1. Marvel’s Inhumans
Who’s in it? Eme Ikwuakor, Ken Leung, Anson Mount, Serinda Swan, Isabelle Cornish, and Iwan Rheon
Who created it? Scott Buck, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory
What’s it about? ABC’s Marvel partnership continues with this sorta spin-off from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as the Inhumans (a race of superpowered humans) were first introduced in Season 2. This show revolves around a royal family of Inhumans who flee to Hawaii following a revolt.
2. The Mayor
Who’s in it? Brandon Micheal Hall, Lea Michele, Bernard David Jones, Marcel Spears, Yvette Nicole Brown
Who created it? Daveed Diggs, Jeremy Bronson, Jamie Tarses, James Griffiths
What’s it about? A young rapper runs for mayor of his hometown as a publicity stunt — and wins.
3. The Gospel of Kevin
Who’s in it? Jason Ritter, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Cristela Alonzo, J. August Richards, Chloe East, Dustin Ybarra, India de Beaufort
Who created it? Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters
What’s it about? An oblivious and self-centered man encounters a spiritual entity who tasks him with saving the world.
4. For the People
Who’s in it? Britne Oldford, Lyndon Smith, Ben Rappaport, Susannah Flood, Wesam Keesh, Regé-Jean Page, Ben Shenkman, Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Anna Deavere Smith
Who created it? Paul William Davies, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers
What’s it about? Young lawyers on both sides — prosecution and defense — duke it out in federal court, specifically the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Which apparently, according to the logline, is called “The Mother Court”? We’re learning things already from this new Shondaland show. (And the lawyers socialize together too!)
5. The Crossing
Who’s in it? Steve Zahn, Natalie Martinez, Sandrine Holt, Rick Gomez, Jay Karnes, Marcuis Harris, Simone Kessel, Kelly Missal, Rob Campbell, Grant Harvey, Bailey Skodje, Jon D’Leo, Luc Roderique, Tommy Bastow
Who created it? Rob Bowman, Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie, Jason Reed
What’s it about? Five hundred refugees try to escape their war-torn country. When they arrive in a small stateside fishing town, there are only 47 remaining. The mystery is: The refugees are American and the war they’re trying to escape hasn’t happened yet. Dun dun dun.
6. Untitled Zach Braff/Matt Tarses project
Who’s in it? Zach Braff, Tiya Sircar, Hillary Anne Matthews, Michael Imperioli, Elisha Henig, Audyssie James
Who created it? Zach Braff, Matt Tarses, John Davis, John Fox, Alex Blumberg, Chris Gilberti, Matt Lieber
What’s it about? Braff plays a married dad and “brilliant radio journalist” who decides to quit his job to start a company. This show, which Braff also directed, is loosely based on StartUp, the podcast.
Note: In mid-May every year, the five television broadcast networks — NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, and The CW — present their new shows and upcoming schedules to advertisers at events called “the upfronts.” That’s why you see an onslaught of new programming in May, as well as the cancellation of current shows. This post will be continually updated.