ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for 2022–2023 Season





ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for 2022–2023 Season
Hilary Swank Drama ‘Alaska Daily’ Joins ‘Station 19’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Thursday Nights, Starting Oct. 6

New Drama ‘The Rookie: Feds,’ Starring Niecy Nash-Betts, Set To Debut Tuesday, Sept. 27, Following the Return of Fan-Favorite Reality Series ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

‘BIP’ Hits the Beach for a Second Night of Romance on Mondays Beginning Oct. 3, Followed by the Return of ‘The Good Doctor’

Star-Studded ‘Celebrity Jeopardy!’ Debuts Alongside the Return of ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘The Rookie’ on Sunday, Sept. 25; ‘AFV’ Returns the Following Week, Sunday, Oct. 2

Breakout Hit ‘Abbott Elementary’ Is Back in Session as Wednesday’s Comedy Block Returns Sept. 21, With ‘The Conners,’ ‘The Goldbergs’ and ‘Home Economics’; Reba McEntire and Jensen Ackles Join ‘Big Sky’ on Its New Night, Capping Off the Evening

‘Shark Tank’ Dives Back Into Business on Friday, Sept. 23, With Its First-Ever Live Episode, Followed by ABC News’ ‘20/20’ Season Premiere

Following its third consecutive win as the season’s No. 1 entertainment network among Adults 18-49, winning six of the last eight seasons based on entertainment programming, ABC has set fall premiere dates for its new and returning series for the upcoming 2022-2023 season, including new female-led dramas “Alaska Daily” (formerly known as “Alaska”) and “The Rookie: Feds” as well as the newest primetime game show “Celebrity Jeopardy!” Return dates have also been set for critically acclaimed comedy breakout “Abbott Elementary,” and fan favorites “Bachelor in Paradise” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” which served as ABC’s highest-rated program last season.

Summer may have ended, but romance awaits as “Bachelor in Paradise” turns up the heat on TUESDAY, SEPT. 27 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), followed by the debut of “The Rookie” spinoff series, “The Rookie: Feds,” starring Niecy Nash-Betts (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). The search for love continues as “BIP” begins its two-night weekly run on MONDAY, OCT. 3 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), preceding the return of hit drama “The Good Doctor,” which hits 100 episodes this season.

ABC’s No. 1 comedy last season in Adults 18-49, Quinta Brunson-helmed “Abbott Elementary,” returns on its new night, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21 (9:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), joining network comedy staples “The Conners” (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), “The Goldbergs” (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT) and “Home Economics” (9:31-10:00 p.m. EDT) for a laugh-filled evening. Then, Reba McEntire and Jensen Ackles step into the world of “Big Sky” on its new night, bringing with them a new mystery to unravel as the mercurial matriarch of an established local family and the new sheriff in town, respectively.

“Alaska Daily” (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), from Oscar®-winning writer Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”) and starring two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, joins “Station 19” (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) and TV’s longest-running primetime medical drama, “Grey’s Anatomy” (9:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on THURSDAY, OCT. 6.

Sundays on ABC are synonymous with family fun as Hollywood stars test their knowledge with the ultimate game of trivia on “Celebrity Jeopardy!” (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), debuting SEPT. 25, and followed by the return of “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). The evening culminates with “The Rookie” (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), and “AFV” joins the Sunday lineup on OCT. 2 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT).

The first-ever live episode of “Shark Tank,” featuring all six original Sharks, swims into the weekend FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT). A new season of ABC News’ “20/20” (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT) follows.

Additional premiere dates for the 2022-2023 season will be announced at a later date.

