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.
When ABC’s Battle of the Network Stars premieres on Thursday, June 29th (9/8C) it will carry on in the same cheerily cheesy manner as the original series in the ’70s & ’80s – opening round competition finds Team Sitcoms vs. TV Kids (pictured), for example.
One hundred TV stars past and present will participate – names like: Joey Lawrence, Gabriel Carteris, Keegan Allen and Jack Osbourne.
The teams will be coached by former MMA champiopn Ronda Rousey and Super Bowl champion DeMarcus Ware – with ESPN’s Mike Greenberg and Joe Tessitore hosting, and Cassidy Hubbarth and Cari Champion reporting from the sidelines.
Acomplete list of competitors and their teams follows.
ABC is setting up an interesting 2017-18 season with programming ranging from pure soap to comic-book fantasy to science fiction. Here are my gut reactions (and rankings) of the trailers for ABC’s new fall and midseason shows.
At today’s upfront presentation ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey announced that Grammy- and Emmy-nominated artist Katy Perry is set to judge the next generation of artists on ABC’s revival of American Idol.
Talk show host Jimmel Kimmel and actor/writer Justin Theroux have sold a unique comedy special to ABC. The “Untitled Kimmel and Theroux Project” will bring viewers classic sitcom scripts from the 70s, 80s and 90s, to be acted out live by today’s biggest names in comedy.
Channing Dungey, ABC’s President of Entertainment, made the announcement at todays Upfront.