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TV: ABC’s Night of Renewals and Cancellations Includes a Score for Ryan Phillippe, Keeps Viola Davis On Top

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ABC has made its plans for fall 2015. “Resurrection” and “Forever” and “Cristela” are gone. Too bad, because Frances Fisher and Ioan Gruffud were welcome additions to night time viewing. Someone get them shows pronto.

As for renewals, the very good Ryan Phillippe comes back with “Secrets and Lies,” and so does “American Crime,” a show that requires paying attention. It’s worth watching carefully. There are some Emmy nominations in there. Tim Hutton, Regina King and Felicity Huffman head a very special cast. “Nashville” also returns. It’s low rated but Connie Britton is brilliant.

Meantime: Viola Davis, two Time Tony winner who should have an Oscar, will get an Emmy this fall for “How to Get Away with Murder.” She also deserves a parade with confetti.

DRAMAS

“CASTLE” (Season 8)

“GREY’S ANATOMY” (Season 12)

“HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER” (Season 2)

“MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.” (Season 3)

“NASHVILLE” (Season 4)

“ONCE UPON A TIME” (Season 5)

“SCANDAL” (Season 5)

“AMERICAN CRIME” (Season 2)

“SECRETS AND LIES” (Season 2)

“MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER” (Season 2)

COMEDIES

“black-ish” (Season 2)

“FRESH OFF THE BOAT” (Season 2)

“THE GOLDBERGS” (Season 3)

“THE MIDDLE” (Season 7)

“MODERN FAMILY” (Season 7)

“GALAVANT” (Season 2)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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