ABC Orders ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter,’ 4 Other Dramas and 4 Comedies

ABC Upfront Scorecard

ABC has started making its series orders for the coming season, giving the nod to five dramas: “How to Get Away with Murder,” “American Crime,” “The Whispers,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter” and “Forever.”

Also picked up are four comedies: “Blackish,” “Galavant,” “Manhattan Love Story” and “Selfie.”

Renewals that are beyond the obvious choices include a nod to “Revenge” for a fourth season, “The Goldbergs” and “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” for sophomore sessions.

“Murder” features Viola Davis as a law professor who gets wrapped up in a murder mystery with four students. Peter Nowalk penned the ABC Studios pilot and exec produces with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.

“American Crime” stars Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton in a  drama about racial tensions that explode after a couple is attacked in their home. John Ridley wrote the pilot for ABC Studios.

“The Whispers” is an alien-invasion vehicle from Amblin TV and writer Soo Hugh.

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” (pictured) is derived from the Captain America milieuand stars Hayley Atwell as covert operative Peggy Carter in 1946.

“Forever,” from Warner Bros. TV, revolves around an NYC medical examiner who happens to be immortal. Mark Miller wrote the pilot toplined by Ioan Gruffudd.

“Blackish,” from ABC Studios, stars Anthony Anderson as an upper middle-class family man trying to give his children a sense of their African-American cultural identify against the obstacles presented by other family members. Kenya Barris wrote the pilot and is exec producing with Anderson and showrunner Larry Wilmore.

“Galavant,” from ABC Studios and “Neighbors” creator Dan Fogelman, is a big swing at a musical comedy about a handsome prince out for revenge after losing his true love.

“Manhattan Love Story” is a rom-com about a couple that has just begun dating, from scribe Jeff Lowell.

“Selfie,” from Warner Bros. TV, revolves around a self-obsessed young woman, played by Karen Gillan, trying to change her ways. Series creator is Emily Kapnek, the scribe behind ABC’s bubble comedy “Suburgatory.”

Alphabet has also given renewals to “Once Upon a Time,” for a fourth season, and “Resurrection,” the late midseason entry that impressed during the past six weeks. “Castle” is also renewed for season seven.

And from the no-duh department, “Grey’s Anatomy” is back for an eleventh season while “Scandal’ returns for year four. “Modern Family” is renewed for its sixth season.

There’s no official word yet from ABC on the fate of other bubble shows including drama”Nashville” or comedies “Mixology,” “Suburgatory” and “Trophy Wife,” but the high volume of new series orders likely narrows their chances of returning.

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  1. Addy says:

    To many white shows on TV today. America is diverse. We need more shows with diverse people. These shows are cancelled because they are not unique, interesting or accurate of american society today.

    • Tim Liao says:

      Last Man Standing is my favorite comedy; very underrated. Who was the ignorant one who just commented about too many White shows. Did you not just read the premise for “Off the Boat”?

  2. gr8flnancy says:

    Please bring back Mixology!!!!

  3. James Haskins says:

    Did anyone else notice the spell check error in the third paragraph from the bottom? “Alphabet has also given renewals to “Once Upon a Time,” for a fourth season”… “Alphabet” instead of “ABC”. :-)

    • schuylkill says:

      Uh, “Alphabet” IS the slang name for the “ABC” network… as in “abcdefg…” Or is that totally misdirected sarcasm with the insertion of a smiley face?

  4. Please renew Nashville. The songs alone worth it!

  5. FSN Global 's Rick Fox says:

    Reblogged this on Global News Now.

  6. Scarlet says:

    What about The Mentalist?

  7. Mixology and Trophy wife can go but Nashville has got to stay. One of the best shows on ABC!

  8. tONY says:

    It should be renamed TRASHVILLE.

  9. J E Gandt says:

    Please bring back Nashville. Great new C&W music.

  10. DD Miller says:

    They better bring back Nashville! It is a huge guy and one of a kind show! Seriously!

  11. I’m pretty sure they canceled Mixology. IDK I never watched it. didn’t look that good to me. but w/e.

  12. THE WAY OF THE WORLD says:

    America will end Agent Fatwell terminally. Let’s see it pretend when it’s dead.

  13. Beverly says:

    THANK YOU for renewing my ALL TIME favorite program Castle. It is the best!!!!!!!!

  14. Patricia Pease says:

    I almost quit watching Nashville this season after the first 2-3 episodes, but I’m so glad I didn’t. It got back to the Nashville of last season that I could not wait to watch. Scandal, Nashville and Castle are my favorite shows, along with The Good Wife on CBS. Please keep Nashville going. Love the music. And the characters.

  15. Kimberly King says:

    If Nashville isn’t renewed then ABC is clearly out of touch with their watchers…that show is amazing. Look forward to it every week.

  16. Jack says:

    Agents of Shield renewed? But that show sucks!

    • um yeah, no it doesn’t. You clearly gave up before it got rolling. it was never meant to be cameo galore with all the movie actors, but they do tie it in nicely to the movies, and making it ONE with their universe, it’s supposed to be it’s own entity.

  17. Susan Kinsey says:

    I don’t watch the other 2 shows but please bring back Nashville. I don’t usually get into country music but I do on this show. The cast is outstanding!!

  18. Danielle says:

    ILOVE Nashville and Suburgatory! But one of my new favorites this season has been Mixology. The show is HYSTERICAL! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING THOSE THREE BACK! RESURRECTION STINKS!

  19. Donna Artist says:

    OMG come on Nashiville and SubUrgatory????? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  20. Robbie Clark says:

    Nashville, Nashville, Nashville…….we LOVE the show!!!! So much talent, great story line…why would anyone want to have it canceled????

  21. Sarah Randles says:

    Nashville and Suburgatory are my favorite. Sure hope they d not get cancelled.

  22. Nashville is my favorite show on tv right now. It has all of the quality elements that make a great show. Please SAVE NASHVILLE!!! Great great show!

  23. Sylvia Smith says:

    Sorry about the last comment I did nto read the whole article I watch all in a row here in SC Once Upon a Time, Ressurection, then Revenge makes my whole evening

  24. Sylvia Smith says:

    what about once upon a time I really enjoy that

  25. nancy dalton says:

    i love the way the networks are switching shows back and forth so we don’t have to spend months watching reruns….one goes off and another come on and then the other show comes back and so…it is great

  26. Patricia Arnashus says:

    I don’t think you should even think of taking Nashville off!!!! It is a great show. There is great talent on that show. The singing and the acting are wonderful. Enough crime and reality!
    PLEASE keep Nashville on!!!!!!!

  27. Candace Lee says:

    I can’t believe they are renewing Resurrection, Marvels and a few others and possibly NOT Nashville???

  28. Karen says:

    I really don’t get how they call Nashville a bubble show – it is an excellent show – it has drama and excellent musical performances – it’s rare now-a-days to have such quality musical performances (and original songwriting) on TV. PLEASE keep this show on the air.

  29. Ann says:

    Nashville and Castle are my must watch ABC dramas. Thank you for renewing Castle, now please renew Nashville. I have many friends who regularly perform at the Grand Ole Opry. They love Nashville, too.

  30. Kira H. says:

    I will never watch another ABC comedy again. They cancel everything and whoever does the scheduling for the new shows is an imbecile.

  31. Melissa Zimmerman says:

    Save Nashville, it’s an awesome show.

  32. Love this tv
    title – very clever.

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