head head head
Home Contact RSS Feed
News   •   Features   •   Reviews   •   Podcasts   •   Contests   •   Contact Us   •   About Us
Disney In Depth: ABC’s 5 Most Anticipated Upcoming Series
Brett Nachman   |  

Disney In Depth banner

ABC has released details of its array of new shows premiering during the 2014-2015 television season. This warrants dissecting the most exciting series coming from the Alphabet Network. Next year promises a diversity of programs, in both the themes of the shows and the backgrounds of featured casts. Perhaps more than any other network, ABC’s new shows represent many races, nationalities, and life experiences. This is quite encouraging, considering how often TV depicts only certain populations.

The other clear winning formula in ABC’s schedule may be how many new dramas come from the ABC Studios production company. This could translate into more successes compared to this past season (only three new shows were renewed, two of them coming directly from ABC Studios), as networks tend to renew more shows that they actually own.

Here are ABC’s 5 Most Anticipated Upcoming Series.

Marvel’s Agent Carter

My Geeks of Doom colleague Bobby covered Agent Carter recently, right before it was picked up. Luckily, the Marvel-themed series centered around Hayley Atwell‘s 1940s love interest to Captain America will have more of her life detailed. ABC’s Carter, which will likely debut mid-season, explores how the agent handles the ramifications of World War II while coping with working for the secretive Strategic Scientific Reserve. Did I mention how poor Carter must also deal with losing Cap? Sounds like a woman we can support. Fanboys may flock to ABC to see another Marvel series, while the allure of a strong female protagonist should deem appealing to viewers of both sexes. No trailer has been released yet, but you can expect Geeks of Doom to continue sharing coverage of Agent Carter as news breaks.

Agent Carter Header


Imagine Monty Python, Once Upon A Time, and Game of Thrones mashed together. The milkshake is a musical comedy mix called Galavant, set in a medieval environment. The seemingly hilarious new series, which comes from the written mind of Dan Fogelman and musical geniuses Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, as well as director Chris Koch, brings fantasy and lyrics to primetime television. Fogelman, Menken, and Slater previously worked together on Tangled, the hit 2010 Disney film. Galavant will take over Once Upon A Time‘s time-slot once Time finishes the first section of its fourth season.

This similar genre show, focused on a heroic figure aiming to help revive his kingdom, could perform well given its originality, tongue-in-cheek nature, and entertainment value. The trailer sells the show. How about you? Nothing says awesome lyrics like the king chanting “I want to liberate his head from his neck and pump the blood erect sky high.” Yeah… this may not be a show whose songs you would want kids to sing, but for us adults, this appears to be a good potion for ABC.


Who would have pictured Laurence Fishburne to star on a sitcom that looks like The Cosby Show in Los Angeles in the 2010s, but with a funny take on racial differences? Even more, can you imagine Anthony Anderson, only nine years younger than Fisburne, as the legendary film star’s son? Well, even if you could not have envisioned this, the end result looks pretty amusing in its biting social commentary on being part of a middle-class, African-American family during this era. I laughed aloud on numerous occasions upon watching the initial trailer, especially when the teenage son vocalizes his interest in having a bar mitzvah.

ABC’s Black-ish will follow Modern Family on Wednesdays at 9:30/8:30c and may be the perfect comedy to ride that show’s coattails. Many other shows following Family in recent years have not aligned with the same type of comedy, thus those programs failing to resonate with viewers who had watched the antics of the Dunphys and Pritchetts. I cannot wait to watch the awkwardness of the Johnsons in ABC’s Black-ish this fall.

How To Get Away With Murder

ABC knows it can rely on super executive producer Shonda Rhimes to create massive hits for the network. Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal are two of ABC’s most popular programs, and Viola Davis-vehicle How To Get Away With Murder looks like the third successful member in Rhimes’ unbeatable mix of dramas. Thursday nights on ABC will include Grey‘s at 8, Scandal at 9, and then Murder at 10. Essentially, ABC does not want you to turn your dial. And why would you? Murder appears instantly intriguing, based on the trailer.

Murder follows Davis’ professor figure, whose students find themselves in the middle of an investigation akin to their studies in the classroom. Davis, always a welcomed presence in any film, whether as a leading or supporting character, should take television by storm in this role. Let’s hope so.

American Crime

Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton lead a tense drama focused on the divisiveness of race in America. From the Oscar-winning writer of 12 Years a Slave, this thought-provoking series could draw in viewers seeking some cerebral television. “At a time when nothing is black and white, one crime can infect so many lives,” the sharp tagline states.