ABC’S FALL PRIMETIME SCHEDULE (all times listed are Eastern/Pacific) follows below. New shows are in bold.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21
8:00 p.m. “The Conners”
8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs”
9:00 p.m. “Abbott Elementary” (new night)
9:31 p.m. “Home Economics”
10:00 p.m. “Big Sky” (new night)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23
8:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
9:01 p.m. “20/20” (two hours)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
8:00 p.m. “Celebrity Jeopardy!”
9:00 p.m. “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune”
10:00 p.m. “The Rookie”

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27
8:00 p.m. “Bachelor in Paradise”
10:00 p.m. “The Rookie: Feds”

SUNDAY, OCT. 2
7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

MONDAY, OCT. 3
8:00 p.m. “Bachelor in Paradise”
10:00 p.m. “The Good Doctor”

THURSDAY, OCT. 6
8:00 p.m. “Station 19”
9:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
10:01 p.m. “Alaska Daily”

NEW FALL SERIES

“ALASKA DAILY” (Thursday, Oct. 6, at 10:01 p.m. EDT)
From the mind of Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”), “Alaska Daily” stars Hilary Swank as Eileen Fitzgerald, a recently disgraced reporter who leaves her high-profile New York life behind to join a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage on a journey to find both personal and professional redemption.

Alongside Swank, “Alaska Daily” stars Jeff Perry as Stanley Cornik, Matt Malloy as Bob Young, Meredith Holzman as Claire Muncy, Grace Dove as Rosalind “Roz” Friendly, Pablo Castelblanco as Gabriel Martin, Ami Park as Jieun Park and Craig Frank as Austin Greene.

Tom McCarthy is the creator and executive producer of “Alaska Daily.” Hilary Swank, Melissa Wells, Bert Salke (co-lab21), Kyle Hopkins (Anchorage Daily News) and Ryan Binkley (Anchorage Daily News) are executive producers on the series. Rae Baron is a co-producer. “Alaska Daily” is produced by 20th Television.

Follow “Alaska Daily” (#AlaskaDaily) on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

“CELEBRITY JEOPARDY!” (Sunday, Sept. 25, at 8:00 p.m. EDT)
“Celebrity Jeopardy!,” produced by Sony Pictures Television, is an all-new game show premiering this fall. This new series welcomes celebrity contestants to compete for a chance to win money for a charity of their choice.

“Celebrity Jeopardy!” is executive produced by Michael Davies.

Follow “Celebrity Jeopardy!” (#CelebrityJeopardy) on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

“THE ROOKIE: FEDS” (Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 10:00 p.m. EDT)
From the executive producers of flagship series “The Rookie” comes “The Rookie: Feds,” starring Niecy Nash-Betts as Simone Clark, the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy. The spinoff was introduced as a two-part event during the fourth season of “The Rookie,” where Officer John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) and the LA division of the FBI enlist the help of Simone Clark when one of her former students is a suspect in a terror attack.

“The Rookie: Feds” stars Niecy Nash-Betts as Simone Clark, Frankie Faison as Christopher “Cutty” Clark and Felix Solis as Special Agent Matthew Garza.

Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter are co-creators and executive producers. Mark Gordon, Niecy Nash-Betts, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Bill Norcross and Corey Miller are executive producers. Entertainment One (eOne) is the lead studio and international distributor of “The Rookie: Feds,” a co-production with ABC Signature.

Follow “The Rookie: Feds” (#TheRookieFeds) on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment’s compelling programming includes “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; ratings juggernaut “The Bachelor” franchise; riveting dramas “Big Sky,” “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Rookie” and “Station 19”; trailblazing comedies “Abbott Elementary,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs,” “Home Economics” and “The Wonder Years”; popular game shows, including “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “The Chase,” “Press Your Luck” and “To Tell the Truth”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; “Judge Steve Harvey,” the network’s strongest unscripted series debut in a year; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; family favorites “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Holey Moley”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” specials. The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”

ABC programming can also be viewed on Hulu.



