I would be, too, but being out of town for a week has left me a couple of episodes behind.
In the almost 6 years it’s been on the air, I’ve never missed an episode. I even remember the first time I watched. Lost premiered on September 22nd, the day that I left the hospital with my two-day-old daughter. I was instantly hooked. Desperate Housewives also started that week, and I still watch that as well. 😉
Upfronts were held this past week in New York City. This is when all the major broadcast networks announce their fall primetime schedules, including introducing new programming. Below are some of the highlights… and even a couple of clips.
- Chase, a fast-paced drama amid a game of cat-and-mouse as a team of U.S. marshals hunts down America’s most dangerous fugitives.
- Friends With Benefits, a half-hour comedy revolving around a group of twenty-something singles navigating the dating world.
- Harry’s Law, a legal drama starring Oscar winner Kathy Bates as a disillusioned ex-lawyer who is drawn back into legal work by two young idealistic lawyers.
- Law & Order: Los Angeles, the newest Law & Order spin-off.
- Love Bites, a comedy made up of multiple vignettes about sex, marriage and dating.
- Outlaw, a drama starring Jimmy Smits as a Supreme Court justice who abruptly quits to return to private practice where he’s determined to help “the little guy.”
- Outsourced, a comedy about an American company whose call center is abruptly outsourced to India.
- Perfect Couples, a romantic comedy that depicts the misadventures of three couples as they struggle to find out what makes the ideal relationship.
- School Pride, a reality show where students, staff and volunteers join forces to renovate a school in 10 days.
- The Cape, a drama about an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead.
- The Event, a conspiracy thriller starring Jason Ritter.
- The Paul Reiser Show, a new single camera comedy tars Paul Reiser as…Paul Reiser.
- Undercovers, an action-packed spy drama that proves once and for all that marriage is still the world’s most dangerous partnership.
Coming back: 30 Rock, Chuck, Community, Law & Order: SVU, Minute to Win It, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, The Biggest Loser, The Celebrity Apprentice, The Office, and Who Do You Think You Are?
Canceled: Heroes, Law & Order, Mercy, and Trauma
- Bob’s Burgers, about a man, his family and their floundering burger joint.
- Lonestar, set against the backdrop of big Texas oil.
- Mixed Signals, a relationship comedy about three longtime friends and their attempts to balance their committed relationships with their desire for freedom.
- Raising Hope, which follows Jimmy Chance, a well-meaning screw-up trying his best to raise his infant daughter.
- RideAlong, a Chicago-set police drama.
- Running Wilde, a romantic comedy that stars Will Arnett as a jerk who falls in love with a nice girl, played by Keri Russell.
- Terra Nova, an epic family action-adventure that follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a part of a massive expedition to save the human race.
Coming back: America’s Most Wanted, American Idol, American Dad, Bones, Cops, Family Guy, Fringe, Glee, Hell’s Kitchen, House, Human Target, Kitchen Nightmares, Lie to Me, So You Think You Can Dance, The Good Guys, and The Simpsons
- Better Together, a family comedy about sisters in different stages of their relationships.
- Body of Proof, a medical drama starring Dana Delany.
- Detroit 1-8-7, a gritty crime procedural drama.
- Happy Endings, a comedy about the impact of a couple’s break-up on their friends.
- Mr. Sunshine, a comedy starring Matthew Perry.
- My Generation, a documentary style show that catches up with an Austin, Texas, high-school class ten years after graduation.
- No Ordinary Family, about a family with new-found superpowers.
- Off the Map, a new medical drama from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes.
- Secret Millionaire, a reality show
- The Whole Truth, a Jerry Bruckheimer legal thriller.
Coming back: 20/20, AFV, Brothers and Sisters, Castle, Cougar Town, Dancing with the Stars, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition, Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, Private Practice, The Middle, Wife Swap, and V
Canceled: Eastwick, Flash Forward, Happy Town, The Deep End, and The Forgotten
- Blue Bloods, starring Tom Selleck, follows a family of New York cops.
- Hawaii 5-0, based on the classic cop series.
- Mike & Molly, a romantic comedy about an overweight police officer who meets a woman at Overeaters Anonymous.
- $#*! My Dad Says, the new William Shatner comedy based off the Twitter feed of the same name.
- The Defenders, a legal drama about some hot-shot Las Vegas defense attorneys.
Coming back: Criminal Minds, CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, How I Met Your Mother, Medium, NCIS, Rules of Engagement, Survivor, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Two and a Half Men, and Undercover Boss
Canceled: Accidentally on Purpose, Cold Case, Gary Unmarried, Ghost Whisperer, Miami Medical, New Adventures of Old Christine, and Number3
- Hellcats, a coming-of-age drama about a pre-law student who is forced to join her college’s competitive cheerleading squad when she loses her scholarship.
- Nikita, the latest iteration of French director Luc Besson’s 1990 film La Femme Nikita.
Coming back: Life Unexpected, One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries, 90210, Gossip Girl, Smallville, Supernatural and America’s Next Top Model
Canceled: Melrose Place