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While we might have expected renewals for shows like Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and Modern Family, the fate of some of ABC's new series was a bit less certain. But word is coming down the pipeline for many of them, and it's good news for Resurrection and The Goldbergs, which join Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. among ABC's freshman series that will be back for Season 2 in the 2014-2015 season.
The end is near! Scandal, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Castle and other ABC series' season finales have been scheduled. ABC announced the finale dates today, starting with The Neighbors, which will wrap up its second season in April. The finales that follow include Scandal, Last Man Standing, Resurrection and Once Upon a Time.
If you’re picturing the mother of Malin Akerman’s Trophy Wife character as someone blonde and gorgeous, you’re on the right track. Cybill Shepherd is set to guest star on the ABC comedy series, playing the mother to the titular “trophy wife,” Kate. And from the sound of it, when it comes to her appreciation for partying hard, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree here.
On Friday, the network announced that Trophy Wife and The Goldbergs have been given full season orders. There is good news for Rebel Wilson’s Super Fun Night, as well, thanks to ABC ordering four additional episodes of the series. Only Back in the Game is faring worse, as ABC will not be producing the two original scripts the network ordered some weeks back.
It's not unusual for a show to drop in ratings from its season or series premiere to its second episode, so we shouldn't be especially surprised that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s second episode didn't perform quite as well as it did with its premiere. On the bright side, the series debuted to huge numbers, so it has a bit of wiggle room when it comes to its post-premiere decline. Let's just hope that decline tapers off in the coming episodes.
ABC seems intent on building on its family-focused comedy slate, and given the success of Modern Family, that's no surprise. Joining fellow newcomer comedy The Goldbergs on Tuesday night is Trophy Wife, a single camera comedy starring Malin Akerman as the third wife of Bradley Whitford character Pete, a man who comes with two ex-wives and three children from his previous marriages.
It's a big day for TV premieres! Not only is ABC unveiling two new comedies, but they're also set to debut two new dramas, one of which just so happens to be one of the most anticipated new series of the season. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres tonight! The arrival of the super-drama makes Syfy's timing seem all the more perfect in debuting their new reality TV show Fangasm later on tonight. Check out trailers for both series and more ahead!
The only reason to watch a comedy through a rough start is out of loyalty for something on that show, and that's a really tenuous draw for multi-million dollar series to rely on. I'm sticking with Brooklyn Nine-Nine because the pilot made me laugh a few times and because I'll follow Parks & Recreation veteran Mike Schur (who also created this one) anywhere. But I can't be the only viewer lingering in the shallow end before willingly diving in after most of the other new offerings
Once upon a time, we had to wait until TV shows actually premiered to see the pilot episode. But in this grand day and age of the internet, networks have occasionally offered an early look at their upcoming new series ahead of the official premiere. Such is the case for three of ABC's new shows. Unfortunately, none of them are Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
ABC fell a couple of weeks behind the other major networks in getting us the their Fall 2013 premiere schedule, but with months to go, that's kind of ok. All the same, it's exciting to get to see when the network's new and returning series will debut this fall. For ABC, that includes the highly anticipated Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and new 80s-set comedy The Goldbergs, which looks like it could be a winner.
ABC has posted their 2013-2014 line-up of new and returning series, which gives us a look at the plan for the network's schedule for the fall. The network has moved The Neighbors over to Friday nights, to join Last Man Standing, and fill the gap left by Malibu Country. Meanwhile, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air on Tuesday nights, ahead of new comedies The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife, which are sandwiched between another new drama, Lucky 7.
ABC just dropped the ax on a number of series, but there's good news for others, including some of their soapier offerings. Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and Nashville have all been renewed for new seasons, as well as Castle. And on the comedy front, Modern Family, The Middle, Suburgatory and Last Man Standing will return as well.
Though she's made a name for herself in films like Watchmen, 27 Dresses and Rock of Ages, Malin Akerman has a number of TV roles under her belt, including the (now-Emmy award winning) Adult Swim series Children's Hospital, an episode of How I Met Your Mother and the brilliant but short-lived HBO comedy The Comeback. While Akerman has a number of feature projects in the works, including one of the Linda Lovelace biopics and Breacher, she may also be headed back to television for a starring role.
ABC is giving a project initially conceived last pilot season another shot at life. Trophy Wife has been given a cast contingent pilot order over at the alphabet network with Private Practice writer and story editor Emily Halpern on board to write and executive produce. The pilot sounds a wee bit more complicated, but probably about as catty, as the title seems to insinuate.