Fall TV: ABC OKs Six New Shows Starring Familiar Faces
Kelsey Grammer, Courteney Cox Arquette and Reiko Aylesworth
ABC greenlit a half-dozen new series on Friday, bringing the network's total of newcomers for the 2009-10 TV season to eight.
In addition to the previously ordered comedy Modern Family and the action-drama Flash Forward, here is what else is new to ABC's schedule:
- The Forgotten: Uberproducer Jerry Bruckheimer's first series for the Alphabet network revolves around a group of amateur detectives, 24 alum Reiko Aylesworth included.
- Eastwick: Inspired by The Witches of Eastwick, it stars Rebecca Romjin, Jaime Ray Newman and Lindsay Price as saucy sorceresses.
- Happy Town: The murder mystery's ensemble includes Amy Acker and Geoff Stults.
- Cougar Town: Courteney Cox Arquette is a hot single mom, Josh Hopkins her neighbor. At this time, it is unclear if Cougar Town is driving distance from Happy Town. (Boomtown, however, is definitely a train ride.)
- Hank: A comedy fronted by no less than Frasier Crane himself, Kelsey Grammer.
- The Middle: This dysfunctional family comedy, previously developed around Ricki Lake, now stars Patricia Heaton.
ABC is still in talks to pick up the V remake and The Associates, though the latter (a legal drama) would likely get an abbreviated order and air midseason.