Get ready to laugh, cry, and probably live tweet all these. ABC has a stacked lineup of eight new shows to put on your radar.
The Kids Are Alright
Mike and Peggy Clearly struggle to raise eight sons in a three bedroom, one bathroom apartment outside LA— it’s the 70’s and times are tough. Turbulence shakes up the family even more when oldest son Lawrence returns home and announces he’s quitting the seminary so he can “save the world” (???). Times are changing and this fam will never be the same. The series stars Michael Cudlitz as Mike Cleary, Mary McCormack as Peggy Cleary, Sam Straley as Lawrence, Caleb Martin Foote as Eddie, Sawyer Barth as Frank, Christopher Paul Richards as Joey, Jack Gore as Timmy, Andy Walken as William and Santino Barnard as Pat.
Schooled is a spinoff of “The Goldbergs,” set in the ‘9os. The show follows the zany, eccentric teachers of William Penn Academy. Despite being ridiculous, dysfunctional, and having crazy personal lives, they are heroes to their students. Tim Meadows plays Principal Glascott; Bryan Callen as Coach Mellor; and AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis. Story by Marc Firek and Adam F. Goldberg. Teleplay by Marc Firek.
The story starts when this clan of single parents meets Will, a 30-something guy who is so focused on raising his daughter that he loses a part of himself. The single parent squad ban together to get him back in the dating world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity. The series stars Taran Killam as Will, Leighton Meester as Angie, Kimrie Lewis as Poppy, Jake Choi as Miggy, Marlow Barkley as Sophie, Tyler Wladis as Graham, Devin Trey Campbell as Rory, Grace Hazelett as Emma, Sadie Hazelett as Amy, and Brad Garrett as Douglas.
A Million Little Things
A group of very different people in Boston connect unexpectedly: While some have achieved great success, others struggle with careers and relationships—yet ALL remain feeling stuck in life. After one member of the pack dies , it’s a must-needed wake-up call to the others to finally start living—and, perhaps, friends is what they needed all along to do so. A Million Little Things stars David Giuntoli as Eddie, Ron Livingston as Jon, Romany Malco as Rome, Allison Miller as Maggie, Christina Moses as Regina, Christina Ochoa as Ashley, James Roday as Gary, Stephanie Szostak as Delilah and Lizzy Greene as Sophie.
Attorney and author Marcia Clark co-writes and executive produces The Fix, a new legal thriller about Maya Travis, an L.A. district attorney who collapses her career after prosecuting an innocent A-list actor for double murder. Eight years later, she has a chance to revive herself when this same celebrity is under suspicion for another murder. The Fix stars Robin Tunney as Maya Travis, Adam Rayner as Matthew Collier, Merrin Dungey as CJ, Breckin Meyer as Alan Wiest, Marc Blucas as Riv, Mouzam Makkar as Loni Kampoor, Alex Saxon as Gabriel Johnson, with Scott Cohen as Ezra Wolf, and Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje as Sevvy Johnson.
Based on the Spanish series, this show chronicles the story of Santiago Mendoza, who owns the last hotel in his family on Miami Beach. Here at the hotel, wealthy and beautiful guests stay in luxury—but scandals, debt, and secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior. Especially with Mendoza’s second wife, Gigi, and their children, who are constantly enjoying the successes of Mendoza. The series stars Demian Bichir as Santiago Mendoza, Roselyn Sanchez as Gigi Mendoza, Denyse Tontz as Alicia Mendoza, Bryan Craig as Javi Mendoza, Wendy Raquel Robinson as Mrs. P, Lincoln Younes as Danny, Shalim Ortiz as Mateo, Anne Winters as Ingrid, Chris Warren as Jason, Feliz Ramirez as Carolina and Justina Adorno as Yoli. Evan Longoria executive produces.
After a life-altering accident, small town guy John Nolan decides to pursue his dream of being an LAPD officer. There’s a few problems: He’s way older than everyone else, no one believes in him, and he’s considered a walking mid-life crisis ?. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just steal the show. The series stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop, and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.
Whiskey Cavalier is an action dramedy that follows FBI super-agent Will Chase (codename: “Whiskey Cavalier”), played by Scott Foley and CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: “Fiery Tribune”), played by Lauren Cohan. Together, they lead an inter-agency team of imperfect, funny, yet heroic AF spies who save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance, and office politics. The series is from writer/executive producer Dave Hemingson and executive producer Bill Lawrence with Warner Bros. Television. Ana Ortiz stars as Susan Sampson, Tyler James William stars as Edgar Standish, and Vir Das stars as Jai Datta.