Coming Shows 2011- 2012

Nearly all of the pilot pick ups have been announced and aside from a few disappointing rejections, next season looks a lot more exciting and promising than this past season. Here is a list of the new shows announced (let me know if I missed any)*:

  • 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (ABC)- Contestants answer multiple-choice questions to win $50,000, with one person being eliminated each round. But there’s a twist: The eliminated contestant will be axed in a spectacular fashion — shot out of a cannon, pushed off the top of a moving semi-truck, or dragged underwater by a 1-ton anchor, for example.
  • A.N.T. Farm (Disney)- About a group of 12-year-old prodigies who join a high school’s Accelerated Natural Talents program.
  • A Gifted Man (CBS)- a drama about a brilliant, work-obsessed surgeon whose life changes forever when his deceased ex-wife begins teaching him the meaning of life from the “hereafter” by encouraging him to help keep her clinic running.
  • Against the Wall (LifeTime)- The series centers around Abby, a Chicago police detective that, causes a rift between her family of blue collar cops, when she decides to join her departments Internal Affairs division.
  • Alcatraz (FOX)- Police officer Rebecca Madsen and Dr. Diego Soto, a “hippy geek” who is the world’s foremost expert on Alcatraz, team up to investigate the reappearance of twenty wardens and prisoners of Alcatraz in modern day, after their mysterious disappearance fifty years ago.
  • Allen Gregory (FOX)- An animated series about Allen Gregory De Longpre, a precocious 7 year-old being raised by his father Richard and his father’s life partner Jeremy.
  • Alphas (SyFy)- The story tells about four people who discovered that they have superhuman abilities wich they used to remain justice.They are called Alphas.It is until they discover that they are not alone and that other individuals with those abilities aren’t going to used them for good.
  • America’s Smartest Kids (SyFy)- This new reality competition show will challenge teenagers to invent a better future to win the title of “America’s Smartest Kid”.
  • American Horror Story (FX)- a husband and wife who move to a haunted San Francisco home in hopes of rebuilding their marriage after a miscarriage and affair.
  • An American Couple (TBS)- A comedy about a newly engaged couple who live in the suburbs of Illinois taking the plunge to get married.
  • Apartment 23 (ABC)- June moves to Manhattan for a dream job and the perfect company apartment, only to have them disappear. June scrambles to land a job and place to live. It seems her luck has turned around when she gets hired at a coffee shop and finds a roommate who turns out to be awful. Also, James Van Der Beek plays himself.
  • Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea (NBC)- Inspired by the best-selling book from comedienne/talk show host Chelsea Handler, the comedy follows the exploits of twenty-something bartender, a strong-willed force of nature who is determined to live life to the fullest and make no apologies.
  • Awake (NBC)- When Detective Michael Britten regains consciousness following his family’s car accident, he is told that his wife Hannah perished but that his teen son, Rex has survived. As he tries to put the pieces of his life back together, he awakens again in a parallel reality in which his wife is very much alive — but his son Rex died in the accident.
  • Awkward (MTV)- follows Jenna Hamilton, a teenage girl who becomes a school celebrity after people mistakenly think she attempted suicide.
  • Bar Rescue (Spike)- Over the course of the series, one bar per week in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia will be reborn under the watchful eye of Jon Taffer. One of the country’s top restaurant and bar consultants, Taffer delves into every business facet of running a bar, from creating a profitable drink/food menu, to music selection, to managing crowds as well as dealing with disgruntled employees.
  • Battlestar: Blood and Chrome (SyFy)- As the battle between humans and their creation, a sentient robotic race, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a brash rookie viper pilot enters the fray. Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20s and a recent Academy graduate, finds himself assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet…the Galactica.
  • Bent (NBC)- A new romantic comedy about two people who suddenly find themselves attracted to the qualities that typically repel them.
  • Best Friends Forever (NBC)- A single-camera comedy that takes a look at what happens when best friends promise to support each other — no matter what the cost or circumstances.
  • Best Ink (Oxygen)- A reality competition that will feature 12 top tattoo artists as they compete for a cash prize and bragging rights. These unique artists will produce bona fide masterpieces on skin — something rarely seen in the competition world. The permanent artwork will be created for, and on, real people in a variety of challenges to showcase the artists’ talents.
