ABC Modifications Fall Lineup Amid Writers Strike

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ABC is making last-minute modifications to its Golden hour.

As we speak, Adweek discovered that ABC is shaking up its fall lineup forward of its September premieres, with the highly-anticipated The Golden Bachelor shifting from Mondays to Thursdays.

The community had beforehand deliberate on a reality-heavy fall schedule, seemingly attempting to get forward of any delays brought on by the continuing writers and actors strikes. Nevertheless, with the modifications, the Bachelor franchise spinoff will now premiere on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m., with two hours of Bachelor in Paradise airing after.

Elsewhere, ABC is now scheduling its recreation present evening for Wednesdays. The community beforehand had its recreation present block scheduled for Thursday.

With the tweaks, Ken Jennings will host Movie star Jeopardy! on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m., with Movie star Wheel of Fortune and The $100,000 Pyramid following it.

Monday’s and Tuesday’s fall lineups stay up within the air; nonetheless, bulletins ought to comply with shortly.

The modifications come because the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes forge forward, with round 11,500 writers and 160,000 actors hanging as talks proceed between the guilds and the AMPTP.

The writers strike has been affecting fall TV lineups since they have been first introduced in Could throughout upfront week, an annual showcase for TV promoting. The actors then joined the fray in July.

Along with ABC, NBC, CBS and The CW have all made changes to their fall schedules as a result of strikes. Fox even held off on saying a schedule in Could, hoping to keep away from any delays.

ABC’s fall 2023-2024 schedule

(New packages in ALL CAPS, instances are in ET)

MONDAY
8 p.m. — Dancing With the Stars

TUESDAY
TBD

WEDNESDAY
8 p.m. — Movie star Jeopardy! (Sept. 27)
9 p.m. — Movie star Wheel of Fortune (Sept. 27)
10 p.m. — The $100,000 Pyramid (Sept. 27)

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