ABC Upcoming Episode Press Releases - Various Shows - 9th February 2016 *Updated* By Nirat Anop (February 9, 2016, 11:39 pm)
Last Man Standing, Modern Family, The Middle, The Goldbergs, American Crime, Black-ish, Fresh Off The Boat, Dr. Ken
Fresh Off The Boat - Episode 2.14 - Michael Chang Fever - Press Release
EMERY HAS A GIFT FOR TENNIS, AND EDDIE HELPS EVAN CONFRONT A BAD HABIT, ON ABC’S “FRESH OFF THE BOAT”
Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Guests Stars
“Michael Chang Fever” – Louis and Jessica learn that Emery has great potential to be the next Chinese-American tennis super star. But after hiring tennis legend Billie Jean King to take Emery to the next level, they realize she may be taking the training too far. Meanwhile, Eddie helps Evan pay off a gambling debt, on ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” airing on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST).
Inspired by a true story, “Fresh Off the Boat” stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery, Ian Chen as Evan and Chelsey Crisp as Honey.
Guest starring are Billie Jean King as herself, Trevor Larcom as Trent, Evan Hannemann as Barefoot Dave, Dash Williams as Brian, Prophet Bolden as Walter, Isabella Crouch as Alison and Cleo Fraser as Stacey.
“Michael Chang Fever” was written by Sanjay Shah and directed by Bill Purple.
“Fresh Off the Boat” was written by Nahnatchka Khan, who also serves as executive producer. Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar are also executive producers. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
Dr. Ken - Episode 1.16 - Meeting Molly’s Boyfriend
ALLISON REVEALS AN OVERLAPPING ROMANCE WHEN SHE FIRST STARTED DATING KEN, ON ABC’S “DR. KEN”
“Meeting Molly’s Boyfriend” – When Molly brings home her boyfriend, Allison has a conflict of interest when she realizes that he’s the son of one of her patients. Through a therapy session, Allison concludes that Molly’s boyfriend is cheating on her, but when Ken and Allison try to pry it out of him, it’s actually Molly who admits to cheating. This leads Allison to reveal her own overlapping romance when she first started dating Ken. Meanwhile, Pat begins kissing up to the staff, knowing that his evaluation is coming up, on “Dr. Ken,” FRIDAY, February 26 (8:31-9:00 p.m. EST) 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 starring are Marques Ray as Juan-Julio, David Valdes as Sean, and Marisa Chen Moller as Linda.
“Meeting Molly’s Boyfriend” was written by Nicole Sun and directed by Victor Gonzalez. 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.
“Tanks for the Memories” – Mike is anxious to buy the miniature tank collection once belonging to the late husband of his neighbor, Helen Potts (Patricia Richardson). But when he discovers Helen already sold the collection, he goes to extremes to make the collection his own. Meanwhile, Kristin and Ed are concerned when a mysterious “Bubba X” posts a scathing review about their dining experience at the Outdoor Man Restaurant, on “Last Man Standing,” FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (8:00–8:31 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.
“Tanks for the Memories” was written by Mike Teverbaugh 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 Patricia Richardson as Helen Potts.
LEYLAND HIGH SCHOOL MOURNS THE LOSS OF ONE OF THEIR OWN; CURT ATTEMPTS TO FILE A MISSING PERSON’S REPORT WITH THE POLICE WHEN HE BELIEVES THAT HIS ESTRANGED WIFE, LILAH, HAS RUN OFF WITH THEIR SON, PETER; AND BECCA MAKES A STARTLING CONFESSION TO DAN, ON ABC’S “AMERICAN CRIME”
The Episode Features Interviews with Real-Life Columbine Teachers, Along with Parents and Victims of LGBT Bullying
“Season Two: Episode Eight” – In an episode that features interviews with real-life Columbine teachers, along with parents and victims of LGBT bullying, Leyland High School mourns the loss of one of their own, while Leslie finds her job on the line in the aftermath of the tragedy; Curt tries to file a missing person’s report with the police when he suspects his estranged wife, Lilah, has run off with their son, Peter, after she blames him for son Eric’s sexuality; Becca makes a startling confession to Dan; and Sebastian reaches out to Anne in an attempt to help her bring retribution to those who caused her son Taylor’s downfall, on “American Crime,” WEDNESDAY, February 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.
“American Crime” stars Felicity Huffman as Leslie Graham, Timothy Hutton as Dan Sullivan, Lili Taylor as Anne Blaine, Elvis Nolasco as Chris Dixon, Trevor Jackson as Kevin LaCroix, Connor Jessup as Taylor Blaine, Joey Pollari as Eric Tanner, Angelique Rivera as Evy Dominguez and Regina King as Terri LaCroix.
