Fall TV 2013: Check Out ABC’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

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abc tv 2013 Fall TV 2013: Check Out ABC’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Though we won’t get the chance to get a full look at any of these shows until the fall, we’re still awash in excitement and speculation as Upfront Week delivers unto us a hefty roster of new shows to swoon and speculate over. So far, we’ve already taken a look at both FOX and NBC‘s freshman offerings for next season, but now it’s time to look at what ABC has to offer.

Though the perception exists that ABC doesn’t have nearly the same amount of holes in its schedule as NBC, they do have their fair share of problems and, next season, they’re looking to fill their schedule with safe bets like Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a Once Upon a Time spin-off, and a few seemingly smart family sitcoms in the vein of Suburgatory and Modern Family, Trophy Wife and The Goldbergs. ABC’s fall schedule will also wager on the star power of Rebel Wilson and Christian Slater, and the appeal of kickass law women (ala Castle‘s Kate Beckett) and another steamy prime time soap.

To help with your quick assessments of each series, we’ve broken the shows down to give you a better idea of what you can expect. It’s creators’ vision which fuels the heart of the show; producers’ responsibility is to help shape those ideas for television audiences; pilot directors set the visual tone for the entire series and paint the picture that other directors follow.


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Drama)

abc fall previews shield Fall TV 2013: Check Out ABC’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Created by: Joss Whedon
Producers: Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb
Pilot Directed by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Ming-Na, Clark Gregg, Brett Dalton, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ian De Caestecker, Chloe Bennet

Based on Marvel Comics’ secret intelligence organization that has appeared in countless titles, including Iron Man, Captain America and The Ultimates, since being introduced in the 1960s. The military law-enforcement agency’s moniker stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistic Directorate, which also has evolved over time in the comics.


Back in the Game (Comedy)

abc fall previews back in the game Fall TV 2013: Check Out ABC’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Created by: Mark Cullen and Robb Cullen
Producers: Mark Cullen, Robb Cullen, Aaron Kaplan, John Requa and Glenn Ficarra
Starring: James Caan, Maggie Lawson, Griffin Gluck, Ben Koldyke, Kennedy Waite, Lenora Crichlow, J.J. Totah, Cooper Roth

When Terry Gannon (Psych‘s Maggie Lawson), a recently divorced, single mother, temporarily moves in with her estranged father (James Caan), a beer-swilling former baseball player, she reluctantly starts coaching her son’s (Griffin Gluck) underdog little league team and is drawn back into the world of sports she vowed to leave behind.


Betrayal (Drama)

abc fall previews betrayal Fall TV 2013: Check Out ABC’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Created by: David Zabel
Producers: David Zabel, Rob Golenberg and Alon Aranya
Pilot Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Starring: Hannah Ware (Boss), Stuart Townsend, James Cromwell, Henry Thomas, Chris Johnson, Wendy Moniz, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Braeden Lemasters

A beautiful but unhappily married female photographer begins a torrid affair with a lawyer for a powerful family. When he turns out to be defending a murder suspect who is being prosecuted by her husband, the relationship and the case begin a spiraling series of betrayals with cataclysmic results for everyone involved.


The Goldbergs (Comedy)

abc fall previews goldberg Fall TV 2013: Check Out ABC’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Created by: Adam F. Goldberg (Breaking In)
Producers: Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, Seth Gordon
Starring: Wendi McLendon-Covey (Reno 9-1-1), Jeff Garlin, George Segal, Hayley Orrantia, Darien Provost, Troy Gentile, Sean Giambrone

A dysfunctional Wonder Years set in the simpler times of the 1980s, inspired by Adam F. Goldberg’s childhood.


Killer Women (Drama)

abc fall previews killer women Fall TV 2013: Check Out ABC’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Created by: Hannah Shakespeare , Sofia Vergara
Producers: Hannah Shakespeare , Sofia Vergara and Martin Campbell
Pilot Directed by: Martin Campbell
Starring: Tricia Helfer, Marc Blucas, Michael Trucco, Alex Fernandez and Marta Milans

It’s hard to fit in when you’re the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers, but that doesn’t stop Molly Parker — our ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers on her way there. Based on the Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas.


Lucky 7 (Drama)

abc fall previews lucky 7 Fall TV 2013: Check Out ABC’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Created by: Jason Richman
Producers: David Zabel, Jason Richman, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Steven Spielberg
Starring: Matt Long, Stephen Louis Grush, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Summer Bishil, Anastasia Phillips, Christine Evangelista, Lorraine Bruce, Luis Antonio Ramos

An adaptation of British drama The Syndicate, Lucky 7 revolves around seven employees of a service station in Queens whose lives are changed in unexpected ways when they win a lottery jackpot.


NEXT PAGE: Once Upon A Time in Wonderland…



Mind Games (Drama)

abc fall previews mind games Fall TV 2013: Check Out ABC’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Created by: Kyle Killen
Producers: Kyle Killen, Keith Redmon
Starring: Steve Zahn, Christian Slater, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Cedric Sanders, Gregory Marcel, Wynn Everett, Ron Rifkin

A provocative workplace ensemble centered on the complicated relationship between two brothers who head a unique agency designed to attack their clients’ problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation.


Mixology (Comedy)

abc fall previews mixology Fall TV 2013: Check Out ABC’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Created by: Scott Moore
Producers: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, Nina Wass and Ryan Seacrest
Starring: Kate Simses, Ginger Gonzaga Mercedes Masohn, Blake Lee, Andrew Santino, Adam Campbell, Vanessa Lengies, Craig Frank, Alexis Carra, Sarah Bolger, Adan Canto

A high-concept single-camera comedy from the writers behind The Hangover set in the world of a sexy Manhattan bar chronicling the exploits of singles in search of love — all over the course of one night.



Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (Drama)

abc fall previews once wonderland Fall TV 2013: Check Out ABC’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Created by: Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz
Producers: Eddie Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Steve Perlman, Zack Estrin;
Starring: Sophie Lowe, Peter Gadiot, Michael Socha, Emma Rigy, John Lithgow

In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. An invisible cat, a hookah smoking caterpillar and playing cards that talk are just some of the fantastic things she’s seen during this impossible adventure. Surely this troubled girl must be insane and her doctors aim to cure her with a treatment that will make her forget everything.


Resurrection (Drama)

abc fall previews resurection Fall TV 2013: Check Out ABC’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Created by: Aaron Zelman 
Producers: Aaron Zelman, JoAnn Alfano, Jon Liebman, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner
Starring: Omar Epps, Devin Kelley, Matt Craven, Frances Fisher, Samaire Armstrong, Nicholas Gonzalez, Mark Hildreth, Kurtwood Smith

What happens when the people you have mourned and buried suddenly appear on your doorstep as if not a day’s gone by? The lives of the people of Arcadia are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return. Based on a novel by Jason Mott.


Super Fun Night (Comedy)

abc fall previews superfunnight Fall TV 2013: Check Out ABC’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Created by: Rebel Wilson
Producers:  Rebel Wilson, Conan O’Brien, David Kissinger, Jeff Ross, John Riggi
Starring: Rebel Wilson, Kelen Coleman, Kevin Bishop, Lauren Ash, Liza Lapira

Revolves around three nerdy female friends, including Pitch Perfect‘s Rebel Wilson, on a “funcomfortable” quest to have “super fun” every Friday night.


Trophy Wife (Comedy)

abc fall previews trophy wife Fall TV 2013: Check Out ABC’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Created by: Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins
Producers: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg
Starring: Bradley Whitford, Malin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Scott Lee, Albert Tsai, Gianna LePera

A reformed party girl named Kate (Malin Akerman) finds herself with an instant family when she falls in love with a man named Brad (Bradley Whitford) who has three manipulative children and two judgmental ex-wives.


So, that is what ABC has planned, now we want to know what you think:

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Stay tuned to Screen Rant for more news about ABC’s fall line-up

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  1. ABC has quite a few shows on here I will be checking out this fall. Definitely can’t wait for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just like everyone else.

  2. I said shield and Alice but if they’re on Thursdays like Alice is then I can’t watch either live. Those slots are probably already taken.

  3. well… i dont live in america but i will be watching shield. i usually watch a season after the season finishes, im doing it with arrow but i dont think i will do it with shield. im too hyped to wait a few months to watch an episode XD

  4. Bradley Whitford! Yes! That dude is hilarious. I don’t care if you team him up with a mustache and Tom Hanks’ kid or a loosened tie and Matthew Perry…the guy always makes me laugh. And they’re teaming him up with Malin Akerman, who is hilarious on Burning Love and Children’s Hospital (as well as multiple movies).

    Other than that, Mind Games and Resurrection both will probably get a watch…based on their cast. Steve Zahn and Christian Slater sounds like an interesting combo. And anything with Kurtwoood Smith is worth watching.

    Oh, and that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. sounds like something I might enjoy :D

    • Natalie Morales is another great cast member teaming up with Whitford in Trophy Wife. Morales and Whitford are the main reasons I’m interested in watching a show titled “Trophy Wife”.

      • When I read it, I thought Natalie Morales was the lady from the Today Show. I had to google her, but I remember her from stint on Parks and Rec.

        • You should check her out in The Middleman if you haven’t seen it. She’s also been in The Newsroom recently.

    • Ill always remember Malin from Watchmen and Harold and Kumar.

  5. Oh, I’m all over Agents of SHIELD. And that’s it… I’m afraid other networks will have to pick up the slack and fill my TV schedule.

  6. I watched The Revenants, and i really liked the story, I hope that the remake Resurrection shows us something more, i know itsnot going to be the same but one con only hope.

  7. AGENTS OF SHIELD AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/

  8. Looking like Next fall I’m going to have more of my evenings free :D

    (except Tuesdays of course)

  9. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is the only one listed that I care about. For some reason Super Fun Night’s description reminded me of Super Bad, but I doubt it would be as funny as that.

  10. Mind Games looks worth a watch, I like Steve Zahn (He was brilliant in ‘The Perfect Getaway’) and reading the description, I can’t help but notice similarities with ‘Elementary’, but that’s just me

    Looking forward to seeing the Marvel Universe expanded in S.H.I.E.L.D

  11. what happened to the show based on big thunder mountain?

  12. This is all s***….

  13. Most of these are not for me. But I will definitely be watching Shield.

  14. they need to un-cancel Happy Endings

  15. S.H.I.E.L.D. stands for Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division.

    The one in the article is the old name used in the comics. They changed it.

    And I will watch it of course :D

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  22. Why do all of these new shows (and a majority of the existing shows) have prodominately Caucasian cast members? There are so many talented actors and actresses of color. It’s truly heartbreaking. If you are Caucasian, imagine if the scenario was reversed. How would you feel?

  23. Well, Thanks for canceling the only show I watched on ABC. (Body of Proof). Now, I don’t have any reason to watch this station at all whatsoever.

    • Oops, my bad, Julie. You can put that one on me since I never watched that show.

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