And the ABC pickups continue!
After ordering Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to series, as well as Rebel Wilson‘s comedy Super Fun Night, the network has also picked up a bunch of new series for next season, including the much-buzzed-about Once Upon a Time spinoff, which will be set in Wonderland.
Also included in the pickups are a mind-bending drama starring Christian Slater, as well as a sitcoms starring James Caan, a Glee star, Malin Akerman and more…
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: The buzzed about Once Upon a Time spinoff centers on Alice, played by newcomer Sophie Lowe, the Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha) and Alice’s love interest Cyrus (Peter Gadiot). Oh, and John Lithgow voices the White Rabbit! The anthology series hails from OUAT creators Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Jane Espenson.
Back in the Game: James Caan and Psych‘s Maggie Lawson star as an estranged father, who is a former baseball star, and daughter who movie in together after her nasty divorce. Soon, she starts coaching her son’s little league team, allowing herself to be drawn back into the sports world.
Mind Games: Steve Zahn and Christian Slater play two brothers who run an agency that uses the real science of human motivation and manipulation to help solve their clients’ problems. Awake‘s Kyle Killen serves as executive producer.
Betrayal: Hannah Ware stars as an unhappily married photographer who begins an affair with a lawyer, who ends up defending a murder suspect who her husband is prosecuting. Stuart Townsend and James Cromwell also star.
Lucky 7: Based on the British drama The Syndicate, the series centers on seven service station employees whose lives are changed when they win a lottery jackpot.
Resurrection: Based on a novel by Jason Mott, the drama centers on deceased loved ones returning from the grave in the town of Arcadia. Omar Epps, Devin Kelley, Matt Craven and Samaire Armstrong star in the series from Criminal Minds‘ Aaron Zelman.
Mixology: From the writers of The Hangover, this high-concept sitcom centers on a group of singles looking for love in a Manhattan bar and is set over the course of a single night. Ryan Seacrest serves as an executive producer with Glee‘s Vanessa Lengies and The Following‘s Adan Canto set to star.
Killer Women: Battlestar Galactica fan favorite Tricia Helfer plays Molly Parker, the only woman in the Texas Rangers in this drama based on the Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas. Buffy‘s Marc Blucas also headlines the drama, which Sofia Vergara is executive producing.
Trophy Wife: Malin Akerman stars as a reformed party girl who finds herself as part of an instant family when she falls for Brad (Bradley Whitford), who has three children and two crazy ex-wives. Marcia Gay Harden also stars in this project from Private Practice‘s Emily Halpern.