ABC Fall Premiere Dates: 2016-2017 Primetime Lineup

Speechless TV Series Cast - ABC Premiere Dates
Mason Cook as Ray, Kyla Kenedy as Dylan, John Ross Bowie as Jimmy, Minnie Driver as Maya, Micah Fowler as JJ and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth in ‘Speechless’ (ABC/Kevin Foley)

Dancing with the Stars season 23 will launch ABC’s 2016-2017 with its September 12th premiere. The network just released the premiere dates for its fall primetime lineup which will introduce five new series as well of a batch of returning shows including Once Upon a Time, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Goldbergs, Modern Family, and black-ish. The five new shows joining ABC’s roster in September and October are Designated Survivor with Kiefer Sutherland, Conviction with Hayley Atwell, Speechless starring Minnie Driver, American Housewife with Katy Mixon, and Notorious inspired by true life crime stories.

ABC 2016 Premiere Dates:

Monday, September 12
8:00-10:00 p.m.                      “Dancing with the Stars” (Season 23 premiere)
Sunday, September 18
7:00-8:00 p.m.                         “68th Emmy Awards Arrival Pre-Show” (live from Los Angeles)
8:00-11:00 p.m.                       “68th Emmy Awards” (live from Los Angeles)
Tuesday, September 20
8:00-10:00 p.m.                      “Dancing with the Stars Results Show”
10:00-11:00 p.m.                                 “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (Season 4 premiere)
Wednesday, September 21
8:00-8:30 p.m.                                     “The Goldbergs” (Season 4 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m.                         “Speechless” (Series premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m.                         “Modern Family” (Season 8 premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m.                      “black-ish” (Season 3 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m.                     “Designated Survivor” (Series premiere)
Thursday, September 22
8:00-9:00 p.m.                         “Grey’s Anatomy” (Season 13 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m.                       “Notorious” (Series premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m.                     “How to Get Away with Murder” (Season 3 premiere)
Friday, September 23
8:00-8:30 p.m.                         “Last Man Standing” (Season 6 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m.                         “Dr. Ken” (Season 2 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m.                       “Shark Tank” (Season 8 premiere)
Sunday, September 25
8:00-9:00 p.m.                         “Once Upon A Time” (Season 6 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m.                       “Secrets and Lies” (Season 2 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m.                     “Quantico” (Season 2 premiere)
Sunday, October 2
7:00-8:00 p.m.                         “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (Season 27 premiere)
Monday, October 3
10:00-11:00 p.m.                     “Conviction” (Series premiere)
Tuesday, October 11
8:00-8:30 p.m.                        “The Middle” (Season 8 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m.                        “American Housewife” (Series premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m.                        “Fresh Off the Boat” (Season 3 premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m.                      “The Real O’Neals” (Season 2 premiere)

American Housewife Plot: Katie Otto (Katy Mixon), a confident, unapologetic, plump wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with “perfect” mommies and their “perfect” offspring. She lets us in on her deepest, most unfiltered thoughts through voiceover as the she lives her life as the second fattest housewife in Westport.

Speechless Plot: Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver) is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband Jimmy, her kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves, and searches for just the right person to give JJ his “voice.”

Conviction Plot: Lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell) is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis, to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother’s Senate campaign. Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her brilliant mind to turn over cases where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family.

Designated Survivor Plot: Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Kiefer Sutherland returns to primetime in a conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history.

Notorious Plot: Notorious is inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. The series is a provocative look at the unique, sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media.