The verdict is still out regarding ABC's middling batch of new shows for the fall — as often happens, many of the network's more tantalizing projects are being held until midseason — but as ABC stepped into the TCA press-tour spotlight on Tuesday, the vibe was unusually positive because of one overarching hot-button issue: diversity. (For more ABC news, go here.)
ABC President Paul Lee is very excited about the network's new batch of comedies, but at Tuesday's Television Critics Association fall previews, he spent some time defending a comedy he had to cancel last year.
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Lee fielded several questions about the cancellation of Trophy Wife, a low-rated comedy that some critics believed ABC never gave a chance to succeed by putting it in the network's successful Wednesday night comedy block. "We were always disappointed... not to get a pulse for it," Lee said...
ABC has released trailers for its new fall series, including the comedies Selfie and Manhattan Love Story, as well as Shonda Rhimes' new drama How to Get Away with Murder. Check out the first looks below:
Below you can find ABC's new fall schedule along with a list of pilots the network has picked up to series for the 2014-15 season. Click here for CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW.