13 May 2012

Upcoming New TV Shows For 2012-2013

One season is almost done (check the Renewed/Cancellation List HERE), and a new one is about to begin in September.

Here's the list of new TV Shows the networks have in store for us. Details have been copied from The Hollywood Reporter & The Futon Critic. See under CAST, some of your favorite TV stars are in these new shows.

This is not the complete list yet, as CBS hasn't made any announcements as of press time, and some changes can still happen between now and the show premieres set in the fall.

  • Family Tools 
    Logline: Based on the British format, revolves around a man (Kyle Bornheimer) who is forced to put his dreams on hold in order to take over the family handyman business from his father (J.K. Simmons).
    Cast: Kyle Bornheimer, J.K. Simmons, Leah Remini, Edi Gathegi, Johnny Pemberton, Danielle Nicolet
  • How To Live With Your Parents For The Rest Of Your Life
    Logline: Polly (Sarah Chalke), a recently divorced single mom, moves in with her eccentric parents, Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and Max (Brad Garrett), a couple who are full of life but know no bounds.
    Cast: Sarah Chalke, Brad Garrett, Elizabeth Perkins, Orlando Jones, John Dore, Rachel Eggleston, Rebecca Delgado Smith
  • Last Resort
    Logline: Centers on the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine (led by Andre Braugher) who, after ignoring an order to fire nuclear missiles, wind up being hunted and escape to a NATO outpost where they declare themselves to be the world's smallest nuclear nation.
    Cast: Scott Speedman, Andre Braugher, Daisy Betts, Autumn Reeser, Jessy Schram Daniel Lissing, Camille de Pazzis, Sahr Ngaujau, Dichen Lachman, Omid Abtahi (recurring), Matt Gerald (recurring), Bruce Davison (recurring), Robert Patrick, Max Adler (guest)
  • Malibu County
    Logline: After her "good 'ol boy" rock star husband cheats on her and burns through most of their money, Reba (Reba McEntire) divorces him and moves her three kids and mom (Lily Tomlin) from Nashville to the only asset they have left -- a little house in Malibu.  There she’ll try to reignite her own singing career and keep herself and her kids from being corrupted by the materialistic and rarified Malibu world she now calls home.
    Cast: Reba McEntire, Lily Tomlin, Sara Rue, Julietta Angelo, Justin Prentice, Jai Rodriguez, Owen Teague, Jeffrey Nordling (guest star w/option to recur)
  • Mistresses
    Logline: Drama series adapted from UK, which follows the lives of four female friends and their involvement in an array of illicit and complex relationships
    Cast: Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Brett Tucker
  • Nashville
    Logline: A family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene revolving around one star at her peak (Connie Britton) and another on the rise (Hayden Panettiere).
    Cast: Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Eric Close, Powers Boothe, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Robert Wisdom, Charles Esten, JD Souther (guest star)
  • Neighbors
    Logline: Centers on a family (Lenny Venito, Jami Gertz, Isabella Camp, Clara Mamet, Max Charles) that moves into a coveted New Jersey gated community only to discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens disguised as humans.
    Cast: Lenny Venito, Jami Gertz, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Tim Jo, Max Charles, Isabella Cramp, Clara Mamet, Ian Patrick
  • Red Widow
    Logline: Based on the Dutch format, revolves around the widow (Radha Mitchell) of an assassinated criminal who is forced to adopt her husband’s role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family.Cast: Radha Mitchell, Lee Tergesen, Luke Goss, Rade Sherbedzija, Wil Traval, Suleka Mathew, Jaime Ray Newman, Sterling Beaumon, Jakob Salvati, Erin Moriarty, Anson Mount (guest star), Mido Hamada
  • 666 Park Ave.
    Logline: When a young couple (Dave Annabele, Rachael Taylor) accepts an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City, they unwittingly begin to experience supernatural occurrences, which complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building. Based on the book by Gabriella Pierce.
    Cast: Terry O'Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Dave Annable, Rachael Taylor, Mercedes Masohn, Robert Buckley, Helena Mattsson, Erik Palladino (guest)
  • Zero Hour
    Logline: A bizarre twist of fate pulls a man (Anthony Edwards) who's spent 20 years as the editor of a skeptics magazine into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history.
    Cast: Anthony Edwards, Michael Nyqvist, Carmen Ejogo, Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin, Jacinda Barrett
I'm looking forward to Last Resort because it's a Shawn Ryan project and Nashville because it has Connie Britton...and maybe 666 Park Ave. because Rachael Taylor gets another chance after Charlie's Angels.

