Upfront: ABC To Debut 10 New Shows

ABC's Body of Proof

Continuing its belief in big TV development, ABC has started up another massive slate of new shows for its new season. Seven of the 10 shows will debut this fall. Five are dramas; one is a comedy and one is a reality series.

The biggest change is on Tuesday night, replacing its big "Lost" franchise. In that sci-fi vein, "No Ordinary Family," which will run at 8 p.m., is a drama about a family whose plane crashes in the Amazon, with each of them discovering they now possess unique superpowers.

After a one-hour "Dancing with the Stars" results show at 10 p.m., ABC will move further into the procedural crime area -- started by "Castle." The net is airing "Detroit 1-8-7," which stars Michael Imperioli of "The Sopranos" as a homicide detective.

On Wednesday, ABC is changing some of its mostly comedy lineup. "Better Together" is a sitcom examining three different relationships in one family. It gets the 8:30 p.m. time slot.



Then at 10 p.m., "The Whole Truth" is a different kind of legal drama, showing equal sides to both the defense and prosecution, which ABC says should keep viewers guessing about the outcome.

On Thursdays, "My Generation" will look at a group of Texas college graduates 10 years after a documentary was made on their lives. It starts off the night at 8 p.m. "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" continue at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., respectively.

ABC refreshes Friday with the addition of "Secret Millionaire" at 8 p.m. and "Body of Proof" at 9 p.m.

"Millionaire" follows some of the wealthiest Americans who give up their lives for a week to volunteer in some of our country's poorest and dangerous cities and towns. "Proof" stars Dana Delany as a top neurosurgeon who has a devastating car accident and ends up as a medical examiner trying to determine what killed her victims.

Midseason shows consist of drama "Off The Map" from "Grey's Anatomy" producer Shonda Rhimes, which examines a down-on-its-luck medical clinic in South America and some idealistic U.S. doctors.

Comedy "Happy Endings" is about what happens to one's friends when a relationship breaks up. Another comedy, starring "Friends" alum Matthew Perry as a sports arena manager, is called "Mr. Sunshine."

Some shows -- "FlashFoward" and "Happy Town" -- didn't make the cut. But another less-struggling drama "V" did, and will return midseason.

ABC's Fall Schedule (new shows in bold)


8:00 p.m. "Dancing with the Stars"

10:00 p.m. "Castle"


8:00 p.m. "No Ordinary Family"

9:00 p.m. "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show"

10:00 p.m. "Detroit 1-8-7"


8:00 p.m. "The Middle"

8:30 p.m. "Better Together"

9:00 p.m. "Modern Family"

9:30 p.m. "Cougar Town"

10:00 p.m. "The Whole Truth"


8:00 p.m. "My Generation"

9:00 p.m. "Grey's Anatomy"

10:00 p.m. "Private Practice"


8:00 p.m. "Secret Millionaire"

9:00 p.m. "Body of Proof"

10:00 p.m. "20/20"


8:00 p.m. "Saturday Night College Football"


7:00 p.m. "America's Funniest Home Videos"

8:00 p.m. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

9:00 p.m. "Desperate Housewives"

10:00 p.m. "Brothers & Sisters"

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