Networks Announce Their New Slates of Brain Candy for Fall

ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC have unveiled their new shows for your consideration this coming fall. Let's take a look...

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The Event , Mondays @ 9 on NBC
The disappearance of his girlfriend sends a young man, Jason Ritter, on a quest that slowly reveals a sprawling conspiracy that includes newly elected U.S. President Martinez, Blair Underwood. The totally awesome Zeljko Ivanek co-stars.
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Ride-Along, Mid-season replacement Mondays @ 9 on Fox
Jennifer Beals, Lucas Neff and Delroy Lindo star in this cop drama that will take audiences on an unflinching and unpredictable ride through the streets of Chicago to navigate crime and corruption with the most respected and notorious cops in the city.
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Lonestar, Mondays @ 9 on Fox
It's Dallas 2.0 as we follow the travails of a Texas oil family, starring newcomer James Wolk as a charismatic and brilliant schemer who finds himself in over his head. Directed by Marc Webb of (500) Days of Summer fame.
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Mike & Molly Mondays @ 9:30 on CBS
Katy Mixon, of Eastbound and Down fame, and Billy Gardell star in this sitcom about a fourth-grade teacher and a Chicago cop who meet at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting, who "thanks to their mutual love of pie and the desire to resist it, finding each other may have been worth the 'weight.'"
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Chase , Mondays @ 10 on NBC
From executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the Lord of the Procedurals, this show finds Kelli Giddish leading a team of U.S. marshals on manhunts for some of the country's deadliest criminals. Here's guessing Ms. Giddish finds herself in a complicated romance at some point.
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Hawaii 5-0 Mondays @ 10 on CBS
Alex O'Loughlin (The Back Up Plan), Scott Caan and Daniel Dae Kim (LOst) star as McGarret, Danno and Chin in this remake of the legendary cop show of the '70s. Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica) is the gratuitous eye-candy rookie cop eager to prove she's got the goods.
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ABC
No Ordinary Family Tuesdays @ 8 on ABC
Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”) stars as Jim Powell, patriarch of a family that develops unique and distinct superpowers after a plane crash into the Amazon River. The Powells are about to go from ordinary to extraordinary. The brilliant and underemployed Romany Malco co-stars as Powell's best friend.
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FOX
Raising Hope, Tuesdays @ 9 on Fox
A well-meaning screwup tries his best to raise his infant daughter with the help of the eccentric family who did a less-than-stellar job of raising him in this sitcom that stars Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt and Academy and Cloris Leachman.
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Running Wilde, Mid-season replacement Tuesdays @ 9:30 on Fox
The sublime genius of Will Arnett returns to TV as he plays a wealthy, immature playboy determined to seduce Keri Russell, the uber-liberal humanitarian he let slip away in school. Once it wraps up, it will be replaced in the lineup by...
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Mixed Signals, Mid-season replacement Tuesdays @ 9:30 on Fox
A sitcom that follows the lives of three old friends as they try to figure it all out, starring David Denamn (Roy from The Office</I<) and Liza Lapira (Dollhouse).
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ABC
Detroit 1-8-7 Tuesdays @ 10 on ABC
Michael "Christofuh" Imperioli is Detective Louis Fitch, a wily homicide vet who is the most respected -- and most misunderstood -- man Detroit's Homicide Unit, who must break in a new partner while a documentary crew rides along for insider’s glimpse behind the curtain.
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The Defenders Wednesdays @ 10 on CBS
Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell in this comedic drama as two Ls Vegas defense attorneys. One's a straight shooter, the other loves faster cars and fast women. Jurnee Smollett (Friday Night Lights) is the ex-stripper turned lawyer.
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ABC
Better Together Wednesdays @ 8:30 on ABC
Jennifer Finnigan and Josh Cooke are Maddie and Ben in this comedy about a couple who've been together nine years and don't feel any need to get married. When Maddie's younger sister Mia announces she and Casey are getting married after dating only seven weeks, Maddie's is stunned by the news and how cool her parents are with it.
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ABC
The Whole Truth Wednesdays @ 10 on ABC
Joely Richardson is Kathryn Peal, Deputy Bureau Chief in the New York State DA's office, who jeeps finding herself at odds with old Yale Law chum Jimmy Brogan, played by Rob Morrow, one of New York's rising criminal attorney stars. This legal drama chronicles the way a case is built from the perspective of both the defense and prosecution -- and we're guessing there may be some sexual tension between the shows stars. Just a hunch.
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Law & Order: Los Angeles , Wednesdays @ 10 on NBC
If you need this explained to you, you probably got here by mistake. Though it begs the question, "If they could get this deal done, how did they punt on the original L&O?
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My Generation Thursdays @ 8 on NBC
Jaime King and Keir O’Donnell star as members a group of disparate group of seniors who were the subject of a 2000 documentary about Greenbelt High School in Austin, TX, as they prepared for graduation. The crew returns a decade later to see how real life compares to the way the kids imagined it.
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$#*! My Dad Says Thursdays @ 8:30 on CBS
William Shatner stars as a delightfully cantankerous grouch, in this sitcom based on the beloved twitter feed of the same name, who invites his son to move back home. Please don't let them screw this up.
