Upfronts 2015: ABC Unveils Fall Schedule; Shonda Rhimes Block Staying Put, 'Dr Ken' To Fridays & More – TVWise

ABC is sticking with what works for their 2015-2016 Fall schedule. After a pretty solid run last season, there are very few changes with the TGIT Shonda Rhimes block of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder staying put (new Rhimes drama The Catch will assume the 10pm slot after HTGAWM wraps in the Spring) and the winning Tuesday night staying more or less intact.
With Stana Katic now signed an on-board, the eighth season of Castle is staying put in its long-time home on Monday nights at 10pm. ABC’s new take on The Muppets – which is more of a “family friendly” show – will kick off the network’s Tuesday night block, leading into Fresh Off The Boat (8:30pm), SHIELD (9pm) and new procedural Quantico (10pm).
There is absolutely no change on Wednesday nights. The Middle remains at 8pm, The Goldbergs at 8:30pm, Modern Family at 9pm, Black-ish at 9:30pm and Nashvilee at 10pm. While, as had largely been expected, the Ken Jeong fronted comedy Dr Ken is being paired with Last Man Standing on Friday nights.
With the recent cancellations of both Resurrection and Revenge, Sunday nights were always set to look a bit different this year. ABC will be using the night to launch two new dramas. Once Upon A Time anchors the night at 8pm, leading into Oil at 9pm and Of Kings & Prophets at 10pm.
ABC is holding back some nine scripted series for mid-season. Launching later in mid-season is The Family, The Catch, Wicked City, Uncle Buck, The Real O’Neals, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Secrets & Lies, Galavant and American Crime.
Full Details Of ABC’s Fall Schedule Follows Below:
Monday
8/7c – Dancing With The Stars
10/9c – Castle
Tuesday
8/7c – The Muppets
8:30/7:30c – Fresh Off The Boat
9/8c – Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
10/9c – Quantico
Wednesday
8/7c – The Middle
8:30/7:30c – The Goldbergs
9/8c – Modern Family
9:30/8:30c – Black-ish
10/9c – Nashville
Thursday
8/7c – Grey’s Anatomy
9/8c – Scandal
10/9c – How To Get Away With Murder
Friday
8/7c – Last Man Standing
8:30/7:30c – Dr Ken
9/8c – Shark Tank
10/9c – 20/20
Saturday
8/7c – Saturday Night Football
Sunday
7/6c – America’s Funniest Home Videos
8/7c – Once Upon A Time
9/8c – Oil
10/9c – Of Kings & Prophets