UPDATED June 21 with news of “The Conners” replacing “Roseanne.”

Here is ABC’s schedule for fall 2018. New shows are in italics.

7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 9 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
Dancing With the Stars The Good Doctor
Tuesday The Conners The Kids Are Alright Black-ish Splitting Up Together The Rookie
Wednesday The Goldbergs American Housewife (new time period) Modern Family Single Parents A Million Little Things
Thursday Grey’s Anatomy Station 19 How to Get Away with Murder
Friday Fresh Off the Boat (new time period) Speechless (new time period) Child Support (new time period) 20/20
Saturday Saturday Night College Football
Sunday America’s Funniest Home Videos Dancing With the Stars: Juniors Shark Tank The Alec Baldwin Show


ABC is largely sticking to what works with its fall 2018 schedule: a big dose of family comedies, the TGIT lineup and proven unscripted franchises. The network will also have six new series on tap for fall.

After trying a two-hour drama block on Fridays this season (without much success), the network is returning to comedies to start the night with veterans “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Speechless.” That in turn makes room for one new series each on Tuesday (“The Kids Are Alright,” which will follow “Roseanne” spinoff “The Conners”) and Wednesday (“Single Parents,” which gets the post-“Modern Family” spot).

“Castle” star Nathan Fillion returns to ABC with “The Rookie,” which will try to improve the network’s weakest time period in recent years, 10 p.m. Tuesdays. New drama “A Million Little Things” (pictured at the top of the post) goes in at 10 p.m. Wednesdays.

“Dancing With the Stars: Juniors,” which was announced for this season, finally finds a spot on the schedule for fall, airing at 8 p.m. Sundays between the reliable “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Shark Tank.” Both of those shows have a lot of family viewing, which should make “Juniors” a good fit.

“The Alec Baldwin Show,” an interview/talk show fronted by the actor and “Match Game” host, closes out Sunday nights.

Returning shows “Agents of SHIELD,” “For the People,” “American Idol” and “The Bachelor” are on tap for the second half of the season. So are new series “The Fix,” “Grand Hotel,” “Schooled” (the spinoff of “The Goldbergs”) and “Whiskey Cavalier.”

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Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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