The 2017 Upfronts: What WeΓÇÖll Be Watching This Season on ABC!By Delaina Dixon | May 17, 2017 | Entertainment
WhatΓÇÖs It About?┬áThe newest┬áresident at San Jose Saint Bonaventure Hospital┬áis one of its most brilliant surgeons. Dr. Shaun Murphy also has autism and savant syndrome. It allows him to┬áexperience his chosen career in ways no one can┬áimagine.
Our Divalicious Take. This can be a fascinating insight into the life of someone who has a little-understood disease, and how they work to fit into our world. In a time where we need to explore and appreciate our differences, the seriesΓÇÖ timing couldnΓÇÖt be better.
The Mayor (Tuesdays)
WhatΓÇÖs It About?┬áA young rapper runs for mayor ΓÇª and wins. He’s under-qualified, but unlike some people in government, Courtney Rose is one man who will actually fight for equal rights for all.
Our Divalicious Take.┬áABC most successful comedies revolve around family. Luckily, The Mayor has been smart enough to give Courtney, played by Brandon Michel Hall, a devoted mom ΓÇô actress Yvette Nicole Brown, and two best buds. America needs a new comedic voice, and Courtney may be just the guy to serve it up. The Mayor has our vote.
Alex, Inc. (midseason)
WhatΓÇÖs It About?┬áA radio journalist and father of two quits his job to start up a podcast company.
Our Divalicious Take.┬áFrom the mind of Zach Braff and the podcast StartUp, Alex, Inc. is also smartly making family its centerpiece. And weΓÇÖre so happy to see itΓÇÖs a diverse family, with Miss India AmericaΓÇÖs Tiya Sircar starring as ZachΓÇÖs wife.
Dancing With The Stars Junior ┬á(midseason)
WhatΓÇÖs It About?┬áThis new installment of DWTS will pair celebrity kids and kids of celebrities with professional junior ballroom dancers to compete for that coveted win.
Our Divalicious Take.┬áThis one is a no-brainer. Fans who love DWTS will love watching their fave starΓÇÖs offspring Waltz, Rhumba and Doble for the mirrored trophy.
The Crossing (midseason)
WhatΓÇÖs It About?┬áA small fishing town becomes a haven for refugees from a war-torn country ΓÇô only these people seeking asylum are from a war-raged America more than 100 years into the future.
Our Divalicious Take.┬áNo one does psychological drama quite like ABC. And since this is from the creators of Lost, there will be twists, turns and a little of the other world in this sure to be conspiracy-theory creating, canΓÇÖt miss an episode series. Its diverse cast includes Natalie Martinez, Rick Gomez and Marcuis Harris.
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