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The Mayor, The Gospel of Kevin, The Crossing, For the People, The Good Doctor and Zach Braff Comedy - Ordered to Series by ABC

The Gospel of Kevin - Teaser

The Mayor - Teaser

For the People - Teaser
Thanks to Uthum for the heads up.

Lyndon Smith and Britne Oldford will be leaving Shondaland’s ABC legal drama pilot For the People.

The Good Doctor - Teaser

ABC has picked up the second hot Sony TV pilot to series, medical drama The Good Doctor from House creator David Shore, who wrote and executive produces. It stars Bates Motel’s Freddie Highmore, who’s been getting high marks for his performance. Hawaii Five-0′s Daniel Dae Kim is executive producing the series, based on a South Korean format.

The Good Doctor centers on Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.

The series stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Brown, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neal Melendez, Chuku Modu as Dr. Jared Kalu, Irene Keng as Dr. Sarah Chen, Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews and Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman.

10 Days in The Valley - Teaser
Thanks to Jovan for the heads up.

The Crossing - Teaser

ABC has ordered single-camera comedy, the Untitled Zach Braff/Matt Tarses Project (fka Startup), toplined and directed by Scrubs star Braff.

The untitled series, which reunites Braff with Scrubs co-executive producer Tarses, hails from Sony TV and studio-based Davis Entertainment (Dr. Ken, The Blacklist).

Inspired by the podcast StartUp, the untitled series written by Tarses, stars Braff as Alex Schuman, a brilliant radio journalist, husband and father of two who is about to do something crazy—quit his job and start his own company. He quickly discovers it’s going to be a lot harder than he thought.

Also starring are Tiya Sircar as Rooni, Hillary Anne Matthews as Deirdre, Michael Imperioli as Eddie, Elisha Henig as Ben and Audyssie James as Soraya.

With American Idol already confirmed to take up a chunk of real estate on ABC's schedule, the Disney-owned network further solidified its 2017-18 schedule Thursday with a handful of series pickups.

Ordered to series are comedy The Mayor and dramas For the People (from Shondaland), The Crossing and The Gospel of Kevin, all of which are produced by its studio counterpart ABC Studios.

The Mayor, exec produced by Hamilton Tony winner Daveed Diggs, revolves around an outspoken, idealistic rapper (Search Party's Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for office as a publicity stunt and actually gets elected, surprising everyone (including himself) when he has a natural knack for the job and slowly transforms City Hall.
Speechless' Jeremy Bronson penned the script and exec produces the ABC Studios single-camera comedy alongside Diggs, Jamie Tarses, Scott Stuber and James Griffiths. Lea Michele, Yvette Nicole Brown (who was cast in second position to CBS' The Odd Couple), Bernard Jones, Marcel Spears and David Spade round out the cast.

The musical comedy had been generating solid buzz and comes as ABC has been looking for more workplace comedies to help off-set its roster of family-focused half-hours.

For the People hails from Shondaland's Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers and has been called the legal version of veteran Grey's Anatomy. Set in the Southern District of New York Federal Court, aka "The Mother Court," the legal drama follows brand-new lawyers working on opposite sides — for both the defense and the prosecution — as they handle the most high-profile and high-stakes cases in the country, all as their personal lives intersect. Scandal's Paul William Davies penned the script and serves as showrunner, exec producing the ABC Studios entry alongside Rhimes and Beers. Britne Oldford (Hunters), Ben Rappaport (The Good Wife), Anna Deavere Smith (Nurse Jackie), Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis Hall, Rege-Jean Page, Susannah Flood, Wesam Keesh, Lyndon Smith and Ben Shenkman round out the cast.

The Gospel of Kevin, which brings Agent Carter showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters back to ABC, is a light drama about Kevin (Parenthood's Jason Ritter), a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by God with a mission to save the world. Cristela Alonzo, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, India de Beaufort, Dustin Ybarra, Chloe East and J. August Richards co-star in the ABC Studios drama that is said to have been an early favorite as the Disney-owned network looks for lighter fare to broaden out its programming.

Alonzo, who previously created and starred on the network's family sitcom Cristela, will not be moving forward with the series, and her part will be recast.

The Crossing stars Steve Zahn and revolves around refugees from a war-torn country who start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country they're from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. The local sheriff with a past, a federal agent and a mother in search of her missing refugee daughter drive this allegory with a surprising conspiracy at the center. Sandrine Holt and Natalie Martinez star in the ABC Studios drama from writers/exec producers Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie (Criminal Minds). Jason Reed directed the pilot.

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