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Following the home invasion murder of Matt Skokie – a war vet – and an assault on his wife Gwen, four suspects are brought into custody: Tony Gutiérrez, an impressionable teen who got in way over his head even under the watchful eye of his dedicated and hard-working father, Alonzo Gutiérrez. Hector Tontz, a young man who has lived life on the fringes of society and has made bad decisions just to survive. Carter Nix and Aubry Taylor, two incredibly lost souls whose addiction to drugs and to one another has become destructive and paralyzing.
Though the suspects fit a profile, they and their situations are far more complicated than anyone would have initially believed... As is true for the victims themselves. As Russ Skokie and Barb Hanlon – divorced and estranged – arrive to both bury their son Matt, and seek a measure of justice for his killing, they discover their son may have been far from an innocent bystander in his own murder.
Told from the points of view of all those involved, this new drama examines preconceptions on faith, family, gender, race, class and other aspects of our social experience with an approach and perspectives historically underserved in media.
American Crime stars Felicity Huffman as Barb Hanlon, Timothy Hutton as Russ Skokie, W. Earl Brown as Tom Carlin, Richard Cabral as Hector Tontz, Caitlin Gerard as Aubry Taylor, Benito Martinez as Alonzo Gutiérrez, Penelope Ann Miller as Eve Carlin, Elvis Nolasco as Carter Nix, Johnny Ortiz as Tony Gutiérrez and guest starring Regina King as Aliyah Shadeed.
American Crime is created and executive produced by Oscar® winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave). Michael J. McDonald also serves as executive producer. American Crime is produced by ABC Studios.
ABC's new television drama series based on the book by Lily Koppel, "The Astronaut Wives Club" focuses on seven women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America's astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, the lives of their young wives were transformed, seemingly overnight, from military spouses to American royalty. As their celebrity rose, and tragedy began to touch their lives, they rallied together. "The Astronaut Wives Club" premieres THURSDAY, JUNE 18 8|7c on ABC.
"The Astronaut Wives Club" stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Betty Grissom; Yvonne Strahovski as Rene Carpenter; Dominique McElligott as Louise Shepard; Odette Annable as Trudy Cooper; Erin Cummings as Marge Slayton; Azure Parsons as Annie Glenn; Zoe Boyle as Jo Schirra; Desmond Harrington as Alan Shepard; Bret Harrison as Gordo Cooper; Wilson Bethel as Scott Carpenter; Kenneth Mitchell as Deke Slayton; Joel Johnstone as Gus Grissom; Sam Reid as John Glenn and Aaron McCusker as Wally Schirra. The first episode was directed by Lone Scherfig, director of the Academy Award®-nominated film "An Education."
"The Astronaut Wives Club"is executive produced by Stephanie Savage ("Gossip Girl," "The O.C."); Josh Schwartz ("The O.C"; "Chuck"); Len Goldstein ("The Carrie Diaries," "Hart of Dixie"); Michael London ("Milk," "Appaloosa") and Janice Williams ("All Good Things," "The Hollars").
SEASON PREMIERE SUNDAY AUG 2 8|7c
The long awaited second season of last summer’s #1 new unscripted hit series, Bachelor in Paradise returns to ABC. The cast of contestants is comprised of former fan favorites and controversial characters from the Bachelor franchise are back looking for a second chance at love.
They all left The Bachelor or The Bachelorette with broken hearts, but now they’ll travel to a romantic paradise hoping to turn a potential summer fling into the real thing. Over the course of the season, we’ll follow cast members as they explore new relationships and viewers at home will watch as they fall in love or go through renewed heartbreak.
If last season was any indication, Bachelor in Paradise will feature shocking twists, surprises, unexpected guests and some of the most unlikely relationships in Bachelor history. In true Bachelor fashion, it’s sure to be an “amazing journey.”
Hosted by Chris Harrison, Bachelor in Paradise is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Alycia Rossiter are executive producers.
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ABC’s hit romantic reality series, The Bachelorette, will kick off its 11th season continuing the surprises of this season’s Bachelor with the biggest one of all: there will be two Bachelorettes: the charming, charismatic beauty, Britt, who captivated Chris Soules and the rest of Bachelor Nation with a memorable hug on that first night at the Bachelor mansion, and Kaitlyn, the gorgeous, fun-loving, warm-hearted, but irreverent firecracker who let down her guard only to have her heart crushed. Who will the men prefer? Eventually, only one woman will be left to hand out the final rose. The Bachelorette returns to ABC, premiering MONDAY, MAY 18 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
It was the hug felt around the world. And no one will ever forget it. When stunning Britt Nilsson pulled up at the Bachelor Mansion and approached Chris, she was trembling with nervous anticipation. Moments later, she found herself in an embrace that captured both Chris’ and the country’s heart. Later that night, Chris confirmed the intensity of that embrace when he handed Britt the coveted first impression rose. And with that, a love affair began to blossom.
As Chris’s journey evolved, no one—certainly none of the other girls—could deny the connection between Britt and the handsome farmer. Their kisses were passionate, their conversations intimate. However, what seemed like true love all came to a screeching halt just before hometown dates. Britt’s dream of finding a husband was shattered. She left in tears, returning to her hometown in Michigan to mend her heart with her loving family by her side.
Born just outside Detroit, Michigan, Britt eventually moved to Los Angeles to attend college at Azusa Pacific University. After school, she stayed in California, moving to Hollywood to pursue a career in modeling. After giving up modeling, Britt worked as a waitress, spreading her infectious personality while serving others. She also began volunteering at a local church, where you can often find her greeting congregants at the door.
Since she left the show, America just can’t stop talking about Britt – and she is back and determined to find the elusive, true love she has been looking for her entire life. She knows that this process worked once for her, and she can’t wait to give it another go.
And then there is Kaitlyn Bristowe. Millions watched in quiet astonishment when Chris explained to a heartbroken Kaitlyn that she was not the woman with whom he would be spending the rest of his life. Her eyes brimming with tears, she stepped inside a waiting car to head back to her single life.
Kaitlyn is truly one of a kind. She’s beautiful, irreverent, and undeniably hilarious. In the past, however, her playful demeanor has often kept her from opening up and being vulnerable to love. It was her experience on the Bachelor that helped her finally tap into that part of her heart that had been dormant for so long. Even though she went home without the love she was so desperately looking for, Kaitlyn is thankful for her time with Chris. And now—more than ever—she is ready to let down those walls and find love again.
The daughter of a ballerina, Kaitlyn’s love of dance took hold at a very young age, and she hasn’t stopped moving since, neither figuratively nor literally. Currently, she teaches spin classes. However, Kaitlyn’s ready to trade in the cycling shoes and the gym for a pair of sparkly high heels and a house near the Bachelor mansion. Viewers were thankful for the laughs and smiles she gave them along the way, as her electric personality and indelible sense of humor lit up the screen each week. Kaitlyn was a huge fan favorite from the beginning, and remains so to this day. She is one hundred percent certain that this is the way she is going to find her husband, and wants everyone to share this once-in-a-lifetime ride with her.
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ABC has picked up BattleBots, a reimagined take of the killer robot combat sport from Whalerock Industries and the creators of the original BattleBots franchise, Ed Roski and Greg Munson. The homeade robots will battle against each other, in a single elimination tournament style format, until there is one champion. The six episode series is anticipated to air this summer. MGM Television, which has a development deal with Whalerock Industries, will be distributing the program internationally.
The new series promises to wow viewers with next generation robots—bigger, faster and stronger than ever before. The show will have a greater emphasis on the design and build elements of each robot, the bot builder backstories, their intense pursuit of the championship and the spectacle of the event. Separate weight classes will be eliminated so that robots of all sizes will battle against each other. State of the Art Onboard Technology and Cameras will provide audiences with enhanced viewing and combat analytics. There will be cash prizes for winners in the Championship Rounds.
Executive Producers are Lloyd Braun, Chris Cowan, Ed Roski and Greg Munson.
SEASON PREMIERE TUE SEPT 29 10|9c
Beyond the Tank is a three-week event from the producers of the Emmy-winning reality series, Shark Tank. The one-hour episodes of Beyond the Tank, from Sony Pictures Television and United Artists Media Group, will feature the captivating and surprising outcomes after the Sharks strike a deal with the entrepreneurs on Shark Tank. As the Sharks travel across America to mentor the entrepreneurs, assess the businesses and provide their industry expertise -- to make a profit -- audiences will realize the challenges and intrepid negotiations are never over. Watch as the Sharks roll up their sleeves to help their entrepreneurs make the tough decisions that hopefully lead to success, growth and profits.
The Sharks are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; “Queen of QVC” Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary.
Audiences familiar with the compelling ups and downs of the negotiations will be further engaged in the drama that takes place after the entrepreneurs’ appearance on Shark Tank. What lies in the aftermath of their investment? Did a promising deal turn sour or launch a million dollar profit margin?
Beyond the Tank will feature The Sharks -- tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons -- taking a look back at past Shark Tank pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank. The series will revisit entrepreneurs whose businesses were groundbreaking in terms of their technology, business model or branding who have taken their business to new heights with the help of the Sharks; entrepreneurs and their Shark investors who gambled on their businesses and then lost; businesses that multiple Sharks fought hard against each other to secure, and more. We will learn more about the entrepreneurs’ personal journeys as well as their struggles and triumphs as they persevere to pursue the American dream.
Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill and Leslie Garvin are the executive producers of Beyond the Tank. Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill and Phil Gurin are the executive producers of Shark Tank, which is based on the Japanese Dragons’ Den format created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The series is produced by United Artists Media Group in association with Sony Pictures Television.
SEASON PREMIERE WED SEPT 23 9:30|8:30c
Andre 'Dre' Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids and a colonial home in the 'burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family? With a little help from his dad (Laurence Fishburne), Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future.
black-ish stars Anthony Anderson as Dre, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow, Yara Shahidi as Zoey, Marcus Scribner as Andre Jr., Miles Brown as Jack, Marsai Martin as Diane and Laurence Fishburne as Pops.
Viewers will ride along with the proud men and women of the Boston Emergency Services, one of America’s most seasoned team of first responders: the first step in the chain of trauma care. It was this same group that answered the desperate calls of runners and spectators two years ago when the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon. Treating the injured and ferrying the wounded to hospitals, the Boston EMS earned the gratitude of a shell-shocked and grief-stricken city with their cool-headed professionalism. In Boston EMS viewers will meet some of the heroes of that terrible day as they answer new calls and respond to a daily dose of trauma and mayhem.
SEASON PREMIERE MONDAY SEPT 21 10|9c
When viewers first met Richard Castle, a famous mystery novelist, he was creatively blocked. But when the NYPD questioned him in connection with a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books, Castle found inspiration in NYPD Detective Kate Beckett. Once that initial case was solved, Castle and Beckett continued to investigate strange homicides in New York, combining Castle’s writer intuition and Beckett’s creative detective work. In the Season 7 finale, Castle revealed some of his backstory for becoming a mystery writer, while Beckett was faced with a choice about her future — will she choose to pursue a new challenge or stay where she is?
Though they instantly clashed, sparks of another sort began to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle stepped in to help find the copycat killer. Once that initial case was solved, Castle and Beckett continued to investigate strange homicides in New York, combining Castle's writer intuition and Beckett's creative detective work. Then, after four seasons of “will they” or “won’t they,” Castle and Beckett finally gave into their feelings for each other. The fun and conflict continue to escalate as the crime-solving dynamic duo navigate a whole new chapter in their relationship.
Season 1: Mystery writer Richard Castle abandons his successful Derrick Storm book series. He’s found a new muse in Detective Kate Beckett. She’s the inspiration for his character, Nikki Heat. As he helps the police solve New York’s toughest murder mysteries, Castle learns that Beckett’s mother was killed when she was younger. He can’t help but look into the case. Castle discovers that Beckett’s mom was not the victim of a random act of violence. She was targeted. For detailed recaps please visit Castle’s Season 1 Episode Guide.
Season 2: Castle enjoys success with his Nikki Heat novel, but also feels the backlash of looking into the murder of Beckett’s mom. Highlights of the season include a North Pole murder, a scary Vampire Weekend, a dalliance with a dominatrix and Castle’s daughter, Alexis, scoring an internship at the precinct. Castle is flustered when his partner dates the handsome Detective Demming and Beckett isn’t thrilled to see Castle getting chummy with his ex-wife. For detailed recaps please visit Castle’s Season 2 Episode Guide.
Season 3: Things kick off with a bang when Castle is arrested for murder. Spoiler Alert: He didn’t do it. In ensuing cases, Beckett goes up against her former training officer. She and Castle also encounter a vicious murderer known as 3XK, or the Triple Killer. Hollywood’s version of Nikki Heat shows up at the precinct. There’s a dirty bomb set to go off somewhere in New York and there’s a trip to L.A. on the set of Naked Heat. Finally, Captain Montgomery is gunned down by killers who then set their sights on Beckett. For detailed recaps please visit Castle’s Season 3 Episode Guide.
