The Astronaut Wives Club
Starring: Joanna Garcia (Once Upon a Time), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Odette Annable (House)
Based on the bestselling book, this new drama from the minds behind Gossip Girl (Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz) centers on seven women who found themselves at the centre of some of America’s biggest events during the peak of the 1960s space race. Thanks to their astronaut husbands, the lives of these young women drastically change forever as their celebrity profiles rise overnight.
Starring: Mireille Enos (The Killing), Jay Hayden, Alimi Ballard
Hailing from prolific producer Shonda Rhimes, (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder), the show follows Alice (Enos), a fraud investigator who is naturally suspicious of everyone, but who loses everything when her fiancé turns out to be a con man after her money. The ensuing cat and mouse game looks as if it will take up at least the bulk of the first season, but we assume she’ll be solving cases on the side.
Starring: Ken Jeong (Community), Suzy Nakamura (Go On), Dave Foley (Newsradio), Jonathan Slavin (Better Off Ted), Albert Tsai (Trophy Wife)
Ken Jeong revisits his medical roots as a physician whose bedside manner leaves a lot to be desired. When he isn’t attempting to be a good doctor, he’s at home, trying to be a good husband to his therapist wife and a good father to their two kids. As the trailer implies, things don’t always go as planned.
Starring: Joan Allen (The Killing), Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Andrew McCarthy (Pretty in Pink), Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Liam James (The Way Way Back)
The series stars Joan Allen as villainous Claire Warren, ambitious and manipulative mayor of the fictional city Red Pines, California, and matriarch of the Warren family, who announces her candidacy for governor when her son Adam (Liam James) who was presumed dead returns after disappearing over a decade earlier during her husband’s term in office.
It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to get excited for ABC’s new The Muppets show, alright! ABC is bringing Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and many, many more back to the small screen for an “adult Muppets show.”
It will focus on the various Muppets’ lives and relationships – both personal as well as professional in their nature – in order to offer a “behind the scenes” look at the Muppets’ lives.
In a fitting bit of Muppet meta-humor, the new trailer throws a slew of our beloved fun felt characters into a writers room together to come up with “the concept” for the new comedy, and amusing chaos ensues.
Of Kings and Prophets
Starring: Ray Winstone (Noah), Oliver Rix (The Musketeers), James Floyd (My Brother The Devil), Maisie Richardson-Sellers (The Originals)
The series follows the biblical tale of David (Rix) and King Saul (Winstone), where Saul grows weary towards battle and those around him – as a prophet sent by God to help guide David towards his eventual ascension to the throne. ABC promises “an epic Biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal.” Destiny and violence awaits.
Starring: Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Chase Crawford (Gossip Girl), Rebecca Rittenhouse (Red Band Society), Scott Michael Foster (Greek)
The story focuses on a young couple (Crawford and Rittenhouse) looking to cash in and make a business out of the modern-day oil boom in North Dakota. However, their chase for the American Dream might not be as bright as they envisioned, especially after they clash with a ruthless oil Tycoon (Johnson) for the power of the land. Drama ensues.
Starring: Priyanka Chopra, Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove), Jake McLaughlin (Believe), Yasmine Al Masri, Tate Ellington (Remember Me)
Quantico centers on Alex (Chopra), a woman who’s among numerous recruits hoping to make it through FBI training. All things go wrong when the largest terrorist attack to hit the US since 9/11 occurs – and Alex is suspected of being behind it all.
Starring: Mike Epps (The Hangover), Nia Long (Big Momma’s House), James Lesure (Blue Bloods), Carrie Barrett
Based on the beloved John Candy/John Hughes classic, the series is a modern take on the classic comedy which follows the adventures of the sweet, but irresponsible Uncle Buck (Epps) as he comes home to help take care of his brother’s kids (and the bizarre adventures that follow).
There’s not a lot of things more difficult than trying to recreate what John Candy could do, so this will probably be a huge miss for a lot of people. It looks like ABC was more inclined to bring new fans in than pleasing old ones, but I guess we’ll see how this goes.
Starring: Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), Erika Christensen
Wicked City follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ‘n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to solve a serial murder case.