ABC announces season premiere dates for fall 2019
ABC has released the primetime schedule for new and returning shows.
MONDAY, SEPT. 16
8:00-10:00 p.m. Dancing with the Stars (Season 28 premiere)
MONDAY, SEPT. 23
10:00-11:00 p.m. The Good Doctor (Season 3 premiere)
TUESDAY, SEPT. 24
8:00-8:30 p.m. The Conners (Season 2 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. Bless This Mess (Season 2 premiere; new time)
9:00-9:30 p.m. mixed-ish (Series premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. black-ish (Season 6 premiere; new time)
10:00-11:00 p.m. Emergence (Series premiere)
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25
8:00-8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (Season 7 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. Schooled (Season 2 premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. Modern Family (Season 11 premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. Single Parents (Season 2 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. Stumptown (Series premiere)
THURSDAY, SEPT. 26
8:00-9:00 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy (Season 16 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. A Million Little Things (Season 2 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. How to Get Away with Murder (Season 6 premiere)
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27
8:00-8:30 p.m. American Housewife (Season 4 premiere; new day and time)
8:30-9:00 p.m. Fresh Off the Boat (Season 6 premiere; new time)
9:00-11:00 p.m. 20/20
SUNDAY, SEPT. 29
7:00-8:00 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos (Season 30 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Shark Tank (Season 11 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. The Rookie (Season 2 premiere, new day and time)
SUNDAY, OCT. 6
8:00-9:00 p.m. Kids Say the Darndest Things (Series premiere)
New series descriptions
A character-driven genre thriller, Emergence is about a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.
Cast: Allison Tolman as Jo, Alexa Swinton as Piper, Owain Yeoman as Benny, Ashley Aufderheide as Bree, Robert Bailey Jr. as Officer Chris, Zabryna Guevara as Abby with Donald Faison as Alex and Clancy Brown as Ed.
KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS
Comedic superstar Tiffany Haddish hosts and executive produces a new iteration of the classic variety show Kids Say the Darndest Things. The hilarious reimagined format showcases a mix of in-studio segments and taped pieces from across the country, all set in front of a live studio audience. The series will capture Haddish’s unique voice and sensibility as she interacts with real kids – and their innocently entertaining points of view.
In mixed-ish, Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow’s parents, Paul and Alicia, decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they’re perceived as neither black nor white. This family’s experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one’s own identity when the rest of the world can’t decide where you belong.
Cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Paul, Tika Sumpter as Alicia, Gary Cole as Harrison, Christina Anthony as Denise, Arica Himmel as Bow, Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica and Ethan Childress as Johan.
Based on the graphic novel series, Stumptown follows Dex Parios – a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great PI, but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.
Cast: Cobie Smulders as Dex Parios, Jake Johnson as Grey McConnell, Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird, Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios, Adrian Martinez as Tookie with Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove and Michael Ealy as Detective Miles Hoffman.