The Bachelor is getting older and The Conners are back for a sixth season along with Abbott Elementary for a third. When the last two shows finally air new episodes depends on the outcome of the current Writers Guild Strike. However, that didn’t stop Disney-owned ABC from presenting its 2023-2024 fall primetime schedule Tuesday at New York’s Javitz Center.
Featuring a solid lineup of original programming every night with network staples and fan-favorite unscripted series, the network continues to deliver on its success as the season’s No. 1 entertainment network among Adults 18-49 for the fourth season in a row.
ABC ranked or tied as the No. 1 entertainment network on 18 of the 33 weeks of the season to date, marking more weekly wins with entertainment programming than any other network. In fact, the network also delivered the longest winning streak of the season to date, ranking or tying for No. 1 on 12 consecutive weeks.
“We are proud to be home to beloved series and meaningful narratives that audiences continue to embrace, and we’re fortunate that our solid, stable roster continues to leverage the enormous success of our established hits, with originals airing every night of the week,” said Craig Erwich, president, Disney Television Group.
The network is leaning into its incomparable unscripted slate, with Dancing with the Stars making history once again by becoming the first series to broadcast live across multiple platforms on Monday nights followed by the highly anticipated premiere of The Golden Bachelor.
After more than 20 years of fostering young love on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, The Golden Bachelor showcases a whole new kind of love story – one for the golden years.
On this all-new unscripted series, one hopeless romantic is given a second chance at love in the search for a partner with whom to share the sunset years of life. The women arriving at the mansion have a lifetime of experience, living through love, loss and laughter, hoping for a spark that ignites a future full of endless possibilities. In the end, will the Golden man turn the page to start a new chapter with the woman of his dreams?
Star-studded game shows The $100,000 Pyramid, Celebrity Jeopardy!, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and Press Your Luck as well as the 15th season of multi-Emmy Award-winning Shark Tank and the sophomore season of Judge Steve Harvey return.
Bachelor in Paradise takes over Tuesdays to satisfy everyone’s guilty pleasure. Sundays are all about family, featuring all-new episodes of America’s Funniest Home Videos paired with beloved movies from The Wonderful World of Disney.
Additionally, encore airings of Emmy Award-winning phenomenon Abbott Elementary will air this fall. ABC News’ What Would You Do?, which ran for an impressive 15 seasons, also makes its return to primetime reintroducing the iconic hidden camera show to new and returning audiences.
Timing for previously announced renewals and pickups, including 9-1-1, Abbott Elementary, American Idol, The Bachelor, The Conners, The Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy, High Potential, Not Dead Yet, The Rookie, Station 19, and Will Trent will be announced at a later date.
ABC FALL PRIMETIME SCHEDULE (all times listed are Eastern/Pacific).
Editor’s Note: There are two changes to the previously announced summer schedule. Generation Gap will remain on Thursdays and shift to 8:00 p.m. with The Chase following at 9:00 p.m., both premiering June 29. Press Your Luck will move to Thursdays this fall as reflected below.
“Dancing with the Stars” (two hours)
“The Golden Bachelor”
“Bachelor in Paradise” (two hours)
“Judge Steve Harvey”
“Abbott Elementary” (Encore)
“Abbott Elementary” (Encore)
“What Would You Do?”
“Celebrity Wheel of Fortune”
“Press Your Luck”
“The $100,000 Pyramid”
“20/20” (two hours)
“America’s Funniest Home Videos”
“The Wonderful World of Disney” (three hours)
Fall premiere dates will be announced soon.