The DivaGals are giving the ABC Upfronts a major thumbs up for creating a Fall lineup that feature multicultural casting, up front and center. Here are the shows you won’t want to miss in the upcoming season.
WHAT ITΓÇÖS ABOUT. This comedy takes a look at an African-American family who has achieved the American Dream. Now all patriarch Andre (comedian Anthony Anderson) has to do is figure out how to keep their ties to the motherland in tact.
OUR DIVALICIOUS TAKE. Being a person of color always means walking a thin line between belonging, and staying true to your culture. A comedic take to a very sensitive subject is a tricky tightrope to navigate. But we’re certain that in Anthony and Laurence Fishburne‘s capable hands, it should be a cakewalk — a Rites of Passage ceremony and a bro-mitzvah in the same episode? Comic gold!
How To Get Away With Murder
WHAT ITΓÇÖS ABOUT.We already know that Shondra Rhimes owns ABC on Thursday nights. The prolific showrunner continues her reign as the procedural soap opera queen with Academy Award nominee Viola Davis, who stars as Professor Annalise Keating. Under her tutelage, four law students learn how to manipulate the lawΓÇª outside of the classroom.
OUR DIVALICIOUS TAKE. Ummm, didn’t we just say Viola Davis? A commanding presence on screen, we’re already getting chills as she whips her students into a frenzy to find a way to get over the crime ΓÇô even if it means bending the law just a little (or a lot!). We have a feeling the Olivia Pope handbook is definitely getting a workout on this new series!
Fresh Off the Boat
WHAT ITΓÇÖS ABOUT. The misadventures of an Asian-American family that relocates from Washington D.C. in the nineties to look for the American DreamΓÇª in Florida?
OUR DIVALICIOUS TAKE. Based on the memoir by chef/restauranteur and TV personality Eddie Huang, and told through the eyes of his 12-year-old self, we have the opportunity to explore a culture not often seen on television ΓÇô in the universal vein of comedy. It’s The Goldbergs with an Asian flair, and we couldn’t be happier for a more diverse TV landscape.