ABC is taking a cautious approach to their fall schedule. With the ongoing writer’s strike putting the availability of scripted shows in doubt, the network has put all of its eggs in the reality basket. Long-time stalwart Dancing With The Stars, after being shunted off to Disney+ last year, returns to its familiar Monday night perch. The night ends with the Golden Bachelor, a dating show for AARP-set. Tuesday night brings another installment of Celebrity Jeopardy! followed by two hours of Bachelor In Paradise.
Wednesday retains a bit of a comedy block, with Judge Steve Harvey, followed by an hour of Abbott Elementary reruns and another installment of What Would You Do? Game shows take over Thursday night, with Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, Press Your Luck, The $100,000 Pyramid. Friday remains the same, with Shark Tank followed by two hours of 20/20. Sunday kicks off with America’s Funniest Home Videos followed by three hours of The Wonderful World of Disney.
On the bench for mid-season are 9-1-1, rescued from FOX, Abbott Elementary, American Idol, The Bachelor, The Conners, The Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy, Not Dead Yet, The Rookie, Station 19, Will Trent, and High Potential, the only new show on the docket.
Shows never to be seen again are A Million Little Things, Alaska Daily, Big Sky, The Company You Keep, and The Goldbergs. The fates of Home Economics and The Rookie: Feds are still up in the air.