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Whiskey Cavalier, Grand Hotel Pilots Ordered At ABC

Lauren Cohan is sticking around The Walking Dead, but she's also going to be popping up on ABC. The network officially ordered her drama pilot Whiskey Cavalier, along with the Demian Bichir-starring drama Grand Hotel. (via Deadline)

Whiskey Cavalier is described as a "high-octane, hour-long action dramedy" following the adventures of the "tough but tender FBU super-agent" Will Chase (Scott Foley). Chase, whose codename is Whiskey Cavalier, goes through an emotional break-up before being assigned to work with the "badass CIA operative" Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge (Cohan), codename Fiery Tribune.

Together, the pair lead an inter-agency team of "flawed, funny, and heroic spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics." The series is written and executive produced by Don't Trust the B—- In Apt. 23's Dave Hemingson, with Scrubs' Bill Lawrence also on board as an executive producer. Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris), and Bollywood actor Vir Das also star. 

Grand Hotel, meanwhile, stars Bichir as Santiago Mendoza, the charismatic owner of a hotel in the multicultural Miami Beach. Mendoza, along with his glamorous second wife Gigi (Roselyn Sanchez) and their adult children enjoy the spoils of the hotel's success, while the hotel's loyal staff help make the show "a contemporary, fresh take on an upstairs/downstairs story."

Although the hotel has a picture-perfect exterior, scandals, escalating debt, and explosive secrets hide just beneath the surface. The show, based on the Spanish series of the same name, is executive produced by Eva Longoria. Brian Tanen (Devious Maids) writes and executive produces the series, which also stars Denyse Tontz, Bryan Craig, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Lincoln Younes, Shalim Ortiz, Anne Winters, Chris Warren, Feliz Ramirez, and Justina Adorno.

The two new shows join ABC's returning drama series For the People, Station 19, How To Get Away With Murder, Grey's Anatomy, and The Good Doctor. Other new drama series include the Marcia Clark-executive produced The Fix; the James Roday-starring dramedy A Million Little Things; the Nathan Fillion-starring cop drama The Rookie; and the Rachel Bilson-starring cop dramedy Take Two. (via The Hollywood Reporter)