ABC’s New Shows for 2014: Descriptions and First Look Photos

ABC’s New Shows for 2014: Descriptions and First Look Photos

ABC is offering 14 new series of dramas and comedies for this fall of 2014. The long list includes Shonda Rhimes’ How To Get Away With Murder and Marvel’s Agent Carter. The network has also offered a half-hour comedy titled Selfie from the creator of Suburgatory, Emily Kapnek.

We have the descriptions and other tidbits (first look images and logos) to share with you, check them all out below and tell us which ones you’re excited to see in the comments.

Agent Carter

CAST: Hayley Atwell


Set in 1946, this drama tells the story of Captain America‘s Peggy Carter, who goes on secret missions for Howard Stark while adjusting to losing the love of her life.

How To Get Away With Murder 


CAST: Viola Davis, Matt McGorry (Orange Is the New Black), Liza Weil (Scandal, Gilmore Girls), Aja Naomi King (The Black Box), Charlie Weber (90210), Katie Findlay (The Carrie Diaries), Billy Brown (Hostages), Tom Verica (American Dreams), Jack Falahee, Alfred Enoch, Karla Souza

A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor who become entangled in a murder plot that will rock the entire university and change the course of their lives.

 American Crime


CAST: Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives), Timothy Hutton (Leverage), Benito Martinez (Sons of Anarchy), W. Earl Brown (Deadwood), Penelope Ann Miller (Mistresses), Richard Cabral

Set in California’s Central Valley, it centers on a racially charged murder and the subsequent trial, which are examined through the personal lives of the players involved. The case takes on greater meaning in the community, bringing to the forefront America’s hardened views on race, class and gender politics.



CAST: Ioan Gruffudd (Ringer), Judd Hirsch (Damages, Numb3rs), Alana de la Garza (Law & Order), Joel David Moore (Bones), Barbara Eve Harris, Donnie Keshawarz

Dr. Henry Morgan is New York City’s star medical examiner, but what no one knows is Henry studies the dead for a reason: He is immortal. With the help of detective Jo Martinez, the show peels back the layers of Henry’s colorful and long life through their cases.

Secrets and Lies


CAST: Ryan Phillippe, Natalie Martinez (Under The Dome), Juliette Lewis, KaDee Strickland (Private Practice), Indiana Evans (Lifetime’sBlue Lagoon reboot), recurring players Charles Dutton, Steven Brand (Magic City) and Kate Ashfield (Shaun of the Dead)

A family man finds the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect. He has no choice but to try to find the real killer as his marriage, his kids, his reputation, and his sanity are all at stake.

The Whispers


CAST: Lily Rabe, Barry Sloane, Milo Ventimiglia, Derek Webster, Brianna Brown, Catalina Denis, Kylie Rogers, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf

A drama about an alien invasion, in which earth’s enemies possess children’s bodies to take down humanity.



CAST: Joshua Sasse (Rogue), Vinnie Jones (Elementary), Karen David, Mallory Jansen, Luke Youngblood (Community), guest star Timothy Omundson (Psych)

A musical fairy tale that centers on handsome Prince Galavant and his quest for revenge over the king who stole his one true love.

Manhattan Love Story


CAST: Analeigh Tipton, Jake McDorman, Nicolas Wright, Jade Catta-Preta, Chloe Wepper, Kurt Fuller

A romantic comedy that “exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating.”



CAST: Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), John Cho (Sleepy Hollow), David Harewood (Homeland), Tim Peper, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Allyn Rachel

A self-obsessed twentysomething woman is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. After suffering a very public and humiliating breakup, she becomes the subject of a viral video and suddenly has more social media “followers” than she ever imagined — but for all the wrong reasons. She enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.



CAST: Anthony Anderson (Guys With Kids), Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends), Yara Shahidi (Scandal), recurring star Laurence Fishburne (Hannibal)

An upper-middle class black man struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father and his own assimilated, color-blind kids.

Fresh off the Boat


CAST: Constance Wu, Hudson Yang

It’s the 90’s and hip hop loving Eddie is growing up in suburban Orlando, raised by an immigrant father who is obsessed with all things American and an immigrant mother who is often bewildered by white culture. With his father owning and operating an All-American Steakhouse chain, this loving family of FOB (“fresh off the boat”) Taiwanese Americans try to live the American dream while still maintaining their cultural identity and sense of family.



CAST: Cristela Alonzo, Carlos Ponce, Terri Hoyos, Andrew Leeds and Sam McMurray

Sixth-year law student Cristela pushes herself towards her ambitious legal dreams — often against her traditional Mexican-American family’s wishes.

The Astronaut Wives Club


CAST: JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Odette Annable, Zoe Boyle, Azure Parsons, Desmond Harrington

The series follows a group of women who support their star-bound husbands during the 1960s space race.

The Club


CAST: Betsy Brandt (The Michael J. Fox Show), Boris Kodjoe (Undercovers), Callie Hernandez, Chris Conroy

An upstairs/downstairs soap centered on a private country club.