ABC has announced its midseason schedule for 2018.
Premiere dates for new shows Alex Inc., The Crossing, Deception, For The People, Grey’s Anatomy Spinoff and Splitting Up Together and the return of Roseanne and American Idol were including in the announcement – along with the series finale date for Scandal.
Read on for the complete ABC winter 2018 schedule – along with series descriptions and social media links.
A one-hour musical television special, “Encore!,” will premiere on ABC on Sunday, Dec. 10th (10:00/9C). Kristen Bell, reunites the cast of a high school musical and asks them to perform it again twenty years later. Each former student reprises their role from their original production of Stephen Sondheim and James LaPine’s Tony-winning musical, “Into the Woods” under the tutelage of Broadway directors, choreographers and voice coaches.
For the very first time, Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel – Disney’s Princesses Elsa and Anna – will perform together for the first time on television.
The duo will perform When We’re Together from the new Disney featurette, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, on Disney Park’s and ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Celebration (Thursday, November 29th, 9/8C).
Menzel will also perform on Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration (Monday, December 25th, 10am/9C).
November Sweeps programming on ABC will include The 51st Annual CMA Awards; the 2017 American Music Awards and the season finale of Dancing with The Stars – plus a celebration of Grey’s Anatomy’s 300th episode.
Thanksgiving-themed episodes of American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, The Middle, Modern Family and Speechless – and special episodes of Shark Tank featuring Skinnygirl brand entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel and Sir Richard Branson as new sharks will also air.
ABC’s November Sweeps programming kicks of tonight with new episodes of The Middle, Fresh Off the Boat, black-ish, The Mayor and Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.