Thursday, June 18, 2020

ABC Upfront 2020-21: Fall 2020 Schedule; Debra Messing Heads to the East Wing on Starz

ABC 2020-21

Fall 2020


Mondays
8:00PM Dancing with the Stars
10:00PM The Good Doctor

Tuesdays
8:00PM The Bachelorette
10:00PM Big Sky (NEW!)

Wednesdays
8:00PM The Goldbergs
8:30PM American Housewife
9:00PM The Conners (new date/time)
9:30PM black-ish
10:00PM Stumptown

Thursdays
8:00PM Station 19
9:00PM Grey's Anatomy
10:00PM A Million Little Things

Fridays
8:00PM Shark Tank
9:00PM 20/20 (two hours)

Saturdays
8:00PM Saturday Night Football

Sundays
7:00PM America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00PM Supermarket Sweep (NEW!)
9:00PM Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (new date/time)
10:00PM The Rookie

New unscheduled, Mid-Season 2021:
New Comedy: Call Your Mother
New Drama:
New Reality/Unscripted:
Returning Comedy: mixed-ish
Returning Drama: For Life
Returning Reality/Unscripted: American Idol, The Bachelor

Notes: The network's previously announced programming slate includes renewals for 20 series and two straight-to-series orders from its current crop of pilots – David E. Kelley's thriller Big Sky and the comedy Call Your Mother (formerly My Village) from Kari Lizer (The New Adventures of Old Christine) – as well as the revival of alternative series Supermarket Sweep with Leslie Jones.

New seasons of American Idol, The Bachelor, For Life and mixed-ish will be premiering later in the season.

Update 6/18: black-ish, which was announced yesterday as a midseason show, will now return this fall on Wednesday night in the 9:30pm slot. The previously announced new comedy for Wed/9:30pm, Call Your Mother, moves to midseason.

Discuss ABC's 2020-21 lineup and also you can view complete program information.


East Wing

Starz, a Lionsgate company, announced that Emmy(R) winner and Golden Globe(R) nominee Debra Messing (Will & Grace, Smash, The Starter Wife) will executive produce and star in the network's new series in development East Wing. The half-hour comedy is created and written by Ali Wentworth (Nightcap, Jerry Maguire), who will also appear in the series alongside Messing, and Liz Tuccillo (Divorce, Sex and the City). East Wing is produced by Lionsgate and executive produced by Messing, Wentworth, Tuccillo and 3 Arts Entertainment's Howard Klein (The Office, The Mindy Project) and Molly Madden (The Starter Wife, Picture Perfect).

East Wing draws from the experiences of Ali Wentworth's mother, who served as Social Secretary in the White House during Ronald Reagan's presidency in the 1980s. It tells the story of Hollis Carlisle (Messing), a hostess extraordinaire who juggles her threatened husband, rebellious children, Nancy Reagan's Chief of Staff and a crippling social anxiety disorder. Ali will reoccur as Hollis's best friend, Kelly Forbes, who is a stay at home mom and is threatened by Hollis's success.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, May 22

Abbott Elementary - "Party" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
It’s the last day of school! Ahead of summer vacation, Janine throws the perfect end-of-year party for her colleagues and friends, taking all their interests into consideration.

The Conners - "Less Money, More Problems" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Mark takes on odd jobs, determined to find a way to pay for school. Meanwhile, Darlene grapples with her emotions when she discovers her household is about to change dramatically.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Wednesday, May 22

  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Amy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous/Champaign ILL) - Jay appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Girls5eva/Vice Principals/Cougar Town/Love, Inc.) - Busy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andy Richter (Andy Barker, P.I./Quintuplets/Andy Richter Controls the Universe) and Aasif Mandvi (The Brink) - Andy and Aasif are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Blockbuster/The Millers/Bent/'Til Death) - JB appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) - Quinta is joining Drew for the whole show and we're celebrating her with all things Philadelphia on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings. She's also telling Drew about earning an honorary degree from Temple University, watching sitcoms growing up, and what kind of project she would like to write next.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke (Master of Me out in November) and her sister, Loreal Palmer (Keep Living), tell Sherri all about their new books on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris talks about Station 19 on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Casey Wilson (The Righteous Gemstones/Black Monday/The Hotwives/Marry Me/Happy Endings) and Jessica St. Clair (Space Force/Playing House/Best Friends Forever) - Casey and Jessica are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One
03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One

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