Stars: Radha Mitchell, Goran Visnjic, Lee Tergesen, Clifton Collins, Jr., Jaime Ray Newman, Rade Serbedzija
Premieres: March 3
Why we're excited: This upcoming mid-season replacement stars Radha Mitchell as Marta, recently widowed wife of a big-time member of an organized crime syndicate. To protect and continue to provide for her family, Marta assumes her late husband's role in the business, slowly but surely adopting the criminal underworld as her new environment.
ABC's trend of pandering to suburban housewives could render this an unwatchable, escapist soap opera with a gritty backdrop. It'd be a shameful waste of a great premise, so we're hoping the network aims for both genders or at the very least Red Widow could be ABC's next great guilty pleasure, especially if Mitchell turns in a badass performance a la Emily Van Camp on Revenge.