ABC Fall Prime-Time Goes Unscripted Due To Writers' Strike

Strike-proof TV network programming is where the ABC Television Network is headed this fall -- with virtually wall-to-wall unscripted TV programs and two TV scripted series in repeats mode.

ABC will have one new series, “The Golden Bachelor” -- an unscripted dating-competition show, riffing off the original “Bachelor” -- where older women compete for an older gentleman looking for a second chance for love in their retirement years.

It airs on Monday’s at 10 PM after ABC's long-standing, perennial unscripted series, “Dancing with the Stars.”

There are plenty of game shows on the prime-time schedule, including two shows at 8 PM -- “Celebrity Jeopardy!” on Tuesdays and “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” on Thursdays.

Thursday night also includes game shows “Press Your Luck” (9 PM) and “The $100,000 Pyramid” (10 PM).



On Wednesday night, there is “Abbott Elementary,” a ABC scripted TV series in repeats, airing at 9 PM. On Sunday nights, at 8 PM the Walt Disney-owned broadcast network will run “The Wonderful World of Disney” repeats.

Sports content will include six “Monday Night Football” games -- three simulcast with sister network ESPN and three exclusive games. The lineup will include the returning Saturday series of college football games.

ABC’s Fall 2023-2024 TV season schedule  (new series in italics)

8 PM:          "Dancing With the Stars"
10 PM:        "The Golden Bachelor"

8 PM:          "Celebrity Jeopardy!"
9 PM:          "Bachelor in Paradise"

8 PM:          "Judge Steve Harvey"
9 PM:          "Abbott Elementary repeats"
10 PM:        "What Would You Do?"


8 PM:          "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
9 PM:          "Press Your Luck"
10 PM:        "The $100,000 Pyramid"


8 PM:          "Shark Tank"
9 PM:          "20/20"


7:30 PM ET/
4:30 PM PT: "Saturday Night College Football"

7 PM:           "America's Funniest Home Videos"
8 PM:           "The Wonderful World of Disney"

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