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Best New Fall Shows: Our Editors' Picks

Body of Proof, Hawaii Five-O

We've watched the pilot episodes of all the new fall shows and made our picks for the best new comedies and dramas.

Better With You (ABC)

Premise: Sisters Maddie (Jennifer Finnigan), a high-strung attorney, and Mia (Privileged's JoAnna Garcia), a free-spirited "inventor," are fundamentally different. Maddie lives with, but has not married, Ben (Josh Cooke), her boyfriend of nine years. "It's a valid life choice," she repeats throughout the pilot. Mia, on the other hand, has just agreed to marry Casey (Jake Lacy), her boyfriend of seven-and-a-half weeks. Kurt Fuller and Debra Jo Rupp play the girls' quirky parents.

Why We Like It: The chemistry among the six leads is fantastic, and the snappy dialogue is very funny. The show was created by Shana Goldberg-Meehan, one of the big brains behind Friends.

But ... Both sisters are... read more

The CW Sinks Its Teeth Into Moonlight

Alex O'Loughlin

Alex O'Loughlin fans got a bloody good summer treat when the CW acquired all 16 episodes of Moonlight, the Aussie actor's short-lived but beloved vampire detective show. "We get letters and e-mails about Moonlight all the time," says CW entertainment chief Dawn Ostroff. "And so we thought it would be interesting if we aired it following The Vampire Diaries."

Moonlight (Thursdays at 9/8c, The CW) follows the perpetually 30-year-old private investigator Mick St. John (O'Loughlin), his hedonistic buddy Josef (Jason Dohring) and Beth Turner (Sophia Myles), a young reporter whose chemistry with Mick threatens her relationship with her human fiancé. Around to cause trouble... read more

Mega Buzz: Scoop on Lie to Me, Royal Pains, Hawaii Five-O and True Blood

Tim Roth (Lie to Me), Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) , Alex O'Loughlin (Hawaii Five-O)

Every week, senior editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Any juicy teasers for the remaining episodes of Lie to Me's second season? — Kim M.
ADAM:
Outgoing showrunner Shawn Ryan says the final nine episodes build to a cliff-hanger leading into Season 3, even though many of the episodes stand alone. One reunites Ryan with six cast members from his hit cable series, The Shield.  Airing Aug. 16, the episode finds Lightman (Tim Roth) wondering if he sent the wrong person to jail in a child murder case. "We get called to an execution and the guy says he didn't do it, and he didn't do it," Roth says. "The reason he is getting executed is because I was a witness. So he's sentenced to death based on my science and my testimony."

When is Royal Pains coming back? What has Hank been doing all winter? — Michael
MICKEY: Nothing. In fact, there is no winter in Hank's world... read more

CBS Sets Return Dates for Big Brother, Flashpoint and Three Rivers

Big Brother

Big Brother 12 will premiere on Thursday, July 8 at 8/7c on CBS, the network announced Tuesday. The Julie Chen-hosted reality show, where houseguests compete to win $500,000, will air three times a week: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 8/7c.

The network also announced return dates for dramas Flashpoint and Three Rivers, in addition to... read more

CBS Shifts Schedule, Unveils Male-Dominated New Shows

Jim Parsons and William Shatner

CBS will add only five new series to its fall lineup, taking an if-it-ain't broke approach that will bring back 18 series, though some of them will be in unproven new time slots. The male-dominated new shows include the previously anticipated Hawaii Five-0 reboot, a new legal drama, The Defenders, starring Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell, a family cop drama starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg, and $#*! My Dad Says, a William Shatner vehicle inspired ...
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Report: CBS Picks Up Hawaii Five-O, Tom Selleck Series, Four More Shows

Alex O'Loughlin

In a surprise to almost no one, CBS has reportedly picked up its remake of the classic cop drama Hawaii Five-O, a show whose cast has made it already one of the most anticipated shows of the fall season.

Fall TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?

The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which also... read more

CW Resurrects Moonlight

Alex O'Loughlin

The CW is going to have a vampire night.

On Thursdays this summer, the network will air the canceled CBS series Moonlight, starring Alex O'Loughlin as vampire detective Mick St. John, following repeats of... read more

Hawaii Five-O Remake Books Scott Caan as 'Danno'

Scott Caan

Scott Caan has been booked to play the iconic role of Danny "Danno" Williams in CBS' Hawaii Five-O pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Caan, 33, will step into the role originated by James MacArthur and made famous by the original series' catch phrase, "Book 'em, Danno!"

Taryn Manning joins Hawaii Five-O remake

In the project, Williams is a recent transfer from... read more

Taryn Manning Joins Hawaii Five-O Remake

Taryn Manning

Taryn Manning is the latest to sign on to CBS' Hawaii Five-O remake, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Manning, 31, joins previously announced stars Alex O'Loughlin (most recently of Three Rivers) and Lost's Daniel Dae Kim. Manning will play Mary Ann, the... read more

Alex O'Loughlin Booked for Hawaii Five-O

Alex O'Loughlin

Someone new will be snarling "Book 'em, Danno!"

Alex O'Loughlin (Moonlight, Three Rivers) has been cast in the lead role of the CBS reboot, playing Steve McGarrett, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jack Lord portrayed him in the original series.

Lost star tapped for Hawaii Five-O

This casting comes just days after... read more

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