Fall TV: ABC

Fall TV: ABC

Here’s a breakdown of the shows that will premiere on ABC this fall and where they will show up on the schedule.  Below the table is some more information about the new shows.

New Series New Day and/or Time
ABC – Fall 2010
7:00 America’s Funniest Home Videos
8:00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Dancing with the Stars No Ordinary
The Middle My Generation Secret Millionaire College Football
8:30 Better With You
9:00 Desperate Housewives Dancing with the Stars Modern Family Grey’s Anatomy Body of Proof
9:30 Cougar Town
10:00 Brothers & Sisters Castle Detroit
The Whole Truth Private Practice 20/20

Mid-season shows: Happy Endings, Mr. Sunshine, The Bachelor, V, Off the Map

No Ordinary Family

Cast: Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Jimmy Bennett, Kay Panabaker, Romany Malco, Autumn Reeser, Christina Chang, Tate Donovan

A family goes on vacation and after an accident, develop super powers. They try to figure out how to get through their life with these new found powers.

My take: The actors have described it as Heroes for an older crowd, which I would agree. With only four people, it also probably has a better chance of being coherent.


Detroit 1-8-7

Cast: Michael Imperioli, Jon Michael Hill, James McDaniel, Shaun Majumder, Aisha Hinds, Natalie Martinez, D.J. Cotrona, Erin Cummings

It used to be set up as a documentary-style cop show set in Detroit, but they threw out that gimmick, which apparently is good according to tv critics that saw it the old way.

My take: I think it is good for a show to be set in Detroit, because that city needs the money! If it is a good, gritty cop show, then I think I’ll like it. I know I like the cast.


Better With You

Cast: Joanna Garcia, Jennifer Finnigan, Josh Cooke, Jake Lacy, Kurt Fuller, Debra Jo Rupp

One sister decides to get married to a guy she hasn’t known for very long while the other one is in a very committed-nine year relationship with her boyfriend. Their long-married parents are surprisingly supportive of the newly engaged couple since they have decided to have a more carefree attitude about life now that they are older.

My take: The comedy does not look outstanding so I’ll be skipping it.


The Whole Truth

Cast: Maura Tierney, Rob Morrow, Christine Adams, Eamonn Walker, Anthony Ruivivar, Sean Wing

Each episode covers a case where you get to see the behind-the-scenes of both the prosecution and the defense.

My take: I found an old trailer that featured a different leading lady than Maura Tierney. It had Joely Richardson overacting as much as Rob Morrow. It has improved a lot with Maura Tierney since she can play subtlety better, but Rob Morrow still looks like he’s trying too hard that it turns me off to the show.


My Generation

Cast: Michael Stahl-David, Jaime King, Keir O’Donnell, Sebastian Sozzi, Anne Son, Kelli Garner, Mihcad Brooks, Daniella Alonso, Julian Morris, Elizabeth Keener

It is a drama set up like a documentary. In the year 2000, a film crew asks a bunch of high-school seniors are asked their dreams and fears. Now, the film crew is following up with the same group of people.

My take: It seems like an interesting concept that could go towards a bunch of stereotypical caricatures or it could go a bit deeper.


Secret Millionaire

Millionaires go under cover and find out how poor people live before they give them lots of money.

My take: It is nice that they are giving money, but I’m confused by how some of them are shocked that there are poor people out there. It should be a feel-good hit on Friday evenings.


Body of Proof

Cast: Dana Delany, Nic Bishop, Geoffrey Arend, Windell Middlebrooks, Jeri Ryan, John Carroll Lynch, Sonja Sohn

A former neurosurgeon can’t operate any longer so she becomes an unconventional medical examiner.

My take: I really like Dana Delany so I’m willing to give whatever show she is in a try.


Happy Endings

Cast: Zachary Knighton, Elisha Cuthbert, Eliza Coupe, Adam Pally, Casey Wilson, Damon Wayans Jr.

Out of a group of six friends, two of them get married except for when the bride-to-be runs away on the wedding day, which shouldn’t make the friendships awkward at all.

My take: It seems more like the set-up to a so-so movie than to a television series.


Mr. Sunshine

Cast: Matthew Perry, Allison Janney, Nate Torrence, Andrea Anders, James Lesure

A guy who who manages a sporting and events arena starts to re-evaluate his life around his 40th birthday.

My take: It actually looks really funny. I wish it was starting in the fall instead of mid season.


Off the Map

Cast: Caroline Dhavernas, Mamie Gummer, Enrique Murciano, Martin Henderson, Valerie Cruz, Jason George, José Julián

Spunky young doctors go off to learn to be real doctors in a South American jungle.

My take: I find it annoying that the doctors are shocked at the conditions they are in and how they’ll end up dirty in the jungle. They can’t be that clueless going into it.


2 Replies to “Fall TV: ABC”

  1. My returning ABC shows are: Desperate Housewives (looking forward to Vanessa Williams) – Brothers & Sisters (I will miss Rob Lowe – why does he keep leaving me?) – Castle (love it!) – Modern Family (so glad I watched from the beginning) – Grey’s (omg my dramaz, i must havez them) – Private Practice (why am I even admitting that?)

    New Shows – I will try to check out Body of Proof cuz I like Dana! I was going to watch No Ordinary Family but it conflicts with other TiVo shows so who knows if I will make an effort to watch on the internoodle? Everything else I think I will be skipping unless I hear that it is super awesome.
    For the later shows – I will probably check out Mr Sunshine

  2. I have no idea why I still watch Private Practice, but I do! I’m still trying to trudge through Desperate Housewives from last season so not sure how much longer I’ll be watching that show. Love Castle and Modern Family.

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