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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

ABC Fall Premieres

666 Park Avenue is a drama about an apartment building that seems to have a dark hold over its residents.  Every need & whim of every resident is met by the apartment buildings mysterious owner & a new young couple who have just moved in have become the managers of the building without knowing the supernatural and dark forces that hide inside the building.  With a cast that includes Vanessa Williams & Dave Annable this one could last.

Another drama called Last Resort is about a submarine that is given orders to hit Pakistan with nuclear weapons & when the Captain questions the order he is relieved of his duties & replaced by another Captain who does the same thing & in return the sub ends up getting hit & falling to the ground.  The crew goes rogue & lands at an island where they all try to get home & figure out what is going on.  I hate to say it but this sounds really stupid & like another attempt to get the Lost thing back in motion.

Alyssa Milano is back in a drama called Mistresses that doesn't sound like it has anything to do with mistresses but rather is about four girlfriends who are all living different lives but leaning on each other to get through.  Sounds like maybe this will be a "replacement" for Desperate Housewives except this one doesn't appear to have any funny element as it promises betrayal, secrecy, self-discovery & excitement.

Nashville starring Hayden Panettiere is about a country star who has always been a big sensation but is starting to lose fans & momentum, no longer packing the stadiums like she used to.  Her people think a tour with a new country singer with an edge (Panettiere) will be a great thing to boost her back up & she also agrees.  Well, turns out the new girl is just trying to take her down...just like always...women can't trust women!

Red Window is about a woman whose husband was murdered as part of drug related business that he was involved in with her brother & some other partners.  The murder is also gangster related so Marta (the wife & a daughter of a gangster) decides that she needs to protect her children instead of living in fear & she takes on the FBI & the gangsters to get to the bottom of the story of the murder.

Now for something that covers the world & crosses time & is a bit paranormal, Zero Hour.  A skeptic who publishes a paranormal enthusiast magazine is married & his wife owns an antique shop from where she is abducted.  In one of the clocks the skeptic husband finds a treasure map that he has to decode & figure out how to save his wife & humanity.  He's of course fighting against time & being chased by some people who don't want him to succeed so this could be a suspenseful one.

Is anyone else noticing that ABC is anti-sitcom?

But's something funny!  A new series starring Sarah Chalke who is a divorced mom with a daughter & has to move back home with her is played by Elizabeth Perkins.  Her parents are free spirits who still get it on while she is pretty uptight & conservative so it looks like they will have to figure this one out while raising the little girl too.  I almost forgot, the name of this one is How to Live With Your Parents.

Malibu Country is a show starring Reba who finds out that her country star husband has been cheating so once she finalizes her divorce she grabs her mom (Lily Tomlin) and 2 kids and heads for California.  Being a country singer herself she put her own dreams aside to support her husband but now that he's gone it's time for her to take her shot.

This show sounds so ridiculous that I had to grab the description I saw on The Geek Generation:

How well do you know your neighbors?
Meet the Weavers, Debbie (Jami Gertz) and Marty (Lenny Venito). Marty, in hopes of providing a better life for his wife and three kids, recently bought a home in Hidden Hills, a gated New Jersey townhome community with its own golf course. Hidden Hills is so exclusive that a house hasn’t come on the market in 10 years. But one finally did and the Weavers got it!
It’s clear from day one that the residents of Hidden Hills are a little different. For starters, their new neighbors all have pro-athlete names like Reggie Jackson (Tim Jo), Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olagundoye), Dick Butkis (Ian Patrick) and Larry Bird (Simon Templeman). Over dinner, Marty and his family discover that their neighbors receive nourishment through their eyes by reading books, rather than eating. The Weavers soon learn that the entire community is comprised of aliens from Zabvron, where the men bear children and everyone cries green goo from their ears.
The Zabvronians have been stationed on Earth for the past 10 years, disguised as humans, awaiting instructions from home, and the Weavers are the first humans they’ve had the opportunity to know. As it turns out, the pressures of marriage and parenthood are not exclusive to planet Earth. Two worlds will collide with hilarious consequences as everyone discovers they can “totally relate” and learn a lot from each other."
The Family Tools is a show about a slacker who is turned over his fathers handyman business after his dad had a heart attack.  He struggles with everything from the assistant to the rest of his family but with the support of his aunt (Leah Remini) and a couple others he just might be able to prove the rest wrong & make it all work.
For previews of all of these show check out my YouTube channel.

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