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For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter has been the source for information about all things in local media – comings and goings, local people appearing on the big or small screen, special programs, and much more. Local media is still his beat and he’s bringing his interest, curiosity, contacts and unique style to Cincinnati Public Radio and 91.7 WVXU. Contact John at johnkiese@yahoo.com.

'The Conners,' Nathan Fillion Return To ABC Oct. 16

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Lecy Goranson (Becky) and John Goodman (Dan) will be back on ABC when "Roseanne" without Roseanne Barr morphs into "The Conners" Oct. 16.

The Conners, minus star/creator Roseanne Barr, and former Castle star Nathan Fillion, return to ABC Tuesday, Oct. 16, after most of the network's new and returning series make their fall TV debuts.

ABC's new schedule rolls out premiere week  (Sept. 24-30), starting with Dancing with the Stars Monday Sept. 24. The spin-off Dancing with the Stars: Juniors debuts Sunday Oct. 7.

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Nathan Fillion ("Castle") returns to ABC after a two-year absence as the oldest rookie training to become a Los Angeles police officer.

Modern Family's 10th season begins Wednesday, Sept. 26. Grey’s Anatomy starts its 15th season with a two-hour show Thursday, Sept. 27, followed by How to Get Away with Murder.

I've added the ABC dates to my July 11 list of premiere dates for CBS, Fox, NBC CW and PBS new and returning shows. Here's the ABC list:

MONDAY, SEPT. 24

8 p.m.: Dancing with the Stars. Season 27 premiere

10 p.m.: The Good Doctor. Season 2 premiere.

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ABC's "Single Parents" stars (from left) Kimrie Lewis, Jake Choi, Leighton Meester, Brad Garrett and Taran Killam.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

8 p.m.: The Goldbergs. Season 6 premiere.

8:30 p.m.: American Housewife. Season 3 premiere.

9 p.m.: Modern Family. Season 10 premiere.

9:31 p.m.: Single Parents. PREMIERE. Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam star as -- wait for it -- single parents.

10 p.m.: A Million Little Things. PREMIERE. Seven Boston friends, who feel "stuck in life," bond after the death of a friend.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

8 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy. Season 15 premiere.

10 p.m.: How to Get Away with Murder. Season 5 premiere.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

7 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos. Season 29 premiere.

THURSDAY, OCT. 4

9:01 p.m.: Station 19. Season 2 premiere.

FRIDAY, OCT. 5

8 p.m.: Fresh Off the Boat. Season 5 premiere.

8:30 p.m.: Speechless. Season 3 premiere.

9 p.m.:  Child Support. Season 2 premiere.

SUNDAY, OCT. 7

8 p.m.: Dancing with the Stars: Juniors. PREMIERE. "Celebrity kids" will be paired with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines.

10 p.m.: Shark Tank. Season 10 premiere.

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Alec Baldin interviewed Jerry Seinfeld in the March pilot episode.

SUNDAY, OCT. 14

10:01 p.m.: The Alec Baldwin Show. PREMIERE. Baldwin interviews two celebrities in prime-time.

TUESDAY, OCT. 16

8 p.m.: The Conners, ABC. PREMIERE.  A revamped Roseanne returns without Roseanne Barr, but with the rest of the cast from the spring debut.

8:31 p.m.: The Kids Are Alright. PREMIERE. A comedy about an Irish-Catholic family in the 1970s living in suburban Los Angeles. The pilot episode was directed and executive produced by Finneytown native Randall Einhorn.

9:30 p.m.: black-ish. Season 5 premiere.

9:30 p.m.:  Splitting Up Together.  Season 2 premiere.

10 p.m.: The Rookie. PREMIERE. Nathan Fillion (Castle) plays a 40-year-old small town guy who becomes the Los Angeles Police Department's oldest trainee.

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.