ABC handed out two more pilot orders today and it appears they are done now, after picking up drama Deception and comedy Splitting Up Together.
Deception, sharing a name with an NBC drama from a couple years ago, is a procedural about a magician who has had his career disgraced and ends up helping the FBI catch elusive criminals while staging illusion. I have said all along that this seems like a strong Monday 10pm candidate. Deception stars Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lenora Crichlow, Amauray Nolasco, Justin Chon, Laila Robbins, and Vinnie Jones.
Splitting Up Together is a family comedy about a couple whose marriage is reignited by their divorce. The family comedy seems to fit into the ABC brand. Splitting Up Together stars Jenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson, Bobby Lee, Diane Farr, Lindsay Price, Olivia Keville, Van Crosby, and Sander Thomas.