Nine New Shows Ordered from ABC Studios for the 2013-14 Season
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NINE NEW SHOWS ORDERED FROM ABC STUDIOS FOR THE 2013-14 SEASON
ABC Picks Up “Betrayal,” “Killer Women,”
“Lucky 7,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Mixology,”
“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” “Resurrection” and
“Trophy Wife” from ABC Studios
CBS Orders New Drama “Intelligence”
ABC Studios had another banner development year with nine new shows ordered to series. New dramas “Betrayal,” “Killer Women,” “Lucky 7,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” “Resurrection,” along with new comedies “Trophy Wife” and “Mixology,” were picked up at ABC. New drama “Intelligence” was ordered at CBS. ABC Studios had the most drama orders of any studio.
Returning ABC Studios shows “Castle,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Nashville,” “The Neighbors,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Revenge” and “Scandal” on ABC join “Criminal Minds” on CBS, “Army Wives” on Lifetime, “Perception” on TNT and “Cougar Town” on TBS.
ABC Studios drama “Devious Maids” premieres on Lifetime Sunday, June 23 at 10:00 p.m., and “Mistresses” premieres on ABC on Monday, June 3 at 10:00 p.m. “The Occult,” a one-hour drama for A&E, is currently going into production.
NEW FALL AND MIDSEASON SERIES:
“BETRAYAL” (Sundays from 10:00-11:00 p.m. on ABC)
A chance meeting between photographer Sara Hadley (Hannah Ware) and Attorney Jack McAllister (Stuart Townsend) leads to an instant and undeniable attraction. Sarah’s husband, Drew (Chris Johnson), is a successful prosecutor with political aspirations, while Jack is married to Elaine (Wendy Moniz), the daughter of his boss, Thacher Karsten (James Cromwell). When Karsten’s brother-in-law Lou is murdered, all evidence points to Karsten’s son, T.J. (Henry Thomas). Jack, the company’s lead counsel, will have to defend him, but for Sara’s prosecutor husband, Drew, this is the kind of high-profile murder case that can secure his political future. Just as Sara and Jack’s affair is starting, the lovers find themselves in an impossible situation — on opposite sides of a murder investigation.
“Betrayal” stars Hannah Ware (“Shame,” “Boss”) as Sara, Stuart Townsend (“The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”) as Jack, James Cromwell (“Babe,” “American Horror Story”) as Thacher Karsten, Henry Thomas (“E.T.,” “Gangs of New York”) as T.J. Karsten, Chris Johnson (“The Vampire Diaries”) as Drew, Wendy Moniz (“Guiding Light,” “The Guardian”) as Elaine, Elizabeth McLaughlin (“The Clique”) as Val and Braeden Lamasters (“Men of a Certain Age”) as Vic.
“Betrayal” was written by David Zabel (“ER”) and directed by Patty Jenkins (“The Killing,” “Monster”) and is executive-produced by David Zabel, Rob Golenberg (“Red Widow”) and Alon Aranya. “Betrayal” is produced by ABC Studios.
“DEVIOUS MAIDS” (Premieres June 23 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. on Lifetime)
“Devious Maids” centers on a close-knit group of maids who are bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and the melodramatic “Upstairs-Downstairs” universe that engulfs their employers. Rosie (Dania Ramirez), a widow who left her son back in Mexico when her husband died, works as the maid and nanny for a pair of self-absorbed and successful actors, Peri and Spence Westmore (Mariana Klaveno, Grant Show). Aspiring singer Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez) hopes that her pop star employer, Alejandro (Matt Cedeno), can help jump-start her career, but Odessa (Melinda Paige Hamilton), his very loyal housekeeper and her boss, will stop at nothing to get in her way. Zoila (Judy Reyes) is the senior maid for Genevieve Delatour (Susan Lucci), a co-dependent, emotionally unstable wealthy woman. Zoila works alongside her teen daughter, Valentina (Edy Ganem), who has a crush on Genevieve’s handsome son, Remi (Drew Van Acker).
