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Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 05/14/2013

A look at ABC’s new series: ‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD,’ ‘Super Fun Night,’ and more [VIDEO]

“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” (Tuesdays at 8): From Joss Whedon; with Clark Gregg back in his role as Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, he leads a small group of agents from a worldwide law-enforcement organization.

“The Goldbergs” (Tuesdays at 9): Comedy set in the 80s, shows a wacky family, complete with a mom (Wendi McClendon-Covey) who zero sense of boundaries, along with a gruff, hot-tempered dad (Jeff Garlin).

“Trophy Wife” (Tuesdays at 9:30): Malin Akerman plays reformed party girl Kate, the third wife to Pete, played by Bradley Whitford. All of a sudden, she’s got an insta-family, complete with three step-kids and two ex-wives (Marcia Gay Harden and Michaela Watkins).

“Lucky 7” (Tuesdays at 10): Drama about a group of seven gas station employees in Queens have been chipping into a lottery pool for months, and then one day, actually win.

“Back in the Game” (Wednesdays at 8:30): Comedy about a former All Star softball player divorces her husband, loses everything, and moves back to her estranged father’s house in her hometown, where she tries to form an emotional connection with her dad, and coach her son’s athletically-challenged Little League team.

“Super Fun Night” (Wednesdays at 9:30): Starring Rebel Wilson, comedy about three best friends who spend every Friday night together, staying in – but the rules start to change when attorney Kimmie (Wilson) gets promoted, and they must take their standing Friday night plans into the real world.

“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” (Thursdays at 8): Spin-off of “Once Upon a Time,” focuses on Alice, who returns home to Victorian England telling stories about a strange new land she saw when she fell down a rabbit hole, but no one believes her – until she’s rescued by the Knave of Hearts and the White Rabbit, who take her back to the mystical place.

“Betrayal” (Sundays at 10): A photographer starts a steamy affair with an attorney, unaware that he will soon be up against her husband (a successful prosecutor) in court about a complicated murder trial.

MIDSEASON

“Killer Women”: “Ballsy, badass” Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer) is the only female ranger on an elite squad in Texas – she also has an affair with a sexy DEA agent as she’s in the process of getting divorced from her “smarmy” husband.

“Mind Games”: Steve Zahn and Christian Slater star as a psychology expert and a con man, respectively, who use their skills to convince anyone to do anything – and charge a fee for their services.

“Mixology”: Entire season takes place over the course of a night at a high-end, trendy bar in Manhattan – you won’t know who goes home with who until the end.

“Resurrection”: This drama is about a small town in Missouri that’s forever changed when people’s deceased loved ones suddenly start to show up back on Earth, as if no time has passed – starting with an 8-year-old boy who drowned three decades ago.

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