ABC has an
ambitious line-up for the 2013-2014 season, with eight new shows
premiering in the fall. But there are another four coming at mid-season,
including three dramas and a comedy. ABC's Fall 2013 Schedule>>
Below you can check out the trailers for mid-season shows Killer Women
, Mind Games
.Watch ABC's New Fall Drama Trailers>>Watch ABC's New Fall Comedy Trailers>>Killer WomenThe Plot
: Battlestar Galactica
's Tricia Helfer stars as a member of the elite Texas Rangers, fighting bad guys and looking good while doing it. The drama, from executive producer Sofia Vergara, also stars Helfer's BSG
co-star Michael Trucco and Marc Blucas from Necessary Roughness
and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
: This show looks like a lot of fun. It's just bullets flying and hot people having sex. If ABC can't succeed with Tricia Helfer in cowboy boots shooting a gun, they should just quit trying to make TV.
Mind GamesThe Plot
: Created by Kyle Killen (Lone Star
), two brothers, one a bipolar psych genius the other an ex-con, start a business to help people using psychological manipulation. It's kind of like TNT's Leverage
: Killen has a terrible track record on TV (he's failed at FOX and NBC). So does Christian Slater (My Own Worst Enemy
, Breaking In
, The Forgotten). Putting them together is just begging for a quick cancellation. As always, Killen's writing is a little cerebral and complex, as is the entire premise of the series, but Steve Zahn is pretty outstanding.
: More than 30 years after a little boy goes missing he appears in a rice paddy in China, but he hasn't aged at all. He's brought back to his hometown in Missouri where the mystery surrounding where he's been and why he's still a little kid grows.Prognosis
: This is one of ABC's limited-run series, meaning it's only intended to last 8-13 episodes. That's good, because this mystery seems just interesting enough to last that long.
: Ten singles head to a bar and the entire series takes place over the course of a single night.Prognosis
: This premise may be way too complicated for a comedy series (especially since it seems How I Met Your Mother
might do something similar for its final season). However, I'll give it a chance because some of the jokes are pretty funny and it has Vanessa Lengies (Glee
's Sugar Motta), who deserves a chance to shine instead of being stuck swaying in the background.
What do you think of ABC's mid-season shows? Are you excited to check them out? Which ones will succeed and which will fail?(Image and videos courtesy of ABC)