ABC, NBC make fall changes


Wicked in, Prophets out

The first changes to the 2015 fall schedule were announced recently, and it is already bad news for one ABC drama.

ABC has decided to replace Sunday night fall drama Of Prophets And Kings with Quantico, which moves over from Tuesday. Replacing Quantico is Wicked City, a drama originally slated for midseason. While Wicked won’t premiere until Oct. 27, Shark Tank spinoff Beyond The Tank fills the slot in the interim.

Prophets, which is a drama set in Biblical times, is expected to be retooled, but the episode order has been reportedly been cut from thirteen to ten – if it makes it on the air at all.

Meanwhile, NBC recently announced it is adding another Chicago-based drama from Dick Wolf onto the schedule, called Chicago Med. The schedule already features two Chicago shows from Wolf: Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.

This is the third Chicago-based medical drama to hit the airwaves; beforehand we’ve had Chicago Hope and the phenomenally popular ER, both debuting in 1994 – on the same night and timeslot, no less.

The callup for Chicago Med is due to another medical drama (Heartbreaker) being sidelined to midseason because of star Melissa George’s pregnancy.

Look for more possible schedule changes as the summer progresses.