ABC Fall 2017-2018 TV Show Trailers Are Here
Earlier today, ABC officially unveiled their fall 2017-2018 lineup at the network's upfront presentation in New York, which includes 10 new shows, along with the reality sensation American Idol and the iconic sitcom Roseanne returning for an eight-episode revival in midseason. Now that the upfront presentation has come and gone, ABC has released trailers for nine of these new programs, plus a four-minute trailer for Roseanne that features some of the show's most memorable moments. Unfortunately for Marvel fans, the only new program that didn't get a trailer released was the highly-anticipated Inhumans.
ABC did release an Inhumans teaser earlier this month, but it didn't feature any actual footage, just some bits of dialogue from the pilot episodes. Many fans hoped that there would be a full trailer unveiled at the upfronts, but perhaps the pilot footage is still undergoing some post-production work. While the network didn't reveal when exactly the full Inhumans trailer will arrive, fans will get to see the first two episodes in an exclusive IMAX theatrical run starting September 1. The eight-episode first season will then kick off Tuesday, September 26, but the full ABC schedule released today confirmed that the show will be airing in the Friday 9 PM ET time slot, between Once Upon a Time and 20/20. It's possible that the first episode will still air on September 26, with the second episode serving as its time period premiere a few days later, which would be on Friday, September 30, but that hasn't been confirmed yet.
After weeks of rumors about a potential Roseanne revival, it was finally confirmed today that that the iconic sitcom will return in 2018 with an eight-episode season on ABC. Original Roseanne cast members Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fischman, Lecy Goranson, Johnny Galecki and Sarah Chalke will be returning to reprise their roles. Sarah Chalke played Becky Connor in later seasons of the show, although ABC revealed that she will be coming back in a different role which has not yet been revealed. Still, the whole Connor family will return when this sitcom classic makes its return in 2018, nearly 30 years after the show debuted in October 1988.
As for the rest of these shows, The Good Doctor, which stars former Bates Motel star Freddie Highmore, will be given the plum Monday 10 PM slot, with hit reality competition show Dancing With the Stars serving as its two-hour lead-in. Tuesdays this fall will bring a pair of new programs, the half-hour comedy The Mayor, starring Brandon Micheal Hall, Lea Michele and Yvette Nicole Brown, debuting in the 9:30 slot, with the hour-long drama The Gospel of Kevin, starring Jason Ritter and JoAnna Garcia Swisher closing out the night at 10 PM. The Wednesday and Thursday lineups remain largely unchanged, except for American Housewife and Black-ish swapping their time slots, with Inhumans airing in the Friday 9 PM time slot and newcomer Ten Days in the Valley, starring Kyra Sedgwick, closing out the week on Sunday at 10 PM, following To Tell the Truth and Shark Tank, in its new Sunday time slot.
That means the rest of the new shows, Alex Inc., The Crossing, Deception, For the People and Splitting Up Together will be held for midseason, so we'll likely have to wait several months to find out when those shows will debut. ABC also didn't release trailers for its new reality shows such as The Bachelor Winter Games, Dancing With the Stars Junior or American Idol, all of which will debut in midseason as well. While we wait for more on these new ABC programs, take a look at these trailers for the fall and midseason shows below.