ABC Unveils 2021-2022 Primetime Slate Featuring Distinctive New Original Content and Fan Favorites
ABC UNVEILS 2021-2022 PRIMETIME SLATE FEATURING DISTINCTIVE NEW ORIGINAL CONTENT AND FAN FAVORITES ABC CONTINUES WINNING STREAK AS NO. 1 ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR NEW DRAMA ‘QUEENS’ AND NEW COMEDY ‘THE WONDER YEARS’ BOLSTER STRONG AND STABLE FALL SCHEDULE REALITY JUGGERNAUT ‘THE BACHELORETTE’ SETS FALL PREMIERE ALONG WITH POPULAR UNSCRIPTED SERIES FAREWELL SEASON OF GROUNDBREAKING COMEDY ‘BLACK-ISH’ TO DEBUT MIDSEASON HIGHLY ANTICIPATED LIMITED SERIES ‘WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT’ TO PREMIERE AS MIDSEASON EVENT FRESHMAN COMEDIES ‘ABBOTT ELEMENTARY’ AND ‘MAGGIE’ ALSO SET FOR MIDSEASON ALONG WITH RETURN OF ‘AMERICAN IDOL’
Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, today unveiled the ABC primetime schedule for the 2021-2022 season, featuring tentpole returning shows and bold, fresh new series. The network continues to deliver on its success as the season’s No. 1 entertainment network among Adults 18-49 for the second year in a row. This marks the first time the network has won back-to-back consecutive seasons in entertainment in 25 years. ABC also has three of the top five highest-rated entertainment series, the most for any network, with “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.”
“We are proud to continue to deliver highly entertaining, culturally relevant and powerful stories that further drive our momentum as the No. 1 entertainment network,” said Erwich. “We’ve also made it a priority to be intentionally inclusive across all of our content, and we’re excited to introduce our audience to the rich new characters, bold stories and strong ensemble casts featured in our upcoming programming slate.”
Debuting this fall is the highly anticipated comedy “The Wonder Years” from Saladin K. Patterson (“Dave,” “The Big Bang Theory”), Lee Daniels (“Empire,” “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”) and original series star Fred Savage; and from Zahir McGhee (“Scandal”), the buzzed-about hip-hop drama series “Queens,” starring Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez and Brandy, which will feature original music performed by cast members.
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