ABC Announces 2010/2011 Primetime Lineup

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:28 am,

This week, ABC announced their new 2010/2011 primetime lineup. With ABC’s ratings Juggernaut, Lost, ending this season, all eyes will be focused on the alphabet network to see what they will have to offer audiences next season.

With the help of Jimmy Kimmel, Lost’s Matthew Fox and the cast of Modern Family, ABC announced 10 hew series for next year – 6 dramas, 3 comedies and 1 alternative (reality) series.

As Kimmel took the stage, he wasted no time slamming Fox and NBC for their lackluster lineups:

“But there are some very big things going on at NBC. They canceled ‘Law & Order’ and picked up ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles.’ You know, the last time NBC took a show that had been on for 20 years in New York and moved it to LA it wound up as the lead-in to George Lopez on TBS.

Fox made a weird announcement yesterday. The coveted post-Super Bowl slot next year is going to ‘Glee.’ Apparently they’re trying to set a new Guinness World Record for most drunk 43-year-old guys saying, “What the f–k is this?” all at once.”

Fortunately, ABC won’t be on the receiving end of any quips, as their primetime lineup appears to be the strongest of any network.

Take a look at their 2010/2011 lineup (with extremely detailed descriptions) below:

Premiering This Fall

Better Together

Maddie and Ben have been dating for nine years. They know each other inside and out, a relationship marked by contentment and affection, seeing their commitment to one another as a “valid life choice,” something they proclaim often — and, often, loudly. Maddie’s younger sister, Mia, has been dating Casey for seven weeks. With a shared c’est la vie attitude, Mia and Casey are smitten with each other, and thrilled to explore the oh so many things they don’t know about each other yet. But when they announce they are getting married and having a baby, it’s news that completely throws Maddie for a loop. Surprisingly, the girls’ parents, Vicky and Joel, couldn’t be more pleased. Married 35 years, they have recently adopted a carpe diem type of attitude, much like Mia’s, mostly due to getting older and losing a good portion of their savings when the economy tanked. With three very different relationships tightly intertwined in one family, will it be free thinkers versus over-thinkers, or will each couple begin to see things a little bit differently?

Body of Proof

Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) was in a class of her own, a brilliant neurosurgeon at the top of her game.  Her world is turned upside down when a devastating car accident puts an end to her time in the operating room.  Megan resumes her career as a medical examiner determined to solve the puzzle of who or what killed the victims.  Megan’s instincts are sharp, but she’s developed a reputation for graying the lines of where her job ends and where the police department’s begins.  It turns out her career isn’t the only thing that will need to be rebuilt; Megan’s family has taken a backseat to her ambition, and now she’ll discover there’s a lot of work to do when it comes to dissecting her relationships with the living.

Detroit 1-8-7

What does it take to be a detective on America’s most dangerous streets? Get ready to be part of the action when a documentary crew rolls with some of Detroit’s finest, offering an insider’s glimpse behind the curtain of a Homicide Unit. The cameras unearth the crisis and revelation, heartbreak and heroism of these inner city cops – moments of raw exposure when they address us directly, as well as private moments when they forget they’re being filmed.

There’s the damaged, but driven, Detective Louis Fitch, a wily homicide vet who is the most respected — and misunderstood — man in the division; Detective Damon Washington, Fitch’s new partner, who finds the first day on the job is a trial by fire, complicated by the imminent birth of his first child; Detective Ariana Sanchez, sexy, edgy and beautiful, has emerged from a rough background to become a rising star in the department; Narcotics undercover cop John Stone, a streetwise smooth talker, clever and quick with a smile made for the movies, is teamed with Sanchez — a combustible pairing rife with conflict and sexual tension; Sergeant Jesse Longford, a 30-year veteran struggling with his impending retirement from the force and the city he loves, and with his partner Detective Aman Mahajan — a fully Americanized son of Indian immigrants, they are an amusing mismatch of experience and enthusiasm, intellect and instinct, old school and new world, whose combined skills have never encountered a case that couldn’t be cleared; and all are headed by Lieutenant Maureen Mason, a strong-willed single mom struggling to balance home and work.

The men and women of Detroit Homicide are as smart and tough as they come. They have to be, working the neighborhoods of the once and future Motor City, a rebounding bastion of middle America still saddled with the highest murder rate in the country.

My Generation

What a difference ten years can make. In 2000, a documentary crew follows a disparate group of high schoolers from Greenbelt High School in Austin, TX, as they prepare for graduation in the year 2000 and revisits these former classmates ten years later as they return home to rediscover that just because they’re not where they planned doesn’t mean they’re not right where they need to be.

Each of these students couldn’t wait to graduate and head out into the real world. But the world they were entering got very real, very fast. As these classmates return home to revisit their old hopes for their future, they’ll discover that even if you don’t get exactly what you thought you wanted out of life, it’s not too late to get what you need.

Continue to the rest of ABC’s lineup…

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  1. I’m still too ticked off about Flashforward to think of a new show to watch. Nothing there jumps out at me though honestly. MAYBE Mr. Sunshine or Detroit 1-8-7. But, I’m done watching new shows. I’ll watch them after they get through the first season! Haha.

  2. No Ordinary Family looks great.
    Can’t wait.

  3. Nothing really seems fresh. Most of the shows here feel like rehashes of previously done shows. Mr. Sunshine sounds like Ed (think that was the one where the guy goes back to his hometown to run a bowling alley), No Ordinary Family sounds like Heroes only more focused (might actually do better then), Secret Millionaire is pretty much the same as Undercover Boss (and didn’t Fox do a show that was almost exactly this a year or two ago too?). After looking over the majority of the new shows presented this week, this fall looks pretty weak to me, but that’s just one man’s opinion.

  4. What’s up with Happy Town. Anyone know? I know it’s not pulling in great numbers etc but haven’t heard anything on it. I think they filmed 6 or 7 ep and that’s it. No word on it’s future

  5. Garbage.

  6. How come every network is having like 4 shows each about marriage & relationships? One is enough! I suppose that No Ordinary family will be the only winner out of this line up although I would like to see a cross over between Mr. Sunshine & Cougar Town :) But I still think that FOX has the overall winning new programs for the next T.V. season.

  7. (Feelin the need to rant here a little)
    Tv networks are mass manipulation companies. They have basically been controlling and influencing the public since the 50′s.
    Shows depicting family values are core programing mediums. Doesn’t matter if its 7Th Heaven or Married with Children. Like somebody pointed out, “Its all rehashed, (key word) programming.”

    The truly frightening aspect is that some families enjoy watching other fake families so much that they detach from their own family. Not everyone but perhaps you can see my point if you live in America right now.
    Its mind control 101, a pacified /drugged out population doesn’t pay attention to real life. And that’s the real goal of the companies (Disney) that own and tell ABC/Marvel, what to do.
    Tv producers are encouraged to write these types of family shows by men in suits behind the scenes. Those that play ball get their shows green lit. Those that don’t produce tv pilots, and independent films, if they’re lucky…

    Rant off,,,,

  8. Stupid ABC and their stupid copyright blocking outside the US *Spits*

    • i know! its annoying..

  9. The new show lineup looks like crap.