Carlton Cuse – whose recent hits include Bates Motel and The Strain – is returning to ABC, the home of his biggest hit, Lost.
The Golden Globe-winning writer, producer and director has signed a multiyear deal – his company, Genre Arts, will produce content across all network, cable and streaming platforms. Under the Genre Arts banner, Cuse will develop projects and collaborate with other writers to bring their visions to the screen under the new agreement.
The Heck family is just about done – ABC has announced that the critically acclaimed, long-running comedy series The Middle will end following this season (the show’s ninth).
The show stars two-time Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton as a harried wife and mother of three who lives in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, and uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact. The farewell season begins Tuesday, October 3 (8/7C).
ABC has announced the premiere dates for its Fall 2017 slate – a slate that includes five new shows: The Good Doctor, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (the retitled The Gospel of Kevin), Marvel’s Inhumans and Ten Days in the Valley.
Of last year’s new shows, American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Speechless, and The Toy Box return – along with the final season Scandal; the first season of the new story on Once Upon a Time; How to Get Away with Murder and the 25th (!) installment of Dancing with the Stars.
At Comic-Con 2017 ABC showed the new IMAX trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans – it showed us more footage and gave us our first look Triton, Karnak and Gorgon in action, and hints of Medusa’s power. We also got a bit more Lockjaw (never a bad thing!).
Marvel’s Inhumans’ two-hour premiere will run in IMAX theaters for two weeks beginning on September 1st – it will then premiere on ABC on September 29th.
Circumstances beyond my control kept me away from the computer Sunday and Monday and wowzers! Here are three things that stood out for me: ABC set a premiere date for its Marvel series, Inhumans; Spike acquired season one of The Shannara Chronicles (which will air after The Mist); Hulu announced the addition of Sissy Spacek and Jane Levy to the cast of Castle Rock.