ABC Upcoming Episode Press Releases - Various Shows - 14th September 2015 *Updated* By Samy Bgs (September 14, 2015, 6:10 pm)
Last Man Standing, The Middle, Nashville, The Goldbergs, Dr. Ken, Quantico, The Muppets
The Muppets - Episode 1.02 - Hostile Makeover
“Hostile Makeover” – In an attempt to make Miss Piggy happy, Kermit sets her up with Josh Groban who fills her head with ideas on how to make Up Late with Miss Piggy better.Meanwhile, Fozzie is invited to a party at Jay Leno’s house and everyone is annoyed that Bobo is selling cookies for his daughter’s troop, on “The Muppets” TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“The Muppets” stars Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Pepe the King Prawn, Rizzo, Scooter, Rowlf and The Electric Mayhem.
Don’t Cry (Pilot)” was written by Bill Prady & Bob Kushell and directed by Randall Einhorn.
Guest starring in “Hostile Makeover” is Josh Groban, Laurence Fishburne, Jay Leno, Lea Thompson and Reza Aslan.
“Hostile Makeover” was written by Bill Prady & Bob Kushell and directed by Randall Einhorn.
“The Muppets” is co-created and executive-produced by Bill Prady (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Bob Kushell (“3rd Rock From the Sun”). Randall Einhorn (“The Office”), Bill Barretta (“Muppets Most Wanted”), Debbie McClellan (The Muppets Studio) and Kyle Laughlin (The Muppets Studio) are also executive producers. “The Muppets” is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio.
“America” -- Alex is on the run and must outsmart Liam and his team to get into her apartment for anything that could help clear her name. Meanwhile, in a flashback to Quantico training, the NATS are tasked with finding a needle in a haystack while looking for potential threats to national security, on “Quantico” SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 (10:01--11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Quantico” stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish, Josh Hopkins as Liam O'Connor, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda Shaw, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan Booth, Tate Ellington as Simon Asher, Johanna Braddy as Shelby Wyatt, Graham Rogers as Caleb Haas and Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah Amin.
Guest starring are Rick Cosnett as Elias Harper and Anabelle Acosta as Nathalie Vasquez.
“America” was written by Joshua Safran and directed by Stephen Kay. Executive producers
of “Quantico” are Joshua Safran, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, Jake Coburn and Robert Sertner. “Quantico” is produced by ABC Studios.
“Pilot” – Ken is a cranky but lovable HMO doctor juggling medicine and parenting who realizes that even when he’s right, his unorthodox approach is often wrong. Allison, his wife and a therapist, helps keep him in check while juggling responsibilities with their two kids -- Dave, their youngest, is always making things interesting with his quirky attitude, plus their teenage daughter, Molly, keeping them on their toes. Meanwhile at the clinic, Dr. Ken’s staff includes his loyal, but oh-so-irritating staff, including a sharp tongued receptionist; a faithful nurse who is a confidante and partner-in-crime; a sweet, naïve resident who’s relentless optimism and quest for romance are a constant source of curiosity and irritation; and his nemesis, the hospital administrator, who never misses a chance to put the screws to Dr. Ken and his staff. The series premiere of “Dr. Ken” airs on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.
In the first episode, Ken is stressed out at work over his “whining, complaining” patients so he needs a therapy session with Allison; while back at home, Ken is nervous about Molly’s driving test – “What if she doesn’t fail!”
“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: Stephen Tobolowsky as Joe, Barak Hardley as Cellmate, Alonzo Bodden as Bouncer, Rene D. Moran as Narc.
“Pilot” was written by Jared Stern and directed by Scott Ellis. 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.
Last Man Standing - Episode 5.02 - Free Range Parents
"Free Range Parents" - Amidst the mass chaos of picking up Ryan from school, Mike asks a reluctant Ryan to let Boyd walk home unsupervised. Meanwhile, Ed and Kyle hold a "Doomsday Preppers" meeting, and Eve and Mandy try to keep a secret from Vanessa, on "Last Man Standing," FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.
"Free Range Parents" was written by Ed Yeager and directed by Victor Gonzalez.
"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.
Guest starring is Yvette Nicole Brown as movie-goer (O.S.).
Nashville - Episode 4.02 - 'Til the Pain Outwears the Shame
“'Til the Pain Outwears the Shame” — Juliette breaks down during an appearance on “Live with Kelly and Michael,” prompting Avery’s concern. But when she continues her pattern of irrational and volatile behavior, she leaves Avery with a struggle of his own. Meanwhile, Rayna is determined to show the world that Highway 65 is not just a vanity project and devises a plan to sign Markus Keen (Riley Smith, “True Blood”), one of the biggest rock artists around, on “Nashville” WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (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 Kelly Ripa as herself, Michael Strahan as himself, Pam Tillis as herself, Oliver Hudson as Jeff Fordham; Ed Amatrudo as Glenn Goodman; David Alford as Bucky Dawes; Riley Smith as Markus Keen; Dana Wheeler-Nicholson as Beverly; Kyle Dean Massey as Kevin Bicks; Nick Jandl as Dr. Caleb Rand; Cynthia McWilliams as Gabriella Manning and David Burke as Dr. Sugrue.
“'Til The Pain Outwears The Shame” was written by David Gould and directed by Jean de Segonzac.
“Cutting the Cord” – Nervous about starting college and disappointed that her dorm roommate has not arrived yet, Sue begins to drive Frankie and Mike crazy with her multiple texts and calls at all hours. But when her dorm roommate finally arrives, Sue naively thinks that all of her worries are going to go away and that she’ll make a new life-long friend. Meanwhile, Axl and Hutch find their house being overrun by ants, and Brick finds himself being protected by his own mysterious school bodyguard, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (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 Lyndon Smith as Holly Haypek, Alphonso McAuley as Hutch, Stephanie Merlo as Lindsey, Kimmy Shields as wandering girl, Tommy Bechtold as Kenny, Jerry Kernion as coach, Lauri Hendler as teacher, Jovan Armand as Troy, Nick Alvarez as head bully, Brice Fisher as underling bully and Danielle Macdonald as RA #2,
”Cutting the Cord” was written by Rich Dahm and directed by Danny Salles.
“A Chorus Lie” – As Adam enters puberty, Beverly does everything in her power to help him through this awkward phase, including his crackling singing voice. So when Adam gets a lead role in the school musical, Beverly convinces Ms. Cinoman to have Adam lip sync – just like the musical group Milli Vanilli – while performing in “A Chorus Line.” Meanwhile, Murray inspires Erica to go to the Homecoming Dance with JTP member Geoff Schwartz, on “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (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 Ana Gasteyer as Miss Cinoman, Bryan Callen as Coach Mellor, Kenny Ridwan as Dave Kim, Sam Lerner as Geoff Schwartz, Noah Munck as Naked Rob, Matt Bush as Andy Cogan, Nathan Gamble as Garry Ball, Sam Kindseth as Dave Sirota, Nate Hartley as Dan, Sean Marquette as Johnny Atkins and Alex Jennings as Carla.
“A Chorus Lie” was written by Marc Firek and directed by David Katzenberg.