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Outsourced , Thursdays @ 9:30 on NBC
The idea of an American working in a call center in India seems long overdue, here's hoping they have the guts to bring to it the rage and hilarity that most folks experience when calling the unironically named "help desk."
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Love Bites , Thursdays @ 10 on NBC
It's nice to see someone scoop up Becki Newton from the wreckage of Ugly Betty, though we don't think we're the demo for this "romantic comedy anthology" from Cindy Chupack, the Emmy-winning producer of Sex and the City.
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Blue Bloods Fridays @ 10 on CBS
The 'stache is back! Tom Selleck stars as New York lice Chief Frank Reagan, whose son Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) is a talented cop who sometimes strays from standard procedures, and whose daughter Erin, (Bridget Moynihan) is a single mom and assistant DA.
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School Pride , Fridays @ 8 on NBC
Think Extreme Makeover: Your Busted Old Public School Edition. When is someone going to launch a reality series about checking in five years later with folks who got help from one these shows? Now that would be interesting.
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ABC
Body of Proof Fridays @ 9 on ABC
Dana Delany stars as Dr. Megan Hunt, a brilliant neurosurgeon whose career is ended by a terrible car accident. Megan resumes her career as a Quincy-esque crime-fighting medical examiner. Jeri Ryan and Geoffrey "Mr. Christina Hendricks" Arend co-star.
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The Good Guys, Fridays @ 9 on FOX
West Wing alum Bradley Whitford teams up with Colin Hanks as a mismatched pair of Dallas cops in this sitcom from Matt Nix, the creator of Burn Notice.
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Outlaw , Fridays @ 10 on NBC
Jimmy Smits stars as playboy, gambler and Supreme Court Justice Cyrus Garza who trades in his robe to go back to practicing law and fight for the little guy -- because what kind of difference could a member of SCOTUS possibly make?
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Undercovers , Saturdays @ 8 on NBC
The most anticipated new series on the network's new slate comes from creator J.J. Abrams, about a married couple who learn a whole lot more about each other when they rejoin the CIA.
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FOX
Bob's Burgers, Mid-season replacement Sundays @ 8:30 on Fox
Dr. Katz creator Loren Bouchard is reunited with Jon Benjamin (
Archer) in this series about a family's struggles to make a go of it in the burger biz. Also features the vocal stylings of John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Eugene Mirman.
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ABC
Mr. Sunshine Midseason replacement on ABC
Matthew Perry stars as Ben Donovan, the self-involved manager of a second-rate San Diego sports arena who begins to re-evaluate his life on his 40th birthday. Working alongside him is his attractive, powerful and highly erratic boss Crystal, played by Allison Janney. Complicating matters is the presence of Ben's FWB, Alice, the cute, tomboyish marketing director.
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Happy Endings Mid-season replacement on ABC
Elisha Cuthbert and Zachary Knighton star as Alex and Dave, the once perfect couple whose break-up puts there fiends in the position of having to navigate a minefield of issues -- like how long should they wait before making a move on one of them?
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ABC
Off the Map Mid-season replacement on ABC
Seattle Grace heads south of the equator, as executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (“Grey's Anatomy,” “Private Practice”) and creator Jenna Bans (“Grey's Anatomy”) bring you an uplifting medical drama that explores how far you have to go to truly heal. Welcome to “la ciudad de las estrellas” (the city of stars), a tiny town in the South American jungle which has one understaffed, under-stocked medical clinic. Ugh.
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FOX
Terra Nova, Mid-season replacement TBA on Fox
From executive producer Steven Spielberg comes the tale of a family that travels back to prehistoric time on a mission to save the Earth.
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The Cape , TBA on NBC
Stars David Lyons as Vince Faraday, a good cop who after being framed for murder and left for dead, turns himself into a superhero so he can take down the crime lord who ruined his life. Basically, they've made a movie about Nic Cage's Kick-Ass character.
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Friends With Benefits , TBA on NBC
From Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the guys who wrote (500) Days of Summer, comes a series about, well, friends who sleep together while they wait for their special someone. That's sweet ...
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Harry's Law , TBA on NBC
Kathy Bates starts practicing law out of an old shoe store after she gets canned from her job as a patent lawyer from creator David E. Kelly. Seriously? Again with this?
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The Paul Reiser Show , TBA on NBC
Paul Reiser plays out-of-work comedy actor Paul Reiser who bides his time hanging out with his family and friends while waiting for his next big break.
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Perfect Couples, TBA on NBC
Let's set aside for a moment the teeth-grindingly precious tagline, "Perfect couples, now that's an oxymoron," and focus instead on the fact that it stars Mary Elizabeth Ellis of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Geek goddess Livia Munn -- those two alone make it worth at least 30 minutes of your time.
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Breakthrough with Tony Robbins , TBA on NBC
Think Extreme Makeover: Your Messed Up Life Edition, with fire-walker Tony Robbins as your guide.
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The Next Great American Restaurant , TBA on NBC
Form the folks who gave us Top Chef and <i?Project Runway comes this reality show with Bobby Flay leading a panel of judges who seek to find the person with the idea for the next big restaurant chain.
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Criminal Minds Spinoff Mid-season replacement on CBS
With all due respect to the original Criminal Minds and the folks who work hard to make it a success, Why is Forest Whitaker doing this?
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