ABC’s fall 2020 premiere is going to look a lot different this year.
Gone are all the signature dramas — they’ve been replaced with an unscripted reality and games shows amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The network is banking on hits like The Bachelorette, Dancing With the Star (new host Tyra Banks), and the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire reboot to carry them through the season.
Successful dramas such as Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Doctor, and black-ish, which were previously included in a version of the fall lineup, have been taken off and will likely be pushed back to the midseason kicking off January 2021. The uncertainty surrounding scripted dramas stems from production not being able to get back into the swing of things amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’re fortunate to have such a strong unscripted slate to launch our first wave of programming this fall,” ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said in a statement.
She expressed confidence in another game show being added this fall: “Presenting the new Supermarket Sweep with Leslie Jones alongside fresh, original episodes of returning shows that viewers have come to know and love is invigorating. And with our scripted series ramping up production, we look forward to announcing more premiere dates very soon.”
Check out the upcoming fall 2020 ABC schedule:
MONDAY, SEPT. 14
8 pm Dancing With the Stars Season 29 premiere
THURSDAY, SEPT. 24
8 pm Celebrity Family Feud (new episodes)
9 pm Press Your Luck (new episodes)
10 pm Match Game (new episodes)
TUESDAY, OCT. 13
8 pm The Bachelorette Season 16 premiere
FRIDAY, OCT. 16
8 pm Shark Tank Season 12 premiere
SUNDAY, OCT. 18
7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos Season 31 premiere
8 pm SUPERMARKET SWEEP
9 pm Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Season 2 premiere
10 pm Card Sharks Season 2 premiere
Wednesday’s lineup will be announced at a later date.
Held for Midseason
$100,000 Pyramid, American Idol, The Bachelor, CALL YOUR MOTHER, For Life and mixed-ish
Mark Your Calendars – Here’s When Everything is Premiering on ABC This Fall
ABC’s fall 2022 TV schedule has landed!
Along with some beloved fan faves returning (we’re looking at you, Abbott Elementary), there’s a handful of newbies hoping to make a splash — like Hilary Swank’s Alaska Daily.
And we definitely can’t forget about Celebrity Jeopardy, Bachelor in Paradise, Big Sky, and Grey’s Anatomy.
Excited enough? Good, you should be. Now, get ready to mark those calendars because here are all the premiere dates:
Wednesday, September 21
8:00 p.m. “The Conners”
8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs”
9:00 p.m. “Abbott Elementary”
9:31 p.m. “Home Economics”
10:00 p.m. “Big Sky”
Friday, September 23
8:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
9:01 p.m. “20/20”
Sunday, September 25
8:00 p.m. “Celebrity Jeopardy!”
9:00 p.m. “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune”
10:00 p.m. “The Rookie”
Tuesday, September 27
8:00 p.m. “Bachelor in Paradise”
10:00 p.m. “The Rookie: Feds”
Sunday, October 2
7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
Monday, October 3
8:00 p.m. “Bachelor in Paradise”
10:00 p.m. “The Good Doctor”
Thursday, October 6
8:00 p.m. “Station 19”
9:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
10:01 p.m. “Alaska Daily”
WATCH: The New ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Is Dark AF
‘A’ is not messing around in the Pretty Little Liars spinoff Original Sin.
If you thought we’d seen the last of ‘A’… think again. The masked stalker is back to torment a new group of little liars on the HBO Max series.
The ten-episode season will debut Thursday, July 28 with three episodes. Two new episodes will follow on August 4 and 11, with the final three episodes debuting on August 18.
A new teaser for the series reveals the tone is going to be much darker than the original ever was, and that’s likely thanks to Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) who serves as writer and co-executive producer.
Check out the teaser — complete with a new version of the intro song “Secret.”
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin synopsis: Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in present day, a disparate group of teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago…as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: ORIGINAL SIN, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.
WATCH: ‘Boo Bitch’ Trailer Starring Lana Condor & Zoe Colletti is Hauntingly Hilarious
If we were to give you only one reason why Boo Bitch needs to be on your radar this TV season, it would be the title alone. Name a better show title… I’ll wait.
A close second? To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star Lana Condor takes the lead as a ghost… sort of.
But despite the name, the series is anything but scary. The eight-episode live-action YA limited series is actually a haunting comedy that follows Condor’s Eric Vu, a play-it-safe high school senior who decides the change things up the same night she gets hit by a truck and winds up, well, dead.
Erika wakes up and finds herself standing over her own body, she realizes she’s now part of the undead. From nerd to ghost, it’s quite the transition, I might add.
But she’s not a ghost in the typical fashion. For starters, she can’t walk through doors, everyone can see her, and she can touch people, though, she’s not entirely sure if you can get pregnant while being a ghost, which is a fair question when you’re in high school and crushing! Are ghost babies a thing? Again, valid question, and good on her for being responsible when the possibilities are endless when you’re neither living nor dead.
She realizes she’s landed upon a “loophole,” ie. “I can stick around if I’m more famous in death than in life.”
Can Erika find a way to make something of her second chance and convince the universe that she deserves to be alive?
The series also stars Zoe Margaret Colletti as Erika’s best friend Gia, who gives new meaning to the word “ride or die.”
Condor defintiely dominates the spotlight as Erika, and the role allows her to show off a more comedic side to her acting, but Colletti, who is newer to the screen, presents as a promising sidekick. Colletti’s credits include Annie, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, City on a Hill, and Fear the Walking Dead.
Boo, Bitch will be available on Netflix starting July 8.
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