ABC has announced some of it’s mid-season programming slots, including when Marvel’s Agent Carter will fill in for the mid-season break of sibling show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
Starting Tuesday, January 6th, the Hayley Atwell-led Carter will take over the 9pm timeslot from S.H.I.E.L.D., which will return from hiatus on March 3rd. Similarly, the dramedy musical Galavant from Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) with music by composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid) and lyricist Glenn Slater (Tangled), will fill in for <>i>Once Upon A Time starting January 4th at 8pm, with Once returning March 1st.
Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love; Tangled; Cars) teams up with the award-winning musical duo of composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid; Beauty and the Beast) and lyricist Glenn Slater (Tangled) for a musical comedy fairytale of epic proportions.
Starring: Joshua Sasse (Rogue), Joshua Sasse (Psych), Vinnie Jones (Snatch), Mallory Jansen (Half Way), Karen David (Pixel Face), and Luke Youngblood (Community).
It’s something like “Hell Week” in Hollywood, as the networks clean up their schedules to make room for new programs, while they also decide what new programs to take. NBC has decided not to renew Revolution after two seasons. The show seemed to shed viewers this season, somewhat attributed to the “midwinter break” that has been becoming more common but can disrupt serials like Revolution.
J.J. Abrams, who was an executive producer, was hit with a double whammy when another Bad Robot show, mid-season supernatural drama Believe, was also chopped. On the plus side of the equation, the peacock network picked up supernatural detective drama Constantine from Warner Bros. Based on the DC comic of the same name, it follows former con man John Constantine (Matt Ryan, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), who becomes a detective fighting against dark forces.
On the ABC side, the network decided to keep strong fairy tale drama Once Upon A Time (and wondering what next season’s theme might be…) and the freshman show Resurrection, while saying goodbye to The Neighbors, it’s cult-following “aliens next door” comedy.
Here is another trailer from the ABC Upfronts…this time for the Once Upon A Time spinoff limited series, Once Upon A Time In Wonderland…
ABC has officially not picked up a back-end order for two of it’s freshman shows, 666 Park Avenue and Last Resort, effectively canceling them – although they do still plan to air all remaining episodes as scheduled.
Both shows underperformed, although both received an order for an extra two episodes early on. The decision on Last Resort came after the show set a new low yesterday, netting 5.8 million viewers and only 1.3 18-49 demo.
ABC’s Once Upon A Time returns this Sunday, followed by the return of Revenge and the premiere of 666 Park Avenue – here’s a little preview of each of those shows!
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Battlestar Galactica executive producer/developer Ron Moore taking the 2001 movie A Knight’s Tale which starred Heath Ledger, and adapting it for TV for ABC, which purchased a script commitment from Sony Pictures TV. Moore will also exec produce along with Maril Davis at Tall Ship Productions, and Brian Helgeland, who wrote, directed and produced the movie.
A Knight’s Tale is a medieval adventure that follows a talented peasant squire who fashions himself as a knight after his master dies and seeks out a jousting competition to prove his worthiness of the title.
Check out the two videos below for the genre-tinged upcoming ABC series:
The Neighbors: A comedy about a family that moves to a suburb with very unusual neighbors and starring Jami Gertz (Still Standing, Twister))and Lenny Venito (War of the Worlds)
The Last Resort: The U.S. Navy’s most powerful nuclear missile sub goes on the run after refusing orders and takes refuge at an exotic island after being fired upon and declared rogue, starring Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age), Scott Speedman (Underworld), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, The Unit), and Bruce Davison (X-Men). And watch got Dollhouse and Being Human star Dichen Lachman…
Zero Hour: When a woman buy an unusual clock, she is kidnapped and her husband (Anthony Edwards, ER) finds a conspiracy regarding the Nazis in trying to find her and the 11 other clocks that could hold the key to evil…
NBC decided to drop what’s left of it’s bubble shows and pilots that it hadn’t already picked up, and that included freshman drama Awake, which failed in the ratings but did come on strong at the end.
Also, the previously mentioned ABC Beauty & The Beast pilot appears unlikely to get a pickup. This is different that the CW version starring Smallville‘s Kristin Kreuk, which is more of a remake of the 1980s series, which is still in contention.
ABC has just announced the renewal of freshman fantasy drama Once Upon A Time, among several scripted series. The first season finale airs this coming Sunday on ABC at 8/7c.