ABC Upcoming Episode Press Releases - Various Shows - 16th March 2015 *Updated* By Bradley Adams (March 16, 2015, 11:08 pm)
Modern Family, The Middle, The Goldbergs, Black-ish, Forever, Fresh Off The Boat
Fresh Off the Boat - Episode 1.10 - Blind Spot
"Blind Spot" - Jessica's college boyfriend, Oscar Chow (guest star Rex Lee), comes to visit. She's a bit miffed that Louis isn't a little more jealous....but she's got a blind spot and is completely oblivious to the fact that Oscar is gay. Meanwhile, Eddie goes to great lengths to get out of the school science fair, on "Fresh Off the Boat," TUESESDAY, MARCH 31 (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"Fresh Off the Boat" stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery and Ian Chen as Evan. Eddie Huang provides the voice over narration.
Guest starring are Lucille Soong as Grandma Huang, Chelsea Crisp as Honey, Jillian Armenante as Nancy, Ray Wise as Marvin, Rex Lee as Oscar Chow, Amanda Lund as Vanessa, Jennifer Hasty as Bev, and Sonya Eddy as Deb.
"Blind Spot" was written by David Smithyman. Claire Scanlon directed.
The Middle - Episode 6.18 - Operation Infiltration
"Operation Infiltration" - Frankie accompanies Brick on a school field trip and attempts to help her socially inept son make friends with a couple of boys. Meanwhile, when Devin scolds Axl for being mean to his sister, he tries to make it look like they are the best of friends when Sue spends the weekend at his house; and while trying to thin out some of their hoarding father's massive stockpile of junk, Mike gets a sinking feeling that he may have bullied his brother Rusty (Norm Macdonald) a bit too much as kids and turned him into the hapless man that he is today, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 (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 Norm Macdonald as Rusty, Dave Foley as Dr. Fulton, John Gammon as Darrin, Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue, Gia Mantegna as Devin Levin, Irene White as Joyce, Tommy Bechtold as Kenny, Samuel Gilbert as Parker, Marypat Farrell as mom and Skyler James as Dante.
"Operation Infiltration" was written by Ilana Wernick and directed by Melissa Kosar.
"The Adam Bomb" - When Erica gets inspired to put college on hold, in favor of pursuing a singing career, Beverly is worried Erica will be disappointed her dream will not come true. Beverly puts Murray up to the task to have a talk about her future with a surprising result. Meanwhile, Adam and Barry get into an epic war that starts as an April Fools' joke but ends with more repercussions, on "The Goldbergs," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"The Goldbergs" stars Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Bridesmaids") as Beverly Goldberg, Patton Oswalt ("Ratatouille") as adult Adam Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile ("Good Luck Chuck") as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia ("The X Factor") as Erica Goldberg, with George Segal ("Just Shoot Me") as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") as Murray Goldberg.
Guest starring is Ana Gasteyer as Miss Cinoman, AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis, Nate Hartley as Dan and David Terrell as Bouncer.
"The Adam Bomb" was written by Chris Bishop and directed by Lew Schneider.
"Grill, Interrupted" - Jay's birthday brings everyone together and Phil is beside himself over the super cool gift he got Jay, a high-tech outdoor grill. Claire and Mitch decide they will "offer" to pay back the money Jay loaned them ages ago as their gift not really thinking he will take them up on it, and Gloria teaches Manny and Luke a lesson about drinking, while Andy gets real awkward with Haley when she brings over her new doctor boyfriend, on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
"Modern Family" stars Ed O'Neill as Jay, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Sofia Vergara as Gloria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Nolan Gould as Luke, Ariel Winter as Alex, Rico Rodriguez as Manny and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily.
Guest cast is TBD.
"Grill, Interrupted" was written by Paul Corrigan, Brad Walsh and Jeffrey Richman, and directed by James Bagdonas.
Black-ish - Episode 1.18 - Sex, Lies and Vasectomies
"Sex, Lies and Vasectomies"- Bow learns from her colleague that Dre never had the vasectomy a few years back that he was supposedly scheduled, so she decides to see if he'll come clean and tell the truth, on "black-ish," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 (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 Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens, Jeff Meacham as Josh, Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy, Edi Patterson as Laura, Mindey Sterling as Pam and Maury Povich as himself.
"Sex, Lies and Vasectomies" was written by Gail Lerner and directed by Matt Sohn.
"Last Goose Standing" - Tim Allen, who stars as Mike Baxter on the hit series "Last Man Standing," guest stars in a crossover: Mike seeks legal help when he wants to expand his Outdoor Man Store's gun range in Dallas. But Trent already greased every palm in town to build the original, so Cristela is tasked with gaining the favor of the zoning commissioner. This puts her in an awkward position since she isn't fond of guns (unless playing "Call of Duty" counts). The upside? -- she gets to work with Ben Buckner, a handsome associate who may be just her type, on "Cristela," FRIDAY, APRIL 3 (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 cast: Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, Hector Elizondo as Ed Alzate, Adam Shapiro as Ben Buckner.
"Last Goose Standing" was written by D.J. Ryan & Aaron Serna and directed by Ted Wass.
"Punk is Dead" -- Jo and Isaac Monroe, her handsome, wealthy new suitor, are spending a night out at a punk rock club when a mummified woman's body is found in a wall at the nightspot. It's the team's first cold case. Dead since the early 80's, the victim may have suffered a drug overdose. Punk rocker Eddie Warsaw, her then boyfriend, was convicted of killing her 30 years ago, although he resolutely declared his innocence. Henry empathizes with Eddie as he, too, lost the love of his life, Abigail. He emotionally remembers back to 1984 when Abigail couldn't handle their growing age difference and takes some time away - never to come back to him, on "Forever," TUESDAY, MARCH 31 (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 Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Isaac Monroe, David Krumholtz as 1984 Abe, Frederick Weller as Eddie Warsaw, Jordan Gelber as Carl Massey, Neal Huff as Rich Dornis and Kelly Aucoin as Frank Farrell.
"Punk is Dead" is written by Ildy Modrovich and directed by John Showalter.