ABC teasers for the Fall 2017-18 season

We’ve already had one trailer from the Fall 2017-18 season today, from Fox. Next up today, we have teasers for ABC’s Fall season, including:

  • Deception (magician solves crimes)
  • Splitting Up Together (divorce rekindles marriage)
  • The Gospel of Kevin (God picks idiot-saviour)
  • The Mayor (rapper accidentally becomes mayor)
  • For The People (lawyers go to court)
  • The Good Doctor (savant does surgery)
  • Ten Days in the Valley (TV producer loses daughter)
  • The Crossing (US refugees escape future-war)
  • Marvel’s Inhumans (superheroes use powers)

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A trailer for Fox’s The Gifted

It’s proper Upfronts week! None of those also-ran networks this week, just the big boys. In a bit of break from tradition this year, some of them are releasing trailers before their actual Upfront sessions. But since we only really care about the trailers anyway, let’s no hold back – let’s watch them now, rather than on the scheduled Upfront day.

First up is Fox’s The Gifted, Matt Nix’s new show set in the X-Men universe. 

Watch out – there be superpowers ahoy…

No Tomorrow

Resolution for Frequency and No Tomorrow

As we discussed on Friday, normally, when shows get cancelled following a cliffhanger, that’s that. Sometimes, a showrunner will fess up and explain what the plans were for subsequent seasons, but often, they’ll keep schtum while they shop the show around and then give up.

So a little kudos to The CW which has actually gone to the trouble of funding mini-conclusions to two of its recently cancelled shows: Frequency and No Tomorrow. True, you have to have access to The CW app or site to watch them, making it a bit of a bittersweet gift for international viewers, particularly those legitimately watching Frequency on Netflix, for example. But it’s nice of them to do it.

Frequency gets the better treatment, though, receiving an actual filmed epilogue that winds things up. One enterprising fan has posted it online for the rest of world to enjoy, so watch it while you can. Unlike the movie, it doesn’t end with daddy turning up with a shotgun.

No Tomorrow, meanwhile, has simply had its season finale extended on the site with a couple of extra minutes that reveals whether the asteroid struck the Earth and brought humanity to an end as we know it. No, no spoilers.

News: Timeless uncancelled; more US renewals and cancellations; + more

Film casting

Australian TV

  • Phoebe Tonkin, Joel Jackson, Leeanna Walsman et al join SBS’s Safe Harbour

Canadian TV

Internet TV

New UK TV shows

  • Trailer for Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge


US TV show casting

  • Lucy Liu to recur on Hulu’s Difficult People
  • Tina Fey to guest on NBC’s Great News
  • Rebecca Mader leaving ABC’s Once Upon A Time
  • as are Ginnifer Goodwin, Emilie de Ravin, Jared Gilmore and Josh Dallas
  • Ryan Eggold to return to NBC’s The Blacklist

New US TV shows

  • ABC green lights: series of magician drama Deception and romantic comedy Splitting Up Together
  • CBS green lights: series of Instinct, Wisdom of the Crowd, SEAL Team, SWAT, 9JKL, Me, Myself and I
  • …and By The Book
  • Fox green lights: Ryan Murphy drama 911 with Angela Bassett
  • NBC green lights: series of Mindy Kaling gym owner comedy Champions and Sarah Shahi virtual reality drama Reverie
  • USA green lights: series of Tupac-Notorious BIG murder drama Unsolved and period drama Damnation