ABC Orders 2 New Shows for 2020-2021

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A new drama and a new comedy are coming to ABC in the coming months. 

The network just announced that it has picked up The Big Sky, a drama by David E. Kelley, and Call Your Mother, a comedy from Kari Lizer. 

The Big Sky is a mystery thriller about two private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt teaming up with ex-cop Jenny Hoyt (who also happens to be Cody’s estranged wife) to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver. They discover that the sisters are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, and it become a race against the clock. 

Katheryn Winnick stars as Jenny Hoyt, with Kylie Bunbury as Cassie Dewell, and Ryan Phillippe as Cody Hoyt, with Brian Geraghty, Dedee Pfeiffer, Natalie Alyn Lind, Jesse James Keitel, and John Carroll Lynch also starring. 

Call Your Mother is a multicam comedy that stars Kyra Sedgwick as Jean Raines, a mom who realizes her kids have all grown up and left her behind while they live their best lives thousands of miles away, so she reinserts herself into their lives and they realize they might need her more than they thought. 

Rachel Sennott, Joey bragg, Patrick Brammall, Emma Caymares, and Austin Crute all star alongside Sedgwick. 

Production on almost all TV shows is currently shut down due to the pandemic, so no premiere dates or schedule is currently available. ABC also canceled a handful of shows and renewed 19 total series

“At a time when we are physically apart and shared experiences matter more than ever, these shows will build on the strategy that has made us No. 1 this season—bringing people together, creating cultural moments, and making content that entertains and inspires across generations and demographics,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment, in a statement. “Our top priority now is to work with our studio partners to ensure a safe return to production so that we can build on the strong momentum of a winning lineup with measured bets on new series that will invigorate our air and continue to deliver the quality programming that our viewers have come to expect and love.”

Check out all the new shows ordered for the 2020/2021 season so far below! 

Kyra Sedgwick

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Kylie Bunbury

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Jared Padalecki

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Stella Baker

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Superman, Supergirl


Olivia Liang


Jane Curtin

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Rebecca Breeds

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B Positive


Queen Latifah

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Christopher Meloni, Detective Elliot Stabler, Law & Order: SVU

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Dwayne Johnson

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Kenan Thompson


Ted Danson


Filthy Rich, Kim Cattrall


Clea DuVall

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Next, John Slattery


Nick Offerman

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Mayim Bialik

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Ken Jeong


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