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ABC: The New Shows of Fall 2010

The network upfronts happen next week, but most of the new show pick-ups have leaked out and we begin our look with a guide to ABC's dramas and comedies.
DRAMAS

OFF THE MAP
From Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes comes this drama about a team of medical professionals who take up residence on a tropical island after leaving the United States. Series stars Enrique Murciano, Caroline Dhavernas (who had previously starred in Wonderfalls) and Martin Henderson.

BODY OF PROOF
Formerly known as Body of Evidence, Body of Proof focuses on a neurosurgeon who has become a medical examiner, who in turn helps to solve murder cases (sounds a bit like a female version of the old Jack Klugman series Quincy). The series stars Dana Delaney, Jeri Ryan, John Carroll Lynch, Nicholas Bishop, Geoffrey Arend and Wendell Middlebrooks. CSI: Miami producer Sunil Nayar serves as executive producer, and Chris Murphey wrote the pilot.



THE WHOLE TRUTH
The audience is left guessing until the end with this drama that looks at a court case through the eyes of both the defense and the prosecution. Rob Morrow, must recently of Num3rs stars.

DETROIT 1-8-7
A fictitious documentary crew follows Detroit’s top homicide vision. Michael Imperiolo, Natalie Martinez, D.J. Cotrona, Shaun Majunder, Erin Cummings, Jon Michael Hill, James McDaniel and Aisha Hinds stars. The pilot was written by Jason Richman.

MY GENERATION
ABC obviously has an interest in fake documentaries in the new year, with this dramedy that follows a group of high school classmates, chronicle what has happened to them over the past 10 years with a focus on the different events that have shaped their lives. Noah Hawley wrote the script for the pilot.

NO ORDINARY FAMILY
During a family vacation — meant to reinvigorate the Powell's fading marriage and family relationships — the family is caught in a plane that violently crashes into the Amazon River. Surviving the ordeal, the family slowly discovers that they have received individual superpowers and decide to use their abilities for a higher purpose. Starring are Michael Chiklis (Ben Grimm in the Fantastic Four Films), Julie Benz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dexter), Stephanie Powell, Kay Panabaker and Jimmy Bennett.



COMEDIES

MR. SUNSHINE
A single-camera comedy about the manager of a local San Diego sports stadium who, on reaching his 40th birthday, comes to realize that he’ll need more than his charm to get through life. Starring Matthew Perry, who co-wrote the script with Rules of Engagement and Til Death’s Alex Barnow and Mark Firek. Other stars include Allison Janney, Andrea Anders, James Lesure and Nate Torrence.



HAPPY ENDINGS
What happens when the intended couple break up at the altar? That’s what this single-camera comedy looks at, focusing on the couple in the aftermath as well as their friends. The series stars Elisha cuthbert, Eliza Coupe, Damon Wayans, Jr., Casey Wilson and Adam Pally.

BETTER TOGETHER
This comedy looks at a pair sisters and where they are in their relationships, with one being unmarried but in a long-term relationship while the other is pregnant and gets married as result. Created by Friends’ Shana Goldberg-Meehan and starring Joanna Garcia and Jennifer Finnigan.
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EdGross
5/15/2010

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