NEW SHOWS ON ABC 2017-2018
“The Crossing”: Refugees seek asylum in a small town — although they say they’re fleeing a war in the United States that hasn’t actually happened yet. Steve Zahn, Natalie Martinez and Sandrine Holt star in the show from creators Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie (“Scorpion,” “Revenge”).
“Deception”: When an illusionist (Jack Cutmore-Scott) loses his career to a scandal, he finds a way to redeem himself — via the FBI. The bureau recruits him to stage tricks that help catch criminals. Chris Fedak (“Chuck,” “Forever”) created the show.
“For the People”: A legal drama set in the U.S. District Court in New York City follows lawyers both in and out of the courtroom. It comes from Shondaland and “Scandal” writer-producer, Paul William Davies.
“The Good Doctor”: A young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome (Freddie Highmore of “Bates Motel”) joins the staff at a hospital where he has to prove he’s capable of caring for patients despite being unable to read social cues. Based on a Korean show; “House” creator David Shore and “Hawaii Five-0’s” Daniel Dae Kim are executive producers
“The Gospel of Kevin”: Jason Ritter stars as a rootless guy whose life changes when a “celestial being” tasks him with a mission that could possibly save the world. “Agent Carter’s” Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters are the creators.
“Inhumans”: The Marvel title about a group of alien-human hybrid beings comes to TV (and IMAX theaters for the first two episodes). Anson Mount (“Hell on Wheels”), Serinda Swan (“Graceland”), Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones”), Ken Leung (“Lost,” “The Night Shift”), Isabelle Cornish and Eme Ikwuakor lead the cast.
“The Mayor”: A young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) runs for mayor of his hometown as a way to boost his music career. Then he wins and has to figure out how to govern. Yvette Nicole Brown, Lea Michele, Bernard David Jones and Marcel Spears also star.
“Splitting Up Together”: Adapted by “Suburgatory” creator Emily Kapnek, the show stars Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson as a couple who reignite their relationship when they get divorced. Diane Farr, Bobby Lee, and Lindsay Price also star.
Untitled Zach Braff (formerly “Start Up”): A journalist (Braff) decides to leave his stable job and start his own business. Inspired by the podcast “StartUp,” the show comes from former “Scrubs” writer-producer Matt Tarses. Braff also directed the pilot.http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/new-shows-on-abc-2017-2018/http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/abc-logo-600x257.pnghttp://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/abc-logo-150x64.pngMovie & TV NewsNews