ABC's Fall 2021 Premiere Dates & TV Schedule: See All the New and Returning Shows 2021-2022
Looking for ABC's new and returning TV shows the 2021-2022 broadcast TV season? Wondering what nights new shows like The Wonder Years and Queens are going to be on? What's the scoop on new comedies Abbott Elementary and Maggie? What about returning favorites like The Good Doctor, Big Sky, A Million Little Things and The Bachelorette? This ABC TV guide has you covered with the complete fall premieres schedule. Following back-to-back wins as the No. 1 entertainment network among Adults 18-49 for the previous two seasons, ABC has set fall premiere dates for its new and returning series for the upcoming 2021-2022 season, including the highly anticipated new comedy "The Wonder Years" and the new drama "Queens." Return dates have also been set for fan favorites Grey's Anatomy and The Bachelorette which, along with The Bachelor, were three of the top five highest-rated entertainment series on television last season.
Last fall's No. 1 new series and ABC's most-watched new drama in two years, Big Sky, returns on its new night, THURSDAY, SEPT. 30 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), joining Station 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) and TV's longest-running primetime medical drama, "Grey's Anatomy" (9:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), for an evening of appointment viewing. On TUESDAY, OCT. 19, love and hip-hop collide as reality stronghold "The Bachelorette" with Michelle Young debuts (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), followed by the premiere of the new drama series "Queens," starring Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez and Brandy, which will feature original music performed by the stars (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT). The new fall season launches MONDAY, SEPT. 20, with the landmark 30th season of "Dancing with the Stars" (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). "The Good Doctor" returns to the operating room one week later – MONDAY, SEPT. 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
Need a midweek laugh? ABC is the place to be for all things funny as the network's Wednesday night comedy block resumes on SEPT. 22 with "The Goldbergs" (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT). Then, the highly anticipated reimagining of "The Wonder Years," from Saladin K. Patterson ("Dave," "The Big Bang Theory"), Lee Daniels ("Empire," "The United States vs. Billie Holiday") and original series star Fred Savage, debuts (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT); followed by "The Conners" LIVE SEASON 4 PREMIERE (9:00-9:31 p.m. EDT) and "Home Economics" at its new time (9:31-10:00 p.m. EDT). The evening culminates with the season premiere of "A Million Little Things" (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
Family fun is in ample supply on Sundays as "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" returns on its new night SEPT. 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), followed by "Supermarket Sweep" at its new time (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). The evening culminates with "The Rookie" (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), and "AFV" joins the Sunday lineup OCT. 3 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT). "Shark Tank" Fridays return with all-new episodes beginning OCT. 8 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), followed by a new season of ABC News' "20/20" (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT). Additional premiere dates for the 2021-2022 season will be announced at a later date. ABC FALL PRIMETIME SCHEDULE (all times listed are Eastern/Pacific) follows below
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
GET YOUR FIRST LOOK AT THE WONDER YEARS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
PLAN YOUR ESCAPE TO BIG SKY COUNTRY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19
GET AN EXTENDED FIRST LOOK AT QUEENS
NEW FALL SERIES
QUEENS (Tuesdays, 10:00 p.m. ET): Starring Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez and Brandy, "Queens" follows four women in their 40s who reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had in the '90s when they were legends in the hip-hop world.
"Queens" stars Eve as Brianna aka Professor Sex, Naturi Naughton as Jill aka Da Thrill, Nadine Velazquez as Valeria aka Butter Pecan, Taylor Selé as Eric Jones, Pepi Sonuga as Lil Muffin and Brandy as Naomi aka Xplicit Lyrics. Zahir McGhee, Sabrina Wind and Tim Story are executive producers. The series is produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios. The pilot episode is written by Zahir McGhee and directed by Tim Story.
THE WONDER YEARS (Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m. ET): Inspired by the beloved award-winning series of the same name, "The Wonder Years" is a coming-of-age story set in the late 1960s that takes a nostalgic look at a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean's hopeful and humorous recollections show how his family found their "wonder years" in a turbulent time.
"The Wonder Years" stars Don Cheadle, narrating the series as adult Dean Williams, Elisha "EJ" Williams as Dean Williams, Dulé Hill as Bill Williams, Saycon Sengbloh as Lillian Williams, Laura Kariuki as Kim Williams, Julian Lerner as Brad Hitman, Amari O'Neil as Cory Long and Milan Ray as Keisa Clemmons. Saladin Patterson serves as writer and executive producer. Lee Daniels and Marc Velez of Lee Daniels Entertainment also executive produce along with original series star Fred Savage. The series is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios. The pilot episode is written by Saladin Patterson and directed by Fred Savage.
NEW MIDSEASON SERIES
ABBOTT ELEMENTARY: In this workplace comedy, a group of dedicated, passionate teachers — and a slightly tone-deaf principal — are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible educators may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don't love the school district's less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.
"Abbott Elementary" stars Quinta Brunson as Janine Teagues, Tyler James Williams as Gregory Eddie, Janelle James as Ava Coleman, Chris Perfetti as Jacob Hill, Lisa Ann Walter as Melissa Schemmenti and Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara Howard. Quinta Brunson serves as writer and executive producer alongside Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker of Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios. The pilot episode is written by Quinta Brunson and directed by Randall Einhorn.
MAGGIE: Based on the short film by Tim Curcio, "Maggie" follows a young woman trying to cope with life as a psychic. Maggie regularly sees the future of her friends, parents, clients and random strangers on the street, but when she suddenly sees a glimpse of her own future, Maggie is forced to start living in her own present.
The series stars Rebecca Rittenhouse as Maggie, David Del Rio as Ben, Nichole Sakura as Louise, Angelique Cabral as Amy, Leonardo Nam as Dave, Ray Ford as Angel, Chloe Bridges as Jessie, Kerri Kenney as Maria and Chris Elliott as Jack. "Maggie" is written and executive produced by Justin Adler and Maggie Mull. Evan Hayes and Jeff Morton also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios. The pilot episode is written by Justin Adler and Maggie Mull, and directed by Natalia Anderson.
WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT: "Women of the Movement" tells the story of Mamie Till-Mobley, who in 1955 risks her life to find justice after her son Emmett is brutally murdered in the Jim Crow South. Unwilling to let Emmett's murder disappear from the headlines, Mamie chooses to bear her pain on the world stage, emerging as an activist for justice and igniting the Civil Rights movement as we know it today. The limited series stars Adrienne Warren as Mamie Till-Mobley, Tonya Pinkins as Alma, Cedric Joe as Emmett Till, Ray Fisher as Gene Mobley, Glynn Turman as Mose Wright, Chris Coy as J.W. Milam, Carter Jenkins as Roy Bryant and Julia McDermott as Carolyn Bryant.
"Women of the Movement" is produced by Kapital Entertainment. Marissa Jo Cerar serves as executive producer and showrunner. Executive producers are Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Michael Lohmann (Kapital Entertainment), Jay-Z, Jay Brown and Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith (Roc Nation), Will Smith and James Lassiter (Overbrook), Rosanna Grace (Serendipity Group Inc.), Alex Foster and John Powers Middleton (Middleton Media Group), David Clark (Mazo Partners) and Gina Prince-Bythewood. The first episode is written by Marissa Jo Cerar and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.