ABC is rolling out its new comedy “The Real O’Neals” in the same way it did “Fresh Off the Boat” last year. Two episodes will air Wednesday night, following “The Goldbergs” (airing a half-hour earlier than usual) and “Modern Family,” before the show moves to its regular Tuesday home starting March 8.

The strategy worked out pretty well for “Fresh Off the Boat.” Its Wednesday launch drew 2.5 and 2.3 ratings in adults 18-49, and it’s since become a self-sustaining show on Tuesdays, one of ABC’s weaker nights.

Can “The Real O’Neals” duplicate that success and give “FOTB” a worthy companion on Tuesdays? Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts on the show’s prospects in the comments.

 

 

Posted by:Rick Porter

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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