Disney Upfront 2019 – Mixed’ish Comes To ABC. New Shows For Freeform, FX and NatGeo!By Delaina Dixon | May 15, 2019 | Entertainment
The ABC Upfront has got a new name: The Disney Upfront. That’s because there are so many new channels under the Disney banner, thanks to its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Sit back and count the ways Disney is coming across your screen!
At FX, one of the new channels in the Disney lineup, Chris Rock is joining its hit series Fargo. He’s playing Loi Cannon, a mob boss from Kansas City in the 1950s. Chris says he’d be a fan of the show even if he wasn’t on it.
The limited series Mrs. America is also coming to FX. OITNB vet Uzo Aduba portrays prominent politician Shirley Chisholm in the series, which explores the ratification of 27th amendment, granting women equal rights.
FX’s new comedy Untitled: Lil Dickey is a loosely scripted version of his everyday life as unexpected rapper sensation. He’s a #WBWD, so we’ll watch – it looks hysterical.
At National Geographic, another new Disney acquisition, Keegan-Michael Key is host of the series Brain Games┬áwhich will test the mental medal of celebs. He tells us watching the show will raise our IQ. As long as it doesn’t hurt! The show premieres Dec. 1.
We can’t wait for the limited Nat Geo series Genius: Aretha Franklin. Brian Grazer, award-winning writer Susan Lori Parks and mega-producer Clive Davis are behind what’s sure to be a deliciously good anthology about the Queen of Soul. We’re certain this biopic will pay her some R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Freeform makes all The Bold Type fans in the room happy with the announcement that the millennial fave has been picked up for a fourth season. And we’re all over the new series Motherland: Fort Salem. Witches are among us. Fortunately, they are working for our U.S. government to protect us from unearthly threats.
Party of Five, which was announced earlier this year, gets a modern reboot when the parents of five Latino children are deported, leaving their kids to fend and love for themselves. Freeform’s commitment to push the boundaries of inclusion — exceeded! They’ll also have the 25 Days of Christmas starting on Oct. 1 (don’t try to do the math).
At Disney’s broadcast network, Tiffany Haddish joins ABC as the new host of Kids Say the Darndest Things. Grey’s Anatomy becomes the longest-running primetime medical in TV history with its 16th season. Modern Family is coming to an end after a decade, and we know we’re gonna need a stack of tissues to get through it. Its executive team promises that the show that changed the face of traditional family life is “finishing strong.” The final season starts September 2019.
Check out these new shows coming to ABC.
Mixed’ish. Blackish’s Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) gets her own voice, in the form of her 12-year-old self. After living in a radicalized cult, Rainbow (Arica Himmel) and her siblings have to learn how to assimilate in the “Material World.” Thank goodness Auntie Dee Dee is there with advice and neon printed leggings. This show is destined to be a huge hit.
For Life. Producer extraordinaire 50 Cent crafts the story of Aaron Wallace, a man wrongly convicted of a crime who finds a way to practice law and save others while he’s still fighting to overturn his own sentence. Based on the real-life accounts of Isaac Wright Jr., it stars Nicholas Pinnock.
photo credit: ABC/Giovanni Rufino, ABC/Kelsey McNeal