ABC Is Displacing Shark Tank and Once Upon a Time to Prepare for American Idol’s Arrival

3 long-running series shift to new nights ahead of the midseason hope

American Idol won't premiere until midseason, but Shark Tank and Once Upon a Time are already on the move. Sources: ABC

Once Upon a Time, Shark Tank and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans are going to have a harder time finding their shows as the new season begins, and it’s all because of American Idol.

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