The ABC premiere dates for early 2021 new and scripted series have been announced. The ABC premiere dates include the debut of the empty-nester comedy series Call Your Mother, from creator Kari Lizer (The New Adventures of Old Christine).
The new year will kick off with an all-new season of The Rookie on Sunday, January 3. Last season, The Rookie finished as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast drama among Adults 18-49.
The network’s Wednesday night comedy block will see the addition of the new series Call Your Mother as black-ish returns to Tuesday nights. Starring Kyra Sedgwick in her multicamera comedy debut, the series is set to premiere Wednesday, January 13, alongside midseason returns of The Goldbergs, American Housewife and The Conners.
On Tuesday, January 26, black-ish returns, followed by the sophomore season premiere of mixed-ish and the continuation of the David E. Kelley drama Big Sky.
The Good Doctor returns from a holiday break on Monday, January 11, followed by For Life on Wednesday, January 20, and the continuation of Station 19, Grey’s Anatomy and A Million Little Things on Thursday, March 4.
Alternative series premiere dates were previously announced and you can view those here. Additional midseason premiere dates will be shared at a later time.
ABC Premiere Dates for Early 2021
SUNDAY, JAN. 3
10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Rookie” (season premiere)
MONDAY, JAN. 11
10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Good Doctor”
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13
8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs”
8:30-9:00 p.m. “American Housewife”
9:00-9:30 p.m. “The Conners”
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Call Your Mother” (series premiere)
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20
10:00-11:00 p.m. “For Life”
TUESDAY, JAN. 26
9:00-9:30 p.m. “black-ish” (new day and time)
9:30-10:00 p.m. “mixed-ish” (season premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Big Sky”
THURSDAY, MAR. 4
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Station 19”
9:00-10:01 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
10:01-11:00 p.m. “A Million Little Things”
The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration
ABC serves up an extra helping of holiday magic this Thanksgiving with a nostalgic fifth anniversary edition of The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, Thursday, November 26 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST). Original hosts Derek and Julianne Hough return, kicking off the night with a glittering new holiday performance, while Trevor Jackson (Freeform’s grown-ish) hosts from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Together, they will take viewers on a wintry ride through fan-favorite performances and new heartwarming family moments. Viewers will also get a brand-new sneak peek into Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure coming in 2021 to EPCOT in Florida.
In addition to magical holiday moments, viewers will also get a sneak peek at Disney and Pixar’s all-new feature film Soul before it becomes available exclusively on Disney+ beginning Dec. 25, 2020.
Featuring the voices of Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, Soul introduces a middle-school band teacher who teams up with a sarcastic new soul on a mission to figure out exactly what makes life worth living.
The musical performances include the following:
Emmy Award-winning hosts Derek Hough and Julianne Hough sing and dance through a medley of holiday classics in a fantastical new show open.
GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Ciara gives a festive spin on a “Jingle Bells/Jingle Bell Rock” medley (2017).
Multiple GRAMMY Award winner Kelly Clarkson belts her version of “Underneath the Tree” (2016).
Global superstar Jason Derulo performs his take on “Silent Night” (2017).
GRAMMY Award-nominated OneRepublic perform a rocking rendition of “What a Wonderful World” (2016).
GRAMMY Award winner Meghan Trainor and CMA Award-winning country artist Brett Eldridge share a sweet rendition of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (2018).
GRAMMY Award-winning and multiplatinum-selling artist Pentatonix give their rendition of “Deck the Halls” (2019).
Tony Award-winning actress Idina Menzel joins fellow Frozen star Kristen Bell for a chilling performance of “When We’re Together” from “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” (2017).
Boyz II Men take on “Let It Snow” alongside “December Baby” singer/songwriter JoJo (2016).
World-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli lends his voice to a rendition of “White Christmas” (2018).
GRAMMY Award-nominated artist Aloe Blacc performs “I Got Your Christmas Right Here (2018).
Global superstar Becky G performs “Santa Baby” (2016).
Following the release of his new album, Christmas in the Islands, multiple GRAMMY Award-winning global reggae/dancehall and pop music icon Shaggy sings “Jamaican Drummer Boy” (2019).
The holiday special is a collaboration by Disney Parks, ABC Entertainment and Endeavor Content’s Film 45.