ABC New Show Preview PART II: Trailers


We continue our look at ABC’s upcoming new shows with trailers for the projects.

Now let’s take a closer look at Deception, The Crossing, Splitting Up Together, The Mayor, and Alex Inc.


When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black (Kingsman‘s Jack Cutmore-Scott) has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, influence and illusion — the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world’s most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career.

The Crossing

Refugees from a war-torn country seek asylum in a small American fishing town, only the country these people are from is America… and the war they are fleeing hasn’t happened yet. As the government tries to uncover the truth behind this mysterious migration, only one thing is certain: The lives of the people here — both the townspeople and these newcomers — will never be the same.

Splitting Up Together

Based on the Danish series, the comedy centers on a couple (Fischer and Nashville alum Oliver Hudson) whose marriage is reignited by their divorce.  

The Mayor

Young rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) needs his big break. For years, he’s toiled away in a small inner-city apartment, making music in his junk-filled bedroom closet. Tired of waiting for opportunity, Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century: running for mayor of his hometown in California to generate buzz for his music career. Unfortunately for Courtney, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes — an election victory. With the help of his mother (Community alum Yvette Nicole Brown) and friends, including Valentina (Glee grad Lea Michele), Courtney will have to overcome his hubris if he wants to transform the struggling city he loves.

Alex Inc.

 Based on the podcast StartUp, Alex Schuman (Braff) is a brilliant radio journalist, husband and father of two who is about to do something crazy — quit his job and start his own company. He quickly discovers it’s going to be a lot harder than he thought.