ABC confirmed the premiere dates for the ABC Winter Schedule, which includes “The Bachelor,” “American Idol,” and the big Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 crossover event. The shows will debut as hits like “black-ish,” “Modern Family,” “The Good Doctor,” “The Goldbergs,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” and “Bless this Mess” start wrapping up their seasons, as they prepare for their big finales.
“The Bachelor” will host its three-hour season premiere on January 6th, and airline pilot Peter Weber is returning for a shot at love. Next up on the premiere schedule is the special two-hour crossover event on January 23rd with “Station 19” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” On February 11th, ABC will debut the new dram series “For Life” from Curtis Jackson, who serves as an executive producer on the project. The show features Nicholas Pinnock, Joy Bryant, Indira Varma, and Tyla Harris. The series is from Hank Steinberg, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through G-Unit Film & Television, Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan of Doug Robinson Productions and Isaac Wright Jr. The pilot is directed and executive produced by George Tillman Jr. On February 16th, fans of “American Idol” can watch the new season premiere, and pick their early favorites.
The big three networks all have new shows and big series finales to schedule this year. ABC has “Modern Family” coming to an end, and NBC and FOX have their own new additions and finales to deal with. The CBS winter schedule includes the big series finale of “Criminal Minds,” and the network is adding “FBI: Most Wanted” and “Tommy” to the schedule. The NBC winter schedule is adding “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector,” “Council of Dads,” and “Indebted,” while saying goodbye to “The Good Place” and “Will & Grace.” The FOX winter schedule is adding the “9-1-1” spinoff “9-1-1 Lone Star” with Rob Lowe, and adding the shows “Flirty Dancing,” “Outmatched,” and “Deputy.”
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