ABC Renews Once Upon a Time, Grey's Anatomy, Orders Shonda Rhimes Drama and More
Once Upon a Time
ABC has renewed Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge, Castle, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Modern Family, The Goldbergs and Resurrection, and given series orders to Shonda Rhimes drama How to Get Away With Murder, American Crime, Marvel’s Agent Carter, The Whispers, Forever and comedies Black-ish, Selfie, Manhattan Love Story and Galavant, TVGuide.com has learned.
How to Get Away With Murder is a sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor (Viola Davis) who become entangled in a murder plot that will rock their entire university and change the course of their lives. Grey’s Anatomy producer Peter Nowalk will write and executive-produce with Rhimes and Betsy Beers‘ Shondaland. Liza Weil , Billy Brown, Katie Findlay, Matt McGorry, Aja Naomi King, Jack Falahee, Alfred Enoch, Charlie Weber and Karla Souza will also star in the project, which landed on TVGuide.com’s most promising pilots list.
In American Crime, the personal lives of the players involved in a racially charged trial are examined as their worlds are turned upside-down. 12 Years a Slave scribe John Ridley will write and executive-produce with Cougar Town‘s Michael McDonald. Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Penelope Ann Miller, Richard Cabral, Johnny Ortiz, Elvis Nolasco, Benito Martinez, W. Earl Brown and Caitlin Gerard will also star.
Agent Carter stars Captain America‘s Hayley Atwell as the titular agent dealing with a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad in 1946. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life — Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). Resurrection‘s Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas will executive-produce with Steve McFeely, Christopher Marcus and Jeph Loeb.
Previously titled The Visitors, The Whispers is a drama about the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious resource against us. Juno‘s Soo Hugh will write the project from Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin TV. Barry Sloane, Milo Ventimiglia, Lily Rabe, Derek Webster, Brianna Brown, Kylie Rogers, Catalina Denis and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf will star.
In Forever, Ioan Gruffudd stars as Dr. Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner who studies the dead for a reason: He is immortal. With the help of Detective Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza), the drama will peel back the layers of Henry’s long, colorful life through their cases. Chuck‘s Matt Miller will write and executive-produce with Dan Lin (Terminator Salvation) and Jennifer Gwartz (Veronica Mars). Judd Hirsch, Barbara Eve Harris, Joel David Moore and Donnie Keshwarz will also star.
Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson as an upper-middle-class black man who struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife (Tracee Ellis Ross), old-school father (Laurence Fishburne) and his assimilated, color-blind kids. Anderson and Fishburne will executive-produce with writer Kenya Barris (Are We There Yet?) and The Daily Show‘s Larry Wilmore. Marsai Martin, Miles Brown, Marcus Scribner and Yara Shahidi will also star.
In Selfie, a self-obsessed, twentysomething woman (Karen Gillan) is the subject of a viral video made after a humiliating public breakup. When the video makes her an Internet celebrity for all the wrong reasons, she hires a marketing expert named Henry (John Cho) to help restore her image. Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek will write and executive-produce the project inspired by My Fair Lady. David Harewood, Tim Peper, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Allyn Rachel will also star.
Previously titled My Thoughts Exactly, Manhattan Love Story is a romantic comedy that exposes the unfiltered inner monologues of young couple Peter (Jake McDorman) and Dana (Analeigh Tipton) as they embark on a new relationship. Spin City‘s Jeff Lowell will write and executive-produce with Samantha Who‘s Peter Traugott. Kurt Fuller, Jade Catta-Preta, Chloe Wepper and Nicolas Wright will also star.
In the fairy-tale musical Galavant, handsome Prince Galavant (Joshua Sasse) is on a quest for revenge against the king (Psych‘s Timothy Omundson) who stole his one true love (Mallory Jansen). Dan Fogelman will write and executive-produce with Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken writing the music. Vinnie Jones, Karen David and Luke Youngblood will also star.
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