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ABC had a rebound year in 2014-15 thanks to a couple of new hits, some smart scheduling and embracing of diversity. Can the network keep it up into 2015-16? Time will tell, but as usual, the network has ordered up a sizable crop of new shows.
Before the new season comes around this fall, get the skinny on all of ABC’s new series here.
ABC’s Fall Shows
‘Dr. Ken’ Comedy
Dr. Ken (Ken Jeong) is a gifted physician, but despite his best intentions, his bedside manner isn't great, nor is the amount of time he spends on his family, his wife Allison, a therapist and their two kids.Cast: Ken Jeong, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Dave Foley, Jonathan Slavin, Suzy Nakamura, Albert Tsai and Krista Marie Yu
Producers: Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, John Davis, John Fox, Mike Sikowitz
A Bible story told through the perspectives of three men -- a king, a prophet and a shepherd.
Cast: Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Oliver Rix, Ray Winstone and Simone KessellProducers: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jason Reed, Reza Aslan, Mahyad Tousi 'Oil'
Small-town couple Billy and Cody Lefever move to North Dakota where they hope to make new lives for themselves. But their dreams are threatened when a ruthless businessman pressures them to bet on everything they've worked for.Cast: Rebecca Rittenhouse, Chace Crawford, Don Johnson, Amber Valetta, Scott Michael Foster
Producers: Tony Krantz, Josh Pate, Rodes Fishburne, Drew Comins, Don Johnson
FBI's Quantico Base begins training a group of new recruits -- but one is suspected of being behind the biggest terrorist attack since 9/11.Cast: Dougray Scott, Aunjanue Ellis, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy, Graham Rogers, Yasmine Al Massri and Tate Elllington
Producers: Josh Safran, Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper
ABC's Midseason Shows
'The Catch' Drama
From "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes comes a thriller starring Mireille Enos as Alice Martin, a fraud investigator who's becomes a victim of fraud herself, thanks to her fiance.Cast: Mireille Enos, Alimi Ballard, Damon Dayoub, Jay Hayden, Jacky Ido, Bethany Joy Lenz, Rose Rollins and Elvy Yost
Producers: Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Jennifer Schuur and Julie Anne Robinson
'The Family' Drama
When the son of a politician who was presumed dead -- or a man claiming to be said son -- reappears after disappearing a decade prior, the family's suspicions are aroused.
Cast: Joan Allen, Alison Pill, Rupert Graves, Zach Gilford and Liam James
Producers: Jenna Bans, Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks
'The Real O'Neals' Comedy
A picture-perfect Catholic family's world is shattered when some devastating truths come out, but it actually helps them to stop pretending to be perfect and start getting real with each other.
Cast: Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Matt Shively and Bebe Wood
Producers: David Windsor, Casey Johnson, Brian Pines, Dan McDermott and Dan Savage
'Uncle Buck' Comedy
Based on the hit movie of the same name, Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a fun loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. By happy coincidence, his nieces and nephew's nanny has just quit and his brother and sister-in-law need his help. His unconventional personality just may make him the right fit for the family and they may be the answer to his problems, too.
Cast: Mike Epps, Nia Long, James Leisure, Iman Benson, Sayeed Shahidi and Aalyrah Caldwell
Producers: Steven Cragg, Brian Bradley, Will Packer, Korin Huggins and Phil Traill
This anthology series will follow a different era in Los Angeles each season. The first season focuses on a 1982 murder on the Sunset Strip.
Cast: Darrell-Britt Gibson, Taissa Farmiga, Erika Christensen, Ed Westwick, Adam Rothenberg, Karolina Wydra and Gabriel Luna
Producers: Steven Baigelman, Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman, Laurie Zaks