ABC Fall 2015-2016 Schedule: What’s New, What’s Returning, and What Night?

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Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) on ABC's Scandal. Nicole Wilder/ABC via Getty Images

ABC brought us Shondaland and #TGIT, but now the network has a brand-new fall lineup. On Tuesday, May 12, ABC announced the fall 2015-2016 schedule, including the returning, new, and midseason shows. 

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Naturally, hit shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder stayed consistent in their time slots, but some newcomers have switched up the fall TV schedule. 

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To help you decipher ABC’s newest and returning shows, Us Weekly made an easy-to-access guide to help you make your fall TV plans.  

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New Fall 2015 Shows:

Of Kings and Prophets: An epic Biblical saga of faith, ambition, and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny.

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Oil: Billy and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working-class roots and move to “The Bakken” in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They’re soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage. It stars Don Johnson, Chace Crawford, and Rebecca Rittenhouse.

Quantico: A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest, and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.

Dr. Ken: Doctor-turned-actor/comedian Ken Jeong (Community, The Hangover) plays Dr. Ken, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife, Allison, is just the right partner to keep things sane.

The Muppets: The Muppets return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show. For the first time ever, a series will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants, and desires. This is a more adult Muppet show, for “kids” of all ages.

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Nathan Fillion plays Richard Castle on ABC’s Castle. Richard Cartwright/ABC via Getty Images

Fall 2015-2016 Schedule


8-10 p.m. — Dancing with the Stars
10-11 p.m. — Castle 


8-8:30 p.m. — The Muppets
8:30- 9 p.m. — Fresh Off the Boat
9-10 p.m. — Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
10-11 p.m. — Quantico 


8-8:30 p.m. — The Middle
8:30- 9 p.m. — The Goldbergs
9-9:30 p.m. — Modern Family
9:30-10 p.m. — black-ish
10-11 p.m. — Nashville


8-9 p.m. — Grey’s Anatomy
9-10 p.m. — Scandal
10-11 p.m. — How to Get Away with Murder 


8-8:30 p.m. — Last Man Standing
8:30-9 p.m. — Dr. Ken
9-10 p.m. — Shark Tank
10-11 p.m. — 20/20 


8-9 p.m. — Once Upon a Time
9-10 p.m. — Oil
10-11 p.m. — Of Kings and Prophets

Viola Davis on How to get away with Murder
Viola Davis on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder. Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images

New Midseason Shows: 

The Catch: From executive producers Shonda Rhimes, Jennifer Schuur, Betsy Beers, and Julie Anne Robinson comes a new thriller centered on the strong, successful Alice Martin (Mireille Enos). She’s a fraud investigator who’s about to be the victim of fraud herself by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career.

The Family: This thriller follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge — is he really who he says he is? It stars Joan Allen, Alison Pill, Margot Bingham, Zach Gilford, and Liam James

Wicked City: It follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to solve a serial murder case. It stars Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick and Parenthood’s Erika Christensen.

The Real O’Neals: A fresh take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.

Uncle Buck: Based on the hit movie of the same name, Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a fun-loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. By happy coincidence, his nieces’ and nephew’s nanny has just quit and his brother and sister-in-law need his help. His unconventional personality may just make him the right fit for the family and they may be the answer to his problems, too.

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