TV Guide: New Fall TV Shows for 2012
If you are as crazy about TV shows as I am, you’ll definitely need this great overview of all the new TV shows premiering this fall by TV Guide. As always many of them won’t make the cut for a second season, but there are some that look really promising.
Animal Practice (NBC)
Premieres: Wednesday, September 26 at 8/7c
An office-based comedy featuring a House-like veterinarian (Weeds’ Justin Kirk) who loves the animals but hates their owners. Executive-produced by Hangover Part II writer Scot Armstrong. Tyler Labine, Amy Huberman and Bobby Lee will also star.
Premieres: Wednesday, Oct 10 at 8/7c
Hung’s Stephen Amell stars as DC superhero Green Arrow in this modern retelling of the legendary archer’s adventures. Brothers & Sisters’ Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim will executive-produce with The Vampire Diaries’ Andrew Kreisberg. Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Paul Blackthorne, Jamey Sheridan, Colin Donnell and Susanna Thompson will also star. Colin Salmon will recur.
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Premieres: Thursday, Oct 11 at 9/8c
Loosely based on the 1987 CBS series about an ADA and a noble man-beast who make a connection, the updated love story — with Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk as the Beauty and Jay Ryan as the Beast — includes a procedural twist. Felicity’s Jennifer Levin and Brothers & Sisters’ Sherri Cooper will write and executive-produce. Austin Basis, Nicole Gale Anderson, Max Brown, Brian White and Nina Lisandrello will also star.
Ben and Kate (Fox)
Premieres: Tuesday, September 25 at 8:30/7:30c
Under the guise of being his niece’s nanny, a free spirited young guy (Nat Faxon) moves in with his type-A, tightly wound sister (Dakota Johnson) and in the process will help her re-enter the world. Dana Fox (What Happens in Vegas) will write and executive-produce with Terra Nova duo Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope. Lucy Punch, Maggie Jones and Echo Kellum will star. Austin Stowell will recur.
Chicago Fire (NBC)
Premieres: Wednesday, October 10 at 10:00/9:00c
The complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department are explored in this action-driven drama. Derek Haas and Michael Brandt will write and executive-produce with Law & Order’s Dick Wolf. Jesse Spencer, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, David Eigenberg, Taylor Kinney, Lauren German, Merle Dandridge, Teri Reeves and Charlie Barnett will star.
Emily Owens, M.D. (CW)
Premieres: Tuesday, Oct 16 at 9/8c
Glad to leave her nerdy past behind for a fresh start in the adult professional world, a newly minted doctor (Mamie Gummer) discovers that, sadly and comically, life at the hospital where she works is no different than high school. Gilmore Girls’ Jennie Snyder Urman will write and executive-produce with Pushing Daisies’ Dan Jinks. Justin Hartley, Michael Rady, Jack Coleman, Necar Zadegan, Aja Naomi King and Kelly McCreary will star.
Go On (NBC)
Premieres: Tuesday, September 11 at 9/8c
While an irreverent yet charming sportscaster (Matthew Perry) tries to move on from loss, he reluctantly finds surprising solace from the members of his mandatory group therapy sessions. Friends writer/producer Scott Silveri executive-produces. Laura Benanti, Julie White, Suzy Nakamura, Khary Payton and Allison Miller will also star. Bill Cobbs will guest-star.
Guys With Kids (NBC)
Premieres: Wednesday, September 26 at 8:30/7:30c
Three thirtysomething guys (Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger and Anthony Anderson) enjoy the adventures of parenting even though they haven’t grown up themselves. NBC late-night host Jimmy Fallon will executive-produce. Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Tempestt Bledsoe will also star. Sara Rue will guest-star.
