ABC Announces 2013-14 Schedule; S.H.I.E.L.D. Slated for Tuesdays, ONCE UPON A TIME Spinoff Set for Thursdays, SUBURGATORY Held for Midseason

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And the upfronts madness continues.  ABC has announced its schedule for the 2013-14 TV season, and there are a few shakeups to be found.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • The highly-anticipated Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will kick off Tuesday night’s programming at 8pm ET, followed by a block of entirely new series including The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife, and Lucky 7.
  • The Once Upon a Time spinoff Once Upon a Time in Wonderland will run concurrently with the original series, as it will air Thursday nights at 8pm ET.
  • Rebel Wilson’s new series Super Fun Night will air in the coveted post-Modern Family slot on Wednesday nights.
  • The reality competition show Dancing With the Stars has been cut back to one night a week, with the results show scrapped entirely.
  • The Neighbors has been moved from Wednesdays to Fridays, where it will air after Last Man Standing at 8:30pm ET.
  • Returning comedy series Suburgatory is being held for midseason, so don’t expect to see it until after the new year.
  • As previously reported, the Pixar special Toy Story of Terror will air later this year.

Hit the jump to take a look at the full lineup, and check back on Collider soon for some images and trailers for all of the new series.

marvels-agents-of-shieldHere’s the press release:

ABC UNVEILS 2013-14 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

 

 

New Series “Back in the Game,” “Betrayal,” “The Goldbergs,” “Killer Women,”

 “Lucky 7,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Mind Games,” “Mixology,”

“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” “Resurrection,” “Super Fun Night,”

“Trophy Wife” and New Alternative Series “The Quest” Join the Lineup

“America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “The Bachelor,” “Castle,” “Dancing with the Stars,”

“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Last Man Standing,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” “Nashville,”

“The Neighbors,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Revenge,” “Scandal,” “Shark Tank,”

“Suburgatory,” “The Taste” and “20/20” Will Return to the Schedule

ABC Picks Up Special, “Toy Story of Terror,” from Pixar,

Based on the Hit Film and Starring the Original Cast

Continuing to deliver some of the most compelling and heartfelt series on television, ABC is adding fourteen new shows to its established slate of programming. Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment Group, will unveil the network’s new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.

“We are taking some big swings with groundbreaking shows this season, and staying close to our roots with smart and sophisticated storytelling. ABC is known for its combination of innovation and stability, and our new schedule reflects that. We’re bringing back the shows that viewers have embraced and enhancing the lineup with a slate of exciting new series,” said Lee.

New series for the 2013-14 season are “Back in the Game,” “Betrayal,” “The Goldbergs,” “Killer Women,” “Lucky 7,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Mind Games,” “Mixology,” “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” “Resurrection,” “Super Fun Night,” “Trophy Wife” and new alternative series “The Quest.”

“America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “The Bachelor,” “Castle,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Last Man Standing,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” “Nashville,” “The Neighbors,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Revenge,” “Scandal,” “Shark Tank,” “Suburgatory,” “The Taste” and “20/20” will return.

“Dancing with the Stars” will now air from 8:00-10:00 p.m., on Mondays, integrating the performance show and results show into one night and making each episode action-packed event television.

ABC has also picked up Pixar special “Toy Story of Terror,” starring the original voice cast from the hit film.

A balanced slate of new series and returning hits delivered strong results for ABC in the 2012-13 season. ABC claims 6 of the Top 20 broadcast dramas for the season in Adults 18-49, with “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Revenge,” “Scandal,” “Castle” and “Nashville.” ABC is the No. 1 network on Friday nights this season in Adults 18-49, growing 13% to deliver its top rating on the night in 4 years– since the 2008/09 season.

Fall premiere dates will be announced at a later time. Please note shows picked up but not listed on the schedule will debut later in the 2013-14 season.

ABC’s fall primetime schedule is as follows (all times listed are Eastern); new shows are in bold:

DAY                           TIME               SERIES

MONDAY:             8:00 p.m.    “Dancing with the Stars”

10:00 p.m.  “Castle”

TUESDAY:             8:00 p.m.    “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

9:00 p.m.    “The Goldbergs”

9:30 p.m.    “Trophy Wife”

10:00 p.m.  “Lucky 7”

WEDNESDAY:         8:00 p.m.    “The Middle”

8:30 p.m.    “Back in the Game”

9:00 p.m.    “Modern Family”

9:30 p.m.    “Super Fun Night”

10:00 p.m.  “Nashville”

THURSDAY:          8:00 p.m.    “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”

9:00 p.m.    “Grey’s Anatomy”

10:00 p.m.  “Scandal”

FRIDAY:              8:00 p.m.    “Last Man Standing”

8:30 p.m.    “The Neighbors”

9:00 p.m.    “Shark Tank”

10:00 p.m.  “20/20”

SATURDAY:             8:00 p.m.    “Saturday Night College Football”

SUNDAY:              7:00 p.m.    “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

8:00 p.m.    “Once Upon a Time”

9:00 p.m.    “Revenge”

10:00 p.m.  “Betrayal”




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