ABC Unveils 2020–21 Prime-Time Schedule

By Zach Johnson

Mark your calendars, D23 fans!

Having just solidified its position as the No. 1 network in entertainment among Adults 18–49 for the first time in four years, ABC today announced its 2020 premiere schedule. The network’s previously announced programming slate includes renewals for 20 series and two straight-to-series orders from its current crop of pilots—David E. Kelley’s thriller Big Sky and Kari Lizer’s comedy Call Your Mother—as well as the revival of alternative series Supermarket Sweep with Leslie Jones. In addition to Call Your Mother, new seasons of American Idol, The Bachelor, For Life, and mixed-ish will premiere later in the season. Additional pickups and schedule information, including specific premiere dates, will be announced at a later date.


  • 8 p.m. ET: Dancing with the Stars
  • 10 p.m. ET: The Good Doctor


  • 8 p.m. ET: The Bachelorette
  • 10 p.m. ET: Big Sky (New Series)


  • 8 p.m.: The Goldbergs
  • 8:30 p.m. ET: black-ish
  • 9 p.m. ET: The Conners (New Date/Time)
  • 9:30 p.m. ET: American Housewife
  • 10 p.m. ET: Stumptown


  • 8 p.m. ET: Station 19
  • 9 p.m. ET: Grey’s Anatomy
  • 10 p.m. ET: A Million Little Things


  • 8 p.m. ET: Shark Tank
  • 9 p.m. ET: 20/20


  • 8 p.m. ET: Saturday Night Football


  • 7 p.m. ET: America’s Funniest Home Videos
  • 8 p.m. ET: Supermarket Sweep (New Series)
  • 9 p.m. ET: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (New Date/Time)
  • 10 p.m. ET: The Rookie

Descriptions for the season’s three new series are as follows:

Big Sky
Series creator Kelley will write multiple episodes and serve as showrunner in its premiere season. Private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt join forces with his estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken. Based on the series of books by C.J. Box, the cast includes Katheryn Winnick as Jenny Hoyt, Kylie Bunbury as Cassie Dewell, Brian Geraghty as Ronald Pergman, Dedee Pfeiffer as Denise Brisbane, Natalie Alyn Lind as Danielle Sullivan, Jesse James Keitel as Jerrie, John Carroll Lynch as Rick Legarski, and Ryan Phillippe as Cody Hoyt.

Call Your Mother
This multicamera comedy (formerly titled My Village) follows an empty nester mom who wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away. She decides her place is with her family, and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids realize they might actually need her more than they thought. The cast includes Kyra Sedgwick as Jean Raines, Rachel Sennott as Jackie Raines, Joey Bragg as Freddie Raines, Patrick Brammall as Danny, Emma Caymares as Celia, and Austin Crute as Lane.

Supermarket Sweep
ABC is bringing back the classic TV game show, hosted and executive produced by Jones, an Emmy® Award-nominated comedienne and actress. The energetic series follows three teams of two as they battle it out using their grocery shopping skills and knowledge of merchandise to win big cash prizes. The original format aired on ABC from 1965–67. It was later adapted in 13 international territories and, most recently, relaunched in the U.K.