ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates: DWTS Kicks Off Fall, Tuesday Comedies Debut in October

Joel Keller
Keifer Sutherland
ABC

ABC released its fall premiere dates for 2016 today, and the only big surprise is that their new Tuesday block of comedies, anchored by The Middle, will not debut until October 11. Dancing With The Stars debuts its 23rd season on September 12, and it'll have a Tuesday results show through September, airing at 8/7c. Then the vice presidential debate will air on October 4, which pushes the Tuesday block to the 11th.

Other notable premieres: Designated Survivor, starring Keifer Sutherland, bows on Wednesday, September 21, at 10/9c; Notorious slides into the TGIT block on September 22 at 9/8c; Conviction begins on Monday, October 3, at 10/9c.

Here's the schedule, according to ABC (all times eastern):

Monday, September 12
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (Season 23 premiere)

Sunday, September 18
7:00-8:00 p.m. “68th Emmy Awards Arrival Pre-Show” (live from Los Angeles)
8:00-11:00 p.m. “68th Emmy Awards” (live from Los Angeles)

Tuesday, September 20
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars Results Show”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (Season 4 premiere)

Wednesday, September 21
8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs” (Season 4 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Speechless” (Series premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. “Modern Family” (Season 8 premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. “black-ish” (Season 3 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Designated Survivor” (Series premiere)

Thursday, September 22
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (Season 13 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Notorious” (Series premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder” (Season 3 premiere)

Friday, September 23
8:00-8:30 p.m. “Last Man Standing” (Season 6 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Dr. Ken” (Season 2 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Shark Tank” (Season 8 premiere)

Sunday, September 25
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Once Upon A Time” (Season 6 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Secrets and Lies” (Season 2 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Quantico” (Season 2 premiere)

Sunday, October 2
7:00-8:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (Season 27 premiere)

Monday, October 3
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Conviction” (Series premiere)

Tuesday, October 11
8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Middle” (Season 8 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “American Housewife” (Series premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (Season 3 premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. “The Real O'Neals” (Season 2 premiere)