ABC Fall Schedule 2015-2016

And now it’s ABC’s Turn to present their line up. Here’s what the fall schedule will look like on ABC. Below the schedule check out the new shows.

Canceled Shows: Cristela, Forever, Manhattan Love Story, Resurrection, Revenge, Selfie
Returning Shows: Agent Carter, Agents of SHIELD, American Crime, Black-ish, Fresh Off The Boat, Galavant, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Last Man Standing, The Middle, Modern Family, Nashville, Once Upon A Time, Scandal, Secrets & Lies
New Shows: The Catch, Dr. Ken, The Family, Kings and Prophets, The Muppets, Oil, Quantico, The Real O’Neals, Uncle Buck

8-8:30 8:30-9 9-9:30 9:30-10 10-10:30 10:30-11
Monday Dancing with the Stars Castle
Tuesday The Muppets Fresh Off The Boat Agents of SHIELD Quantico
Wednesday The Middle The Goldbergs Modern Family Black-ish Nashville
Thursday Grey’s Anatomy Scandal How To Get Away With Murder
Friday Last Man Standing Dr. Ken Shark Tank 20/20
Saturday Saturday Night Football
Sunday Once Upon A Time Oil Kings And Prophets

The New Shows

The Catch


Official Synopsis:From Shondaland’s Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, “The Catch” is a new thriller centered on the strong, successful Alice Martin (Mireille Enos). She’s a fraud investigator who’s about to be the victim of fraud herself by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career. “The Catch” stars Mireille Enos as Alice, Alimi Ballard as Evan, Damon Dayoub as Kieran, Jay Hayden as James, Jacky Ido as Emil, Bethany Joy Lenz as Zoe, Rose Rollins as Andie and Elvy Yost as Maria. “The Catch” was written by Jennifer Schuur. Executive producers are Jennifer Schuur, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Julie Anne Robinson. “The Catch” is produced by ABC Studios.
Format: One Hour Drama
Cast: Mireille Enos, Alimi Ballard, Damon Dayoub, Jay Hayden, Jack Ido, Bethany Joy Lenz, Rose Rollins, Elvy Yost
Initial Impression: It’s another Shondaland production. Who knows if this will be the one to fail. She’s had a good run lately. This one just doesn’t have as much intrigue as some of the other shows in her roster. It’s all about a con which is a hot topic as of late.

Dr. Ken


Official Synopsis:Doctor-turned-actor/comedian Ken Jeong (“Community,” “The Hangover”), plays Dr. Ken, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife, Allison, is just the right partner to keep things sane. “Dr. Ken” stars Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Dave Foley as Pat, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Albert Tsai as Dave and Krista Marie Yu as Molly. “Dr. Ken was written by Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, and Mike O’Connell. Executive producers are Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, John Davis, John Fox and Mike Sikowitz, with Mike O’Connell as co-executive producer. “Dr. Ken” is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
Format: Half Hour Comedy
Cast: Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamura, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Dave Foley, Jonathan Slavin, Albert Tsai
Initial Impression: I love Ken Jeong, but this just feels generic and not that funny. It doesn’t have the same heart that some of this years comedies had. I never really laughed, but I’m likely to at least give it a shot. Not too impressed though.

The Family


Official Synopsis:This thriller follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge — is he really who he says he is? “The Family” stars Joan Allen as Claire, Alison Pill as Willa, Margot Bingham as Sergeant Nina Meyer, Zach Gilford as Danny, Liam James as Adam, Floriana Lima as Bridey, Madeleine Arthur as Young Willa, Rarmian Newton as Young Danny, Rupert Graves as John and Andrew McCarthy as Hank. “The Family” was written by Jenna Bans. Executive producers are Jenna Bans and Mandeville Television’s Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks. “The Family” is produced by ABC Studios.
Format: One Hour Drama
Cast: Joan Allen, Alison Pill, Margot Bingham, Zach Gilford, Liam James, Floriana Lima, Madeleine Arthur, Rarmian Newton, Rupert Graves
Initial Impression: This one seems interesting. It’s a combination of a twisted, troubled family with a nice mystery revolving around the returned son. It’s something that’s hard not to be intrigued by. The real question will be if a show focused on a messed up family will draw an audience. I do like the idea of an anti-hero at the heart of the show. Heck, that mom may be a downright villain, because I don’t like her already.

Of Kings and Prophets


Official Synopsis:An epic Biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny. “Of Kings and Prophets” stars Ray Winstone as King Saul, Haaz Sleiman as Jonathan, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Michal, Oliver Rix as David, Simone Kessell as Ahinoam, James Floyd as Ish-Boseth, Mohammad Bakri as Samuel and Tomer Kapon as Joab. “Of Kings and Prophets” was written by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage. Executive producers are Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jason Reed, Reza Aslan and Mahyad Tousi. “Of Kings and Prophets” is produced by ABC Studios.
Format: One Hour Drama
Cast: Ray Winstone, Haaz Sleiman, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Oliver Rix, Simone Kessell, James Floyed, Mohammed Bakri, Samuel and Tomer Kapon
Initial Impression: This is the kind of show that will cause chatter. It will incite ire. There will be people who tune in because of the subject matter. There will be people who tune out because of the subject matter. The trailer seems to lean toward the king aspect so that may sate people. Something just bugs me about the attempt to portray this land and while there is a fair attempt at casting non-white actors.

