ABC’s 2016-17 TV season will mark the return to TV for both onetime Covert Affairs agent Piper Perabo and three-time Emmy nominee Jenna Elfman.
The network on Thursday gave a series order to the drama Notorious, inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. Promising a provocative look at the unique, sexy, and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media, the series stars Perabo as Julia George and Daniel Sunjata (Graceland) as Jake Gregorian.
The cast also includes Sepideh Moafi (Black Box) as Megan Byrd, Kate Jennings Grant (Alpha House) as Louise Herrick, Ryan Guzman (Heroes Reborn) as Ryan, Kevin Zegers (Gracepoint) as Oscar Keaton, J. August Richards (Angel) as Bradley Gregorian and Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights) as Ella Benjamin.
On the lighter side, the comedy Imaginary Mary — from The Goldbergs‘ Adam F. Goldberg, David Guarascio and Doug Robinson — stars TV’s former Dharma as Alice, a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside-down when she meets the love of her life – a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend (CGI’d, and voiced by SNL vet Rachel Dratch) she created as a child suddenly reappears to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family.
The cast also includes Stephen Schneider (Broad City) as Ben, Nicholas Coombe as Andy, Matreya Scarrwener (Strange Empire) as Dora and Erica Trembay as Bunny.
Watch teasers for Notorious and Imaginary Mary below.