ABC Releases Fall 2015 Schedule: ‘The Muppets’ & ‘Quantico’ Land on Tuesdays, Shonda’s ‘Catch’ Held for Midseason

Now that both NBC and Fox have released their fall schedules, it’s ABC’s turn to share what’s new and what’s, well, not, for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

ABC has been, shall we say, “kinder” to their shows as far as schedule changes and even cancellations go. If it ain’t broke, don’t do anything, because it’s Shondaland, and it’s working just fine. Let’s break down all the new shows that are coming to ABC this fall, shall we?!

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The Muppets will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. followed by returning comedy Fresh Off the Boat. New drama series Quantico will follow Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the newly open 10 p.m. time slot. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will pretty much stay the same and Fridays will welcome new comedy Dr. Ken, starring Ken Jeong, where Cristela once was at 8:30 p.m. New soapy drama Oil, starring Don Johnson and Chace Crawford, and the biblical saga Of Kings and Prophets, will fill the spots that were once held by Revenge and Resurrection at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. respectively.

Now let’s not forget about all the new shows that will premiere midseason like Shonda Rhimes’ new drama series The Catch, starring Mireille Enos, that will most likely join the fan-favorite TGIT lineup once How to Get Away with Murder is over. Thriller series The Family starring Joan Allen will sub in for Kings and Prophets on Sundays at 10 p.m. Anthology series Wicked City starring Ed Westwick and Erika Christensen will join the Tuesday night lineup, subbing in for Quantico.

Wait a minute…can we just go back a little and talk about how Ed Westwick AND Chace Crawford will be on our television screens again!!!

New Comedies

DR. KEN
Doctor-turned-actor/comedian Ken Jeong (“Community,” “The Hangover”), plays Dr. Ken, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife, Allison, is just the right partner to keep things sane. Cast: “Dr. Ken” stars Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Dave Foley as Pat, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Albert Tsai as Dave and Krista Marie Yu as Molly.

THE MUPPETS
The Muppets return to primetime with a contemporary, documentary-style show. For the first time ever, a series will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. This is a more adult Muppet show, for “kids” of all ages.

THE REAL O’NEALS
A fresh take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real. Cast: “The Real O’Neals” stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny, Matthew Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi.

UNCLE BUCK
Based on the hit movie of the same name, Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a fun-loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. By happy coincidence, his nieces’ and nephew’s nanny has just quit and his brother and sister-in-law need his help. His unconventional personality may just make him the right fit for the family and they may be the answer to his problems, too. Cast: “Uncle Buck” stars Mike Epps as Buck, Nia Long as Alexis, James Lesure as Will, Iman Benson as Tia, Sayeed Shahidi as Miles and Aalyrah Caldwell as Maizy.

New Dramas

THE CATCH
From Shondaland’s Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, “The Catch” is a new thriller centered on the strong, successful Alice Martin (Mireille Enos). She’s a fraud investigator who’s about to be the victim of fraud herself by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career. Cast: “The Catch” stars Mireille Enos as Alice, Alimi Ballard as Evan, Damon Dayoub as Kieran, Jay Hayden as James, Jacky Ido as Emil, Bethany Joy Lenz as Zoe, Rose Rollins as Andie and Elvy Yost as Maria.

THE FAMILY
This thriller follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge — is he really who he says he is? Cast: “The Family” stars Joan Allen as Claire, Alison Pill as Willa, Margot Bingham as Sergeant Nina Meyer,
Zach Gilford as Danny, Liam James as Adam, Floriana Lima as Bridey, Madeleine Arthur
as Young Willa, Rarmian Newton as Young Danny, Rupert Graves as John and Andrew McCarthy as Hank

OF KINGS AND PROPHETS
An epic Biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny. Cast: “Of Kings and Prophets” stars Ray Winstone as King Saul, Haaz Sleiman as Jonathan, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Michal, Oliver Rix as David, Simone Kessell as Ahinoam, James Floyd as Ish-Boseth, Mohammad Bakri as Samuel and Tomer Kapon as Joab.

