ABC Sets Midseason Premieres for Several Hit Shows, Including “Abbott Elementary”

Quinta Brunson in
Quinta Brunson in "Abbott Elementary"

Now that the Hollywood strikes are finally over, release dates of many beloved shows are looming on the horizon, and ABC just unveiled its midseason plate. The network announced midseason premiere dates of several hit shows, including Abbott Elementary and Grey’s Anatomy.

The acclaimed Emmy-winning sitcom Abbott Elementary will return on February 7, with a one-hour premiere. The third season of the beloved comedy was initially supposed to kick off production back in May, but those plans were pushed in the face of the labor disputes in Hollywood.

Grey’s Anatomy and its spinoff series Station 19 are both set for the March 14 midseason premiere. Station 19 experienced a major scheduling shift, and it’s moving from 8 PM to 10 PM to make room for the fellow first responder drama 9-1-1. Only one crossover between Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 is planned for the upcoming season.

The list of returning ABC shows this midseason will also include the reality series The Bachelor, set for a two-hour premiere on January 22. It will be followed by a true crime series 20/20 (January 22), The Conners, Not Dead Yet, Judge Steve Harvey (February 7), and the two-hour premiere of American Idol on February 18. Will Trent, The Rookie, and The Good Doctor are all set to return on February 20.