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ABC Announces Fall 2020 Primetime Schedule

Three New Series Announced; No Confirmation From the Network When This Will Go Into Effect

ABC is the last of the five broadcast networks to unveil its programming plans for the 2020-21 TV season overall. Keep in mind, of course, that this is subject to change or delay due to COVID-19. The network, in fact, has not specified when exactly this schedule will go into effect.

Overall, we will initially see three new series: David E. Kelley drama “Big Sky” in the Tuesday 10 p.m. ET hour out of relocated “The Bachelorette;” sitcom “Call Your Mother” in the 9:30 p.m. ET half-hour out of relocated “The Conners;” and the revival of game show “Supermarket Sweep,” hosted by Leslie Jones, in the Sunday 8 p.m. ET hour (out of veteran “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and into relocated “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”).

What follows is the new primetime line-up with new shows in bold. The new program descriptions follow.

MONDAY
8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
10:00 p.m. “The Good Doctor”

TUESDAY
8:00 p.m. “The Bachelorette” (two hours)
10:00 p.m. “Big Sky”

WEDNESDAY
8:00 p.m. “The Goldbergs”
8:30 p.m. “American Housewife” (new time)
9:00 p.m. “The Conners” (new day and time)
9:30 p.m. “Call Your Mother”
10:00 p.m. “Stumptown”

THURSDAY
8:00 p.m. “Station 19”
9:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
10:00 p.m. “A Million Little Things”

FRIDAY
8:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
9:00 p.m. “20/20” (two hours)

SATURDAY
8:00 p.m. “Saturday Night Football”

SUNDAY
7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00 p.m. “Supermarket Sweep”
9:00 p.m. “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” (new day and time)
10:00 p.m. “The Rookie”

New Program Descriptions

“BIG SKY”
From visionary storyteller David E. Kelley (“Big Little Lies”) comes “Big Sky,” a thriller created by Kelley, who will write multiple episodes and serve as showrunner in its premiere season. Private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt join forces with his estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken. Based on the series of books by C.J. Box, “Big Sky” is executive produced by David E. Kelley, Ross Fineman, Matthew Gross, Paul McGuigan and C.J. Box, and is produced by A+E Studios in association with 20th Century Fox Television. A+E Studios is the award-winning studio unit of the global media company A+E Networks, LLC. 20th Century Fox Television is a part of Disney Television Studios, alongside ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.

Cast: Katheryn Winnick as Jenny Hoyt, Kylie Bunbury as Cassie Dewell, Brian Geraghty as Ronald Pergman, Dedee Pfeiffer as Denise Brisbane, Natalie Alyn Lind as Danielle Sullivan, Jesse James Keitel as Jerrie, with John Carroll Lynch as Rick Legarski and Ryan Phillippe as Cody Hoyt.

CALL YOUR MOTHER
From Kari Lizer (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”), this multicamera comedy follows an empty nester mom who wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away. She decides her place is with her family and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids realize they might actually need her more than they thought. “Call Your Mother” is produced by Sony Pictures Television & ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, alongside 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios.

Cast: Kyra Sedgwick as Jean Raines, Rachel Sennott as Jackie Raines, Joey Bragg as Freddie Raines, Patrick Brammall as Danny, Emma Caymares as Celia and Austin Crute as Lane.

SUPERMARKET SWEEP
ABC is bringing back the classic TV game show “Supermarket Sweep,” hosted and executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-nominated comedienne and actress Leslie Jones. The fast-paced and energetic series follows three teams of two as they battle it out using their grocery shopping skills and knowledge of merchandise to win big cash prizes. The original format aired on ABC from 1965-1967 and went on to become a global sensation. It was adapted in 13 international territories and, most recently, relaunched in the UK.

“Supermarket Sweep” is produced by Fremantle. Executive producers include Leslie Jones, Hunter Seidman and Jennifer Mullin, Alycia Rossiter and Wes Kauble.

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