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Fall TV: Some soar, others stink
Did "Melrose Place" really need to be remade? Is "Cougar Town" as bad as the title suggests? And is there anyone out there who doesn't love "Glee"? We review the new fall shows.
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'Accidentally on Purpose'
ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE is a new Fall CBS comedy starring Golden Globe Award winner Jenna Elfman as Billie, a single woman who finds herself "accidentally" pregnant after a one night stand with a much younger guy, and decides to keep the baby... and the guy. A newspaper film critic, Billie is barely surviving a humiliating break up with her charming boss, James (Grant Show, right), who's still trying to resume their relationship. Suddenly expecting a child with her "boy toy," Zack (Jon Foster), Billie and Zack make an arrangement: to live together platonically. ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE will premiere this Fall, Mondays (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2009 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.—
GLEE: Members of McKinley High's Glee Club rehearse in "Showmance," the series premiere episode of GLEE airing Wednesday, Sept. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Pictured L-R: Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Carin Baer/FOX—
HANK - Sometimes scaling back is the best way to get ahead. A legendary entrepreneur in the sports retail world, Hank Pryor (Kelsey Grammer) and his wife, Tilly, have been living the high life in New York City. That is until Hank is forced out of his CEO job and has to downsize and move his family back home to the small town of River Bend, Virginia. "Hank" stars Kelsey Grammer as Hank Pryor, Melinda McGraw as Tilly Pryor, David Koechner as Grady Funk, Jordan Hinson as Maddie Pryor and Nathan Gamble as Henry Pryor. (ABC/PATRICK WYMORE) KELSEY GRAMMER, NATHAN GAMBLE—
'NCIS: Los Angeles'
"Identity" -- Special Agent Sam Hanna (LL COOL J ) and Special Agent "G" Callen (Chris O'Donnell) investigate the death of a Navy officer killed during an LAPD shootout with drug runners, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, to premiere, Tuesday, September 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2009 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.—
In the United States, the remains of 40,000 people have yet to be identified. When police investigations reach a dead end, civilian volunteers across the country work to name -- the forgotten. "the forgotten" stars Christian Slater as Alex Donovan, Michelle Borth as Candace Butler, Heather Stephens as Lindsey Drake, Bob Stephenson as Walter Bailey, Anthony Carrigan as Tyler Davies and Rochelle Aytes as Grace Russell. (ABC/ADAM TAYLOR) MICHELLE BORTH, CHRISTIAN SLATER, ANTHONY CARRIGAN—
THE MIDDLE - "Pilot" - In the premiere episode, "Pilot," Frankie is struggling in her career as a car salesperson because she has failed to actually sell a car. Sue has auditioned for show choir and, to everyone's shock, makes the team, but fails to mention that she's part of the stage crew. To top things off, Brick wants Frankie to come to his class presentation dressed as a superhero. Just when Frankie thinks she's got a car sold and her kids under control, she does show up to Brick's class dressed as a superhero -- but he's given her the wrong day -- and the car she thought she had sold is stolen right in front of her. Work and home have taken over Frankie's life... to the point that she barely recognizes herself and has even taken to coloring her hair with a magic marker. Her youth has faded and the day-to-day grind has worn her down, but it's family and the struggles they face together that keep Frankie and the rest of the Hecks one big happy mess. "The Middle" premieres WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/RICHARD FOREMAN) NEIL FLYNN, PATRICIA HEATON, EDEN SHER, ATTICUS SHAFFER—
'The Cleveland Show'
THE CLEVELAND SHOW: THE CLEVELAND SHOW is the story of what happens when FAMILY GUY's Cleveland Brown (voiced by Mike Henry) moves to Stoolbend, VA. THE CLEVELAND SHOW premieres Sunday, Sept. 27 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Pictured L-R: Cleveland Jr., Cleveland, Rallo, Donna and Roberta. THE CLEVELAND SHOW ™ and ©2009TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.—