ABC Upcoming Episode Press Releases - Various Shows - 30th March 2015 By Nirat Anop (March 30, 2015, 9:40 pm) Last Man Standing, The Middle, Nashville, The Goldbergs, Secrets and Lies, Fresh Off The Boat



Secrets and Lies - Episode 1.08 - The Son

"The Son" - All alone on Christmas Eve, Ben must face the fact that Detective Cornell has uncovered damning video evidence that practically guarantees he will be charged with Tom's death -- unless he can remember what happened that fateful night. Along with Dave, a desperate Ben retraces his steps, searching for any clue that might jog his memory and clear his name. Meanwhile, the Crawford's marriage is falling into total disarray, and Natalie and Abby are caught in the crossfire of Christy and Ben's increasingly nasty verbal battles. Ben's lawyer, John Garner, comes up with an alternative theory of the murder, which leads to a shocking discovery and more secrets and lies from those closest to Ben, on "Secrets and Lies," airing SUNDAY, APRIL 19 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Meanwhile, Detective Cornell pays a last minute visit to Christy and the girls to tie up loose ends and is reminded once again of what a huge presence Tom Murphy was in the Crawford household, in ABC.com's original digital series "Cornell: Confidential," which picks up where "Secrets and Lies" leaves off. The weekly digital series is available at ABC.com/SecretsandLies and WATCHABC.com immediately following the East Coast broadcast of "Secrets and Lies." "Cornell: Confidential" offers fans an intimate look into the investigation through Detective Andrea Cornell's eyes.

"Secrets and Lies" stars Ryan Phillippe as Ben Crawford, Juliette Lewis as Detective Cornell, KaDee Strickland as Christy Crawford, Natalie Martinez as Jess Murphy, Dan Fogler as Dave Lindsey, Indiana Evans as Natalie Crawford and Belle Shouse as Abby Crawford.

Guest starring are Timothy Busfield as John Garner, Aiden Malik as Tom Murphy, Denise Dowse as Elaine Williams, Meaghan Ruth as Nicole and Mary Mara as Barfly.

"The Son" teleplay was written by Andrew Wilder and directed by Laura Innes. Executive producers for the series are Barbie Kligman for Avenue K Productions, Aaron Kaplan for Kapital Entertainment, Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield for Hoodlum Entertainment and Timothy Busfield. "Secrets and Lies" is a production of ABC Studios.


Fresh Off The Boat - Episode 1.12 - Dribbling Tiger, Bounce Pass Dragon

"Dribbling Tiger, Bounce Pass Dragon" - Louis and Jessica get pressured into volunteering at the kids' schools because of budget cuts. Eddie sees a whole other side of his dad when Louis - a former semi-pro basketball player back in Taiwan -- coaches the basketball team, while Emery and Evan see a side of Jessica they wish they hadn't when she grudgingly takes on producing their school play, and puts her own spin on it, on "Fresh Off the Boat," TUESDAY, APRIL 14 (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, Amanda Lund as Vanessa, Maria Bamford as Principal Thomas, Connor Rosen as Bed-Wetter Doug, Trevor Larcom as Trent, Prophet Bolden as Walter, Evan Hanneman as Barefoot Dave and Walter Schrass as Dmitri.

"Dribbling Tiger, Bounce Pass Dragon" was written by Rich Blomquist. Rob Cohen directed.


The Middle - Episode 6.20 - Food Courting

"Food Courting" - A case of disrespect hits the Heck boys when Axl -- who is celebrating his milestone 21st birthday -- refuses to come home and help Mike move an old freezer, and Brick begins turning into a mini-Axl by dissing Frankie with a bad attitude. Meanwhile, Sue is torn over what to do when the manager of Chop Suey USA tries to woo her away from her job at Spudsy's, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 (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 Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue, Jen Kober as Belinda Barnes, Jimmy Bellinger as Edwin, Tommy Bechtold as Kenny, Guilford Adams as bar-back and Steven Lee Allen as bartender.

"Food Courting" was written by Jana Hunter & Mitch Hunter and directed by Blake T. Evans.


The Goldbergs - Episode 2.19 - La Biblioteca Es Libros

"La Biblioteca Es Libros" - Much to Beverly's surprise, she cannot believe Adam is failing Spanish class and blames his teacher. Beverly speaks with Senora Taraborelli and pays her to tutor Adam instead of putting him in remedial Spanish. But the situation backfires when Adam gives an oral presentation and totally bombs. Meanwhile, Barry gets a job delivering pizzas to impress Murray but Erica is upset Murray doesn't acknowledge she's had a job and has been responsible all throughout her teen years, on "The Goldbergs," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 (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 Natalie Alyn Lind as Dana Caldwell, Kenny Ridwan as Dave Kim, Sam Kindseth as Dave Sirota, Michaela Watkins as Senora Taraborelli, Parvesh Cheena as Andy, David Douglas as Customer and Ross Mackenzie as Chuck.

"La Biblioteca Es Libros" was written by Marc Firek and directed by David Katzenberg.


The Goldbergs - Episode 2.20 - Just Say No

"Just Say No" - As the presidential election approaches, Erica finds herself strongly supporting candidate Walter Mondale. After learning Beverly always votes for whomever Murray tells her to vote for, Erica sets out to educate her mother and goes horribly wrong when Beverly favors another candidate. Meanwhile, Barry wants to appear on an athletic game show to prove his prowess after being embarrassed during a confrontation between the JTP and Meadowbrook Mafia. Adam makes an audition tape for his brother but sends it to "America's Funniest Videos" instead, on "The Goldbergs," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 (9:31-10:00 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 Stephen Tobolowsky as Principal Ball, Jennifer Irwin as Virginia Kremp, Sam Lerner as Geoff Schwartz, Noah Munck as Naked Rob, Matt Bush as Andy Cogan, Thomas Kasp as Bradley Cooper, Ali Ghandour as Dumb Doug and Harrison Boxley as Psycho Mikowitz.


Nashville - Episode 3.18 - Nobody Knows But Me

"Nobody Knows But Me" - With the arrival of his former fiancee in Nashville, Jeff finds himself face-to-face with Jade St. John (played by Christina Aguilera). A powerhouse pop-star in Nashville on tour, Jeff is forced to revisit his past and work with the woman who once played a large role in both his personal and professional lives. Meanwhile, Deacon continues to cope with his cancer diagnosis - a secret that weighs heavily on his family -- especially Maddie, who struggles with the news herself. While Juliette is eager to get back to work following the birth of her daughter, she quickly finds balancing motherhood and a music career challenging to say the least, while Avery struggles with his own responsibilities and his Triple Exes bandmates, on "Nashville," airing WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Nashville" stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Oliver Hudson as Jeff Fordham, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad.

Guest starring are Christina Aguilera as Jade St. John, Aubrey Peoples as Layla, Ed Amatrudo as Glenn Goodman, David Alford as Bucky Dawes, Keean Johnson as Colt Wheeler, Monica Plante as Natasha, Kyle Dean Massey as Kevin Bicks and Nick Jandl as Dr. Caleb Rand.

"Nobody Knows But Me" was written by David Gould and Monica Macer and directed by Callie Khouri.


Last Man Standing - Episode 4.22 - Daddy Dearest (Season Finale)

"Daddy Dearest" - When Mike and Ed take Ryan and his supposedly-ailing dad, Victor, on their hunting trip, Victor admits he wasn't truthful about his reasons for finally coming to see Ryan. Meanwhile, Vanessa scrambles to get more family members to attend Ryan and Kristin's wedding, on the season finale of "Last Man Standing," FRIDAY, APRIL 17 (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.

"Daddy Dearest" was written by Mike Teverbaugh and directed by Robbie Countryman.

Guest starring is Jere Burns as Victor Vogelson.

"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 1.22 - Movin' On Up (Season Finale)

"Movin' On Up" - Cristela, Maddie and Josh eagerly await the results of the bar exam. Much to everyone's surprise, Maddie passes while Josh does not. Cristela also passes the exam and Trent offers her an attorney position at his law firm that comes along with an added perk of hiring an assistant. Faced with moving back in with his parents, Josh eagerly accepts the assistant gig. An ecstatic Cristela returns home to celebrate, but is lovingly confronted by Daniela who wants Cristela to move out and start living the life of a single girl, the life she deserves, on the season finale of "Cristela," FRIDAY, APRIL 17 (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: Adam Shapiro as Ben Buckner.

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