ABC is totally revamping in order to get back to number one! The network came in third-place this in ratings this season. So what will do the trick? Obviously adding in one more Shonda Rhimes to the Thursday lineup. ABC moved up the Grey’s time-slot to 8pm, Scandal to 9pm leaving the third slot open for the new drama, How To Get Away With Murder. The legal thriller is set in law school with Viola Davis playing a professor. Sounds promising for sure.
While the CW protects itself with a slew of supernatural/comic book shows, ABC is going in a multiethnical direction, which they explained was “the changing face of America.”
“We set out to reflect America, and we ended up unleashing a whole new wave of creativity,” said Paul Lee ABC Entertainment Group President.
“Quite simply, least-objectionable programming is dead. If it’s passion that defines our brand, this year we decided to turn up the heat,” he added.
Cristela and Black-ish join the lineup. Black-ish stars Laurence Fishbourne and focuses on a middle class African American family. Cristela is about a Mexican woman torn between her ambitions to be a lawyer and her traditional family values. Additionally, the network picked up Fresh Off the Boat a comedy about Asian American, which will be held for midseason.
The network is adding a total of six new series to its fall schedule and another six for the midseason.
Here’s a whole breakdown of the new/returning shows thanks to Nola.com
“Selfie,” 7 p.m. Tuesday – A social-media queen named Eliza (Gillan) feels friendless, until a marketing expert named Henry (played by John Cho) steps in to spiff up her brand. A comedy loosely based on “My Fair Lady,” says an ABC news release.
“Manhattan Love Story,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday – Analeigh Tipton (“Hung”) and Jake McDorman (“Shameless”) star in a romantic comedy.
“Forever,” 9 p.m. Tuesday – A New York City medical examiner played by Ioan Gruffudd (“Glee”) seeks an answer to his life’s greatest mystery — his own apparent immortality. A drama.
“Black-ish,” 8:30 p.m. Wednesday – Laurence Fishburne (“Hannibal,” “CSI”) plays father to a suburban couple (Anderson, Ross) dealing with identity issues. A comedy.
“How to Get Away With Murder,” 9 p.m. Thursday – Viola Davis (“The Help,” “United States of Tara”) stars as a law professor. The legal thriller gives superproducer Rhimes all three drama time slots on the night. (Said Lee: “Nobody does empowered women like Shonda Rhimes.”)
“Cristela,” 7:30 p.m. Friday – Cristela Alonzo (“Mind of Mencia”) stars as an ambitious law student trying to navigate her family’s traditional values.
Coming at midseason: “American Crime,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Galavant,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Secrets and Lies,” “The Whispers.”
Returning: “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “The Bachelor,” “Castle,” “Dancing With the Stars,” “The Goldbergs,” “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Last Man Standing,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” “Nashville,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Resurrection,” “Revenge,” “Scandal,” “Shark Tank,” “The Taste” and “20/20.”
Check out the new released trailer for Black-ish
And a thorough breakdown of shows and their timeslots for Fall 2014-2015
8 pm Dancing With the Stars
10 pm Castle
8 pm The Middle
8:30 pm The Goldbergs
9 pm Modern Family
9:30 pm BLACK-ISH
10 pm Nashville
8 pm Grey’s Anatomy
9 pm Scandal
10 pm HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
8 pm Last Man Standing
8:30 pm CRISTELA
9 pm Shark Tank
10 pm 20/20
Saturday Night Football
7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 pm Once Upon a Time
9 pm Resurrection
10 pm Revenge
Photo Credit: ABC
Where to Watch Bob Saget’s Comedy Specials and Hit TV Shows
The nation is mourning the death of Bob Saget, who passed away suddenly at the age of 65.
Pluto TV is honoring the unforgettable comedian and actor who changed television forever with a programming block that includes some of his biggest comedy special.
And you can watch them for free!
Starting today (1/10) at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT today, Pluto TV will play back-to-back programming featuring Saget, which includes:
- Bob Saget: That’s What I’m Talking About
- Bob Saget: Zero to Sixty
- The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget
- The Aristocrats
The specials will also air again tomorrow beginning at 7pm ET/4pm PT, also on the Stand-Up TV channel.
You can also tap into some of Saget’s biggest TV shows!
The beloved family sitcom, Full House, that made Saget a household name as America’s TV dad, Danny Tanner, can be streamed at HBO Max, the reboot Fuller House is available on Netflix, the seasons he hosted of America’s Funniest Home Video can be streamed on Amazon, How I Met Your Mother which Saget narrated can be streamed on Hulu, while Entourage is available on HBO Max.
