ABC Brings Back 19 Series for Next Season, but Forgoes Fall Schedule for Now

Network gives straight-to-series pickup to 2 shows

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy is one of 19 current ABC shows that will return to the network next season—at some point. Ali Goldstein/ABC

So far, broadcasters have taken two approaches to their fall schedules in the midst of Covid-19. Fox and The CW constructed mostly pandemic-proof lineups featuring acquired shows and other already-filmed programming, while CBS opted to go ahead with a “hopeful” fall schedule with its usual programming that won’t be able to air until production can resume.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.