Upfronts 2015/16: ABC

ABC has ordered six new dramas for 2015/16.

The Catch, The Family, Quantico, Of Kings and Prophets, Oil, and Wicked City are all due to air throughout the season.

Returning shows include American Crime, Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nashville, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, and Secrets and Lies.

However, there is no room in the schedule for Revenge, Forever, or Resurrection.

The Catch (season one)

A new thriller centered on the strong, successful Alice Martin (Mireille Enos). She’s a fraud investigator who’s about to be the victim of fraud herself by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career. It also stars Alimi Ballard, Damon Dayoub, Jay Hayden, Jacky Ido, Bethany Joy Lenz, Rose Rollins, and Elvy Yost.

It was written by Jennifer Schuur. The executive producers are Schuur, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Julie Anne Robinson for Shondaland and ABC Studios.

The Catch

The Catch

The Family (season one)

Another thriller that follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge – is he really who he says he is? The cast includes Joan Allen, Alison Pill, Margot Bingham, Zach Gilford, Liam James, Floriana Lima, Madeleine Arthur, Rarmian Newton, Rupert Graves, and Andrew McCarthy.

It was written by Jenna Bans. From ABC Studios, the executive producers are Bans and Mandeville Television’s Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks.

The Family

The Family

Of Kings and Prophets (season one)

An epic Biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny. It stars Ray Winstone, Haaz Sleiman, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Oliver Rix, Simone Kessell, James Floyd, Mohammad Bakri, and Tomer Kapon.

It was written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage. From ABC Studios, the executive producers are Cooper, Collage, Jason Reed, Reza Aslan, and Mahyad Tousi.

Of Kings and Prophets

Of Kings and Prophets

Oil (season one)

Billy and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to The Bakken in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They’re soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage. The cast includes Don Johnson, Chace Crawford, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Delroy Lindo, Amber Valletta, Scott Michael Foster, India de Beaufort, Yani Gellman, and Caitlin Carver.

It was written by Josh Pate, and Rodes Fishburne. From ABC Signature, the executive producers are Tony Krantz, Pate, Fishburne, Drew Comins, and Johnson.

Oil

Oil

Quantico (season one)

A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. The cast includes Priyanka Chopra, Dougray Scott, Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Tate Ellington, and Graham Rogers.

It was written by Josh Safran. From ABC Studios, the executive producers are Safran, Mark Gordon, and Nick Pepper.

Quantico

Quantico

Wicked City (season one)

The series follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of LA 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. It stars Ed Westwick, Erika Christensen, Adam Rothenberg, Taissa Farmiga, Gabriel Luna, Karolina Wydra, Holley Fain, Darrell Britt-Gibson, and Anne Winters.

It was written by Steven Baigelman. From ABC Studios, the executive producers are Baigelman and Mandeville Television’s Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks.

Wicked City

Wicked City

American Crime (season two)

The anthology series returns with a new crime committed in a different setting, as told through the eyes of those affected.The ABC Studios series was created and executive produced by John Ridley. Michael J McDonald also executive produces.

American Crime

American Crime

Castle (season eight)

Richard Castle, a famous mystery novelist, was creatively blocked until the NYPD questioned him in connection with a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books. He then found inspiration in NYPD Detective Kate Beckett and the pair continued to investigate strange homicides in New York, combining Castle’s writer intuition and Beckett’s creative detective work. It stars Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Tamala Jones, Jon Huertas, Seamus Dever, Penny Johnson Jerald, Molly Quinn, and Susan Sullivan.

From ABC Studios, the executive producers are Terence Paul Winter, Alexi Hawley, Rob Bowman, Rob Hanning, and Armyan Bernstein.

Castle

Castle

Grey’s Anatomy (season 12)

The medical drama continues to follow the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. It stars Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr, Sara Ramirez, Kevin McKidd, Jessica Capshaw, Jesse Williams, Sarah Drew, Caterina Scorsone, Camilla Luddington, Jerrika Hinton, and Kelly McCreary.

The ABC Studios series was created and is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes. Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Rob Corn, William Harper, Stacy McKee, Zoanne Clack, and Debbie Allen are also executive producers.

Grey's Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy

How to Get Away with Murder (season two)

The story of a law professor who gets involved with a murder plot with some of her students contines. It stars Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Charlie Weber, and Liza Weil.

The series was created and executive produced by Peter Nowalk. Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Bill D’Elia also executive produce the ABC Studios series.

How to Get Away With Murder

How to Get Away With Murder

Marvel’s Agent Carter (season two)

Hayley Atwell stars in the titular role as the unstoppable secret agent for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Dedicated to the fight against new atomic age threats in the wake of World War Two, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet.

Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee, and Jeph Loeb are executive producers for ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

Marvel's Agent Carter

Marvel’s Agent Carter

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season three)Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) embarks on a deadly new secret mission to protect the world from new threats in the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s wars with Hydra and a rogue faction of Inhumans. The cast also includes Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Nick Blood, and Adrianne Palicki.

It was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon amd Maurissa Tancharoen, who also executive produce with Jeph Loeb and Jeffrey Bell for ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Nashville (season four)

A family drama set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene that follows one star at her peak and another on the rise. The cast includes Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Eric Close, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella, Will Chase, and Oliver Hudson.

The executive producers are Dee Johnson, Callie Khouri and Steve Buchanan for Lionsgate, ABC Studios, and Opry Entertainment.

Nashville

Nashville

Once Upon A Time (season five)

Emma Swan, Snow White, Prince Charming, the Evil Queen, Hook, Rumplestiltskin and all the other resident fairy tale characters must cope with Emma’s new role as the dark one and they begin the search for Merlin. The show stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Jared S Gilmore, Michael Socha, and Robert Carlyle.

The ABC Studios drama is executive produced by Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Steve Pearlman, and David H Goodman.

Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

Scandal (season five)

Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite by keeping their secrets under wraps. The cast also icnludes Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Perry, Bellamy Young, Joshua Malina, and Scott Foley.

It was created by Shonda Rhimes, who executive produces with Betsy Beers, Mark Wilding and Tom Verica. Judy Smith is co-executive producer. Scandal is produced by ABC Studios.

Scandal

Scandal

Secrets and Lies (season two)

Juliette Lewis leads the cast in the return of the drama that explores what people will do to keep their most intimate, devastating indiscretions from ruining their lives.

Barbie Kligman developed the ABC Studios mystery thriller, which is based on the original Australian series Secrets & Lies, created by Stephen Irwin. The executive producers are Kligman for Avenue K Productions, Aaron Kaplan for Kapital Entertainment, Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield for Hoodlum Entertainment, and Timothy Busfield.

Secrets and Lies

Secrets and Lies