ABC's 2013-14 Season: Marvel's 'SHIELD,' 'Once Upon a Time' Spinoff and 'Trophy Wife'
7:38 PM PDT 5/10/2013 by Philiana Ng
Projects from Joss Whedon, Ryan Seacrest, Sofia Vergara, Kyle Killen and the Cullen brothers, with stars like Clark Gregg, Rebel Wilson, Christian Slater, James Caan, Bradley Whiford and Malin Akerman, highlight the network's upcoming season.
Stars: Ming-Na, Clark Gregg, Brett Dalton, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ian De Caestecker, Chloe Bennet Team: Joss Whedon (director), Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell, Jeph Loeb
Based on Marvel Comics' secret intelligence organization that has appeared in countless titles, including Iron Man, Captain America and The Ultimates, since being introduced in the 1960s. The military law-enforcement agency's moniker stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistic Directorate, which also has evolved over time in the comics.
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Stars: Sophie Lowe, Peter Gadiot, Michael Socha, Emma Rigy, John Lithgow (as White Rabbit) Team: Eddie Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Steve Perlman, Zack Estrin; director - Ralph Hemecker
In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. An invisible cat, a hookah smoking caterpillar and playing cards that talk are just some of the fantastic things she’s seen during this impossible adventure. Surely this troubled girl must be insane and her doctors aim to cure her with a treatment that will make her forget everything.
Super Fun Night
Stars: Rebel Wilson, Kelen Coleman, Kevin Bishop, Lauren Ash, Liza Lapira Team: Rebel Wilson, Conan O'Brien, David Kissinger, Jeff Ross; director - John Riggi
Super Fun Night revolves around three nerdy female friends, including Pitch Perfect's Rebel Wilson, on a "funcomfortable" quest to have "super fun" every Friday night.
Back in the Game
Stars: James Caan, Maggie Lawson, Griffin Gluck, Ben Koldyke, Kennedy Waite, Lenora Crichlow, J.J. Totah, Cooper Roth Team: Mark Cullen, Robb Cullen, EP Aaron Kaplan; directors - John Requa, Glenn Ficarra
When Terry Gannon, a recently divorced, single mother, temporarily moves in with her estranged father, a beer-swilling former baseball player, she reluctantly starts coaching her son's underdog little league team and is drawn back into the world of sports she vowed to leave behind.
Stars: Steve Zahn, Christian Slater, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Cedric Sanders, Gregory Marcel, Wynn Everett, Ron Rifkin Team: Kyle Killen, Keith Redmon; director - Miguel Sapochnik
Provocative workplace ensemble centered on the complicated relationship between two brothers who head a unique agency designed to attack their clients’ problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation.
Stars: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, George Segal, Hayley Orrantia, Darien Provost, Troy Gentile, Sean Giambrone Team: Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, Bill Wee; director - Seth Gordon
A dysfunctional Wonder Years set in the simpler times of the 1980s, inspired by Adam F. Goldberg's childhood.
Stars: Bradley Whitford, Malin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Scott Lee, Albert Tsai, Gianna LePera Team: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg; director - Jason Moore
A reformed party girl named Kate finds herself with an instant family when she falls in love with a man named Brad who has three manipulative children and two judgmental ex-wives.
Stars: Tricia Helfer, Marc Blucas, Michael Trucco, Alex Fernandez, Marta Milans Team: Hannah Shakespeare , Sofia Vergara; director - Martin Campbell
It's hard to fit in when you're the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers, but that doesn't stop Molly Parker -- our ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn't afraid to ruffle a few feathers on her way there. Based on the Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas.
Stars: Matt Long, Stephen Louis Grush, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Summer Bishil, Anastasia Phillips, Christine Evangelista, Lorraine Bruce, Luis Antonio Ramos Team: David Zabel, Jason Richman, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Steven Spielberg; director - PaulMcGuigan
An adaptation of British drama The Syndicate, Lucky 7 revolves around seven employees of a service station in Queens whose lives are changed in unexpected ways when they win a lottery jackpot.
Stars: Hannah Ware, Stuart Townsend, James Cromwell, Henry Thomas, Chris Johnson, Wendy Moniz, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Braeden Lemasters Team: David Zabel, Rob Golenberg, Alon Aranya; director - Patty Jenkins
A beautiful but unhappily married female photographer begins a torrid affair with a lawyer for a powerful family. When he turns out to be defending a murder suspect who is being prosecuted by her husband, the relationship and the case begin a spiraling series of betrayals with cataclysmic results for everyone involved.
Stars: Kate Simses, Ginger Gonzaga Mercedes Masohn, Blake Lee, Andrew Santino, Adam Campbell, Vanessa Lengies, Craig Frank, Alexis Carra, Sarah Bolger, Adan Canto Team: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, Nina Wass, Ryan Seacrest; director - Larry Charles
A high-concept single-camera comedy from the writers behind The Hangover set in the world of a sexy Manhattan bar chronicling the exploits of singles in search of love -- all over the course of one night.
Stars: Omar Epps, Devin Kelley, Matt Craven, Frances Fisher, Samaire Armstrong, Sam Hazeldine, Nicholas Gonzalez, Mark Hildreth, Kurtwood Smith, Landon Gimenez Team: Aaron Zelman, JoAnn Alfano, Jon Liebman, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner; director - Charles McDougall
What happens when the people you have mourned and buried suddenly appear on your doorstep as if not a day's gone by? The lives of the people of Arcadia are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return. Based on a novel by Jason Mott.
The peacock's three-hour presentation of the musical ties "The Big Bang Theory" in the demo and propels the network to an impressive nightly win -- its biggest on a Thursday since the "ER" finale in 2009. Read More