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ABC will add at least three new series to its primetime line-up next season, but the start date of the new season remains uncertain due to COVID-19. The first is drama “Big Sky” from David E. Kelley, which is a private detective series based on the series of books by C.J. Box starring Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury and Ryan Phillippe. Next is comedy “Call Your Mother” from Kari Lizer (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”), which follows an empty-nester mom (Kyra Sedgwick) who wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away. When decides her place is with her family and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids realize they might actually need her more than they thought.
The network previously announced a reboot of game show “Supermarket Sweep,” hosted by “SNL’s” Leslie Jones.
“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. “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.”
ABC has also canceled five series: sophomore comedies “Bless This Mess,” “Schooled” and “Single Parents;” drama “Emergence;” and the reboot of “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” The fate of recent romantic drama “The Baker and the Beauty” is uncertain.