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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?

DRAMA

Agatha
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 BrownErik Palladino, Aaron AshmoreMeta Golding, Christian Keyes, Daniel Henney and Jee Young Han will co-star.

American Crime
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 MartinezW. Earl Brown and Caitlin Gerard will co-star.

Clementine
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.

Dangerous Liasons
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 CreaturesRichard 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.

Exposed
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 BarnesBrian F. O’Byrne and Peter DeJersey will co-star.

Forever
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 VericaBilly 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 TruccoJeffrey Nordling, Lilli Birdsell, Christina Chang, Isabelle Cornish, Zoe Soul, Kevin G. Schmidt, Amanda Detmer, Morgan Taylor Campbell and Kier Gilchrist will also star.

The Visitors
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 RabeDerek Webster, Brianna Brown, Kylie Rogers, Catalina Denis and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf will star.

Warriors
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 HanyCourtney B. Vance, Justina Machado, Greg GrunbergSteve Kazee, Hampton Fluker, Abbie Cobb and Eloise Mumford will star.

COMEDY

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.

Bambi Cottages
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 BenefitsWill Gluck. Molly Shannon, Shiloh Nelson, Cole Sand, Tessa Albertson, Ty Parker, Charlie Kilgore, Cole Sand and Connor Kalopsis will also star.

Black-ish
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.

Damaged Goods
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 AspenSteve 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.

Galavant
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.

Irreversible
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.

Saint Francis
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.

Selfie
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 LadyDavid Harewood, Tim Peper, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Allyn Rachel will also star.

The Winklers
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 LightDomenick 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

 

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CW Spring Schedule—’Walker’ Premiere Date Announced, But Where Is ‘Superman & Lois’?

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The CW is gearing up for its spring TV season—and April showers are clearly going to be bringing back many highly-anticipated shows by fans. 

With plenty of CW originals going on the chopping block last year, two survivors, Walker and All American, finally have airdates for what will likely be their final seasons. 

All American Season 6 will be gracing TV screens on Monday, April 1 at 8/7c (no, this isn’t an April Fools joke), as Walker returns with Season 4 on Wednesday, April 3! 

Two surviving shows that are visibly absent from the lineup, however, are All American: Homecoming and Superman & Lois.

It’s unclear why the shows are being held back, but the hope is that they will now mark the network’s fall TV season.

As for new shows, Walker will be joined by crime drama Sight Unseen starring The Originals‘ Daniel Gillies. 

There’s also no word on a second season for The CW’s Sullivan’s Crossing starring Chad Michael Murray, Scott Patterson and Morgan Kohan, though it seems the series will be debuting in April in Canada, so fingers cross a fall return is possibly stateside. 

Here’s the full lineup for The CW spring 2024:

MONDAY, APRIL 1
8 pm All American (Season 6 premiere)
9 pm Lovers and Liars (series premiere)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
8 pm Walker (Season 4 premiere)
9 pm Sight Unseen (series premiere)

THURSDAY, APRIL 11
8 pm Patti Stanger: The Matchmaker (series premiere)
9 pm Lovers and Liars (series premiere encore/time slot premiere)

FRIDAY, APRIL 26
8 pm Penn & Teller: Fool Us
9 pm 100 Days to Indy (Season 2 premiere)

TUESDAY, APRIL 30
8 pm Police 24/7 (series premiere)
9 pm Hostage Rescue (series premiere)

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It’s Happening—’Wizards of Waverly Place’ Is Getting a Sequel With Selena Gomez

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In the words of the Wizards of Waverly Place theme song—yes, please

Deadline exclusively reported that Disney is reviving its hit series, starring Selena Gomez. The network has ordered a pilot for a sequel to the teen show that ran from 2007 to 2012 on Disney Channel.

And there’s definitely something to be more excited about because it’s set to be executive-produced by original stars Gomez and on-screen brother David Henrie.

That’s not all! Gomez will reportedly guest star the pilot episode to reprise her iconic role as Alex Russo, while Henrie will be a series regular in the role of Justin Russo. 

Rounding out the new cast will be Janice LeAnn Brown (Billie), Alkalio Thiele (Roman Russo), and Mimi Gianopulos (Giada) who will play Justin’s wife and kids. 

The series, hailing from the writers and producers of Raven’s Home (another spinoff of an early Disney Channel show, That’s So Raven, that found a second life) Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, will kick off with a mysterious incident as WizTech, where Justin works after surrendering his wizard powers to lead a human life. 

However, Billie soon arrives as a powerful young wizard seeking training and guidance, forcing Justin to get back to magic to save the Wizard World. 

Henrie confirmed the news on social media, sharing a photo of the pilot episode and captioning it, “The Russo’s are excited to become a part of your family, once again, but we’ve grown 😊 2024, the year magic comes back! 🪄”

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Gomez also took to her Instagram Story to share a throwback photo with Henrie, writing, “We’re back.”

It’s unclear if other members of the original cast who played Justin’s parents and brother—Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise, and Jake T. Austin—along with Alex’s bestie Jennifer Stone will reprise their roles. 

But this is something worthy of celebration for all the millennials who grew up with the Russo family! 

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‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Star Jeanine Mason Shares Sweet Update From Wedding

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Jeanine Mason is officially off the market!

The Roswell, New Mexico star, who announced her engagement back in March 2023, shared sweet wedding photos from her recent nuptials.

The So You Think You Can Dance champion is said to have married husband Nicholas late last year. 

She shared two intimate photos on Instagram, one of the duo kissing after they seemingly exchanged “I do’s” as their guests looked on, along with a second shot of the two cozying up to each other on the subway.

“So many thank yous to come. But for now, just one to this unbelievable man. I love you husband,” the Upload actress captioned the post, which you can see right here.

Brides got more of the scoop on the newlyweds and their big day, noting that she and Nicholas met on a dating app and later exhaling vows on the stoop of their New York City home, which is also where he proposed. 

“We thought, how fun would it be to bring our favorite people along for a weekend in our lives here in New York City and to fill all our neighborhood spots with our families and friends,” she told the outlet. “We imagined, ‘What would our ideal weekend be with our favorite people?’ and then, ‘How do we want to be married?’ We really threw tradition or answering to any standard out the window.”

With that said, they told guests to go all out with their outfits, telling them to “do the MOST.” 

Nicholas serves a major in the Army Reserves following years of active duty, so he opted for his military dress uniform.

They also used the day as an opportunity to hire as many artists as they possibly could, including a violinist to perform during the ceremony, local artists for illustrations, and florists for flowers and arches.

As for the public transit choice—that’s how everyone got to the reception! 

“We always knew we’d take the subway to the reception but this was the perfect way to start the party,” she said. 

Since Mason is Cuban, there was also plenty of music and dancing on a “large dance floor,” and she even danced the salsa with her dad as it’s a “huge part of our culture and the way we celebrate. I think we made the Cubans proud.”

Her co-stars immediately jumped into the comment section to share their congratulations—warming the hearts of The CW fans all around—as Michael Vlamis wrote “VLAMIS GOT MARRIED!!!!” Tyler Blackburn shared a series of heart emojis, Heather Hemmens wrote “So beautiful! Congrats you two!” and Lily Cowles added, “So gorgeous! Felicitaciones mi amor.”

Congrats to the happy couple—we wish you all the best on this new journey! 

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