Disney Television Studios Lands Five New Broadcast Series





Disney Television Studios Lands Five New Broadcast Series; Seventeen Series Return
The studio produced the No. 1 scripted series on three of the four broadcast networks as well as three of the Top 5 scripted series in L7 and three of the season’s Top 10 broadcast entertainment programs.
[via press release from Disney Television Studios]
DISNEY TELEVISION STUDIOS LANDS FIVE NEW BROADCAST SERIES; SEVENTEEN SERIES RETURN

DTS Returns Freshman Hits ‘Abbott Elementary’ (Co-Production With Warner Bros. TV) and ‘The Wonder Years’ As Well As ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ The Longest Running Medical Series on the Air For Historic Nineteenth Season

Three New Dramas and One New Comedy Make ABC Schedule; 20th Television Lands First Drama On CBS In 12 Years

DTS Produces Three of the Top 10 Broadcast Entertainment Series on the Air Including the No. 1 Dramas On ABC, NBC and FOX in “Grey’s Anatomy,” “This Is Us” and “9-1-1”

‘This Is Us’ Ends Triumphant Six Season Run May 24 As The No. 1 Scripted Broadcast Drama In Every Season in Which It Aired

DTS Brings Projects From Acclaimed Producers Tom McCarthy, David E. Kelley, Matt Nix, Anthony Hemingway, McG, James Cameron, Alexi Hawley, Terence Paul Winter, David Windsor and Casey Johnson and with Prestige Stars Hilary Swank, Gina Rodriguez and Niecy Nash-Betts

Disney Television Studios landed five new network series and returned 17, including four for ABC and its first drama for CBS in 12 years. DTS produced the No. 1 scripted series on three of the four broadcast networks as well as three of the Top 5 scripted series in L7 and three of the season’s Top 10 broadcast entertainment programs. And in L35, DTS produces four of the Top 20 scripted programs on broadcast. “This Is Us” will end its triumphant six season run this month as the top broadcast drama in every year it aired, and “Grey’s Anatomy” will return for an historic nineteenth season as ABC’s No. 1 scripted show. On Fox, the studios’ “9-1-1” remains its No. 1 series and “The Simpsons” returns as the longest-running series in television history for its 34th year on the air.

Ratings highlights:

· DTS produces the No. 1 scripted series on three of the four broadcast networks as well as three of the Top 5 scripted series in L7: “Grey’s Anatomy”/ABC, “9-1-1″/FOX, “This Is Us”/NBC.

· DTS produces three of the Top 10 broadcast entertainment programs on the air including the No. 1 drama in “This Is Us”:

Rank Program P18-49 L7 RTG
#1 THIS IS US 1.5
#2T 911 1.3
#2T CHICAGO PD 1.3
#2T SURVIVOR 1.3
#2T CHICAGO FIRE 1.3
#6T MASKED SINGER, THE 1.2
#6T GREY’S ANATOMY 1.2
#6T LAW AND ORDER:SVU 1.2
#9T CHICAGO MED 1.1
#9T AMERICAN IDOL 1.1
#9T BACHELOR, THE 1.1
#9T DANCING WITH THE STARS 1.1

· In L35, DTS produces four of the Top 20 scripted programs on broadcast including the top three dramas. “This Is Us” (No. 1, 1.8), “911” (No. 2, 1.6), “Grey’s Anatomy” (No. 3T, 1.5),”911: Lone Star” (No. 11T, 1.2).

Source: Nielsen P18-49 Ratings L7 data 09/20/21-05/01/22, L35 09/20/21- 03/27/22. Ranks based on ratings to the tenth.

Disney Television Studios’ new series include “Alaska,” from Academy Award-winner Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”) and starring two time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank (“Boys Don’t Cry,” “Million Dollar Baby”), a drama about a disgraced reporter who leaves her high-profile New York life to join a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage to find both personal and professional redemption; “The Rookie: Feds,” (co-production with Entertainment One) Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter’s follow up to the successful flagship series, starring Niecy Nash-Betts as the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy; “Not Dead Yet,” from “This is Us” producers David Windsor and Casey Johnson and starring Gina Rodriguez as a broke and newly single woman working to restart the life and career she left behind 10 years ago, this time as an obituary writer; “True Lies,” from writer/executive producer Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”), director/executive producer Anthony Hemingway (“Genius: Aretha”) and executive producers James Cameron (“Avatar,” “True Lies” feature film), Rae Sanchini, McG, Mary Viola, Corey Marsh and Josh Levy, a drama series based on the blockbuster feature film about an unfulfilled suburban housewife who is propelled into a life of danger and adventure when she discovers that her husband is a skilled international spy; and “Avalon,” (co-production with A+E Studios) from creator and executive producer David E. Kelley (“Big Little Lies,” “Big Sky,” “Nine Perfect Strangers”), a mystery series set in the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, where a detective is is pulled into a career-defining mystery that will challenge everything she knows about herself and the island. Dana Calvo, Michael Connelly, Ross Fineman, Barry Jossen and Tana Jamieson are also executive producers.

