Last week, fans were bummed to hear the news that ABC had cancelled the fan-favorite Marvel TV show Agent Carter as a result of less than ideal ratings. The writing was on the wall considering Agent Carter herself, Hayley Atwell, had signed on to a new pilot called Conviction; not exactly a confidence booster for fans hoping that she'd be able to continue on with the superhero spy series.
Today, ABC released trailers for its slew of new shows in the upcoming TV season — Conviction among them. While she's certainly no Peggy Carter in the new show, Atwell looks just as charming as ever in her coming role as a former first daughter looking to stay out of prison.
Other new series include Time After Time from Scream writer Kevin Williamson (a time-traveling thriller about (sexy) H.G. Wells and (sexier) Jack the Ripper), a talking-pet sitcom called Downward Dog, and a Romeo and Juliet-inspired period drama, Still Star-Crossed.
Check out the trailers for all of the new shows with the official descriptions from ABC below.
Lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell, 'Marvel’s Agent Carter) is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis, to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother’s Senate campaign. Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her brilliant mind to turn over cases, where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family.
'Notorious' is inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. The series is a provocative look at the unique, sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media. Josh Berman ('Blacklist,' 'Bones,' 'CSI') is writer and executive producer, and Allie Hagan ('Suri’s Burn Book') is writer and co-executive producer.
'Still Star-Crossed,' a period drama from Shondaland, picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. The series is based on the book by Melinda Taub.
Time After Time
Based on the novel and movie 'Time After Time,' executive producer/writer Kevin Williamson ('The Vampire Diaries,' 'Scream' franchise, 'Dawson’s Creek') delivers a fantastical cat and mouse adventure through time when famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. Once H.G. arrives in New York City, he finds a world he never thought possible and a young woman who captivates him.
Based on the web series, 'Downward Dog' is about a struggling millennial, Nan (Emmy-nominated Allison Tolman, 'Fargo'), from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. One session at obedience school already makes them realize that even at their worst they may be the best thing for each other.
Katie Otto (Katy Mixon, 'Mike and Molly'), a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with “perfect” mommies and their “perfect” offspring.
Alice (Jenna Elfman) has her life turned upside-down when she ‘stupidly’ falls for the love of her life Ben (Stephen Schneider)— an adorable, quick-witted divorced father with three kids. But when she ignores her fears of commitment and her ability to mother, Imaginary Mary, her childhood invention (voiced by Rachel Dratch), comes back to life to express Alice’s deepest fears and add more chaos to the situation.
Which new ABC show are you most excited for?