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ABC announces fall 2010 schedule

chiklis-perry-delaneyImage Credit: Perry: Sara De Boer/Retna; Tina Gill/PR Photos (2)ABC released its fall 2010 schedule in anticipation of its presentation to advertisers this afternoon in New York. New series for the 2010-11 season are Better Together,  Body of Proof, Detroit 1-8-7, Happy Endings, Mr. Sunshine, My Generation, No Ordinary Family, Off the Map, Secret Millionaire, and The Whole Truth. ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson told EW that V will be back midseason in the Dancing with the Stars Results Show slot, behind the network’s other high-concept show No Ordinary Family. 

“It was a Sophie’s Choice,” McPherson said about his decision to renew V and cancel FlashForward. “In the end, FlashForward didn’t engage audiences like we hoped. For V, I get more anecdotal calls and emails than any other show on the schedule. A huge part of rebuilding the network is about taking chances. Some shows just don’t work out.”

8:00 p.m.       Dancing with the Stars
10:00 p.m.     Castle

8:00 p.m.       No Ordinary Family
9:00 p.m.       Dancing with the Stars the Results Show
10:00 p.m.     Detroit 1-8-7

8:00 p.m.       The Middle
8:30 p.m.       Better Together
9:00 p.m.       Modern Family
9:30 p.m.       Cougar Town
10:00 p.m.    The Whole Truth

8:00 p.m.       My Generation
9:00 p.m.       Grey’s Anatomy
10:00 p.m.      Private Practice

8:00 p.m.       Secret Millionaire
9:00 p.m.       Body of Proof
10:00 p.m.     20/20

8:00 p.m.       Saturday Night College Football

7:00 p.m.       America’s Funniest Home Videos
8:00 p.m.       Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9:00 p.m.       Desperate Housewives
10:00 p.m.     Brothers & Sisters

Descriptions of the dramas:

Body of Proof Stars Dana Delany as a medical examiner, determined to solve the puzzle of who or what killed the victims of an accident that ended her career as a neurosurgeon.

Detroit 1-8-7 stars Michael Imperioli in this drama offering an insider’s glimpse of Detroit Police’s Homicide Unit.

My Generation A documentary-style dramedy about a disparate group of high schoolers from Greenbelt High School in Austin, Tex. preparing for graduation, then revisited 10 years later.

No Ordinary Family  Michael Chiklis stars as the patriarch of a family that goes from ordinary to extraordinary.

Off the Map From executive producers Shonda Rhimes and creator Jenna Bans, this drama focuses a tiny town in the South American jungle which has one understaffed, under-stocked medical clinic.

The Whole Truth Rob Morrow stars in this legal drama that tells story from perspective of both the defense and prosecution.


Better Together A marriage comedy that stars JoAnna Garcia.

Happy Endings Elisha Cuthbert stars in this series about how a couple’s break-up will complicate all of their friends’ lives and make everyone question their choices.

Mr. Sunshine Matthew Perry stars as Ben Donovan, the self-involved manager of a second-rate San Diego sports arena who begins to re-evaluate his life on his 40th birthday.

Alternative series

Secret Millionaire A one-hour alternative series that follows some of America’s wealthiest people for one week as they leave behind their lavish lifestyles, sprawling mansions and luxury jets, conceal their true identities, and go to live and volunteer in some of the most impoverished and dangerous communities in America.

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More upfronts:
Fox’s fall prime-time schedule
NBC’s fall prime-time schedule

List of all the new shows for 2010-11

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