This fall, ABC will be adding six new shows to its fall lineup. The new class will be headlined by Shonda Rhimes’ fourth show, How to Get Away with Murder, and will consist of one additional drama and a whopping four comedies.
Here’s a rundown of each new show and the teaser released by ABC today:
How to Get Away with Murder
Academy Award-nominee Viola Davis plays a tough-as-nails law school professor who, along with four of her students, become a part of a real-life murder mystery. Considering Rhimes’ lifetime batting average on shows is 100 percent, we’re assuming this will be a hit.
A medical examiner (Ioan Gruffudd) is a hotshot, “plays by his own rules” kind of guy who has a secret: he’s immortal! And he’s trying to find out why, because it’s probably a real bummer when all his friends and colleagues keep dying.
Standup comedian Cristela Alonzo is finally about to graduate law school, only her Mexican-American family’s views on traditional women’s roles keep dragging her down. Hilarity ensues as she toes the line between being a modern woman and keeping her crotchety parents happy.
Karen Gillem stars as an “Instagram Celebrity” who decides she doesn’t have any friends in real life, so she hires marketing guru John Cho to help her learn how to be an adult. This “commentary” on the impact of technology on interpersonal relationships is, apparently, loosely based on My Fair Lady.
Anthony Anderson seemingly has it all: a lovely wife, four kids, and a nice house in the suburbs. But what happened to his blackness? He’ll spend half an hour each week trying to find it, with some snarky help from his father (Laurence Fishburne).
Manhattan Love Story
We get to hear the inner thoughts of a couple (Analeigh Tipton, Jake McDorman) who just started dating. Guess what? The guy thinks about boobs!