Wednesday, May 19, 2010

ABC Upfront

New ABC dramas:

Body of Proof: Dana Delany headlines as Dr. Megan Hunt, a brilliant neurosurgeon who, after a car accident, becomes a medical examiner determined to solve mysterious deaths of victims. Produced by ABC Studios.

Detroit 1-8-7: Series shot documentary-style offering viewers an inside look into a Homicide Unit in Detroit. Series stars Michael Imperioli as Detective Louis Fitch as well as Jon Michael Hill, James McDaniel, Aisha Hinds, Natalie Martinez, D.J. Cotrona and Shaun Majumder. From ABC Studios.
My Generation: Another series shot documentary-style about a group of high schoolers from Austin, TX as they prepare for graduation. Later, the series joins up with these same graduates ten years later as they return home and revisit their hopes and dreams. From ABC Studios.

No Ordinary Family: The Powells, an ordinary family, take a vacation and their plane crashes into the Amazon River. Afterwards, they discover they all possess unique and distinct superpowers. Michael Chiklis stars as dad, Jim Powell and Julie Benz stars as mom, Stephanie Powell. Other cast members include Tate Donovan, Romany Malco, Autumn Reeser, Christina Chang, Kay Panabaker and Jimmy Bennett. From ABC Studios.

Off the Map: From executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers and creator Jenna Bans, this medical series is about five young doctors who leave behind their own personal demons to work in a tiny town in the South American jungle. Produced by ABC Studios.

The Whole Truth: Legal drama from the perspective of the defense and prosecution and centered on two evenly matched lawyers, Jimmy Brogan (Rob Morrow) who is one of New York's rising criminal attorneys and Kathryn Peale, the Deputy Bureau Chief in the New York State District Attorney's office. Series is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television.

New ABC comedies:

Better Together: Relationship comedy that explores three very different relationships at different stages. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Silver and Gold Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Happy Endings: Modern-day comedy about what happens to friendships after a couple breaks up at the altar. Elisha Cuthbert heads the ensemble cast produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.

Mr. Sunshine: Matthew Perry helms this comedy playing Ben Donovan, a self-involved manager of a second-rate San Diego sports arena who starts to re-evaluate his life on his 40th birthday. Allison Janney also stars as Crystal, the arena's owner. The series is a Matthew Perry Production, Show Money Production, Barnow and Firek Production and FanFare Production, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

ABC has new one alternative series:

Secret Millionaire: One-hour series follows some of America's richest people for one week as they leave behind their posh lifestyles and mansions and live and volunteer incognito in some of the nation's most impoverished and unsafe communities. The millionaires meet people who are battling a myriad of obstacles and at the end of their experience, they reveal their true identities and each gives away at least $100,000 of their own money. Produced by RDF USA Production.

Returning ABC series include: America's Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Brothers & Sisters, Castle, Cougar Town, Dancing with the Stars, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey's Anatomy, The Middle, Modern Family, Private Practice, Supernanny, V, 20/20 as well as Saturday Night College Football.

ABC Fall 2010 Primetime Schedule
Monday: Dancing with the Stars, Castle
Tuesday: No Ordinary Family, Dancing with the Stars the Results Show, Detroit 1-8-7
Wednesday: The Middle, Better Together, Modern Family, Cougar Town, The Whole Truth
Thursday: My Generation, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice
Friday: Secret Millionaire, Body of Proof, 20/20
Saturday: Saturday Night College Football
Sunday: America's Funniest Home Videos, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters

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