ABC's New Shows Are Trying To Get All Edgy [VIDEOS]

ABC rolled out trailers and clips for their new lineup of fall shows. It appears that they are really trying to put up a fight with the cable networks like A&E and AMC that have been able to attract a whole new audience with edgier, deeper and bloodier dramas.
The best of the bunch appears to be a super-serious crime show called American Crime. It comes to television courtesy of John Ridley, who just picked up his first Academy Award for writing the brilliant and moving Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave. It stars Leverage┬ástar Timothy Hutton as a father who loses his son, and really shows how his son’s murder can unravel and intertwine the lives of so many people dealing with such dire circumstances. It also deals with racial and cultural issues in ways that other long-running cop shows really haven’t tackled and it’s even more amazing that such a show would even have a chance on a major network…
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Of course, Scandal is ABC’s biggest┬ádramatic property and they aren’t wasting any time trying to re-bottle that magic in another show. That’s why they’ve given the show’s creator a chance to create another dark melodrama called How to Get Away with Murder. Just like Scandal, it explores the seedy underbelly of a cutthroat world of ambitious people and that sounds like it would be hard to top when your first show deals with politics. However, they may have something that can top even that in the evil department: defense attorneys…
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ABC also has another crime series on its hands but this is considerably lighter compared to the previous two offerings. Forever stars Ioan Gruffudd–who played Reed Richards in the last two Fantastic Four movies–as a creepy coroner who can’t die. He uses his bizarre immortality to reenact the murders he’s investigating so we’re treated to scenes of horrific deaths followed by his bizarre reincarnation the following day…
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Some of the other shows on ABC’s future lineup include a family sitcom starring Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne called Black-ish, a dramedy with Karen Gillian and John Cho called Selfie and a super-serious dramatic crime show starring Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis called Secrets and Lies.

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