  • Ben & Kate
    Logline: A single mother (Dakota Johnson) gets an assist from her brother (Nat Faxon) who moves in with her to help her raise her baby. The title character is a heightened version of Fox's brother, Ben Fox.
    Cast: Nat Faxon, Dakota Johnson, Lucy Punch, Maggie Jones, Echo Kellum, Austin Stowell (guest/recur)
  • The Following
    Logline: A new thriller about an ex-FBI agent, Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), who leads the search to catch a diabolical serial killer, Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), who has created a cult of serial killers.
    Cast: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Natalie Zea, Valorie Curry, Jeananne Goossen, Nico Tortorella, Adan Canto, Billy Brown, Kyle Catlett
  • Goodwin Games
    Logline: High-concept family comedy about a father who leaves his fortune to his three children (Becki Newton, Scott Foley, Jake Lacy) -- but only if they will agree to his terms.
    Cast: Becki Newton, Scott Foley, Felisha Terrell, Jake Lacy, Melissa Tang
  • The Mindy Project
    Logline: A young Bridget Jones-type doctor (Mindy Kaling) tries to navigate her personal and professional lives.
    Cast: Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks, Chris Messina, Anna Camp, Zoe Jarmon, Dana DeLorenzo, Ed Helms (guest star), Bill Hader (guest star), Richard Schiff (guest star)
  • The Mob Doctor
    Logline: A young female thoracic surgeon (Jordana Spiro) who becomes indebted to the South Chicago mafia is forced to moonlight as a "mob doctor" while also working full-time at Chicago's most prominent hospital.
    Cast: Jordana Spiro, Zach Gilford, William Forsythe, James Carpinello, Jesse Lee Soffer, Jamie Lee Kirchner, Floriana Lima, Zeljko Ivanek, Wendy Makkena
I'm looking forward to The Mindy Project, which needs no explanation. I love Mindy Kaling! I'm curious about The Following --- amazing cast list! The Mob Doctor sounds a lot like Grey's Anatomy.... with the Mob.

  • Animal Practice
    Logline: An office comedy revolving around a House-like veterinarian (Justin Kirk) who loves animals but typically hates their owners.
    Cast: Justin Kirk, Tyler Labine, Bobby Lee, Amy Huberman
  • Chicago Fire
    Logline: Action-driven drama exploring the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department
    Cast: Taylor Kinney, Jesse Spencer, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, David Eigenberg, Charlie Barnett, Lauren German, Teri Reeves, Merle Dandridg
  • Do No Harm
    Logline: A brilliant neurosurgeon (Steven Pasquale) wrestles with his dangerous alter-ego that threatens to wreak havoc on his personal and professional life.
    Cast: Steven Pasquale, Phylicia Rashad, Alana De La Garza, Mousa Kraish, Michael Esper, Ruta Gedmintas
  • Go On
    Logline: An irreverent yet charming sportscaster tries to move on from loss and finds solace with the members of his mandatory group therapy sessions.
    Cast: Matthew Perry, Laura Benanti, Julie White, Suzy Nakamura, Allison Miller (second position to Terra Nova), Khary Payton, Bill Cobbs (guest star)
  • Guys With Kids
    Logline: Three thirtysomething guys (Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger, Anthony Anderson) who enjoy the adventures of parenting despite the fact that they haven't grown up themselves.
    Cast: Jesse Bradford, Anthony Anderson, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Tempestt Bledsoe, Zach Cregger, Sara Rue (guest star)
  • Infamous
    Logline: An opulent soap in which a female detective (Meagan Good) returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in -- as the maid's daughter -- to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend.
    Cast: Meagan Good, Tate Donovan, Victor Garber, Neil Jackson, Katherine LaNasa, Laz Alonso, Ella Rae Peck
  • The New Normal
    Logline: Revolves around a blended family of a gay couple (Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha) and the woman (Georgia King) who becomes a surrogate for them as they grow their family.
    Cast: Andrew Rannells, Ellen Barkin, Justin Bartha, Georgia King, Bebe Wood, Jayson Blair (guest/recur), Nene Leakes (recur)
  • Next Caller
    Logline: A gender comedy revolving around a brash alpha male DJ (Dane Cook) and his feminist co-host (Collette Wolfe) set in the office of a satellite radio station.
    Cast: Dane Cook, Collette Wolfe, Joy Osmanski, Ryan Devlin (guest/recur), Wole Parks, Jeffrey Tambor (guest star)
  • Revolution
    Logline: In the epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology -- computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights -- has mysteriously blacked out ... forever.
    Cast: Billy Burke, David Lyons, Giancarlo Esposito, Tracy Spiradakos, Graham Rogers, Anna Lise Phillips, Tim Guinee, Andrea Roth, JD Pardo, Zak Orth
  • Save Me
    Logline: A woman (Anne Heche) who lets herself go in a broken marriage transforms into a version of herself and creates miracles along the way.
    Cast: Anne Heche, Alexandra Breckenridge, Michael Landes, Heather Burns, Madison Davenport, Lamman Rucker
  • 1600 Penn
    Logline: What happens when you're the most ordinary family in the world but your father is the president (Bill Pullman) of the United States? A modern family-type of show set in the White House where all the kids are far from perfect.
    Cast: Bill Pullman, Jenna Elfman, Josh Gad, Brittany Snow Martha MacIsaac, Andre Holland, Amara Miller, Benjamin Stockham
  • Hannibal
    Logline: Small screen take on Thomas Harris's signature character which will explore his early dealings with a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers
    Cast: Hugh Dancy
Budget, profit and organizational problems aside, NBC's always been my favorite network because it offers new concepts year after year. I'm looking forward to Animal Practice, Go On, Revolution, 1600 Penn and Hannibal.

