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ABC tasks Inhumans with Friday mission

Scripted-logo-460_2InhumansUS broadcaster ABC has slated its buzzy new superhero drama Marvel’s Inhumans on Friday nights in its 2017/18 season, and is reviving sitcom Roseanne.

Inhumans is one of four new scripted series for the fall season in the US, alongside David Shore medical drama The Good Doctor, comedies The Mayor and The Gospel of Kevin.

Roseanne, meanwhile, is set for a revival after 20 years, with Roseanne Barr returning to play her central role as the matriarch of a working-class Illinois family.

Thursday remains Shonda Rhimes’ domain, with Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder set.

Scandal will end after its seventh run, however. Rhymes has another ABC series debuting on May 29, Still Star-Crossed and has seen a Grey’s firefighter spin-off, currently untitled, ordered for midseason.

The ABC Studios series will be set in a Seattle firehouse, with Stacy McKee writing the script.

Elsewhere, a retooled American Idol will debut in midseason, after the Alphabet Network picked it up after Fox cancelled the reality series.

On the cancellations front, ABC has axed American Crime after three seasons, plus Rhimes drama The Catch, Time After Time, legal drama Conviction, comedies Dr Ken, The Real O Neals, Last Man Standing (after six seasons) and Imaginary Mary

Despite rumours of a cancellation, spy drama Quantico has been given a third run.

 

MONDAY
8pm-10pm Dancing with the Stars
10pm-11pm The Good Doctor

TUESDAY
8pm-8.30pm The Middle
8.30pm-9pm Fresh Off the Boat
9pm-9.30pm Black-ish
21.30-22.00 The Mayor
10pm-11pm The Gospel of Kevin

WEDNESDAY
8pm-8.30pm The Goldbergs
8.30pm-9pm Speechless
9pm-9.30pm Modern Family
9.30pm-10pm American Housewife
10pm-11pm Designated Survivor

THURSDAY
8pm-9pm Grey’s Anatomy
9pm-10pm Scandal
10pm-11pm How to Get Away with Murder

FRIDAY
8pm-9pm Once Upon a Time
9pm-10pm Marvel’s Inhumans
10pm-11pm 20/20

Alex Inc., The Crossing, Deception and Splitting Up Together are set for midseason