Tuesday, May 18, 2021

ABC Upfront 2021-22: Fall 2021 Schedule; Paramount+ Orders The Game Revival

ABC 2021-22

Fall 2021


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

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

Wednesdays
8:00PM The Goldbergs
8:30PM The Wonder Years (NEW!)
9:00PM The Conners
9:30PM Home Economics (new time)
10:00PM A Million Little Things

Thursdays
8:00PM Station 19
9:00PM Grey's Anatomy
10:00PM Big Sky (new day)

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 Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (new day)
9:00PM Supermarket Sweep (new time)
10:00PM The Rookie

New unscheduled, Mid-Season 2021:
New Comedy: Maggie, Abbott Elementary
New Drama: Women of the Moment (limited series)
New Reality/Unscripted:
Returning Comedy: black-ish
Returning Drama:
Returning Reality/Unscripted: American Idol

Notes: Debuting this fall is the highly anticipated comedy The Wonder Years from Saladin K. Patterson (Dave, The Big Bang Theory), Lee Daniels (Empire, The United States vs. Billie Holiday) and original series star Fred Savage; and from Zahir McGhee (Scandal), the buzzed-about hip-hop drama series Queens, starring Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez and Brandy, which will feature original music performed by cast members.

ABC’s newest critically acclaimed comedy, Home Economics, returns at its new time – Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Groundbreaking comedy black-ish will receive a deserving sendoff as it returns in midseason for its eighth and final run.

Freshman comedies Maggie and Abbott Elementary, as well as American Idol, will also debut midseason.

Additional midseason renewals and pickup decisions on the network’s remaining drama pilots will be made at a later time.

Discuss ABC's 2021-22 lineup and also you can view complete program information.


The Game - Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez

Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, announced that its revival of The Game has been ordered to series with original cast members Wendy Raquel Robinson (Insecure) and Hosea Chanchez (Black Lightning) reprising their roles as sports agent Tasha Mack and footballer Malik Wright, respectively, with several other legacy cast members making special appearances. The half-hour series will be executive produced by original show creator Mara Brock Akil, showrunner and writer Devon Greggory (American Soul), Salim Akil (Black Lightning), and original executive producer Kelsey Grammer (Girlfriends) and Tom Russo (black-ish) of Grammnet NH Productions. The 10-episode first season of the new series will be produced by CBS Studios, Akil Productions and Grammnet NH Productions exclusively for Paramount+.

Relocating from San Diego to Sin City, The Game returns with a mix of original cast and new players to offer a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football. The team will tackle racism, sexism, classism and more as they fight for fame, fortune, respect and love—all while trying to maintain their souls as they each play The Game. All nine seasons of The Game, which originally aired on The CW and then BET, are currently available to binge on Paramount+.


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.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

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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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