"The Family" (TV show) is a drama series on ABC premiering in 2016.

It's been ten years since 9-year-old Adam Warren (Liam James) disappeared from Red Pines, Maine and the world has changed a lot in his absence. His mother, Claire (Joan Allen), who was then just starting her first City Council campaign, has been elected mayor. His father, John, is now the best-selling author of "Grieving with Grace" a book series on coping with loss.

Adam's siblings, Danny (Zach Gilford) and Willa (Alison Pill), who were supposed to be watching Adam when he disappeared, have each dealt with their guilt in their own way. Willa turned to religion and busied herself with work, playing a huge role in her mother's political career, while Danny gave up his bright athletic future for a life of booze-fueled floundering.

Nina Meyer (Margot Bingham), the young cop who put the Warren's neighbor, Hank, in jail for Adam's murder, is now a hotshot detective and next in line for Chief.

Everyone has managed to piece together a new life in the wake of Adam's disappearance. So, when a young man appears in Red Pines claiming to be Adam, it throws everyone into a tailspin.

The man sitting in jail for Adam's death is released as the Warrens struggle beneath the emotional weight of Adam's return. John and Claire's marriage is tested as they disagree on how to deal with Adam and past indiscretions are brought to light.

Danny is slow to welcome Adam, who is so drastically different than the brother he once knew, back into the family, while Willa tries to hold the family together as she hides secrets of her own.

As Adam's DNA test is called into question and a guilt-ridden Nina reopens the case, we start to wonder what really happened ten years ago. Is Adam really who he says he is? And if not, what evil has been unleashed on the city of Red Pines?

The cast includes Joan Allen as Claire, Alison Pill as Willa, Margot Bingham as Sergeant Nina Meyer, Zach Gilford as Danny, Liam James as Adam, Floriana Lima as Bridey, Madeleine Arthur as Young Willa, Rarmian Newton as Young Danny, Rupert Graves as John and Andrew McCarthy as Hank.

"The Family" is produced by ABC Studios. Executive producers are Jenna Bans ("Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal) and Mandeville Television's Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks. The pilot was written by Jenna Bans.

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'The Family': TV Review


Network: ABC
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: 2016
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
ABC Studios
Mandeville Television

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