ABC is remaining relatively stable comedy-wise next season, maintaining their family-oriented block of sitcoms on Wednesday nights and adding one newcomer, while also expanding to Tuesday and Friday nights.
"The Middle", "Suburgatory", and "Modern Family" remain in their places on Wednesdays, and the new show, "The Neighbors", comes from several "Modern Family" vets (executive producers Aaron Kaplan and Jeff Morton and director Chris Koch). The show deals with a family of aliens, The Zabvronians, who have been stationed on Earth for the past 10 years, disguised as humans. Awaiting instructions from home, they meet the Weavers, their new next door neighbors and the first humans they've had the opportunity to know. As it turns out, the pressures of marriage and parenthood are not exclusive to planet Earth. Two worlds will collide with hilarious consequences as everyone discovers they can "totally relate" and learn a lot from each other.
"Happy Endings" and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" move to Tuesday nights following the "Dancing with the Stars" results show, and will be joined midseason with two other new sitcoms, "How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)", starring Brad Garrett and Sarah Chalke, and "The Family Tools", based on the UK series "White Van Man". Also appearing at midseason will be a TGIF-like block of family-oriented sitcoms on Friday nights, with Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing" at 8 being joined by "Malibu Country" with Reba McEntire at 8:30.