“Devious Maids” stars Ana Ortiz (“Ugly Betty”) as Marisol, Dania Ramirez (“Entourage”) as Rosie, Roselyn Sanchez (“Without a Trace”) as Carmen, Edy Ganem (“Livin’ Loud”) as Valentina, Judy Reyes (“Scrubs”) as Zoila, Susan Lucci (“All My Children”) as Genevieve Delatour, Mariana Klaveno (“True Blood”) as Peri, Grant Show (“Swing Town”) as Spence, Matt Cedeno (“Days of Our Lives”) as Alejandro, Melinda Paige Hamilton (“Mad Men”) as Odessa, Drew Van Acker (“Pretty Little Liars”) as Remi, Rebecca Wisocky (“American Horror Story”) as Evelyn, Tom Irwin (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Adrian, Brianna Brown (“Homeland”) as Taylor and Brett Cullen (“Damages”) as Michael Stappord.
Inspired by the hit telenovela “Ellas Son la Alegría del Hogar,” “Devious Maids” is produced by ABC Studios. The series was created by Marc Cherry (“Desperate Housewives”) and is executive-produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind (“Desperate Housewives”), Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”), Paul McGuigan (“Scandal”), Larry Shuman (“Kissing Miranda”), David Lonner, John Mass and Televisa USA’s Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia. Paul McGuigan directed the pilot.
“INTELLIGENCE” (Mondays from 10:00-11:00 p.m., midseason on CBS)
“Intelligence” is a dramatic thriller starring Josh Holloway as Gabriel, a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel is the first human ever to be connected directly into the worldwide information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone and satellite data. He can hack into any data center and access key intel in the fight to protect the United States from its enemies. Leading the elite government cyber-security agency created to support him is Director Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger), a straightforward and efficient boss who oversees the unit’s missions. Strand assigns Riley Neal (Meghan Ory), a Secret Service agent, to protect Gabriel from outside threats, as well as from his own appetite for reckless, unpredictable behavior and his disregard for protocol. Other skilled members of the Cybercom team include Chris Jameson (Michael Rady) and Gonzalo “Gonzo” Rodriguez (James Martinez), two resourceful federal investigators. The brains behind the design of the chip is Dr. Shenendoah Cassidy (John Billingsley), whose son, Nelson (PJ Byrne), is jealous of Gabriel’s prominent place in his father’s life. As the first supercomputer with a beating heart, Gabriel is the most valuable piece of technology the country has ever created and is a U.S. secret weapon.
“Intelligence” stars Josh Holloway (“Lost”) as Gabriel, Marg Helgenberger (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) as Lillian Strand, Meghan Ory (“Once Upon a Time”) as Riley Neal, Michael Rady (“The Mentalist”) as Chris Jameson, James Martinez (“Gravity”) as Gonzalo Rodriguez, John Billingsley (“True Blood”) as Dr. Cassidy and P.J. Byrne (“Wolf of Wall Street”) as Nelson Cassidy.
Michael Seitzman, René Echevarria, Tripp Vinson and David Semel (for pilot) are executive producers for ABC Television Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.
“KILLER WOMEN” (ABC midseason)
Of all the notorious lawmen who have ever patrolled the violent Texas frontier, none are more storied than the Texas Rangers. But being the only female ranger in this elite squad isn’t going to stop ballsy, badass Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer). Molly is committed to finding the truth and seeing justice served. While she’s surrounded by law enforcement colleagues who want to see her fail, including Police Lieutenant Guillermo Salazar (Vic Trevino), the Rangers have her back, led by Company Commander Luis Zea (Alex Fernandez). Molly has also got her brother, Billy (Michael Trucco), and his wife Becca (Marta Milans). On the verge of getting divorced from her smarmy husband, Jake (Jeffrey Nordling), Molly begins an affair with sexy DEA Agent Dan Winston (Marc Blucas).
“Killer Women” stars Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”) as Molly Parker, Marc Blucas (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) as Dan, Marta Milans (“Shame”) as Becca, Alex Fernandez (“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”) as Luis and Michael Trucco (“Battlestar Galactica”) as Billy.
“Killer Women” was written by Hannah Shakespeare and is executive-produced by Sofía Vergara (“Modern Family”), Martin Campbell, Ben Silverman, Luis Balaguer, Electus, Latin World Entertainment. The pilot was directed by Larry Trilling. “Killer Women” is produced by ABC Studios.
