ABC Sets Premiere Dates for 2013-2014 Season Including 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland' & More

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July 16th, 2013

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via press release:




Below are ABC’s fall premiere dates for the 2013-14 season. All times listed are ET; new shows are in bold:


Friday, September, 6

10:00-11:00 p.m.                                        “20/20”


Monday, September 16

8:00-10:00 p.m.                                          “Dancing with the Stars”


Friday, September 20

8:00-8:30 p.m.                                             “Last Man Standing”

8:30-9:00 p.m.                                             “The Neighbors”

9:00-10:00 p.m.                                          “Shark Tank”


Monday, September 23

10:00-11:00 p.m.                                        “Castle”


Tuesday, September 24

8:00-9:00 p.m.                                             “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

9:00-9:30 p.m.                                             “The Goldbergs”

9:30-10:00 p.m.                                          “Trophy Wife”

10:00-11:00 p.m.                                        “Lucky 7”

Wednesday, September 25

8:00-8:30 p.m.                                             “The Middle”

8:30-9:00 p.m.                                             “Back in the Game”

9:00-10:00 p.m.                                          “Modern Family” (special one-hour premiere event)

10:00-11:00 p.m.                                        “Nashville”


Thursday, September 26

9:00-11:00 p.m.                                          “Grey’s Anatomy” (special two-hour premiere event)


Sunday, September 29

8:00-9:00 p.m.                                             “Once Upon a Time”

9:00-10:00 p.m.                                          “Revenge”

10:00-11:00 p.m.                                        “Betrayal”


Wednesday, October 2

9:30-10:00 p.m.                                          “Super Fun Night”


Thursday, October 3

10:00-11:00 p.m.                                        “Scandal”


Sunday, October 6

7:00-8:00 p.m.                                             “America’s Funniest Home Videos”


Thursday, October 10

8:00-9:00 p.m.                                             “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”

  • Tony JJ

    I’m surprised ABC wants to delay the premiere of Scandal, but I guess it’s whatever. The 2 hour Grey’s premiere will rate high anyways.

    Looks like Thursdays at 8 will be the “repeat slot for new shows” this season instead of fridays until OUATIW premieres.

    Nashville will have a big lead in from Modern Family that should hopefully boost its premiere ratings.

    Smart for Super Fun Night to get delayed a week. They can promote Rebel Wilson like crazy during Grey’s Anatomy.

  • TV Addict

    A lot of new shows. Gunna be interesting

  • Clarke

    I’m very curious to see if ABC’s friday lineup will work with the Neighbors. I personally love the show and never understood all the hate it got last season. I think it has a pretty strong cult following and hopefully that will translate to Friday night. I just don’t know if it will be compatible with the multi-cam Last Man Standing. Both shows do have a 90’s TGIF vibe though…it will be interesting to see if they can work together.

  • alvar

    I’m really hoping that ABC will schedule Once and Revenge in uninterrupted blocks of 10-12 episodes in the fall and spring. All those breaks and going up against awards shows really hurt the ratings in the second half of the season.

  • Cle

    Prediction for premier ratings

    DWTS: 2.0-2.5
    Castle: 2.0-2.5 (Best case scenario 2.2)

    Shield: 4.7-5.2 (Can be the biggest series premier for the season along with NBC’s The Blacklist)
    The Goldbergs: 3.1-2.6
    Trophy Wife: 3.0-2.5 (if TW is that good in quality it will get nearly to 100% retention from its lead-in)
    Lucky 7: 2.5-2.0 (its the new wildcard for ABC, it can be the Revenge of 2011 and fix the broken slot)

    The middle: 2.3-2.8
    Back in the game: 2.3-2.8 (should get 100% retention)
    Modern Family : 4.0 above
    Super fun night: 3.0 above maybe (its the most difficult one to predict)
    Nashville: should jump to 3.0 or above with MF lead-in(Best case scenario 2.8)

    OUATIW: 2.0-2.5
    Greys: 3.5-4.0
    Scandal: 3.0-3.5

    LMS: 1.7-2.2
    Neighbours: 1.5-2.0
    Sharktank: 1.8-2.3

    OUAT: 3.2-2.7 (going with positive, OUAT and RVG have chances for rebound)
    revenge: 2.3-2.8
    betrayal: 2.0-2.5

  • Oliver

    I wonder whether Scandal is being pushed by a week to give people more time to catch up on Netflix

  • Nathan

    Ugh I have to wait a little longer for Scandal now. I’d say a 3.5 for the season premiere.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Cle

    Shield: 4.7-5.2 (Can be the biggest series premier for the season along with NBC’s The Blacklist)

    4.7-5.2 Seriously ? I think it will be around 3.5 (4.0 at best !).
    Remember it airs against NCIS (which is TV’s #1 Show) and with Ziva departure/death it will probably rate very high.

