ABC announces 15 series renewals for the 2016/2017 TV season, including Shonda Rhimes’ TGiT shows and Season 6 of Once Upon a Time.
We’re massive fans of ABC TV shows. Practically every day of the week, you’ll find us live tweeting and flailing over one of the network’s many awesome series. Given our addiction, it’s always great to learn that our faves have been renewed for another season!
Yesterday, ABC announced several series renewals for the 2016/2017 TV season (15 in total), which include many of the shows we love, including:
Andre “Dre” Johnson and his physician wife, Rainbow, are living the American dream: great careers, four beautiful kids and a home in an upper middle class neighborhood. With a little help from Pops and Ruby, Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future. Loosely based on show-creator Kenya Barris’ life, the series tackles a wide array of timely social issues with humor and humanity.
Grey’s Anatomy—Season 13
ABC’s hit drama “Grey’s Anatomy” has been a television staple for over a decade, and the series is set to return this fall for its 13th season. Created and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (“Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “The Catch”), the show follows Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and the team of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial. Faced with life-or-death decisions on a daily basis, they seek comfort from one another, and at times more than just friendship. Together they discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white.
How to Get Away with Murder—Season 3
After taking Professor Annalise Keating’s (Viola Davis) class at Middleton University and successfully landing coveted positions working at her law firm, the Keating 5 were pushed to their limits as their values, convictions, dreams and even truths about themselves were revealed to be as dark as the law and justice system they’re trying to learn.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.—Season 4
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns for a game-changing fourth season. In the aftermath of their journey to another planet, Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of the team are more driven than ever to put an end to Gideon Malick (guest star Powers Boothe) and the Hydra organization. Little do they know that they are up against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced – an extremely powerful Inhuman who was transported back from Maveth in the body of their worst enemy, Grant Ward (Brett Dalton).
Once Upon a Time—Season 6
Welcome to Storybrooke, Maine, a small town that probably won’t show up on your GPS, but it’s a magical place to visit. Reality and myth merge as Emma Swan, Snow White, Prince Charming, the Evil Queen, Hook, Rumplestiltskin and all the other resident fairy tale characters encounter adventures with new friends and foes, battling with good and evil. But one thing always prevails: you never give up on the people you love.
Everyone has secrets, and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope’s team is at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients, but it becomes apparent that these “gladiators in suits,” who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand – their own.
A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
In addition to these, ABC also renewed reality shows America’s Funniest Home Videos (Season 27), The Bachelor (Season 21), Dancing with the Stars (Season 23), Shark Tank (Season 8); as well as comedy series Fresh of the Boat (Season 3), The Goldbergs (Season 4), The Middle (Season 8), and Modern Family (Season 8).
We’re still waiting to hear about others like Nashville, Marvel’s Agent Carter, and Galavant. (*fingers crossed for good news*)
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