“LUCKY 7” (Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 p.m. on ABC)
In Astoria, Queens, a group of seven gas station employees have been chipping into a lottery pool for months, never thinking they’d actually win. Money could solve problems for each of them: Matt (Matt Long) could get his girlfriend and two kids out of his mother’s house; Matt’s brother, Nicky (Stephen Louis Grush), an ex-con, could pay off a dangerous debt; Samira (Summer Bishil), a second-generation Pakistani immigrant, could afford to go to Juilliard; Denise (Lorraine Bruce), a plucky cashier, could focus on rebuilding her crumbling marriage; Leanne (Anastasia Phillips), a young mother, could help her daughter realize her dreams; Bob (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.), the store’s manager, could finally retire; and Antonio (Luis Antonio Ramos) could give his wife and kids a whole new life.
“Lucky 7” stars Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (“The Wire”) as Bob Harris, Matt Long (“Private Practice”) as Matt Korzak, Stephen Louis Grush (“Detroit 1-8-7”) as Nicky Korzak, Lorraine Bruce (“Eden Lake”) as Denise, Anastasia Phillips (“Stoked”) as Leanne, Summer Bishil (“Towelhead”) as Samira Rajpur, Luis Antonio Ramos (“The Ruins”) as Antonio Clemente and Christine Evangelista (“The Joneses”) as Mary.
Written by David Zabel (“ER”) and Jason Richman (“Detroit 1-8-7”), “Lucky 7” is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, David Zabel and Jason Richman. The pilot was directed by Paul McGuigan. “Lucky 7” is produced by ABC Studios and Amblin Television.
“MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.” (Tuesdays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. on ABC)
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 around 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).
“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.
“MISTRESSES” (Premieres Monday, June 3 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. on ABC)
“Mistresses” is a provocative new drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery. Savannah ‘Savi’ (Alyssa Milano) is a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life — both professionally and personally — bucking for partner at her law firm while trying to start a family with husband, Harry (Brett Tucker). When their fertility issues take center stage, Savi finds herself attracted to her flirtatious colleague, Dominic (Jason George). Savi’s free-spirited baby sister, Josslyn (Jes Macallan), couldn’t be more different, living single, serial dating and partying. A real estate agent, Josslyn has no interest in a committed, long-term relationship.
Their common best friend, April (Rochelle Aytes), is a recent widow and mother of a ten-year-old daughter. After she receives her late husband’s lucrative life insurance check, she begins getting prank phone calls and is convinced her husband is still alive. Another long-time friend, Karen (Yunjin Kim), is a therapist whose complicated relationship with a wealthy, married patient goes too far.
These four friends find support and guidance as they brave their turbulent journeys and life’s storms together, bound by the complex relationships they’ve created.
“Mistresses” stars Alyssa Milano (“New Years Eve,” “My Name Is Earl,” “Melrose Place”) as Savannah, Yunjin Kim (“Lost”) as Karen, Rochelle Aytes (“White Collar,” “Desperate Housewives”) as April, Jes Macallan ( “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Shameless”) as Josslyn, Jason George (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Closer,”) as Dominic, Brett Tucker (“Castle,” “NCIS,”) as Harry, Erik Stocklin (“Grey Sheep,” “Sick Day,”) as Sam.
“Mistresses” is executive produced by Bob Sertner, K.J. Steinberg, Rina Mimoun and Douglas Rae and produced by ABC Studios.
“ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND” (Thursdays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. on ABC)
In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice (Sophie Lowe) tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. An invisible cat, a hookah smoking caterpillar and playing-cards that talk are just some of the fantastic things she’s seen during this impossible adventure. Surely this troubled girl must be insane, and her doctors aim to cure her with a treatment that will make her forget everything. Alice seems ready to put it all behind her, especially the painful memory of the genie she fell in love with and lost forever — the handsome and mysterious Cyrus (Peter Gadiot). But deep down Alice knows this world is real, and just in the nick of time the sardonic Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha) and the irrepressible White Rabbit (John Lithgow) arrive to save her from a doomed fate. Together the trio will take a tumble down the rabbit hole to this Wonderland where nothing is impossible.
“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” stars Sophie Lowe (“Beautiful Kate”) as Alice, Michael Socha (“This Is England”) as Knave of Hearts, Peter Gadiot (“The Forbidden Girl”) as Cyrus, Emma Rigby (“Hollyoaks”) as Queen of Hearts and John Lithgow (“3rd Rock from the Sun”) as the voice of the White Rabbit.
