ABC outlined quite a few early renewals for the 2016/2017 season today. The network has issued pick-up orders for a number of dramas including “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Once Upon a Time,” and ““Quantico.”
Popular comedies like “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Goldbergs,” “The Middle” and “Modern Family” were all included in the early renewal process as well.
On the reality side, viewers will get another season of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “The Bachelor,” “Dancing with the Stars,” and “Shark Tank”.
“We’re very proud of our strong roster of performers, and we’re excited about what they will bring us creatively next season,” said Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment.
“America’s Funniest Home Videos,” will be the longest-running primetime entertainment show in ABC history, returning for season 27. Hosted by actor and “Dancing with the Stars” champion Alfonso Ribeiro, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” has given away over $14 million in prize money and evaluated more than a million video clips from home viewers.
ABC’s “The Bachelor,” a pop-culture sensation, will celebrate its 21st season with more fireworks, surprises and drama than ever. Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelor” is a production of Next Entertainment, in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner, Peter Scalettar and Nicole Woods serve as executive producers.
Returning again for a third-season is “black-ish,” which is loosely based on show-creator Kenya Barris’ life. The series tackles a wide array of timely social issues with humor and humanity.
“black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby and Jeff Meacham as Josh.
“Dancing with the Stars” will return for its twenty-first season in the fall of 2016. “Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade and Ashley Edens-Shaffer are executive producers.
“Fresh Off the Boat” stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery, Ian Chen as Evan and Chelsey Crisp as Honey. The show will be entering its third-season. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
“The Goldbergs” will head into its fourth-season on ABC. The series stars Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg, Patton Oswalt as adult Adam Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia as Erica Goldberg, AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis with George Segal as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg.
“The Goldbergs” is executive produced by Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, Alex Barnow, Marc Firek, David Katzenberg and David Guarascio. “The Goldbergs” is produced by Adam Sandler and Doug Robinson’s Happy Madison TV and Adam F. Goldberg Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.
ABC’s hit drama “Grey’s Anatomy” has been a television staple for over a decade, and the series is set to return this fall for its 13th season. Created and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (“Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “The Catch”), the show follows Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and the team of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial. Faced with life-or-death decisions on a daily basis, they seek comfort from one another, and at times more than just friendship. Together they discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white.
“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery, Sarah Drew as April Kepner, Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd, Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson, Jerrika Hinton as Stephanie Edwards, Kelly McCreary as Maggie Pierce, Jason George as Ben Warren, Martin Henderson as Nathan Riggs and Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca.
After taking Professor Annalise Keating’s (Viola Davis) class at Middleton University and successfully landing coveted positions working at her law firm, the Keating 5 were pushed to their limits as their values, convictions, dreams and even truths about themselves were revealed to be as dark as the law and justice system they’re trying to learn.
“How to Get Away with Murder” stars Emmy-winner Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Nate Lahey, Alfred Enoch as Wes Gibbins, Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh, Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt, Matt McGorry as Asher Millstone, Karla Souza as Laurel Castillo, Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino and Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns for a game-changing fourth season. In the aftermath of their journey to another planet, Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of the team are more driven than ever to put an end to Gideon Malick (guest star Powers Boothe) and the Hydra organization. Little do they know that they are up against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced – an extremely powerful Inhuman who was transported back from Maveth in the body of their worst enemy, Grant Ward (Brett Dalton).
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell.
Two-time Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton stars in “The Middle,” coming back once again for ABC. The single-camera comedy is about raising a family and lowering your expectations. Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, Frankie Heck is a harried wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact. Frankie works as a dental assistant, and her unflappable husband, Mike, is manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average – yes, most definitely average – family.
“The Middle” stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.
ABC’s groundbreaking and multiple Emmy Award-winning hit comedy series “Modern Family” takes a modern and often hilarious look at the complications that come with being a family today.
“Modern Family” stars Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett, Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Sofia Vergara as Gloria Pritchett, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy, Nolan Gould as Luke Dunphy, Ariel Winter as Alex Dunphy, Rico Rodriguez as Manny Delgado, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily Tucker-Pritchett and Jeremy Maguire as Joe Pritchett.
“Once Upon a Time” will return to to Storybrooke, Maine for season six. Reality and myth merge as Emma Swan, Snow White, Prince Charming, the Evil Queen, Hook, Rumplestiltskin and all the other resident fairy tale characters encounter adventures with new friends and foes, battling with good and evil. But one thing always prevails: you never give up on the people you love.
“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Rebecca Mader as Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.
Also returning for a six season is “Scandal,” starring Emmy-nominated Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus, Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen, Scott Foley as Jake Ballard, Portia De Rossi as Elizabeth North, Cornelius Smith Jr. as Marcus Walker and Emmy-winner Joe Morton as Eli Pope.
“Quantico” will return for a second-season this year. The series stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish, Josh Hopkins as Liam O’Connor, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan Booth, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda Shaw, Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah and Raina Amin, Johanna Braddy as Shelby Wyatt, Tate Ellington as Simon Asher and Graham Rogers as Caleb Haas.
“Quantico” is executive produced by Joshua Safran, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, Jake Coburn and Robert Sertner. “Quantico” is produced by ABC Studios.