ABC Picks Up 4 Shows, Including Shondaland Law Drama, Jason Ritter’s ‘Gospel of Kevin’

Also ordered are comedy “The Mayor” and Steve Zahn drama “The Crossing”

Last Updated: May 11, 2017 @ 4:37 PM

ABC picked up four series today from ABC Studios, including Shondaland law drama “For the People” and the Jason Ritter vehicle “The Gospel of Kevin.”

“For the People” focuses on four new lawyers working in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. It is created by Shondaland’s Paul William Davies and is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.

The series stars Britne Olford as Sandra Bell, Lyndon Smith as Allison Adams, Ben Rappaport as Seth Oliver, Susannah Flood as Kate Littlejohn, Wesam Keesh as Jay Simmons, Regé-Jean Page as Leonard Knox, Ben Shenkman as Roger Gunn, Hope Davis as Jill Carlan, Vondie Curtis-Hall as Judge Nicholas Byrne and Anna Deavere Smith as Tina Krissman.

The light drama “The Gospel of Kevin” stars Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”) as Kevin Finn, who is down on his luck and sets out to save the world. Hailing from executive producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, it also stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Amy, Cristela Alonzo as Yvette, J. August Richards as Nate, Chloe East as Reese, Dustin Ybarra as Tyler and India de Beaufort as Kristin.

Steve Zahn stars in “The Crossing,” which comes from writers Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, who executive produce with Jason Reed. The drama centers on refugees from a future war in America who seek asylum in a small American fishing town. It co-stars Natalie Martinez as Reece, Sandrine Holt as Emma Ren, Rick Gomez as Nestor, Jay Karnes as Craig Lindauer, Marcuis Harris as Caleb, Simone Kessel as Rebecca, Kelly Missal as Hannah, Rob Campbell as Paul, Grant Harvey as Roy, Bailey Skodje as Leah, Jon D’Leo as Will, Luc Roderique as Bryce and Tommy Bastow as Marshall.

Also picked up is the comedy “The Mayor.” Brandon Micheal Hall plays young rapper Courtney Rose who surprisingly gets elected mayor of his hometown in California. Yvette Nicole Brown and Lea Michele co-star in the series from writer/executive producer Jeremy Bronson (“Speechless”) and executive producer Jamie Tarses (“Happy Endings”).