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ABC Announces Midseason Schedule

ABC will introduce new drama “For Life” from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and will feature the returns of “American Idol,” “The Bachelor” and “Grey’s Anatomy” spin-off “Station 19” in midseason. The network, as previously announced, will feature the “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” championship.

“Station 19” will move into the Thursday 8 p.m. hour, leading into relocated dramas “Grey’s Anatomy” and “A Million Little Things” in the Thursday 9-11 p.m. block.

“For Life,” inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., is about prisoner Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock), who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves — his estranged wife (Joy Bryant) and daughter (Tyla Harris) — and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. “For Life” will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden (Indira Varma), examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.

What follows are the premiere dates for these aforementioned shows and the annual Academy Awards. All times listed are ET.

Monday, January 6, 2020
8:00-11:00 p.m. “The Bachelor” (SEASON PREMIERE)

Tuesday, January 7
8:00-9:00 p.m. “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time”

Thursday, January 23
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Station 19” (NEW TIME)
9:00-10:01 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (NEW TIME)
10:01-11:00 p.m. “A Million Little Things” (NEW TIME)

Sunday, February 9
8:00-11:00 p.m. “The Oscars”

Tuesday, February 11
10:00-11:00 p.m. “For Life” (SERIES PREMIERE)

Sunday, February 16
8:00-10:00 p.m. “American Idol” (SEASON PREMIERE)