ABC reveals Fall premiere dates for The Muppets, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and more

On the heels of CBS setting their Fall 2015 primetime TV schedule yesterday, which includes the much-anticipated premiere dates of new shows like Supergirl and Limitless, ABC has now outlined their own Fall 2015 primetime TV schedule. The Disney-owned network obviously isn’t packing a high-profile new DC Comics series, on account of Disney also being ABC OUAT - Castthe parent of DC rival, Marvel, though they still have plenty to look forward to, including hotly anticipated comedies like The Muppets and Dr. Ken, and high-profile new drama, Wicked City.

The news of course also comes with premiere dates for ABC’s beloved veteran shows as well, including Once Upon a Time, The Goldbergs, Modern Family and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unlike CBS, they also won’t have to submit two Fall schedules, on account of CBS shuffling their Fall TV lineup after the conclusion of the regular football season that they host. They will however be slightly delaying some shows’ premiere dates, on account of Dancing With the Stars’ early premiere, and in the case of Wicked City, as a belated new series takeover for Beyond the Tank’s early timeslot.

Regardless, the ABC premiere schedule for the Fall 2015 TV lineup is as follows:


Friday, September 11th: 20/20 (10:00-11:00 P.M.)

Monday, September 14th: Dancing With the Stars (8:00-10:00 P.M.)


Monday, September 21st: Castle (10:00-11:00 P.M.)

Tuesday, September 22nd: The Muppets [New Series] (8:00-8:30 P.M.), Fresh Off the Boat (8:30-9:00 P.M.), Dancing With the Stars: The Results (9:00-11:00 P.M.)

Wednesday, September 23rd: The Middle (8:00-8:30 P.M.), The Goldbergs (8:30-9:00 P.M.), Modern Family (9:00-9:30 P.M.), Black-ish (9:30-10:00 P.M.), Nashville (10:00-11:00 P.M.)

Thursday, September 24th: Grey’s Anatomy (8:00-9:00 P.M.), Scandal (9:00-10:00 P.M.), How to Get Away With Murder (10:00-11:00 P.M.)

Friday, September 25th: Last Man Standing (8:00-8:30 P.M.), Shark Tank (9:00-10:00 P.M.)

Sunday, September 27th: Once Upon a Time (8:00-9:00 P.M.), Blood & Oil [New Series] (9:00-10:00 P.M.), Quantico [New Series] (10:00-11:00 P.M.)


Tuesday, September 29th: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (9:00-10:00 P.M.), Beyond the Tank (10:00-11:00 P.M.)

Friday, October 2nd: Dr. Ken [New Series] (8:30-9:00 P.M.)


Sunday, October 11th: America’s Funniest Home Videos (7:00-8:00 P.M.)

Tuesday, October 27th: Wicked City [New Series] (10:00-11:00 P.M.)



–  DANCING WITH THE STARS [Season Twenty-One] (8:00-10:00 P.M.)

CASTLE [Season Eight] (10:00-11:00 P.M.)


– THE MUPPETS [New Series] (8:00-8:30 P.M.)

– FRESH OFF THE BOAT [Season Two] (8:30-9:00 P.M.)

– AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. [Season Three] (9:00-10:00 P.M.)

– BEYOND THE TANK/WICKED CITY [New Series] (10:00-11:00 P.M.)


– THE MIDDLE [Season Seven] (8:00-8:30 P.M.)

– THE GOLDBERGS [Season Three] (8:30-9:00 P.M.)

– MODERN FAMILY [Season Seven] (9:00-9:30 P.M.)

– BLACK-ISH [Season Two] (9:30-10:00 P.M.)

– NASHVILLE [Season Four] (10:00-11:00 P.M.)


– GREY’S ANATOMY [Season Twelve] (8:00-9:00 P.M.)

– SCANDAL [Season Five] (9:00-10:00 P.M.)

– HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER [Season Two] (10:00-11:00 P.M.)


– LAST MAN STANDING [Season Five] (8:00-8:30 P.M.)

– DR. KEN [New Series] (8:30-9:00 P.M.)

– SHARK TANK [Season Seven] (9:00-10:00 P.M.)

– 20/20 (10:00-11:00 P.M.)


– AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS [Season Twenty-Six] (7:00-8:00 P.M.)

– ONCE UPON A TIME [Season Five] (8:00-9:00 P.M.)

– BLOOD & OIL [New Series] (9:00-10:00 P.M.)

– QUANTICO [New Series] (10:00-11:00 P.M.)


Looking at ABC’s schedule, it seems that the network has put together a nice, clean and reliable slate of shows for Fall 2015, with the same dedicated comedy bloc on Wednesday, and the same dedicated drama bloc on Thursday. Their riskier shows seem to be reserved for the holes in their Sunday night schedule, with the network appearing to depend on blockbuster series, Once Upon a Time as a lead-in, though it seems odd that Blood & Oil would be placed before the more youth-oriented Quantico on a Sunday night.ABC Muppets - Footage

The Muppets is no doubt ABC’s biggest gun to fire among the new shows, as it’s premiering nice and early to headline the Tuesday night lineup, with Dr. Ken’s placement on Friday as a follower for Last Man Standing not appearing to be a vote of confidence. Reliable mainstays like Castle and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. also appear to be staying put in their familiar timeslots as well, where they’re anticipated to hold steady with their loyal fans.

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