Fall TV Preview

Fall TV: ABC Orders Shonda Rhimes Drama, Agent Carter, Black-ish and 6 Others to Series

How To Get Away With MurderABC on Thursday added nine new shows to its fall 2014-15 schedule, including Marvel’s Agent Carter and Shonda Rhimes‘ legal thriller How to Get Away With Murder.

PHOTOS | Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to All of the New Shows

Here’s the logline/casting/pedigree info for each of the new series:

American Crime (Drama)
EPs | John Ridley (The Wanda Sykes Show, Third Watch), Michael McDonald
CAST | Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives), Timothy Hutton (Leverage), Benito Martinez (Sons of Anarchy), W. Earl Brown (Deadwood), Penelope Ann Miller (Mistresses), Richard Cabral
Set in California’s Central Valley, it centers on a racially charged murder and the subsequent trial, which are examined through the personal lives of the players involved. The case takes on greater meaning in the community, bringing to the forefront America’s hardened views on race, class and gender politics.

Black-ishBlack-ish (Comedy)
EPs | Kenya Barris, Anthony Anderson, Larry Wilmore, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, Tom Russo, Peter Principato, Paul Young, Brian Dobbins

CAST | Anthony Anderson (Guys With Kids), Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends), Yara Shahidi (Scandal), recurring star Laurence Fishburne (Hannibal)
An upper-middle class black man struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father and his own assimilated, color-blind kids.

Forever (Drama)
EPs | Matt Miller (Chuck), Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz
CAST | Ioan Gruffudd (Ringer), Judd Hirsch (Damages, Numb3rs), Alana de la Garza (Law & Order), Joel David Moore (Bones), Barbara Eve Harris, Donnie Keshawarz
Dr. Henry Morgan is New York City’s star medical examiner, but what no one knows is Henry studies the dead for a reason: He is immortal. With the help of detective Jo Martinez, the show peels back the layers of Henry’s colorful and long life through their cases.

galavantGalavant (Comedy)
EPs | Dan Fogelman (The Neighbors)
CAST| Joshua Sasse (Rogue), Vinnie Jones (Elementary), Karen David, Mallory Jansen, Luke Youngblood (Community), guest star Timothy Omundson (Psych)
A musical fairy tale that centers on handsome Prince Galavant and his quest for revenge over the king who stole his one true love.

How to Get Away With Murder (Drama)
EPs | Peter Nowalk (Grey’s Anatomy), Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers
CAST | Viola Davis, Matt McGorry (Orange Is the New Black), Liza Weil (Scandal, Gilmore Girls), Aja Naomi King (The Black Box), Charlie Weber (90210), Katie Findlay (The Carrie Diaries), Billy Brown (Hostages), Tom Verica (American Dreams), Jack Falahee, Alfred Enoch, Karla Souza
A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor who become entangled in a murder plot that will rock the entire university and change the course of their lives.

Manhattan Love Story (Comedy)
EPs | Peter Traugott, Jeff Lowell, Robin Schwartz, Rachel Kaplan and Jon Liebman
Cast | Analeigh Tipton, Jake McDorman, Nicolas Wright, Jade Catta-Preta, Chloe Wepper, Kurt Fuller
A romantic comedy that “exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating.”

Marvel's Agent CarterMarvel’s Agent Carter (Drama)
EPs | Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters, Steve McFeely, Christopher Marcus, Jeph Loeb.
CAST | Hayley Atwell
Set in 1946, this drama tells the story of Captain America‘s Peggy Carter, who goes on secret missions for Howard Stark while adjusting to losing the love of her life.

Secrets & Lies (Drama) 
EPs | Barbie Kligman, Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield
CAST | Ryan Phillippe, Natalie Martinez (Under The Dome), Juliette Lewis, KaDee Strickland (Private Practice), Indiana Evans (Lifetime’sBlue Lagoon reboot), recurring players Charles Dutton, Steven Brand (Magic City) and Kate Ashfield (Shaun of the Dead)
A family man finds the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect. He has no choice but to try to find the real killer as his marriage, his kids, his reputation, and his sanity are all at stake.

Selfie (Comedy)
EP | Emily Kapnek (Suburgatory)
CAST | Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), John Cho (Sleepy Hollow), David Harewood (Homeland), Tim Peper, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Allyn Rachel
A self-obsessed twentysomething woman is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. After suffering a very public and humiliating breakup, she becomes the subject of a viral video and suddenly has more social media “followers” than she ever imagined — but for all the wrong reasons. She enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.

The Whispers (Drama)
EPs | Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Dawn Olmstead
CAST | Lily Rabe, Barry Sloane, Milo Ventimiglia, Derek Webster, Brianna Brown, Catalina Denis, Kylie Rogers, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf
A drama about an alien invasion, in which earth’s enemies possess children’s bodies to take down humanity.