May 12, 2015 2:36 PM
New series ordered by ABC
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) New series given the go-ahead for next season on ABC:
"OF KINGS AND PROPHETS" A biblical drama described as being about "a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny." On ABC's fall schedule for Sundays.
"OIL" A drama, starring Don Johnson, about a young couple who try to take part in an oil boom in North Dakota, only to be preyed upon by a ruthless tycoon. On ABC's fall schedule for Sundays.
"QUANTICO" A drama about a group of young recruits at the FBI's Quantico base that happens to include the suspect in a terror attack. On ABC's fall schedule for Tuesdays.
"DR. KEN" Sitcom that's a starring vehicle for Ken Jeong of "Community" and "The Hangover." Jeong, a former doctor in real life, plays a physician with no bedside manner. On the fall schedule for Fridays.
"THE MUPPETS" Yes, about everyone's favorite puppets. This is an adult-oriented comedy, structured as a mock-documentary, about the Muppets' personal lives. On the network's fall schedule for Tuesday.
"THE CATCH" From the busy production house run by Shonda Rhimes, a thriller about a fraud investigator about to become a victim of fraud perpetrated by her fiance. Rhimes already produces ABC's Thursday schedule of "Grey's Anatomy," ''Scandal" and "How to Get Away With Murder." For midseason.
"THE REAL O'NEALS" A sitcom about a Catholic family whose lives take an unexpected turn when a teenage son comes out as gay. The series, because of the involvement of outspoken sex columnist Dan Savage, was the subject of a protest by conservative groups this spring who urged ABC not to pick it up. The network has ordered it for midseason.
"THE FAMILY A drama about the return of a politician's young son who was presumed dead after going missing a decade ago. But suspicions emerge about whether the man is who he says he is. For midseason.
"WICKED CITY" A drama set in the cocaine and rock 'n' roll-fueled Sunset Strip on Los Angeles in the 1980s, centered on a murder case. For midseason.
"UNCLE BUCK" Based on the movie, the comedy stars Mike Epps as an unconventional nanny. For midseason.