American Broadcasting Company, ABC, is one of the most prominent networks in America, and one of the oldest broadcasting networks in the world. As a subsidiary of Disney, ABC has been the home of some of the best shows on television. It had produced a large variety of programs in various genres and continues to be the hotspot for talented writers and producers. Through its services, it has launched the careers of many actors to worldwide recognition and has shaped the television industry in a major way. ABC has broadcasted dramas like ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’, which have been nominated for, and won, many awards. It has waded into the territory of sci-fi with ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ and has recently come up with a spy-thriller comedy, ‘Whiskey Cavalier’. Its comedies like ‘Modern Family’, ‘The Goldbergs’, ‘Black-ish’ and ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ have received acclaim with the critics and popularity amongst the audience.
If you are on the lookout for some good upcoming shows, you should keep an eye on the developments in ABC, the projects that they are playing with and the ones that they have already greenlit. Here is the list of the upcoming new shows coming out on ABC in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that these latest ABC shows are as good as some of the recent series it produced.
16. Untitled Hannah Simone show (TBA)
Hannah Simone is best known for her role in the hit sitcom, ‘New Girl’. Now, she is set to star in, alongside writing and executive producing, a show that will be inspired by her own life experiences. It will follow the story of a father-daughter duo who rely on each other during the most difficult times of their lives. The protagonist realises that her life is going nowhere and that she is stuck in a dead-end job; on the other hand, her father tries to struggle with his new predicament after his marriage breaks. The semi-autobiographical touch to the show comes from Simone’s own relationship with her father.
15. Until the Wedding (TBA)
Adapted from the Israeli romantic drama ‘Ad Hatuna’, this series will follow the life of a couple who decide to get married, and how their decision affects everyone else around them. Olivia Thirlby (‘Juno’, ‘The Darkest Hour’) will play the role of Adrienne, starring alongside E.J. Bonilla (‘Guiding Light’, ‘Unforgettable’) who will play her fiancé, Danny. The cast has also been joined by Britt Lower (from ‘Man Seeking Woman’, ‘Casual’, ‘Unforgettable’) who will play the role of Adrienne’s best friend, Naomi.