ABC has announced their schedule for the Fall 2016 season, and it includes a couple major changes.
Let’s start with the biggest news: The Kerry Washington-led Scandal season 6 won’t be airing this fall. While ABC hasn’t announced when exactly it’ll premiere, it’s expected to run during the mid-season, meaning early 2017. The reason for the delay is likely Kerry Washington’s real-life pregnancy. In its 9 p.m. time slot will be the new ABC / Shondaland series Notorious.
In equally interesting news, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be moving from 9 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday nights. ABC promises that staying up later to watch the show will give viewers a couple good benefits:
Moving #AgentsofSHIELD to 10 p.m. will let Marvel "go a little bit edgier, go a little darker and take some risks."–ABC chief
— Joe Adalian (@TVMoJoe) May 17, 2016
Returning series The Middle is moving to Tuesdays, and Fresh Off the Boat and The Real O’Neals are moving to a new time on Tuesdays. The Goldbergs also has a new time on Wednesdays, but other than that ABC’s schedule remains the same as it was.
The full ABC Fall 2016 lineup is below:
8:00 p.m. Dancing with the Stars
10:00 p.m. Conviction
8:00 p.m. The Middle (new day/time)
8:30 p.m. American Housewife
9:00 p.m. Fresh Off the Boat (new time)
9:30 p.m. The Real O’Neals (new time)
10:00 p.m. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (new time)
8:00 p.m. The Goldbergs (new time)
8:30 p.m. Speechless
9:00 p.m. Modern Family
9:30 p.m. black-ish
10:00 p.m. Designated Survivor
8:00 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy
9:00 p.m. Notorious
10:00 p.m. How to Get Away with Murder
8:00 p.m. Last Man Standing
8:30 p.m. Dr. Ken
9:00 p.m. Shark Tank
10:00 p.m. 20/20
8:00 p.m. Saturday Night Football
7:00 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos
8:00 p.m. Once Upon a Time
9:00 p.m. Secrets and Lies
10:00 p.m. Quantico
Last week ABC canceled shows including Nashville, Castle, Agent Carter, and The Muppets.