ABC revealed its new schedule today, and it's out with the old and in with the new! That means we're going to have to get acquainted with a bunch of new shows to fill the void left by the departures of Scandal, Once Upon a Time and The Middle.
The new programs include the return of Nathan Fillion to ABC after the end of Castle two seasons ago. This time he's officially getting a badge (or trying to, at least) in the lighthearted drama The Rookie. The network also picked up the Leighton Meester's new series Single Parents, as well as action-dramedy Whisky Cavalier, a new series that might end up dragging Lauren Cohan away from The Walking Dead. The titles don't do much though, do they? Check out the first trailers for these new series to figure out which you'll be tuning in for this fall.
The Rookie (Tuesdays at 10/9c)
What it's about: Inspired by a true story, The Rookie centers on John Nolan (Nathan Fillion), the oldest rookie in the LAPD. At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable, small-town life and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies 20 years his junior, he must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a "young" cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.
A Million Little Things (Wednesdays at 10/9c)
What it's about: This dramedy focuses on a group of friends who, for different reasons and in different ways, are all stuck in their lives. However, when one of them dies unexpectedly, it's exactly the wake-up call the others need to finally start living their lives. James Roday, David Giuntoli, Romany Malco and Christina Ochoa star in this exciting new series.
Single Parents (Wednesdays at 9:30/8:30c)
What it's about: Leighton Meester returns to TV for this new series, starring opposite Taran Killam and Brad Garrett. A group of dysfunctional single parents learn to lean on each other as they raise their kids, look for love, and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of each other.
The Kids Are Alright (Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c)
What it's about: Set in the 1970s, the series follows a traditional Irish-Catholic family as they navigate major and minor changes during one of the most turbulent decades in American history. The show follows parents Mike and Peggy Cleary (Michael Cudlitz and Mary McCormack) as they struggle to raise eight children. According to ABC, "the times are changing and this family will never be the same."
Grand Hotel (Scheduled for midseason)
What it's about: Based on a Spanish series, this soapy drama is set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel, centering around the family who owns the business, the staff who run it, and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior.
Whiskey Cavalier (Scheduled for midseason)
What it's about: An hour-long action dramedy that follows the adventures of FBI agent Will Chase (codename: "Whiskey Cavalier," played by Scott Foley) who, following an emotional breakup, is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge (Lauren Cohan). Together, they lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny, heroic spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics.
The Fix (Scheduled for midseason)
What it's about: After losing the biggest case of her career and getting shredded by the media, former prosecutor Maya Travis decided to leave Los Angeles in exchange for a quiet life in rural Oregon. Eight years after her devastating defeat, the killer strikes again, forcing Maya to return to LA and confront him once more. This series is part legal thriller, part confessional, part revenge fantasy.