ABC Sets Fall Premiere Dates for Grey's Anatomy, The Conners & More!

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ABC has finally confirmed its plans for the rollout of its Fall 2018 schedule. 

The biggest surprise is that the network is holding off on launching the revamped Tuesday night schedule until the middle of October. 

This could be attributed to The Conners, the spin-off of Roseanne, which only became a reality less than a month ago. 

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It was always unlikely the series would be ready for premiere week, but holding The Kids Are Alright, Black-ish, Splitting Up Together and The Rookie until it's ready is a bold move. 

Roseanne was huge when it debuted back in March and had a halo effect that carried through the rest of the night for the network when it launched. 

Related: TV Ratings Report: Roseanne Returns Huge

Perhaps ABC is holding off to give all the shows premiering the best chance at success. 

Nathan Fillion, The Rookie

Looking back at premiere week, Dancing with the Stars and The Good Doctor will be the first to debut on Monday, September 24th, while Single Parents and A Million Little Things will debut alongside The Goldbergs, American Housewife, and Modern Family on Wednesday, September 26th.

Meanwhile, Grey's Anatomy Season 15 is getting a two-hour opener on Thursday, September 27th and that will lead into the How to Get Away with Murder Season 5 debut at 10/9c. 

Have a look at the full list of premieres below!

MONDAY, SEPT. 24

8 pm Dancing With the Stars

10 pm The Good Doctor

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

8 pm The Goldbergs

8:30 pm American Housewife

9 pm Modern Family

Related: The Good Doctor Renewed for Season 2 at ABC!

9:30 pm SINGLE PARENTS 

10 pm A MILLION LITTLE THINGS 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

8 pm Grey’s Anatomy (two-hour season premiere)

10 pm How to Get Away With Murder

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos

THURSDAY, OCT. 4

9 pm Station 19

FRIDAY, OCT. 5

8 pm Fresh Off the Boat

8:30 pm Speechless

9 pm Child Support

SUNDAY, OCT. 7 

8 pm DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS (two-hour series premiere)

10 pm Shark Tank

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SUNDAY, OCT. 14

9 pm Shark Tank (regular time slot premiere)

10 pm THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW

Related: ABC Fall Schedule Can Nathan Fillion Break Tuesday Curse?

TUESDAY, OCT. 16

8 pm THE CONNERS

8:30 pm THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

9 pm black-ish

9:30 pm Splitting Up Together

10 pm THE ROOKIE 

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As previously reported, American Idol, The Bachelor, THE FIX, For the People, GRAND HOTEL, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., SCHOOLED and WHISKEY CAVALIER will join the schedule at midseason. 

What are your thoughts on this line-up?

Hit the comments below. 

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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