  • Cle

    u can also predict.. can’t tell exactly.. the hype only gave Revolution a 4.1 premier.. and Shield being with bigger names u can’t underestimate the show.. I think it will touch 5.0 in premier..

  • harry

    ncis is the tvs 1 show in total viewers , in 18-49 it is bested by many shows and it is not even #1 drama , bested by (half total viewers but higher 18-49) greys anatomy.

  • harry

    also i dont think shield will share audience with ncis which is being watched by 70 years old people.

  • Justin121

    Sure, don’t give Grey’s finale events after it resurregence, give it premiere events.

    That makes so much sense *sarcasm*.

  • Ultima

    it is not even #1 drama , bested by (half total viewers but higher 18-49) greys anatomy

    No, last season, NCIS did better with A18-49s than Grey’s Anatomy (3.3 vs 3.1), although it was still #2 to The Walking Dead.

    ncis which is being watched by 70 years old people

    Which is why it gets such high ratings amongst people aged 18-49? :roll:

  • Justin121

    The Good:

    1- Premiering everything during premiere week.

    2- Giving Nashville Mod Fam lead-in

    3- Delaying Scandal

    The Bad:

    1- The Wednesday line-up.

    2- Wonderland, from limited series to full series, from Sunday bridge to Thursday death slot, won’t work

    The Ugly:

    1- Nothing will ever work post-Revenge

    2- Wasting Mod Fam on Fun Night instead of Trophy Wife (Happy Endings/Suburgatory deja vu).

    3- The Goldbergs, Back in the Game, Super Fun Night, Betrayal, Wonderland, will ALL tank, with the rest of the new shows (SHIELD, Lucky 7, Trophy Wife) all toss-ups. A very pivotal season for ABC.

  • Joseph

    With “Once Upon A Time In Wonderland” not premiering until October 10th, could ABC decide to run the entire season on 22 to 26 consecutive weeks (depending on the number of episodes to be produced) without pre-emptions or reruns??

    Fox did this with the later seasons of “24”.

  • Ron

    Remember on sep 29 ouat and revenge are going against nfl sunday night football. its going to be hard to get a 2.0 rating

  • Justin121

    Ratings Game:

    REVENGE (2.3), GREY’s (3.3), Once (2.5), Scandal (3.2), Nashville (2.5).

    Modern Family (3.6), Middle (2.5), Las Man Standing (1.5), Neighbors (1.3).


    Betrayal (2.3), Lucky 7 (2.7), SHIELD (3.3), Wonderland (2.0).

    Goldbergs (3.0), Trophy Wife (2.6), Back in the Game (2.5), Super Fun Night (2.8).

  • Ultima

    The Good:
    1- Premiering everything during premiere week.

    Except for Dancing with the Stars, Super Fun Night, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Scandal, Last Man Standing, The Neighbors, Shark Tank, 20/20, Saturday Night Football and America’s Funniest Home Videos. That’s half of their lineup…

    The Bad:
    2- Wonderland, from limited series to full series, from Sunday bridge to Thursday death slot, won’t work

    It is still a limited series and Thursday 8pm is a much better timeslot than airing on Sundays against award shows, the NFL playoffs and the Olympics.

  • Justin121

    From highest to lowest, new shows in bold:

    Modern Family (3.6)
    Grey’s Anatomy (3.3)
    S.H.I.E.L.D. (3.3)
    Scandal (3.2)
    The Goldbergs (3.0)
    Super Fun Night (2.8)
    Lucky 7 (2.7)
    Trophy Wife (2.6)
    Nashville, Once, Middle (2.5)
    Back in Game (2.5)
    Betrayal (2.3)
    Wonderland (2.0)

    * Modern Family could go up to 4.1-4.5 after yet another Emmy sweep.
    * Tuesday line-up premiere ratings depend heavily on SHIELD’s first outing.
    * Betrayal and Lucky 7 could surprise as primetime soaps are “in” right now.
    * New Wednesday comedies will under-perform, should’ve gone with Goldbergs-Trophy Wife instead, as they seem they’d fit perfectly with The Middel-Modern Family.
    * Personally rooting for: Trophy Wife, Betrayal, and Lucky 7.

  • Justin121

    You’re nitpicking. DWTS, LMS, Nieghbors, Scandal premiere 1 week before/after. Only Wonderland premieres late (Oct., like OUAT) and is Thurs DOA. The rest don’t count/no one cares. I was gonna add “almost” but you can see why I didn’t…

    And no… Wonderlan isn’t a limited series; it has already been given additional episodes and will get a second season if it’s succesful.

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