ABC Upcoming Episode Press Releases - Various Shows - 2nd November 2015 By Nirat Anop (November 2, 2015, 10:00 pm)
Last Man Standing, The Middle, Nashville, The Goldbergs, How to Get Away With Murder, Black-ish, Dr. Ken, Wicked City
The Goldbergs - Episode 3.08 - In Conclusion, Thanksgiving
“In Conclusion, Thanksgiving” – Beverly insists the entire family gather for the holiday, but tension builds when brother-in-law Marvin tricks Pop-Pop into thinking Thanksgiving was at his house. Meanwhile, Pops passes the torch to Barry and Erica to give the holiday toast, resulting in them trying to one-up each other, on “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (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, AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis with George Segal (“Just Shoot Me”) as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) as Murray Goldberg.
Guest starring is Dan Fogler as Marvin Goldberg, Judd Hirsch as Pop-Pop and Sam Kindseth as Dave Sirota.
“In Conclusion, Thanksgiving” was written by Dan Levy and directed by Jay Chandrasekhar.
“Chop Shop” – While Bow prepares for the Johnson family’s annual Christmas card shoot, Dre takes Junior and Jack to the Barber Shop to get a hair cut from his lifelong Barber, T. When Junior decides to let another Barber cut his hair, Dre feels Junior has violated the most sacred of codes. The family is not happy with Dre’s new hair cut but Dre is disappointed in Junior’s lack of loyalty to T., on “black-ish,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (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 Laurence Fishburne as Pops.
Guest starring is Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens, Jeff Meacham as Josh, Catherine Reitman as Lucy, Allen Maldonado as Curtis and Issac Ryan Brown as Young Dre.
“Chop Shop” was written by Hale Rothstein and directed by John Putch.
“Unguarded Moments” – Rayna wants to turn down Sony’s contract offer for Maddie to be a solo artist and finds her family life distracting her from her work with Markus. Luke is desperate to regain Colt’s trust; Gunnar’s girlfriend, Erin, causes issues on tour with Scarlett and Avery scrambles to make money doing insipid jingles, on “Nashville” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (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, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad, Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad and Aubrey Peeples as Layla Grant.
Guest starring are David Alford as Bucky Dawes, Riley Smith as Markus Keen, Scout Taylor-Compton as Erin, Mark Collie as Frankie and Nick Jandl as Dr. Caleb Rand.
“Unguarded Moments” was written by Paul Keables and directed by Ron Underwood.
Wicked City - Episode 1.04 - The Very Thought Of You
“The Very Thought of You” – Jack focuses on a woman from the past who may have been the catalyst for the murderer’s current killing spree; Betty decides to go all-in as Kent’s partner, and together they troll a club in search of a victim; Karen is offered a job with Rolling Stone, which does not please Diver; a menacing old flame of Betty’s reemerges and sets his sights on trying to reignite their troubled past; and Dianne finds herself in dire straits when her allegiances are questioned by a powerful drug lord, on “Wicked City,” TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Wicked City” stars Ed Westwick as Kent Grainger, Erika Christensen as Betty Beaumontaine, Jeremy Sisto as Jack Roth, Taissa Farmiga as Karen McClaren, Gabriel Luna as Paco Contreras, Karolina Wydra as Dianne Kubek, Evan Ross as Diver Hawkes, Anne Winters as Vicki Roth and Jaime Ray Newman as Allison Roth.
Guest starring are Kirk Baltz as Det. Arnie Bukowski, Sara Mornell as Det. Eileen Miller, Vincent Ventresca as Jimmy Lovett, Tyson Ritter as Bucket, Martha Quinn as anchor, Eric Pierpoint as Bruce Forrester, Sandra Purpuro as Faye Haskel, Sam Adegoke as Graham Walker, Lauren McKnight as Natasha Young, Haley Strode as Rita Forrester, Gabriel Bateman as young Kent Cooper, Scott Bird as bouncer and Jeffrey Damnit as rock god.
”The Very Thought of You” was written by Sarah Byrd and directed by J. Miller Tobin.
“Thanksgiving VII” – The Hecks agree to forgo Thanksgiving after Frankie finds out that she's out of a job until January and must pick up a holiday position, which requires her to work on Thanksgiving in order to make ends meet. Much to her dismay, she ends up once again having to portray an overworked 19th century woman back at Heritage Village during the Harvest Feast and finds herself going face-to-face with Sheila (Faith Ford), a woman who definitely takes her job too seriously. Meanwhile, Sue goes back to work at Spudsy's over her holiday break in the hopes that she'll once again run into Logan - the dreamy Abercrombie guy, Axl finds himself in foreign territory when he starts becoming emotional over how his life has turned out, and Mike and Brick find themselves needing to find a bonding experience when the electricity goes out at the house and they are forced to interact with each other, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (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, Faith Ford as Sheila, Rick Overton as Obadiah, Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue, Jimmy Bellinger as Edwin, Steven Lee Allen as bartender, Jane Casserly as female guest, Natalie Lander as Debbie, Brittany Ross and Courtney, Collin Christopher as male customer and Loretta Fox as shopper on floor.
”Thanksgiving VII” was written by Rich Dahm and directed by Elliot Hegarty.
How to Get Away with Murder - Episode 2.09 - What Did We Do?
“What Did We Do?” – ADA Sinclair discovers a break in her favor in the Hapstall case, but her actions result in a deadly outcome as details are revealed about the night Annalise was shot, including the person responsible for pulling the trigger, on the winter finale of “How to Get Away with Murder,” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network
“How to Get Away with Murder” stars Academy-Award Nominee Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Detective Nate Lahey, Alfred Enoch as Wes Gibbins, Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh, Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt, Matt McGorry as Asher Millstone, Karla Souza as Laurel Castillo, Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino and Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom.
“What Did We Do?” was written by Michael Foley & Erika Green Swafford and directed by Bill D’Elia.
Last Man Standing - Episode 5.09 - The Gratitude List
“The Gratitude List” – Although Vanessa is disappointed it will only be her, Mike and Eve at the Baxter Thanksgiving table, she’s more let down when Eve bypasses one of their holiday traditions and calls it “goofy.” Meanwhile, Kristin finds out Mandy is lying to their parents about where she and Kyle will be spending Thanksgiving dinner, on “Last Man Standing,” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.
“The Gratitude List” was written by Richard Brandon Manus and directed by John Pasquin.
“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.
Dr. Ken - Episode 1.08 - Thanksgiving Culture Clash
“Thanksgiving Culture Clash” – Molly rebels and gets a Japanese tattoo, which spirals Ken and Allison into having a cultural face-off when Allison claims she is more Japanese than Ken is Korean. At a holiday dinner, they push their traditional dishes on their guests, while Dave documents the Thanksgiving events for a school project. Also, Julie, fearful of being alone due to a recent heartbreak, invites the office over to her place – but Damona and Clark try finding a way to leave early so they can make it to their other Thanksgiving plans, on “Dr. Ken,” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (8:31-9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.
“Dr. Ken” stars Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell Martin as Damona, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Kate Simses as Julie, Albert Tsai as Dave, Krista Marie Yu as Molly, and Dave Foley as Pat.
Guest cast: Dana Lee as D.K., Alexis Rhee as In-Sook, Jeanne Sakata as Pam, Clyde Kusatsu as Jerry.
“Thanksgiving Culture Clash” was written by Mike O’Connell and directed by Ken Whittingham. Executive producers are Mike Sikowitz, John Davis and John Fox. Ken Jeong and Mike O’Connell are co-executive producers. “Dr. Ken” is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.