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[05/24/18 - 02:40 PM]
ABC Moves Up to No. 2 in 2017-18 for Its Most Competitive Season in 10 Years
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/15/18 - 08:30 AM]
ABC Unveils 2018-19 Prime-Time Schedule
A total of eight new series have been announced for ABC's 2018-19 season.

[05/11/18 - 03:35 PM]
ABC Renews Four Comedies, Three Dramas for 2018-19 Season
"American Housewife," "Black-ish," "Fresh Off the Boat," "Splitting Up Together," "For the People," "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Station 19" were among the renewals.

[04/25/18 - 11:00 AM]
ABC Announces May Sweeps Programming, Airing Through May 23
On May 21, the winners of "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes" and "American Idol" will be crowned.

[04/12/18 - 09:01 AM]
ABC Announces Season Finale Dates
Highlights include the end dates for "Once Upon a Time" and "The Middle."

[04/09/18 - 11:40 AM]
ABC to Also Give "Deception" Special Tuesday Showcase on April 24
The original installment will air in place of a previously planned repeat of fellow newcomer "For the People."

[03/01/18 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 1
Updates include: Jim Belushi signs onto ABC's "Salvage"; Josh Helman books lead role on The CW's "The End of the World as We Know It"; and Alyson Hannigan cast in newly ordered pilot "Man of the House" at ABC.

[02/08/18 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 8
Updates include: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman to reunite on Amazon's "Hanna"; Melissa O'Neil to co-star in ABC's "The Rookie"; and Jennifer Garner to make small screen return in HBO's "Camping."

[01/08/18 - 07:30 AM]
ABC Unveils Midseason Schedule
The Alphabet reveals premiere dates for "Alex Inc.," "The Crossing," "Deception," "For the People," "Grey's Anatomy" Spinoff and "Splitting Up Together."

[09/19/17 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 19
Updates include: Jamie Lee Curtis to star in "Quality of Life" for CBS; Bryant Tardy joins TNT's "Deadlier Than the Male"; and Jim Piddock brings "Faces" to FOX.

[08/17/17 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 17
Updates include: ABC lands live-action take on "The Jetsons"; Frances O'Connor to star in Hulu's "Locke & Key"; and Paul Scheer to pen the "Galaxy Quest" TV series for Amazon.

[08/16/17 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 16
Updates include: Jasmin Savoy Brown to round out ABC's "For the People"; Moon Bloodgood named series regular on "Code Black" at CBS; and Chiara Aurelia cast in TNT's "Deadlier Than the Male."

[08/13/17 - 09:16 PM]
Shonda Rhimes and Shondaland Come to Netflix
"Shondaland's move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company," said Rhimes.

[07/31/17 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 31
Updates include: Marlee Matlin reports to ABC's "Quantico"; Laura Benanti upped to regular on "The Detour" at TBS; and Noah Bean tapped for arc on Hulu's "Shut Eye."

[07/26/17 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 26
Updates include: Seeso pulls "HarmonQuest" season two premiere; Britt Robertson cast in ABC's "For the People"; and USA's "Shooter" to wrap production early due to Ryan Phillippe injury.

[07/21/17 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 21
Updates include: Neil Jackson, Jonathan Tucker bound for HBO's "Westworld"; Don Todd to run "For the People" at ABC; and Charlize Theron to drop by FOX's "The Orville."

[05/18/17 - 11:56 AM]
ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios Ramp Up Production for the 2017-18 Season
ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios had another successful selling season with 11 new shows going into production for a total of 21 series between the two studios.

[05/16/17 - 01:00 PM]
Video: New ABC Shows - Trailers
Get your first look at new fall series "The Good Doctor," "The Mayor," "The Gospel of Kevin" and more!

[05/16/17 - 08:45 AM]
ABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule
Newly announced projects include "The Bachelor Winter Games," "Dancing with the Stars Junior," "The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!" and "Rolling Stone 50."

[05/11/17 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 11 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: André Holland to lead Hulu's "Castle Rock"; Rebecca Mader to also depart ABC's "Once Upon a Time"; and various pilots announce recastings.

[05/11/17 - 05:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 11 - ABC Sets First Wave of Series Orders
Plus: "The Crossing," "The Good Doctor" and "Ten Days in the Valley" all release short teasers.