  • Big in Japan (USA)- a comedy about a has-been boy-band that reunites 20 years after their last, disastrous concert.
  • Big Mike (A&E)- a plus-sized detective detective with the San Diego Police Department. Although he’s the best in his work field, his biggest challenge is the dating field
  • Blythe Loves The Littlest Pet Shop (Hub)- Inspired by the beloved “Littlest Pet Shop” brand, Blythe moves to the city and discovers that her new apartment is where her neighbors’ pets come to play when their owners are away. In this animated series, Blythe befriends the pets and introduces them to a world of adventures just outside their door.
  • Boar Hunters (A&E)- The Campbell family owns a business in hog hunting. Jerry Campbell is joined by his son, Robert, and his daughter, Krystal, as they help farmers whose crops and livestock are being threatened by hogs.
  • Brighton Beach (LifeTime)- a reality show about Russian-American Brooklyn neighborhood Brighton Beach centered around a popular nightclub.
  • Caged (MTV)- following a group of friends from small town Louisiana who are finding their way in the world after high school graduation as they struggle to make something of their lives and break out of the metaphorical cage they’ve found themselves in. This weekly documentary series will take an honest look into the world of young amateur MMA fighters, both inside and outside of the cage.
  • Cajun Blue (A&E)- a real-life series with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriffs Department, which covers 2,000 square miles of Louisiana swampland as they investigate thousands of violent crimes every year in the creepy, eerie, bayou. And with the personalities of the local Cajuns, no police call is routine.
  • Change the Day You Die (SyFy)- Participants are transported to the future using high-tech science to face their own deaths. They will go on a 10 week journey where they work to be transformed both mentally and physically to reverse their current bad habits that could give them an early death.
  • Charlie’s Angels (ABC)- Everyone deserves a second chance — even a thief, a street racer and a cop who got in a little too deep. After all, the three women who solve cases for their elusive boss, Charlie Townsend, are no saints. They’re angels… Charlie’s Angels.
  • Clue (Hub)- Inspired by the iconic family game brand, this live-action series features six teens who are brought together when they believe they’ve witnessed a terrible crime. As a team, they discover conspiracy theories and cover-ups dating back centuries! They must work together to solve one mystery, only to realize that they may have opened a Pandora’s Box.
  • Coma (A&E)- a mini-series medical thriller about a doctor who discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table.
  • Combat Hospital (ABC)- Set in Afghanistan in 2006, this British-Canadian series revolves around doctors and nurses in the International Security Assistance Force. Michelle Borth and Elias Koteas headline the cast
  • Common Law (USA)- The focuses on two Los Angeles Police Department homicide detectives, Wes Mitchell and Travis Marks, who are partners with a problem: each other. After their captain has had enough of their constant bickering and fighting, he sends them to couples’ counseling.
  • Culture Shock with Tommy Lee (SyFy)- an investigative travel show stars Lee as he attempts to uncover various rituals, symbols, and other mysteries of secret societies.
  • Dance Moms (LifeTime)- reveals the world of competitive dance where overbearing mothers push their daughters to the brink while vicariously living out their own dreams through their young performers.
  • Defiance (SyFy)- Set on a future Earth, Defiance introduces players and viewers to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet transformed by decades of conflict. Weaves together with a video game.
  • Dinner with Deepak (SyFy)- Author and spiritual leader Dr. Deepak Chopra has conversations over dinner with some of the most intelligent and talented minds of today.
  • Duckmen (A&E)- Meet the Robertsons who run their family business while living the American Dream down in Louisiana. From deep in the swamps, they operate a multi-million dollar sporting empire, employing half of their hometown and fabricating, of all things, duck calls and decoys, while remaining true to their roots by living off the land.
  • Extreme Chef (Food Network)- With three challenges per episode, the competitors’ wits, adaptability and artistry are tested as they must cook up a way to showcase their creative chops while surviving the ultimate competition. With minimal time to complete each challenge, speed counts but quality matters most in the end. After the first two challenges, one chef is eliminated and the two remaining competitors battle in the ultimate showdown.
  • Falling Skies (TNT)- tells the story of the aftermath of an alien invasion; It follows a group of survivors who must band together in order to fight back against the invading aliens. The group, known as the 2nd Mass, is led by history professor Tom Mason who, in search of his son, must put his extensive knowledge of military history to the test as one of the leaders of the resistance movement.
  • Family Bonding (A&E)- The average American family spends less than an hour of quality time together each day. Parents are over-worked, kids are over-scheduled, and everyone is distracted. “Family Bonding” will change that. Two family members in crisis will be handcuffed together for 48 hours to gain a whole new perspective on each other’s life.
  • Fashion Hunters (Bravo)- follows the fashionistas at Second Time Around as they go out searching the attics, closets and garages of New York’s elite. Far from the land of thrift, this hip shop makes dreams come true for shoppers looking for designer fashions on a budget. The team has to deal with demanding customers from savvy socialites to downtown hipsters looking to sell back or buy their next great “get.”
  • Fashion Star (NBC)- 14 unknown designers who will compete to launch their own line with major retailers. There will be a fashion show (complete with live music and a studio audience) each week.
  • Finder (FOX)- This Bones spinoff (in so far as it was introduced on bones but isn’t really related otherwise) centers on a remarkable man who uses his unique gift to help others recover what they’ve lost.
  • Free Agents (NBC)- Based on the cult U.K. series of the same name that explores the trials and tribulations of two public relations executives on the rebound.
  • Gateway (TNT)- a dramedy about a southern family who takes in their widowed daughter-in-law and her exceptionally smart son
  • Going Platinum (Bravo)- follows 12 musicians as they battle through a series of innovative songwriting challenges testing their creativity, patience and drive. From dance track to love ballad, every episode will feature a different theme that will require the contestants to write and perform lyrics from multiple genres.
  • Good Christian Belles (ABC)- Amanda Vaughn, once the ultimate high school “mean girl,” is forced to return home in disgrace after her marriage ends in scandal. Amanda is nothing like the girl she was 20 years ago, but as her old classmates reacquaint themselves with the new Amanda, will her home town welcome her with open arms or seek revenge?
  • Gravity Falls (Disney)- A pair of city kids spend the summer with their uncle in Gravity Falls, Oregon. A town which isn’t as boring as the kids first think it is.
  • Grimm (NBC)- the drama follows a homicide detective who learns he’s a descendant of an elite group of hunters known as “Grimms” who “fight to keep the balance of humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world.”
  • H8R (CW)- brings celebrities face-to-face with the people who love to hate them for a chance to change their minds.
  • Hands On (A&E)- a small group of contestants vie for a grand prize — a car, a boat, groceries for a year, a business franchise, etc. The contest is a simple premise: keep your hand on the prize for as long as possible without losing contact. The last one with their hand on the object wins.
  • Happily Divorced (TV Land)- L.A. florist Fran (Drescher) re-enters the dating poll after learning that her husband of 18 years (John Michael Higgins) is gay.
  • Hard Cover (USA)- The best undercover operative can blend in anywhere and be completely unassuming. Then who better to go on assignment than a middle-aged Mom working with a rogue FBI agent?
  • Hart of Dixie (CW)- A young New York City doctor inherits a medical practice in a small Southern town inhabited by an eclectic and eccentric group of characters.
  • Haunted Collector (SyFy)- follows paranormal researcher John Zaffis and his quest for haunted objects.
  • Hell on Wheels (AMC)- American period drama television series that is set during the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.
  • Hi Tech Hoaxes (SyFy)- Each week two teams fight to see who can come up with the most elaborate hoaxes that are sent in by viewers who want to trick theqir friends, family, customers, co-workers, kids or parents.
  • Homeland (Showtime)- centers on an American soldier (Damian Lewis) taken prisoner during the Iraq invasion in 2003. Left for dead, he miraculously returns to the U.S. after years in captivity. Carrie Anderson, a driven CIA officer battling her own psychological demons, becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to his rescue was a setup and that this national hero may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil. Mandy Patinkin plays Saul, a veteran CIA Division Chief who is Carrie’s boss and mentor.
  • House of Cards (USA)- A comedy about a recent college graduate looks for love and a successful writing career at a greeting card company.
  • How to be a Gentleman (CBS)- a comedy about the unlikely friendship between a traditional, refined writer and an unrefined personal trainer.
  • How to Rock (Nick)- After a fall from grace from the perfect and popular group at high school, Kacey Simon forges unlikely friendships with the members of the band Gravityfeaturing Stevie (Lulu Antariksa), Zander (Max Schneider) and Nelson (Noah Crawford). As lead singer, Kacey takes Gravity’s musical success to new heights while igniting a musical rivalry with The Perfs featuring her former best friends and fellow performers, Molly (Samantha Boscarino) and Grace (Halston Sage).
  • How to Train Your Dragon (Cartoon Network)- Hiccup is a young Viking who defies tradition when he befriends one of his deadliest foes — a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless. Together, the unlikely heroes must fight against all odds to save both of their worlds.
  • I Hate My Teenage Daughter (FOX)- A new multi-camera comedy about two best friends who are single moms struggling to raise their difficult and over-privileged teenage daughters.
  • In the Dark (SyFy)- In the Dark follows a misfit group of third tier ghost hunters whose misguided efforts tend to highlight their incompetence rather than any paranormal activity.
  • InLaws (A&E)- shines a light on married couples that are at the boiling point with their overbearing in-laws. Each episode will feature a spouse in between their parents and the person they married, desperate to save their relationships. Seasoned relationship experts will come in and use unconventional tactics to make them face their issues.
  • Interior Therapy (Bravo)- Lewis, known as a neurotic house flipper takes on a new role as a therapist to homeowners. Lewis will observe homeowners, diagnose their problems and redesign their spaces and their lives in the process.
  • It’s a Brad Brad World (Bravo)- follows ‘the quintessential trendsetter’ as he ’embarks on a new business venture and tries to maintain his personal life,’ according to a release from the network.
  • Jessie (Disney)- Jessie is an 18-year-old[5] girl from a rural Texas town who moves to New York City. She suddenly finds herself becoming the nanny of four children living in a multi-million dollar penthouse. One of the children has an imaginary friend and another has a pet capybara. Assisting her is Beltram, a not so nice butler and Tony, a 20-year-old doorman who secretly likes Jessie.
  • Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters (Hub)- In this animated series inspired by the wildly popular trading card game, “Duel Masters,” a 14-year-old boy discovers a secret world in which mind-blowing creatures rule! These creatures harness special powers that if unleashed, could destroy the world as we know it. It is up to the boy to master his abilities in the ancient art of Kaijudo to protect their world and his own.
  • Kara (Bravo)- a series following around Kara DioGuardi, the former American Idol judge as she juggles her business and professional life.
  • Kickin’ It (Disney)- Starring former ‘Hannah Montana’ star Jason Earles, this Disney XD series is about a failing strip mall dojo that gains a masterful martial arts expert.
  • Last Man Standing (ABC)- You can’t get manlier than Mike Baxter. He’s the marketing director for an iconic outdoor sporting goods store, he loves to have adventures while he’s traveling for work and, of course, he drives a pick-up truck. While Mike is king of the hill at work, he’s the odd man out in a home that is dominated by women — namely his wife, Vanessa, and their three daughters, 22- year-old Kristin, 17-year-old Mandy and 14-year-old Eve. After being a stay-at-home mom for years, Vanessa recently returned to the workplace and was quickly promoted (much to the dismay of her primarily male co-workers). As a result of Vanessa’s increased work load, Mike is pulled into more hands-on parenting than ever before.
  • Legend Quest (SyFy)- Follows Ashley Cowie, a real-life symbologist, as he travels the world in search of some of history’s greatest relics and artifacts, all of which are believed to hold hidden powers and mystical significance for ancient and modern cultures.
  • Level Up (Cartoon Network)- After high schoolers Wyatt (Gaelan Connell), Lyle (Jessie T. Usher), Dante (Connor del Rio) and Angie (Aimee Carrero) unwittingly open a portal from a video game into the real world, characters from the game and internet start leaking into the real world. The group now finds themselves balancing their everyday lives with the extraordinary things that show up in their town.