“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” was written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (“Once Upon a Time”), who serve as executive producers. Steve Pearlman and Zack Estrin also serve as executive producers, and the pilot was directed by Ralph Hemecker. “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” is produced by ABC Studios.
“RESURRECTION” (ABC Midseason)
The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to return. An 8-year-old American boy (Landon Gimenez) wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there. Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia, and an Immigration agent, Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly couple, Harold (Kurtwood Smith) and Lucille Garland (Frances Fisher), who lost their son Jacob more than 30 years ago. While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents. Those closest to the family try to unravel this impossible mystery, including Sheriff Fred Garland (Matt Craven), whose wife Barbara drowned 30 years ago while trying to save Jacob. But this boy who claims to be the deceased Jacob knows secrets about his own death that no one else knows — secrets that Fred’s daughter, Gail (Devin Kelly), will begin to investigate and discover to be true.
“Resurrection” stars Omar Epps (“House”) as Martin Bellamy, Matt Craven (“Crimson Tide,” “A Few Good Men”) as Fred, Devin Kelley (“Chernobyl Diaries,” “The Chicago Code”) as Gail, Frances Fisher (“Titanic”) as Lucille, Kurtwood Smith (“That ‘70s Show”) as Harold, Sam Hazeldine (“The Raven”) as Abel, Samaire Armstrong (“Entourage,” “The O.C.”) as Elaine, Nicholas Gonzalez (“Off the Map”) as Connor, Mark Hildreth (“Dragon Ball Z”) as Tom and Landon Gimenez as Jacob.
Written by Aaron Zelman (“Damages,” “The Killing”), “Resurrection” is executive-produced by Aaron Zelman, JoAnn Alfano, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Jon Liebman, Brillstein Entertainment and Plan B. The pilot was directed by Charles McDougall. “Resurrection” is produced by ABC Studios.
“MIXOLOGY (ABC Midseason)
One bar. One night. Ten single people. Welcome to Union, a high-end bar in Manhattan’s trendy meat-packing district. Recently dumped by his fiancée, Tom (Blake Lee) hasn’t been out on the town in a decade. His best friends, handsome, confident Cal (Craig Frank) and fast-talking Bruce (Andrew Santino), are throwing Tom back into the dating pool whether he likes it or not. Tom’s first encounter is with Maya (Ginger Gonzaga), an attorney who’s as beautiful as she is brutal; before long, Tom is in tears. After that, it only gets worse. Rounding out Union’s chic crowd is Maya’s engaged-for-now friend, Liv (Kate Simses); aggressive single mom Jessica (Alexis Carra); her younger, naive sister, Janey (Sarah Bolger); bubbly cocktail waitress Kacey (Vanessa Lengies); dark, mysterious bartender Dominic (Adan Canto); and failed internet entrepreneur Ron (Adam Campbell), who’s having the worst night of his life.
“Mixology” stars Blake Lee (“Parks and Recreation”) as Tom, Andrew Santino (“Punk’d”) as Bruce, Kate Simses (“What’s Your Number”) as Liv, Adam Campbell (“Epic Movie”) as Ron, Craig Frank (“8.13”) as Cal, Vanessa Lengies (“Glee”) as Kacey, Alexis Carra (“Incredible Girl”) as Jessica, Sarah Bolger (“Once Upon a Time”) as Janey, Ginger Gonzaga (“Legit”) as Maya and Adan Canto (“The Following”) as Dominic.
“Mixology” was written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (“The Hangover,” “21 and Over”), and is executive-produced by Lucas, Moore, Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass and Adam Sher. It’s directed by Larry Charles (“Seinfeld,” “Entourage,” “Borat”), and is produced by ABC Studios.
“TROPHY WIFE” (Tuesdays from 9:30-10:00 p.m. on ABC)
They say the third time’s the charm, and reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman) is hoping that’s true when she becomes Pete’s (Bradley Whitford) third wife. She fell into his arms (literally) at a karaoke bar, and a year later Kate’s got an insta-family, complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives. Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) is ex-wife number one, an intense, over-achieving doctor and the mother of twin teenagers Hillary (Gianna LePera) and Warren (Ryan Scott Lee). Diane is quick to convey her withering disapproval of Kate’s barely tapped maternal instinct. Ex-wife number two, Jackie (Michaela Watkins), is mother to adopted son Bert (Albert Tsai), and can pull Pete’s strings with her special blend of neurotic, new-ageyness. Juggling all this baggage is uncharted territory for Kate, who finds support with her best friend Meg (Natalie Morales), a party-hearty singleton and the only woman Kate knows who has less experience with kids than she has.
