2017/2018 TV Series Breakdown: ABC

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.

Comfortable with Shondaland Thursdays, ABC has now plans for Fridays as a fantasy destination – pushing “Once Upon a Time” and “Marvel’s Inhumans” into that slot, with the latter being replaced by “Agents of SHIELD” mid-season.

Seven new dramas and three comedies are on the way along with the revival of “Roseanne,” various specials including a “Little Mermaid” musical and a live sitcom special from Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Theroux.

Not hitting the schedule yet, but set to make an impact when it does, is the return of “American Idol” and the currently untitled “Grey’s Anatomy” spin-off which will revolve around Seattle firefighters. Both aren’t expected to hit until mid-season.

Here’s the full list:



The Crossing
(Sci-Fi Mystery Drama, Mid-Season)
Refugees from a war-torn country seek asylum in a small American fishing town, only the country these people are from is America… and the war they are fleeing hasn’t happened yet.

As the government tries to uncover the truth behind this mysterious migration only one thing is certain: The lives of the people here – both the townspeople and these newcomers – will never be the same. Steve Zahn, Natalie Martinez, Sandrine Holt, Rick Gomez star. Rob Bowman (“The X-Files”) directs the pilot.


(Quirky Police Procedural, Mid-Season)
When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, influence and illusion – the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world’s most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career.

Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera , Lenora Crichlow, Amaury Nolasco, Justin Chon and Vinnie Jones star. The project hails from writer/executive producer Chris Fedak (“Chuck”) and executive producers Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero and Sarah Schechter.


For the People
(Courtroom Drama, Mid-Season)
Set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, aka ‘The Mother Court,’ this new Shondaland drama follows brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country – all as their lives intersect in and out of the courtroom.

Ben Rappaport, Susannah Flood, Wesam Keesh, Rege-Jean Page, Ben Shenkman, Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Anna Deavere Smith star. The series is created by Shondaland’s Paul William Davies and is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.


The Good Doctor
(Medical Drama, 10pm Mondays)
Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.

Also starring are Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper and Richard Schiff. The series is produced by David Shore (“House”) and “Lost” star Daniel Dae Kim, while Seth Gordon directed the pilot and is also an executive producer.


The Gospel of Kevin
(Light Drama, 10pm Tuesdays)
Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter), a cluelessly self-serving person, is on a dangerous path to despair. In a downward spiral, Kevin returns home to stay with his widowed twin sister (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) and niece. On his first night there, an unlikely celestial being named Yvette appears to him and presents him with a mission – to save the world.

The light drama hails from executive producers Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters (“Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Reaper”) and also stars J. August Richards, Chloe East, Dustin Ybarra and India de Beaufort. The pilot is directed by Paul McGuigan (“Sherlock”).


Marvel’s Inhumans
(Drama, Mid-Season)
Explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where their surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but Earth itself.

Starring Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Iwan Rheon as Maximus, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Ken Leung as Karnak, Ellen Woglom as an undisclosed character, Sonya Balmores as Auran and Mike Moh as Triton. The series is executive produced by Scott Buck, along with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory with Buck serving as showrunner.


Ten Days in the Valley
(Drama, Mid-Season)
Kyra Sedgwick stars as Jane Sadler, an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a separation whose life is turned upside down when her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night. Just like her controversial police TV show, everything is a mystery, everyone has a secret and no one can be trusted.

Also starring Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kick Gurry, Erika Christensen, Felix Solis, Josh Randall, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Abigail Pniowsky and Francois Battiste. The show has been created and written by Tassie Cameron and will be executive produced by Sedgwick, Jill Littman, Dana Goldberg, David Ellison and Marcy Ross.



Alex, Inc.
(Tech Workplace Comedy, Mid-Season)
Based on the podcast StartUp, Alex Schuman (Zach Braff) is a brilliant radio journalist, husband and father of two who is about to do something crazy—quit his job and start his own company. He quickly discovers it’s going to be a lot harder than he thought. Zach Braff stars, directs and is executive producer with Matt Tarses (“Scrubs”), John Davis and John Fox.


The Mayor
(Civics Comedy, 9:30pm Tuesdays)
Young rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) needs his big break. For years, he’s toiled away in a small inner-city apartment, making music in his junk-filled bedroom closet. Tired of waiting for opportunity, Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century: Running for mayor of his hometown in California to generate buzz for his music career.

Unfortunately for Courtney, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: An election victory. With the help of his mother (Yvette Nicole Brown) and friends, including Valentina (Lea Michele), Courtney will have to overcome his hubris if he wants to transform the struggling city he loves. Marcel Spears and Jermaine Hardaway also star in the series from Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton”), writer/executive producer Jeremy Bronson (“Speechless”) and Jamie Tarses (“Happy Endings”).


Splitting Up Together
(Relationship Comedy, Mid-Season)
Based on the Danish series, this follows a couple (Jenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson) whose marriage is reignited by their divorce. Bobby Lee, Diane Farr, Lindsay Price, Olivia Keville, Van Crosby and Sander Thomas co-star while Emily Kapnek (“Suburgatory”” writes and serves as executive producer along with Ellen DeGeneres.

The nightly ABC schedule will be as follows:

8pm: “Dancing with the Stars”
10pm: “The Good Doctor”

8pm: “The Middle”
8:30pm: “Fresh Off the Boat”
9pm: “black-ish”
9:30pm: “The Mayor”
10pm: “The Gospel of Kevin”

8pm: “The Goldbergs”
8:30 pm: “Speechless”
9pm: “Modern Family”
9:30 pm: “American Housewife”
10pm: “Designated Survivor”

8pm: “Grey’s Anatomy”
9pm: “Scandal”
10pm: “How to Get Away with Murder”

8pm: “Once Upon a Time”
9pm: “Marvel’s Inhumans”
10pm: “20/20”

8pm: “Saturday Night College Football”

7pm: “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8pm: “To Tell the Truth”
9pm: “Shark Tank”
10pm: “Ten Days in the Valley”

Summer 2017
“The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor in Paradise,” “Boy Band,” “Downward Dog,” “The Gong Show,” “Somewhere Between,” “Still Star-Crossed”

Mid-Season Premieres
“20/20,” “Alex, Inc.,” “American Idol,” “The Bachelor,” “The Crossing,” “Dancing with the Stars Jr.,” “Deception,” “For the People,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Quantico,” “Roseanne,” “Splitting Up Together”

“American Crime,” “The Catch,” “Conviction,” “Dr. Ken,” “Imaginary Mary,” “Last Man Standing,” “Mistresses,” “Notorious,” “The Real O’Neals,” “Secrets and Lies,” “Time After Time,” “Uncle Buck”