ABC unveiled changes to their midseason plans after the new year. After previously announcing “split-season, non-stop” schedules for some of ABC’s hit shows, the Alphabet net has made a few subtle changes to their midseason schedule, as well as announced premiere dates for returning guilty pleasures and upcoming new TV fare.
“Revenge” is a dish best served cold, but also apparently an hour later than scheduled. When the drama returns from hiatus on March 9 as planned, Emily Thorne and Co. will be relocated to 10/9c, following the premiere of new drama “Resurrection.” Fear not, this change is likely moreso due to ABC’s failure to launch a new drama in the later time slot (see “Pan Am,” “Betrayal,” “Good Christian Bitches,” and the list goes on…) than it is due to “Revenge” being at risk to cancellation.
“Once,” “Grey’s,” and “Scandal” will still air as split seasons and experience prolonged breaks after their respective finales on December 12 & 15. ABC, however, will not keep “Nashville” on the split-season schedule any longer. The Music City drama will air four fresh episodes throughout January and February, likely with hopes of keeping the momentum of a quite entertaining season lasting. In addition, “Suburgatory” returns January 15 at 8:30/7:30c, following “The Middle.” ABC’s new sitcom, “Mixology” will get the post-Modern Family slot at 9:30/8:30c. “The Quest,” ABC’s new show which was supposed to air in place of “Wonderland” (winter finale December 12) will instead now be held until the summer, and “The Taste” will air in two-hour installments on Thursdays at 8/7c, beginning January 2.
Limited series “The Assets,” based on real-life events of CIA counter-intelligence officer Sandy Grimes kicks off January 2 at 10/9c. “The Bachelor” returns January 6 at 8/7c, while new drama “Killer Women” from Sophia Vergara kicks off Tuesday Jan 11 at 10/9c. Finally, new drama Mind Games premieres March 11 at 10/9c.
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 2
8 pm The Taste (two hours, every week)
10 pm The Assets [new series]
MONDAY, JANUARY 6
8 pm The Bachelor
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7
10 pm Killer Women [new series]
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
8:30 pm Suburgatory
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
9:30 pm Mixology [new series]
SUNDAY, MARCH 9
9 pm Resurrection [new series] 10 pm Revenge
TUESDAY, MARCH 11
10 pm Mind Games [new series]