Wednesday, July 25, 2018

ABC Fall 2018 Premiere Dates; Wrecked Returns Aug. 7 for Season 3

ABC

The ABC Television Network will launch an exciting 2018-19 season with a slate of returning hit shows and several new series, beginning with the premiere of the 27th installment of Dancing with the Stars on Monday, Sept. 24 from 8-10pm, immediately followed by the highly anticipated season premiere of last year's No. 1 new drama, The Good Doctor at 10. This fall's new dramas A Million Little Things, which is about a group of friends coping with an unexpected loss, premieres Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10pm; and The Rookie, starring Nathan Fillion as one of the newest - and oldest - police trainees in Los Angeles, premieres Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 10pm. That same night, ABC will launch two new comedies - The Conners, a spinoff of the groundbreaking show Roseanne at 8, and The Kids Are Alright at 8:30, inspired by creator Tim Doyle's Irish-Catholic upbringing in the turbulent '70s. Single Parents, which is about a group of adults who lean on each other to raise their children while trying to hold on to their personal lives, rounds out the new comedy slate, and premieres Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 9:30pm.

Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, which will pair celebrity kids with professional junior ballroom dancers, launches with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 8-10pm. Rounding out the roster of new fall titles is The Alec Baldwin Show, featuring in-depth conversations with some of today's most intriguing personalities. Starring the three-time Emmy(R) winner, the hour-long show, which first aired as a sneak preview last March, will premiere Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10pm. Friday nights herald the return of TGIF on ABC, which first launched the iconic programming block nearly 30 years ago. The new TGIF premieres Oct. 5 and will feature Fresh Off the Boat at 8 and Speechless at 8:30pm on their new night, followed by Child Support with Ricky Gervais and Fred Savage, at its new time at 9pm.

Shark Tank celebrates its 200th episode and 10th season premiere on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10pm, before moving to its regular timeslot the following Sunday, Oct. 14 at 9pm. ABC's longest-running prime-time drama series, Grey's Anatomy, kicks off its record-breaking 15th season with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 8-10pm, followed by the fifth season premiere of How to Get Away with Murder at 10. Station 19 returns to the TGIT lineup the following Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9pm. American Housewife returns Wednesday, Sept. 26, at a new time at 8:30. Fan favorites America's Funniest Home Videos, black-ish, The Goldbergs, Modern Family and Splitting Up Together complete the fall lineup.


Wrecked

TBS comedy Wrecked premieres its third season on Tuesday, August 7 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). This season, the Wrecked gang find themselves shipwrecked on a mysterious billionaire's private island where they're forced to hunt each other to the death in a basic-cable battle royale. Last season, pirates invaded the island. This was bad news for Danny, Owen and the other stranded airline passengers, who've only recently recovered from the loss of wi-fi, indoor plumbing and Steve's attempted takeover of the island. Season three stars Ally Maki, Asif Ali, Brian Sacca, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Rhys Darby, Will Greenberg, and Zach Cregger, along with guest stars Rob Corddry, Eugene Cordero, Jonno Roberts, Karan Soni, Rachel House, Robert Baker, and Will Hines.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, December 9

The Simpsons - "'Tis the 30th Season" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After a failed Black Friday shopping spree, Marge is determined to fix Christmas; Homer and the kids surprise Marge with a vacation to a Florida resort.

Bob's Burgers - "Better Off Sled" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Teenagers take over the Belchers' sledding territory, inciting an epic turf war; Bob steps in to help Linda, who's in a time crunch to get three scarves knitted before Christmas.

Family Guy - "Pawtucket Pete" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The brewery's new bosses decide to change the company's mascot; in an attempt to be crowned the new face of Pawtucket Ale, Peter and Brian go head-to-head.

Rel - "Hate & Hip Hop" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
One of Rel's patients is prejudiced and Rel is conflicted on how to behave as his attending nurse; everyone is obsessing over Brittany's ex-boyfriend's awful new rap song.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 3)

Friday, December 7

  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Watch Julie on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Alex appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sinbad (Rel/The Sinbad Show/A Different World) - Sinbad is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami/Conrad Bloom/Fired Up) - Mark stops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori talks about Hallmark Channel's original movie Homegrown Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT. She will also be on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Rickey Smiley (The Rickey Smiley Show) - Rickey drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Dondre Whitfield (Hidden Hills/Inside Schwartz/Between Brothers/The Crew) - Dondre is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell: The College Years/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani cooks up holiday recipes from her new cookbook on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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