Fall Television Preview 2010

A look at the new series coming to broadcast and cable networks this fall.

"Detroit 1-8-7": Sept., 21 at 10 p.m.
The cop drama series explores what it takes to be a detective on America's streets by following the crisis, heartbreak and heroism experienced by some of Detroit's finest.

"Better With You": Sept. 22 at 8:30 p.m.
The comedy series follows three couples: Maddie and Ben, who've been together for nine years, Mia and Casey, who've been dating for seven weeks, and Joel and Vicky, Maddie and Mia's parents who've been married for 35 years. When Mia announces that she's getting married to and having a baby with Casey, it forces all them all to re-evaluate how they view relationships.

"The Whole Truth": Sept. 22 at 10 p.m.
The legal drama chronicles the way a case is built from both the defense's and prosecution's perspective. It stars Rob Murrow ("Num3rs") and Eamonn Walker ("Oz").

"My Generation": Sept. 23 at 8 p.m.
The drama series catches up 10 years later with a diverse group of people, who all attended the same high school and participated in a film documenting their senior year. It explores just how much life has changed for the group since graduation.

"No Ordinary Family": Sept. 28 at 8 p.m.
The family drama follows the Powells, a typical suburban family that goes from ordinary to extraordinary after their plane crashes into the Amazon River during a family trip. While they walk away unharmed, the family soon discovers they've mysteriously acquired super powers.

"Secret Millionaire": Premieres this fall
The reality series follows some of the America's wealthiest people for a week, as they give up their lavish lifestyles to live and volunteer in some of the country's most impoverished communities.

"Body of Proof": Premieres this fall
The drama series enters the world of Dr. Megan Hunt, played by Dana Delaney, a brilliant neurosurgeon who's forced to leave the operating room after a car accident turns her world upside down. Hunt resumes her career as a medical examiner determined to solve the puzzle of who or what killed the victims.

"Mike & Molly": Sept. 20 at 9:30 p.m.
The comedy series follows a working class Chicago couple who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. It stars Billy Cardell ("Lucky," "My Name is Earl") as Officer Mike Biggs and Melissa McCarthy ("Samantha Who?") as Molly Flynn.

"Hawaii Five-0": Sept. 20 at 10 p.m.
A remake of a television classic, the cop drama reintroduces viewers to an elite task force whose job it is to wipe out crime on Hawaii's sunny shores. It stars Alex O'Loughlin ("Moonlight"), Scott Caan ("Ocean's 11" franchise, "Into the Blue") and Daniel Dae Kim ("Lost").

"The Defenders": Sept. 22 at 10 p.m.
The drama series stars Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell as Nick Morelli and Pete Kaczmarek. The pair are Las Vegas attorneys and the resident go-to guys with an eclectic client list -- and they're still looking to hit their jackpot client.

"$#*! My Dad Says": Sept. 23 at 8:30 p.m.
Based on the popular Twitter feed created by Justin Halpern, the comedy stars Emmy Award winner William Shatner as Ed Goodson, an opinionated father of two adult sons, who relishes in sharing his oftentimes politically incorrect rants to anyone who'll listen.

"Blue Bloods": Sept. 24 at 10 p.m.
The drama series starring Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan and Donnie Wahlberg explores a multi-generational family of cops living in New York and dedicated to law enforcement.

"Hellcats": Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
Meet Marti Perkins, an ambitious college freshman whose plans of law school seem like a distant dream once her academic scholarship is canceled. Perkins's only hope for staying in school is to win a spot on the university's cheerleading squad, which comes with a scholarship.

"Nikita": Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET
The series follows an ex-assassin on a mission to take down the very people who trained her to kill -- and helped murder her fiance.

"Lonestar": Sept. 20 at 9 p.m.
The drama series enters the world of Bob Allen, a charismatic schemer pulling the con of a lifetime. Leading a doublelife, he's married to the daughter of a Texas oil tycoon, while playing the perfect boyfriend to a woman more than 400 miles away -- and bilking local investors of their savings.

"Raising Hope": Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. ET
The family comedy follows the Chance family as they find themselves adding an unexpected new member to their household.

"Running Wilde": Sept. 21 at 9:30 p.m.
The romantic comedy stars Will Arnett as Steven Wilde, a wealthy playboy trying desperately to win (or buy) the heart of his childhood sweetheart, Emmy Kadubic played by Keri Russell.

"The Event": Sept. 20 at 9 p.m.
The conspiracy thriller stars Jason Ritter ("The Class") as Sean Walker, whose investigation into the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend leads him into one of the biggest cover-ups in U.S. history.

"Chase": Sept. 20 at 10 p.m.
Co-executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the drama series follows U.S. Marshal Annie Frost, played by Kelli Giddish ("Past Life"), who heads up a top-notch team that hunts down some of America's most dangerous fugitives.

"Undercovers": Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.
The drama series, which was co-created and executive-produced by J.J. Abrams, stars Boris Kodjoe ("Soul Food") and Gugu Mbatha-Raw ("Dr. Who") as an ordinary married couple, who just happen to be retired CIA agents. When a good friend -- and fellow spy -- goes missing, the couple find themselves back in action.

"Outsourced": Sept. 23 at 9:30 p.m.
Todd Dempsey, played by newcomer Ben Rappaport, is a manager at a novelty goods catalog company who has to move to India when the company's call center is outsourced there. When he arrives, Dempsey soon realizes that his new staff needs a crash course in all things American.

"Outlaw": Fridays at 10 p.m.
Emmy Award-winner Jimmy Smits ("NYPD Blue," "The West Wing") stars as Cyrus Garza, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, who decides to quit the bench when he realizes the system he believed in is flawed. Garza returns to private practice and travels the country with his legal team taking on controversial cases.

"Law & Order: Los Angeles": Sept. 29 at 10 p.m.
The newest addition to the Law & Order brand, the cop drama follows in its predecessors' footsteps and mixes classic ripped-from-the-headlines storytelling with L.A. set as the backdrop. It stars Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard ("Hustle & Flow").

"School Pride": Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.
The reality series tells the stories of communities coming together to renovate their aging and broken public schools. It's co-executive produced by Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and Denise Cramsey ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "True Beauty").

HBO's "Boardwalk Empire": Sept. 19 at 9 p.m.
From Emmy Award-winning writer Terrence Winter ("The Sopranos"), the new drama set in Atlantic City on the dawn of Prohibition stars Steve Buscemi as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson. Thompson's a man about town with ties to politics and the underworld, and making a name for himself as the man to see for any illegal alcohol.

FX's "Terriers": Wednesdays at 10 p.m.
The comedic drama follows Hank Dolworth, played by Donal Logue ("The Tao of Steve"), an ex-cop who partners with his best friend, Britt Pollack, played by Michael Raymond-James ("True Blood"), in an unlicensed private investigation business.

AMC's "The Walking Dead": Oct. 31 at 10 p.m.
The six-episode series based on the Robert Kirkman comic book tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home.

 
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