Though it will not debut until midseason, American Crime could be met by the same interest people experienced in surprise hit Resurrection. Then again, the high-intensity, racially charged themes could deem more appropriate on a cable network over ABC. But props to ABC for taking on material with such substance and controversy.

Which shows will you be setting your DVR to – or watching live, if you’re still old school in your viewing habits? Count me in for the pilots of these five series and, fingers crossed, more episodes if they live up to their trailers.

This is Brett Nachman, signing off. Follow me on Twitter for alerts of new editions of Disney In Depth, Thursdays on Geeks of Doom.

Previous Article
Next Article
Around the Web
Geeks of Doom on Instagram Follow Geeks of Doom on Tumblr
Geeks of Doom on YouTube Geeks of Doom on Pinterest
Geeks of Doom Email Digest Geeks of Doom RSS Feed
Check out all of our current contests listings
Check out all of our current contests listings
The Drill Down Podcast TARDISblend Podcast Skull-Face Island Movie Podcast
Get Geeks of Doom Gear on CafePress
BlendoveR   ·   Cinema Blend   ·   Collider   ·   Film School Rejects   ·   First Showing   ·   io9   ·   Latino Review   ·   Screen Rant   ·   Slashfilm   ·   The Mary Sue
2520 Clothing Company
Animated  ·  Apps  ·  Art  ·  Best-Sellers  ·  Bits of Doom  ·  Blog  ·  Blu-ray  ·  Book of Geek  ·  Books  ·  Cartoons  ·  Celebrity  ·  Charity  ·  Collectibles  ·  Comics  ·  Computers  ·  Contests  ·  Conventions  ·  Deals  ·  DIY  ·  Documentary  ·  Doom Deliveries  ·  DVDs  ·  Electronics  ·  Environment  ·  Fanatic  ·  Features  ·  Gadgets  ·  Games  ·  Gear  ·  Geek Finds  ·  Geek Girls  ·  Gift Guide  ·  Holidays  ·  Humor  ·  Interviews  ·  Movies  ·  Music  ·  News  ·  News Bytes  ·  Obit  ·  Photos  ·  Podcasts  ·  Politics  ·  Poll  ·  Press Releases  ·  Recaps  ·  Reviews  ·  Rumors  ·  Science  ·  Software  ·  Sports  ·  Technology  ·  Television  ·  Theater  ·  Theme Parks  ·  Trailers  ·  Travel  ·  Video Games  ·  Videos  ·  Web Games  ·  Week of Geek  ·  Zombie Round-Up
January 2014  ·   December 2013  ·   November 2013  ·   October 2013  ·   September 2013  ·   August 2013  ·   July 2013  ·   June 2013  ·   May 2013  ·   April 2013  ·   March 2013  ·   February 2013  ·   January 2013  ·   December 2012  ·   November 2012  ·   October 2012  ·   September 2012  ·   August 2012  ·   July 2012  ·   June 2012  ·   May 2012  ·   April 2012  ·   March 2012  ·   February 2012  ·   January 2012  ·   December 2011  ·   November 2011  ·   October 2011  ·   September 2011  ·   August 2011  ·   July 2011  ·   June 2011  ·   May 2011  ·   April 2011  ·   March 2011  ·   February 2011  ·   January 2011  ·   December 2010  ·   November 2010  ·   Octber 2010  ·   September 2010  ·   August 2010  ·   July 2010  ·   June 2010  ·   May 2010  ·   April 2010  ·   March 2010  ·   February 2010  ·   January 2010  ·   December 2009  ·   November 2009  ·   Octber 2009  ·   September 2009  ·   August 2009  ·   July 2009  ·   June 2009  ·   May 2009  ·   April 2009  ·   March 2009  ·   February 2009  ·   January 2009  ·   December 2008  ·   November 2008  ·   Octber 2008  ·   September 2008  ·   August 2008  ·   July 2008  ·   June 2008  ·   May 2008  ·   April 2008  ·   March 2008  ·   February 2008  ·   January 2008  ·   December 2007  ·   November 2007  ·   Octber 2007  ·   September 2007  ·   August 2007  ·   July 2007  ·   June 2007  ·   May 2007  ·   April 2007  ·   March 2007  ·   February 2007  ·   January 2007  ·   December 2006  ·   November 2006  ·   Octber 2006  ·   September 2006  ·   August 2006  ·   July 2006  ·   June 2006  ·   May 2006  ·   April 2006  ·   March 2006
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2014 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted

Privacy Policy | Contact