September 10, 2012

Fall TV preview of new network shows

By Ray Routhier
Staff Writer

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The New Normal - Season Pilot
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Ellen Barkin, Andrew Rannells, Georgia King, Bebe Wood and Justin Bartha in NBC’s “The New Normal.”


Go On - Season 1
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Brett Gelman, left, and Matthew Perry in NBC’s “Go On.”


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ARE YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS back for another season? Here's a list of some of the more popular returning broadcast network shows, listed under the day of their normal air time and followed by the season premiere date:


ABC: "Once Upon a Time,"

8 p.m. Sept. 30

FOX: "The Simpsons,"

8 p.m. Sept. 30

FOX: "Family Guy,"

9 p.m. Sept. 30


ABC: "Dancing with the Stars," 8 p.m. Sept. 24

CBS: "How I Met Your Mother," 8 p.m. Sept. 24

CBS: "Mike & Molly,"

9:30 p.m. Sept. 24

CW: "Gossip Girl,"

8 p.m. Oct. 8 (final season)

FOX: "Bones," 8 p.m. Sept. 17

NBC: "The Voice,"

8 p.m. Monday


CBS: "NCIS," 8 p.m. Sept. 25

CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles,"

9 p.m. Sept. 25

CW: "Hart of Dixie,"

8 p.m. Oct. 2

FOX: "New Girl,"

9 p.m. Sept. 25

NBC: "Parenthood,"

10 p.m. Tuesday


ABC: "Modern Family,"

9 p.m. Sept. 26

CBS: "CSI," 10 p.m. Sept. 26

CW: "Supernatural,"

9 p.m. Oct. 3

FOX: "The X Factor,"

8 p.m. Wednesday

NBC: "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," 9 p.m. Sept. 26


ABC: "Grey's Anatomy,"

9 p.m. Sept. 27

CBS: "Two and a Half Men,"

8:30 p.m. Sept. 27

FOX: "Glee," 9 p.m. Thursday

NBC: "30 Rock," 8 p.m. Oct. 4

NBC: "The Office," 9 p.m. Sept. 20 (final season)


CBS: "CSI: NY," 8 p.m. Sept. 28

FOX: "Fringe," 9 p.m. Sept. 28

FOX: "Touch," 8 p.m. Oct. 26

NBC: "Community,"

8:30 p.m. Oct. 19

NBC: "Grimm," 9 p.m. Sept. 21

The Buzz: "Dallas" meets "Hee Haw," except without the creative genius of Buck Owens to draw viewers. Might work if they had some actual country music stars in the show.

"MALIBU COUNTRY" -- Premieres 8:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Will air 8:30 p.m. Fridays.

The Plot: Aging country music star Reba McEntire plays a woman who put her own country music career on hold for her husband's country music career. But he cheated -- just like a country song -- and now she's raising her kids in California with the help of her mother (Lily Tomlin).

The Buzz: Two country music shows may be too many for ABC. Then again, Reba can sing, so she brings a little something extra to the role. And Tomlin is always good.


"PARTNERS" -- Premieres 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Will air 8:30 p.m. Mondays.

The Plot: Sitcom about two men -- one gay -- who find their longtime "bromance" tested when one of them gets engaged.

The Buzz: Since most men would never admit they're in a bromance, the audience for this show might be somewhat limited. But it's based on the real-life bromance of its creators, David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, so it might come across as realistic and touching.

"VEGAS" -- Premieres 10 p.m. Sept. 25. Will air 10 p.m. Tuesdays.

The Plot: In Las Vegas in the 1960s, a cowboy-hat wearing lawman (Dennis Quaid) is tasked with cleaning up the town and trying to squash the rackets of a mobster boss (Michael Chiklis).

The Buzz: Cool Vegas vibe and smalltown law man. Sounds like "Mad Men" meets "McCloud." Quaid and Chiklis are both heavy hitters when it comes to acting, so it's probably worth checking out. 

"ELEMENTARY" -- Premieres 10 p.m. Sept. 27. Will air 10 p.m. Thursdays.

The Plot: A modern-day New York detective is named Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller), and he solves crimes with the help of Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu).

The Buzz: Yes, Sherlock Holmes is still cool after all these years, but do people really want to see him in New York in 2012?

"MADE IN JERSEY" -- Premieres 9 p.m. Sept. 28. Will air 9 p.m. Fridays.

The Plot: Drama about a street-smart Jersey girl who competes among more pedigreed colleagues at a Manhattan law firm.

The Buzz: "Working Girl" without the funny parts. Stars little-known Janet Montgomery.

On The CW

"ARROW" -- Premieres 8 p.m. Oct. 10. Will air 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

The Plot: A billionaire playboy was shipwrecked for five years. When he comes back to his life, he becomes a mysterious vigilante known as Arrow to try to make up for his past.

The Buzz: Comic book action heroes are big in films these days, so maybe it's time to try the same formula on TV.

"BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" -- Premieres 9 p.m. Oct. 11. Will air 9 p.m. Thursdays.

The Plot: Sit down for this one: A young woman witnesses the murder of her mother and would have been killed too, but an unknown person -- or thing -- saves her. Years later, she becomes a detective and finds the man who saved her -- who has the curse of becoming a terrifying beast when he's enraged.

The Buzz: The title makes you think of Disney and singing teapots, but the plot is more like "The Incredible Hulk" meets "Law & Order." Too confusing. 

"EMILY OWENS, M.D." -- Premieres 9 p.m. Oct. 16. Will air 9 p.m. Tuesdays.

The Plot: A young doctor gets assigned to a hospital where here old boyfriend -- and her high school nemesis -- also work.

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From left, Robert Wisdom, Charles Esten, Connie Britton, Eric Close, Hayden Panettiere, Powers Boothe, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen and Jonathan Jackson in ABC’s “Nashville.”


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Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams in ABC’s “666 Park Avenue.”


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From left, Camille de Pazzis, Sahr Ngaujah, Autumn Reeser, Jessy Schram, Scott Speedman, Andre Braugher, Daniel Lissing, Daisy Betts and Dichen Lachman in ABC’s “Last Resort.”


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Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Holmes and Watson in CBS’s “Elementary”

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Michael Chiklis, left, and Dennis Quaid in CBS’s “Vegas.”

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Jordana Spiro in Fox’s “The Mob Doctor”

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Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader in the Fox comedy “The Mindy Project.”

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Anthony Anderson, left, Jesse Bradford and Zach Cregger in NBC’s “Guys With Kids”



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