‘Mixed-ish,’ ‘Emergence’ and ‘Stumptown’: Watch Trailers for ABC’s New Fall Shows (Videos)

Watch trailers for a “Black-ish” prequel series, an Allison Tolman-led genre thriller and Cobie Smulders’ private-eye drama

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ABC has released the trailers for the two new dramas and the one new comedy it will debut this fall.

Now you can get your first look at the genre thriller “Emergence,” starring Allison Tolman, the Cobie Smulders-led adaptation of the “Stumptown” graphic novel series and the 1980s-set “Black-ish” prequel series “Mixed-ish.”

Watch all three trailers and read full descriptions of the series below, and see the full 2019-20 fall schedule for the ABC network here.


A character-driven genre thriller, “Emergence” is about a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.

The series is written and executive produced by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. Paul McGuigan directed the pilot and is an executive producer. “Emergence” is produced by ABC Studios.

The series stars Allison Tolman, Alexa Swinton, Owain Yeoman, Ashley Aufderheide, Robert Bailey Jr., Zabryna Guevara, Donald Faison and Clancy Brown.


Based on the “Stumptown” graphic novel series, “Stumptown” follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) – a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great PI, but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.

Writer Jason Richman produces the series with Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad of The District, Greg Rucka (author of the “Stumptown” graphic novel series), and Matthew Southworth and Justin Greenwood (illustrators of the “Stumptown” graphic novel series). James Griffiths is an executive producer and directed the ABC Studios pilot.

Cobie Smulders, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, Adrian Martinez, Camryn Manheim and Michael Ealy star.


In “Mixed-ish,” Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow’s parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they’re perceived as neither black nor white. This family’s experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one’s own identity when the rest of the world can’t decide where you belong.

Peter Saji and Kenya Barris are writers and executive producers along with Tracee Ellis Ross, Randall Winston, Brian Dobbins of Artists First, Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland of Cinema Gypsy and Anthony Anderson. Anton Cropper directed the pilot. The series is produced by ABC Studios.

The comedy stars Arica Himmel, Tika Sumpter, Gary Cole, Christina Anthony, Mykal-Michelle Harris and Ethan Childress.