ABC has announced details on its upcoming schedule for this Fall, which will see many fan-favourite series, high-octane new dramas and reality series arrive on the linear network, in addition to being available on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+.

This year’s lineup will kick off with “Monday Night Football” returns for select weeks beginning September 9th 2024 (New York Jets at San Francisco 49ers).

Then, on Monday, 7th October 2024, beloved game shows join the lineup with Pat Sajak’s final spin hosting “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” leading into Elizabeth Banks-hosted “Press Your Luck.”

From Oscar-nominated writer Drew Goddard and starring Kaitlin Olson, freshman crime procedural “High Potential” joins ballroom sensation “Dancing with the Stars” on Tuesdays, kicking off on September 17th 2024.

“The Golden Bachelorette” makes its debut Wednesday, 18th September 2024, with new leading lady Joan Vassos, and a new season of Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning comedy “Abbott Elementary” joins the night October 9th , followed by the ABC News Studios docuseries “Scamanda.”

Then, from executive producer Ryan Murphy and starring Joshua Jackson and Don Johnson, the highly anticipated new drama “Doctor Odyssey” debuts on Thursday, 26th September 2024, alongside the No. 1 drama in Adults 18-49, “9-1-1,” and the longest-running primetime medical drama in television history, “Grey’s Anatomy.”

A new season of ABC News’ “20/20” premieres on Friday 20th September and season 16 of “Shark Tank” dives into the night starting October 18th 2024.

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” celebrates its monumental 35th season beginning on Sunday, 29th September 2024, before “The Wonderful World of Disney” world television premiere of the live-action “The Little Mermaid.” Additional films to debut this season include the world television premieres of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” and “Haunted Mansion,” as well as the broadcast premiere of the Disney+ Original movie, “Hocus Pocus 2.” Airdates and additional movies will be announced at a later date.

Disney will also release new seasons of returning dramas “The Rookie” and “Will Trent”, which will debut midseason, along with the celebratory farewell season of the legacy comedy “The Conners.” Also returning midseason are “American Idol,” “The Bachelor,” “Celebrity Jeopardy!” and “What Would You Do?” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” from executive producer Reese Witherspoon and hosted by world-renowned organizing duo Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin of The Home Edit, is also set to debut. These premiere dates will be announced at a later date.

Airdates are as follows (all times listed are Eastern/Pacific). New shows/specials are in bold. All original programming will stream the next day on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+.   “Dancing with the Stars” will also simulcast live on Disney+.


  • 7:30 p.m. College Football


  • 8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (simulcast on Disney+)
  • 10:00 p.m. “High Potential”


  • 8:00 p.m. “The Golden Bachelorette”


  • 9:01 p.m. “20/20” (two hours)


  • 8:00 p.m. “9-1-1”
  • 9:00 p.m. “Doctor Odyssey”
  • 10:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”


  • 7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
  • 8:01 p.m. “The Wonderful World of Disney”


  • 8:00 p.m. “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune”
  • 9:00 p.m. “Press Your Luck”


  • 9:30 p.m. “Abbott Elementary”
  • 10:02 p.m. “Scamanda”


  • 8:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”

Roger’s Take: With Disney drastically cutting back on the content it makes, this year’s Fall schedule shows far fewer scripted drama series than in previous years.  Last year, ABC needed to rely on more unscripted content, and it is continuing to do that with shows like “Dancing With The Stars” and “The Golden Bachelorette”.  The good news for Disney+ is that for the first time, all of these new shows will be available via Hulu On Disney+, drastically bumping up the new day content.  Personally, I’m looking forward to the return of “Grey’s Anatomy” and the brand new drama series “Doctor Odyssey”.

Internationally, this release schedule should also give us an insight into when we can expect some of the scripted shows like “9-1-1” and “Grey’s Anatomy” to appear on Disney+, though I’d expect to once again see a delay, since ABC still hasn’t worked out how to do global releases.

What are you looking forward to watching on ABC and Hulu On Disney+ this Fall?  Let me know on social media!


For the latest Disney+ news, follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

Related Article