The Mob Doctor (Fox)
Premieres: Monday, September 17 at 9:00/8:00c
A young female thoracic surgeon (Jordana Spiro) with Bridgeport roots is split between two worlds as she juggles her career and her lifelong debt to the South Chicago mob. Drop Dead Diva’s Josh Berman and Robert Wright will write and executive-produce with Justified’s Michael Dinner. William Forsythe, Zach Gilford, Jaime Lee Kirchner, James Carpinello, Floriana Lima, Zeljko Ivanek, Wendy Makkena and Jesse Lee Soffer will also star.
The Mindy Project (Fox)
Premieres: Tuesday, September 25 at 9:30/8:30c
The Office’s Mindy Kaling stars as a young Bridget Jones-type OB/GYN trying to navigate both her personal and professional life. Kaling will write and executive-produce with Office producer Howard Klein. Dana DeLorenzo, Anna Camp, Chris Messina Zoe Jarmon and Ed Weeks will also star. Ed Helms, Bill Hader and Richard Schiff will guest-star.
The New Normal (NBC)
Premieres: Tuesday, September 11 at 9:30/8:30c
A gay couple — Book of Mormon’s Andrew Rannells and The Hangover’s Justin Bartha — try to start a family with the help of a surrogate (Georgia King). Along with fellow Glee producer Ali Adler, Ryan Murphy will co-write and executive-produce the project. Ellen Barkin and Bebe Wood will also star. Nene Leakes and Jayson Blair will recur.
Premieres: Monday, September 17 at 10:00/9:00c
A high-octane action drama that follows a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist. Supernatural’s Eric Kripke will write and executive-produce with J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. Giancarlo Esposito, Billy Burke, David Lyons, Tim Guinee, Graham Rogers, Tracy Spiridakos, Andrea Roth, JD Pardo, Zak Orth and Anna Lise Philips will star.
1600 Penn (NBC)
What happens when you’re the most ordinary family in the world, but your father is the President of the United States (Bill Pullman)? Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad will star, write and executive-produce with Modern Family’s Jason Winer. Martha MacIsaac, Jenna Elfman, Amara Miller, Benjamin Stockham and Andre Holland will also star.
The Carrie Diaries (CW)
Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, a younger Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) steps into the limelight as she comes of age in the ’80s, asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan. Bushnell will executive-produce alongside Gossip Girl duo Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein and Sex and the City writer Amy Harris. Stefania Owen, Austin Butler, Matt Letscher, Brendan Dooling, Freema Agyeman, Katie Findlay, Chloe Bridges and Ellen Wong will also star.
From Luther creator Neil Cross, this drama is set in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, where the notorious pirate Blackbeard leads a nation of thieves and outlaws. To regain control, a trained undercover assassin named Tom Lowe is sent to take down Blackbeard, but Lowe soon becomes an admirer of the swashbuckler’s, charisma, intelligence and political ideals. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (Gladiator, Men In Black) will executive-produce along with Three Rivers’ Ted Gold and Cross.
After a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, an inquisitive, young female production assistant (Melrose Place reboot star Jessica Lucas) on a wildly popular television show called Cult joins a journalist blogger (Matt Davis) in investigating the rabid fans of the series who might be re-creating crimes seen on the program in real life. Rockne O’Bannon will write and executive-produce alongside Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein. Robert Knepper and Alona Tal will also star.
666 Park Avenue (ABC)
An innocent Midwestern couple (Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor) get hired as resident managers of an Upper East Side apartment building in New York, with the owner played by Lost’s Terry O’Quinn. Unbeknownst to them, the residents have all made deals with the Devil to have their desires fulfilled. David Wilcox will adapt Gabrielle Pierce’s book series and executive-produce, alongside Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. Vanessa Williams, Mercedes Masohn, Helena Mattsson and Robert Buckley will also star. Erik Palladino will guest-star.
Do No Harm (NBC)
A brilliant neurosurgeon (Steven Pasquale) wrestles with his dangerous alter-ego that threatens to wreak havoc on his personal and professional life. The Event’s David Schulner will write and executive-produce with Samantha Who?’s Peter Traugott. Alana de la Garza, Phylicia Rashad, Michael Esper, Mousa Kraish and Ruta Gedmintas will also star.
