Thriller, comedy shows join ABC line-up
American Idol’s next run will premiere later in the season
US broadcast network ABC has unveiled its 2020/21 primetime schedule, with two recent straight-to-series orders joining 20 returning shows.
Like NBC and CBS, ABC is counting on a return to production during the pandemic to film new episodes of shows, rather than turning to the acquisitions market as Fox and The CW have for finished programming.
David E Kelley’s thriller Big Sky and comedy Call Your Mother (fka My Village) from Kari Lizer (The New Adventures of Old Christine) are the two new scripted series joining the schedule, having both been ordered straight-to-series in May.
Revived gameshow Supermarket Sweep, with Leslie Jones, also joins the schedule, while Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and The Connors have been given new dates and times.
New seasons of American Idol, The Bachelor, Black-ish, For Life and Mixed-ish will be premiering later in the season. Additional pickups and schedule information, including specific premiere dates, will be announced soon, ABC said.
ABC fall schedule 2020 (new shows in caps)
20.00 Dancing with the Stars
22.00 The Good Doctor
20.00 The Bachelorette
22.00 BIG SKY
20.00 The Goldbergs
20.30 American Housewife
21.00 The Conners
21.30 CALL YOUR MOTHER
20.00 Station 19
21.00 Grey’s Anatomy
22.00 A Million Little Things
20.00 Shark Tank
20.00 Saturday Night Football
19.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos
20.00 SUPERMARKET SWEEP
21.00 Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
22.00 The Rookie