“Trophy Wife” stars Malin Akerman (“Suburgatory”) as Kate, Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing”) as Pete, Marcia Gay Harden (“Into the Wild,” “Damages”) as Diane, Michaela Watkins (“Saturday Night Live”) as Jackie, Natalie Morales (“90210”) as Meg, Ryan Scott Lee (“Super 8”) as Warren, Albert Tsai (“How I Met Your Mother”) as Bert and Gianna LePera (“Modern Family”) as Hillary.
“Trophy Wife” is written and executive-produced by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins, executive produced by Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky (“The Office”), produced by Malin Ackerman. The pilot was directed by Jason Moore (“Pitch Perfect,” “Avenue Q”). “Trophy Wife” is from ABC Studios.
“ARMY WIVES” (Season 7 on Lifetime )
“Army Wives” follows the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women—and one man—living with their spouses and families on an active Army post. The new season of “Army Wives” presents challenges to the tribe, including a heartfelt and final goodbye to one of their own.
“Army Wives” stars Catherine Bell as Denise Sherwood, Brian McNamara as General Michael Holden, Kelli Williams as Jackie Clarke, Ashanti as Latasha Montclair, Torrey DeVitto as Maggie Hall, Elle McLemore as Holly Truman, Jesse McCartney as Tim Truman, Brooke Shields as Major Katherine “Kat” Young, Wendy Davis as Colonel Joan Burton, Terry Serpico as Colonel Frank Sherwood, Alyssa Diaz as Gloria Cruz, J.J. Soria as PFC Hector Cruz, Sally Pressman as Roxy LeBlanc and Sterling K. Brown as Roland Burton.
Produced by ABC Studios, with Mark Gordon and Jeff Melvoin serving as executive producers, the series is based on the book, Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage, by Tanya Biank, who serves as a consultant.
“CASTLE” (Season 6 on ABC)
When viewers first met Richard Castle, a famous mystery novelist, he was creatively blocked. But when the NYPD questioned him about a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books, Castle found inspiration in NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, a bright and aggressive homicide detective. Though they instantly clashed, sparks of another sort began to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance. They 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 towards each other as a couple this past season. For Season 6, the fun and conflict for this crime-solving dynamic duo will continue to escalate as they navigate new chapters in their lives.
“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan, Penny Johnson Jerald as NYPD Captain Victoria Gates, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle with Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers.
“Castle” is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe is the show’s creator/executive producer, along with executive producers Rob Bowman, David Amann and Armyan Bernstein.
“COUGAR TOWN” (Season 5 on TBS)
Courteney Cox stars as Jules Cobb in her Golden Globe®-nominated role as a divorced mom in her forties facing the often humorous challenges, pitfalls and rewards of life’s next chapter. Along for the journey is her college-aged son, her ex-husband, her boyfriend/neighbor and her friends who together make up her dysfunctional, but supportive and caring extended family… even if they have a funny way of showing it sometimes. This season Jules and “the cul de sac crew” find themselves involved in everything from weddings to babies and everything in between. Grayson builds up the courage to finally ask Jules to marry him and, while all seems good with their relationship, the pitter patter of little feet throws everything – and everyone — for a loop. Meanwhile, Bobby seems to have found love with his girlfriend, Angie (Sarah Chalke), Laurie is focused on a new business venture decorating crazy cakes, Travis has to deal with some unexpected challenges while away at college (his doctor makes him wear a helmet!), and Andy leads the entire gang on an all-out war against the neighborhood punks.
“Cougar Town” stars Courteney Cox as Jules, Christa Miller as Ellie, Busy Philipps as Laurie, Dan Byrd as Travis, Josh Hopkins as Grayson, Ian Gomez as Andy and Brian Van Holt as Bobby.
Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs,” “Spin City”) serves as executive producer/writer/director. Blake McCormick, Courteney Cox and David Arquette are executive producers. “Cougar Town” was co-created by Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel and is produced by ABC Studios.
