ABC unveiled its 2016/17 fall line-up yesterday at its Upfront presentation in New York City. The network plans to launch an extended two-hour comedy block on Tuesday to augment its two-hour Wednesday night line-up and hour-long block on Fridays.
Modern Family will remain the cornerstone of the Wednesday night comedy block at 9/8c. The Goldbergs moves to 8/7c, replacing The Middle which is heading to the same slot on Tuesday nights. The new sitcom Speechless airs at 8:30 on Wednesday, before Modern Family. black-ish holds onto the 9:30 slot before the new drama Designated Survivor at 10/9c.
On Tuesday nights, The Middle at 8/7c is followed by new sitcom American Housewife at 8:30, Fresh off the Boat at 9/8c and The Real O'Neals at 9:30. Marvel's Agents of Shields wraps up the night at 10/9c.
ABC's Friday night comedy line-up of Last Man Standing at 8/7c and Dr. Ken at 8:30 is unchanged.
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