‘Full House’ Actor Bob Saget Found Dead at 65
America’s TV dad Bob Saget has died.
He was 65.
According to TMZ, the actor was found by security in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando.
A cause of death is currently unknown.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the death. They confirmed that detectives did not find drugs or foul play as a cause.
Saget was best known for playing Danny Tanner on Full House and Fuller House.
9 Shows That Need to Be On Your Radar for 2022
It was bittersweet saying goodbye to plenty of shows in 2021, but the plus side is that it made room for a handful of new shows that are gearing up for their highly-anticipated premieres.
There are plenty of shows that we’re excited about, but since it’s too much for anyone person to take in, we’ve condensed it to a list including the best of the best.
These are all the shows already garnering and generating buzz in 2022 — even before they’ve premiered.
Check out our list of shows (mostly new, but also a few final seasons) that should be on your radar:
How I Met Your Father – Hulu
Fans of How I Met Your Mother can re-live all the magic with a new group of friends with Hilary Duff at the helm. It’s also giving us some Younger vibes, so call it the best of both worlds.
The gender-reversed comedy premieres Tuesday, Jan. 18 with the first two episodes and then on a weekly basis.
House of the Dragon – HBO Max
Even if the final season of “Game of Thrones” left a bad taste in your mouth, don’t worry, the prequel is here to serve as a palate cleanser. Set 200 years before GOT, it’s based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood and focuses on the a civil war within House Targaryen. There is no premiere date as of yet, but that hasn’t stopped us from holding our breath.
BEL-AIR – Peacock
Revivals get a bad rap, but they aren’t always terrible. We’ve seen success with Saved by the Bell and Roswell, so fingers-crossed that Bel-Air, a comedy reimagined as an hour-long drama, will deliver in the same way. Will Smith has signed on for the project alongside the original creators. Jabari Banks stars as Will, a young man who moves into the gated mansion of Bel-Air in modern-day America, and explores plenty of conflicts and biases. It has been picked up for two seasons prior to the premiere on Sunday, Feb. 13 with the first two episodes and then weekly episodes.
Ozark – Netflix (Fourth and final season)
We’re crossing the finish line on Ozark this year, which is arguably a good thing because I don’t know how much more my nerves could handle. And the end is likely something the Byrde family definitely wants after getting too wrapped up in a messy situation with the Mexican cartel. Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and Julia Gardner all make this series an intoxicating binge from beginning to end, even if the fourth and final season is split up into two parts with the first half arriving on Netflix on January 21.
Disney+ saw massive success with their Marvel shows, so it’s not a surprise that there’s a palpable excitement for She-Hulk starring Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany, a lawyer who has one small favor to ask: don’t make her angry. She’s the less-angry-but-just-as-green cousin of Bruce Banner, the Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, who is expected to make an appearance. No premiere date has been announced yet.
Inventing Anna – Netflix
Shonda Rhines is making her mark on Netflix with a series based on the true and shocking story of fashionable grifter Anna Delvey who faked being a German heiress to scam New York New Yorker’s into thinking she was a German heiress. Ozark’s secret weapon, Julia Gardner, works miracles as Delvey. The cast also stars Scandal’s Katie Lowes and Orange is the New Black’s Laverne Cox. This is a can’t miss limited series that hits Netflix on February 11.
Lord of the Rings – Amazon Prime
This is a big one for fans of the LOTR films! The television adaptation is a prequel set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and features an ensemble cast — both new and familiar — as they confront an evil unlike ever before in the Second Middle Age. It will make its mark on Amazon Prime on September 22.
Stranger Things – Netflix
We’ve paid our dues waiting to catch up with the residents of Hawkins, Indiana. Only this time, the action will take us to California and Soviet Russia (because, yes, Hopper is alive — spoiler) as the group of friends tries to stop the supernatural entities of the Upside Down once and for all. A premiere date (for the fourth and possible final season) announcement is likely on the horizon, but our money is on late spring or early summer. After all, we’ve waited long enough!
Obi-Wan Kenobi – Disney+
Disney and Star Wars go hand-in-hand, and with the success of the recent The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian, it only makes sense that they would dive into Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi. The series is set a decade after the events of Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith. In a real treat, Ewan McGregor will reprise the titular role, while Hayden Christensen will return as Darth Vader. No premiere date has been announced.
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