Like last year, ABC’s got a whole lot of drama pilots in contention in 2017, and for good reason. The network’s three major drama pickups last year — Notorious, Conviction, and Time After Time — failed to connect with audiences and critics alike. Channing Dungey must really be feeling the pressure to deliver.
ABC might have plenty of room for dramas this year, and I’m hoping Dungey takes at least one or two risks. Apart from the usual suspects like Shondaland and Marvel, ABC has a fairly diverse lineup of shows.