New Trailer for Nathan Fillion’s The Rookie and Other New ABC Shows Drop: Are These Hit Or Misses?

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ABC has released trailers for its new fall shows. Of particular interest is Nathan Fillion’s post-Castle return to the small screen, The Rookie. But there’s also Scott Foley’s action dramedy, Whiskey Cavalier, and Brad Garrett in a new family comedy, Single Parents. Check out descriptions, air times, and trailers for ABC’s new fall shows below.

The Rookie

Tuesdays, 10 pm EST

Nathan Fillion stars as middle-aged man, John Nolan, who becomes the oldest rookie in the LAPD. He’s partnered with Talia Bishop (Afton Williamson), a reluctant mentor to a guy who seems like he’s living out a midlife crisis. The trailer makes the show seem far more action-focused than what I expected but maybe it has that blend of lighthearted charm and seriousness that Castle excelled at. So far most of the jokes are at Fillion’s age, which is pretty ironic because he’s still looking really good for 47. I’m just glad they seem to have given him a more age-appropriate love interest than previously reported.

The series also stars 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, and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Whiskey Cavalier

Premieres midseason

Will Chase (Scott Foley) is the best FBI agent… until his fiance dumps him. Since then he’s had a hard time not falling to pieces. When CIA operative Frankie Trowbridge (played by The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan) gets the drop on Chase, the two are paired up for an inter-agency team. This looks like your typical spy dramedy but Cohan looks absolutely badass and that counts for a lot in my book.

The series also stars Ana Ortiz as Susan Sampson, Tyler James Williams as Edgar Standish, and Vir Das as Jai Datta.

Single Parents

Wednesdays, 9:30 p.m. EST

Taran Killam stars as Will, a single dad who may have lost sight of how to be an adult. He’s been so focused on raising his daughter and being involved in her life that he doesn’t have a life of his own anymore. Coming in to reluctantly lend a hand are the group of single parents at the local elementary school.

This ensemble cast includes 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.

The Kids Are All Right

Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m. EST

Not to be confused with the 2010 film of the same name, this series is set in the 1970s and follows a traditional Irish-Catholic family. The Clearys have a house with 10 people (including 8 brothers), three bedrooms, and only one bathroom. The show is about family drama, 70s nostalgia, and making some tenuous connections to the world tensions of today. It looks a lot like another version of The Goldbergs, another ABC show but set in the 80s and also narrated by the middle child of an “interesting” family.

The Kids Are All Right 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.

A Million Little Things

Wednesdays, 10 p.m. EST

If any of these new fall shows are meant to make you cry every week, it’s probably this one. A group of friends who bonded while being trapped in an elevator are now facing the harsh realities of a decade of life together. Everything comes crashing into focus when one of them, Ron Livingston’s Jon, dies. Livingston still looks to have a main role in the show through flashbacks though. A Million Little Things is about friendship, love and loss, and finding hope when things look bleak. Grab your tissues.

In addition to Livingston, the series stars David Giuntoli as Eddie, 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.

The Fix

Premieres midseason

Maya Travis (Robin Tunney) is an LA district attorney whose careers goes off the rails when she fails to prosecute an A-list actor accused of murder. When the same actor is linked to another murder eight years later, Travis is pulled back in for a second chance at putting him behind bars. But did he do it? Is she just out for revenge and recompense?

The Fix also stars 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.

Grand Hotel

Premieres midseason

Sex. Scandal. Secrets. That pretty much covers the plot of Grand Hotel. From executive producer Eva Longoria comes a drama set in Miami Beach and centered in a family-owned hotel. It’s a contemporary and proactive take on the upstairs/downstairs dynamic as spoiled adult children of hotel owner, Santiago Mendoza (Demian Bichir) enjoy the rich life and the staff of the hotel caters to their pleasures. Grand Hotel is based on a Spanish series.  

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.


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