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June 19, 2020

ABC Reveals Its Fall 2020-2021 TV Schedule

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ABC has released its schedule for fall 2020 that signals some changes that might please its viewers.

ABC has announced its schedule for the 2020 - 2021 with a report from TV Insider that “The Conners” would move to Tuesdays from its previous Wednesday slot.

Sara Gilbert and Jay R. Ferguson in "The Conners" as Darlene and Ben on March 06, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

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“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” would also be moved to Sundays from Thursdays at 8/7c, (which was initially aired on Wednesdays at 10/9c).

Following the end of “Modern Family” and “Fresh Off the Boat,” ABC is coming back with five comedy series for its next season.

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The network, which claimed the No. 1 spot in entertainment among adults 18-49 for the first time in four years, would also see the arrival of the new scripted shows, “Big Sky,” “Call Your Mother,” and the reboot of the “Supermarket Sweep.”

People added that although Warner Bros. revealed back in March that the new season of “The Bachelorette” would premiere on the network on May 18 on ABC, production of the show had been shifted due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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ABC's senior vice president of alternative programming, Rob Mills, later confirmed in April that the new season “is happening one hundred percent,” although it would be moved to a new night.

For the Thursday schedule, ABC will be airing “Grey's Anatomy,” “ A Million Little Thing,” and “Station 19” while “Shark Tank” and “20/20” will air on Friday nights.

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E! Online noted that Saturday would come with “Saturday Night Football” as “Black-ish,” “Mixed-ish,” “The Bachelor,” and “American Idol” are slated to begin airing later in the season.

While stating that ABC was “conservative” with the few changes in its schedule, Deadline reported that the network had made the most significant changes for this year’s traditional fall schedule.

The site added that ABC hinted that it would be pairing down its comedy nights in May after the cancellation of “Single Parents,” “Bless This Mess,” and “Schooled.” 

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Following the end of “Modern Family” and “Fresh Off the Boat,” ABC is coming back with five comedy series for its next season - which is half of the ten comedy series on the network’s 2019-20 schedule.

The launch of the fall schedule, which the network is referring to as its “primetime schedule,” might occur later than usual due to the impact of COVID-19 on TV production.

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