ABC Announces New Fall Series
MISTRESSES (Premieres Monday, June 3 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. on ABC)
Mistresses is a provocative new drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery. Savannah ‘Savi’ (Alyssa Milano) is a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life -- both professionally and personally -- bucking for partner at her law firm while trying to start a family with husband, Harry (Brett Tucker). When their fertility issues take center stage, Savi finds herself attracted to her flirtatious colleague, Dominic (Jason George). Savi’s free-spirited baby sister, Josslyn (Jes Macallan), couldn’t be more different, living single, serial dating and partying. A real estate agent, Josslyn has no interest in a committed, long-term relationship.
Their common best friend, April (Rochelle Aytes), is a recent widow and mother of a ten-year-old daughter. After she receives her late husband’s lucrative life insurance check, she begins getting prank phone calls and is convinced her husband is still alive. Another long-time friend, Karen (Yunjin Kim), is a therapist whose complicated relationship with a wealthy, married patient goes too far.
These four friends find support and guidance as they brave their turbulent journeys and life’s storms together, bound by the complex relationships they’ve created.
Mistresses stars Alyssa Milano (New Years Eve, My Name Is Earl, Melrose Place) as Savannah, Yunjin Kim (Lost) as Karen, Rochelle Aytes (White Collar, Desperate Housewives) as April, Jes Macallan ( NCIS: Los Angeles, Grey’s Anatomy, Shameless) as Josslyn, Jason George (Grey’s Anatomy, The Closer,) as Dominic, Brett Tucker (Castle, NCIS,) as Harry, Erik Stocklin (Grey Sheep, Sick Day,) as Sam.
Mistresses is executive produced by Bob Sertner, K.J. Steinberg, Rina Mimoun and Douglas Rae and produced by ABC Studios.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND (Thursdays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. on ABC)
In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice (Sophie Lowe) tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. An invisible cat, a hookah smoking caterpillar and playing-cards that talk are just some of the fantastic things she’s seen during this impossible adventure. Surely this troubled girl must be insane, and her doctors aim to cure her with a treatment that will make her forget everything. Alice seems ready to put it all behind her, especially the painful memory of the genie she fell in love with and lost forever -- the handsome and mysterious Cyrus (Peter Gadiot). But deep down Alice knows this world is real, and just in the nick of time the sardonic Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha) and the irrepressible White Rabbit (John Lithgow) arrive to save her from a doomed fate. Together the trio will take a tumble down the rabbit hole to this Wonderland where nothing is impossible.
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland stars Sophie Lowe (Beautiful Kate) as Alice, Michael Socha (This Is England) as Knave of Hearts, Peter Gadiot (The Forbidden Girl) as Cyrus, Emma Rigby (Hollyoaks) as Queen of Hearts and John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun) as the voice of the White Rabbit.
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland was written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (Once Upon a Time), who serve as executive producers. Steve Pearlman and Zack Estrin also serve as executive producers, and the pilot was directed by Ralph Hemecker. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is produced by ABC Studios.
RESURRECTION (ABC Midseason)
The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to return. An 8-year-old American boy (Landon Gimenez) wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there. Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia, and an Immigration agent, Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly couple, Harold (Kurtwood Smith) and Lucille Garland (Frances Fisher), who lost their son Jacob more than 30 years ago. While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents. Those closest to the family try to unravel this impossible mystery, including Sheriff Fred Garland (Matt Craven), whose wife Barbara drowned 30 years ago while trying to save Jacob. But this boy who claims to be the deceased Jacob knows secrets about his own death that no one else knows -- secrets that Fred’s daughter, Gail (Devin Kelly), will begin to investigate and discover to be true.
