ABC ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES FOR 2019-2020 SEASON
Premieres Kick Off With ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ Monday, Sept. 16
‘The Good Doctor,’ Starring Freddie Highmore, Is Back Monday, Sept. 23
ABC’s ‘black-ish’ Returns and Expands Its Universe With New Comedy Spinoff, ‘mixed-ish,’ on Tuesday, Sept. 24, Along With Season Premieres of ‘The Conners’ and ‘Bless This Mess’ at Its New Time, and the Series Premiere of New Drama ‘Emergence,’ Starring Allison Tolman
‘The Goldbergs,’ ‘Schooled,’ ‘Modern Family’’s Farewell Season, ‘Single Parents’ and New Drama ‘Stumptown,’ Starring Cobie Smulders, Launch Wednesday, Sept. 25
‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘A Million Little Things’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Premieres Set for Thursday, Sept. 26
‘American Housewife’ Moves to New Night and Time, Followed by ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ at Its New Time, Friday, Sept. 27
‘AFV,’ ‘Shark Tank’ and ‘The Rookie’ Debut Sunday, Sept. 29
New Series ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ Hosted by Tiffany Haddish Premieres Sunday, Oct. 6
ABC has set fall premiere dates for its new and returning series for the 2019-2020 season.
It all starts with the return of TV’s preeminent competition series, “Dancing with the Stars,” on Monday, Sept. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). “The Good Doctor” resumes its residency one week later – Monday, Sept. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
On Tuesday, Sept. 24, “The Conners” returns (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), followed by “Bless This Mess” at its new time (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT). Next, the “black-ish” universe expands with the series debut of “mixed-ish” (9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT), which tells the story of Rainbow Johnson’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’80s; and “black-ish” launches its sixth season at its new time (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT). The night culminates with the series premiere of new drama “Emergence,” starring Allison Tolman as a police chief trying to unravel a mystery involving a young child (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
“The Goldbergs” kicks off the night on Wednesday, Sept. 25 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), followed by “Schooled” (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT); the historic, final season debut of “Modern Family” (9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT); and the season two premiere of “Single Parents” (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT). The series premiere of new drama “Stumptown,” based on the graphic novel and starring Cobie Smulders, rounds out the night (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
The longest-running prime-time medical drama, “Grey’s Anatomy,” launches its 16th season on Thursday, Sept. 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), followed by the season premieres of “A Million Little Things” (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) and “How to Get Away with Murder” (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
“American Housewife” bows on its new night and time, Friday, Sept. 27 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), followed by the season premiere of “Fresh Off the Boat” at its new time (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), and ABC News’ “20/20” (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
On Sunday, Sept. 29, “AFV” launches its 30th season (7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT). “Shark Tank,” dives into season 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT); followed by “The Rookie,” starring Nathan Fillion, which premieres on its new night and time (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
Sunday, Oct. 6, marks the series premiere of “Kids Say the Darndest Things” (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT). This fresh take on a TV classic is hosted and executive produced by comedic superstar Tiffany Haddish.
Premiere dates are listed below. All times listed are EDT, and new series are listed in bold.
MONDAY, SEPT. 16
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (Season 28 premiere)
MONDAY, SEPT. 23
10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Good Doctor” (Season 3 premiere)
TUESDAY, SEPT. 24
8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Conners” (Season 2 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Bless This Mess” (Season 2 premiere; new time)
9:00-9:30 p.m. “mixed-ish” (Series premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. “black-ish” (Season 6 premiere; new time)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Emergence” (Series premiere)
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25
8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs” (Season 7 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Schooled” (Season 2 premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. “Modern Family” (Season 11 premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Single Parents” (Season 2 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Stumptown” (Series premiere)
THURSDAY, SEPT. 26
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (Season 16 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “A Million Little Things” (Season 2 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder” (Season 6 premiere)
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27
8:00-8:30 p.m. “American Housewife” (Season 4 premiere; new day and time)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (Season 6 premiere; new time)
9:00-11:00 p.m. “20/20”
SUNDAY, SEPT. 29
7:00-8:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (Season 30 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Shark Tank” (Season 11 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Rookie” (Season 2 premiere, new day and time)
SUNDAY, OCT. 6
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Kids Say the Darndest Things” (Series premiere)
A character-driven genre thriller, “Emergence” is about a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.
Written and executive produced by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, Paul McGuigan directs the pilot and is an executive producer. “Emergence” is produced by ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.
Cast: Allison Tolman as Jo, Alexa Swinton as Piper, Owain Yeoman as Benny, Ashley Aufderheide as Bree, Robert Bailey Jr. as Officer Chris, Zabryna Guevara as Abby with Donald Faison as Alex and Clancy Brown as Ed.
KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS
Comedic superstar Tiffany Haddish hosts and executive produces a new iteration of the classic variety show “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” The hilarious reimagined format showcases a mix of in-studio segments and taped pieces from across the country, all set in front of a live studio audience. The series will capture Haddish’s unique voice and sensibility as she interacts with real kids – and their innocently entertaining points of view.
Produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Anvil 1893 Entertainment, Inc. and She Ready Productions, “Kids Say the Darndest Things” is executive produced by Eric Schotz, Tiffany Haddish and Jack Martin.
In “mixed-ish,” Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow’s parents, Paul and Alicia, decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they’re perceived as neither black nor white. This family’s experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one’s own identity when the rest of the world can’t decide where you belong.
Karen Gist, Peter Saji and Kenya Barris are writers and executive producers along with Tracee Ellis Ross, Randall Winston, Artists First (Brian Dobbins), Cinema Gypsy (Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland) and Anthony Anderson. Anton Cropper directed the pilot. The series is produced by ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.
Cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Paul, Tika Sumpter as Alicia, Gary Cole as Harrison, Christina Anthony as Denise, Arica Himmel as Bow, Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica and Ethan Childress as Johan.
Based on the graphic novel series, “Stumptown” follows Dex Parios – a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great PI, but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.
Writer Jason Richman produces the series with Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad (The District), Greg Rucka (author of the “Stumptown” graphic novel series), Matthew Southworth and Justin Greenwood (illustrators of the “Stumptown” graphic novel series).
James Griffiths is an executive producer and directed the pilot. The series is produced by ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.
Cast: Cobie Smulders as Dex Parios, Jake Johnson as Grey McConnell, Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird, Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios, Adrian Martinez as Tookie with Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove and Michael Ealy as Detective Miles Hoffman.
Kids Say the Darndest Things
ABC and Tiffany Haddish Reinvent the Classic Show ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ for a New Generation
ABC AND TIFFANY HADDISH REINVENT THE CLASSIC SHOW
‘KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS’ FOR A NEW GENERATION
ABC announced today that the network has picked up a new iteration of the classic variety show “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” hosted and executive produced by comedic superstar Tiffany Haddish. The hilarious reimagined format showcases a mix of in-studio segments and taped pieces from across the country, all set in front of a live studio audience. The series will capture Haddish’s unique voice and sensibility as she interacts with real kids – and their innocently entertaining points of view. “Kids Say the Darndest Things” will air Sundays at 8:00 p.m. EDT during ABC’s fall prime-time schedule, providing a solid three-hour block of family-fun programming, starting with “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7:00 p.m. EDT and continuing with “Shark Tank” at 9:00 p.m. EDT.
Each episode highlights the comedic perspectives of a diverse group of kids in segments, such as “Kids Rule,” in which kids explain to Tiffany the rules for everything from sportsmanship to dating; “Love Talk,” where Tiffany seeks advice on her love life; “Best Carpool Ever,” with Tiffany taking on carpool duty with a minivan full of kids; “Granny Tiff,” when Tiffany, in prosthetics and dressed up as an older woman, receives technology advice from the kids; and more.
“I’m excited to hear what kids have to say these days because I can’t understand what they are saying on social media,” said Haddish. “They’re using too many abbreviations!”
“When I was dreaming of stars I wanted to bring to ABC, Tiffany Haddish was top of my list,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. “Tiffany starring in and producing this iconic series is everything I hoped for.”
“‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ has been part of our Studio family since Art Linkletter created the segment for his ‘House Party’ series way back in 1945,” said David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios. “It’s a warm and funny family program that is sure to provide both tears and peals of laughter to viewers of all ages. We are delighted to join ABC and Tiffany in bringing an all-new version to air next season.”
Tiffany Haddish has quickly established herself as one of the most sought-after comedic actresses and performers. She can currently be seen opposite Tracy Morgan on the TBS comedy series “The Last O.G.” and can be heard as the voice of “Tuca” on the Netflix animated series “Tuca and Bertie.” She will next appear in starring roles in the films “The Kitchen” and “Limited Partners,” and will lend her voice to Universal/Illumination’s” The Secret Life of Pets 2.” Her additional projects in development and/or production include “Down Under Cover,” “Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready,” and her own one-hour stand-up comedy special which is set to debut on Netflix later this year.
Produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Anvil 1893 Entertainment, Inc. and She Ready Productions, “Kids Say the Darndest Things” is executive produced by Eric Schotz and Tiffany Haddish.
About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including series “A Million Little Things,” “Bless This Mess,” “The Conners,” “The Fix,” “The Kids Are Alright,” “The Rookie,” “Schooled,” “Single Parents,” “Whiskey Cavalier,” and the upcoming “Grand Hotel” and “Reef Break.” The ABC Television Network is also home to “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in prime-time television; riveting dramas “For The People,” “The Good Doctor,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Station 19”; the Emmy® Award-winning “Modern Family” and trailblazing comedy favorites “American Housewife,” “black-ish,” “Fresh Off the Boat” and “The Goldbergs”; hit game shows “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Match Game” and “To Tell the Truth”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; “The Bachelor” franchise; long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”
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