A Million Little Things
This looks like it might be ABC’s answer to This is Us. It’s a tear-jerker type show that made me cry in the trailer. A group of friends living in Boston staring David Giuntoli from Grimm, Ron Livingston, and nobody else I recognized. The story starts off when a friend commits suicide and they all have to deal with it.
Eva Longoria brings us this modern English take on an early 20th century Spanish drama of the same name that used to be on Hulu. If you like the idea of Downton Abbey but set with the sizzle and heat of a hotel on Miami Beach this may be for you. Demian Bichir, Roselyn Sanchez, Denyse Tontz, and many more in this cast.
Nathan Fillion was a writer and consultant for the NYPD in Castle, now he is pursuing his dreams of joining the LAPD in his newest role, The Rookie. I think it’s based on a true story about a 40 year old guy who is a rookie and goes through the academy and ends up joining the LAPD. It actually looks fairly decent, but I don’t know if I can fit it all in.
Scott Foley found work after Scandal playing an FBI agent and he’s teamed up with CIA operative played by Lauren Cohan who from what I can tell hasn’t died on Walking Dead yet… Is this a spoiler? These two will work together, reluctantly? on a joint team of spies who have to save the world in an hour, I’m guessing. We’ll see if I watch, come the fall.
Marcia Clark co-writes and is an EP on this legal drama about an LA DA who suffers a legal defeat when she prosecutes an A-list actor for a double murder. Career derailed, she leaves LA, but when the same celebrity is under suspicion 8 years later for another murder, she comes back to the DA’s office for another chance at Justice. How will this play out over a season? Or more? Staring Robin Tunny, Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje, Merrin Dungey, Breckin Meyer, and Marc Blucas. Some pretty big names for this TV remake of the OJ trail.
This half-hour comedy ensemble is how single parents of 7 year olds cope with all the duties of life, work and being a parent. Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, and Brad Garret star.
The Kids Are Alright
I’m going to be completely honest here, I like Mary McCormack, and she plays the mom in this show. But a show set in the 1970s about a traditional Irish Catholic family of 8 boys seems so white and vanilla and plain and boring to me that this is not one I’m going to watch. This sort of nostalgia is not what I’m looking for. Also, didn’t we do this in the 80’s with Just the Ten of Us?