The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the third announced today. Here’s a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on ABC.
With its star Kerry Washington pregnant, ABC’s “Scandal” has been pushed to midseason with new drama “Notorious” filling in the slot. All up the network, having lost two of its stalwarts with “Castle” and “Nashville” going off the air, are replacing them and others with five new dramas and four comedies.
What shows it didn’t axe are also getting moved about with “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” getting pushed back to a 10pm berth to make way for a two-hour comedy block. Here’s the full list:
NEW DRAMA SERIES
(Legal Drama, 10pm Mondays)
Lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell) is about to accept a job offered from her nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis (Eddie Cahill), to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother’s Senate campaign. Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her keen mind to turn over cases, where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family. Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey and Emily Kinney also star, and the series is co-created by writer Liz Friedman (“Jessica Jones”) and director Liz Friedlander (“The Following”).
(Conspiracy Thriller, 10pm Wednesdays)
Kiefer Sutherland returns to primetime in a conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history. Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Maggie Q, Kal Penn and Italia Ricci also star while David Guggenheim and Simon Kinberg executive produce.
(Law & Journalism Drama, 9pm Thursdays)
Inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. A provocative look at the unique, sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media. Josh Berman (“Blacklist,” “Bones,” “CSI”) is writer and executive producer, and Allie Hagan (“Suri’s Burn Book”) is writer and co-executive producer. Piper Perabo, Daniel Sunjata, Sepideh Moafi, Kate Jennings Grant, Ryan Guzman, Kevin Zegers, J. August Richards and Aimee Teegarden star.
(Period Romance Drama, Mid-Season)
Shonda Rhimes’ new period drama picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. The series is based on the book by Melinda Taub and stars Wade Briggs, Anthony Head, Zuleikha Robinson, Lashana Lynch, Ebonee Noel, Grant Bowler, and Dan Hildebrand. Heather Mitchell (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) is writer and executive producer.
Time After Time
(Time Travel-Drama, Mid-Season)
Based on the novel and film, executive producer/writer Kevin Williamson (“Scream,” “Dawson’s Creek”) delivers a fantastical cat and mouse adventure through time when famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells (Freddie Stroma) is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper (Josh Bowman). Once H.G. arrives in New York City, he finds a world he never thought possible and a young woman (Genesis Rodriguez) who captivates him. Regina Taylor also stars.
NEW COMEDY SERIES
(Comedy, 8:30pm Tuesdays)
Katie Otto (Katy Mixon), a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with “perfect” mommies and their “perfect” offspring. Diedrich Bader, Johnny Sequoyah, Daniel DiMaggio, Julia Butters, Carly Hughes and Ali Wong star in a series from Sarah Dunn (“Spin City,” “Bunheads”) .
Based on the web series, the story follows a struggling millennial named Nan (Allison Tolman), from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. One session at obedience school already makes them realize that even at their worst they may be the best thing for each other. Lucas Neff, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Barry Rothbart and Mo Collins star. Samm Hodges and Michael Killen will executive produce.
Alice (Jenna Elfman) is a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside-down when she meets the love of her life – a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend (voiced by Rachel Dratch) she created as a child suddenly reappears to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family. Stephen Schneider, Nicholas Coombe, Matreya Scarrwener and Erica Tremblay also star. Adam F. Goldberg executive produces.
(Comedy, 8:30pm Wednesdays)
Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver) is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy (John Ross Bowie), and kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ (Mason Cook, Micah Fowler, Kyla Kenedy), the latter her eldest son with special needs. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves and searches for just the right person to give JJ his “voice.” Scott Silveri (“Friends”) writes and is executive producer.
The nightly ABC schedule will be as follows:
8pm: “Dancing with the Stars”
8pm: “The Middle”
8:30pm: “American Housewife”
9pm: “Fresh Off the Boat”
9:30pm: “The Real O’Neals”
10pm: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
8pm: “The Goldbergs”
8:30 pm: “Speechless”
9pm: “Modern Family”
9:30 pm: “Black-ish”
10pm: “Designated Survivor”
8pm: “Grey’s Anatomy”
10pm: “How to Get Away with Murder”
8pm: “Last Man Standing”
8:30pm: “Dr. Ken”
9pm: “Shark Tank”
8pm: “Saturday Night College Football”
7pm: “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8pm: “Once Upon a Time”
9pm: “Secrets and Lies”
“American Crime,” “The Bachelor,” “The Catch,” “Downward Dog,” “Imaginary Mary,” “Scandal,” “Still Star-Crossed,” “Time After Time,” “Uncle Buck”
“Agent Carter,” “The Astronaut Wives Club,” “Blood and Oil,” “Castle,” “The Family,” “Galavant,” “The Muppets,” “Nashville,” “Of Kings and Prophets,” “Rookie Blue,” “The Whispers,” “Wicked City”