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ABC Reveals Comedy Lineup for Fall 2013

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ABC’s announced fall line-up of 13 new shows includes five comedies and one reality series, (or as they prefer to call it, "alternative series"). That series is The Quest, and alas, there is no trailer for it yet, but we can tell you, it’s basically The Amazing Race meets The Lord of the Rings. (!!)

That leaves us with ABC’s comedy line-up, which for the most part, all feature actors known primarily for their movie work.

The highest profile comedy is, without a doubt, Super Fun Night, starring Rebel Wilson, who hit it big in the movies Bridesmaids, Bachelorette, and Pitch Perfect. She’s super hot right now, and you can bet ABC is super stoked to have her in the family. Super! As for the show, it’s about three friends who decide to break out of the rut of their weekly Friday get-togethers, and actually… go out!


Wendi McClendon-Covey, another woman who made a splash in the movie Bridesmaids (as the mother of three boys who had to crack their blankets in half), has a featured role as the mother in The Goldbergs, which is set in the 80’s and loosely based on the childhood of actor Adam Goldberg. Jeff Garlin co-stars as the dad.


Back in modern days we have Back in the Game, starring James Caan. Yep, James Caan is starring in a network comedy. But actually, his is a supporting role, playing father to a newly single mother who moves back home. Think Bad News Bears-meets-every other comedy about adults moving back in with their parents. (How to Live With Your Parents, we hardly knew ya!)


Now that Happy Endings is no longer part of the ABC family, they have a void to fill when it comes to multiple storylines centered on twentysomething friends. Enter Mixology, which will take place in one bar, on one night, as a bunch of friends try to find love, (or, at least, a worthy hook-up).


The last of the comedies is
Trophy Wife, starring Malin Akerman as the titular trophy, wife number three to Bradley Whitford’s Pete. Along with an instant family, she must contend with Pete’s two previous wives (played by Marcia Gay Harden and Michaela Watkins), a stepson’s undying crush, and disapproving schoolteachers. Oh, and also, cooking breakfast.

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May 26, 2013 11:57PM EDT

When they are talking about Super Fun Night, I think they meant that Rebel Wilson made it big in the movie Pitch Perfect, not the TV show Off Pitch!

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May 28, 2013 8:59PM EDT

all of these shows put together cant be half of what Happy Endings was

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May 29, 2013 7:07PM EDT

Thanks Wik_chick88! Corrected.

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Jul 8, 2013 3:52PM EDT

Good on ya, ABC for not making videos available in Canada. Even though they will surely air here. Oh well, they can't possibly be that interesting..

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