This upcoming season will mark the returns of breakout and critically acclaimed hits “Abbott Elementary” and “The Wonder Years” as well as long running ABC Signature and 20th Television successes “Grey’s Anatomy,” “9-1-1” “9-1-1: Lonestar,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Resident” “The Good Doctor,” “Big Sky,” “Home Economics,” “The Rookie” and “Station 19.”

DTS’ animation production continues to dominate with returns for 20th Television Animation’s “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Duncanville” and “The Great North” on FOX. “American Dad!” continues its run as TBS’ No. 1 series and additional animated hits include Hulu’s “Solar Opposites” and the upcoming “Koala Man” and Apple TV+’s “Central Park.”

And on the awards front, this year the studios’ content received over 187 award nominations including 42 Emmy(R) nods, 31 NAACP nominations and 18 Critics’ Choice nominations.

DISNEY TELEVISION STUDIOS SERIES ROSTER FOR 2022-2023

NEW SERIES
ALASKA (ABC)
AVALON (CO-PRO WITH A&E) (ABC)
NOT DEAD YET (ABC)
THE ROOKIE: FEDS (CO-PRO WITH EONE) (ABC)
TRUE LIES (CBS)

RETURNING SERIES
9-1-1 (FOX)
9-1-1: LONESTAR (FOX)
ABBOTT ELEMENTARY (CO-PRO WITH WB TV) (ABC)
BIG SKY (ABC)
BOB’S BURGERS (FOX)
DUNCANVILLE (FOX) (CO-PRO WITH UNIVERSAL TV)
FAMILY GUY (FOX)
THE GOOD DOCTOR (CO-PRO WITH SONY) (ABC)
GREY’S ANATOMY (ABC)
THE GREAT NORTH (FOX)
HOME ECONOMICS (CO-PRO WITH LIONSGATE) (ABC)
A MILLION LITTLE THINGS (CO-PRO WITH KAPITAL) (ABC)
THE RESIDENT (FOX)
THE ROOKIE (CO-PRO WITH EONE) (ABC)
THE SIMPSONS (FOX)
STATION 19 (ABC)
THE WONDER YEARS (ABC)



Station 19 5/19 (Season Finale) on ABC





Station 19: SEASON FINALE – Crawl Out Through the Fallout (5/19)
“Crawl Out Through the Fallout” – Andy tracks down a witness to testify at her trial. Meanwhile, Carina and Maya deal with a stressful situation, and the crew responds to a car wreck on the season finale of “Station 19,” THURSDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

Guest starring is Josh Randall as Sean Beckett, Merle Dandridge as Natasha Ross and Jennifer Jalene as Luisa Berrol.



Station 19 5/12 on ABC





Station 19: The Road You Didn’t Take (5/12)
“The Road You Didn’t Take” – Vic and Theo respond to a domestic disturbance between the parents of a trans teenager; Jack learns shocking new details about his childhood, and Ben and Travis help a clinic patient that’s long overdue for medical treatment on a new episode of “Station 19,” THURSDAY, MAY 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.



Station 19 5/5 on ABC





Station 19: Death and the Maiden (5/5)
“Death and the Maiden” – Andy’s fate remains unknown as a trial date is set. Meanwhile, Vic and Sullivan are approached by an unexpected guest, and the crew responds to a row of townhouses on fire on a new episode of “Station 19,” THURSDAY, MAY 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

Guest starring is Patricia De León as Elena Herrera, Josh Randall as Sean Beckett and Merle Dandridge as Natasha Ross.



