Fall TV 2010: New Shows Preview & Premiere Dates

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Lone Star green rate Fall TV 2010: New Shows Preview & Premiere Dates

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Premieres: Monday, September 20, 9:00pm

Plot (courtesy of Fox): From Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, the creators of “Party of Five”; Marc Webb, the director of “(500) Days of Summer”; and creator Kyle Killen, comes LONESTAR, a provocative soap set against the backdrop of big Texas oil. ROBERT/BOB ALLEN (newcomer James Wolk) is a charismatic and brilliant schemer who has meticulously constructed two lives in two different parts of Texas. He’s juggling two identities and two women in two very different worlds – all under one mountain of lies. As “Bob,” he lives in Houston and is married to CAT (Adrianne Palicki, “Friday Night Lights”), the beautiful daughter of CLINT (Jon Voight, 24, “Midnight Cowboy”), the patriarch of an ultra-wealthy Texas oil family. More than 400 miles away in the suburban west Texas town of Midland, he’s “Robert,” living a second life with his sweet, naive girlfriend, LINDSAY (Eloise Mumford, “Mercy,” “Law & Order: SVU”). In Midland, he plays the perfect boyfriend while secretly bilking local investors of their savings. In Houston, he’s a devoted husband, charming Cat and her family to cement his position in the rich family business he aims to clean out. Bob has lived both lives successfully for years without arousing any suspicions…so far. While one brother-in-law, DREW (Bryce Johnson, “Popular,” “The Mentalist”), admires Bob, his other brother-in-law, TRAMMELL (Mark Deklin, “Nip/Tuck,” “Desperate Housewives”), is suspicious of his motives. Bob begins to fear his secret lives may unravel. With the cons closing in on him, Bob is divided by his love for two women; his loyalty to his father and mentor, JOHN (David Keith, “An Officer and a Gentleman,” “The Class”); and his respect for his father-in-law, Clint. Now as he tries to hold his two lives together, while fending off angry investors and the suspicions of those around him, Bob puts it all on the line hoping he can beat the odds, leave the schemes behind and keep two separate relationships afloat.

Mini Review: Lone Star is Fox’s response to all of the great cable programming on its sisters channel, FX. With a talented cast, intriguing story and a wonderfully executed pilot, this is one series that will have you hooked within the first 5 minutes.

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Premieres: Tuesday, September 21, 9:00pm

Plot (courtesy of Fox):RAISING HOPE is a new single-camera family comedy from Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name Is Earl”) that follows the Chance family as they find themselves adding an unexpected new member into their already terribly flawed household. At 23 years old, JIMMY CHANCE (Lucas Neff, “The Beast”) is going nowhere in life. He skims pools for a living, parties every night and still lives at home with his family, including his MAW MAW (guest star Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman); his mother, VIRGINIA (Martha Plimpton, “How to Make It in America”); his father, BURT (Garret Dillahunt, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “Damages”); and his cousin, MIKE (Skyler Stone, “The Mentalist,” “Dollhouse”). Jimmy’s life takes a drastic turn when a chance romantic encounter with LUCY (guest star Bijou Phillips, “Choke,” “Almost Famous”) goes awry once he discovers she is a wanted felon. Months later, when Jimmy pays a visit to the local prison, he discovers Lucy gave birth to their baby, who he is now charged with raising. At home with his new daughter, Jimmy’s family is less than enthusiastic about a new addition to the household. His parents, who had him when they were 15, never knew anything about raising a child and have no interest in trying again. If Jimmy can work up the nerve to ask her out on a date, he might get some help from SABRINA (Shannon Woodward, “The Riches,” “ER”), a sardonic checkout clerk he met at the supermarket. Cousin Mike is only concerned about how the baby is going to affect their social life, and out-of-touch Maw Maw is no help either. But Jimmy is determined to take care of his baby – whom Virginia thinks they should name HOPE. With very few useful skills but their hearts in the right place, will the Chance family be successful when they step into the unpredictable and immensely challenging world of parenting?

Mini Review: Raising Hope is the best new comedy of the season. While this series is completely politically incorrect and hilarious, it also has one important element that will allow Raising Hope to succeed where other comedies have failed – it has heart.

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Premieres: Tuesdays, September 21, 9:30pm

Plot (courtesy of Fox): From the Emmy Award-winning creator and the star of the critically acclaimed FOX series “Arrested Development” comes RUNNING WILDE, a romantic comedy starring Will Arnett (“Arrested Development,” “30 Rock”) as STEVE WILDE, a filthy-rich, immature playboy trying desperately to win (or buy) the heart of his childhood sweetheart, EMMY KADUBIC (Keri Russell, “Waitress,” “Felicity”), the uber-liberal humanitarian who got away – all told through the perspective of a 12-year-old girl. Steve Wilde has never performed a selfless act. But why should he – he’s rich! The son of an oil tycoon, Steve hasn’t had to work a day in his life and has always gotten everything he’s wanted – with one exception: the love of Emmy. The daughter of a former Wilde housekeeper, Emmy is an earnest do-gooder who has spent her adult life trying to save the world. And though Emmy is content living with an indigenous tribe in the Amazon rainforest, her 12-year-old daughter, PUDDLE (Stefania Owen, “The Lovely Bones”), just wants to be a normal kid experiencing her adolescence in a normal place. And she would speak up except for the fact that she hasn’t spoken in years. When Wilde Oil’s expansion in the rainforest threatens her adopted tribe, Emmy decides to attend Steve’s self-thrown “Humanitarian of the Year” award ceremony in hopes of convincing him to help her cause…and also maybe because she still has a thing for Steve. But same-old Steve is unwilling to help because fighting Wilde Oil (a/k/a Dad) means putting his meal ticket in jeopardy. Rather than run the risk of letting Emmy slip away again, Steve pulls out all the stops to win her heart. To do so, he enlists the only other people in his life who can help: MIGO SALAZAR (Joe Nunez, “Superbad,” “Prison Break”), Steve’s employee/sidekick/errand-boy, and GERTIE STELLVERTRETTER (Jayne Houdyshell, “Law & Order”), Steve’s nanny-turned-head-of-security as well as the biggest protector of Steve…and her own job. Despite having everything he ever wanted, Steve knows he can’t buy love and happiness, which falls in sharp contrast to Emmy, who has nothing but love and happiness. So with Emmy committed to doing good for nothing, and Steve being a good for nothing, will this hopelessly mismatched pair ever be able to reconcile their differences?

