You know ABC has a knack for good T.V shows. (Just think Scandal, Revenge, Once Upon a Time). Her’s the list of contenders for the Fall 2014-2015. Which ones are you most excited about?
In this character-driven procedural, a former convict-turned-big-city criminologist (Bojana Novakovic) is brought in to help local police crack a case involving a shocking string of disappearances. The chief detective she’s been hired to help is her father, and they haven’t spoken in 15 years. The Whole Truth‘s Tom Donaghy will write and executive-produce. Clancy Brown, Erik Palladino, Aaron Ashmore, Meta Golding, Christian Keyes, Daniel Henney and Jee Young Han will co-star.
The personal lives of the players involved in a racially charged trial are examined as their worlds are turned upside-down. 12 Years a Slave scribe John Ridley will write and executive-produce with Cougar Town‘s Michael McDonald. Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Penelope Ann Miller, Richard Cabral, Johnny Ortiz, Elvis Nolasco, Benito Martinez, W. Earl Brown and Caitlin Gerard will co-star.
A habitual criminal (Sarah Snook) digs in to the mystery of her origins after she becomes the target of a group of zealots who fear she possesses latent supernatural abilities that she will one day harness for either profound good or monstrous evil. The Manchurian Candidate‘s Dean Georgaris will write and executive-produce with Grey’s Anatomy‘s Mark Gordon. Mykelti Williamson, David Strathairn, Kevin Alejandro, Edwin Hodge, Kathleen Munroe, McKenna Grace and Nick Gehlfuss will also star.
Set in New York City, the drama tells the story of the love and rivalry between two powerful socialites (Melissa George and Rufus Sewell) who play out their obsessive attraction and seduction of each other through their manipulation of others. Beautiful Creatures‘ Richard Lagravanese will write and executive-produce with Stanley Tucci and Steve Buscemi, while Taylor Hackford will direct. Katie Holmes, Oded Fehr, Elliot Knight, Britne Oldford and Daphne Rubin-Vega will also star.
Based on a Scandinavian format, the drama follows an investigative journalist (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, including making questionable alliances. Charles Randolph (Love & Other Drugs) will write and executive-produce with Peter Traugott (Samantha Who?) and Rachel Kaplan (Do No Harm). Fran Kranz, Pedro Pascal, Sandrine Holt, Ben Barnes, Brian F. O’Byrne and Peter DeJersey will co-star.
Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd) is New York City’s star medical examiner who studies the dead for a reason: He is immortal. With the help of Detective Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza), the drama will peel back the layers of Henry’s long, colorful life through their cases. Chuck‘s Matt Miller will write and executive-produce with Dan Lin (Terminator Salvation) and Jennifer Gwartz (Veronica Mars). Judd Hirsch, Barbara Eve Harris, Joel David Moore and Donnie Keshwarz will also star.
How to Get Away With Murder
A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor (Viola Davis) who become entangled in a murder plot that will rock their entire university and change the course of their lives. Grey’s Anatomy producer Peter Nowalk will write and executive-produce with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers‘ Shondaland. Liza Weil, Tom Verica, Billy Brown, Katie Findlay, Matt McGorry, Aja Naomi King, Jack Falahee, Alfred Enoch, Charlie Weber and Karla Souza will co-star.
Sea of Fire
Dexter‘s Jennifer Carpenter will star as an FBI agent brought in to investigate a disappearance, a murder and host of other secrets boiling under the surface of this small town after three teenage girls star in a pornographic film. Based on the Danish series Vuurzee, the drama hails from Off the Map‘s Jenna Bans. Jack Davenport, Michael Trucco, Jeffrey Nordling, Lilli Birdsell, Christina Chang, Isabelle Cornish, Zoe Soul, Kevin G. Schmidt, Amanda Detmer, Morgan Taylor Campbell and Kier Gilchrist will also star.
A race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious resource against us. Juno‘s Soo Hugh will write the project from Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin TV. Barry Sloane, Milo Ventimiglia, Lily Rabe, Derek Webster, Brianna Brown, Kylie Rogers, Catalina Denis and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf will star.
Inspired by the state-of-the-art Walter Reed Military Medical Center, the project will follow the best and brightest active-duty military doctors and nurses as they practice trailblazing medicine. Party of Five‘s Chris Keyser will write and executive-produce. Morena Baccarin, Don Hany, Courtney B. Vance, Justina Machado, Greg Grunberg, Steve Kazee, Hampton Fluker, Abbie Cobb and Eloise Mumford will star.
