ABC Upfronts: The 5 New Shows We’re Most Excited About
Yesterday, at the ABC Upfronts, ABC unveiled exciting promos for their new shows. We've watched them all so you don't have to. Based on the previews and general show descriptions, here are the five new ABC shows we are most excited about right now.
666 Park Avenue (Sundays, 10 p.m. ET/PT)
As if we need another Sunday show! 666 Park Avenue will air after the new Once Upon a Time/Revenge double whammy (at 8 and 9 p.m. respectively), and it looks like it will fit right into the lineup. A tale of a demonic Upper East Side building owner (played by Lost's incomparable Terry O'Quinn) and the good-hearted couple (Rachael Taylor and Dave Annable) who are sucked into his dark world, 666 Park Avenue promises all of the luxurious schadenfreude of Revenge mixed with the magic of OUAT, plus a dash of the twisted, frightening ethos that has made American Horror Story a hit. The premise and the cast was enough to get us interested, and this trailer looks very promising.
Nashville (Wednesdays, 10 p.m. ET/PT)
First of all, Nashville stars Friday Night Lights' incredible Connie Britton. Second of all, it stars Heroes' Hayden Panettiere, who we've missed. Third of all, it looks to feature a lot of singing. Everyone wants a Glee these days, and we're not complaining. This show is centered around the competition between an aging, faltering country star (that's Connie) and the young starlette (Hayden) who is set to be the next big thing in country music (think Taylor Swift, but snottier). Expect generation gaps, angst, and lots of singing. We were already sold, and then we heard it's from the writer of Thelma & Louise. Yes, please!
Last Resort (Thursdays 8 p.m.)
Want more big drama? Well, it doesn't get bigger than Last Resort, the story of a rogue naval submarine crew that creates their own country (complete with nuclear capabilities) after disobeying orders to blow up Pakistan. Seriously. It's a ballsy premise that could go terribly wrong, but something about this trailer gives us hope. It's like a big-budget action film turned into a TV show, with added emotional drama for good measure. It's a gamble, but one we hope pays off.
How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) (Midseason)
This midseason replacement stars Scrub's Sarah Chalke as a single mom who has moved home and has to deal with the antics of her crazy parents, played by Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett. It's a stellar cast, and, if the writers do their jobs right, has the potential to turn into Meet the Parents for TV. We're keeping our fingers crossed.
Zero Hour (Midseason)
We want the new Lost, and we will give any show that tries to fill those shoes a chance. Zero Hour looks to be about five different kinds of crazy. It features magical clocks, a conspiracy that spans back hundreds of years, Nazis, possibly an evil demon baby, and an abduction. Lost meets The Da Vinci Code, with echos of American Horror Story? We don't even know, but one thing's for sure: We will be tuning in to figure out what this is all about.
We're also very interested in Red Widow (a widow tries to protect her children from the mob after her husband is killed) and Mistresses (Desperate Housewives meets Sex and the City), though their promo trailers didn't stand out to us as much as these five. Both are midseason replacements.
What do you think of ABC's new shows? Let us know in the comments below!