Season 4: Beckett fights for her life after being shot by a sniper. She recovers only to keep secret that she heard Castle say he loves her. Captain Victoria “Iron” Gates takes over the squad and Detective Kevin Ryan’s gun is used in a murder. The case has ties to the elusive Triple Killer. Castle is held hostage during a bank robbery and the team is seen in 1947 for the case of “The Blue Butterfly.” There’s a CIA showdown with rogue agents and a woman from Castle’s past. Beckett gets dangerously close to the truth of her mom’s murder just before she and Castle finally give in to their passion. For detailed recaps please visit Castle’s Season 4 Episode Guide.
Season 5: Castle and Beckett try to keep their new relationship a secret as they learn the man responsible for Johanna Beckett’s murder is the powerful Senator Bracken. When Alexis is kidnapped, Castle gets his daughter back with help from a man he’s never really met—his father. Detective Ryan gets the good news that a baby is on the way and Castle receives the greatest birthday gift of his life thanks to Beckett’s Rear Window-esque surprise in the 100th episode. The mystery man and his muse hit a crossroads when Beckett gets an incredible job offer in DC. Wanting more out of their relationship, Castle gets down on one knee to ask his partner to marry him. The long wait to hear Beckett’s response came in the Season 6 premiere. For detailed recaps please visit Castle’s Season 5 Episode Guide.
Season 6: Beckett accepts Castle’s proposal of marriage as well as a job at the Justice Department in DC. The latter doesn’t pan out, so she heads back to the Big Apple. Castle struggles with his daughter’s decision to move in with her flakey boyfriend, Pi. Alexis eventually finds her way back home. Ryan becomes proud dad and Castle briefly reconnects with his father. Beckett is finally able to take down the evil Senator Bracken. The man behind her mother’s murder will finally pay for his crimes. After Beckett dissolves a marriage she didn’t realize she was in, the path is clear for her to finally marry Castle. The groom is a no show though. Beckett fears the worst when Castle’s car is found engulfed in flames. For detailed recaps, please visit Castle's Season 6 Episode Guide.
Executive producers are Terence Paul Winter, Alexi Hawley, Rob Bowman, Rob Hanning and Armyan Bernstein. Castle is produced by ABC Studios.
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Celebrity Family Feud, a primetime celebrity version of Family Feud, is based on one of television’s most popular and enduring game show formats. The six-episode special series will feature fan-favorite celebrities competing with their families for charity on the famous stage of Family Feud. Hosted by the highly popular multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy Award-winning talk show host Steve Harvey, Celebrity Family Feud will pit celebrities against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100 people.
Celebrity Family Feud is produced by FremantleMedia North America and will be taped in front of a live audience in Los Angeles, California. Thom Beers, Gaby Johnston, Jennifer Mullin are executive producers.
The mothers in two celebrity families with vastly diverse values switch homes (but not bedrooms) -- embarking on a journey like no other and revealing the various ways some controversial celebrities live their lives. The two moms are given the chance to see how another celebrity raises their children and deals with life in the spotlight, while allowing both couples the opportunity to re-discover why they love each other and decided to get together in the first place. It's a mind-blowing experiment that will change their lives forever.
In each of the episodes, two mothers with very different types of households swap lifestyles and children in a week-long challenge. In the first part of the swap, each mom moves into the other's home and adopts their new celebrity family's lifestyle, no matter how different it may be. They agree to follow a manual written by the departing mother that sets out the rules of their new household - how they parent, manage their social life, do house work, unwind and more.
In the second half of the week, everything changes. The new moms take charge. They introduce their own set of rules and get to run the new household their way. It's a radical shock to both celebrity families. The results are explosive, enlightening, emotional and often very funny.
The Chew celebrates and explores life through food, with a group of dynamic, engaging, fun, relatable co-hosts who serve up everything to do with food -- from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more -- all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. It is broadcast live, weekdays, from New York City.
The Chew stars Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz.
Mario Batali is co-owner of 17 restaurants across the country, including his flagship New York City restaurant Babbo. He has hosted a variety of television shows for Food Network, including Ciao America and Molto Mario. Batali is also the author of eight cookbooks, including the James Beard Award Winning, Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes.
Michael Symon is a star of the Food Network series Iron Chef America. Symon is the owner of five restaurants, including the critically-acclaimed Lola and Lolita, cornerstones of his hometown’s dining scene in Cleveland, OH. In 1998, Symon was named Best New Chef by Food & Wine Magazine. He is known for his infectious laugh and is an avid tattoo enthusiast who has a “Got Pork” tattoo emblazoned on his chest. Symon enjoys spending time with his wife, Liz, and their two dogs, Ruby and Ozzy.
Carla Hall is best known as a competitor on Bravo’s Top Chef, where she won over audiences with her fun catch phrase "Hootie Hoo" and philosophy to always cook with love. She is the owner of Alchemy by Carla Hall, an artisan cookie company that specializes in creating sweet and savory "petite bites of love." Hall is a true believer that, "If you’re not in a good mood, the only thing you should make is a reservation."
Clinton Kelly is a familiar face to fashionistas around the country as style host of the TLC series What Not to Wear. He has also appeared in several specials for TLC, including: The Miss America Pageant; Fashioning a Home with Clinton Kelly; and Mind Your Manners and Redo My Spouse. Kelly is also the author of Freakin’ Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Behave, Eat, Drink, Entertain, Decorate and Generally Be Better Than Everyone Else and Oh No She Didn’t: The Top 100 Style Mistakes Women Make and How to Avoid Them. In December 2010, Kelly launched the style app Stylerx for the iPhone and web.
Daphne Oz is The Chew's fresh face of healthy living and resident practical tipster. In 2006, she wrote her national bestseller The Dorm Room Diet, sharing the healthy lifestyle plan she developed at school that helped her permanently shed thirty pounds. Oz also helped to found HealthCorps, a non-profit organization that equips teenagers with educational information in the areas of nutrition, exercise and stress management. She is a newlywed who will celebrate her first wedding anniversary later this month.
Produced by Gordon Elliott's Chew Productions for the ABC Television Network, The Chew is an innovative and groundbreaking new lifestyle series.
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Cristela’s dream of becoming a lawyer is something her traditional Mexican-American family doesn't quite understand. She’s entering her sixth year of law school after juggling home obligations and working multiple jobs to pay her way.
Cristela lives in cramped quarters with her sister Daniela, her long-suffering brother-in-law Felix and their two young kids. The senior member of this extended family, all living under one roof in Dallas, is Cristela’s old school mom, Natalia, who tells her “somebody could have been a doctor two times in the time it’s taken you not to become a lawyer.” Daniela loves her sister but balks when she tries to bring her modern views into family life. Felix resents how Cristela pays no rent and worst of all, always drinks his last beer. After six years of setbacks, her mom Natalia worries that becoming a lawyer might not be in the cards for her and doesn't want Cristela to be hurt by a dream that might not come true.
Felix’s cousin and co-worker Alberto flirts shamelessly with Cristela, but the only feeling she has for him is a shared passion for the Cowboys.
Then, Cristela’s life begins to look up. Lawyer Trent Culpepper, who is unapologetically politically incorrect about Latinos and just about everyone else, offers her an internship at his prestigious firm. She’ll be working – unpaid – with Culpepper’s pampered daughter Maddie and good-natured fellow intern Josh.
Her family can’t believe she’s going to work for free. But when a turn of events shows just how effective Cristela can be when she works her lawyer knowledge for the greater good of the family, they decide it’s worth (begrudgingly) supporting her as she follows her dreams – which might not be so impossible after all.
The Cristela TV show stars Cristela Alonzo as Cristela, Carlos Ponce as Felix, Maria Canals-Barrera as Daniela, Terri Hoyos as Natalia, Andrew Leeds as Josh, and Sam McMurray as Trent. Stand-up sensation Gabriel Iglesias (The Fluffy Movie) also appears as Alberto.
Cristela was co-created by Cristela Alonzo and Kevin Hench. Executive producers are Kevin Hench, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements. Alonzo is co-executive producer. “Cristela” is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.
Extreme Weight Loss is a unique and riveting, docu-series about weight loss that takes viewers on the unprecedented 365-day journeys of courageous and resilient “super obese” people.
At the renowned University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora, CO, Chris and Heidi, along with CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Medical Director and CU School of Medicine Associate Professor Holly Wyatt, MD, will guide participants on their journeys to safely lose up to half their body weight, as well as the emotional baggage that often holds one back. The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center offers some of the country’s most advanced research and science-based expertise, focusing on a comprehensive weight loss and weight loss management approach, including fitness, nutrition and wellness services.
Join us WEDNESDAYS 9|8c on ABC for these amazing transformations!
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Doctor Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), New York City's star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality. This long life has given Henry remarkable observation skills which impresses his new partner Detective Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza), but piques her curiosity about who he is. Each week, a new case and their budding friendship will reveal layers of Henry's long and colorful past. Only his best friend and confidant, Abe (Judd Hirsch) knows Henry's secret.
Forever stars Ioan Gruffudd as Henry, Alana De La Garza as Det. Jo Martinez, Barbara Eve Harris as Lt. Marcia Roark, Donnie Keshawarz as Detective Hanson, Joel David Moore as Lucas Wahl, and Judd Hirsch as Abe.
Forever was written and executive-produced by Matt Miller (Chuck, Las Vegas). Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes, Gangster Squad) and Jennifer Gwartz (Veronica Mars, Cupid, Party Down) are executive producers. Forever was directed by Brad Anderson and is produced by Warner Bros. Television.
SEASON PREMIERE TUE SEPT 22 8:30|7:30c
It’s the '90s and 12 year old, hip-hop loving Eddie (Hudson Yang) just moved to suburban Orlando from DC’s Chinatown with his parents (Randall Park and Constance Wu). It’s culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream. Fresh Off the Boat is based on Chef Eddie Huang's memoir Fresh Off the Boat.
Fresh Off the Boat stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery and Ian Chen as Evan.
Fresh Off the Boat is executive produced and written by Nahnatchka Khan and executive produced by Jake Kasdan for 20th Century Fox Television.
SEASON 2 COMING SOON
Screenwriter/executive producer Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love; Tangled; Cars) reunites with Broadway and Hollywood award-winning musical team — composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast) and lyricist Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid, Tangled) — for the return of last season’s breakout musical comedy extravaganza, Galavant. Having discovered the dark side of Madalena, our dashing hero’s adventures continue as he embarks on an unlikely bromance with King Richard and fights to rekindle the romance with his true love Isabella.
Galavant stars Joshua Sasse as Galavant, Timothy Omundson as King Richard, Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Mallory Jansen as Madalena, Karen David as Isabella and Luke Youngblood as Sid.
Dan Fogelman, Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Chris Koch, Kat Likkel and John Hoberg serve as executive producers. Abbey C Studios Ltd. Produces “Galavant” for ABC Studios.
General Hospital, which celebrated its golden anniversary on April 1, 2013, continues its tradition of passion, intrigue and adventure that takes place in the fictional town of Port Charles in upstate New York. The glamour and excitement of those who have come to find their destinies in this familiar seaport town intertwine with the lives, loves and fortunes of beloved, well-known faces. As always, love, danger and mind blowing plot twists continue to abound on General Hospital with contemporary storylines and unforgettable characters.
At 50-plus historic years and growing, General Hospital has received the prestigious Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama a record eleven times. The medical drama is the longest running American soap opera currently in production and the longest running scripted drama on television currently in production. Filmed in Hollywood, CA, the show will air its 13,000th episode on February 24, 2014.
The producing and writing teams of General Hospital consistently deliver thrilling and action-packed storylines featuring romantic moments, lost loves rekindled, dysfunctional family dynamics, suspenseful weddings, twisted villains, adventurous heroes and so much more. As a result, the show’s ratings have rocketed this season, making General Hospital the #1 daytime network program with women 18-49. Furthermore, GH posts the biggest yearly gains out of all the daytime network dramas with women 25-54.
The show that TV Guide hailed as the "All-Time Best Daytime Soap" in their 40th Anniversary special edition, General Hospital has also won a number of awards from the Directors Guild and the Writers Guild for Outstanding Achievement. General Hospital is known for its high profile celebrity guest stars and some of the more iconic names include Milton Berle, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Elizabeth Taylor.
For many years, General Hospital has worked alongside and been praised by numerous national organizations for elevating public awareness of important health and social issues. Some of those real-life issues featured in conjunction with specific storylines include awareness of sexual responsibility, HIV/AIDS-related storylines, tolerance and understanding for gay, lesbian and transgender people, bipolar disorder, accurate portrayals of tobacco, drug and alcohol addiction, breast cancer awareness, sexual child abuse and organ donation.
Several past and current cast members have received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their work on the show. Notably, in 1993, both the late Anna Lee (Lila Quartermaine) and original cast member John Beradino (Dr. Steve Hardy) received their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
General Hospital was created by husband-and-wife soap writers Frank and Doris Hursley and premiered on April 1, 1963. In 1978, Gloria Monty was brought in as executive producer and is credited with the creation of the first supercouple, characters Luke Spencer and Laura Webber. Their 1981 wedding brought in 30 million viewers and remains the highest-rated hour in American soap opera history.
