Network television's home for strong women, shocking scandals, and scintillating romances will be headlined this fall season by... rambunctious puppets?
ABC released trailers for its new series for the 2015-2016 television season, including sneak peeks at The Muppets, Uncle Buck and Ken Jeong's Dr. Ken.
The Catch stars The Killing's Mireille Enos as a fraud investigator who becomes a victim of fraud herself when her fiancé frames her and threatens to destroy her career. Get ready for a dizzying combination of romance, revenge, and roller-coaster rides, because this one is executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes. The Catch has yet to be scheduled, and is expected to replace How to Get Away with Murder at midseason.
Before he was goofing off in Community and The Hangover movies, Ken Jeong was a real doctor. It's true! Now the zany comedian will play one on television in Dr. Ken, a multi-camera comedy about a doctor, husband, and father who isn't good at being any of them. Dr. Ken will air Friday nights at 8:30/7:30c after Last Man Standing.
The Family will keep you guessing when the long-lost and presumed dead son of a politician returns after being missing since he was a young child. But his family members have suspicions about whether or not the young man is actually who he says he is. Joan Allen and Zach Gilford star. The Family will premiere at midseason.
Do we even need to introduce The Muppets? ABC's version, which is said to be "more adult," will focus on the puppets' personal and work lives in a mockumentary-style presentation. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Gonzo star, and The Big Bang Theory's Bill Prady will produce. The Muppets will lead off Tuesday nights at 8/7c.
In Oil, an oil boom in North Dakota creates new opportunities for anyone who wants to get their hands dirty for a shot at millions. Told from the perspective of a young couple trying to strike it rich, old and new will battle over black gold. Don Johnson, Chace Crawford and Rebecca Rittenhouse star. Oil will air Sunday nights at 9/8c.
Summer camp for adults just got serious. Quantico features an ensemble of government recruits as they battle each other and themselves for a spot in the FBI. But there's just one problem: One of them is a terrorist responsible for a devastating attack on American soil. Priyanka Chopra, Dougray Scott, and Graham Rogers will star. Quantico will air Tuesdays at 10/9c.
Uncle Buck gets rebooted with an African-American cast, but the premise remains the same. An irresponsible man-child (Mike Epps) helps his desperate brother (James Lesure) when the latter needs someone to watch his kids. Uncle Buck has not yet been scheduled.
Chuck Bass is back! In the anthological crime drama Wicked City, Ed Westwick stars as the suspect in a murder investigation in 1982 Los Angeles. Erika Christensen, Taissa Farmiga and Adam Rothenberg also star. Wicked City will air at midseason.
Which show looks best to you?