An American Education
In this remake of British comedy Bad Education, British transplant Alfie Wickers (Jack Whitehall), an unorthodox teacher, loves his students, but his naïve enthusiasm and unconventional methods put him at odds with the test-obsessed administrators. Whitehall will also executive-produce with King of the Hill‘s Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory. Rosie Perez, Brittany Snow, David Mares, Devin Ratray, Phil Morris, Dalpre Grayer and Lorenzo Henrie will also star.
An overworked father (Paul F. Tompkins) who dreams of a better life for his family decides to uproot them from the city and move to New Hampshire where they open a group of low-rent tourist cottages. Brian Gallivan (Are You There, Chelsea?) will write and executive-produce with Friends with Benefits‘ Will Gluck. Molly Shannon, Shiloh Nelson, Cole Sand, Tessa Albertson, Ty Parker, Charlie Kilgore, Cole Sand and Connor Kalopsis will also star.
An upper-middle-class black man (Anthony Anderson) struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife (Tracee Ellis Ross), old-school father (Laurence Fishburne) and his assimilated, color-blind kids. Anderson and Fishburne will executive-produce with writer Kenya Barris (Are We There Yet?) and The Daily Show‘s Larry Wilmore. Miles Brown, Marcus Scribner, Caila Martin and Yara Shahidi will co-star.
A single-camera comedy about the sexual politics that have changed between men and women in the post-feminist era. Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich will write and executive-produce. Anna Camp, Jennifer Aspen, Steve Talley, Justin Hartley, Kellee Stewart, Kyle Jones and Ben Lawson will star.
Far East Orlando
A ’90s-set single-camera comedy about a hip-hop-loving Asian kid (Hudson Yang) growing up in suburban Orlando, being raised by an immigrant father (Randall Park) obsessed with all things American and an immigrant mother (Constance Wu) often bewildered by white culture. Apartment 23 creator Nahnatchka Khan will write and executive-produce with New Girl‘s Jake Kasdan. Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen will also star.
Handsome Prince Galavant (Joshua Sasse) is on a quest for revenge against the king (Psych‘s Timothy Omundson) who stole his one true love (Mallory Jansen) in this fairy-tale musical. Dan Fogelman will write and executive-produce with Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken writing the music. Vinnie Jones, Karen David and Luke Youngblood will also star.
Andy (Friends alum David Schwimmer) and Sarah (Jessica Knappett), an eccentric, self-absorbed couple, bring many of their trials and tribulations upon themselves. Based on an Israeli series. Schwimmer will executive-produce with Rescue Me‘s Peter Tolan. Iris Bahr will also star.
Keep It Together
Based on Kevin Hart‘s life and stand-up, this comedy asks the question: Can a man (Romany Malco) and woman (Bresha Webb) ever truly be friends… after they’re divorced? Hart will executive-produce the pilot alongside Neil Goldman and Garrett Donavan, best known for their work on Community. Hart, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Jayson Blair, Bryant Tardy, Corinne Massiah and Jeff Ross will also star.
My Thoughts Exactly
This romantic comedy exposes the unfiltered inner monologues of young couple Peter (Jake McDorman) and Dana (Analeigh Tipton) as they embark on a new relationship. Spin City‘s Jeff Lowell will write and executive-produce with Samantha Who‘s Peter Traugott. Kurt Fuller, Jade Catta-Preta, Jon Liebman, Chloe Wepper and Nicolas Wright will also star.
A blue-collar, no-nonsense, Long Island cop and family man (Michael Imperioli) confronts the modern, liberal world when his 29-year-old sister gets pregnant out of wedlock. Paget Brewster will play Imperioli’s age-obsessed wife. Man Up! creator Chris Moynihan will write and executive-produce. Sharon Gless, Henry Simmons, Jeremy Luke and Spencer Grammer will also star.
A self-obsessed, twentysomething woman (Karen Gillan) is the subject of a viral video made after a humiliating public breakup. When the video makes her an Internet celebrity for all the wrong reasons, she hires a marketing expert named Henry (John Cho) to help restore her image. Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek will write and executive-produce the project inspired by My Fair Lady. David Harewood, Tim Peper, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Allyn Rachel will also star.
In this multi-camera sitcom, an emotionally reserved construction worker’s life is changed when he moves in with his oversharing in-laws. Max Winker will executive-produce, while his dad, Henry Winkler, will star. Judith Light, Domenick Lombardozzi, Josh Sussman, Joseph A. Ninuez and Eva Amurri Martino will co-star.
Original article: http://www.tvguide.com/News/ABC-Pilots-Fall-2014-1077718.aspx
Netflix Passes on Renewing Canceled NBC Drama ‘Manifest’
Manifest will not fly again.
The plane drama was abruptly canceled after three seasons leaving fans with absolutely no answers as to what led to the disappearance of Flight 828.
It’s a surprising move considering the series has been steadily holding at #1 after being added to Netflix.
Fans also rallied on social media with the #SaveManifest campaign, but sadly, all efforts were unsuccessful.
Sources say that since Netflix opted to pass on saving the drama, Warner Bros. Television, the studio responsible for the series, has concluded efforts to rehome it as it’s reportedly too complicated with rights and cast contracts.
For now, reps for Netflix and WBTV declined to comment.
However, it seems to be a done deal as series creator Jeff Rake seemed to confirm the solemn news tweeting: “Manifest Gratitude, Final Edition Thank YOU, our fans. You became the Manifesters at Comic-Con 2018. Ever since, you’ve watched religiously, parsed every word, cried a lot, laughed a little, puzzle-solved, and never, ever, wavered in your support. I’ll never forget it.”
Thank YOU, our fans. You became the Manifesters at Comic-Con 2018. Ever since, you’ve watched religiously, parsed every word, cried a lot, laughed a little, puzzle-solved, and never, ever, wavered in your support. I’ll never forget it. 🙏❤️
— Jeff Rake (@jeff_rake) June 22, 2021
The third season ended early this month with several cliffhangers, which makes this cancellation and failed rescue mission all the more heartbreaking.
It’s unclear if NBC is totally against giving the series a wrap-up movie as it did with Timeless, but man, don’t fans deserve closure?
The series was initially pitched as a six-season drama, which means there’s plenty more story to tell.
Even Rake agreed that fans deserve answers. After all, we didn’t spend three years of our lives tuning in weekly to find out what happened to the plane just to be left hanging.
We all know what happens to those who ignore Callings — it’s not good.
‘Friends’ Actor James Michael Tyler Opens Up About Stage 4 Prostate Cancer
James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther, the Central Perk manager on the classic sitcom Friends, opened up about his Stage 4 Prostate Cancer on the Today show Monday morning.
After receiving the grim diagnosis in September 2018, the then 56-year-old actor was put on hormone therapy. It worked for a while before eventually spreading to his spine leaving him paralyzed in his lower body.
He revealed that he’s “been dealing with that diagnosis for almost the past three years…It’s stage 4 [now] late-stage cancer. So eventually, you know, it’s probably going to get me.”
‘Friends’ actor James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther, shares prostate cancer diagnosis https://t.co/s4uReICrfn
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 21, 2021
During the recent HBO Max Friends reunion, Tyler had originally planned on attending in person but chose to join virtually, so as to not bring a downer on the happy moment.
“It was bittersweet, honestly. I was very happy to be included,” he said.
Now, he’s using his platform as a way to provide the important message to all men to get screened early, saying that “there are other options available to men if they catch it before me. Next time you go in for just a basic exam or yearly check-up, please ask your doctor for a PSA test.”
“I don’t want people to have to go through what I’ve been going through,” he said. “This is not…an easy process.”
The CW Fall 2021 Premiere Dates: See When ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Nancy Drew,’ ‘All American’ and More
Summer may be in full swing, but The CW is already looking forward to the fall… and all the upcoming premiere dates!
The network dropped a lineup of premieres for their hit shows including Riverdale, All American, Nancy Drew, Batwoman, Walker and more.
Newcomers Legends of the Hidden Temple and 4400 also snagged premiere dates.
Nancy Drew moves to Friday’s for its third season.
The Flash and Riverdale will grace Tuesday nights starting November 16.
Walker and Legacies will resume on October 28 in their usual Thursday night spots.
Check out the CW’s fall 2021 lineup below:
Friday, October 1
8-9 p.m. ET/PT Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Season 8 premiere)
Friday, October 8
8-9 p.m. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Original episode)
9-10 p.m. Nancy Drew (Season 3 premiere)
Saturday, October 9
8-8:30 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Season 10 premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Original episode)
9-9:30 p.m. World’s Funniest Animals (Season 2 premiere)
9:30-10 p.m. World’s Funniest Animals (Original Episode)
Sunday, October 10
8-9 p.m. Legends of the Hidden Temple (New series premiere)
9-10 p.m. Killer Camp (Season 2 premiere)
Wednesday, October 13
8-9 p.m. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 7 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Batwoman (Season 3 premiere)
Thursday, October 14
8-9 p.m. Coroner (Original episode)
9-10 p.m. Legacies (Season 4 premiere)
Monday, October 25
8-9 p.m. All American (Season 4 premiere)
9-10 p.m. 4400 (New series premiere)
Thursday, October 28
8-9 p.m. Walker (Season 2 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Legacies (Original episode)
Tuesday, November 16
8-9 p.m. The Flash (Season 8 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Riverdale (Season 6 premiere)
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