ABC's "Still Star-Crossed"  stars Wade Briggs as Benvolio, Lashana Lynch as Rosaline and Sterling Sulieman as Prince Escalus. 

ABC's "Still Star-Crossed"  stars Wade Briggs as Benvolio, Lashana Lynch as Rosaline and Sterling Sulieman as Prince Escalus. 

ABC pulls plug on 'Castle,' 'Nashville' and more

ABC went through its prime-time schedule with an axe last week, chopping down fan favorites Nashville, Castle and Marvel’s Agent Carter.

But actress Hayley Atwell, Agent Carter herself, landed on her feet with a prime spot on the network’s Monday schedule. She stars in Conviction, which will follow Dancing With the Stars on Monday nights in the fall. The series revolves around Hayes Morrison, a former First Daughter and lawyer who must go to work at the New York district attorney’s office after getting in some trouble. It’s one of five new shows on the network’s fall schedule.

ABC's "Conviction"  stars Hayley Atwell as Hayes Morrison.

ABC's "Conviction"  stars Hayley Atwell as Hayes Morrison.


The network unveiled nine new shows in all, including Still Star-Crossed from all-star creator Shonda Rhimes and based on the book by Melinda Taub. The show, which will premiere midseason, is a continuation of the story of Romeo and Juliet. Rhimes now has five shows on ABC, including Scandal, which is also scheduled for midseason perhaps because of star Kerry Washington’s pregnancy; The Catch; Grey’s Anatomy; and How to Get Away With Murder.

Some time slots were juggled, too, spreading the comedy around the schedule. The Middle moves to Tuesday, breaking up the hard Wednesday comedy block. 

American Crime will also return.

ABC's fall schedule


7 p.m. Dancing With the Stars

9 p.m. Conviction


7 p.m. The Middle

7:30 p.m. American Housewife chronicles the life of Katie Otto (Katy Mixon), who is living her imperfect life in wealthy Westport, Conn., with its perfect families.

8 p.m. Fresh off the Boat

8:30 p.m. The Real O’Neals

9 p.m. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


7 p.m. The Goldbergs

7:30 p.m. Speechless stars Minnie Driver as a wife and mother of three boys, one with special needs, who will do anything to fight for her family in this comedy.

8 p.m. Modern Family

8:30 p.m. black-ish

9 p.m. Designated Survivor: Who else but Kiefer Sutherland could play a low-level cabinet member who gets called into service as president after an attack on Washington, D.C.? Of course, it’s all a conspiracy.


7 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy

8 p.m. Notorious is culled from the lives of a criminal lawyer and a television news producer.

9 p.m. How to Get Away with Murder


7 p.m. Last Man Standing

7:30 p.m. Dr. Ken

8 p.m. Shark Tank

9 p.m. 20/20


7 p.m. College football


6 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos

7 p.m. Once Upon a Time

8 p.m. Secrets and Lies

9 p.m. Quantico

Canceled ABC shows

  • Marvel's Agent Carter
  • Castle
  • The Family
  • Galavant
  • The Muppets
  • Nashville
  • Of Kings and Prophets
  • Wicked City

Other new shows: Downward Dog; Time After Time; and Imaginary Mary

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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