OIL
Billy and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to “The Bakken” in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They’re soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage. Cast: “OIL” stars Don Johnson as Hap, Chace Crawford as Billy, Rebecca Rittenhouse as Cody, Delroy Lindo as Tip, Amber Valletta as Carla, Scott Michael Foster as Wick, India de Beaufort as Jules, Yani Gellman as AJ and Caitlin Carver as Lacey.

QUANTICO
A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. Cast: “Quantico” stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex, Dougray Scott as Liam, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda, Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah, Johanna Braddy as Shelby, Tate Ellington as Simon and Graham Rogers as Caleb.

WICKED CITY
“Wicked City” follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to solve a serial murder case. “Wicked City” stars Ed Westwick as Kent, Erika Christensen as Betty, Adam Rothenberg as Jack, Taissa Farmiga as Karen, Gabriel Luna as Paco, Karolina Wydra as Dianne, Holley Fain as Trish, Darrell Britt-Gibson as Diver and Anne Winters as Vicki.

Check out the entire Fall 2015-16 schedule below. New programs are in UPPER CASE; all times ET.

CORPORATE - May 12, 2015 - ABC continues its commitment to great storytelling with the announcement of its 2015-16 slate of programming, including the addition of 10 new series. The network's new lineup was unveiled to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (ABC)

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MONDAY

8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
10:00 p.m. “Castle”

QUANTICO - A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. "Quantico" stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex, Dougray Scott as Liam, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda, Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah, Johanna Braddy as Shelby, Tate Ellington as Simon and Graham Rogers as Caleb. "Quantico" was written by Josh Safran. Executive producers are Josh Safran, Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper. "Quantico" is produced by ABC Studios. (ABC/Guy D'Alema) PRIYANKA CHOPRA, JAKE MCLAUGHLIN, BRIAN J. SMITH

TUESDAY

8:00 p.m. “THE MUPPETS”
8:30 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat”
9:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
10:00 p.m. “QUANTICO”

NASHVILLE - "Before You Go Make Sure You Know" - Juliette is laser-focused on finishing her album - and when she puts everything and everyone she loves behind it - Avery makes a decision that impacts their lives forever. Deacon's life hangs in the balance, but Rayna and the girls are by his side. With the clock ticking and the future uncertain, will they celebrate a life together? The season finale of "Nashville" airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Mark Levine) CHARLES ESTEN, CONNIE BRITTON

WEDNESDAY

8:00 p.m. “The Middle”
8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs”
9:00 p.m. “Modern Family”
9:30 p.m. “black-ish”
10:00 p.m. “Nashville”

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THURSDAY

8:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
9:00 p.m. “Scandal”
10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder”

DR. KEN - Doctor-turned-actor/comedian Ken Jeong ("Community," "The Hangover"), plays Dr. Ken, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife, Allison, is just the right partner to keep things sane. "Dr. Ken" stars Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Dave Foley as Pat, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Albert Tsai as Dave and Krista Marie Yu as Molly. "Dr. Ken was written by Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, and Mike O'Connell. Executive producers are Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, John Davis, John Fox and Mike Sikowitz, with Mike O'Connell as co-executive producer. "Dr. Ken" is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.   (ABC/Danny Feld) KATE SIMSES, TISHA CAMPBELL-MARTIN, JONATHAN SLAVIN, KEN JEONG

FRIDAY

8:00 p.m. “Last Man Standing”
8:30 p.m. “DR. KEN”
9:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
10:00 p.m. “20/20”

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SATURDAY

8:00 p.m. “Saturday Night Football”

OIL - Billy and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to "The Bakken" in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history.  They're soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage. "OIL" stars Don Johnson as Hap, Chace Crawford as Billy, Rebecca Rittenhouse as Cody, Delroy Lindo as Tip, Amber Valletta as Carla, Scott Michael Foster as Wick, India de Beaufort as Jules, Yani Gellman as AJ and Caitlin Carver as Lacey. "OIL" was written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne. Executive producers are Tony Krantz, Josh Pate, Rodes Fishburne, Drew Comins and Don Johnson. "OIL" is produced by ABC Signature. (ABC/Fred Hayes) AMBER VALLETTA, STEPHEN GARRETT

SUNDAY

7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00 p.m. “Once Upon a Time”
9:00 p.m. “OIL”
10:00 p.m. “OF KINGS AND PROPHETS”

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