ABC has added two more new series, one drama and one comedy, to its roster of newcomers for next season.
The drama is “Deception,” about an illusionist (Jack Cutmore-Scott) whose career is ruined by scandal but gets a chance to redeem himself — by teaming up with the FBI. The bureau recruits him to stage illusions that will help catch criminals.
Chris Fedak (“Chuck,” “Forever”) created the series and executive produces with Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero (“Blindspot”) and Sarah Schechter. Illusionist David Kwong is a co-producer.
The cast also includes Ilfenesh Hadera, Lenora Crichlow, Amaury Nolasco, Justin Chon, Laila Robins and Vinnie Jones.
The comedy is “Splitting Up Together,” based on a Danish series and adapted by “Suburgatory” creator Emily Kapnek. It stars Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson as a couple whose relationship gets a new spark … when they decide to get a divorce. Olivia Keville, Van Crosby and Sander Thomas play their kids; Lindsay Price, Bobby Lee and Diane Farr also star.
Kapnek executive produces with Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, Mette Heeno (creator of the Danish show), Mie Andreasen and Hella Joof.
The two shows join fellow ABC newcomers “The Crossing,” “For the People,” “The Good Doctor,” “The Gospel of Kevin,” “The Mayor” and an untitled comedy starring Zach Braff.
You can go here to get a rundown of every new show coming to the broadcast networks this season.