ABC Upcoming Episode Press Releases – Various Shows
Forever – Episode 1.12 – The Wolves of Deep Brooklyn
“The Wolves of Deep Brooklyn” – Greed is definitely not good when Henry and Jo investigate the murder of a young financial investment phenom from humble beginnings who turns up dead near the East River. Coincidently, he also happens to be the son of one of Abe’s wartime Army buddies. Henry’s first case back on the job after a leave to recover from killing a man has Jo and Lt. Reese keeping him under observation out of an abundance of concern. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Henry, Abe decides to play detective with his Army buddies to solve the murder with surprising results. In a touching flashback, Henry recalls his anxiety over letting a 17-year-old Abe go to Vietnam after he is recruited by the Army, on “Forever,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
“Forever” stars Ioan Gruffudd as Henry, Judd Hirsch as Abe, Alana De La Garza as Detective Jo Martinez, Lorraine Toussaint as Lt. Joanne Reece, Donnie Keshawarz as Detective Hanson and Joel David Moore as Lucas.
Guest starring are William Baldwin as Oliver Clarion, Clarke Peters as Jerry Charters, Daniel Abeles as Val Kaplan and Sepideh Moafi as Melanie Fontana.
The story for “The Deep Wolves of Brooklyn” is written by Zev Borow and directed by Rob Bailey.
The Middle – Episode 6.10 – Pam Freakin’ Staggs
“Pam Freakin’ Staggs” – Frankie is thrilled when Pam Staggs (Kirstie Alley) – the most popular girl in high school who wouldn’t give Frankie a second look back then – moves back to Orson and invites her to hang out. But Mike becomes concerned with Frankie when she and Pam begin partying every night and acting like rebellious teenagers. Meanwhile, Mike is shocked to learn that Brick has received the middle school’s Athlete of the Month award; Axl tries every trick in the book to get Devin Levin to go out on a date with him, and Sue attempts to take on the oboe, rowing and raising farm animals, thinking that these obscure extracurricular activities will help her get into a good college, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“The Middle” stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.
Guest starring are Kirstie Alley as Pam Staggs, Gia Mantegna as Devin Levin and Heath Khan as Kevin.
“Pam Freakin’ Staggs” was written by Jana Hunter & Mitch Hunter and directed by Elliot Hegarty.
Black-ish – Episode 1.11 – Law of Attraction
“Law of Attraction” – Dre thinks Rainbow is questioning his machismo after another man dismisses him in front of her. But when Pops swoops in to help his son save face, Ruby (guest star Jenifer Lewis) is attracted to this show of manliness and the couple reignite their love affair. Meanwhile, things get awkward when Jr. is selected to play “Romeo” to his sister Zoey’s “Juliet” in their school play, on “black-ish,” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson and special guest star, Laurence Fishburne.
Guest starring are Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Jeff Meacham as Josh, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens, Charlie Telphy as Deon Cole, Lee Simpson as Aggro guy, Edi Patterson as Laura, Arianna Jaffier as little girl.
“Law of Attraction” was written by Corey Nickerson and directed by Michael Schultz.
Last Man Standing – Episode 4.12 – Helen Potts
“Helen Potts” – Tim Allen reunites with Patricia Richardson, who played his wife on the acclaimed series “Home Improvement.” Mike butts heads with his new but noisy neighbor, Helen Potts (Patricia Richardson), for waking up the neighbors with her power tools and fix-it projects. But when Vanessa and Helen become fast friends, Mike decides to interfere. Meanwhile, Eve learns that Ed isn’t the type of Vietnam War hero she thought he was, on “Last Man Standing,” FRIDAY, JANUARY 9 (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.
“Helen Potts” was written by Amy Mass and directed by John Pasquin.
Guest starring is Patricia Richardson as Helen Potts.
“Last Man Standing” stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter, Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter, Amanda Fuller as Kristin Baxter, Jordan Masterson as Ryan Vogelson, Christoph Sanders as Kyle Anderson, Flynn Morrison as Boyd Baxter, Jonathan Adams as Chuck Larabee and Hector Elizondo as Ed Alzate.
Cristela – Episode 1.10 – Veronica
“Veronica” – Trent and his wife (guest star Roseanne Barr as “Veronica”) are going through some martial problems and look to soon be separating. Veronica takes an immediate liking to Cristela and offers her a job at her law firm, which specializes in cases that entice Cristela, but will she be able to abandon her loyalties to Trent? Meanwhile, Henry and Isabella have opposing views on how best to sell chocolate bars for a school fundraiser and seek help from Felix, Daniela & Alberto, on “Cristela,” FRIDAY, JANUARY 9 (8:31-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
“Cristela” stars Cristela Alonzo as Cristela, Carlos Ponce as Felix, Maria Canals-Barrera as Daniela, Terri Hoyos as Natalia, Andrew Leeds as Josh, Sam McMurray as Trent, Justine Lupe as Maddie, Jacob Guenther as Henry, and Isabella Day as Isabella. Stand-up sensation Gabriel Iglesias (“The Fluffy Movie”) appears in a recurring role as Alberto.
Guest star: Roseanne Barr as Veronica.
“Veronica” was written by Kevin Abbott & Pat Bullard and directed by Victor Gonzalez.
Galavant – Episode 1.03/1.04 – Two Balls/Comedy Gold
The highly-anticipated comedy extravaganza, “Galavant,” will air its third and fourth half-hour episodes back to back on SUNDAY, JANUARY 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The eight episode series will run through Sunday nights in January.
“Two Balls” (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) – A visit to Sid’s hometown reveals he has not been truthful about his career path. While Galavant and Isabella back up Sid’s stories, King Richard decides to throw a ball to cheer up the people of Valencia.
“Comedy Gold” (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) – An encounter with land-bound pirates forces Galavant, Isabella and Sid to learn how to get over their petty squabbles and work together. Meanwhile, King Richard tries a new tact to win Madalena’s love.
“Galavant” stars Joshua Sasse as Galavant, Timothy Omundson as King Richard, Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Mallory Jansen as Madalena, Karen David as Isabella and Luke Youngblood as Sid.
Guest stars in “Two Balls” include Ben Presley as Jester and Narrator, Darren Evans as Chef, Stanley Townsend as King of Valencia, Genevieve Allenbury as Queen of Valenica, Michael Brandon as Sid’s Dad, Faith Prince as Sid’s Mom, Nick Holder as Bald Eunuch, Tim Plester as Executioner, Kenneth Collard as The Squire, Mark Sheals as Squire #2, Edward Judge as Squire #3, Jimmy Johnston as Squire #3 and Carolyn Jolliffe as Hot Woman.
Guest stars in “Comedy Gold” include Ben Presley as Jester and Narrator, Darren Evans as Chef, Daniel Hoffmann-Gill as Pirate #1, Martin Collins as Pirate #2, Hugh Bonneville as Pirate King, and Adam Loxley as Pirate #3.
“Two Balls” was written by Dan Fogelman and directed by Chris Koch. “Comedy Gold” was written by Kat Likkel and John Hoberg and directed by John Fortenberry.
Resurrection – Episode 2.11 – True Believer
“True Believer” – The return of Preacher James brings an ominous new energy to the town, especially for Bellamy who seems to have a strange and unnerving connection to him. Now a detainee at the government facility, Margaret keeps to herself but her reputation precedes her and the other returned definitely take notice. Then the unthinkable happens to Henry which shakes everybody’s faith to their core, on “Resurrection,” SUNDAY, JANUARY 11 (9:01-10:01 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Resurrection” stars Omar Epps as J. Martin Bellamy, Frances Fisher as Lucille Langston, Matt Craven as Fred Langston, Devin Kelley as Maggie Langston, Mark Hildreth as Pastor Tom Hale, Samaire Armstrong as Elaine Richards, Sam Hazeldine as Caleb Richards, Landon Gimenez as Jacob and Kurtwood Smith as Henry Langston.
Guest cast includes Michelle Fairley as Margaret Langston, Kathleen Munroe as Rachael Braidwood, Nadej Bailey as Jenny, Michael Tourek as Cauliflower Ear, Jim Parrack as Preacher James, Dan Hager as Mr. Henderson, Peggy Sheffield as Hilary, Cheryl White as Robin, Sandra Lafferty as Mrs. Henderson, Yvonne Landry as Woman 1 and Nevaina as Woman 2.
“True Believer” was written by Pat Charles and directed by Vincent Misiano.