ABC Midseason Schedule: ‘A Million Little Things’ On Thursday, ‘Dancing With the Stars’ On Break, ‘Whiskey’ & ‘Fix’ Slotted

9:30-10 PM — Splitting Up Together
9-9:30 PM — Modern Family
FRIDAY, JAN. 4
In other scheduling moves, veteran newsmagazine 20/20 will expand to two hours on Friday (ABC aired reality series Child Support in the 9 PM hour in the fall, while Shark Tank will move to the Sunday 10 PM hour, replacing the canceled Alec Baldwin talk show, where it will follow Idol. Today's news follows the midseason schedule ABC recently announced for its comedy series, which includes The Goldbergs spinoff Schooled getting the post-Goldbergs Wednesday time period.
10-11 PM — Whiskey Cavalier (SERIES PREMIERE)
8:30-9 PM — The Kids Are Alright
10-11 PM — The Rookie
8 TUESDAY, JAN.
8-8:30 PM — The Conners
10-11 PM — Match Game (SEASON PREMIERE)
10-11 PM — For The People (SEASON PREMIERE)
8:30-9 PM — Schooled (SERIES PREMIERE)
10:01-11 PM — Shark Tank (NEW TIME/ONE HOUR)
A Million Little Things' move to Thursday is only the second time since Shondaland's TGIT Thursday lineup was launched in fall 2014 that a non-Shondaland has been given the prized post-Grey's Anatomy berth. (The first time was in fall 2016 when new drama Notorious was temporarily slotted there as regular dweller Scandal was delayed because of star Kerry Washington's pregnancy).
17 THURSDAY, JAN.
Both Station 19 and For the People are expected to wrap their runs within the regular season. Last year, ABC slotted Shondaland legal drama For the People on Tuesday instead of Thursday, with Quantico replacing HTGAWM in spring.
7-9 PM — America’s Funniest Home Videos (TWO HOURS)
But it's been delayed viewing where the serialized drama has excelled, regularly posting the biggest Live+3 % lift on Wednesday and emerging as one of the top percentage gainers on broadcast TV. It got off to a modest start in linear Live+same day ratings before quickly stabilizing and has maintained virtually the same L+SD levels since Episode 2. 11 episode scored its best yet spike with a +157% jump over its L+SD rating. The new ABC drama also delivered its biggest total viewer lift on its most-recent airing, with a +107% jump from L+SD to L+7. AMLT has logged triple-digit L+7 increases on each of its telecasts to date among adults 18-49, and  its Nov. A Million Little Things has been a quiet success for ABC.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
To make room for A Million Little things, Grey's spinoff Station 19, which has a 17-episode order, will go on the bench. It will return after AMLT ends its 17-episode season, on March 7, joined by another Shondaland drama series, For The People, at 10 PM, succeeding How To Get Away with Murder, to restore a TGIT lineup.
TUESDAY, FEB. 5
9-9:30 PM — black-ish
10-11 PM — The Fix (SERIES PREMIERE)
8-9:01 PM — Grey’s Anatomy”
SUNDAY, MARCH 3
9:30-10 PM — Single Parents
8:30-9 PM — Speechless
This time around, The Bachelor will be running through March 11 in Dancing's Monday slot. Idol will premiere its second season on Sunday, March 3, and is expected to add a Monday installment on March 18. It will lead to new drama The Fix, which will succeed The Good Doctor in the 10 PM hour after the medical drama wraps its 18-episode season.
MONDAY, JUNE 17
7-8 PM — America’s Funniest Home Videos (ONE HOUR)
9-11 PM — 20/20 (NEW TIME/TWO HOURS)
10-11 PM — How to Get Away with Murder
8-8:30 PM — The Goldbergs
The network's third midseason drama series, the soapy Grand Hotel, will launch in the summer, following summer staple The Bachelorette on Monday. Succeeding A Million Little Things in the Wednesday 10 PM hour will be new action drama Whiskey Cavalier starring Scott Foley and Lauren Cohen as ABC is opting for a more comedic one-hour to follow its comedy block.
MONDAY, MARCH 18
Meanwhile, after two installments in the fall — regular and junior — the network's reality stalwart Dancing with the Stars will be taking a break. UPDATED: ABC is going all-in on freshman drama series A Million Little Things with a Thursday 9 PM slot for the rest of its first season. It is not on ABC's midseason schedule for the first time ever but is expected to return next fall. Last season, ABC aired a special Bachelor installment as a counter-programming to the Winter Olympics and an abbreviated athletes edition of Dancing, which did not debut until April 30.. The reason — American Idol.
9:01-10 PM — Station 19
You can see ABC's full midseason schedule with premiere dates below.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9
SUNDAY, JAN. 6
8-8:30 PM — American Housewife (NEW DAY AND TIME)
8-8:30 PM — Fresh Off the Boat
8-10:01 PM — American Idol (SEASON PREMIERE)
9-11 PM — Shark Tank (NEW TIME/TWO HOURS)
9:01-10 PM — A Million Little Things (NEW DAY AND TIME)
10-11 PM — Grand Hotel (SERIES PREMIERE)” />