New ABC shows 2024: What's new for the 2024-2025 TV season?

ABC will be getting a new line of shows this fall that we're excited to see!
THE GOLDEN BACHELOR - ABCÕs ÒThe Golden BachelorÓ stars Joan. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)
THE GOLDEN BACHELOR - ABCÕs ÒThe Golden BachelorÓ stars Joan. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth) /

ABC wrapped its 2023-2024 TV season during the week of May 27. It's a bittersweet feeling to have our favorites conclude, especially when it's a series finale that bid farewell on its own terms and truly benefitted its narrative. Yes, I'm talking about The Good Doctor.

Most of our favorites, such as The Conners, The Rookie, Grey's Anatomy, and Abbott Elementary, will be returning next year in the 2024-2025 Primetime schedule, while some (Station 19, The Good Doctor, and Not Dead Yet) have "passed on." ABC will introduce a few new shows we're looking forward to in place of the canceled shows. They're an eclectic mix of reality, drama, true crime, and procedural, so there's something for everyone.

So, what new shows have been added to the fall schedule, and when will they air on ABC? Here's what to expect, including the cast, description, and time brackets.

New ABC shows on the 2024-2025 season

Doctor Odyssey

Doctor Odyssey is the latest drama-medical-procedural from Ryan Murphy, who created FX's American Horror Story and FOX/ABC's 911. Those two dramas are enormous hits, and Doctor Odyssey could be his next achievement. It's Murphy, so I've no doubt that his new show will be a smash in the ratings.

What's it about?

Per a press release obtained from ABC, Dr. Odyssey's core premise is about a doctor caring for passengers aboard a luxury cruise liner while heavily enjoying his life.

The official statement regarding the Doctor Odyssey series says:

"From the brilliant mind of Ryan Murphy and starring Joshua Jackson and Don Johnson comes [the] high-octane procedural Doctor Odyssey. Max Jackson is the new on-board doctor for a luxury cruise ship where the staff works hard and plays harder. It’s all hands on deck as Max and his small but mighty medical team navigate unique medical crises and each other miles from shore. "

Who stars in it?

Doctor Odyssey stars Joshua Jackson, Don Johnson, Sean Teale, and Phillipa Soo.

When will it air?

Doctor Odyssey will air on Thursday nights (date to be determined) at 9/8c, centered between 911 at 8/7c and Grey’s Anatomy at 10/9c.

High Potential

High Potential is another new installment of ABC's procedural franchise. Created by Drew Goddard, the series focuses on a woman who's not officially employed by any crime prevention agency but has a talent for unweaving cases. In fact, she's a single mom working as a cleaning lady, but that doesn't stop her from her crime-solving credentials.

What's it about?

ABC released the official series synopsis for High Potential, in a press statement.

"The crime procedural stars the incomparable Kaitlin Olson as Morgan, a single mom with an exceptional mind whose unconventional knack for solving crimes leads to an unusual and unstoppable partnership with a by-the-book seasoned detective."

Who stars in it?

High Potential stars Kaitlin Olson (FX's It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia) as Morgan.

When will it air?

The series is scheduled to air on Tuesday nights (date to be determined) at 10/9c. It'll share the night with Dancing With The Stars season 33, which will air at 8/7c.

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For those who love true crime documentaries, check out Scamanda, a series about a young woman named Amanda who committed monetary fraud by feigning a terminal illness. She garnered over $100K in donations from her story, expressing that the funds would go to medical and living expenses when they were funding her personal luxuries.

According to Business Insider, Amanda's perpetrated fraud case made "legal and IRS history for being the first financial conviction of someone who faked cancer for fundraising purposes."

As a result, Amanda became a felon and pleaded guilty in 2022 to wire fraud. She was sentenced to five years in prison and had to pay back all the money as restitution.

What's it about?

Scamanda is taken from the podcast under the same name and accompanied by compelling evidence and donor testimonials. ABC will then envision it as a crime documentary, like their long-running series, 20/20.

The network released the official statement for Scamanda that can be read below.

"Scamanda tells the story of Amanda Riley — a wife, mother, blogger, and Christian — whose tragic cancer tale captivates thousands. But Amanda has a secret that she’s dying to keep, and after an anonymous tip to an investigative reporter, her own words may prove to be her downfall."

Who stars in it?

As Scamanda will be a crime doc, there'll be no talent. However, it's possible that the podcast host, Charlie Webster, will be the correspondent.

When does it air?

Scamanda will air on Wednesday nights (date to be determined) at 10/9c.

The Golden Bachelorette

The Golden Bachelorette is the spinoff of The Golden Bachelor and the latest installment in The Bachelor franchise. Like its predecessors, the premise is to find true love with one of the eligible candidates. There's tough competition, as all dating reality shows have, but because of this, they become our guilty pleasures as we anticipate who'll be chosen at the end.

What's it about?

The Golden Bachelorette will follow The Golden Bachelor's alum Joan Vassos on the quest to find romance again after she self-eliminated herself due to a family crisis. She'll choose the man right for her, and if he's her soulmate, marriage could be down the road.

ABC released the show's description when they announced their Fall 2024 schedule.

"After more than 43 million viewers tuned in to the debut of The Golden Bachelor across platforms last fall, The Golden Bachelorette will spotlight a second chance at love for one radiant woman in her golden years. The men vying for her final rose have journeyed through the highs and lows of love, navigating moments of joy and heartbreak, and they arrive with anticipation, eager to foster a connection that sparks a future of limitless possibilities."

Who stars in it?

The Golden Bachelor fan favorite, Joan Vassos, will be the first-ever Golden Bachelorette.

When does it air?

Wednesday nights (date to be determined) at 8/7c will be the day and time to tune in. The show will join Abbott Elementary and Scamanda in the lineup. Of course, you can stream The Golden Bachelorette and the other new series the next day on Hulu if you can't watch them live.

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