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After announcing the return of its TGIF franchise and moving soapy drama Revenge to Sundays as part of its 2012-13 schedule, ABC has released trailers for its nine new series.
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The Disney-owned network’s offerings include a musical drama starring Friday Night Lights‘ Connie Britton, hours starring ER‘s Anthony Edwards and a NATO thriller from The Shield‘s Shawn Ryan.
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On the comedy side, the network’s new entries feature such familiar faces as Kyle Bornheimer, Brad Garrett, Reba McEntire and Sarah Chalke.
Check out the trailers, below.
How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)stars Chalke as a recently divorced single mom, moves in with her eccentric parents, Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and Max (Brad Garrett), a couple who are full of life but know no bounds.Claudia Lonow (Cashmere Mafia) penned the pilot and exec produces the comedy, which will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in January.
The Family Tools is based on the British format and revolves around a guy (Kyle Bornheimer) who is forced to put his dreams on hold in order to take over the family handyman business from his father (J.K. Simmons). Bobby Bowman penned the pilot and will exec produce the half-hour, which airs Tuesdays at 8:30 starting in January.
The Neighbors centers on a family (Lenny Venito, Jami Gertz, Isabella Camp, Clara Mamet, Max Charles) that moves into a coveted New Jersey gated community only to discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens disguised as humans. Set to premiere in the fall in the plumb post-Modern Family time slot on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m.
Nashville is a family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene revolving around one star at her peak (Connie Britton) and another on the rise (Hayden Panettiere). The musical drama from Thelma and Louise‘s Callie Khouri will bow in the fall on Wednesdays at 10 p.m.
Last Resort, from The Shield‘s Shawn Ryan, centers on the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine (led by Andre Braugher) who, after ignoring an order to fire nuclear missiles, wind up being hunted and escape to a NATO outpost where they declare themselves to be the world’s smallest nuclear nation. Felicity‘s Scott Speedman co-stars in the hourlong drama, which airs Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Malibu Country centers on Reba (Reba McEntire) who, after her “good ‘ol boy” rock star husband cheats on her and burns through most of their money, divorces him and moves her three kids and mom (Lily Tomlin) from Nashville to the only asset they have left — a little house in Malibu.
666 Park Avenue, based on the book by Gabriella Pierce, centers on a young couple (Dave Annabele, Rachael Taylor) who accept an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City, they unwittingly begin to experience supernatural occurrences, which complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building. Lost‘s Terry O’Quinn and Desperate Housewives’ Vanessa Williams co-star in the drama, which will air Sundays at 10 p.m.
Red Widow, based on the Dutch format, revolves around the widow (Radha Mitchell) of an assassinated criminal who is forced to adopt her husband’s role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family.(Midseason)
Zero Hour is a thriller in which a bizarre twist of fate pulls a man (ER‘s Anthony Edwards) who has spent 20 years as the editor of a skeptics magazine into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history. Prison Break‘s Paul T. Scheuring penned the pilot and will exec produce.(Midseason)
Mistresses, adapted from a British series of the same name, stars Alyssa Milano, Rochelle Aytes, Yunjin Kim and Jes Macallan as four friends juggling complex relationships. It doesn’t join the schedule until summer 2013.
Which will you watch? Hit the comments with your thoughts on ABC’s new fare.
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