[04/05/17 - 10:14 AM]
2017 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 14 drama projects under consideration for next season.

[02/28/17 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 28
Updates include: Archie Panjabi, Rita Wilson tapped for FOX's "Controversy"; Shemar Moore to lead "S.W.A.T." for CBS; and Jenna Fischer set to star in ABC's "Splitting Up Together."

[02/24/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 24
Updates include: Freddie Highmore is ABC's "Good Doctor"; Cress Williams to play title role in The CW's "Black Lightning"; and Matt Czuchry cast in FOX's "The Resident."

[02/23/17 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 23
Updates include: Lauren Graham to lead "Linda from HR" for FOX; Josh Duhamel, Bokeem Woodbine to star in "Unsolved" at USA; and Lea Michele cast in ABC comedy pilot.

[02/21/17 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: February 20-21
Updates include: Jason Ritter to star in ABC's "The Gospel of Kevin"; Tim Robbins to lead HBO's Alan Ball drama; and Georgia King is "Raised by Wolves" for ABC.

[02/17/17 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 17
Updates include: Anders Holm, Andy Favreau to topline NBC comedy pilot; Matt Barr set as male lead in The CW's "Valor"; and Jack Davenport signs onto ABC's "Doomsday."

[02/07/17 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 7
Updates include: CBS gives late pilot orders to two comedies; NBC likewise gives green light to "Redliners"; and CBS Television Distribution to end "The Insider."

[01/17/17 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 17
Updates include: Mark Feuerstein's "9J 9K 9L" gets pilot order from CBS; Ovation TV acquires second season of "Versailles"; and Shonda Rhimes-produced drama heads to pilot at ABC.

[10/19/16 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 19
Updates include: David Amann to run NBC's "The Blacklist: Redemption"; Laurie Holden bound for FX's "The Americans"; and Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael team for project at Hulu.







FOR THE PEOPLE (ABC)
Returns in Midseason 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/13/18 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's second) on 5/11/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, January 2018) Set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (a.k.a. "The Mother Court"), the new Shondaland series show follows six talented young lawyers working on opposite sides of the law and handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country. Best friends Sandra Bell (Britt Robertson) and Allison Adams (Jasmin Savoy Brown) serve as public defenders alongside Jay Simmons (Wesam Keesh) and their boss, Federal Public Defender Jill Carlan (Hope Davis). They face off against prosecutors Seth Oliver (Ben Rappaport), Leonard Knox (Regé-Jean Page), Kate Littlejohn (Susannah Flood) and their supervisor, chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney's Office, Roger Gunn (Ben Shenkman). Our lawyers are joined by Judge Nicholas Byrne (Vondie Curtis-Hall), who rules on some of the court's most controversial cases, and Tina Krissman (Anna Deavere Smith), the formidable clerk of Court who keeps everyone in line. These young lawyers will be put to the test both personally and professionally as their lives intersect in and out of America's most prestigious trial court. "For The People" stars Britt Robertson as Sandra Bell, Jasmin Savoy Brown as Allison Adams, Ben Rappaport as Seth Oliver, Susannah Flood as Kate Littlejohn, Wesam Keesh as Jay Simmons, Regé-Jean Page as Leonard Knox, Ben Shenkman as Roger Gunn, Hope Davis as Jill Carlan, Vondie Curtis-Hall as Judge Nicholas Byrne and Anna Deavere Smith as Tina Krissman. The series from ABC Studios is created by Shondaland's Paul William Davies, who executive produces alongside Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Tom Verica .
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anna Deavere Smith as Tina Krissman
· Ben Rappaport as Seth Oliver
· Ben Shenkman as Roger Gunn
· Britt Robertson as Sandra
· Hope Davis as Jill Carlan
· Jasmin Savoy Brown as Allison
· Regé-Jean Page as Leonard Knox
· Susannah Flood as Kate Littlejohn
· Vondie Curtis-Hall as Nicholas Byrne
· Wesam Keesh as Jay Simmons
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Britne Oldford as Sandra Black (Original Pilot)
· Lyndon Smith as Allison Anderson (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Betsy Beers as EP
· Paul William Davies as CRTR/EP
· Shonda Rhimes as EP
· Tom Verica as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Shondaland Productions