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Check out the hot new series coming your way this spring

Shaun Harrison
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Awake (NBC)

Premieres: Thursday, March 1 at 10/9c The good news: Cop Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) survives a horrific car accident. The bad news: He is trapped in two different realities when he goes to sleep. In one, his wife Hannah (Laura Allen) survived the crash, while his son Rex (Dylan Minnette) died, and in the other, the opposite is true. (Pay attention to the differentiating colors in each reality — red for the one in which his wife is alive and green means his son is alive.) The drama comes from Lone Star's Kyle Killen, and we know what you're thinking: Dude has duality issues.
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Bent (NBC)

Premieres: Wednesday, March 21 at 9/8c We smell a romance brewing in the kitchen. Single mom Alex (Amanda Peet) hires contractor Pete (David Walton) to renovate her kitchen and sparks and banter start to fly. Problem is Alex is all business and is more than a happy to hand a pink slip to Pete if he causes any problems. Why? Pete is a notorious womanizer and recovering gambling addict who's trying to reestablish his career with this job. Get it? He's bent, not broken.
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Best Friends Forever (NBC)

Premieres: Wednesday, April 4 at 8:30/7:30c Jessica St. Clair, who created the series with Lennon Parham, stars as Jessica Black, who after splitting from her husband, seeks comfort/shelter under the roof of her BFF Lennon White (Parham). But it's not all crying, ice cream-eating and sad movie-watching when she moves back in: Lennon's live-in boyfriend, Joe (Lukas Jones), has turned Jessica's old room into an office. Friends' boyfriends! They're just like your parents!
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The Client List (Lifetime)

Premieres: Sunday, April 8 at 10/9c Although it's based on the 2010 TV flick of the same name — which earned Jennifer Love Hewitt a Golden Globe nomination — this series is not a direct continuation of the film. But the premise remains the same: Strapped for cash and deserted by her husband, Texas housewife Riley (Hewitt) starts a massage parlor that secretly offers sex. Cybill Shepherd and Loretta Devine co-star as Riley's mother and the parlor's owner. Not to be confused with Happy Endings.
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Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (ABC)

Premieres: Wednesday, April 11 at 9:30/8:30c The "b----" in question is Chloe (Breaking Bad's Krysten Ritter), a hardcore New York party girl who's a nightmare to live with, as her new roommate, naïve Midwestern gal June (Dreama Walker), soon finds out. But is she really that bad? After a bumpy start, the two begin to strike up an unlikely friendship. Speaking of friends, Chloe's BFF is James Van Der Beek, a fictitious version of the actor played by The Beek himself. No Sad Dawson here.
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Fashion Star (NBC)

Premieres: Tuesday, March 13 at 9:30/8:30c Elle Macpherson hosts the latest clothes-designing series, but this one is in search of the next big brand. Designer John Varvatos, Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie will serve as mentors to the 14 contestants. And you can get in on the fun too: Viewers can purchase the winning designs each week. Now if there were a way to eat the weekly winning dishes from food competition shows.
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GCB (ABC)

Premieres: Sunday, March 4 at 10/9c There's nothing like good ol' Southern-spun melodrama! Bad girl-gone-good Amanda (Leslie Bibb) returns home to Dallas after her marriage ends in scandal, hoping for a second chance with those she tormented in high school, including Carlene (Kristin Chenoweth), who don't buy that she's reformed. And you thought neighborly backstabbing was ending with Desperate Housewives!
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Girls (HBO)

Premieres: Sunday, April 15 at 10:30/9:30c Think post-Gossip Girl and pre-Sex and the City. Produced by Judd Apatow, and created by star Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture), the series offers a comic look at a group of friends as they tackle their twenties in the Big Apple. Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, Adam Driver and Zosia Mamet co-star. Fun fact: Williams is the daughter of Brian Williams.
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Magic City (Starz)

Premieres: Friday, April 6 at 10/9c Part Mad Men and part Casino, this throwback series takes place in the magic city of Miami Beach in 1959. As Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba, Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) essentially sells his soul to the devil, aka mob boss Ben "The Butcher" Diamond (Danny Huston), to finance his dream of establishing the Miramar Playa Hotel. The sticking point: The Butcher pressures Ike to add gambling and prostitution. Former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, Kelly Lynch and Steven Strait co-star.
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Missing (ABC)

Premieres: Thursday, March 15 at 8/7c As the title suggests, someone goes missing. That would be Becca Winstone's son, who disappears in Italy while abroad for an internship. Luckily, Becca (Ashley Judd) just so happens to be a CIA agent, so she heads over to find her pride and joy. Let's hope she kicks as much butt as Liam Neeson did in Taken.
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NYC 22 (CBS)

Premieres: Sunday, April 15 at 10/9c Never underestimate CBS and its love of cop procedurals! This one — produced by Robert De Niro — is about rookies. Adam Goldberg and Leelee Sobieski play two of the six newbies on the job in Upper Manhattan. The numbers in the title refer to their precinct, and you have to admit it's a way better title than its previous one, The 2-2.
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Scandal (ABC)

Premieres: Thursday, April 5 at 10/9c If Crossroads isn't sufficient proof that Shonda Rhimes can produce non-medical projects, then this ought to do the trick. Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is a professional "fixer" and ex-White House staffer who starts her own crisis management firm. (The character is based on real-life consultant Judy Smith, who has handled aspects of the Iran Contra investigation, the Los Angeles riots and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.) The cast includes Tony Goldwyn (as the president), Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield and The West Wing's Josh Malina, who should have no problem with the show's rapid-fire dialogue.
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Touch (Fox)

Premieres: Thursday, March 22 at 9/8c Ever wonder what it'd be like if Jack Bauer didn't have a daughter who got caught in a cougar trap, but instead had an autistic son who gets a hankering to climb a cell tower every afternoon at the same time? Then this show — created by Heroes' Tim Kring — is for you! Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV as Martin Bohm, a widower and father to Jake (David Mazouz), his mute, autistic son who can predict future bad events. It is then up to Martin to stop them from happening. Yup, it's another race against time to save the world! Except Kiefer will be able to change clothes and take bathroom breaks this time.
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Veep (HBO)

Premieres: Sunday, April 22 at 10/9c It's an election year and Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) will take office as our new vice president. Unfortunately for the former senator, she soon discovers that the job is not what she expected it to be. (Imagine if she had become POTUS!) At least she's got her right-hand man Gary (Tony Hale), Chief of Staff Amy (Anna Chlumsky) and assistant Sue (Sufe Bradshaw) to help her navigate the D.C. waters. And if she's anything like Air Force One's Kathryn Bennett, we'd re-elect her in a heartbeat.