Station 19 3/31 on ABC





Station 19: Alone in the Dark (3/31)
“Alone in the Dark” – The crew at Station 23 faces a difficult goodbye. Meanwhile, Andy meets a charming firefighter, and Emmett invites Travis to have dinner with his parents on a new episode of “Station 19,” THURSDAY, MARCH 31 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, DLV) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.



Station 19 4/7 on ABC





Station 19: When the Party’s Over (4/7)
“When the Party’s Over” – Andy deals with the aftermath of a trauma on a new episode of “Station 19,” THURSDAY, APRIL 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

Guest starring is Kim Raver as Teddy Altman, Jaicy Elliot as Taryn Helm and Josh Randall as Sean Beckett.



ABC Ties as Thursday’s No. 1 Network in Adults 18-49 With Its Strongest Performance





ABC Ties as Thursday’s No. 1 Network in Adults 18-49 With Its Strongest Performance on the Night Since November
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Returns to Rank as Thursday’s No. 1 Show

Midseason Returns of ‘Station 19’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Match Season Highs

ABC Thursday Primetime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.5 million Total Viewers and 1.0/8 in AD18-49):

Driven by its “Station 19” and “Grey’s Anatomy” winter crossover event, ABC stood as Thursday’s No. 1 network among Adults 18-49 (1.0/8), tying NBC and Univision.

ABC scored its strongest Thursday night in both Total Viewers (6.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.0/8) since November – since 11/11/21 and 11/18/21, respectively.

“Station 19” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 6.9 million Total Viewers and 1.1/8 in AD18-49):

With its first telecast since December, the midseason return of “Station 19” built over its winter finale (on 12/16/21) by 22% among Adults 18-49 (1.1/8 vs. 0.9/7) to match its highest-rated telecast this season. In addition, “Station 19” grew by 10% in Total Viewers (6.9 million vs. 6.3 million) to deliver its biggest audience since its September season premiere – since 9/30/21.

ABC’s “Station 19” ranked as the No. 1 series in Thursday’s 8 o’clock hour with Adults 18-49 (1.1/8), beating the season premiere of NBC’s “Law & Order” by 10% (1.0/8).

After seven days of viewing across linear and digital platforms, the midseason return of “Station 19” grew to 8.5 million Total Viewers and a 1.8 rating in Adults 18-49.

“Grey’s Anatomy” (9:00-10:01 p.m. – 7.2 million Total Viewers and 1.4/11 in AD18-49):

With its first original telecast in 10 weeks, ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” returned to rank as Thursday’s No. 1 show among Adults 18-49 (1.4/11), leading its nearest competition on the night by 17% (NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” = 1.2/9).

The midseason return of “Grey’s Anatomy” soared over its winter finale (on 12/16/21) by 27% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/11 vs. 1.1/8) to tie its season high.

After seven days of multiplatform viewing, the midseason return of “Grey’s Anatomy” grew to 9.7 million Total Viewers and hit a 2.7 rating in Adults 18-49 – more than 3x its initial Live+Same Day rating (0.8 rating) after just seven days.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+7 Day Program Ratings and ABC Multiplatform+7 Day Ratings for 2/24/22.

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Station 19 3/24 on ABC





Station 19: Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire (3/24)
“Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire” – Through a series of flashbacks, Sullivan and Natasha’s past is revealed. Meanwhile, Ben and Bailey have a discussion with Pru’s grandparents, and the crew responds to a fire at a candy factory on a new episode of “Station 19,” THURSDAY, MARCH 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

Guest starring is Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey, Lachlan Buchanan as Emmett Dixon and Merle Dandridge as Natasha Ross.



Station 19 3/10 on ABC





Station 19: The Little Things You Do Together (3/10)
“The Little Things You Do Together” – The Station 19 crew offers aid to a man who sets himself on fire. Theo proves his devotion to Vic; Sullivan seeks advice from Dr. Webber; and Travis comes to a realization about his love life on a new episode of “Station 19,” THURSDAY, MARCH 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14, DLV) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

Guest starring is James Pickens Jr. as Richard Webber, Lachlan Buchanan as Emmett Dixon and Josh Randall as Sean Beckett.