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ABC Shares New Shows for Fall

We have just made it to the halfway mark in May, and TV networks are already promoting their new fall shows. Yesterday afteroon, ABC held a press conference giving sneak previews to their 2014-2015 line up and you are invited to have a look as well. Here are five new shows to show up on the small screen in this September:

SelfieSelfie
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.

ABC Says: “Eliza Dooley has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie. But one lonely day she has a revelation: being friended is not the same as having actual friends. She asks marketing guru Henry to ‘rebrand’ her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect.”

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My Synopsis: It is a contemporary half hour sitcom based on “My Fair Lady” with John Cho serving as Henry Higgins and Karen Gillan as Eliza Doolittle – or in this case, Dooley. This one looks like it has potential, but it has a terrible title. At least their drawing from a classic source.

Watch the “Selfie” promo.

ManhattanManhattan Love Story
Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.
ABC Says: “Have you ever wondered what your date was thinking? This romantic comedy exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating.”

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My Synopsis: This one has a clever idea of hearing the thoughts of the characters while their actions maybe saying a totally different thing. It stars Analeigh Tipton who is obsessed with purses and Jake McDorman who is obsessed with big breasts. Sadly, after only seeing a few minutes of this show, it looks fairly raunchy. Maybe they can clean up their act before the pilot comes out.

Watch the “Manhattan Love Story” promo

ForeverForever

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Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m.
ABC Says: “Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn’t just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality.”

My Synopsis: This one looks intriguing, but I have my doubts. Henry’s secret is that he has died many times over the past 200 years and every time he comes back to life he finds himself in water and naked. Henry is played by Ioan Gruffield and the one man who knows his secret is Judd Hirsch!

Watch the “Forever” promo

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BlackishBlack-ish
Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m.
ABC Says: “Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow, four kids, and a colonial home in the ‘burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family?”

My Synopsis: This family sitcom starring Laurence Fishburne, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross looks like a lot of fun as Andre struggles to keep his family focused on their “black” heritage.

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Watch the “Black-ish” promo

MurderHow to Get Away with Murder

Thursdays at 10:00 p.m.
ABC Says: “The brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating gets entangled with four law students from her class “How to Get Away with Murder.” Little do they know that they will have to apply what they learned to real life, in this masterful, sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller.”

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My Synopsis: This one will be either brilliant or ridiculous or both. Viola Davis stars as the professor who appears to have questionable morals and students who are covering up their own crime.

Watch the “How to Get Away with Murder” promo

CristellaCristella
Fridays at 8:30 p.m.
ABC Says: “In her sixth year of law school, Cristela is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate.”

My Synopsis: This looks like the Hispanic equivalent to “Black-ish.” It stars Cristela Alonzo as…Cristela.

Watch the “Cristella” promo

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