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26 April 2008

Pilot Watch: Castle, Tower and an Alyssa Milano starrer

I haven't done this in a while, but there are actually a lot of new shows coming next season. There's a new one reported almost every week that it's hard to keep up. But this one I can't pass up because the first one stars one of the sleekest, funniest guys I admire, the second one stars a really good actress, and the third one is a concept I can get on board with.

Here are three new shows TV crackheads should look forward to in the coming season:

* CASTLE
Starring Nathan Fillon (Firefly, Desperate Housewives)
- Rob Bowman ("Day Break") has come aboard to direct the pilot, a drama about a horror novelist who consults for the NYPD. He'll work from a script by creator Andrew Marlowe who's executive producing alongside Laurie Zaks and Armyan Bernstein. ABC Studios is co-producing with Bernstein's Beacon Television.

NATHAN FILLON!!

* THE TOWER
Starring CCH Pounder (The Shield)
- About a group of Chicago reporters who treat breaking news as cases to be investigated and solved.

Watch CCH Pounder talk about her new show here.

* (YET UNTITLED COMEDY)
Starring Alyssa Milano (Charmed)
- Comedy centers on a thirtysomething woman who tries to break free of her overbearing and dysfunctional family, friends and boss

It's similar to Samantha Who, minus the amnesia.

Too many shows lined up for next season. Wonder which ones are gonna stick around.

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