The executive producer of General Hospital is Frank Valentini, and Ron Carlivati is the head writer. General Hospital airs weekdays at 2e|1c|p on the ABC Television Network.
Frank Valentini, Executive Producer
Frank Valentini became executive producer of ABC's General Hospital in January 2012. Previously, he was executive producer of ABC's multi-award winning daytime drama, One Life to Live. Valentini was honored with an Emmy Award for producing in 2002 and two consecutive wins in 2008 and 2009 as a part of the One Life to Live directing team, and in 2011 for the ABC daytime “What If” webisodes. In addition, he was nominated for a DGA Award in 2002.
Prior to being named executive producer at One Life to Live, Valentini held various positions on the show, including associate director, stage manager and coordinating producer. In addition to his duties at “OLTL,” he served as a guest director on the ABC Daytime drama All My Children. In 2008, he added commercial director to his credits with the “Endless Drama” broadcast and web campaign for ESPN. He directed ABC Daytime's innovative series of “What If” webisodes that began airing on abc.com and soapnet.com on July 12, 2010. The 10-part series features well known characters from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital answering the questions, “What would happen if two characters from different soaps ran into each other? What would they say?”
Valentini has a vast knowledge of contemporary music, which he acquired when he served as a radio station music director, talent scout for Steam Records and freelance writer for VH-1. He served for two years on the board of the New Group Theater Company. He received his degree in film & television production from the University of Buffalo. He has traveled to over 75 countries, and in 2002 he became a published photographer.
SEASON PREMIERE WED SEPT 23 8:30|7:30c
Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the ‘80s. For geeky and movie obsessed youngest child Adam (Sean Giambrone), these were his wonder years, and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other -- just with a lot more yelling. Mom Beverly (Wendi McClendon-Covey) is a classic "smother," an overbearing, overprotective matriarch who loves her delicious kids, but still rules this brood with 100% authority and zero sense of boundaries. Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) is gruff and sometimes oblivious, parenting with half his attention span but all his heart. Sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) is popular and terrifying, doing her best to cover up that she's the smartest of the clan. Barry (Troy Gentile) is a passionate dreamer, who maybe dreams a little too big and who always gets the short end of the stick. Adam (Sean Giambrone) is the youngest, a camera-wielding future director who’s navigating first love, and growing up with his family. Rounding out the family is beloved grandfather Al "Pops" Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who’s learning as much from his family as he teaches them.
The Goldbergs stars Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) as Beverly Goldberg, Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille) as adult Adam Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile (Good Luck Chuck) as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia (The X Factor) as Erica Goldberg, with George Segal (Just Shoot Me) as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Murray Goldberg.
The Goldbergs is written and executive-produced by Adam F. Goldberg (Breaking In, Fanboys) and also executive-produced by Doug Robinson, Seth Gordon, Alex Barnow and Marc Firek. The Goldbergs is from Adam Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison, and is produced by Sony Pictures Television. It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound.
SEASON PREMIERE THU SEPT 24 8|7c
Grey's Anatomy is the recipient of the 2007 Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series - Drama, and multiple Emmy nominations, including two for Outstanding Drama Series.
The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital deal with life-or-death consequences on a daily basis-it's in one another that they find comfort, friendship and, at times, more than friendship. Together they're discovering that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white. Real life only comes in shades of grey.
Season 1: Just before Meredith Grey begins her surgical residency at Seattle Grace, she has a one night stand with her new boss, Dr. Derek Shepherd. Just call this brilliant neurosurgeon "McDreamy." Mer's future "person," Cristina Yang, strikes up a relationship with cardiothoracic ace Preston Burke. Other interns include ex-model Izzie Stevens and her insecure BFF George O'Malley, who is branded "007" by the obnoxious Alex Karev because he has a license to kill. Dr. Miranda Bailey keeps the interns in line while Chief Richard Webber keeps the hospital running. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 1 Episode Guide.
Season 2: Derek's wife, Addison, makes things awkward for Meredith, who must come clean that her mom is the brilliant surgeon/Alzheimer's victim, Ellis Grey. Izzie hooks up with Alex before falling for heart transplant patient Denny Duquette. George engages in a disastrous pairing with Meredith, who later hooks up with a hot veterinarian named Finn. Burke is shot. Surgery leaves him with tremors in his hand. Izzie cuts Denny's LVAD wire to move him up on the heart transplant list, but he dies in her arms. Izzie quits the program and Meredith must choose between Derek and Finn. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 2 Episode Guide.
Season 3: Dr. Mark Sloan makes things McSteamy at Seattle Grace. Orthopedic surgeon Callie Torres strikes up a relationship with George. Cristina covers for Burke, who hides his hand tremors. There's a race to win the Chief's job once Richard announces retirement plans. Burke leaves Cristina on their wedding day. George loses his dad, proposes to Callie and hooks up with Izzie. Meredith has a near-death experience and must deal with the actual death of her estranged dad's new wife. Derek tells Meredith she's the love of his life and she, in turn, lets him know that it's over. So over. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 3 Episode Guide.
Season 4: George repeats his intern year. Joining him is Little Grey, as in Meredith's half-sister, Lexie. The "really old guy" comes out of his coma. George and Izzie have bad sex. Cristina butts heads with new cardio doc Erica Hahn, who becomes intimate with Callie. Derek and Meredith have an uphill climb with their clinical trial, but they eventually "save a life." The two of them meet at Derek's patch of land. Meredith sets up a dazzling array of candles outlining where their house will be. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 4 Episode Guide.
Season 5: Dr. Owen Hunt is a military doc who catches Cristina's eye. He becomes the hospital's head trauma surgeon. Dr. Arizona Robbins also arrives as the new pediatric surgeon. Mark and Lexie are a couple. Derek must overcome his shaken confidence to operate on Izzie, who has a brain tumor. He also preps for his wedding with Meredith via blue Post-It. In the season finale, a mangled man is brought in to the hospital after jumping in front of a bus to save a woman. He writes "007" on Meredith's hand. She knows instantly that this dying hero is George. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 5 Episode Guide.
Season 6: The docs mourn the loss of one of their own-George O'Malley. Izzie recovers from brain surgery. Derek is the new Chief as Seattle Grace merges with Mercy West. New docs on the block include Jackson Avery and April Kepner. Cardiothoracic surgeon Teddy Altman has a past with Owen, who suffers from PTSD. A madman goes on a shooting rampage at the hospital. Many are wounded. Many are killed. The shooter tracks down his ultimate target, Dr. Derek Shepherd, and guns him down. A distraught, pregnant Meredith miscarries as the love of her life fights to survive. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 6 Episode Guide.
Season 7: The surviving staff deals with the aftermath of the shooting tragedy. Cristina has a tough time coming back from the trauma. Derek wants to cure Alzheimer's with his clinical trial. Callie becomes pregnant with Mark's child. She suffers major injuries after a car crash which leads to a major musical event. Callie recovers to marry Arizona. Alex initiates a program to bring sick African kids to the States. Meredith and Derek begin their quest to adopt baby Zola. Teddy marries patient Henry so he can get on her insurance. Cristina finds out she's pregnant and Owen is furious when he's left out of her decision to have an abortion. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 7 Episode Guide.
Season 8: Meredith loses her job because she altered the Alzheimer's clinical trial, but she's ultimately reinstated. April is the new Chief Resident. Teddy falls for her faux husband, Henry, who dies after escalating health issues. She eventually takes a job with the U.S. Army Medical Command. Richard must come to terms with Adele's Alzheimer's as her performs his 10,000th surgery. A plane crash leaves several docs fighting for their lives with not everyone surviving. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 8 Episode Guide.
Season 9: The surgeons cope with the loss of Lexie. Mark also ultimately succumbs to his plane crash injuries. Arizona has difficulty adjusting to life without a leg. Cristina takes a job at the Mayo Clinic before eventually finding her way back home. A new batch of interns arrives as the plane crash docs sue for big bucks. They eventually end up buying the hospital with a little help from Catherine Avery. Her son, Jackson, becomes the new man in charge. He lets his colleagues know that their workplace is now known as Grey + Sloan Memorial Hospital. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 9 Episode Guide.
Season 10: In the aftermath of a storm, the interns cope with the loss of one of their own. Meredith doesn’t want to move DC when Derek is offered a government gig. She also has issues with Cristina as they spar about life paths. Callie gets over Arizona’s unfaithfulness, but plans to have another baby are bumpy. Alex makes peace with his deadbeat dad, jumps to a private practice and takes his relationship with Jo to the next level. Bailey copes with OCD and the fallout of illegally saving a young boy's life. April bails on her wedding with Matt to get hitched to Jackson. Derek’s sister, Amelia, settles into a role at the hospital. Dr. Cristina Yang bids adieu to Seattle leaving her true love, Owen, and her person, Meredith, behind to take over Dr. Preston Burke’s work in Zurich. The new head of cardio lets Richard know that her birth mom was Ellis Grey. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 10 Episode Guide.
Grey's Anatomy stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins.
Grey's Anatomy was created and is executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes (Private Practice, Scandal). Betsy Beers (Private Practice, Scandal), Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan), Tony Phelan, Joan Rater and Rob Corn are executive producers. Grey's Anatomy is an ABC Studios production.
About Shonda Rhimes
Shonda Rhimes is the creator of "Scandal" and of "Grey's Anatomy," which chronicles the personal and professional lives of surgical residents in Seattle. Rhimes also created the "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff series "Private Practice," which ran on ABC for six seasons.
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About Betsy Beers
Betsy Beers is the executive producer of "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy." Beers is a partner in Shonda Rhimes' company, Shondaland, and together the two women develop and produce additional feature film and television projects.
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SEASON PREMIERE THU SEPT 24 10|9c
Annalise Keating (Academy-Award Nominee Viola Davis) is everything you hope your Criminal Law professor will be - brilliant, passionate, creative and charismatic. She's also everything you don't expect - sexy, glamorous, unpredictable and dangerous. As fearless in the courtroom as she is in the classroom, Annalise is a defense attorney who represents the most hardened, violent criminals - people who've committed everything from fraud to arson to murder - and she'll do almost anything to win their freedom. On the surface, Annalise seems like she has it all - a successful career and loving husband, Sam (Tom Verica) - but her relationship with a local Philadelphia detective, Nate (Billy Brown), will force her to confront secrets about her life she never saw coming.
Each year, Annalise selects a group of the smartest, most promising students to come work at her law firm. The students vying for this coveted position include Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch), a wide-eyed, likable boy-next-door recently accepted off the waitlist; Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King), a confident, ambitious overachiever born knowing how to "lean in;" Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee), a sly, sophisticated heartbreaker used to getting any prize he lays his eyes on; Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza), a quiet, sensitive idealist who's easy to underestimate and Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry), an entitled know-it-all born into a world of Ivy League educations and country club memberships. The students all work under two of Annalise's dedicated associates: Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber), a local Philly boy done good, and Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil), a sweet, observant team-player with a hidden edge.
Early in the first season, Wes will become entangled with his mysterious neighbor, Rebecca (Katie Findlay), after she becomes the main suspect in the murder of a beautiful university coed. Annalise's involvement with Rebecca's case will challenge her students' values, convictions, and dreams, as she teaches them the dark truth about the law and our justice system. It's worth it though. Working for Annalise is the opportunity of a lifetime, one that can change the course of our students' lives forever, which is exactly what happens when they find themselves involved in a murder plot that will rock the entire university.
How to Get Away with Murder stars Academy-Award Nominee Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Nate, Alfred Enoch as Wes, Jack Falahee as Connor, Katie Findlay as Rebecca, Aja Naomi King as Michaela, Matt McGorry as Asher, Karla Souza as Laurel, Charlie Weber as Frank and Liza Weil as Bonnie.
How to Get Away with Murder is created and executive-produced by Pete Nowalk (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy). Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Grey's Anatomy), Betsy Beers (Scandal, Grey's Anatomy) and Bill D'Elia (Grey's Anatomy, The West Wing) also serve as executive producers. How to Get Away with Murder is produced by ABC Studios.
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A grizzly bear attack; a bridge collapse; a plane crash... It can happen anywhere at any time—in an instant, life can change forever and that moment will define who you are. In an Instant does more than just re-tell heart pounding first-person accounts of the world’s most harrowing tales of survival, it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moment before and after life was forever changed. The powerful new series features the trials and triumphs from every angle and includes gripping first person interviews with the people who lived to tell their stories—and those who were instrumental in helping them survive. Ordinary people who have watched their lives flash before their eyes, stared certain death in the face and overcame it. What key decisions did they make to save their lives? In an Instant, when it is between life and death—and life wins, premieres on FRIDAY, MARCH 6 (9:00–11:00 p.m., ET) and then moves to its regular timeslot on SATURDAY, MARCH 7, (9:00–11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
In an Instant is executive produced by Maria Awes and Andy Awes for Committee Films in association with ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions.
Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy-nominated Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC’s late-night talk show.
Jimmy Kimmel Live is well known for its huge viral video successes. Some of Kimmel’s most popular comedy bits include – Mean Tweets, Lie Witness News, Jimmy’s Twerk Fail Prank, Unnecessary Censorship, YouTube Challenge, The Baby Bachelor, Movie: The Movie, Handsome Men’s Club, Jimmy Kimmel Lie Detective and music videos like “I (Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum” and a Blurred Lines parody with Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Jimmy and his security guard Guillermo.
Now in its 13th season, Kimmel’s guests have included: President Barack Obama, Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Katy Perry, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Larry David, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Kobe Bryant, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Garner, Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Foxx, Amy Poehler, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Oprah, and unfortunately Matt Damon.
Kimmel has also created one-of-a-kind concert experiences, taking over Hollywood Blvd. for artists such as: Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Depeche Mode, Van Halen and Justin Timberlake as well as special outdoor concerts and lobby performances by Lady Gaga, Adele, Miley Cyrus, Prince, Linkin Park, Drake, Tony Bennett, Pitbull, Britney Spears, Kings of Leon, Lady Antebellum, Usher, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley, No Doubt, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MUSE, Empire of the Sun, The Killers and Elton John.
Jimmy Kimmel Live broadcasts from Disney’s El Capitan Theater, located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of the Walk of Fame. This location gives the show unique character that Jimmy showcases regularly by interacting with the local superheroes parading along the boulevard and challenging tourists outside to participate in live comedy bits.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca, Erin Irwin and David Craig serve as co-executive producers. Jimmy Kimmel Live is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy nominated Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC’s late-night talk show.
SEASON PREMIERE FRIDAY SEPT 25 8|7c
Tim Allen will return for a fifth season as “Mike Baxter” in Last Man Standing, a show about everything that families are dealing with today – all filtered through the blunt “man’s man” comedy of an iconic American dad. Mike continues to be surrounded by forces seeking to challenge his ideas on just about everything in which he strongly believes. He tries to escape all the female drama at home in the warm, manly embrace of his job at the Outdoor Man store, a sporting goods emporium where he is marketing director. Also, he still revels in his Outdoor Man video blog, which he delightedly uses as a pulpit for his opinions and a voice to appeal to those who agree that manliness is under assault. When he’s supposed to be selling mountain bikes or kayaks, for some reason he always ends up spouting off about the environment, Obamacare, international politics or any other topic occupying his mind.
Last Man Standing stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter, Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter, Amanda Fuller as Kristin Baxter, Jordan Masterson as Ryan Vogelson, Christoph Sanders as Kyle Anderson, Flynn Morrison as Boyd Baxter, Jonathan Adams as Chuck Larabee and Hector Elizondo as Ed Alzate.
Last Man Standing was created by Jack Burditt. Executive producers are Matt Berry, Tim Allen, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Shawn Levy, Richard Baker and Rick Messina. Last Man Standing is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
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ABC presents its second action packed series from the creative minds at Marvel in Marvel's Agent Carter, inspired by the feature films Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with the short Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.
Years before Agent Phil Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team swore to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive, there was Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier) who pledged the same oath but lived in a different time when women weren't recognized as being as smart or as tough as their male counterparts.
But no one should ever underestimate Peggy.
It's 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field — putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the
wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers — aka Captain America.
When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy — the only person he can trust — to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D'Arcy, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for releasing these weapons of mass destruction. But Jarvis, who is a creature of habit and sticks to a rigid daily routine, is going to have to make some major life changes if he's going to be able to keep up with Peggy.
If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison — or worse. And as she delves deeper into her investigation, she may find that those she works for are not who they seem, and she might even begin to question whether Stark is as innocent as he claims.
Marvel's Agent Carter stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill, A Cinderella Story) as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham (American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street) as Chief Roger Dooley.
Tara Butters (Resurrection), Michele Fazekas (Resurrection), Christopher Markus (Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Stephen McFeely (Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Chris Dingess (Men in Trees), Kevin Feige (Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel's The Avengers), Louis D'Esposito (Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel's Iron Man 3), Alan Fine (Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel's Thor), Joe Quesada (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Avengers Assemble), Stan Lee (Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) are executive producers. Marvel's Agent Carter is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
SEASON PREMIERE TUESDAY SEPT 29 9|8c
Season 1: Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker, Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Agent Coulson and his team do battle with Mike Peterson, a single father who has been given great strength thanks to a secret project known as “Centipede” that’s linked to a mystery figure known as the Clairvoyant, who in cahoots with businessman Ian Quinn, owner of a company called Cybertek. The Centipede serum is able to turn ordinary men into super soldiers. Mike was recruited for Project Deathlok. A deal is made to trade Coulson for his kidnapped son in an exchange that goes bad. Mike is controlled by unseen forces and Coulson is questioned as to how he was brought back to life after the battle of New York.
Skye is classified as an 0-8-4, an Object of Unknown Origin. She’s critically wounded by Ian Quinn. The only way to save her is with the alien drug that saved Coulson. This medicine is retrieved with the help of Agent John Garrett, who has a past with Couslon. Agent May is revealed as someone who was put on Coulson’s team to keep an eye on him. She has a fling with Ward, who happens to be a spy for the evil organization known as HYDRA. Ward is loyal to Garrett, who turns out to be the Clairvoyant.
A massive battle takes place and S.H.I.E.L.D. is completely dismantled. HYDRA has been infiltrating the organization for years. Coulson and the remaining loyal members of his team take down Ward and Garrett. There are casualties though. The fate of Fitz remains in question after he showed Simmons how he feels by risking his life to save her. Agent Coulson is called upon to rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D., as the truth behind what the organization is supposed to be about lies within his heart. For detailed recaps please visit Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 1 Episode Guide.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s first television series, is from executive producers Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) also serve as executive producers. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
Season 2: After helping to thwart Hydra, Agent Phil Coulson was appointed as Director and tasked with rebuilding the agency. Agent Melinda May, expert pilot, martial artist and longtime friend, will continue to look after Coulson in the wake of the mysterious etchings he's been carving into walls.
Grant Ward, highly trained in combat and espionage, was found to be a Hydra mole and a traitor to S.H.I.E.L.D. and locked up away from the world and his former teammates. But this isn't the last we've seen of him...
After being left to die in the middle of the ocean by Ward, Agent Leo Fitz, brilliant engineer, and Agent Jemma Simmons, genius bio-chemist, found a way to escape their watery grave. But all did not go well for Fitz, who was left in a coma and may never regain his full cognitive functions; a devastating blow to Simmons.
And computer hacker Skye, now a full-fledged S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, discovered her origins as a 0-8-4 — an object of unknown origin — and that her parents were considered "monsters." Could Skye have darkness lying dormant inside of her?
Also joining Coulson's core team is Lance Hunter, a dashing mercenary sharp shooter with a quick wit. Since he didn't rise up through the ranks, does he have an ulterior motive for helping out the team.
Who can Coulson trust as he rebuilds S.H.I.E.L.D? For detailed recaps please visit Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 2 Episode Guide.
SEASON PREMIERE WED SEPT 23 8|7c
Forget about athletes, movie stars and politicians. Parents are the real heroes—but we think Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton), must be some kind of superhero. A loving wife and mother of three, she's middle class in the middle of the country and is rapidly approaching middle age.
Frankie and her husband, Mike (Neil Flynn), have lived in Orson, Indiana, their whole lives. A man of few words (every one a zinger), Mike is a manager at the town quarry and Frankie is the third-best used car salesman (out of the three) at the local dealership. She may not be a high-powered career woman, but when it comes to her family, she'll go to just about any length. And with kids like these, she had better. There's Axl (Charlie McDermott), her semi-nudist teenage son conceived while under the influence of Guns N' Roses; Sue (Eden Sher), the awkward teenage daughter who fails at everything... but with the utmost of gusto; and their seven-year-old son Brick(Atticus Shaffer), whose best friend is his backpack.
Sometimes it seems like everyone is trying to get to the top, or struggling not to hit bottom, but we think Frankie and her family will find a lot of love, and a lot of laughs, somewhere in The Middle.
Based on the hit UK television series of the same name, Mistresses is a provocative and thrilling drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery.
Season 1: Savannah ("Savi") is a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life -- both professionally and personally -- bucking for partner at the law firm where she works while also trying to start a family with her husband, Harry. They've been trying to get pregnant for some time, but when their fertility issues begin to take center stage, Savi finds herself attracted to her flirtatious colleague, Dominic.
Savi's free-spirited and capricious baby sister, Josslyn ("Joss"), couldn't be more different, living single, serial dating and partying, and regularly leaning on her big sister. A real estate agent, Josslyn has no interest in a committed, long-term relationship.
Their common best friend, April, is a recent widow and mother of a ten-year-old daughter. In the effort to rebuild her life and move forward, April opens a shop for home decorating. After she receives her late husband's lucrative life insurance check, she begins getting prank phone calls and tells her closest girlfriends that she's convinced her husband is still alive.
Karen is a therapist with her own thriving practice, reconnecting with the girls after her involvement in a complicated relationship with a wealthy, married patient goes too far; she was having an affair with a terminally ill client to whom she had prescribed morphine. After his death, the man's distraught son, Sam, confides in a guilt-ridden Karen, unaware of her role in his father's life. The grieving widow, Elizabeth Grey (recurring guest star Penelope Ann Miller [The Artist]), has no idea her late husband had a romance with another woman.
These four friends find support and guidance with each other as they brave their turbulent journeys and life's storms of excitement, secrecy and betrayal, all the while bound by the complex relationships they've created. See the Season 1 Episode Guide.
Season 2: The second season begins eight months after Savi survived a harrowing car crash. She officially moved away from Harry and onto Dom. Savi is forced to share an office with sexy, boisterous Toni, who has an agenda. She enters into a friendship with Zack, the driver of the car that crashed into her. The two of them share a bond of survival. As for Dom, he joins forces with Savi to expose the scheming Toni to the rest of the law firm, but their relationship is still pretty much over.
After the death of Sam Grey, Karen takes on a patient, Anna, who leads a double life as escort. She begins using assumed names to have one night stands with men she picks up in bars. Karen later dates her former business partner, Jacob, who actually dated Anna. This little love triangle eventually evaporates. Anna returns to her home country and Jacob moves to Boston. As for Karen, she fears her bout with promiscuousness may have led to her being HIV-positive. She’s not sick, but the doctor does have other news for her.
April hooks up with “sexy smoldering” artist Daniel. Things are hot and heavy until the truth about the mystery man comes out. Daniel is with the FBI. He’s part of a team trying to bring in the criminals associated with April’s ex-hubby, Paul. Dom gets the feds to stop strong-arming April. Daniel is fired from the FBI, but ends up protecting April from the mob men who ultimately kill Paul.
Joss strikes up a business partnership with Harry, who agrees to be caterer in her party planning business. She also begins a relationship with plastic surgeon Scott, who is really into women’s shoes. The doc doesn’t wear them, he just loans them to the ladies he beds. Joss and Scott get engaged, but the bride-to-be wrestles with some undeniable feelings she has for Harry. These feelings come to a head on her wedding day. See the Season 2 Episode Guide.
Mistresses stars Yunjin Kim as Karen Kim, Rochelle Aytes as April Malloy, Jes Macallan as Josslyn (“Joss”) Carver, Brett Tucker as Harry Davis, Jennifer Esposito as Calista Raines and Rob Mayes in the role of Marc.
SEASON PREMIERE WED SEPT 23 9|8c
Critically lauded for revitalizing the television sitcom, "Modern Family" is also quickly cementing itself as a culturally defining series. The recipient of four consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy Television Series, "Modern Family" returns to the ABC Television Network for its fifth season.
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family with Jay Pritchett sitting at the head. By his side is his young, vivacious second wife Gloria, who resists his old-fashioned ways -- an impulse that will become all the more interesting now that he and Gloria have a new baby of their own. This exciting addition will bring more adventures to the family just as Gloria's son, Manny, is about to embark on an adventure of his own as he enters high school. Jay's grown daughter, Claire, and her husband, Phil, also have their son, Luke, heading to high school; their middle daughter, Alex, is full steam ahead on the college track, and the eldest, Haley, is back home figuring out her future. With the kids all growing up, this new chapter means Claire can explore returning to the workforce, which will have its fair share of missteps and victories. And this will be a big year for Claire's brother and Jay's grown son, Mitchell, who alongside his loving partner, Cameron, and daughter Lily, will have a lot of reasons to celebrate. Together these three families give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
"Modern Family" stars Ed O'Neill as Jay, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Sofía Vergara as Gloria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Nolan Gould as Luke, Ariel Winter as Alex, Rico Rodriguez as Manny and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily.
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SEASON PREMIERE WED SEPT 23 10|9c
"Music City” can mean so many things to different people. In Nashville, musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storms driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame, others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and doing everything in their power to stay on top.