  • Arrow
    Logline: Based on the DC Comics title, published by DC Entertainment, this hourlong drama is a modern retelling of the legendary DC Comics character Green Arrow (Stephen Amell).
    Cast: Stephen Amell, Paul Blackthorne (second position to ABC's The River), Jamey Sheridan, David Ramsey, Colin Donnell, Susanna Thompson (guest/recurring), Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Colin Salmon (recurring)
  • Beauty and the Beast
    Logline: Loosely based on CBS’ Beauty and the Beast series from the 1980s, this is a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural twist.
 Smallville's Kristin Kreuk is the Beauty to Jay Ryan's Beast.
    Cast: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Austin Basis, Nicole Gale Anderson, Nina Lisandrello, Max Brown, Brian White
  • The Carrie Diaries
    Logline: Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, a young Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) comes of age in the 1980s, asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan.
    Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Brendan Dooling, Freema Agyeman, Stefania Owen, Katie Findlay, Ellen Wong, Matt Letscher, Chloe Bridges
  • Cult
    Logline: An inquisitive young female production assistant (Jessica Lucas) on a wildly popular television show joins a journalist blogger (Matt Davis) in investigating the show's rabid fans. Together, the duo finds the fans might be re-creating crime scenes from the show in their real lives -- behavior that has lead to a rash of disappearances and a likely murder.
    Cast: Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal, Robert Knepper, Andrew Leeds (guest in the pilot w/option to recur)
  • First Cut
    Logline: 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.
    Cast: Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Michael Rady, Jack Coleman, Kelly J. McCreary, Aja Naomi King, Necar Zadegan
The CW doesn't have the best programs on air, and by best, I mean HIGH QUALITY, mindfuck-ing shows. But if it's entertainment you need (read: mindless fun!), these new programs have plenty of potential to deliver just that. So, I'm actually really excited for every new show on their plate.


  • Elementary
    Logline: A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the famed detective (Jonny Lee Miller) now living in New York City, with Watson to be played by Lucy Liu.
    Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn
  • Vegas
    Logline: Period piece set in the 1960s centered on the true story of Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid) -- rodeo cowboy turned longtime Sheriff of Las Vegas.
    Cast: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Jason O'Mara, Carrie-Anne Moss, Taylor Handley
  • Made in New Jersey
    Logline: A legal drama that centers on a working-class woman (Janet Montgomery) who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a top New York law firm.
    Cast: Janet Montgomery, Stephanie March, Kyle MacLachlan, Erin Cummings, Toni Trucks, Felix Solis, Pablo Schreiber, Donna Murphy
  • Golden BoyLogline: Revolves around the making of a man and tracks one cop's meteoric rise from officer to detective to police commissioner (Theo James).
    Cast: Holt McCallany, Bonnie Somerville, Theo James, Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro, Stella Maeve
  • Friend Me
    Logline: Twentysomething best friends (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicholas Braun) move from their hometown of Bloomington, Ind., to L.A. to begin their new lives working at Groupon. Evan has trouble breaking his old slothful habits and rather than going out after work to explore L.A. and meet new people, he prefers to play online poker with his friends back home. Rob has different plans and is determined to drag Evan, kicking and screaming, along with him.
    Cast: Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Parvesh Cheena, Tim Robinson, Liz Holtan (guest star), Nicholas Braun, Dan Ahdoot
  • Partners
    Logline: A personal story of two lifelong friends and their business partners. Architects Charlie (David Krumholtz) and Louis' (Michael Urie) friendship has lasted longer than either of their romantic relationships and almost seems like a weird marriage. When Charlie decides to propose to his girlfriend, Louis' neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in the breakup of his own relationship.
    Cast: Sophia Bush, Michael Urie, David Krumholtz, Brandon Routh,
I've devoured Sherlock Holmes books as a teenager, so Elementary is something I'm really hoping is good. Not so sure about everything else on CBS' line-up, but that Michael Chiklis sounds interesting, too.

Have you picked out what you're going to watch when it premieres?