ABC Sets Premiere Dates for New Series and Announces Some Scheduling Moves

Grand Hotel Stars Roselyn Sanchez and Demian Bichir
ABC’s ‘Grand Hotel’ stars Demian Bichir as Santiago Mendoza and Roselyn Sanchez as Gigi Mendoza. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ed Herrera)

ABC’s confirmed the premiere dates for new shows The Fix, Grand Hotel, and Whiskey Cavalier. The network also confirmed the return dates for American Idol, Match Game, and For the People, and announced a few scheduling moves for current shows.

Whiskey Cavalier will premiere on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT and The Fix will join ABC’s schedule on Monday, March 18th at 10pm ET/PT. Grand Hotel will open its doors on Monday, June 17th at 10pm ET/PT.

Season one of the drama A Million Little Things will move to Thursdays at 9pm beginning on January 17th. American Housewife was previously announced to move to the Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on February 5th.

Other scheduling changes include the expansion of America’s Funniest Home Video to two hours, with the first hour being a repeat of a fan favorite episode followed by a new episode. That change begins on Sunday, January 6th and ends on March 3rd when American Idol settles into one of the AFV time slots.

ABC 2019 Premiere and Return Dates:

  • FRIDAY, JAN. 4
    8:00-8:30 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat”
    8:30-9:00 p.m. “Speechless”
    9:00-11:00 p.m. “20/20” (NEW TIME/TWO HOURS)
  • SUNDAY, JAN. 6
    7:00-9:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (TWO HOURS)
    9:00-11:00 p.m. “Shark Tank” (NEW TIME/TWO HOURS)
    8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Conners”
    8:30-9:00 p.m. “The Kids Are Alright”
    9:00-9:30 p.m. “black-ish”
    9:30-10:00 p.m. “Splitting Up Together”
    10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Rookie”
    8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs”
    8:30-9:00 p.m. “Schooled” (SERIES PREMIERE)
    9:00-9:30 p.m. “Modern Family”
    9:30-10:00 p.m. “Single Parents”
    10:00-11:00 p.m. “Match Game” (SEASON PREMIERE)
    8:00-9:01 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
    9:01-10:00 p.m. “A Million Little Things” (NEW DAY AND TIME)
    10:00-11:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder”
    8:00-8:30 p.m. “American Housewife” (NEW DAY AND TIME)
    10:00-11:00 p.m. “Whiskey Cavalier” (SERIES PREMIERE)
    7:00-8:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (ONE HOUR)
    8:00-10:01 p.m. “American Idol” (SEASON PREMIERE)
    10:01-11:00 p.m. “Shark Tank” (NEW TIME/ONE HOUR)
    9:01-10:00 p.m. “Station 19”
    10:00-11:00 p.m. “For The People” (SEASON PREMIERE)
    10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Fix” (SERIES PREMIERE)
    10:00-11:00 p.m. “Grand Hotel” (SERIES PREMIERE)

Details on the New ABC Shows:

The Fix – Starring Robin Tunney, Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje and Scott Cohen, The Fix follows Maya Travis, an L.A. district attorney who suffers a devastating defeat after prosecuting an A-list movie star for double murder. With her high-profile career derailed, she flees for a quieter life in rural Washington. Eight years later, when this same star is under suspicion for another murder, Maya is lured back to the DA’s office for another chance at justice.

Grand Hotel – Eva Longoria executive produces this bold, provocative drama set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Charismatic Santiago Mendoza (Demian Bichir) owns the hotel, while his glamorous second wife, Gigi (Roselyn Sanchez), and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success. The hotel’s loyal staff round out a contemporary, fresh take on an upstairs/downstairs story. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior.

Schooled – Set in 1990-something, Schooled is a spinoff of The Goldbergs and follows the hilarious faculty of William Penn Academy, led by new music teacher and WP graduate Lainey Lewis (AJ Michalka), Principal Glascott (Tim Meadows), Coach Mellor (Bryan Callen) and young, enthusiastic super-teacher Charlie Brown or CB for short (Brett Dier). Despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives, these teachers are heroes to their students.

Whiskey Cavalier – Following an emotional breakup, Will Chase (codename: “Whiskey Cavalier”), played by Scott Foley, is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: “Fiery Tribune”), played by Lauren Cohan. Together, they lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny and heroic spies who periodically save the world – and each other – while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics.