ABC Upcoming Episode Press Releases - Various Shows - 27th April 2015 By Bradley Adams (April 27, 2015, 6:00 pm)
Modern Family, Scandal, The Middle, Nashville, The Goldbergs, American Crime, Black-ish
The Middle - Episode 6.24 - The Graduate (Season Finale)
UNFORESEEN EVENTS THREATEN TO RUIN SUE’S HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION, BRICK IS OFFERED THE CHANCE TO SKIP EIGHTH GRADE AND GO DIRECTLY TO HIGH SCHOOL, AND AXL THINKS HIS GIRLFRIEND DEVIN MAY BE PUTTING THEIR RELATIONSHIP ON HOLD OVER THE SUMMER, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF ABC’S “THE MIDDLE”
Episode was Directed by Co-Creator/Executive Producer Eileen Heisler
“The Graduate” – As graduation approaches, Sue begins to think that “the year of Sue” may end on a sour note when a series of unforeseen events threaten to ruin her special day. Meanwhile, Frankie and Mike are stunned to learn that Brick is doing so well in middle school that he’s been offered the chance to skip eighth grade and go directly into high school; and as summer vacation commences, Axl sees some images of his girlfriend Devin on social media having fun with some guys back home and begins to think he may lose her, on the season finale of “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 (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 French Stewart as Principal Cameron, Brooke Dillman as Coach Babbitt, Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Gia Mantegna as Devin Levin, Grace Bannon as Ruth and Mandy McMillian as Miss Polterak.
”The Graduate” was written by Eileen Heisler & DeAnn Heline and directed by Eileen Heisler.
BEVERLY AND MURRAY REACT AS ERICA READIES TO HEAD OUT OF TOWN FOR THE SUMMER, WHILE BARRY BECOMES THE SCHOOL MASCOT, ON ABC’S “THE GOLDBERGS”
“Turn Around, Bright Eyes” – When Erica gets accepted into a summer arts school, Beverly insists on throwing her a going-away party. Just as she departs for ten weeks, Beverly overly shows her affections while Murray struggles to tell Erica how he really feels. Meanwhile, Barry decides to be the school mascot to be closer to Lainey, but unbeknownst to him, their rival school is planning to beat up the mascot at the upcoming game, on the season finale of “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 (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 Bryan Callen as Coach Mellor, AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis, Natalie Alyn Lind as Dana Caldwell, JC Spink as Joe the Bus Driver, Nate Hartley as Dan, Mike Gray as Frank #1, Bret Green as Frank #2 and Mark Bloom as Proud Father.
“Turn Around, Bright Eyes”was written by Adam F. Goldberg and directed by David Katzenberg.
A JOB OFFER LANDS IN CLAIRE’S LAP AND JAY’S REACTION OR LACK THEREOF HAS HER WAVERING, ON ABC’S “MODERN FAMILY”
“Crying Out Loud” – The family is determined to make Alex celebrate her senior ditch day and Phil, Luke and Haley forcefully take her out but end up at an unexpected detour. Claire is torn when she gets a job offer from a big hotel chain but feeling torn quickly gets replaced with feelings of confusion when she can’t tell whether or not Jay really cares if she stays or goes. And with Manny groggy off of pain killers from his wisdom teeth procedure, Gloria seizes the moment to put a sabotage plan into effect to break Manny and his new girlfriend up, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 (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 include Lexi DiBenedetto as Kylie and Vaughn Armstrong as Mel.
“Crying Out Loud” was written by Megan Ganz, Stephen Lloyd and Chuck Tathum, and directed by Ryan Case.
DRE AND BOW DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN JUNIOR TELLS THEM HE’S BECOME A REPUBLICAN, ON “black-ish”
Bill Maher Appears As Himself
“Elephant in the Room” – Liberals Dre and Bow go ballistic when Junior declares he’s joined the Young Republican Club to impress a girl (ironically named Hillary). Since they really can’t believe any reasonable black people would be Republicans, Dre and Bow arrange to meet Hillary’s wealthy and conservative parents. Meanwhile, everyone teases Zoey when she finds out she needs glasses, on “black-ish,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Bill Maher appears as himself.
“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 Bill Maher as himself, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens, Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy, Jeff Meacham as Josh, Bumper Robinson as Marcus Montgomery, Judith Moreland as Angela Montgomery and Camryn Hamm as Hillary Montgomery.
“Elephant in the Room” was written by Courtney Lilly and directed by Anton Cropper.
Nashville - Episode 3.22 - Before You Go Make Sure You Know (Season Finale)
DEACON AND RAYNA CONFRONT THE THREAT TO THEIR FUTURE TOGETHER, AND JULIETTE’S SPIRAL PROMPTS AVERY TO ACTION, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF ABC’S “NASHVILLE”
“Before You Go Make Sure You Know” – Juliette is laser-focused on finishing her album – and when she puts everything and everyone she loves behind it – Avery makes a decision that impacts their lives forever. Deacon’s life hangs in the balance, but Rayna and the girls are by his side. With the clock ticking and the future uncertain, will they celebrate a life together? The season finale of “Nashville” airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 (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 Aubrey Peeples as Layla; Ed Amatrudo as Glenn Goodman; David Alford as Bucky Dawes; Jason Douglas as Dashell Brinks; Rex Linn as Bill Lexington; Alexa Penavega as Kiley Brenner; Dana Wheeler-Nicholson as Beverly; Kyle Dean Massey as Kevin Bicks and Nick Jandl as Dr. Caleb Rand.
“Before You Go Make Sure You Know” was written by Dee Johnson and Callie Khouri, and directed by Callie Khouri.
Scandal - Episode 4.22 - You Can't Take Command (Season Finale)
WHEN YOU DANCE WITH THE DEVIL YOU WILL GET BURNEDON ABC’S “SCANDAL”
“You Can’t Take Command” – Everything comes to a head in the shocking season finale when Olivia and the team finally make some big moves to take down Command, and Mellie’s fate is sealed as the election results are announced, on the season finale of “Scandal,” THURSDAY, MAY 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Scandal” stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Jacob “Jake” Ballard.
Guest cast TBA.
“You Can’t Take Command” was written by Shonda Rhimes and Mark Wilding and directed by Tom Verica.
LIVES ARE FOREVER CHANGED WITH TRAGIC ENDS AND HOPEFUL BEGINNINGS IN THE GRIPPING CONCLUSION OF ABC’S “AMERICAN CRIME”
Regina King (“Southland”) Guest Stars
“Episode Eleven” – In the provocative, heart stopping season finale, the criminal case comes to a shocking close for all those involved as we see each life forever altered by this incident. Charged with emotions and unexpected twists, certain journeys will end while others begin, on “American Crime,” THURSDAY, MAY 14 (10:01-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. Compelling touching
“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 Gutiérrez, Penelope Ann Miller as Eve Carlin, Elvis Nolasco as Carter Nix, Johnny Ortiz as Tony Gutiérrez and guest starring Regina King as Aliyah Shadeed.
Guest Starring David Hoflin as Mark, Gleendilys Inoa as Jenny Gutiérrez, Gwendoline Yeo as Richelle, Brent Anderson as Palmer, Cedric Duplechain as Timothy Little, Kira Pozehl as Gwen Skokie, Jennifer Savidge as Ruth Taylor, Kattia Ortiz as Sibila Nu?ez, Bob Hess as Michael Taylor, Shane Jacobsen as Detective Quinn, Hugo Perez as Robles, Shelton Jolivette as Minister Yousef, Erika Erica as Nurse, Todd Upchurch as Pastor James Bennett, Michael Ocampo as Marcus, Lanell Pe?a as Principal Hegera, Dawn Erin as Jensen, Eduardo Renteria as Gonzolaes, Jorge Rodas as Reyes, Jorge Ordonez as Father Pena, Pablo Esparza as Judge Perez, Randy DeHoyos as Mexican Bailiff and Dan Silver as Modesto Police Officer.
“Episode Eleven” was written and directed by John Ridley.