Cancelled TV shows are now eyeing ABC. It was just two weeks ago, that ABC bragged Roseanne would allow them to win Tuesday nights next fall. She was the star of their upfront presentation and took all the air out of the room. Now, however, that is looking less and less likely.
ABC has some shuffling to do if they want to attempt to save that day. If they want to go with a comedy, the only comedy they have scheduled is The Goldbergs spinoff Schooled, which would almost automatically be put behind The Goldbergs on Wednesdays, so that still doesn’t solve their Tuesday dilemma.
So where does that leave ABC? Some industry analysts are saying ABC should just call that day a loss. Yet, fans have other ideas. They are calling on ABC to consider some of their favorites. The most likely show to come back to ABC is Designated Survivor, but with the internal drama that happened on the show, it might be difficult to get it back depending on how close Netflix is to a deal.
That leaves us with Alex Inc. The Zach Braff comedy which was cancelled two weeks ago. Zach Braff himself is mocking Roseanne in efforts to save the show. Since his tweets, it is seeing a resurgent fan campaign to help it stick around the ABC schedule.
ABC could look into the past and pull out the MCU’s Agent Carter, which would be a great Tuesday move and was never officially cancelled. Plus it could write-off the losses from the Inhumans disaster.
ABC could also go off network and save various shows like The Brave or Lucifer. If it wants to stick with comedy it could give The Middle a spinoff or shortened bonus season and it could also pick up my favorite comedy this year: LA to Vegas.
One thing is for sure. We are living in the most exciting times in TV history. With the Renew Timeless campaign still going strong and the Save The Expanse campaign a resounding success. ABC has a lot of options on it’s plate.