Here Are the Premieres ABC Has in Store for This Fall

Shark Tank spinoff fills a key time slot

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ABC has filled the big gap in its fall schedule, setting its Shark Tank spinoff Beyond the Tank for Tuesdays at 10 p.m. That show will replace Quantico, which the network recently moved to Sundays to replace Biblical drama Of Kings and Prophets, which ABC is recasting and retooling for midseason. 

That news came as ABC announced its fall premiere dates, one day after CBS locked in its own debuts.

Most of the network's shows will kick off the week of Sept. 21 (the same week many of CBS' series debut), but Dancing With the Stars premieres a week early on Monday, Sept. 14, while 20/20 begins its season on Friday, Sept. 11. 

On Monday, Sept. 21, Castle debuts. Tuesday Sept. 22 will see the premiere of new comedy The Muppets, Fresh Off the Boat and Dancing's results show. ABC rolls out its usual Wednesday block on Sept. 23: The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Black-ish and Nashville.

Its vaunted TGIT lineup—Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder—returns Thursday, Sept. 24, while Last Man Standing and Shark Tank premiere Friday, Sept. 24.

The bulk of ABC's Sunday shows debut on Sept. 27: Once Upon a Time and new dramas Blood & Oil and Quantico. (America's Funniest Home Videos arrives two weeks later, on Oct. 11.)

The stragglers begin to premiere the following week, as Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Beyond the Tank debut on Tuesday, Sept. 29. New drama Wicked City—originally scheduled for midseason—will replace Beyond the Tank on Tuesdays beginning Oct. 27. New sitcom Dr. Ken premieres on Friday, Oct. 2. 

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.