ABC announces return dates for Connors, Grey and Abbott

(l-r: Quinta Brunson, John Goodman, Midori Francis)

ABC has unveiled its midseason premiere dates for 2024, featuring a diverse lineup of dramas, comedies, reality series, and news hours.

The network, which has held the No. 1 entertainment network position among Adults 18-49 for four consecutive years, is set to continue its success with a schedule filled with original programming.

The midseason kicks off on Monday, January 22, with the premiere of The Bachelor, where Joey Graziadei embarks on a journey to find love. Following that is an all-new eight-episode true-crime series of ABC News’ 20/20, exploring some of the most shocking love crimes.

Fan-favorite comedies The Conners and Not Dead Yet return on Wednesday, February 7, along with a special one-hour premiere of the Emmy Award-winning Abbott Elementary. The Wednesday lineup is completed by the unscripted courtroom comedy series Judge Steve Harvey.

American Idol makes its return for its seventh season on ABC on Sunday, February 18, accompanied by the revival of ABC News’ What Would You Do? featuring hidden camera scenarios.

High-stakes dramas Will Trent, The Rookie, and The Good Doctor mark their return on Tuesday, February 20. The No. 1 broadcast drama, “9-1-1,” premieres on Thursday, March 14, alongside the iconic dramas Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19.

The midseason schedule is set to provide a compelling mix of entertainment, with additional programming announcements expected in the coming weeks. The previously announced series pickup, High Potential, is scheduled to debut during the 2024-2025 broadcast season.



  • MONDAY, JAN. 22
    • 8:00 p.m. – “The Bachelor” (two hours)
    • 10:01 p.m. – “20/20” (all-new limited edition true-crime series, title to be announced)
    • 8:00 p.m. – “The Conners”
    • 8:30 p.m. – “Not Dead Yet”
    • 9:00 p.m. – “Abbott Elementary” (one-hour premiere)
    • 10:00 p.m. – “Judge Steve Harvey”
  • SUNDAY, FEB. 18
    • 8:00 p.m. – “American Idol” (two hours)
    • 10:00 p.m. – “What Would You Do?”
  • TUESDAY, FEB. 20
    • 8:00 p.m. – “Will Trent”
    • 9:00 p.m. – “The Rookie”
    • 10:00 p.m. – “The Good Doctor”
    • 8:00 p.m. – “9-1-1”
    • 9:00 p.m. – “Grey’s Anatomy”
    • 10:00 p.m. – “Station 19”

All times listed are Eastern/Pacific.

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