Guest starring are Richard Cabral as Sebastian, Hope Davis as Steph Sullivan, Sky Van Vliet as Becca Sullivan, Brent Anderson as Curt Tanner, Christopher Stanley as Charles, Jennifer Griffin as Patty, Reis Myers McCormick as Burrows, Constance Jones as Dr. Lewis, Merrilee McCommas as Grace, Charissa Allen as Debra, Deneen Tyler as Det. Rollins, Quetta Carpenter as Marckel, Abriella Gonzales as Mercy, Gabriela Rangel as Mia, Damon Carney as Wheeler, Kate Lacey as desk sergeant, Steve Mokate as Olson, Michael Danburg as registration officer, Sheryl Moore as interviewee #1, Paula Reed as interviewee #2, Kiki Leyba as interviewee #3, Violet Huston as interviewee #4 and Miah Register as interviewee #5.
”Season Two: Episode Eight” was written by Keith Huff and directed by Kimberly Peirce.
MIKE ATTEMPTS TO HELP BRICK BECOME MORE RESPONSIBLE IN HIS QUEST TO BECOMING A MAN; SUE TRIES TO FIND HERSELF A BOYFRIEND; AND AXL AND HUTCH FIND A NEW HOME IN THE FORM OF A WINNEBAGO, ON ABC’S “THE MIDDLE”
“The Man Hunt” – After Brick attends a Bar Mitzvah and questions when he’ll officially become a man, Mike attempts to help him become more responsible in his quest to manhood. Meanwhile, Sue exudes a little too much enthusiasm as she tries to flirt and find herself a boyfriend, and Axl and Hutch find themselves a new home in the form of a Winnebago, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, February 24 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST) 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 Alphonso McAuley as Hutch, Daniela Bobadilla as Lexie, Keaton Savage as Tyler, Malcolm Foster Smith as Dave, Troy Metcalf as Jim, Greg Cipes as Chuck, Tommy Bechtold as Kenny, Jeremy Denzlinger as Officer Bennett, Brett Johnson as Andy and Jake Allyn as Jason.
”The Man Hunt” was written by Roy Brown and directed by Danny Salles.
The Goldbergs - Episode 3.16 - Edward ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Edwards
AN UNLIKELY OLYMPIC ATHLETE INSPIRES BARRY WHILE THE LATEST FURNITURE CRAZE HITS MURRAY’S STORE, ON ABC’S “THE GOLDBERGS”
“Edward ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Edwards” – When Barry sees underdog Eddie the Eagle in the Olympics, he decides to popularize Ball Ball in order to gain respect at school. Meanwhile, Beverly catches wind that Murray’s store sales are down and intervenes by selling the latest furniture craze, on “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST) 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 Bryan Callen as Coach Mellor, Cedric Yarbrough as Vic, Sam Lerner as Geoff Schwartz, Noah Munck as Naked Rob, Matt Bush as Andy Cogan, Sean Marquette as Johnny Atkins, Alex Jennings as Carla, Nate Hartley as Dan, Niko Guardado as Ruben Amaro, Jr. and Lance Krall as Dick Biggens.
“Edward ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Edwards” was written by Dan Levy and directed by Jon Corn.
A TORRENTIAL RAIN STORM HAS EVERYONE TAKING COVER AT JAY AND GLORIA’S, AND SO MANY PEOPLE STUCK IN CLOSE QUARTERS IS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER, ON ABC’S “MODERN FAMILY”
“The Storm” – A huge thunder storm brings wide power outages and the whole family congregates at Jay and Gloria’s to use their generator, but Jay has one foot out the door desperately trying to make it to a reunion with some old Navy buddies. Meanwhile, Phil tries to be the hero and redeem himself after a very embarrassing public panic attack earlier, but only causes more headaches for everyone. Mitch and Cam grasp at straws trying to salvage Lily’s birthday party where the most popular girl at school is in attendance, and Haley turns up the seduction efforts with Andy, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (9:00-9:31 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.
“Modern Family” stars Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett, Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Sofia Vergara as Gloria Pritchett, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy, Nolan Gould as Luke Dunphy, Ariel Winter as Alex Dunphy, Rico Rodriguez as Manny Delgado, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily Tucker-Pritchett and Jeremy Maguire as Joe Pritchett.
Guest starring are Adam DeVine as Andy, Juliette Jeffers as Mom, Chloe Csengery as Maisie, Violet Lux as Ashley, Rigel Blue as Lily’s Friend and Raegan Revord as Megan.
“The Storm” was written by Danny Zuker and directed by James Bagdonas.
DRE AND BOW NAVIGATE TALKING TO THEIR KIDS ABOUT A CONTROVERSIAL COURT CASE VERDICT, ON ABC’S “black-ish”
“Hope” – When the kids ask some tough questions in the midst of a highly publicized court case involving alleged police brutality and an African-American teenager, Dre and Bow are conflicted on how best to field them. Dre, along with Pops and Ruby, feel the kids need to know what kind of world they’re living in, while Bow would like to give them a more hopeful view about life. When the verdict is announced, the family handles the news in different ways while watching the community react, on “black-ish,” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (9:31-10:00 p.m. EST) 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 and Issac Ryan Brown as Young Dre.
“Hope” was written by Kenya Barris and directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller.