With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, ABC is getting romantic. During the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, the network has holiday-themed episodes of Dr. Ken, Fresh Off the Boat, and The Goldbergs, a Charlie Brown double-feature and a Bachelor special lined up.
Five new series highlight ABC’s 2015 Fall Schdule: The Muppets make their return to network television on Tuesday, September 22nd; freshman dramas Quantico and Blood & Oil follow on Sunday, September 27; rookie comedy Dr. Ken premieres on Friday, October 2nd, and new drama series, Wicked City makes its debut on Tuesday, October 27th.
Wednesday’s comedy block (The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-sh) and Nashville return on Wednesday, September 23rd; and TGIT (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder) returns on Thursday, September 24th.
Castle continues to nail down Mondays, beginning September 21st. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to Tuesdays on September 29th. Other returning shows include: 20/20, Dancing With The Stars, Fresh Off The Boat, Last Man Standing, Shark Tank, Beyond the Tank, Once Upon a Time and America’s Funniest Home Videos. Follow the jump for the full list of dates and times.
ABC won the May sweeps and is the only network that had increased ratings over the 2014-15 season. Despite the win, several shows – many of them quite good – did not survive, so the network has ten new series that will premiere over the course of the 2015-16 season.
New dramas for fall include: Quantico – one of a thoroughly vetted class of recruits is actually a sleeper terrorist; OIL – an oil boom in North Dakota, a couple of dreamers and a tyrannical oil tycoon; Of Kings and Prophets – the Biblical story of David and King Saul, told through multiple points of view. Waiting in the wings: The Catch – a fraud investigator is about to be defrauded, by her fiancé; The Family – a politician’s son returns after being missing for a decade; is he for real; Wicked City – investigated a Hollywood murder in 1982.
New fall comedies include: Dr. Ken – brilliant doctor, crap bedside manner (stars Ken Jeong, who is a real doctor); The Muppets – the beloved Henson characters in a mockumentary set up. Waiting in the wings: The Real O’Neals – a family with secrets that, once they come out, bring them closer together; Uncle Buck – Irresponsible Uncle Buck needs a job and his nieces’ and Nephews’ nanny just quit…
For the complete fall schedule and eries descriptions, follow the jump.