ABC's first new series orders for the 2013-14 season went to Joss Whedon's "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" and Rebel Wilson's comedy "Super Fun Night."
Alphabet has also ordered baseball-themed comedy from Cullen brothers, "Back in the Game," and drama "Mind Games" (fka "Influence") from Kyle Killen.
Comedy "Super Fun," from Warner Bros. TV and Conan O'Brien's Conaco banner, was developed last year at CBS. It features Wilson as the center of a group of young women whose regular Friday night get-together is thrown off when she gets a promotion at her law firm.
Renewals also went out to "Grey's Anatomy," "Castle," "Scandal," "Revenge," "Once Upon A Time" and comedy "Suburgatory."
Here's the descriptions:
MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD
Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvelâs feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); brilliant engineer and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
From Executive Producers Joss Whedon (âMarvel's The Avengers,â âBuffy the Vampire Slayerâ); Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, âMarvelâs Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.â pilot co-writers (âDollhouse,â âDr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blogâ);Â Jeffrey Bell (âAngel,â âAliasâ); and Jeph Loeb (âSmallville,â âLost,â âHeroesâ) comes Marvel's first TV series.Â âMarvelâs Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.â is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
Clark (Steve Zahn) and Ross (Christian Slater) Edwards are brothers and partners in a unique agency committed to solving clientsâ problems using the hard science of psychological manipulation.Â Clark is a former professor and a world-renowned expert in the field of human behavior.Â He has a checkered history due to bipolar disorder, which sometimes results in quirky, manic episodes.Â His older brother Ross is a slick con man who spent time in prison.Â Each in their own way knows what makes people tick.Â Drawing from the most cutting edge research in psychology, they can a tailor a plan to influence any situation.Â Itâs a little bit science, a little bit con artistry plus a smattering of Jedi mind tricks. The brothers, along with their team of master manipulators are offering clients an alternative to fate.
âMind Gamesâ stars Steve Zahn (âTremeâ) as Clark, Christian Slater (âTrue Romanceâ) as Ross, Megalyn Echikunwoke (âCSI: Miamiâ) as Megan, Cedric Sanders (âThe Social Networkâ) as Latrell, Gregory Marcel (âThe Good Shepherdâ) as Miles, Wynn Everett (âThe Newsroomâ) as Claire.
Written and executive produced by Kyle Killen, also executive produced by Keith Redman.Â âMind Gamesâ is a 20th Century Fox Television production.Â Miguel Sapochnik directed the pilot.Â
SUPER FUN NIGHT
Junior attorney Kimmie Boubier (Rebel Wilson) and her two best friends Helen-Alice (Liza Lapira) and Marika (Lauren Ash) have had a standing date every Friday night for the last 13 years. They even have a motto for what they call âFriday Night Fun Nightâ:Â âAlways together! Always Inside!âÂ However, Kimmieâs recent promotion throws a monkey wrench into the tradition. Not only is she now working with her idol, âLady Lawyer of the Yearâ Felicity Vanderstone (Kelen Coleman), but she meets a dashingly handsome British attorney, Richard Lovell (Kevin Bishop), who invites her to his party at a trendy club.Â Determined to spend time with Richard and heed Felicityâs advice to network, Kimmie sets out to convince her friends to take Super Fun Night on the road.
âSuper Fun Nightâ stars Rebel Wilson (âPitch Perfect,â âBridesmaidsâ) as Kimmie, Lauren Ash (âLars and the Real Girlâ) as Marika, Liza Lapira (âDonât Trust the Bâin Apt. 23â) as Helen-Alice, Kelen Coleman (âThe Newsroomâ) as Felicity, Kevin Bishop (âStar Storiesâ) as Richard.
âSuper Fun Nightâ was written and executive produced by Rebel Wilson. Executive producers are Conan OâBrien, David Kissinger, and director John Riggi (â30 Rockâ). âSuper Fun Nightâ is from Conan OâBrienâs production company, Conaco Prods and is produced by Warner Bros. Television.
âBACK IN THE GAMEâ
Terry Gannon Jr. (Maggie Lawson) was an All Star Softball player until life threw her a couple curve balls: a baby, a lost college scholarship and a loser for a husband.Â After striking out on her own, Terry and her son Danny (Griffin Gluck) move in with her estranged father, Terry Sr. aka âThe Cannonâ (James Caan).Â The Cannon is an opinionated, beer-guzzling, ex-athlete who never quite made the cut as a single father or professional baseball player.Â As hard as Terry tries to keep Danny away from the sports-driven lifestyle of her youth, Tommy wants to play Little League.Â His stunning lack of baseball skills (he doesnât even know which hand the mitt goes on) makes him the laughing stock of the baseball field and his grandfatherâs living room.Â When Danny and a group of other athletically-challenged hopefuls fail to make the team, Dannyâs disappointment forces Terry to face her past.Â Â So when a wealthy neighbor volunteers to finance a team for the rejected kids, Terry reluctantly offers to coach the team of misfits.
âBack In The Gameâ stars Maggie Lawson (âPsychâ) as Terry, Jr., James Caan (âLas Vegasâ) as Terry âThe Cannonâ Gannon, Sr., Lenora Crichlow (âBeing Human,â âFast Girlsâ) as Gigi,Â Griffin Gluck (âPrivate Practiceâ) as Danny,Â Ben Koldyke (âBig Loveâ) as Dick,Â Kennedy Waite (âI-Dollâ) as Vanessa,Â J.J. Totah (âJessieâ) as Michael, Cooper Roth as David.
âBack In The Gameâ was written by Mark and Robb Cullen (âLucky,â âLas Vegasâ), who also executive produce along with directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (âBad Santa,â âCrazy, Stupid, Loveâ) and Aaron Kaplan (âThe Neighborsâ).Â âSheâs Got Gameâ is from 20TH Century Fox Television/ Kapital Entertainment.