ABC Renews ‘Scandal’, ‘Once Upon a Time’ and Announces Pick Ups

ABC has just announced the renewal of many of its series. The dramas renewed are Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, Once Upon a Time, Marvel's Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D., Castle, Revenge, and Resurrection. Comedies Modern Family and The Goldbergs also scored renewals.

In addition, a slew of series received pick ups. In the drama category, American Crime, How to Get Away With Murder, Marvel's Agent Carter, The Whispers, and Forever were ordered to series. While in the comedy category, Black-ish, Selfie, Galavant, and Manhattan Love Story were picked up.


See a quick overview of the new shows below:

American Crime stars Felicity Huffman and revolves around the personal lives of people involved in a racially charged crime in which war vet Matt Skokie is murdered and his wife Lily barely survives. The show is written, directed and produced by 12 Years a Slave's John Ridley.

How to Get Away With Murder is helmed by the uber-successful Shonda Rhimes and is a suspense-driven legal thriller that centers on ambitious law students and their brilliant and mysterious criminal defense professor who gets entangled in a murder plot. It stars Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating. Except the same sort of sexy, high-drama fare as Rhimes' other powerhouse shows.

Marvel's Agent Carter is essentially a spin-off of the Captain America franchise. Hayley Atwell reprises her role as Peggy Carter, who, after losing Steve Rogers, must prove herself in a man's world when working for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) and completing secret missions for Howard Stark. The show will be set in 1946.

The Whispers is an alien invasion drama where the aliens use children to unwittingly help them take over Earth. Lily Rabe, Barry Sloane and Milo Ventimiglia star.

Forever focuses on New York-based Doctor Henry Morgan, played by Ioan Gruffudd, a star medical examiner who just happens to be immortal for the past 200 years. With the help of detective Jo Martinez, played by Alana De La Garza, viewers will begin to uncover Doctor Morgan's past through solving crimes each week.

Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson who lives with his beautiful wife (Tracee Ellis Ross) and kids out in the suburbs. Worried that he's assimilated his black family a little too well, Dre enlists the help of his dad (Laurence Fishburne) to help his family establish a cultural identity that embraces both worlds.

Selfie, from Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek, stars Karen Gillan as Eliza Dooley, a self-obsessed social media star. Loosely based on My Fair Lady, Eliza enlists the help of marketing guru Henry (John Cho) to "rebrand" her self-obsessed reputation and help her live life offline more.

Galavant, similar to Once Upon a Time, capitalizes on our love of all things Disney. The fairy-tale musical centers on Prince Galavant (Joshua Sasse) and his quest for revenge against the king who stole his one true love.

Manhattan Love Story is a romantic comedy starring Analeigh Tipton and exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts of a couple who have just begun dating.


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