The Family Tools (ABC)
A man (Worst Week’s Kyle Bornheimer) puts his dreams on hold in order to take over the family handyman business from his father (The Closer’s J.K. Simmons). Bobby Bowman (My Name is Earl) will write and executive-produce alongside Mark Gordon and Andrea Shay. Leah Remini, Edi Gathegi, Danielle Nicolet and Johnny Pemberton will also star.
The Following (Fox)
An edge-of-your-seat thriller about the complex relationship between diabolical serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) and the damaged FBI profiler, Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), who once took him down. After Joe escapes, Hardy is reactivated and discovers that he is no longer just hunting one man, but a massive cult of serial killers created and manipulated during Carroll’s time in prison. Kevin Williamson will write and executive-produce. Natalie Zea, Nico Tortorella, Jeananne Goossen, Shawn Ashmore, Adan Canto, Billy Brown, Kyle Catlett and Valorie Curry will also star.
Friend Me (CBS)
Twentysomething best friends (Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicholas Braun) move to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at Groupon. Raising Hope’s Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal will executive-produce with Kim and Eric Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men). Parvesh Cheena, Dan Ahdoot and Tim Robinson will also star. Liz Holtan will guest-star.
A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes in which Sherlock (Eli Stone’s Jonny Lee Miller) is a recovering addict and consultant for the NYPD. Lucy Liu will portray his Watson. Robert Doherty (Medium) will write and executive-produce with Justified duo Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. Aidan Quinn will also star.
Golden Boy (CBS)
Theo James stars as a young and ambitious new officer makes the meteoric rise from cop to detective to Police Commissioner. Chi McBride will play his new partner. Nicholas Wootton will write and executive-produce alongside Brothers & Sisters’ Greg Berlanti. Kevin Alejandro, Holt McCallany, Bonnie Somerville and Stella Maeve will also star.
The Goodwin Games (Fox)
Three siblings (Becki Newton, Scott Foley and Jake Lacy) must reconnect after the death of their father, who leaves them his fortune only if they agree to his terms. How I Met Your Mother’s Carter Bays and Craig Thomas executive-produce with Chris Harris, who will also write. Felisha Terrell and Melissa Tang will also star.
How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life (ABC)
Scrubs’ Sarah Chalke stars as a newly divorced woman who ends up moving in with her over-the-top parents Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and Max (Brad Garrett). Accidentally on Purpose creator Claudia Lonow wrote the pilot based loosely on her own life. She executive-produces with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Francie Calfo. Jon Dore, Orlando Jones, Rebecca Delgado Smith and Rachel Eggleston will also star.
An opulent soap in which a female detective (Meagan Good) returns to the wealthy family in which she grew up — only she’s undercover as the maid’s daughter — to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend. Mercy’s Liz Heldens will write and executive-produce. Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Neil Jackson, Laz Alonso, Ella Rae Peck and Katherine LaNasa will also star.
Last Resort (ABC)
A renegade crew of a nuclear submarine, led by Men of a Certain Age’s Andre Braugher, go on the run after defying an order to fire nuclear missiles. They find sanctuary at a NATO base where they declare themselves the world’s smallest nuclear nation. The Shield’s Shawn Ryan will executive-produce the pilot, which he wrote with Karl Gajdusek (Dead Like Me). Autumn Reeser, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts, Sahr Ngaujau, Dichen Lachman, Jessy Schram, Robert Patrick, Camille de Pazzis and Dan Lissing will also star.
The Job (CBS)
This reality series from Survivor creator Mark Burnett and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’s Michael Davies will pit applicants against each other in an attempt to land their dream job. Lisa Ling will host.
