ABC fall television preview
Published: Monday, September 10, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012 13:09
With school starting up again, and Labor Day officially in the books, it can only mean one thing -- the start of the fall television season. Throughout the next two months, all four networks will unveil their fall schedule. First up is ABC. With three new dramas, and a couple new comedies, there looks to be something for everyone.
The Neighbors: airs Wednesday at 7:30
This half-hour comedy is about the Weaver family. The Weavers are a normal American family who decide to move into the prestigious Hidden Hills. This gated New Jersey community even has its own golf course. Everything looks too good to be true, but the new neighbors are holding a secret. They are aliens and hijinks are sure to ensue. The Neighbors will air in a prime, nighttime spot on the schedule between established comedies The Middle at 7 and Modern Family at 8. The show premieres Sept. 26.
Nashville: airs Wednesday at 9
Starring Emmy nominated Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes), The hour-long drama takes place in the world of country music. The show follows a fading Nashville superstar (Britton) who is forced to team up with a teen sensation (Panettiere) or face losing her tour and promotion for her latest record. Being touted by ABC as “the next great drama,” Nashville will be about love, power, money, family and music. Nashville premieres Oct. 10.
Last Resort: airs Thursday at 7
According to ABC this dramatic new international action-thriller is about treachery, treason and nuclear brinksmanship. The show follows the U.S. ballistic missile submarine Colorado. Told to fire nuclear weapons at Pakistan, Captain Marcus Chaplin demands confirmation of the orders only to be relieved of duty by the White House. When the new captain also refuses to fire without confirmation of the orders, the crew goes on the run as they try to clear their names and get home. Starring Andre Braugher (House), the show was created by Shawn Ryan, who has found critical success with past shows including FX’s The Shield and CBS’s The Unit. Last Resort premieres Sept. 27.
Malibu Country: airs Friday at 7:30
Reba McEntire is back in primetime. After Reba went off the air in 2007, the country star returns with a new sitcom. The show is about a woman, who after divorcing her cheating husband, moves her family from Nashville to Malibu. Once there she will try to reignite her singing career while keeping her three kids from being corrupted by the materialistic Malibu. Fans of McEntire’s first show might want to check this one out. Malibu Country premieres Nov. 2.
666 Park Avenue: airs Sunday at 9
The Drama stars Terry O’Quinn (Lost) and Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives) as owners of a mysterious Manhattan apartment building embracing supernatural forces. A building where dreams all come true… for a price. 666 Park Avenue premieres Sept. 30.
As for returning favorites changing time slots, Wednesday comedies Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 move up a day to Tuesday nights at 8 starting October 23. Fellow Wednesday comedy Suburgatory stays on the same day, but moves back an hour to 8:30. Finally, breakout drama Revenge moves to Sunday’s at 8 starting Sept. 30.