Music legend Rayna Jaymes reigns as the Queen of Country, but after two decades, her grip on the throne is slipping. Rayna refuses to be steamrolled by her record label as they present a new arrangement. And in the face of an evolving industry, Rayna is struggling to adapt and reinvent herself, which she must do if she plans to stay relevant.
Juliette Barnes is sexy, sassy, and trails trouble in her wake— she’s also the country’s #1 crossover artist. In her climb to the top, Juliette's public image is threatened by circumstances she struggles to control. And while she is determined to sit on Rayna's throne, Juliette refuses to deal with her difficult past.
Offstage, things aren't much smoother for Rayna. Her father, Lamar Wyatt, Nashville's most influential businessman, continues to complicate her life. Their strained relationship is defined by years of resentment and secrets that come to a head when Lamar and Rayna’s sister, Tandy, push Rayna's husband to run for mayor. For husband Teddy Conrad, this marks an opportunity to share the spotlight with his wife instead of continuing to be the man behind the woman.
The city of Nashville is the stage for many hopefuls: Deacon Claybourne, Rayna's longtime bandleader whose unrequited love for Rayna prevents him from claiming success if he went on his own. Scarlett O'Connor, the beautiful and gifted songwriter, who's here to support her boyfriend Avery's talent while still unsure of her own. Avery Barkley, a struggling alt-country musician, who can't help but feel left behind when his girlfriend Scarlett's songs have a chance to find an audience before his own. And Gunnar Scott, a wholesome up-and-coming crooner, who finds a musical soulmate in Scarlett, coming in between her relationship with Avery.
Rayna survives the horrific car crash that left her fighting for her life. She embarks on a battle with Jeff Fordham, the slimy new head of Edgehill Records. The guy steals Will Lexington away from Rayna’s Highway 65 label. A war begins.
Juliette Barnes has an affair with the married, Charlie Wentworth. She eventually realizes that the love she’s been searching for is right in front of her in Avery. Juliette’s affair and an out-of-context quote about God makes her persona non grata in Nashville.
Reality TV star Layla Grant enhances her brand by hooking up with Will, who doesn’t want the world to know he’s gay. Gunnar strikes up a relationship with Scarlett’s BFF, Zoey. He makes a name for himself by writing a hit song for superstar Luke Wheeler. As for Will, he becomes suicidal after sleeping with Jeff Fordham’s former right-hand man, Brent. Fortunately, Gunnar is there to help his pal through.
Deacon overcomes his addiction issues. The truth comes out that he’s Maddie’s real father. The entire family effectively neutralizes the media stir, but Teddy worries he’s losing his daughter. He has no idea that his lover, Peggy, suffered a miscarriage. The two marry, but Peggy is gunned down by a man who was targeting the mayor.
Rayna’s sister, Tandy, goes in cahoots with the feds to take down her father. She believes Lamar was responsible for her mother’s death. This causes much friction between Tandy and Rayna. Lamar passes away while threatening Teddy, who finds comfort for his own grief with Megan, the woman who was dating Deacon.
Juliette joins Rayna’s Highway 65 label. These two music superstars must learn to get along if there’s any chance for success. The label’s other artist, a pill-popping Scarlett, has a major meltdown onstage. She bows out of the spotlight, but will it be forever?
Jeff Fordham has sex with an intoxicated Juliette, who now wonders if she’s lost Avery. Rayna accepts Luke Wheeler's marriage proposal in the middle of a concert. A short time later, Deacon hands her the engagement ring he gave her many years ago. The next move is all on Rayna.
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Fans of ABC's widely acclaimed real life medical series can take heart. A fresh edition of the multi award-winning NY Med will air this summer after nearly two years of production. Expanding their scope, the producers offer a riveting tale of two cities. Each episode in this eight-part series toggles between the renowned surgeons of Manhattan's New York Presbyterian Hospital and the gritty world of trauma surgeons at Newark's University Hospital where the ER is a doorway to the mean streets of one of America's most violent cities. Sometimes poignant and often uproarious, this limited series takes a deep dive into high stakes medicine through the eyes of unforgettable characters, including a hilarious trio of returning ER nurses who must cope with tricky personal crises while caring for some of the nation's most bossy patients. Mehmet Oz rounds out the character roster with his extraordinary surgical skills on full display as his deft hands work to fix damaged hearts and save lives.
Terence Wrong is executive producer of NY Med.
SEASON PREMIERE SUNDAY SEPT 27 8|7c
This is Fairy Tale Land. It's filled with magic, monsters and all of the characters we all know from stories growing up. It's real, and so are the people in it. But unlike the "happily ever after" you may have heard about, their stories continued, and The Evil Queen cast a Dark Curse over the land....
This is Storybrooke. It's a quiet, little, New England town filled with people who go about their everyday lives with no idea who they really are. The Queen's Curse has trapped them here and placed her in near-complete control. They have no real memories and no real hope.
Once Upon A Time is, at its core, a story about hope.
"For us, that’s what a fairy tale is. It’s that ability to think your life will get better. It’s why you buy a lottery ticket—because if you win you get to tell your boss that you’re quitting and you get to move to Paris or wherever and be who you always wanted to be. And that’s Cinderella, right? One day she’s sweeping up and the next she’s going to the ball. Adam and I just wanted to write about something hopeful that for one hour a week allows one to put everything aside and have that feeling that your dreams just may come true."
- Edward Kitsis, Co-Creator/Executive Producer
About Season 1: Emma Swan’s life has been anything but a fairytale. A 28-year-old bail bondsperson, she’s been taking care of herself since she was abandoned as a baby. But when Henry—the son she gave up 10 years ago—finds her, everything changes. Henry is desperate for his mom’s help and thinks that Emma is actually the long, lost daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. Yes, the actual Snow White and Prince Charming. Even stranger, Henry believes that Storybrooke, the sleepy New England town he calls home, is really part of a curse cast by the Evil Queen, freezing fairytale characters in the modern world with no memory of their former selves.
Of course the seen-it-all Emma doesn’t believe a word, but when she gets to Storybrooke, she can’t help sensing that everything’s not quite what it seems. As Henry shows Emma around with the help of his fairytale book, the town, and its inhabitants like Henry’s therapist Archie Hopper and the enigmatic Mr. Gold, seem just strange enough to set off her already suspicious nature. She becomes even more concerned for Henry when she meets his adopted mother, Regina, who he suspects is none other than the Evil Queen herself!
Storybrooke is a place where magic has been forgotten—but is still powerfully close—and happily ever after seems just out of reach. In order to understand where the fairytale world’s former inhabitants came from, and what ultimately led to the Evil Queen’s wrath, you’ll need a glimpse into their previous lives. But it might just turn everything you’ve ever believed about these characters upside-down. Meanwhile, the epic battle for the future of all worlds, modern and fairytale alike, is about to begin. For good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell. For detailed recaps please visit Once Upon a Time's Season 1 Episode Guide.
About Season 2: To ensure that no one in Fairy Tale Land—especially Snow White—had any more "happily ever afters," Evil Queen Regina cast a curse which trapped the fairy tale characters, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world. Although still alive, they had no knowledge of their former selves and were sleepwalking through life—ageless—for 28 years, until a savior arrived in the form of Emma Swan. Unbeknownst to Emma, she was the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, who had whisked her out of Fairy Tale Land and into our world as an infant to save her from The Curse. Abandoned as a baby, Emma's life was anything but magical; her last job was as a bail bondsperson, but she mostly drifted without much of a life plan. When her 10-year-old son, Henry—whom she had given up for adoption years earlier—appeared on her doorstep with a book of fairy tales and a wild story about how Emma was the progeny of fairy tale characters trapped in a town called Storybrooke, she thought he was crazy. But curiosity got the better of her, and when she brought Henry back to the town—where Regina, ever the control freak, had made herself mayor and was also Henry's adoptive mother—Emma soon discovered that Storybrooke was more than it seemed. Over time she came to believe the stories were true, began to see cracks in the curse, and was finally able to break it.
Reality and myth were merged as the fairy tale characters began awakening, once The Curse was lifted, and remembered who they were. But to their dismay they were not transported back to fairy tale land. And to make matters worse, Rumplestiltskin—aka Mr. Gold—in an effort to gain the upper hand in his power struggle with Regina, introduced magic into the town. In fairy tales magic has its place, but in our world it can have unfathomable consequences. Now the fairy tale characters must contend with magic in their quest to find a way home, as new fairy tale characters are revealed, old acquaintances are revisited, and some we had come to believe could be trusted will turn against their own kind. For detailed recaps please visit Once Upon a Time's Season 2 Episode Guide.
About Season 3: Welcome to Storybrooke, Maine, a small town that probably won't show up on your GPS, but it's a magical place to visit. Reality and myth merged after Emma broke Regina's curse, which had deprived the fairytale characters of their memories and trapped them in our modern world. When they finally regained their identities, our heroes were dismayed to discover that they weren't transported back to Fairy Tale Land. To make matters worse, Rumplestiltskin—aka Mr. Gold—decided to escalate his power struggle with Regina by introducing magic into the town. But this is our world, and magic always has a tendency to yield unfathomable consequences.
The first order of business this season was to save Henry, who had been kidnapped and transported through a portal to Neverland. But Neverland was a much darker place than one remembers, and our heroes had to face a foe more powerful than the Dark One himself—Peter Pan. After being tricked and led astray for days—and learning that he was also Rumplestiltskin's father—Pan was defeated and trapped inside Pandora's Box. Our heroes returned to Storybrooke, only to discover that Pan had switched bodies with Henry and was about to enact a curse that would have killed every living soul in town. But after discovering the switch and restoring Henry back into his body, Rumplestiltskin paid the ultimate price by sacrificing his life and killing Pan. In turn, Regina obliterated her original curse, which erased Storybrooke from existence and whisked its residents back to Fairy Tale Land, leaving Emma and Henry together back in our world with pleasant memories—but with no memories of Storybrooke or its residents, and with Storybrooke itself seemingly gone for good. And they all lived happily ever after... Hardly!
All is not well back in the Enchanted Forest when Hook comes calling on Emma in New York City in an attempt to jog her memory so that she can once again help her fairy tale family and friends out of a desperate situation. Everyone she holds dear is in danger as a new foe emerges—the Wicked Witch of the West. Hook now must enlist Emma in an epic struggle that spans worlds: with the highest stakes possible—the fate of her family. No one remembers how they were transported back or the past year they had spent back in Fairy Tale Land. But someone in town is responsible for this curse, and all clues point to the Wicked Witch of the West.
The Wicked Witch, aka Zelena, forced Rumplestiltskin to help her carry out her evil plan. The struggle between them leads to the death of Neal. A trip to Oz reveals that Zelena is Regina’s half-sister. She plots to go back in time to kill Snow White’s mother, whose actions sent her down a wicked path. An epic battle takes place. In the end, Rumplestiltskin kills the Wicked Witch while setting forth the opening of a time portal. Emma and Hook are pulled inside. They return to Storybrooke with a prisoner from a far off place. Regina is crushed to see that it’s Marian, Robin Hood’s first love. Someone else came forth from the time portal. Her name is Elsa. She demonstrates her power to freeze anything as she makes her way toward downtown Storybrooke. For detailed recaps please visit Once Upon a Time's Season 3 Episode Guide.
About Season 4: After defeating Zelena — the Wicked Witch of the West — Emma and Hook were pulled into her time portal, which brought them back to the Enchanted Forest of the past. When they accidentally thwarted the initial meeting of Snow White and Prince Charming, Emma and Hook had to find a way to fix the timeline and get them together, or risk altering their futures and possibly obliterating Emma and Henry's existence; not an easy task to undertake. When Emma was captured by The Evil Queen, she met a female prisoner scheduled to be executed. Upon finding a way to escape, Emma saved the prisoner's life by taking her along. But Hook believed the woman's fate was to die and feared that things could be altered by her continued existence. After successfully getting her parents back on track, Emma, Hook and the prisoner found themselves captured by Rumplestiltskin and imprisoned in a room that contained his most unpredictable magic. With no way to escape, Emma discovered that her own magic had returned, and she was able to whisk herself, Hook and the prisoner back to present day Storybrooke. Upon their joyous return, Emma learned that the prisoner was none other than Robin Hood's wife, Marian, who was presumed dead in the previous timeline. Regina and Robin Hood had begun to fall madly in love with one another, but with Marian's return, their relationship could be in danger. And, unbeknownst to anyone, Emma and Hook also brought back Elsa.
You never give up on the people you love...
The Storybrooke residents do not know what Elsa has in store for them. Back in the past, in Elsa's kingdom of Arendelle, we will discover what happened to her, her sister Anna and Kristoff, and how and why Elsa became a prisoner of Rumplestiltskin.
And now that Emma has brought back Robin Hood's wife, Marian, and possibly sparked the end of Regina's relationship with him, will she return to her old, evil ways and do everything in her power to get even? And newlyweds Belle and Rumplestiltskin continue to be deeply in love with each other. But Rumple is hiding a secret from Belle -- one that, if found out, could destroy their happiness - he continues to be the master of the dagger that calls upon him to be the Dark One. Can Emma and Hook commit to one another, and can these two damaged people take their love to the next level?