“CRIMINAL MINDS” (Season 9 on CBS )
“Criminal Minds” revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), a founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases. The BAU team is led by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), a strong profiler who is able to gain people’s trust and unlock their secrets. Other members include Special Agent Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), an expert on obsessional crimes; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; Jennifer “JJ” Jareau (A.J. Cook), the team’s former unit liaison-turned-profiler who recently married her longtime love; Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness), the team’s indispensible computer wizard who helps research the cases with her unique charm; and the team’s newest member, Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn), who rejoins the FBI after a stint as a university teacher and brings her linguistics expertise to the BAU. Each member brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify their emotional triggers in an attempt to stop them.
“Criminal Minds” stars Joe Mantegna as David Rossi, Thomas Gibson as Aaron Hotchner, Shemar Moore as Derek Morgan, A.J. Cook as Jennifer “JJ” Jareau, Matthew Gray Gubler as Dr. Spencer Reid, Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia and Jeanne Tripplehorn as Alex Blake.
The series is produced by ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios. Mark Gordon, Erica Messer and Janine Sherman Barrois are the executive producers.
“GREY’S ANATOMY” (Season 10 on ABC)
Recipient of the 2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Television Series and nominated for multiple Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series, “Grey’s Anatomy” is considered one of the great television shows of our time. The medical drama, moving into its tenth season, follows the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle as they deal with the lives of their patients and their relationships with each other.
“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, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery and Sarah Drew as April Kepner.
“Grey’s Anatomy” was created and is executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal,” “Private Practice,” “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”). Betsy Beers (“Scandal,” “Private Practice,” “Casanova”), Mark Gordon (“Saving Private Ryan”), Rob Corn (“Chicago Hope”), Tony Phelan, Joan Rater (“Law & Order: Trial by Jury”) are executive producers. “Grey’s Anatomy” is an ABC Studios production.
“NASHVILLE” (Season 2 on ABC)
Set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene, “Nashville” follows Rayna Jaymes, a star at her peak, and Juliette Barnes, who is on the rise. When their record label sends them out on tour together after a hit single, both women face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them and often complicating their lives are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business.
“Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette, Powers Boothe as Lamar, Charles Esten as Deacon, Eric Close as Teddy, Clare Bowen as Scarlett, Jonathan Jackson as Avery, Sam Palladio as Gunnar and Robert Ray Wisdom as Coleman.
Dee Johnson (“Boss,” “The Good Wife”), R.J. Cutler (“The September Issue,” “The War Room,” “A Perfect Candidate”), Callie Khouri (“Thelma & Louise”) and Steve Buchanan are executive producers of “Nashville.” The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment.
“THE NEIGHBORS” (Season 2 on ABC)
Marty Weaver just wanted the best for his wife, Debbie, and their three kids, and moving from an apartment in Bayonne to Hidden Hills, New Jersey, a gated community complete with its own golf course, was a step in the right direction. Of course, the fact that the entire community is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron, and that the Weavers are the first humans who have lived amongst them, presents some challenges. But as the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that some things – the ups and downs of marriage, the desire to be a good parent and connect with your children – are universal… intergalactic even. Despite the fact that they’re not even the same species, both humans and Zabvronians had a lot to learn from each other. The Weavers realize they’ve found an ally in the family next door… even if they do cry out of their ears.
“The Neighbors” stars Jami Gertz as Debbie Weaver, Lenny Venito as Marty Weaver, Simon Templeman as Larry Bird, Toks Olagundoye as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Clara Mamet as Amber Weaver, Tim Jo as Reggie Jackson, Ian Patrick as Dick Butkus, Max Charles as Max Weaver and Isabella Cramp as Abby Weaver.
“The Neighbors” was created by Dan Fogelman (“Cars,” “Tangled,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”), who is also an executive producer with Aaron Kaplan (“GCB,” “Terra Nova”) and Chris Koch (“Workaholics,” “Modern Family”). “The Neighbors” is from ABC Studios.
