Krista Vernoff‘s already-considerable clout at ABC is growing: The Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 showrunner’s new drama series Rebel is knocking A Million Little Things out of its Thursday perch.
Beginning April 8, the Erin Brockovich-inspired Rebel — created by Vernoff and starring Katey Sagal — will take over AMLT‘s Thursday-at-10 time slot, where it will follow Grey’s and Station 19. The move essentially gives Vernoff her own night of programming (following in the footsteps of her esteemed colleague Shonda Rhimes).
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Consequently AMLT will shift to Wednesdays at 10 pm beginning April 7 (aka the series’ original time slot).
Preceding the Thursday-night shake-up, Grey’s, Station 19 and AMLT will remain in lockstep — for a few weeks anyway — when they return from their winter hiatus on Thursday, March 11 (which is one week later than previously announced).
Check out a first look at Sagal in Rebel below:
In other ABC midseason news, the siblings-themed sitcom Home Economics starring Topher Grace will air Wednesdays at 8:30 pm beginning April 7, while the eight-episode Rebel Wilson-hosted dog competition series Pooch Perfect will take over Tuesdays at 8 pm beginning March 30.
Here’s a snapshot of ABC’s rejiggered schedule:
THURSDAY, MARCH 11
8 pm Station 19 (new return date)
9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (new return date)
10:01 pm A Million Little Things (new return date)
TUESDAY, MARCH 30
8 pm POOCH PERFECT (series premiere)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7
8:30 pm HOME ECONOMICS (series premiere)
10 pm A Million Little Things (new day)
THURSDAY, APRIL 8
10:01 pm REBEL (series premiere)
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