Mary Margaret and David have a new baby, Prince Neal, and are looking forward to raising him into a proud, brave and loving adult. But they are still sad that they were not able to do this with Emma, instead helping her escape the curse when she was first born and not meeting her again until she was 28 years old.
Henry is very happy to have both of his mothers back in Storybrooke. But with biological mom Emma and paternal grandfather Rumplestiltskin's blood running through his veins, he will be tested by both the light and the darkness.
Finally, Will Scarlet (Michael Socha, "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"), a former member of Robin Hood's band of Merry Men, has traveled across many lands to make his way to Storybrooke. He finds himself intertwined in the goings-on in town for the first time as his mysterious past pushes him to an unknown future.
As the season continues, new fairy tale characters will be revealed and old acquaintances will be revisited. But not everyone can be trusted.
For detailed recaps please visit Once Upon a Time's Season 4 Episode Guide.
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The Quest is a new reality adventure that takes 12 lucky contestants on the journey of a lifetime when they enter the world of "Everealm." For The Quest, the Executive Producer of the blockbuster movie franchise The Lord of the Rings has joined forces with the creators and producers of The Amazing Raceto conjure a land of magic and malevolence, where mythical creatures lurk in the woods, agents of darkness stir in the shadows, and mystical beings infiltrate the keep. For 12 lucky souls, a fantastic world will come alive in a unique competition series where players will engage in epic challenges. Fantasy meets reality when one player emerges as a real-life hero.
The Quest is from executive producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri (The Amazing Race, Profiles Television), executive producers Mark Ordesky and Jane Fleming (Court Five), and executive producers Rob Eric and Michael Williams (Green Harbor Productions).
About the Creators
Profiles Television Productions
Profiles Television Productions is responsible for the ground breaking TV series The Amazing Race, airing on the CBS network as well as some 80 countries worldwide. Owned and operated by 9 time Emmy® Award winning Producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri, Profiles began in 2003 and has since produced hundreds of hours of broadcast television for CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX as well as A&E, History, MTV Networks, Spike and others.
Court Five was founded by former New Line Cinema executives Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky, and is a multi-platform media company that develops and converts diverse intellectual properties and brands into bold filmed entertainment. The studio output of the Court Five partners includes The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Oscar, Golden Globe and Palme D’Or winners like Shine and Dancer in the Dark and the upcoming feature film, Exists (Lionsgate).
Green Harbor is a television and film production company that creates groundbreaking entertainment. The company was founded by Emmy and Academy Award winning producers Michael Williams and Rob Eric, who have produced for networks such as ABC, CBS, MTV, OWN, HBO, ABC Family, and Bravo. Their work has been recognized with several Emmy awards, including one for the iconic Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and an Academy Award for Michael Williams for the film The Fog of War. In 2008, Williams also produced the Brad Anderson thriller Transsiberian, starring Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, and Sir Ben Kingsley, which was one of the most critically acclaimed thrillers of the year.
The Quest creates a seamless and surprising experience for these 12 fans of fantasy, featuring an elaborate and full mythology (developed by Haxan Films), animatronic creatures (created by the award-winning team at Spectral Motion), and real-time 3D projections (developed by NuFormer).
Haxan Films is the 18-year creative partnership of Gregg Hale and Eduardo Sanchez. They create feature films, television series and transmedia experiences. They made their most recent films, the supernatural thriller Lovely Molly and the Bigfoot monster movie, Exists, in collaboration with The Quest co-creators, Court Five.
Spectral Motion is recognized as one of the leading diversified design studios in the entertainment industry focusing on cinematic creature and makeup effect. We have a deep passion for creation, innovation, and excellence in our work. We put everything we have into delivering the most hyper-realistic effects, using the latest artistic techniques and creative technologies available. Our 80 feature films credits, including X-Men: The Last Stand, Hellboy II: The Golden Armyand Looper.
NuFormer is an innovative multimedia agency with many years of experience in the design and realization of diverse multimedia solutions. The company, founded in 2000, is based in the Netherlands. After a certain period of hi-end film and video productions, combined with 2D and 3D motion graphic design, NuFormer’s focus in 2009 shifted to the production of 3D video mapping projection, being one of the pioneers in this field.
Since its inception in 1985, Encore has earned a reputation for providing high-quality service while remaining at the forefront of technological advances. Our combination of award-winning engineering, cutting-edge technology, end-to-end file-based workflows and skilled artists is what makes Encore the facility of choice for color management, editing and visual effects needs. In addition, our on-set services, including color management and instant dailies, drive seamless integration between production and post, bringing greater flexibility, cost efficiency and creative control to sets and locations.
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This is not a story about forgiveness; Revenge is a show about retribution. Meet Emily Thorne, the newest resident of The Hamptons. When she was a little girl (and known as Amanda Clarke) her father, David Clarke, was framed for a horrific crime and subsequently sent to prison. While serving his time, the conspirators plotted and murdered David in order to prevent the truth from coming out. Emily is now back with a new identity and ready to take vengeance on the people that murdered her father and stole her childhood.
Central to all the conspirators are Victoria and Conrad Grayson. Conrad is CEO of Grayson Global, David’s old employer, and Victoria is Conrad’s wife (David’s old lover to boot). At first we believe these two power players are the masterminds of the cover up, but we soon realize that they are only the tip of the iceberg.
Emily’s friend, Nolan Ross, is there to aid Emily in her plans. Most notably, Nolan provides assistance to Emily is the areas of electronic surveillance and espionage and keeps Emily’s childhood friend, Jack Porter, out of harm’s way. Nothing will stop Emily’s pursuit of justice and no one is off limits.
Season 1: Emily Thorne rents the Hamptons home she lived in when she was known as Amanda Clarke. Her father was framed as being a terrorist by the woman he loved—Victoria Grayson. Emily begins her plan of revenge by exposing an affair by Victoria’s husband, Conrad. She also gets engaged to Victoria’s son, Daniel. Emily is loaded, as she owns 49% of a billion dollar company started by computer genius Nolan Ross. A young Jack Porter promised to take care of her dog, Sammy, when she was ripped away from her childhood. Emily cares for Jack but can’t let him know that she’s the little girl he used to play with on the beach. This is especially true when woman she asked to pose as Amanda Clarke becomes pregnant with his baby. As for Victoria, she cuts a deal with the government to destroy Conrad. The government plane she was taking explodes shortly after takeoff. This incredible event had everyone wondering what life will be like in The Hamptons without its queen. For detailed recaps please visit Revenge’s Season 1 Episode Guide.
Season 2: Victoria Grayson never got on the plane that was bombed. Emily continues to weave her way into the Grayson family, while dealing with the return of her mother as well as a former lover, Aiden Mathis. Jack Porter marries Amanda and then tragedy strikes. Amanda dies in an explosion at sea leaving a devastated Jack to care for their child. He also embarks on his own plan of revenge against the Graysons, who are also facing retribution from a dangerous group known as the Initiative as Conrad makes a run for governor. When tragedy strikes again for Jack, Emily has no choice but to tell him the truth. She’s Amanda Clarke. For detailed recaps please visit Revenge’s Season 2 Episode Guide.
Season 3: Emily continues with her plan to marry Daniel Grayson, who begins work with past acquaintance Margaux LeMarchal to launch Voulez magazine. Victoria enjoys the return of her long lost son, Patrick, who engages in a relationship with Nolan. Jack begins a romance with Margaux while Emily and Aiden continue navigate many obstacles. Daniel shoots Emily on their wedding night, but that doesn’t mean she’s leaving him. She learns that a key conspirator against her dad was Margaux’s father, Pascal, who dies at the hands of Conrad, who is eventually exposed. His punishment is sealed when he fatally learns that the man he framed so many years ago is still alive. Aiden is murdered by Victoria, who is locked up in a mental institution unable to make anyone believe that her nemesis, Emily Thorne, is really Amanda Clarke. For detailed recaps please visit Revenge’s Season 3 Episode Guide.
"There's something really primal about the idea of being a rookie—it hits that horrible, eternal sense of feeling like a fraud, like a kid dressed in grown-up clothes, trying to pretend you know what you're doing. And I thought, what if you were feeling just like that—but with a gun?"
- Tassie Cameron, Executive Producer
Last season the officers at 15 Division unearthed their sins of the past – dug through it, aired it out, and paved the way to move forward. They have all grown and are more resilient than ever. During Season 6, they will have to learn to embrace living in the gray areas, because life is complicated and the best laid plans are just that. But sometimes it’s the unpredictable things life throws our way that turn out to be exactly what we need.
Season 5 picked up with two lives hanging in the balance. Officers Sam Swarek and Chloe Price had been shot in the line of duty and both were in critical care at Memorial Hospital. But life at 15 Division had to go on. Our officers swore an oath to serve and protect, no matter the consequences. But as the shell-shocked officers struggled to pull the pieces of their lives back together, they couldn't help but wonder -- would things ever work out the way they're supposed to? It was a season of life-altering decisions, and with Andy McNally's heart torn in two between Sam and Nick Collins, she welcomed the professional distraction of training challenging new rookie Duncan Moore, and learned that sometimes even making the right choice can have serious consequences.
Meanwhile, Dov Epstein found himself reeling from Chloe's marriage revelation and had to decide if he could still trust her. Dov's friendship with Chris Diaz was also be tested as Chris headed down a dark path - one that threatened not only his friendships, but his job. Traci Nash progressed as a detective and in her relationship with Det. Steve Peck, until Leo's father, Dex, launched a nasty custody battle, prompting Steve to get in the middle. Gail Peck opened up more and more to Holly, but despite her newfound happiness, she had to learn how to deal with conflict without resorting to her "Gail" way to keep her.
Season 4 was a rollercoaster ride of change and growth for every single one of our officers, with some embracing and adapting to their new realities better than others.
In Save My Life: Boston Trauma, viewers will get unparalleled access to top tier trauma teams inside the emergency rooms and operating rooms of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals including the Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General, and Brigham and Women’s. Lives that could be lost in lesser hands at less renowned medical centers are saved through feats of miraculous skill. The only certainty is that those who need care will receive the very best that medicine has to offer. This remarkable series tells many stories of heroism, poignancy, and unexpected humor. One minute a mother struggles with the news that her son has been critically wounded in a shooting, while in the next scene doctors become a captive audience as their patient launches into an impromptu rap.
SEASON PREMIERE THU SEPT 24 9|8c
Everyone has secrets… and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope’s team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients, but it becomes apparent that these “gladiators in suits,” who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand -- their own. The series is created by Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice). Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) and Mark Wilding are executive producers. Judy Smith is co-executive producer.
Quinn Perkins is recruited by Harrison Wright, a representative from Olivia Pope & Associates, one of the most prestigious firms in the country. She soon finds herself engrossed in the fast-paced world of crisis management with a diverse, driven group of "gladiators in suits" who "make problems go away" for their clients. Olivia is drawn into a case revolving around a White House intern named Amanda Tanner, who is claiming to have had a sexual relationship with Olivia's former boss—and lover—President Fitzgerald Grant. At first, Olivia dismisses Amanda's claim, but it soon becomes clear that she is telling the truth. As more of Amanda's story is revealed, including the fact that she's pregnant, Olivia begins to find herself at odds with the man she loved and her former mentor and current White House Chief of Staff, Cyrus Beene.
When Amanda Tanner is abducted and it's discovered that she was murdered by a professional killer, Olivia begins to believe the worst. Meanwhile, Quinn begins a romantic relationship with a reporter, Gideon Wallace, who has begun to piece together the Amanda Tanner story. When Gideon discovers that the Vice President's Chief of Staff, Billy Chambers, is the true mastermind behind Amanda's attempt to blackmail the President and her death, Billy murders Gideon. Quinn discovers her dying boyfriend, but she can't be found at the scene of a murder. Olivia and her team help to hide Quinn's involvement with Gideon's death and save President Grant from a scandal that could ruin his presidency. But Assistant State Attorney David Rosen knows that Quinn was at the scene of Gideon's death and he's determined to find out what her secret is. Who is Quinn?
Six months have passed and a trial reveals that Quinn Perkins is actually Lindsay Dwyer, the former girlfriend of one of seven people killed in the Cytron office bombing. After losing his case, U.S. Attorney David Rosen investigates the possibility that perhaps Quinn/Lindsay isn’t a murderer. His relationship with Abby gets him inside access to Pope & Associates. Olivia meets with a secret group about the Rosen situation. This clandestine clan includes energy tycoon Hollis Doyle, Supreme Court Justice Verna Thornton, First Lady Mellie Grant and White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene. This is the group that pulled off the greatest conspiracy of all time. They rigged a national election so that an unsuspecting Fitzgerald Grant would become President of the United States.