The Muppets


Official Synopsis:The Muppets return to primetime with a contemporary, documentary-style show. For the first time ever, a series will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. This is a more adult Muppet show, for “kids” of all ages. Bill Prady (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Bob Kushell (“Anger Management”) are co-writers and executive producers. Randall Einhorn (“Wilfred”), Bill Barretta, Debbie McClellan and Kyle Laughlin are also executive producers. “The Muppets” is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio.
Format: Half Hour Comedy
Cast: The Muppets (I won’t let myself shatter this illusion)
Initial Impression: The Muppets are back. They were never on air in my lifetime. When I was a baby there was the Muppet Babies which I loved. This could be a very solid move to bank on nostalgia while also being family friendly and snarky. From the looks of it they are going to make this edgy and I love it. It gave me so many feels and it will be a show I check into regularly. Who doesn’t love The Muppets?

Oil


Official Synopsis:Billy and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to “The Bakken” in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They’re soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage. “OIL” stars Don Johnson as Hap, Chace Crawford as Billy, Rebecca Rittenhouse as Cody, Delroy Lindo as Tip, Amber Valletta as Carla, Scott Michael Foster as Wick, India de Beaufort as Jules, Yani Gellman as AJ and Caitlin Carver as Lacey. “OIL” was written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne. Executive producers are Tony Krantz, Josh Pate, Rodes Fishburne, Drew Comins and Don Johnson. “OIL” is produced by ABC Signature.
Format: Hour Long Drama
Cast: Don Johnson, Chace Crawford, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Delroy Lingo, Amber Valletta, Scot Michael Foster, India de Beaufort, Yani Gellman, AJ and Caitlin Carver
Initial Impression: I’m not really in love with this one. It has a unique setting, but I’m not seeing anything about the characters that are drawing me in. It doesn’t scream high stakes or anything yet.

Quantico


Official Synopsis:A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. “Quantico” stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex, Dougray Scott as Liam, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda, Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah, Johanna Braddy as Shelby, Tate Ellington as Simon and Graham Rogers as Caleb. “Quantico” was written by Josh Safran. Executive producers are Josh Safran, Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper. “Quantico” is produced by ABC Studios.
Format: One Hour Drama
Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Dougray Scott, Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Tate Ellington, Graham Rogers
Initial Impression: I’m really interested in this one. Aside from the Muppets, this is the one show that’s caught my attention the most. I also think that pairing it right after Agents of SHIELD is a good idea because the shows are similar as they center around agents. I love the somewhat diversity in the cast. Priyanka seems to be reveling in this role.

The Real O’Neals


Official Synopsis:A fresh take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real. “The Real O’Neals” stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny, Matthew Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi. “The Real O’Neals” was written by David Windsor and Casey Johnson. Executive producers are David Windsor, Casey Johnson, Brian Pines, Dan McDermott, Stacy Traub and Dan Savage. “The Real O’Neals” is produced by ABC Studios.
Format: Half Hour Comedy
Cast: Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Matthew Shively, Bebe Wood, Mary Hollis Inboden
Initial Impression: Something about this show just rubs me the wrong way. I didn’t find it funny. I just, I can’t put my finger on it, but it just didn’t see, all that great. On top of that I’m failing to see how it would appeal to any one. My gut tells me this one won’t make it to next year.

Uncle Buck


Official Synopsis:Based on the hit movie of the same name, Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a fun-loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. By happy coincidence, his nieces’ and nephew’s nanny has just quit and his brother and sister-in-law need his help. His unconventional personality may just make him the right fit for the family and they may be the answer to his problems, too. “Uncle Buck” stars Mike Epps as Buck, Nia Long as Alexis, James Lesure as Will, Iman Benson as Tia, Sayeed Shahidi as Miles and Aalyrah Caldwell as Maizy. “Uncle Buck” was written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley. Executive producers are Steven Cragg, Brian Bradley and Will Packer. Co-executive producers are Korin Huggins and Phil Traill. “Uncle Buck” is produced by Universal Television and ABC Studios.
Format: Half Hour Comedy
Cast: Mike Epps, Nia Long, James Lesure, Iman Benson, Sayeed Shadhidi, Aalyrah Caldwell
Initial Impression: Let’s be clear on two things: I have never seen Uncle Buck. I’ve always like Mike Epps. Unfortunately that does not mean that I like this. I mean I didn’t find anything wrong. There was nothing offensive or off-putting like The Real O’Neals, but it still didn’t quite work for me. I’ll have to wait to see the full episode to judge if I think it will make it or not. Right now I’m leaning toward no.

Wicked City


Official Synopsis:“Wicked City” follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to solve a serial murder case. “Wicked City” stars Ed Westwick as Kent, Erika Christensen as Betty, Adam Rothenberg as Jack, Taissa Farmiga as Karen, Gabriel Luna as Paco, Karolina Wydra as Dianne, Holley Fain as Trish, Darrell Britt-Gibson as Diver and Anne Winters as Vicki. “Wicked City” was written by Steven Baigelman. Executive producers are Steven Baigelman and Mandeville Television’s Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks. “Wicked City” is produced by ABC Studios.
Format: One Hour Drama
Cast: Ed Westwick, Erika Christensen, Adam Rothenberg, Taissa Farmiga, Gabriel Luna, Karolina Wydra, Holley Fain, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Anne Winters
Initial Impression: The only way I see this show working long term is if this an anthology series with the same cops. I’m not really all that into it currently, but I could see why people would want to tune in to see how things progress.

What show are you most excited for? Which don’t look so hot?

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