With the actor’s and writer’s strikes ongoing dispute, the schedule for this year’s ABC network has had to go through some major reshuffling due to the lack of scripted shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” or “Abbott Elementary”.

Following the huge success of last week’s Monday Night Football match between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, which pulled in a record 25.2 million viewers in the first half across ABC and ESPN channels, Disney has announced that Monday Night Football will be available on ABC for ten additional games, to help boost its viewing figures this winter.

These games to be simulcast on ABC and ESPN now include:

  • Seahawks at Giants on October 2nd 2023
  • Packers at Raiders on October 9th 2023
  • Cowboys at Chargers on October 16th 2023
  • 49ers at Vikings on October 23rd 2023
  • Raiders at Lions on October 30th 2023
  • Chargers at Jets on November 6th 2023
  • Broncos at Bills on November 13th 2023
  • Bears at Vikings on November 27th 2023
  • Bengals at Jaguars on December 4th 2023
  • Chiefs at Patriots on December 18th 2023

However, not all of the upcoming Monday Night Football matches will be simulcast on ESPN and ABC, such as tonight’s Saints at Panthers, or Bengals on September 25th or Titans at Dolphins on December 11th.

This is in addition to the previously announced games, for a doubleheader on Saturday, 6th January 2023, for the final weekend of the NFL’s regular season.  In addition to carrying the playoff contests on January 15th and either January 20th or 21st.

Just this past week, Disney announced it was moving “Dancing With The Stars”, from its traditional Monday evening slot, to Tuesday evening, which makes sense now that Disney’s scheduled in more Football. The upcoming thirty-second season of “Dancing With The Stars” will also be livestreamed on Disney+ and available the following day on Hulu.   Disney has also moved “Bachelor in Paradise” and the new spinoff “The Golden Bachelor” to Thursday nights starting on September 28.

According to Variety, Disney spoke with the NFL about the move, which was interested in getting their games in front of the broadest possible audience and, with the current circumstances regarding the actors/writer’s strike, decided that it was a good option for this year’s season.

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Roger Palmer

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