Olivia Pope continues to navigate through her feelings for the most powerful man in the world while dating past flame Senator Edison Davis. Her true feelings for Fitz can’t be denied when an assassination attempt nearly claims his life. The president recovers to learn from Verna Thornton’s deathbed confession about the rigged election that won him the presidency. The dying Supreme Court Justice also admits to being the one behind his assassination attempt. All this remains a secret after Fitz suffocates Verna so she couldn’t testify to David Rosen.
10 months pass and Captain Jake Ballard enters Olivia’s world both professionally and romantically. He spies on her at the request of his old military pal who is now his Commander-In-Chief. Speaking of Fitz, Mellie can’t take his obsession with Olivia any longer, so she tells the world her husband had an extramarital affair. In other news, David Rosen was in cahoots with Sally Langston’s former right-hand man, Billy Chambers, to get proof of the election rigging. He tricks Billy into confessing to murder. He turns over the only rigging evidence to Cyrus in exchange for a job as U.S. Attorney of DC. As for Olivia, she is shocked when she’s fingered as the president’s mistress. She’s rescued from the aggressive press by Jake Ballard’s mysterious, dangerous boss. His name is Rowan. But Olivia Pope only knows him as “Dad.”
News that Olivia is Fitz’s mistress is “handled” when a White House employee takes the fall. Olivia goes to work on the presidential re-election campaign. Jake is released by B613 to later become the head of the organization. The man who was in charge, Rowan/Eli/Papa Pope, eventually reveals the truth about Operation Remington and Liv’s terrorist mom, Maya. Olivia can’t deny her passion for Fitz, who brings her to Vermont to show her the dream. This is where she’d make jam. Back in the real world, Olivia strikes up a fake relationship with Jake that leads to some real passion.
Flashbacks show that Big Jerry Grant raped Mellie, who has an affair with Fitz’s V.P. candidate, Andrew. Cyrus Beene’s plan to bring down Sally Langston by throwing James at Daniel Douglas backfires. The V.P. overcomes the guilt of murdering her hubby to run against Fitz for the presidency. Huck engages in some teeth-pulling torture when he learns Quinn betrayed Olivia. These two eventually lick and make up. Charlie exacts revenge by letting Huck know where his family is. Jake kills James and others in the name of B613, which is, indeed, brought down by Olivia until her dad reclaims his Command position. Jake gives David the proof he needs to take them down again. Fitz wins the election after a calculated tragedy takes his son. He can’t be with Olivia, who has left her post as head of OPA to fly off into the unknown with Jake by her side.
About Shonda Rhimes
Shonda Rhimes is the creator of "Scandal" and of "Grey's Anatomy," which chronicles the personal and professional lives of surgical residents in Seattle. Rhimes also created the "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff series "Private Practice," which ran on ABC for six seasons.
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About Betsy Beers
Betsy Beers is the executive producer of "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy." Beers is a partner in Shonda Rhimes' company, Shondaland, and together the two women develop and produce additional feature film and television projects.
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The explosive power of people’s secrets and lies will once again take center stage in season two of ABC’s hit drama, Secrets and Lies. No matter who you are, everyone has secrets and everybody tells lies. What will people do to keep their most intimate, devastating indiscretions from ruining their lives?
The unflappable and formidable Detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis) is back. She is the smartest person in the room — always. But that isn’t to say that she isn’t hiding something behind that slight hint of sadness in her eyes and a deceptive look of disconcerting calm. Once she has a suspect in her crosshairs, she doesn’t let go.
Secrets and Lies stars Juliette Lewis.
Barbie Kligman (Private Practice) developed the mystery thriller, which is based on the original Australian series Secrets & Lies, created by Stephen Irwin. Executive producers are Kligman for Avenue K Productions, Aaron Kaplan (Chasing Life, The Neighbors, Mysteries of Laura) for Kapital Entertainment, Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield for Hoodlum Entertainment. Secrets and Lies is produced by ABC Studios.
SEASON PREMIERE FRI SEPT 25 9|8c
Shark Tank, the critically-acclaimed reality showthat has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America, has also become a culturally defining series. The recipient of the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, the business-themed show has returned to the ABC Television Network for its sixth season.
The Sharks -- tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons -- continue their search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. The Sharks will once again give people from all walks of life the chance to chase the American dream, and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires.
The Sharks are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; "Queen of QVC" Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary.
The entrepreneurs who dare to enter the Tank must try to convince the Sharks to part with their own hard-earned cash and give them the funding they desperately need to turn their dreams into million dollar realities. All of the good, bad, emotional and even absurd pitches help showcase the "I wish I had thought of that" business ideas and products.
But the Sharks have a goal, too -- to get a return on their investment and own a piece of the next big business idea. When the Sharks hear an idea worth sinking their teeth into, they're more than ready to declare war and fight each other for a piece of it.
This season, Nick Woodman, one of America's newest and youngest billionaires and founder and CEO of GoPro, will be a guest Shark in multiple episodes. Forbes magazine calls GoPro a "cultural phenomenon" and "America's fastest-growing digital imaging company."
There will also be guest stars and specially-themed episodes, including ones featuring all-college students as well as all-veteran entrepreneurs. Episodes will continue to include follow-up stories, allowing viewers the opportunity to see how some investments led to success.
The hit unscripted series, which will reach its milestone 100th episode in November 2014, continues to be a ratings force, regularly finishing as Friday night's No. 1 series. Last season, Shark Tank dominated its 9 o'clock time period and surged by double digits year to year with Total Viewers (+16%) and Adults 18-49 (+14%), marking the series' best-ever season on both Nielsen measures.
In 2012 and 2013, Shark Tank received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Reality Program. Additional recognitions include two Summer Television Critics Association (TCA) nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming (winning in 2013), three Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Reality Series (winning in 2014), and three Producers Guild Award nominations.
In Season 6, the Sharks are on track to surpass the amount of money offered each season in their investment deals. Over the past five seasons, the Sharks have offered more than $45 million to bankroll a creative array of innovative entrepreneurs.
Viewers will continue to ride an emotional roller coaster this season, complete with heated fights between the Sharks, ingenious business ideas and touching moments. Whichever way the wheeling and dealing may go, many people's lives will be better off -- because they dared to enter the unpredictable waters of the Shark Tank.
Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill and Phil Gurin are the executive producers of Shark Tank, which is based on the Japanese Dragons' Den format created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The series is produced by One Three Media in association with Sony Pictures Television.
One blind spoonful could change everything on ABC’s The Taste. This new cooking competition show is literally all about taste.
Sixteen competitors, from pro chefs to home cooks, whip up dishes attempting to impress four of the world’s most notable chefs. The catch is all the dishes will be judged in a blind taste test. In this pressure-packed contest, the taste of a single spoonful can catapult a contender to the top or send him packing.
The Taste features no-holds barred chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef and author Ludo Lefebvre and award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson. Each of the four culinary superstars and mentors -- Bourdain, Lawson, Lefebvre and Samuelsson -- will coach a team of four competing pro and amateur cooks chosen from a nationwide casting call as they vie to create the best tasting dish.
In each episode, the groups will face team and individual challenges with a variety of culinary themes through several elimination rounds. At the end of each episode, the mentors will have to judge the competitors’ dishes blind, with no knowledge of whose creation they’re sampling, what they’re eating, how it was prepared or whom they could be eliminating.
“The View” is a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) featuring moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace and Raven-Symoné . It is the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. “The View,” broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on ABC.com. “The View” is owned and produced by ABC. Bill Wolff is executive producer. Brian Balthazar is co-executive producer. “The View” is directed by Ashley S. Gorman.
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We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them too? Someone we don't know. Can't see. Can't hear. In The Whispers, someone or something -- is manipulating the ones we love most to accomplish the unthinkable. The Whispers is produced by Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Zack Estrin, and Dawn Parouse Olmstead. The pilot was written and co-executive produced by Soo Hugh.
In the country's center of political power, Washington D.C., several kids have been talking about their imaginary friend. What the parents don't know is this friend is not as imaginary as they assume. And when the mysterious games they play turn dangerous, FBI child specialist Claire Bennigan is called in to investigate. Is this just a case of children being led down the wrong path? Or is it something far more unsettling... as she searches for the answer.
Halfway across the world, in the middle of the Sahara Desert, Defense Department operative Wes Lawrence unearths a strange, haunting geological phenomenon. Are these mysteries connected? The answer will force them all to face their greatest fear. That perhaps the enemy... is already in their homes. As the clock counts down, it's a suspenseful race to save not only their families, but the world. Before it's too late.
Cast: Lily Rabe as Claire Bennigan, Barry Sloane as Wes Lawrence, Milo Ventimiglia as John Doe/Sean Bennigan, Derek Webster as Jessup Rollins, Kristen Connolly as Lena Lawrence, Kylie Rogers as Minx Lawrence, and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf as Henry Bennigan.
The Whispers is produced by ABC Studios, with Amblin TV as co-producer.
SERIES PREMIERE SUN SEPT 27 9|8c
Billy and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to "The Bakken" in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They’re soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage.
Starring Don Johnson as Hap, Chace Crawford as Billy, Rebecca Rittenhouse as Kelly, Delroy Lindo as Tip, Amber Valletta as Carla, Scott Michael Foster as Wick, and India De Beaufort as Jules.
"Blood & Oil" is written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne. Executive producers are Tony Krantz, Josh Pate, Rodes Fishburne, Drew Comins, and Don Johnson; produced by ABC Signature.
From Shondaland’s Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, The Catch is a new thriller centered on the strong, successful Alice Martin (Mireille Enos). She’s a fraud investigator who’s about to be the victim of fraud by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career.
The Catch stars Mireille Enos as Alice, Alimi Ballard as Evan, Jay Hayden as James, Jacky Ido as Emil, Rose Rollins as Andie and Elvy Yost as Maria.
The Catch was written by Jennifer Schuur. Executive producers are Jennifer Schuur, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Julie Anne Robinson. The Catch is produced by ABC Studios.
SERIES PREMIERE FRIDAY OCT 2 8:30|7:30c
Doctor turned actor/comedian Ken Jeong (Community, The Hangover), plays Dr. Ken, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor, as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at both work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife Allison is just the right partner to keep things sane.
Dr. Ken stars Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Dave Foley as Pat, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Albert Tsai as Dave and Krista Marie Yu as Molly.
ABC's new comedy Dr. Ken was written by Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, and Mike O’Connell. Executive Producers are Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, John Davis, John Fox and Mike Sikowitz, with Mike O’Connell as co-executive producer. Dr. Ken is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
For a first look at the show, come back on Tuesday, May 12.
ABC's new thriller The Family follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge—is he really who he says he is?
The Family stars Joan Allen as Claire, Alison Pill as Willa, Margot Bingham as Sergeant Nina Meyer, Zach Gilford as Danny, Liam James as Adam, Floriana Lima as Bridey, Madeleine Arthur as Young Willa, Rarmian Newton as Young Danny, Rupert Graves as John and Andrew McCarthy as Hank.
New series The Family was written by Jenna Bans. Executive producers are Jenna Bans and Mandeville Television’s Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks. The Family is produced by ABC Studios.
SERIES PREMIERE TUE SEPT 22 8|7c
The Muppets return to primetime with a contemporary, documentary-style show. For the first time ever, a series will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. This is a more adult, new Muppet series, for "kids" of all ages.
Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory) and Bob Kushell (Anger Management) are co-writers and executive producers. Randall Einhorn (Wilfred), Bill Barretta, Debbie McClellan and Kyle Laughlin are also executive producers. The Muppets is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio.
An epic Biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny.
“Of Kings and Prophets” stars Ray Winstone as King Saul, Haaz Sleiman as Jonathan, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Michal, Oliver Rix as David, Simone Kessell as Ahinoam, James Floyd as Ish-Boseth, Mohammad Bakri as Samuel and Tomer Kapon as Joab.
“Of Kings and Prophets” was written by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage. Executive producers are Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jason Reed, Reza Aslan and Mahyad Tousi. “Of Kings and Prophets” is produced by ABC Studios.
SERIES PREMIERE SUN SEPT 27 10|9c
Quantico: A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
Quantico stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda, Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah, Johanna Braddy as Shelby, Tate Ellington as Simon and Graham Rogers as Caleb.
ABC's new drama Quantico was written by Josh Safran. Executive producers are Josh Safran, Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper. “Quantico” is produced by ABC Studios.
ABC's new comedy The Real O’Neals is a fresh take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.
The Real O’Neals stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny, Mathew Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi.
The Real O’Neals was written by David Windsor and Casey Johnson. Executive producers are David Windsor, Casey Johnson, Brian Pines, Dan McDermott, Todd Holland, Stacy Traub and Dan Savage. The Real O’Neals is produced by ABC Studios.
Based on the hit movie of the same name, the new comedy Uncle Buck is coming to ABC. Mike Epps is a fun-loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. By happy coincidence, his nieces and nephew’s Nanny has just quit and his brother and sister-in-law need his help. His unconventional personality just may make him the right fit for the family and they may be the answer to his problems, too.
Uncle Buck stars Mike Epps as Buck, Nia Long as Alexis, James Lesure as Will, Iman Benson as Tia, Sayeed Shahidi as Miles and Aalyrah Caldwell as Maizy.