Made in Jersey (CBS)
A working class woman (Janet Montgomery) uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a Manhattan law firm in this series from Happy Endings’ Jamie Tarses and The West Wing’s Kevin Falls. Dana Calvo (Covert Affairs) will write and co-executive-produce. Kyle MacLachlan, Stephanie March, Erin Cummings, Felix Solis, Pablo Schreiber, Donna Murphy and Toni Trucks will also star.
Malibu Country (ABC)
Reba McEntire stars as a broke divorcee who moves her family to Malibu where she attempts to revive her music career while keeping her children from being corrupted by the city. Reba’s Kevin Abbott will write and executive-produce the pilot. Lily Tomlin, Sara Rue, Jai Rodriguez, Owen Teague, Juliette Angelo, Justin Prentice will also star.
This drama tells the story of four women buffeted by the scandalous romantic lives they’re leading. Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan star. K.J. Steinberg (Gossip Girl, The Nine) wrote and executive-producers with Revenge’s Robert Sertner, Rina Mimoun (Gilmore Girls) and Douglas Rae (Camelot).
A family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene that follows two musicians, one who’s already a star (Connie Britton) and the other who’s on the rise (Hayden Panettiere). Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise) and RJ Cutler will write and executive-produce. Jonathan Jackson, Powers Boothe, Robert Wisdom, Eric Close, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten and Sam Palladio will also star.
The Neighbors (ABC)
A family (Lenny Venito, Jami Gertz, Isabella Cramp, Clara Mamet and Max Charles) moves into a beautiful, surprisingly affordable gated community in New Jersey only to discover that all the neighbors are literally from another planet. Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love) will write and executive-produce. Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Tim Jo and Ian Patrick will also star.
Next Caller (NBC)
A gender comedy focusing on a brash, alpha male DJ (Dane Cook) and his new plucky, feminist co-host (Collette Wolfe). From Weeds producer Stephen Falk. Joy Osmanski and Wole Parks will also star. Ryan Devlin and Jeffrey Tambor will guest-star.
The personal story of two lifelong friends and business partners — one straight (David Krumholtz) and one gay (Michael Urie) — whose friendship has lasted longer than any of their romantic relationships. When one decides to propose to his girlfriend (Sophia Bush), the other’s neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in a breakup. Will & Grace duo David Kohan and Max Mutchnick will executive-produce. Brandon Routh and Tracy Vilar will also star. Molly Shannon will guest-star.
Red Widow (ABC)
The widow (Radha Mitchell) of an assassinated criminal is forced to adopt her husband’s role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family. Dexter’s Melissa Rosenberg will write, based on the Dutch format, and executive-produce alongside The Office’s Howard Klein. Lee Tergesen, Rade Sherbedzija, Wil Traval, Luke Goss, Suleka Mathew, Jaime Ray Newman, Sterling Beaumon, Jacob Salvati, Erin Moriarty and Mido Hamada will also star. Anson Mount will guest-star.
Save Me (NBC)
Anne Heche stars as a woman who starts to believe that she is channeling God after she has an accident. Heche will also serve as a producer on the project. John Scott Shepherd, Neal Moritz, Vivian Cannon and Scott Winant executive-produce. Alexandra Breckenridge, Heather Burns, Madison Davenport, Lamman Rucker and Michael Landes will also star.
The true story of Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid) — rodeo cowboy turned longtime Las Vegas Sheriff — set in the 1960s. Nicholas Pileggi and Without a Trace’s Greg Walker will write and executive-produce alongside Men in Trees duo James Mangold and Cathy Konrad. Michael Chiklis, Jason O’Mara, Carrie-Anne Moss and Taylor Handley will also star.
Zero Hour (ABC)
A skeptics magazine editor (Anthony Edwards) gets pulled into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history. Prison Break’s Paul Scheuring wrote the pilot and executive-produces with Lorenzo DiBonaventura and Dan McDermott. Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin, Jacinda Barrett, Michael Nyqvist and Carmen Ejogo will star.
You can find another great overview with verdicts about the single shows here.