“ONCE UPON A TIME” (Season 3 on ABC)
Master storytellers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (“Lost,” “Tron: Legacy”) invite everyone to Storybrooke, Maine, a small town that probably won’t show up on one’s GPS. To ensure that no one in fairytale land – especially Snow White – had anymore “happily ever afters,” Evil Queen Regina cast a curse which trapped the fairytale 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 their savior arrived in the form of Emma Swan. Unbeknownst to Emma, she was the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming who whisked her out of fairytale 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. When her 10-year-old son, Henry, whom she gave up for adoption years ago, appeared on her doorstep with a book of fairytales and told her a crazy story about how she’s the prodigy of fairytale characters who are all trapped in a town called Storybrooke, she thought he was nuts. But curiosity got the better of Emma, and she brought Henry back to the town and soon found out that Storybrooke was more than it seemed. Regina, ever the control freak, had placed herself as Mayor of the town and was Henry’s adoptive mother. Over time Emma began to see through the cracks of the curse, believed that the stories were true and was finally able to break it. Reality and myth merged as the fairytale characters began awakening once the curse was lifted and remembered who they were. But to their dismay, they weren’t transported back to fairytale land. To make matters worse, Rumplestiltskin – aka Mr. Gold – decided to gain the upper hand in his power struggle with Regina and introduced magic into the town. But this is our world, and magic has a tendency to have unfathomable implications.
“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.
Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are creators and executive producers. Steve Pearlman is also executive producer. The show is from ABC Studios.
“PERCEPTION” (Season 2 premieres Tuesday, June 25 on TNT )
Its mind over murder as an eccentric neuroscientist with a unique view of the world teams up with the FBI to crack difficult cases in the drama series “Perception.” Eric McCormack (Dr. Daniel Pierce) is a neuroscientist and professor recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind gives him an extraordinary ability to read people. But his eccentric view of the world and less-than-stellar social skills often interfere with his work. Rachael Leigh Cook (FBI agent Kate Moretti) is Pierce’s former student and the person responsible for recruiting him to work for the government. Arjay Smith(Max Lewicki) is the teaching assistant whose primary job is to keep Pierce in line and on task. Kelly Rowan (Natalie Vincent) is Pierce’s long-time best friend, and she also plays Caroline Newsome, Pierce’s psychiatrist with whom he’ll have a deepening relationship in the new season. LeVar Burton (Paul Haley) is a dean at the university, and Scott Wolf (Donnie) is Kate’s soon-to-be ex-husband.
“Perception” stars Eric McCormack as Dr. Daniel Pierce, Rachael Leigh Cook as Kate Moretti, Arjay Smith as Max, Kelly Rowan as Natalie, LeVar Burton as Paul and Scott Wolf as Donnie.
“Perception,” produced by ABC Studios, was created by executive producer Ken Biller (“Star Trek: Voyager,” “Smallville”) and co-executive producer Mike Sussman (“Star Trek: Enterprise”).
“REVENGE” (Season 3 on ABC)
Emily Thorne (Emily Van Camp) is the newest arrival in the Hamptons. By all appearances, she’s a friendly and sophisticated “girl next door,” but the exclusive world she’s immersed herself in is tied to a dark family history, and Emily is anything but what she seems. After her father was framed for a horrific crime by neighbors he trusted and was sentenced to a life in prison, Emily never saw her father again and spent her childhood consumed by rage, loss and betrayal. Years later she returned to the Hamptons under an assumed identity with one endgame—REVENGE, every social overture a carefully planned chip at the foundation of her sworn enemies until their lives come crashing down around them. Now she must face the consequences of her actions and the havoc she has wreaked on those around her as she continues her fight to avenge her father’s death.
“Revenge” stars Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson, Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne, Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross, Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson, Nick Wechsler as Jack Porter, Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson, Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Grayson, and Barry Sloane as Aiden Mathis.
“Revenge” is executive produced by Sunil Nayar, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (“Twilight”). The series, created by Mike Kelley, is produced by ABC Studios.
“SCANDAL” (Season 3 on ABC)
From the creator and executive producers of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional fixer and her staff. A former media relations consultant to the President of the United States, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nation’s elite. After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter — both professionally and personally — but she can’t seem to completely cut ties with her past, specifically her secret relationship with the President. But Olivia isn’t the only one with a secret; her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can’t quite fix the ones closest at hand — their own.
“Scandal” stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus, Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant and Joshua Malina as David Rosen.
The series was created by Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”). Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”) and Mark Wilding (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”) are executive producers. “Scandal” is produced by ABC Studios.