ABC Fall 2019 TV Schedule: The Rookie, Stumptown, Emergence & More

Cobie Smulders and Allison Tolman ABC

The networks are delivering their fall 2019 TV schedules at the upfronts this week, with ABC next up at bat. The Alphabet Network is bringing four new series to audiences and welcoming back The Conners, Single Parents, The Rookie, A Million Little Things, and Bless This Mess for their sophomore seasons. This fall will also mark the beginning of the final season of the Emmy winning Modern Family, as well as season 16 of Grey’s Anatomy (take that, Supernatural).

ABC’s fall schedule is shaping up to be much like the other networks’, with just a few new series premiering, while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., American Idol, The Bachelor, Station 19 are being saved for midseason premieres along with newcomers The Baker and the Beauty, For Life, and United We Fall. But it looks as though the network’s biggest potential hits will premiere this fall, with shows starring MCU alum Cobie Smulders and Fargo’s Allison Tolman, as well as the family friendly Kids Say the Darnedest Things with new host Tiffany Haddish. 

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Stumptown may appeal to fans of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. due to it being based on the comic series of the same name from writer Greg Rucka. Emergence, meanwhile, was in the pipeline at NBC before the network passed, opening the door for ABC to swoop in and place the mystery thriller on its fall schedule. You can check out the complete ABC fall 2019 TV lineup below: 

Titus Makin Jr. Melissa O'Neil and Nathan Fillion in The Rookie


8 pm Dancing With the Stars

10 pm The Good Doctor


8 pm The Conners

8:30 pm Bless This Mess

9 pm mixed-ish 

“In mixed-ish, Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong."

9:30 pm black-ish

10 pm Emergence

“A character-driven genre thriller… about a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child's identity is at the center of it all.”


8 pm The Goldbergs

8:30 pm Schooled

9 pm Modern Family

9:30 pm Single Parents

10 pm Stumptown

“Based on the Stumptown graphic novel series, Stumptown follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders)—a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great PI, but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.”

Ron Livingston David Giuntoli James Roday Romany Malco A Million Little Things ABC


8 pm Grey’s Anatomy

9 pm A Million Little Things

10 pm How to Get Away With Murder


8 pm American Housewife

8:30 pm Fresh Off the Boat

9 pm 20/20


8 pm Saturday Night Football


7 pm AFV

8 pm Kids Say the Darnedest Things

Kids Say the Darndest Things, hosted and executive produced by comedic superstar Tiffany Haddish. The hilarious reimagined format showcases a mix of in-studio segments and taped pieces from across the country, all set in front of a live studio audience. The series will capture Haddish's unique voice and sensibility as she interacts with real kids—and their innocently entertaining points of view.”

9 pm Shark Tank

10 pm The Rookie

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