10 items from 2016
The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including Kiefer Sutherland’s term as Potus, Michael Weatherly’s NCIS follow-up and the story of Mlb’s first female player. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.
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The Show | ABC’s Speechless (Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30c, premiering Sept. 21)
The Competition | CBS’ Survivor, NBC’s Blindspot, Fox’s Lethal Weapon (new) and The CW’s Arrow
Things have been pretty quiet lately for two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank. The actress hit a particularly bad streak of movies a few years back — “Amelia,” “Conviction,” “The Resident,” “New Year’s Eve,” “Mary and Martha” — which either didn’t connect with critics or audiences or both. And when she did find great material, like […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
It's just one of a large crop of new series ordered by the network, which cleared out its schedule in canceling "Agent Carter," "Castle," "The Family," "The Muppets," and "Nashville." The new shows continue ABC's brand mixing sexy, serialized dramas with family comedies.
And for the first time in a few years, Thursday will not be entirely ruled by Shonda Rhimes' shows. Due to Kerry Washington's pregnancy, "Scandal" is being held until midseason. In its place, talk show drama "Notorious" will try to continue the #Tgit magic.
Here are the trailers for ABC's new series:
- Kelly Woo
ABC has released full trailers for its new slate of shows following the network’s Upfront presentation to advertisers in New York, offering a sneak peek at series from prolific producers Shonda Rhimes (“Still Star-Crossed”) and Kevin Williamson (“Time After Time”), and starring fan favorites like Hayley Atwell (“Conviction”) and Allison Tolman (“Downward Dog”).
Take a look at ABC’s new shows below.
“Notorious” is inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. The series is a provocative look at the unique, sexy, and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media starring Piper Perabo (“Covert Affairs”) as Julia George and Daniel Sunjata (“Graceland”) as Jake Gregorian.
- Laura Prudom
Along with announcing its fall 2016 schedule, ABC on Tuesday unveiled sneak peeks of its new shows, including Kiefer Sutherland’s Potus thriller Designated Survivor, legal drama Conviction and Minnie Driver comedy Speechless.
Watch the trailers in their entirety below, preceded by the logline for each series:
PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New
Designated Survivor (Wednesdays, 10/9c)
Centers on a lower level United States Cabinet member who is suddenly handed the presidency after a »
Say goodbye to ABC's all-Shonda Thursday lineup — at least until midseason. Kerry Washington's pregnancy has delayed (and shortened) the next season of Scandal, which means the schedule ABC announced today will be the first in a few years featuring a show not produced by Shonda Rhimes airing on that night in the fall. In this case, it's Notorious with Piper Perabo, one of two new ABC legal dramas whose descriptions in the press release includes the word "sexy," just in case we weren't clear on the branding. On the whole, ABC's schedule has many more changes, and more new shows, than either the NBC schedule or Fox schedule announced earlier in upfront week. Among the shifts: with Castle done for, ABC will have a new post-Dancing with the Stars drama — Conviction with Hayley Atwell (the other "sexy" legal show) — for the first time in years; Agents of Shield »
- Alan Sepinwall
Allen stars as Mike Baxter in “Last Man Standing,” which is created by Jack Burditt and executive produced by Allen, Matt Berry, Martin Adelstein, Becky Clements, Shawn Levy, Richard Baker, Rick Messina, Kevin Abbott, Kevin Hench and Michael Shipley. Hailing from Twentieth Century Fox Television, Season 6 of “Last Man Standing” will see new challenges greet Mike as he continues to be surrounded by forces seeking to test his ideas on just about everything in which he strongly believes in.
“Last Man Standing” also stars Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter, Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter, Amanda Fuller as Kristin Baxter, Jordan Masterson as Ryan Vogelson, Christophe Sanders as Kyle Anderson, Flynn Morrison ad Boyd Baxter, Jonathan Adams as Chuck Larabee and Hector Elizondo as Ed Alzate. »
- Laura Prudom
The network on Thursday gave a series order to the drama Notorious, inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. Promising a provocative look at the unique, sexy, and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media, the series stars Perabo as Julia George and Daniel Sunjata (Graceland) as Jake Gregorian. »
With less than one week to go until network execs have to make final decisions for the 2016-2017 television season, buzz on which pilots will be getting greenlit is becoming more clear. Since Variety‘s last pilot buzz report, a few projects have been deemed dead, while others continue to heat up.
Of course, anything can change before upfronts, which kick off May 16 in New York City, but here’s the latest on the broadcast pilots.
Already Ordered: “Designated Survivor”
Top of the Crop: “Presence,” “The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport”
ABC is looking to pick up around four new dramas and either five or six new comedies, sources say. While the network is hot on many of their pilots, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
May is here, which means that new broadcast TV shows are almost here.
This week, network execs are sitting in screening sessions, gathering final thoughts on pilots, some of which will be unveiled as official 2016-17 series later this month at upfronts in New York City.
Though the nets will have a better sense of their pilot slates by this week’s end, certain projects are emerging as hot — or not.
Diversity will shine this next TV season across the board, as will recognizable brands and talent. Female-led comedies are dominating ABC’s list of potential favorites, along with female-led dramas that appear to pack more procedural flare. Major male TV stars will topline the majority of programming at CBS. Fox is full of reboots, as well as some really big swings, while NBC is eyeing properties and hitmakers that have done well for them in the past. The CW »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
10 items from 2016
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