ABC TV schedule 2024-2025: New shows and delayed returns

HIGH POTENTIAL - ABC's "High Potential" stars Kaitlin Olson. (ABC/David Bukach)
HIGH POTENTIAL - ABC's "High Potential" stars Kaitlin Olson. (ABC/David Bukach) KAITLIN OLSON /

Like with FOX's schedule, ABC is heavily geared toward unscripted programming, however, the network does have some strong, scripted tentpoles. 911 landed on the roster and has been the hit that ABC hoped for despite the series being in its golden years. The network hop has come with a freshening of sorts for the storytelling that speaks to the gas left in the tank for the procedural.

911 will remain in its Thursday 8 p.m. ET time slot come its Fall TV premiere but, as you'll see in the schedule below, there is a change up for Grey's Anatomy. In its 21st season, the medical drama is headed to the 10 p.m. slot to make room for a new cruise set series, Dr. Odyssey, that's from Ryan Murphy and stars Joshua Jackson. This trio could be a winner for the network.

Another new series on the schedule is High Potential. Starring Kaitlin Olson as an eccentric, single mom with a genius IQ, by the name of Morgan, the show follows her exploits solving cases with a by-the-book detective. Also on tap is The Golden Bachelorette whose leading lady, Joan Vassos, Bachelor Nation is familiar with as she was a notable contender for Gerry Turner's heart in the inaugural season of The Golden Bachelor.

The schedule includes a new addition to ABC's unscripted offerings as well. Scamanda is a docuseries, based on a hit podcast, that centers on Amanda, a woman described as "a wife, mother, blogger and Christian" that gained notoriety because of her cancer journey. The twist, however, is that she actually has a secret that could upend the following she's built once an investigative reporter takes a closer look at the tales she's spun.

Here's more on what to expect from the network next television year!

What's coming to ABC in the 2024-2025 TV season?


8 p.m. - Monday Night Football on select Mondays this fall / TBA programming


8 p.m. - Dancing with the Stars season 33
10 p.m. - High Potential (New!)


8 p.m. - The Golden Bachelorette
9:30 p.m. - Abbott Elementary season 4
10 p.m. - Scamanda (New!)


8 p.m. - 9-1-1
9 p.m. - Dr. Odyssey (New!)
10 p.m. - Grey's Anatomy season 21


8 p.m. - Shark Tank
9 p.m. - 11 p.m., 20/20


7:30 - College Football


7 p.m. - America's Funniest Home Videos
8 p.m. - The Wonderful World of Disney

As for the midseason, we don't have release windows beyond the announcement that the following series will be returning in 2025:

  • The Rookie season 7
  • Will Trent season 3
  • The Conners season 7
  • The Bachelor season 29
  • American Idol season 22
  • Celebrity Jeopardy!
  • Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
  • What Would You Do?
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (New!)

For the first time, outside of extenuating circumstances like the pandemic and the Hollywood strikes, The Rookie won't be making a Fall TV season premiere. The procedural has been held for the midseason along with Will Trent, which traditionally launches in the opening months of the year.

The Conners has also been held, though this may have to do with its potential short season order. The comedy's final season is expected to have only six episodes. If that episode count holds, a midseason premiere makes the most sense for the show's return to ABC.

Hosted by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is the second unscripted series set to make its debut in the network's 2024-2025 season. The heartwarming program will feature volunteers who help the duo provide deserving families with revamped homes via designing, tailoring, and organizing that fits their needs and wants.

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