It’s been a busy week in the world of American TV, with all major networks revealing their fall schedules and releasing sneak-peek trailers for new shows. It was the turn of ABC on Tuesday, and they revealed some changes to the existing schedule, with Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal moving up an hour on Thursdays to make room for Shonda Rhimes’ new drama How To Get Away With Murder, airing at 10/9 C.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D moves to 9pm pm a Tuesday, and is joined by new comedies Manhattan and Selfie on the same night. Agent Carter and Galavant are slated for midseason along with American Crime, The Club, Secrets and Lies, The Astronaut Wives Club and The Whispers, the comedy Fresh Off the Boat and new seasons of The Bachelor, The Taste and The Great Christmas Light Fight.
Trailers and ABC descriptions for the new shows are below.
Please note: Trailers are only available for US viewers.
How To Get Away With Murder
“The brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Analise Keating gets involved with four law students from her class- How to Get Away With Murder. Little do they know that they will have to apply what they learned to real life, in this masterful, sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller.”
“In her sixth year of Law School, Cristela is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate.”
“Dr Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn’t just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years- the answer to his own inexplicable immortality.”
Manhattan Love Story
“Have you ever wondered what your date was thinking? This romantic comedy exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating.”
“Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow, four kids and a colonial home in the ‘burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family?”
“Eliza Dooley has 263.000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie. But one lonely day she has a revelation. Being friended is not the same as having actual friends. She asks marketing guru Henry to rebrand her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect.”
“All over the news are reports about a young couple in Modeston, California, who were attacked in their home. The case sends shockwaves into the community stirring up tensions across racial lines in this gritty drama.”
Fresh off the Boat
“It’s the 90’s and 12 year old hip-hop loving Eddie just moved suburban Orlando from DC’s Chinatown with his parents. It’s a culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream.”
“Dan Fogelman (Tangled, Cars) teams up with the awrd winning musical duo of Alan Menken (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and lyricist Glenn Slater for a musical comedy fairytale of epic proportions.”
Secrets and Lies
“Ben Garner is about to go from Good Samaritan to murder suspect when he discovers the body of his neighbours young son in the woods. As detective Andrea Cornell digs for the truth, the secrets and lies of this town come to the surface and no one is above suspicion.”
“Aliens have invaded earth by using our most unlikely resource to achieve world domination- our children. As the kids unwittingly help these unseen enemies, the clock counts down in this suspenseful race to save humanity.”
What are your thoughts on the schedule? Which new shows will you be tuning in to? I cannot wait for Galavant– I’m pretty sure I’m going to love it. Secrets and Lies reads just like the description of Broadchurch or Gracepoint to me, and I’ll be interested to take a look, and I also think Fresh off the Boat will be good for a laugh. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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