ABC has set the 2016 midseason premiere dates for a batch of shows including new series Of Kings & Prophets, My Diet is Better Than Yours, The Catch, The Family, and The Real O’Neals. The midseason schedule also includes the return of American Crime, Galavant, and Marvel’s Agent Carter. In addition to the premiere dates, ABC revealed the return dates for shows that will be on a winter break. The Muppets and Fresh Off the Boat are back on February 2, 2016. Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder return on Thursdays on February 11. Once Upon a Time and Quantico‘s new episodes kick off on March 6, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back on March 8. Nashville is set for a March 16 return.
Midseason Premiere Dates:
SUNDAY, JANUARY 3
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Galavant” (Season 2 Premiere)
MONDAY, JANUARY 4
8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Bachelor” (Season 20 Premiere)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 5
9:00-11:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agent Carter” (Season 2 Premiere, 2 hours, regular time period 9-10 p.m.)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6
10:00 p.m. “American Crime” (Season 2 Premiere)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 7
8:00-10:00 p.m. “My Diet Is Better Than Yours” (Series Premiere, 2 hours)
10:00 p.m. “Beyond the Tank” (Season Premiere)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
8:00 p.m. “The Muppets” (New Episodes)
8:30 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (New Episodes)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11
8:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (New Episodes)
9:00 p.m. “Scandal” (New Episodes)
10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder” (New Episodes)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2
8:30 p.m. “The Real O’Neals” (Sneak Preview)
9:30 p.m. “The Real O’Neals” (Sneak Preview)
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
9:00 p.m. “The Family” (Sneak Preview)
SUNDAY, MARCH 6
8:00 p.m. “Once Upon a Time” (New Episodes)
9:00 p.m. “The Family” (Time Period Premiere)
10:00 p.m. “Quantico” (New Episodes)
TUESDAY, MARCH 8
8:00 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (New Time Period)
8:30 p.m. “The Real O’Neals” (Time Period Premiere)
9:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” (Series Return, New Episodes)
10:00 p.m. “Of Kings & Prophets” (Series Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
10:00 p.m. “American Crime” (Season Finale)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
10:00 p.m. “Nashville” (Series Return, New Episodes)
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder” (Season Finale)
THURSDAY, MARCH 24
10:00 p.m. “The Catch” (Series Premiere)
BEYOND THE TANK
Watch as the Sharks roll up their sleeves to help their entrepreneurs make the tough decisions that hopefully lead to success, growth and profits on Beyond the Tank, the companion series from the producers of the Emmy-winning reality series Shark Tank. Each episode of Beyond the Tank features captivating and surprising outcomes, and examines the highs and lows after the Sharks strike a deal with the entrepreneurs on Shark Tank.
As the Sharks travel across America to mentor the entrepreneurs, assess the businesses and provide their industry expertise — to make a profit — audiences will realize the challenges and spirited negotiations are never over. What lies in the aftermath of their investment? Did a promising deal turn sour, or did it lead to millions of dollars in sales?
The Sharks are: Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA-champion Dallas Mavericks; real-estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; “Queen of QVC” Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary.
The return of last season’s breakout comedy extravaganza Galavant reunites screenwriter/executive producer Dan Fogelman with the award-winning musical team of composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. Having discovered the dark side of Madalena, our dashing hero’s adventures continue as he embarks on an unlikely bromance with King Richard and fights to rekindle the romance with his true love, Isabella. Galavant will premiere on SUNDAY, JANUARY 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) with two 30-minute episodes, back-to-back on the ABC Television Network. The ten episode series will run each Sunday night for five-consecutive weeks.
Galavant stars Joshua Sasse as Galavant, Timothy Omundson as King Richard, Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Mallory Jansen as Madalena, Karen David as Isabella and Luke Youngblood as Sid.
MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER
Marvel’s Agent Carter returns for a second season of adventure and intrigue, starring Hayley Atwell in the titular role of the unstoppable agent for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Dedicated to the fight against new Atomic Age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home – and perhaps even a new love – she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.
Marvel’s Agent Carter stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa, Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost, Reggie Austin as Jason Wilkes and Chad Michael Murray as Chief Jack Thompson.
MY DIET IS BETTER THAN YOURS
Hosted by Shaun T, creator of the workout sensation “Insanity,” the new reality series My Diet Is Better Than Yours features celebrity trainers coaching average Americans to lose weight and get in shape. Each trainer brings his/her own individually designed and wildly diverse diet and exercise plan to their contestant, and works with them to change their lives and prove that “My Diet Is Better Than Yours.” In the end, one team will reign victorious.
OF KINGS & PROPHETS
An epic biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of the battle-weary King Saul, the resentful prophet Samuel and the resourceful young shepherd David — all on a collision course with destiny that will change the world.
One thousand years before Christ, the first king of the Israelites, Saul, struggles to unify the 12 Israelite tribes and defend his fledgling nation against savage enemy attacks. The prophet Samuel relays a message from God to King Saul that he must destroy one of Israel’s ancient enemies. But when Saul defies that message, Samuel prophesies that the Lord will tear the kingdom of Israel from him and choose another in his place. In time, Saul comes to realize that his greatest threat will not come from his enemies, but from the shepherd, David.
Of Kings & Prophets stars Ray Winstone as King Saul, Olly Rix as David, Mohammad Bakri as Samuel, Simone Kessell as Queen Ahinoam, Nathaniel Parker as King Achish, Haaz Sleiman as Jonathan, James Floyd as Ishbaal, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Michal, Jeanine Mason as Merav, David Walmsley as Joab.
Ben Higgins, the handsome software salesman who was sent home by Kaitlyn Bristowe last season on The Bachelorette, confessed to Kaitlyn that he thought he was “unlovable.” Even so, he saw a “great life” with her, only to have his hopes dashed and his heart broken when he was left without a rose. Now, Ben is ready to open himself up again to love, but he still has the lingering fear of being unlovable. He will attempt to put his heartbreak behind him and overcome that fear as he searches for his one true love and, maybe more importantly, a woman who loves him back.
Alice Vaughan (Mireille Enos) is LA’s top private investigator — and the one woman you don’t want to mess with. But when her fiancé (Peter Krause) cons her out of millions and disappears, Alice goes on a private mission for payback. No matter where it leads or the secrets she must keep along the way, Alice will stop at nothing to catch her man. The Catch is a one-hour drama starring Mireille Enos, Peter Krause, Alimi Ballard, Jay Hayden, Jacky Ido, Rose Rollins, Elvy Yost and Sonya Walger.
This thriller follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge — is he really who he says he is?
The Family stars Joan Allen as Claire, Alison Pill as Willa, Margot Bingham as Det. Nina Meyer, Zach Gilford as Danny, Liam James as Adam, Floriana Lima as Bridey, Madeleine Arthur as Young Willa, Rarmian Newton as Young Danny, Rupert Graves as John and Andrew McCarthy as Hank.
THE REAL O’NEALS
A seemingly perfect family’s life takes an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.
The Real O’Neals stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny, Matthew Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi.