The writers’ strike may be over but that doesn’t mean the slew of recent cancelations, schedule changes, and episode count slashing is over.
As the Nets struggle to adjust to a new normal, and take stock of what shows are salvageable for the current 2023-24 TV season, ABC is the latest Broadcaster to make tweaks to its Fall 2023/24 primetime schedule.
First up: Home Economics, whose fate has been hanging in the balance for some months now, is officially no more. ABC announced the cancelation late Friday. Still up in the air are the fates of The Rookie: Feds, and The Good Doctor backdoor pilot/potential new series The Good Lawyer.
On the move is High Potential, a new drama series from Drew Goddard and ABC Signature which was originally scheduled for Fall 2023, but which will now air Fall 2024.
Film and TV writer Drew Goddard, whose credits include The Martian, The Cabin in the Woods, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog, Lost, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer executive produces along with Sarah Esberg.
The series is based on the popular French detective series HIP (High Intellectual Potential), focues on Morgan (Kaitlin Olson), a single mom with three kids and an exceptional mind.
Morgan helps solve an unsolvable crime when she rearranges some evidence during her shift as a cleaner for the police department. When they discover she has a knack for putting things in order because of her high intellectual potential, she is brought on as a consultant to work with a by-the-book seasoned detective Karadec (Daniel Sunjata), and together they form an unusual and unstoppable team.
For now, High Potential is one to keep on your Broadcast radar for next year.
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