ABC Press Releases - Various Shows - 6th October By Unknown (October 6, 2014, 12:53 pm)
Last Man Standing, Modern Family, The Middle, Resurrection, Black-ish, Forever
Manhattan Love Story 1.04- It's Complicated
“It’s Complicated” – Dana and Peter continue to enjoy New York and each other, but when they realize they still haven’t had sex, both decide tonight’s the night following a sexy and swanky dinner at an upscale oyster restaurant. But when the couple finds their reservation is pushed, Dana and Peter head elsewhere, not knowing that their romantic evening is about to go from intimate dinner to disaster. Meanwhile, Amy and David spend an evening babysitting and make a decision that will impact their future forever, on “Manhattan Love Story,” airing TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET).
“It’s Complicated” was written by Sarah Dunn and directed by Christine Gernon.
“Manhattan Love Story” is an innovative new romantic comedy based on a simple premise: the way to maintain relationships – with a lover, a spouse, a co-worker, a friend or a family – is by keeping a majority of thoughts to one’s self. Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jake McDorman), who navigate the complicated terrain of building and maintaining a relationship, are the heart of the story. Throughout the series, the audience will hear Dana and Peter’s inner thoughts, offering a fun and revealing look at the differences of men and women as this couple traverse the highs and lows of dating.
Filmed in New York, “Manhattan Love Story” stars Analeigh Tipton as Dana, Jake McDorman as Peter, Nicolas Wright as David, Jade Catta-Preta as Amy, Chloe Wepper as Chloe and Kurt Fuller as William. The series was created and is written by Jeff Lowell (“Sports Night,” “Spin City”). Peter Traugott, Jeff Lowell, Robin Schwartz, Rachel Kaplan and Jon Liebman are executive producers
Forever - Episode 1.06 - The Frustrating Thing About Psychopaths
TWO OF HISTORY’S MOST FAMOUS HOMICIDES SERVE AS A BLUEPRINT
WHEN HENRY AND JO BELIEVE THERE IS A COPYCAT KILLER LOOSE
IN NEW YORK, ON ABC’S “FOREVER”
“The Frustrating Thing About Psychopaths” – When a human heart is delivered fresh out of a body to the homicide division, Henry and Jo end up in the middle of a Jack the Ripper copycat murder investigation. But it doesn’t stop there. A second killing resembles another infamous, unsolved crime: the Black Dahlia murder. Henry has seen it all before, as flashbacks show his involvement with the two original cases from two very different periods of his long life. However, Henry’s anonymous caller tips him to search beyond the clues of these classic killings and leads the police squad to profile a very different, yet disturbed suspect, on “Forever,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21 (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 Paul Fitzgerald as Mark, Rosalind Chao as Frenchman and Andy Murray as Abberline.
“The Frustrating Thing About Psychopaths” is written by Sarah Nicole Jones and directed by Zetna Fuentes.
"The Table" - As Frankie and Mike wish each other a happy 20-somethingth wedding anniversary, Axl decides that he and Hutch need to class up their broke-down house and find another roommate to help with expenses. But while helping Axl track down a dining room table to help spruce up his house, Frankie finds a full dining set on sale online for $50 and ends up giving Axl the Heck house dining room table, while she excitedly looks forward to her new purchase. Meanwhile, after being presented with a special necklace to proclaim his love, Sue becomes angry with her boyfriend, Darrin, when she discovers that he had also given the same gift to his former girlfriend. And Brick begins a podcast, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 (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 John Gammon as Darrin, Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Alphonso McAuley as Hutch, Jimmy Kimmel as himself, Tommy Bechtold as Kenny, Ian Bamberg as Nick, Mat Botuchis as Chris, Jude Demorest as Samantha and Dallas Nevins as young Brick.
"The Table" was written by Roy Brown and directed by Lee Shallat Chemel.
Modern Family - Episode 6.05 - Won’t You Be Our Neighbor
“Won’t You Be Our Neighbor” – Phil is selling the house next door and he and Claire are excited by the prospect of having wonderful new neighbors, but that quickly turns into panic when a loud and obnoxious couple (guest stars Steve Zahn and Andrea Anders) come to look at the house. Jay forbids Manny to see his new girlfriend when he realizes she’s the granddaughter of his biggest business rival, leading to a clash of the closet titans. Elsewhere, Mitch and Cam are determined to switch Lily out of Mrs. Plank’s (guest star Tyne Daly) class since she is known to rule with an iron fist – not to mention she scares them too, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 (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 includes Tyne Daly as Mrs. Plank, Steve Zahn as Ronnie, Andrea Anders as Amber, Ben Lawson as George, Fiona Gubelmann as Lisa, Matt Besser as Jerry, Jon Polito as Earl Chambers, Brooke Sorenson as Tammy, Finneas O’Connell as RJ, Cheyn Cole as Sophie and Raegan Revord as Megan.
“Won’t You Be Our Neighbor” was written by Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh, and directed by Gail Mancuso.
“School Merger” – Mike and Chuck debate the merits of a local ballot measure merging their upscale neighborhood high school with one in the inner city. For Halloween, Ryan dresses up Boyd as a lump of coal – another reminder to Vanessa how her job as a geologist may be hurting the environment, on “Last Man Standing,” FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.
“School Merger” was written by Mike Teverbaugh and directed by John Pasquin.
Guest starring are Erika Alexander as Carol, Sarah Gilman as Cammy, TBA as Randy, TBA as Greg.
“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.
“Will” – Barbara makes strides in mending her relationship with Fred and Maggie, which only incites Margaret to step up her tactics to stop this. Bellamy’s situation grows more precarious as he struggles to keep his secret from Maggie, while dealing with a strange illness that is spreading amongst the returned leading Bellamy to make some desperate measures, on “Resurrection,” SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 (9:00-10:01 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, April Billingsley as Barbara Langston, Lori Beth Sikes as Janine Hale, Donna Murphy as Elegant Woman, Chris Berry as Carl Enders, Glenn Fleshler as Mikey Enders and Karen Ceesay as Nurse.
“Will” was written by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, and directed by Stephen Cragg.
WHEN JACK DISOBEYS, THE KIDS ARE AFRAID THEIR PARENTS MIGHT GO BACK ON THEIR WORD TO NO LONGER SPANK THEM, ON “black-ish”
“Crime and Punishment” – Although Dre and Rainbow agreed they would no longer spank their kids, all bets might be off when Jack disobeys. Now, Zoey, Junior, Diane and a nervous Jack are afraid that their parents will go back on their word, on “black-ish,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 (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 Jacob Kemp as Kris, Jeff Meacham as Josh, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens, Forte Rodriguez as security guard, Sharon Muthu as Charani, Grace Rowe as Tanya.
“Crime and Punishment” was written by Corey Nickerson and directed by Claire Scanlon.