Fall TV Scoop: ABC Picks Up Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D., Rebel Wilson's Super Fun Night, Psych Star's Comedy, Kyle Killen Drama and 7 Others
ABC Fall Schedule Revealed: S.H.I.E.L.D. Targets Tuesday, Once Spin-Off Lands on Thursday, DWTS Downsized, Suburgatory MIA
What’s more, the first promo for the brand-new series is set to air this Sunday during the Once Upon a Time season finale.
The cast for S.H.I.E.L.D. — which follows a worldwide law enforcement organization that polices the new, the strange and the unknown — includes ER alum Ming-Na (as former soldier Melinda May), Clark Gregg (reprising his big-screen Avengers role as Agent Phil Coulson), Nashville’s Chloe Bennet (as superhero culture-obsessed Skye), British beauty Elizabeth Henstridge (science expert Gemma Simmons), Scotsman Iain De Caestecker (tech whiz Leo Fitz) and Brett Dalton (rising star Agent Grant).
Other new shows ordered by ABC — in addition to the Once Upon a Time spin-off — include:
Super Fun Night (Comedy)
EPs | Rebel Wilson, Conan O’Brien, John Riggi
CAST | Wilson (Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect), Lauren Ash (Lost Girl), Liza Lapira (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23), Kelen Coleman (The Newsroom)
Three nerdy female friends embark on a quest to have super fun every Friday night in the single-cam project (which was originally developed as a multi-cam comedy last spring at CBS).
Back in the Game (Comedy, fka She’s Got Balls)
EPs | Mark and Robb Cullen (Las Vegas), Aaron Kaplan, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra
CAST | Maggie Lawson (Psych), Jr., James Caan (Las Vegas), Sr., Lenora Crichlow (Being Human), Griffin Gluck (Private Practice), Ben Koldyke (Big Love), Kennedy Waite, J.J. Totah, Cooper Roth
When Terry Gannon (Lawson), a recently divorced, single mother, temporarily moves in with her estranged father (Caan), a beer-swilling former baseball player, she reluctantly starts coaching her son’s Little League team and is drawn back into the world of sports she vowed to leave behind.
The Goldbergs (Comedy)
EP | Adam Goldberg
CAST | Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), George Segal (Don’t Shoot Me), Hayley Orrantia (The X Factor), Sean Giambrone and Troy Gentile (Good Luck Chuck)
This ’80s-set series revolves around an overbearing, hyper-emotional shopaholic with no sense of boundaries and a big mouth. Nonetheless, she’s a very dedicated mom.
EPs | Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (The Hangover, The Change-Up)
CAST | Blake Lee (Parks and Recreation), Andrew Santino (Punk’d), Kate Simses (What’s Your Number), Adam Campbell (Epic Movie), Craig Frank, Vanessa Lengies (Glee) as Kacey, Alexis Carra (Incredible Girl), Sarah Bolger (Once Upon A Time) as Janey, Ginger Gonzaga (Legit), Adan Canto (The Following)
Set in the world of a sexy Manhattan bar, the high-concept single-cam comedy chronicles the exploits of singles in search of love — all over the course of one night.
Trophy Wife (Comedy)
CAST | Malin Akerman (Suburgatory), Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), Marcia Gay Harden (Damages), Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live) as Jackie, Natalie Morales (90210), Ryan Scott Lee (Super 8), Albert Tsai, Gianna LePera
They say the third time’s the charm — and reformed party girl Kate (Akerman) is hoping that’s true when she becomes Pete’s (Whitford) third wife. Harden and Watkins plays wives No. 1 and 2, Morales is Kate’s BFF.