ABC Sets Premiere Dates For ‘Galavant’, ‘Agent Carter’; Unveils Return Dates For ‘Once’, ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ & Thursday Dramas

ABC has laid out some of its midseason scheduling plans, setting premiere dates for comedy Galavant and drama Marvel’s Agent Carter and slotting return dates for some of its dramas that will go on a winter hiatus.

marvels-agent-carter-abc__140509230053Fairytale musical comedy Galavant and Agent Carter had been designed to bridge the fall and spring installments of dramas Once Upon A Time and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., respectively. Galavant will debut on January 4, airing back-to-back episodes in the Sunday 8 PM hour, while Agent Carter will come on January 6. Once, which airs its fall finale on December 14, will return March 1. S.H.I.E.L.D., which will wrap its fall run on December 9, will be back March 3.

The Thursday dramas Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder will bow out November 20 and come back January 29. The Taste will air from 8-10 PM on the night in their absence.

ABC is yet to announce plans for midseason dramas American Crime and Secrets & Lies. At the upfronts, the two series were penciled in for Resurrection‘s Sunday 9 PM and HTGAWM‘s Sunday 10 PM slot, respectively, but I hear those time period assignments are not final. Both Resurrection and HTGAWM have full-season orders that are fewer that 22 episodes. The network is yet to make a decision on a back order for new drama Forever.

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