Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement” by Devery S. Anderson.
T’s take: This one is going to be a heartbreaker. And will probably violate some states’ new laws against teaching the history of racism in this country.
- American Housewife
- Call Your Mother
- For Life
- A Million Little Things
- America’s Funniest Home Videos
- American Idol
- The Bachelorette
- Big Sky
- black-ish: For one last season
- Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
- The Conners
- Dancing With the Stars
- The Goldbergs
- The Good Doctor
- Grey’s Anatomy
- Holey Moley
- Home Economics
- The Rookie
- Shark Tank
- Station 19
- Supermarket Sweep
Shows Still Up in the Air
- The Bachelor
- Bachelor in Paradise (season 7 begins this summer)
- Card Sharks
- Celebrity Family Feud
- The Chase
- Match Game
- Pooch Perfect
- Press Your Luck
- The $100,000 Pyramid (season 5 begins this summer)
- To Tell the Truth
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire