ABC Upcoming Episode Press Releases - Various Shows - 20th April 2015 By Bradley Adams (April 20, 2015, 7:00 pm)
Modern Family, The Middle, The Goldbergs, American Crime, Black-ish
The Middle - Episode 6.23 - Mother's Day Reservations
"Mother's Day Reservations" - Tired of getting lousy Mother's Day gifts year-after-year, Frankie informs Mike that she wants him to take her out for a proper afternoon tea. But Mike's ineptness at setting up reservations online could end in disaster. Meanwhile, Mike orders Axl, Sue and Brick to put some effort into choosing a great Mother's Day gift for Frankie; and Frankie doesn't get the answers she was expecting when she asks each of the kids what things they would do differently than her when they become parents, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 (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 Marsha Mason as Pat Spence, Malcolm Foster Smith as Dave, Troy Metcalf as Jim, Greg Cipes as Chuck, Laura Jean Salerno as hostess, Sonya Leslie as saleswoman, Jane Morris as waitress, Mike Linstroth as guy#1 and William Charlton as guy #2.
"Mother's Day Reservations" was written by Rich Dahm and directed by Lee Shallat Chemel.
"Bill/Murray" - As Erica works on her application to Julliard, Adam and Beverly think she needs to do something big to stand out, so they decide to create a music video starring Erica. However, the music video does not go as Adam planned. Meanwhile, Murray ends up bonding with Lainey's dad Bill, and Murray learns what it means to be a real friend, on "The Goldbergs," WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 (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 David Koechner as Bill Lewis, Stephen Tobolowsky as Principal Ball, AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis, Tim Meadows as Mr. Glascott, Cedric Yarbrough as Vic, Kenny Ridwan as Dave Kim, and Jim Titus as Bartender.
"Bill/Murray" was written by Chris Bishop & Josh Goldsmith and directed by David Katzenberg.
"Patriot Games" - Alex's worst nightmare is realized when she gets news that she has to share the Valedictorian title with her number one competitor, Sunjay! Both sets of parents get equally caught up in the rivalry and convince Principal Brown to let them break the tie via a gym grade they both have not completed - a one mile run. Elsewhere, Gloria is studying for her upcoming U.S. citizenship test and a visit from Javier (guest star Benjamin Bratt) throws her off her game, and Mitch and Cam blindly agree to join a protest against a local restaurant that they are actually secretly excited about, on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 (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.
"Patriot Games" was written by Vali Chandrasekaran and directed by Alisa Statman.
"Please Don't Ask, Please Don't Tell" - Dre's sister, Rhonda (guest star Raven-Symone), is in town for Mother's Day and although she hasn't come out to the family, everyone knows she's gay - except Ruby (guest star Jenifer Lewis) -- and Bow thinks Dre should tell her the truth. Meanwhile, Zoey tries to help Junior have better 'gaydar,' and Diane and Jack compete to see who will have the perfect Mother's Day gift, on "black-ish," WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 (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 Raven-Symone as Rhonda, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter MacKenzie as Mr. Stevens, Jeff Meacham as Josh, Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy, Edi Patterson as Laura, Allen Maldonado as Curtis, Elle Young as Sharon, Aseem Batra as Naiya, Michael C. Nelson as Nurse Larry, Issac Ryan Brown as young Dre.
"Please Don't Ask, Please Don't Tell," was written by Peter Saji and directed by Victor Nelli.
"Episode Ten" - Revelations from Aubry's recent statements have far-reaching implications as new and damaging allegations against Matt Skokie's role in the incident come to light. This setback is finally one that from which Barb will be unable to recover, leaving Russ to pick up the fight. Carter is handed a new lease on life while Hector's prospects turn for the worst after Aubry's account renders his testimony regarding Carter and the murder weapon inconsequential. Hector's immediately deported and turned over to the Mexican authorities. Elsewhere, though Alonzo struggles to find character witnesses for Tony's upcoming hearing, his family unifies, on "American Crime," THURSDAY, MAY 7 (10:01-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"American Crime" stars Felicity Huffman as Barb Hanlon, Timothy Hutton as Russ Skokie, W. Earl Brown as Tom Carlin, Richard Cabral as Hector Tontz, Caitlin Gerard as Aubry Taylor, Benito Martinez as Alonzo Gutierrez, Penelope Ann Miller as Eve Carlin, Elvis Nolasco as Carter Nix, Johnny Ortiz as Tony Gutierrez and guest starring Regina King as Aliyah Shadeed.
Guest Starring David Hoflin as Mark, Jesse Borrego as Oscar, Gleendilys Inoa as Jenny Gutierrez, Gwendoline Yeo as Richelle, Brent Anderson as Palmer, Ricky Catter as Sanchez, Israel Bocanegra as Co Malloy, Matt Connelly as Mr. Hall, Mike Clossin as Judge Wilson, Darryl Cox as Evan Barry, Vanessa DeSilvio as Paredes, Cedric Duplechain as Timothy Little, Edgar Ivan Garcia as Carlos, Bob Hess as Michael Taylor, Shane Jacobsen as Detective Quinn, Linda Leonard as Lorietta, Joe Nemmers as Rick Soderbergh, Kattia Ortiz as Sibila Nu?ez, Hugo Perez as Robles, Kira Pozehl as Gwen Skokie, Jennifer Savidge as Ruth Taylor, Todd Terry as Jackson, Leticia Trejo as Esperanza and Vernon Tuck as Manny.
"Episode Ten" was written by Sonay Hoffman and directed by Millicent Shelton.