This fall, ABC will introduce five new shows that span from nail-biting thrillers that keep viewers on the edge of their seat, to relatable sitcoms the whole family can enjoy. Fan favorites like “Grownish” and “Dancing with the Stars” will also make a come back to a television near you this Fall.
The Baker and Beauty --- Midseason Premiere
What’s it about: Based on a hit Israeli show created by Assi Azar originally for Keshet Broadcasting, the show follows Daniel Garcia who works in his family bakery and does everything that his loving Cuban parents and siblings expect him to do. But, on a wild Miami night he meets Noa Hamilton, an international superstar and fashion mogul, and his life moves into the spotlight. Will this unlikely couple upend their lives to be together and pull their families into a culture clash?
Emergence --- Fall: Tuesday 10 p.m.
What’s it about: A character-driven genre thriller, “Emergence” is about a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.
For Life --- Midseason Premiere
What’s it about: Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., “For Life” is a fictional serialized legal and family drama produced by 50 Cent that’s about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. The show will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.
Stumptown --- Fall: Wednesday 10 p.m.
What’s it about: Based on the “Stumptown” graphic novel series, “Stumptown” follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) – a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great PI, but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.
Mixed-ish --- Fall: Tuesday 9 p.m.
What’s it about: In “Mixed-ish,” Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ‘80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow’s parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they’re perceived as neither black nor white. This family’s experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one’s own identity when the rest of the world can’t decide where you belong.
United We Fall --- Midseason Premiere
What’s it about: “United We Fall” is a profoundly realistic family sitcom that follows the trials and tribulations of Jo (Christina Vidal) and Bill (Will Sasso), parents of two young kids, as they try to make it day to day as a functioning family. Bill’s very judgmental live-in mother and Jo’s large, Latinx Catholic family will never hesitate to let our couple know they’re seemingly screwing up, but Bill and Jo will always have each other’s backs, united against everyone– other parents, teachers, doctors, specialists, coaches, co-workers and, especially, their kids.
So, make sure to clear time on your schedule or space on your DVR. You won’t want to miss out on the shows everyone will be talking about this fall. Contact your TV provider for more information on programming.