Uncle Buck was written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley. Executive producers are Steven Cragg, Brian Bradley, Will Packer. Co- executive producers are Korin Huggins and Phil Traill. “Uncle Buck” is produced by Universal Television and ABC Studios.
SERIES PREMIERE TUESDAY OCT 27 10|9c
“Wicked City” follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to solve a serial murder case.
“Wicked City” stars Ed Westwick as Kent, Erika Christensen as Betty, Taissa Farmiga as Karen, Gabriel Luna as Paco, Karolina Wydra as Dianne, and Anne Winters as Vicki.
“Wicked City” was written by Steven Baigelman. Executive producers are Steven Baigelman and Mandeville Television’s Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks. “Wicked City” is produced by ABC Studios.
Millions of single women had mixed emotions when Chris Soules, the stylish farmer from Iowa, was sent home by Andi Dorfman on The Bachelorette. One of the final three men, Chris was dismissed after he had emotionally confessed his love to Andi, but that meant the handsome bachelor was back on the market. Now, he is ready to put his heartache behind him to search for the one missing piece in his life - true love - when he stars in the 19th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series, The Bachelor.
The 33-year-old Midwestern bachelor and self-proclaimed romantic has been engaged once before. Heartbroken, Chris ended that seven-year relationship just months before he expected to walk down the aisle. Although his relationship with his fiancée was good, he didn't want to settle for "good." He wanted "great." While the humble but enormously successful farmer from tiny Arlington, Iowa (pop. 427) has found it difficult to date, that hasn't stopped him from having faith that one day he will find the perfect woman for him. His experience on The Bachelorette made him realize that love really is out there, and he is confident that he will find it this time on The Bachelor.
SEASON PREMIERE MON SEPT 14 8|7c
Dancing With the Stars returns for its 10th Anniversary season with an all-new celebrity cast who will brave the dance floor for the first time. Each week, these celebrities will leave their comfort zones and endure hours of grueling rehearsals to master technical choreography and entertaining performances. In the end, only one star will rise above the rest to be crowned champion and win the coveted mirror-ball trophy.
Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning Tom Bergeron (America’s Funniest Home Videos) and Erin Andrews, Dancing with the Stars is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough.
Dancing with the Stars is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers.
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The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, today announced the 2014 American Music Awards nominees. In advance of today’s announcement, recording artists Jason Derulo and Charli XCX rose at the crack of dawn to reveal 5 categories of nominees on ABC’s Good Morning America. (See the full list of American Music Awards nominees). It was also announced today on GMA that Charli XCX will perform for the first time on the AMAs. The American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY NOV 23 8|7c on ABC.
Iggy Azalea leads this year with six nominations. John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams follow with five nominations each, while Lorde earns four nominations. Additionally, Beyoncé, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic and One Direction were nominated for three awards. Bastille, Drake, Luke Bryan and Sam Smith each receive two nominations.
The Artist of the Year category increases from 5 to 10 nominees in 2014. This year’s nominees are Iggy Azalea, Beyoncé, Luke Bryan, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, One Direction, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams. The ten nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through 11/13 and the winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period.
The Single of The Year category, increasing from 3 to 5 nominees in 2014, includes nominees Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX, “Fancy,” John Legend, “All of Me,” MAGIC!, “Rude,” Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse” and Pharrell Williams, “Happy.”
As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year and Single of the Year.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.
The American Music Awards are voted on by the fans. Winners will be determined through online and Twitter voting. Beginning on 10/13, for all categories other than New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, fans can vote once per day at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site, AMAvote.com, as well as once per day via Twitter by including the nominee’s name, category name and #AMAs within a tweet.
Voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's will open on 11/1 and will remain open throughout the first hour of the ABC live broadcast on 11/23, with the winner being announced in the final hour. Fans can vote via AMAVote.com and Twitter.
Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 6th consecutive year will be the Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT on November 23rd at Yahoo Live, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards Experience. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.
The 2014 American Music Awards® are produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas SUNDAY MAY 17 8|7c on ABC. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars. Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015. The 2015 Billboard Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.
The ABC Television Network and The Country Music Association have announced that The 48th Annual CMA Awards will air on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. The ceremony will be held in the heart of "Music City" at The Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and will be televised live on ABC.
"The CMA Awards is recognized as the 'Country Music's Biggest Night,' and that is what sets us apart from every other award show," said Ed Hardy, President of the CMA Board of Directors. "This is the night we recognize the best in the format -- as chosen by the industry -- and it is undeniably the most highly anticipated event of the year for our constituents. It's a night to honor our finest performers, songwriters, record producers, musicians and music video directors."
The 47th Annual CMA Awards were presented on Nov. 6, 2013, at the Bridgestone Arena and were hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. The CMA Awards presentation was televised live on the ABC Television Network.
Learn more about the CMA Awards at the official site.
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 7,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958.
Winners of The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible members of CMA. CMA Awards balloting is officiated by the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP. The eligibility period for the 2013 CMA Awards is July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
The second ballot will be emailed to CMA members on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Voting for the second ballot closes Friday, Aug. 22 (5:00 PM/CT).
The final nominees in each of the 12 categories will be announced in early September. The third and final ballot will be emailed to CMA members on Thursday, Oct. 9. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Monday, Oct. 27 (5:00 PM/CT).
Ticket information for the CMA Awards will be announced later this summer with information available at CMAawards.com. Or follow the conversation on Twitter at #CMAawards.
Summer’s hottest artists will perform on “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” airing TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network and hosted for the third time by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town.
Filmed during CMA Music Festival in June, the special features many of today’s most exciting Country Music stars, including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Randy Houser, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young, and Zac Brown Band as they hit the stage during the four-day party and celebration of America’s music.
“CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” first aired on ABC in 2004. This is the 11th time ABC will broadcasting the special – which invites the whole country to America’s largest Country Music celebration. The annual special will air on ABC through 2021.
In the town of Fairview there's a street called Wisteria Lane; a peaceful cul-de-sac with manicured lawns and beautiful houses. It's a place where you know all your neighbors and your neighbors know all about you. It's the perfect suburban fantasy.
But, behind every picket fence there are secrets. And, in every seemingly happy home, you'll find jealousy, lust, passion, and sometimes…murder.
Welcome to Desperate Housewives. Just take a look at Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher), the sweet girl next door who finally got everything she ever wanted. Or did she? And there's Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman), she was once a high-powered executive but then four…no, make that five, kids got in the way. How can she handle it? What about Bree Hodge (Marcia Cross)? That prim and proper homemaker used to be the best caterer in town. Now I hear she's on the outs with her partners and…with another man. And, of course, there's Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria Parker), the sultry former runway model who's now running after two children. She's still as wicked as ever. Did I mention that glamorous socialite Renee Perry (Vanessa Williams) is moving in at the end of the block? Just wait 'til they get a load of her.
It's always hot on Wisteria Lane. These women have it all: friendship, fun, love, sex, excitement, danger, and the men…well, the men don't stand a chance.
Why don't you drop by for a visit?
From J.J. Abrams, the creator of Alias, comes the action-packed adventure that became a worldwide television event. Stranded on an island that holds many secrets, 48 plane crash survivors must band together if they hope to get home alive.
The survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 discover that the island holds many secrets, including a mysterious smoke monster, polar bears, housing and hatches with electricity and hot & cold running water, a group of island residents known as "The Others," and a mysterious man named Jacob. They find signs of those who came to the island before them, including a 19th-century sailing ship called The Black Rock, a downed Beechcraft plane from a failed drug run, the remains of an ancient, four-toed statue, as well as bunkers belonging to the Dharma Initiative -- a group of scientific researchers who inhabited the island in the recent past.
Faith, reason, destiny and free will all clash as the island offers opportunities for both corruption and redemption... but as to its true purpose? That's the greatest mystery of all.
About Season 1
Oceanic Air flight 815 tore apart in mid-air and crashed, leaving 48 passengers alive and stranded on a remote island in the South Pacific. The survivors include a diverse group of people from different walks of life -- a doctor (Jack Shephard), an escaped fugitive (Kate Austen), a con man (James "Sawyer" Ford), an Iraqi interrogator (Sayid Jarrah), a married Korean couple (Sun and Jin Kwon), a rock star (Charlie Pace), a lottery winner (Hugo "Hurley" Reyes), a pregnant woman (Claire Littleton) and a man formerly confined to a wheelchair who is now inexplicably healed (John Locke). As the castaways attempt to get home, flashbacks illuminate their troubled lives before the crash, as the island they find themselves stranded on begins to slowly reveal its mysterious nature.
About Season 3
Jack, Kate and Sawyer are held captive by the mysterious Others, including Juliet Burke, a woman with questionable loyalties and an eye for Jack. Back on the beach, Desmond has recurring visions of Charlie dying, but that doesn't stop the pair from undertaking a dangerous mission to disable a signal jammer in an underwater Dharma station. Desmond's girlfriend Penny had sent out a rescue ship to find her lost love, and unjamming the signal could help the survivors contact the nearby freighter that has arrived offshore. But is it Penny's boat?
About Season 4
A handful of survivors make it off the island, and the identities of the rescued "Oceanic Six" are revealed as the story jumps ahead in time with the introduction of flash forwards. Meanwhile, the arrival of the freighter brings hope in the form of new allies, as well as a new threat in the form of ruthless, mutinous mercenaries. Why does Jack's dead father, Christian Shephard, re-emerge to lure Claire into the woods and will Desmond find his "constant" to stop his consciousness from leaping across time? And if only six survivors make it off the island, what fate awaits those who are left behind?
About Season 5
"When are we?" Ben has moved the island, but it begins to skip through time like a scratched record. The time-hopping finally settles in the 1970s, where Sawyer, Juliet and Miles join Dharma during its heyday when a very young Ben Linus is living in the group's barracks. Off the island in the present, Jack tries to reunite the Oceanic Six for a return trip to the island. John Locke's body is part of the cargo on Ajira Airways 316, which suffers a similar fate as Oceanic 815, but instead of Christian Shephard seemingly coming back to life, it's Locke, who has somehow returned from the dead.
About Season 6
The aftermath of the hydrogen bomb's detonation sets off the series' explosive conclusion. The rivalry between the Man in Black and Jacob reaches a head as they each try to recruit the survivors for their own purpose -- to either escape the island or to protect it. The origins of the Man in Black, Jacob and ageless Richard Alpert are all revealed, while the introduction of "flash sideways" redefine Jack and the people in his life in new storylines off the island. Only Desmond seems to know how the flash sideways tie into everything, but will the Man in Black or Widmore stop him? Who will leave the island and who will protect it?
From Shonda Rhimes, the Golden Globe-winning creator of Grey's Anatomy, comes the story of a team of gifted doctors working together to change the lives of their patients for the better as they look to one another for friendship and love.
Having made a home in Los Angeles and among her friends at the practice, renowned neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery may have at last found true love with fellow doctor and longtime friend Sam. But just as things have become romantic for the two of them, their friends question if their relationship, so complicated by the presence of Sam's ex—Addison's best friend, Naomi—has a chance.
Oceanside Wellness' co-founders, Naomi and Sam, nearly lost their daughter, Maya, in a car accident that took the life of the practice's own Dell. It was Addison's surgical talents that saved both Maya and her newborn baby. In the wake of the accident, Naomi focuses on Maya, her grandchild, and on a possible merger between her current practice, Pacific Wellcare, and Oceanside Wellness.
Initially giving up custody of their child to Pete after enduring a near-fatal trauma, Violet has returned more mentally sound and sure of her role as a mother. Having bitterly fought for custody in court, Pete and Violet came through the drama not only ready to co-parent, but ready to be with one another. It's soon after this realization that the two decide to get married and begin a new life together.
At long last, through numerous bumps in the road, break-ups and make-ups, Charlotte and Cooper are engaged to be married, but the trip to the altar may not be an easy one.
The newest addition to the practice, Dr. Amelia Shepherd, is as gifted a surgeon as her Seattle-based brother, Derek, but is struggling to find herself as she learns to fit in with this close-knit group of surgeons. And Pacific Wellcare psychiatrist Sheldon Wallace is embittered after having pursued many of the women in the practice and come up empty-handed.
The doctors of Oceanside Wellness and Pacific Wellcare work on the most difficult cases, patients whose medical needs often pose moral and ethical dilemmas. Though they may heatedly disagree at work, and though their personal lives may complicate matters, at the end of the day they are the best of friends, always ready to be there for each other.
Private Practice stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Benjamin Bratt as Dr. Jake Reilly, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Brian Benben as Dr. Sheldon Wallace and Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd, with Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner.
Private Practice was created by Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy, Off the Map) and is executive-produced by Rhimes, Betsy Beers (Grey's Anatomy, Off the Map), Mark Gordon (The Hoax, Saving Private Ryan), Mark Tinker (St. Elsewhere, NYPD Blue), Steve Blackman and Craig Turk. Private Practice is an ABC Studios Production.
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