Resurrection stars Omar Epps (House) as Martin Bellamy, Matt Craven (Crimson Tide, A Few Good Men) as Fred, Devin Kelley (Chernobyl Diaries, The Chicago Code) as Gail, Frances Fisher (Titanic) as Lucille, Kurtwood Smith (That ‘70s Show) as Harold, Sam Hazeldine (The Raven) as Abel, Samaire Armstrong (Entourage, The O.C.) as Elaine, Nicholas Gonzalez (Off the Map) as Connor, Mark Hildreth (Dragon Ball Z) as Tom and Landon Gimenez as Jacob.
Written by Aaron Zelman (Damages, The Killing), Resurrection is executive-produced by Aaron Zelman, JoAnn Alfano, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Jon Liebman, Brillstein Entertainment and Plan B. The pilot was directed by Charles McDougall. Resurrection is produced by ABC Studios.
MIXOLOGY (ABC Midseason)
One bar. One night. Ten single people. Welcome to Union, a high-end bar in Manhattan’s trendy meat-packing district. Recently dumped by his fiancée, Tom (Blake Lee) hasn’t been out on the town in a decade. His best friends, handsome, confident Cal (Craig Frank) and fast-talking Bruce (Andrew Santino), are throwing Tom back into the dating pool whether he likes it or not. Tom’s first encounter is with Maya (Ginger Gonzaga), an attorney who’s as beautiful as she is brutal; before long, Tom is in tears. After that, it only gets worse. Rounding out Union’s chic crowd is Maya’s engaged-for-now friend, Liv (Kate Simses); aggressive single mom Jessica (Alexis Carra); her younger, naive sister, Janey (Sarah Bolger); bubbly cocktail waitress Kacey (Vanessa Lengies); dark, mysterious bartender Dominic (Adan Canto); and failed internet entrepreneur Ron (Adam Campbell), who’s having the worst night of his life.
“Mixology stars Blake Lee (Parks and Recreation) as Tom, Andrew Santino (Punk’d) as Bruce, Kate Simses (What’s Your Number) as Liv, Adam Campbell (Epic Movie) as Ron, Craig Frank (8.13) as Cal, Vanessa Lengies (Glee) as Kacey, Alexis Carra (Incredible Girl) as Jessica, Sarah Bolger (Once Upon a Time) as Janey, Ginger Gonzaga (Legit) as Maya and Adan Canto (The Following) as Dominic.
Mixology was written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (The Hangover, 21 and Over), and is executive-produced by Lucas, Moore, Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass and Adam Sher. It’s directed by Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Entourage, Borat), and is produced by ABC Studios.
TROPHY WIFE (Tuesdays from 9:30-10:00 p.m. on ABC)
They say the third time’s the charm, and reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman) is hoping that’s true when she becomes Pete’s (Bradley Whitford) third wife. She fell into his arms (literally) at a karaoke bar, and a year later Kate’s got an insta-family, complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives. Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) is ex-wife number one, an intense, over-achieving doctor and the mother of twin teenagers Hillary (Gianna LePera) and Warren (Ryan Scott Lee). Diane is quick to convey her withering disapproval of Kate’s barely tapped maternal instinct. Ex-wife number two, Jackie (Michaela Watkins), is mother to adopted son Bert (Albert Tsai), and can pull Pete’s strings with her special blend of neurotic, new-ageyness. Juggling all this baggage is uncharted territory for Kate, who finds support with her best friend Meg (Natalie Morales), a party-hearty singleton and the only woman Kate knows who has less experience with kids than she has.
Trophy Wife stars Malin Akerman (Suburgatory) as Kate, Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) as Pete, Marcia Gay Harden (Into the Wild, Damages) as Diane, Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live) as Jackie, Natalie Morales (90210) as Meg, Ryan Scott Lee (Super 8) as Warren, Albert Tsai (How I Met Your Mother) as Bert and Gianna LePera (Modern Family) as Hillary.
Trophy Wife is written and executive-produced by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins, executive produced by Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky (The Office), produced by Malin Ackerman. The pilot was directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect, Avenue Q). Trophy Wife is from ABC Studios.
Source: ABC Studios