'The Goldbergs', 'The Conners' and 'Black-ish' Return to ABC Oct. 21

From left: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis in ABC's 'black-ish'
From left: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis in ABC's 'black-ish' (Image credit: ABC/Ali Goldstein)

ABC comedies The Goldbergs, The Conners and black-ish start new seasons Oct. 21. American Housewife joins the Wednesday comedy block Oct. 28.

The pandemic has caused all sorts of delays in terms of network production. 

“We couldn’t be more excited to spread some much-needed joy with our Wednesday night comedy lineup,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. “While we had to be incredibly flexible this year, we are so lucky that we’re able to continue our long tradition of making Wednesday night comedy a strong staple of our fall broadcast schedule.”

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It will be season eight of The Goldbergs, with two episodes starting the season. Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia and Jeff Garlin are in the cast. 

It will be season three for The Conners, spun off of Roseanne. John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert and Lecy Goranson star. 

Black-ish, with Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross in the cast, is set to start season seven. American Housewife will premiere season five. Katy Mixon and Diedrich Bader star. 

Dates for ABC’s scripted dramas will be announced soon, the network said. Dates for unscripted series were previously announced.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.