The Networks to Launch 25 New Shows this Fall

Friday, May 21, 2010

Upfront Week:

The Final Stats

Ratings Box:
What’s Hot/What’s Not

On the Air This Weekend:
Prime-Time Programming Options 

TV Tidbits:
Notes of Interest
TV Trivia Time:
Name That Pooch

Note: Due to the early release of The Programming Insider, the overnight (metered market) results for Thursday, May 20 were not available today. But don’t forget to click on for the fast affiliate numbers by approximately 12 p.m. ET.


Upfront Week:

The Final Stats


After four days of network presentations, here is the breakdown on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW in primetime this fall, plus the midseason entries. 


Number of New Shows in Total: 25

Genre Breakdown:

Drama: 16

Comedy: 7

Non-Scripted: 2


Number of New Shows by Network:

ABC: 7

CBS: 5

NBC: 8

Fox: 3

CW: 2


Number of New Shows by Night:

Monday: 5

Tuesday: 4

Wednesday: 6

Thursday: 5

Friday: 5

Saturday: 0

Sunday: 0


Number of Established Series Changing Time Periods: 18

By Network:

ABC: 2

CBS: 5

NBC: 2

Fox: 5

CW: 4


Number of New Shows in Midseason: 15

Genre Breakdown:

Comedy: 7

Drama: 6

Non-Scripted: 2


Number of Returning Shows in Midseason: 8

Genre Breakdown:

Non-Scripted: 5

Drama: 2

Comedy: 1




The 25 New Shows for the Fall (Plus 15 in Midseason):


Better Together – Wednesday 8:30 p.m.

Formerly called That Couple, two couples from two different generations have very different outlooks on love. The cast includes Jennifer Finnigan, Josh Cook, Joanna Garcia (Reba), Jake Lacy and former That’ 70s Show star Debra Jo Rupp. 


Happy Endings (midseason)

A group of close knit friends have to face the fact that the center of their existence, “perfect” couple Dave and Alex, have split. The cast includes Zachary Knighton, Elisha Cuthbert, Adam Pally, Casey Wilson, Eliza Coupe and Daman Wayans, Jr. 


Mr. Sunshine (midseason)

Former Friends star Matthew Perry plays the manager of a local sports stadium in San Diego who realizes on his 40th birthday that he cannot just get by on his charming, funny and noncommittal ways anymore.


Body of Proof – Friday 9 p.m.

After a brilliant neurosurgeon’s (Dana Delany) career is cut short, she uses her medical skills toward solving murders. Cast members include Jeri Ryan, Geoffrey Arend, Nick Bishop, Windell Middlebrooks and John Carroll Lynch.


My Generation – Thursday 8 p.m.

Shot documentary style and based on a series from Scandinavia, a group of former high school students in Austin, Texas reunite after 10 years. The ensemble cast includes Daniella Alonso, Ann Son, Elizabeth Kenner, Jaime King, Julian Morris, Keir O’Donnell, Kelli Garner and Mehcad Brooks. 


No Ordinary Family – Tuesday 8 p.m.

A so-called typical American family (Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Kay Panabaker and Jimmy Bennett) discover they have extraordinary abilities after their plane crashes in the Amazon jungle. Brothers & Sisters’ Greg Berlanti and Jon Feldman are the series creators.


1-8-7 Detroit – Tuesday 10 p.m.

The homicide division within a Detroit police station is the setting in this documentary style crime drama. Former Sopranos star Michael Imperioli leads the ensemble cast. 


The Whole Truth – Wednesday 10 p.m.

There are two sides to every case as this Jerry Bruckheimer legal drama provides equal time to the prosecution and the defense attorney’s work on the same cases. Joely Richardson and former Numb3rs star Rob Morrow head the cast.


Off the Map (midseason)

Three medical residents (Caroline Dhavernas, Mamie Gummer and Enrique Murciano) decide to leave the comforts of the United States to work at a barely staffed medical clinic in a small South American town.


Secret Millionaire (formerly aired on Fox)

Millionaires temporarily leave their prestigious lifestyles and go undercover to experience life in some of the poorest areas of the country in this uplifting non-scripted hour. During their stay they decide who is worthy of at least $100,000 of their own money.