A First Look at Two New ABC Shows

Posted by at 9:46 am on May 19, 2011

ABC is giving us TV fans a preview of two of next season’s most talked up new dramas.

The first, Once Upon A Time, puts new life into classic fairytales by mashing them up with a modern heroine’s journey to save a world she didn’t even know she is part of.

Anna Swan, played by Jennifer Morrison (who you might remember as one of the original crew on House), is a woman knows how to take care of herself.  She’s a 28-year old bail bonds collector who’s been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. Henry (Jared Gilmore) is the 10 year old son she gave up who’s now in desperate need of Anna’s help.

Henry believes that Anna actually comes from an alternate world, and is Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) and Snow White’s (Ginnifer Goodwin) missing daughter.  According to his book of fairytales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queen’s (Lana Parilla) curse, which trapped the fairytale world forever, frozen in time.

Of course Anna doesn’t believe a word, but when she brings Henry back to Storybrooke, she finds herself drawn to this unusual boy and his strange New England town.  Concerned for Henry, she decides to stay for a while, but she soon suspects that Storybrooke is more than it seems.  Take a look at the preview:

Once Upon A Time, comes from two of the writers that brought you LOST (possibly the best TV show in the history of the world, but you already know that) Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.  The clip gives us a peak at characters we know, but with new twists and some hints that there will be pretty visuals to go along with them.  Here at ToT, we are already eager to see haow far Evil Queen (Lana Parilla) will go to fulfill her diabolical plan. Please pass the apple cider…

To find out more about Once Upon A Time, you can check out the show’s website or find it on Facebook or Twitter.

ABC’s most recently announced addition is Charlie’s Angels. It comes to us from Leonard Goldberg, producer of the orignal TV show; Drew Barrymore, star of the Charlie’s Angels movies; and the creative minds who revamped everyone’s favorite hero with the show Smallvile, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar.

Instead of giving us “three little girls who went to the police academy…and then got taken away from all that” we get three bad-ass girls, who are getting another shot working for Charlie Townsend. Abby (Rachael Taylor) is a Park Avenue Princess who became a world-class thief.  Kate (Annie Ilonzeh) is a Miami cop bad.  Finally there’s Gloria, a disgraced army lieutenant who has a way with explosives.  When one of the angels’ missions ends in Gloria’s tragic death, Charlie persuades them to partner with Gloria’s childhood friend, Eve (Minka Kelly), a street racer with a mysterious past.

The story has moved from California to Miami, where Charlie’s Angels delivers nonstop big screen action.  Bosley 2.0 (Ramon Rodriguez), is their hot, young technical expert, and with the guidance of their enigmatic boss Charlie (Robert Wagner), these angels are set to be an unstoppable crime fighting force. Take a look:

This re-boot of the re-boot, looks to have eye candy appeal combined with flashy action.  The Angels are now more than just pretty faces, they have the skillz and the firepower to stomp out Miami’s criminal element.  Making the Angels girls with pasts gives us the possibility for lots of interesting subplots and if the opening narration is Robert Wagner’s “CHarlie voice”, he’s done a great job of paying tribute to John Forsythe’s term as the enigmatic boss without sounding like a caricature.

To see more of Charlie’s Angel’s check out the website, Facebook and Twitter.

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