Mini Review: Running Wilde is annoying, convoluted and, for the most part, not funny. Of course, if you’ve seen any of the previews, you already knew that.

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TAGS: better with you, bleep my dad says, blue bloods, body of proof, chase, detroit 187, hawaii five-0, hellcats, law and order:la, lone star, mike and molly, my generation, nikita, no ordinary family, outlaw, outsourced, raising hope, running wilde, terriers, the defenders, the event, the whole truth, undercovers

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  1. Looking forward to No Ordinary Family. Event sounds cool too!!! There sure is a whole lot of green dotted shows on this list though. Not sure if I can make all those lol :)

  2. Was Running Wilde really that bad? Arrested Development was amazing. What a let down.

    • i liked it.. terrible supporting cast in the main female character and the 12 year old is plain boring too. but will is right on the money

  3. Yur positive review of The Event is the only thing that may get me to watch it.
    As for the rest I will try to check out Most Of ABCs new lineup ,
    Although Right now I am leaning toward The Defenders as my new wenesday at 10pm show .
    The Whole Truth seems shaky to me.
    Nikita interests me, butI already feel those continuity issues your talking about.
    Its all ovr the commercials “6 years ago I was abducted,”3 years ago I got out”.
    All in all, a spot on review of the season to come.

  4. no Event for me, sorry. as for wednesday nights 10PM..Terriers takes that slot up for me.

  5. Great review of “Raising Hope” (best new show!!!).

    It made me forget I was going to rip you one giving Shatners show a red light, and for green lighting the Hellcats,,,
    :-)

  6. No Ordinary Family – Been looking forward to this for awhile.

    The Whole Truth – Based on your review I’ll give it a shot

    Blue Bloods – Based on your review I’ll give it a shot

    The Defenders – Same as above

    The Event – Been annoyed out of my mind with previews, but I’ll admit they peeked my interest a little. I was on the fence, but with the positive review I’ll check it out.

    Outsourced – Been looking forward to this

    Lone Star – Been on the fence I’ll give it a shot now though.

    Raising Hope – Been really looking forward to this show. The cast is hard to look at not trying to be mean it’s better than super models being cast. The show has looked hilarious for a long time. Waiting for it.

    Terriers – Crap just relized I missed the premier as soon as I saw your review and noticed the air date I cursed my self for forgetting to DVR it been planning to see it for weeks. Just opened guide and set the 1am showing to record.

    Thanks for the preview

  7. The Defenders looks the most interesting here, will watch that for sure.

    As giving the Shat’s new show a red light! Boo! Everything he does is great!

    • Drsam just got done watching Terriers it’s great. Very good show. I honestly loved every minute of it. Highly recommended.

      • I’ll give it a try then. It’s not a show I’ve heard anything about other than reading this article.

      • its filmed in san diego daniel, of course its a good show :)

  8. If I were doing this list, I say ‘skip everything’ except for “Smallville”, “V”, and “Supernatural”.

    “Nikita’s” main star looks too ugly, thin, and old. I will not bother to try.

    “Hawaii Five-0″ reminds me of my grandfather’s generation, so I will end up skipping that series. I will not bother to try.

    “Lone Star” reminds me of my parent’s obsession with “Dallas”, so I will skip that show entirely.

    Majority of the NEW series plainly stink. Yawn. Looks like Fridays and Tuesdays are the only days I will watch tv.

    • Why does Hawaii Five-0 remind you of you Grandfather’s generation? I don’t get it.

      • When I was around 5 years old in 1981, my grandparents use to watch “Hawaii Five-O” all the time. It made me cringe with each episode.

        “Hawaii Five-O” originally ran from September 20, 1968 – April 4, 1980, but my grandparents use to watch the reruns.

        Even though they have modernized the series for 2010, I will never-ever get over how horrible the original series was.

      • Best example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AepyGm9Me6w

    • Watching T.V. at your house must be boring as hell.

  9. Hawaii Five-0, was pretty boring for kids.

    I remember the opening theme, how the tidalwave would come before every commercial and the famous, “Book em Danno!” line that seemed to end every show.

    • See the link above your post. Hehehe…

    • its still a classic no matter how it gets bashed lol

      • Yup it’s a classic. I used to love watching reruns of it when i was a kid, along with the A Team, Knightrider and Airwolf.

        Airwolf needs a remake!!!

  10. what happened to the cape? I thought that was coming this fall!

  11. Undercovers was a refreshing change in television. To interest me, there has to be a plot in which I cannot tell what is going to happen next. I was mystified. I never knew what when why how or where. It will be sorely missed in the 2011 lineup. Well I guess I have to loo for it on Netflix or a DVD or the series at the store. PS Mini Review. Everything I saw was new to me, expecially the trips to the foreign countries. A couple of color at the top of their game was new and refreshing.

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