Courteney Cox, John Cho
What's in a name? A lot when it comes to show titles. Naming a show isn't easy. You want to be brief but convey what the show is about, catchy but not cliché, original but not too out-there, inviting but not alienating. The last one sounds like a no-brainer, but tell that to ABC. For a network nicknamed the Alphabet, it has been the worst title offender in recent years. (But hey, they are into irony.)
Fall TV: Must-see new shows
Here are 13 of ABC's worst titles:
Colin O'Donoghue, Jennifer Morrison
Storybrooke's so-called savior needs a little work.
On Sunday's Season 4 premiere of Once Upon a Time, town sheriff Emma (Jennifer Morrison) couldn't quite keep order when Frozen's ice queen Elsa (Georgina Haig) hit Storybrooke and unleashed one of her angst-driven snow monsters upon the unsuspecting populace. Unfortunately, Emma's attempts to tap into her own magical powers didn't even leave a dent in the chilly creature.
Seamus Dever, Jon Huertas, Stana Katic
That wailing and gnashing of teeth you might have heard back in May? It was probably coming from a very vocal group of Castle fans who were up in arms about the ABC drama's Season 6 finale.
After spending months teasing and promising the wedding between mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), the writers made a sharp turn in the closing moments of the finale, which ended with Beckett running from the wedding site to the scene of an accident where Castle's Mercedes was engulfed in flames. Many fans' anger burned just as hot, as they revolted against the cliff-hanger they believed was nothing more than a cheap stall tactic.
Fall Preview: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows
Executive producer David Amann is aware of the fan reaction and simply hopes that viewers will give Season 7 a shot before making up their minds. "We would all ask for their patience and indulgence for the first couple of episodes, just so they can see where we're going," Amann, who is taking over the daily showruner responsibilities from creator Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com...
Thanks for your votes!
So you saw what I mean by "potentially dangerous," right? After Bethany injured her ankle, I was like, "Oh, of all weeks," but we went for it and got through it, and I'm really proud of Bethany.
This week, we're doing the jazz to "Singin' in the Rain." My very first dance performance ever was to "Singing in the Rain" and I was about 3 or 4 years old. I don't remember it at all. It's on video somewhere. It's me running around the stage with an umbrella. I was the only boy ...
How to Get Away with Murder
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about the series premiere of How to Get Away with Murder. Read at your own risk.]
How to Get Away with Murder
Was How to Get Away with Murder totally killer? Or DOA?
Now that the third piece of the Shondaland #TGIT puzzle has premiered, we want to know your thoughts — and what you ...
Elizabeth Lail, Georgina Haig
We've all heard the "Let It Go" jokes by now, but Frozen fever has not yet broken.
When Once Upon a Time returns for its fourth season on Sunday (8/7c, ABC), it will be the residents of Storybrooke, not Arendelle, who will fall under the icy touch of the hit Disney franchise for the first 11 episodes. Fans of the series, however, need not be worried that their favorite characters will be shunted to the side to make way for Anna and Elsa...
Jeff Perry and Tony Goldwyn
Where in the world is Olivia Pope lounging on the beach? Last we saw our favorite fixer on Scandal, she had extricated herself and Jake (Scott Foley) from Shondaland's messy D.C. world following the death of Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Mellie's (Bellamy Young) son Jerry. Little does anyone know, it was Rowan (Joe Morton) — not Mama Pope (Khandi Alexander) — who was behind Jerry's death, so that Fitz could win re-election and re-appoint Rowan to the B613 Command post. Harrison (Columbus Short) discovered the truth, but paid with his life.
Fall TV: Scoop on your favorite returning shows
So when is Olivia (Kerry Washington) coming back? Will she return at all? What happened to the Gladiators? And how long will they all be pawns in Rowan's game before someone realizes what's going on?
Here are seven teases for Season 4: