‘Muppets’ Among 10 New Shows for ABC

ABC_logo_2007ABC announced 10 new shows at its upfronts Tuesday in New York, including a couple that sounded a little familiar. “The Muppets” is an update of that series in part from “The Big Bang Theory” producers, and a black remake of “Uncle Buck” starring Mike Epps.

Six dramas and four comedies were unveiled at an event that began with a filmed skit featuring ABC stars at the classroom in “How to Get Away from Murder.” It ended with Montell Jordan doing a version of his 1995 hit “This is How We Do It,”with new, ABC lyrics.

Here’s a look at what’s coming in comedy:

  • “Dr. Ken” a Friday family sitcom starring, co-written and co-produced by Ken Jeong, who actually used to be a doctor before he appeared in “The Hangover” and “Community.” With Dave Foley and Suzy Nakamura. Starting in the fall.
  • “The Muppets” with Kermit, Pigy and the rest, updated with modern number from co-writers Bill Prady and Bob Kushell. Fall.
  • “The Real O’Neals” a family comedy about a Catholic family with a gay son. With Martha Plimpton as mom and Jay R. Ferguson, who currently plays Stan on “Mad Men,” as dad. Midseason.
  • “Uncle Buck” stars Mike Epps as the irresponsible uncle in this update of the 1989 movie. With in Long and James Lesure. Midseason.

Here are the new dramas:

  • “Quantico” a thriller about an FBI recruit suspected for a terrorist attack, with Priyanka Chopra, Doughy Scott and Jake McLaughlin. Fall.
  • “Oil” a sprawling soap of an oil family in boomtown North Dakota, with Don Johnson, Chace Crawford, rebecca Rittenhouse and Delroy Lindo. Fall.
  • “Of Kings and Prophets” a Biblical tale of King Saul and David, adapted from writing of Reza Aslan, who is executive producer. With Ray Winstone, Haaz Sleiman and Maisie Richardson-Sellers.
  • “The Catch” stars Mireille Enos (“The Killing”) as a fraud investigator who is defrauded by her fiancé. the latest from Shonda Rimes and Betsy Beers. Midseason.
  • “The Family” is the saga of a political family who lost a son that was presumed lost, but who returns 10 years later. With Joan Allen, Alison Pill, Zach Gilford and Andrew McCarthy. Midseason.
  • “Wicked City” an anthology show about crime in Los Angeles in different eras. Season one concerns a serial killer among the rock and drugs of 1982 Sunset Strip. with Adam Rothenberg, Ed Westwick, Taissa farming and Erika Christensen. Midseason.

Returning shows include “American Crime,” “Black-ish,” “Castle,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Galavant,” “The Goldbergs,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Last Man Standing,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” “Nashville,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Scandal,” “Secrets and Lies,” “Shark Tank,” “20.20,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” The Bachelor,” “Beyond the Tank.”

Shows removed from the schedule include “Revenge,” “Christela,” “Forever,” “Motive,” The Quest,” “Repeat After Me,” “Resurrection,” “Selfie” and “Manhattan Love Story.”

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