Why change things up when you can continue to rule over the TV landscape with Shondaland? That's clearly the thinking behind ABC's schedule, which, at least in September, features only fivenew shows. See the full list below.
8:00-10 P.M..— Dancing with the Stars
10-11 P.M. — Castle
8-8:30P.M.— The Muppets (new)
If you grew up loving the muppets, maybe you'll like this new show, featuring all your favorites with slightly off-sounding voiceover work. It looks like it's going for a bit of a mockumentary/reality show vibe, which is always ripe for parody.
8:30-9 P.M. — Fresh Off the Boat
9-10 P.M. — Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
10-11 P.M. — Quantico (new)
This one is a mix of cop training academy and conspiracy theory, as it throws together a diverse group of Quantico recruits, then pulls them apart once one of them seems to have committed a terrorist attack.
8-8:30 P.M.— The Middle
8:30-9 P.M. — The Goldbergs
9-9:30 P.M. — Modern Family
9:30-10 P.M. — black-ish
10-11 P.M. — Nashville
8-9 P.M. — Grey’s Anatomy
9-10 P.M. — Scandal
10-11 P.M. — How to Get Away with Murder
8-8:30 P.M. — Last Man Standing
8:30-9 P.M. — Dr. Ken (new)
You might know Ken Jeong as a scene stealer in a series of comedies ("Knocked Up," "The Hangover," "Community"), but he's actually a doctor, and now he's got his own sitcom based on that concept. Fans of "Trophy Wife" will be happy to see that Albert Tsai has moved over to this show to continue his adorable comedy.
9-10 P.M. — Shark Tank
10-11 P.M. –20/20
8 P.M. — Saturday Night Football
7-8 P.M. — America’s Funniest Home Videos
8-9 P.M. — Once Upon a Time
9-10 P.M. — Oil (new)
Is this the first TV show to take place in North Dakota? It might be. Don Johnson and Chace Crawford star in this saga about the boomtowns and back alley deals created by the fracking industry in the Dakota that doesn't have Mount Rushmore.
10-11 P.M. — Of Kings and Prophets (new)
ABC is going biblical, with this take on the story of David. You know, the one with the slingshot and the Goliath throwdown. Audiences didn't love this story when it was called "Kings" and airing on NBC, but the ABC version isn't a modernized take the way that one was, so maybe everyone will tune in for the sandals and swords angle.
There's also a new Shondalandshow in the works called "The Catch," but Deadline predicts it won't make an appearance until mid-season, at which point it will jump in for "How to Get Away with Murder." That show has a shorter season order, due to the fact that its lead, Viola Davis, is a movie star. At least that's what we assume is the case. Check out trailers for the new shows below.