Finally, the fall television season is upon us! I can hardly wait to get back into some of my favorite ABC shows like Revenge and Nashville. I’m also really excited about ABC’s new lineup—it seems there’s something for everyone! With sure-fire hits such as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., laugh-out-loud comedies, including The Goldbergs and deliciously sudsy dramas like Betrayal—my viewing schedule is fully booked!
Here’s a little taste of what you can expect from ABC’s new can’t-miss shows debuting this fall.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Premiere Date: Tuesday, September 24, at 8 p.m., ET/PT
Joss Whedon, the creative genius behind the feature film Marvel’s The Avengers, has co-created Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a dynamic, action-packed one-hour drama that brings back Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) to lead a team of highly skilled agents to investigate extra-normal and super-human people and events worldwide.
Premiere Date: Tuesday, September 24, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Ah, the ‘80s. The hair, the clothes, the music… It was a simpler, yet sartorially challenged time—and 11-year-old aspiring filmmaker Adam (Sean Giambrone) has decided to record it all with his trusty VHS camcorder. There’s smothering mom Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey); surly father Murray (Jeff Garlin); pretty 17-year-old sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia), who definitely isn’t one to mess with; and 16-year-old brother Barry (Troy Gentile), nursing a bad case of “middle-child syndrome.” Rounding out the family is Pops (George Segal)—the clan’s grandfather and local “casanova” of the senior set. Providing the voice of adult Adam is comedian/actor Patton Oswalt.
Premiere Date: Tuesday, September 24, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Starring Malin Akerman as Kate and Bradley Whitford as Pete, Trophy Wife takes a comedic look into whether the third time really is the charm. Kate, a reformed party girl with previously untapped maternal savvy, joins an “instafamily” when she marries the slightly older Pete. Turns out, Pete already has two ex-wives—former Olympic athlete Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) and flighty, neurotic Jackie (Michaela Watkins)—plus teenage twins Hillary and Warren (Bailee Madison and Ryan Scott Lee) and adopted son Bert (Albert Tsai). Will Kate really be able to pull this big, blended family together?
Premiere Date: Tuesday, September 24, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Ever wondered what would happen if you won a gigantic lottery jackpot? Your life would change for the better… Or would it? These are questions that suddenly face seven co-workers at the Gold Star Gas ‘N’ Shop in Astoria, Queens. After contributing to a lottery pool for years, the gang finally comes out victorious. This newfound wealth brings the possibility of paying off perilous debts, giving couples a fresh start or even making dreams of stardom a reality. But can this makeshift family overcome the challenging obstacles that lie ahead? The series stars Summer Bishil as Samira, Lorraine Bruce as Denise, Christine Evangelista as Mary, Stephen Louis Grush as Nicky, Matt Long as Matt and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as Bob.
Back in the Game
Premiere Date: Wednesday, September 25, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
Terry Gannon Jr. (Maggie Lawson) had it all. She was an all-star softball player… Until her sports career took a big U-turn—thanks to a baby, a cheating ex-husband and a lost college scholarship. After striking out on her own, Terry and her son Danny (Griffin Gluck) move in with her previously estranged father (James Caan). Known as “The Cannon,” this old man is a beer-swilling, stubborn ex-athlete with a less-than subpar resumé in professional baseball. A has-been athlete soured on sports, Terry Jr. still can’t keep Danny from feeling the pull of the baseball field. And when Danny doesn’t make the local little league team, Terry ever so reluctantly decides to step right up to the plate and coach a group of athletic misfits.
Premiere Date: Sunday, September 29, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
In this unorthodox boy-meets-girl tale, photographer Sara (Hannah Ware) and attorney Jack (Stuart Townsend) feel an instant connection at first encounter. Only problem is, they’re both married. Sara’s husband Drew (Chris Johnson) is a lawyer, too, one with political aspirations. And Jack’s wife, Elaine (Wendy Moniz), is the daughter of his boss—the powerful (and possibly unscrupulous) entrepreneur Thatcher (James Cromwell). Sara and Jack are struggling against their feelings when Drew gets a huge, life-altering prosecution case that just happens to involve Jack as the lawyer for the defense. Also starring Henry Thomas,Betrayal is executive-produced by David Zabel.
Super Fun Night
Premiere Date: Wednesday, October 2, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Super Fun Night introduces viewers to three very sheltered girlfriends and roommates—Kimmie (Rebel Wilson), Helen-Alice (Liza Lapira) and Marika (Lauren Ash).While their friends are moving on with life, the trio tightly clings on to their “Super Fun Night” tradition—a standing Friday night date inside the comfort of their own apartment. Their lives take a bit of a turn when Kimmie gets promoted at her law firm and catches the eye of the senior attorney’s handsome son Richard (Kevin Bishop). This eye-opening experience enchants Kimmie and has her on a mission to convince Helen-Alice and Marika that maybe life isn’t just for the pretty, popular crowd after all.
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Premiere Date: Thursday, October 10, at 8 p.m. ET/PT
From the creative minds that brought you Once Upon a Time comes an all-new adventure based on the classic Alice in Wonderland story—only with a modern, magical twist. Alice (Sophie Lowe) shocks her Victorian English family with tales of a mysterious land that exists on the other side of a mythical rabbit hole. Naturally, she’s thought to be mad and accepts the help of a doctor—until the Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha) and the White Rabbit (voiced by John Lithgow) arrive and take her back to Wonderland, a place full of fantastical possibilities and a fair share of danger. The series also stars Peter Gadiot as Cyrus, Emma Rigby as the Red Queen and Naveen Andrews as Jafar.