ABC 2017-2018 Schedule [+ THOUGHTS]

MONDAY

8- DANCING WITH THE STARS

9- DANCING WITH THE STARS

10- THE GOOD DOCTOR

TUESDAY

8- THE MIDDLE / FRESH OFF THE BOAT

9- BLACKISH / THE MAYOR

10- THE GOSPEL OF KEVIN

WEDNESDAY

8- THE GOLDBERGS / SPEECHLESS

9- MODERN FAMILY / AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE

10- DESIGNATED SURVIVOR

THURSDAY

8- GREY’S ANATOMY

9- SCANDAL

10- HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER


FRIDAY

8- ONCE UPON A  TIME

9- MARVEL’S INHUMANS

10- 20/20

SUNDAY

8- TO TELL THE TRUTH

9- THE SHARK TANK

10- 10 DAYS IN THE VALLEY

MIDSEASON

 QUANTICO / AGENTS OF SHIELD / FOR THE PEOPLE / THE CROSSING / DECEPTION / SPLITTING UP TOGETHER / ALEX, INC.

What’s good?

  • All the moves within the comedy blocks are quite unexpected but they’re smart. Fresh Off The Beat will finally get the chance to show all its potential with a decent lead-in, American Housewife will be able to get stronger behind Modern Family, and Blackish -already sold in syndication- should be fine there.
  • Even though Deception looked like the best option to air behind Dancing With the Stars, The Good Doctor is the second best choice and it’s a good thing it airs in the fall. It’s ABC’s best shot at drama success right now. Very hopeful with this one.
  • Keeping the TGIT intact against NBC’s “Must See TV” is the right move.

What’s bad?

  • ABC basically gives up on sunday until American Idol arrives in spring. I think they could and should have fought a little bit more. That being said, moving The Shark Tank there makes sense as well as moving family-friendly fares Once Upon A Time, Marvel’s Inhumans and later on Agents Of SHIELD on friday. It won’t do well but it’s not gonna look as bad as it did on sunday.
  • The Gospel of Kevin on tuesday at 10? It’s gonna be uuuuuugly. I don’t think the show really had a chance anyway but here? Oh God…
  • Three new dramas premiering in spring? Plus two new comedies… That’s a lot. It’s a pity for Deception and Alex, Inc. They have potential but they probably won’t get the treatment they deserve…

2 comments

  1. Lucas Calunga says:

    Quite disappointed with that shedule.
    First, OUAT on Fridays may be good. Changes in comedies make sense.
    Putting all three of your new dramas into complicated slots is not good at all.
    Dismissing Tuesdays at 9pm, too not good. Putting Inhumans or Ten Days on the Valley there would make a bit more sense. Deception would definitely be better in Fall. The Gospel of Kevin is ready to die.
    However, all the trailers seem okay to me. Certainly they have a problem for the Midseason (many shows and hours of American Idol).
    And I still do not understand the Quantico renovation.

    • Lulla says:

      10 Days in the Valley doesn’t have any potential and is more of a cable show tonally so sunday at 10 seems the best option… But yeah, it’s gonna be complicated for The Gospel of Kevin…

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