  • Longmire (A&E)- Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming has been widowed only a year. He is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit. With the help of a young, attractive female cop, Longmire becomes reinvigorated about his job and is committed to run for re-election because he knows what everyone else in his community knows: he’s the only man that can get the job done.
  • Lost Angels (Oxygen)- Chloe Lattanzi, the daughter of Olivia Newton-John is the center of this series as she explores the Hollywood life in the shadow of her mother’s fame.
  • Lost Girl (SyFy)- follows the life of a succubus named Bo, played by Anna Silk, as she attempts to contain her succubus needs, help those in need, and discover her true past with the help of her new found friends.
  • Love Handles (LifeTime)- featuring a dual transformation of overweight couples as they attempt to save their lives and relationships by confronting what lies at the core of the emotional, dietary and physical issues deeply affecting their well-being.
  • Love in the Wild (NBC)- Twenty men and women are paired off and dropped into a Costa Rican jungle with only a map and each other to navigate through various challenges. At day’s end, winners will be treated to romantic dates, after which they’ll choose whether to remain together or try a new partner for the next task.
  • Love Scouts (Oxygen)– Matchmaker Olivia “Liv” Alexander and her team of scouts work in Hollywood trying to hook up young hip singles with their high-profile clients.
  • Luck (HBO)- follows a number of characters who are frequenters of the same horse-racing track.
  • M. Deity (USA)- A doctor who worked hard to save many lives following Hurricane Katrina eventually is slowed down by hospital bureaucracy.
  • Mad Fashion (Bravo)- An up-close look at the over-the-top world of celebrity fashion designer Chris March. From concept to delivery, each episode follows March, the Project Runway alum, and his eccentric crew of fashion misfits as they create one-of-a-kind designs for his loyal clientèle.
  • Magic City (Starz)- Set in Miami in the late 1950s-early 1960s, Magic City chronicles the collision of mobsters, politicians and entertainers at the first preeminent Miami hotel just as Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba and shuts down Havana as a gambling haven. It centers on Ike, a suave Jewish-American man who builds the hotel and along the way makes some strange bedfellows and many powerful enemies. Strait will play Stevie, Ike’s oldest son, a high-living hedonist.
  • Maids of Drama (Oxygen)- Each episode features an out-of-control bridal party who is racked with jealousy and jockeying for position all under the veil of friendship.
  • Majors & Minors (Hub)- This groundbreaking reality series follows 16 talented young performers as they are mentored by the biggest and most established artists in the music industry. While no one is ever voted off, one lucky “star-in-the-making’ will claim the final prize of a recording deal with the RCA/Jive label group and an opportunity to be featured in a cross-country concert tour.
  • Major Crimes (TNT)- A spinoff of The Closer, set in the LAPD and built around Mary McDonnell’s Capt. Raydor.
  • Man Up (ABC)- Three modern men try to get in touch with their inner tough guys and redefine what it means to be a “real man” in this funny and relatable comedy.
  • Married Young (MTV)- a one-hour docuseries following the trials and tribulations of newly wedded couples. The cameras tune in after the couple’s honeymoon and follow the couple through their first year as husband and wife.
  • Me and Lee (SyFy)- Me and Lee is about a down on his luck 20-something who goes in for back surgery, but the procedure doesn’t go well. Enter Lee Majors, who claims he has the perfect solution. He entices the young man into his ultra high-tech lab and makes him bionic. Majors becomes the unlikeliest of mentors helping the young man get his life back together.
  • Million Dollar Decorators (Bravo)- Ah, lifestyles of the rich and famous! Interior decorators Lawrence Bullard, Kathryn Ireland, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Mary McDonald, and Nathan Turner reimagine the posh homes of their wealthy clients.
  • Million Dollar Listing NY (Bravo)- Some of Manhattan’s most successful realtors work hard to close multi-million dollar deals as quickly as possible.
  • Miss Advised (Bravo)- This documentary follows three single relationship experts (a radio personality, a columnist and a blogger) on and off the job. In each episode, viewers will watch these women juggle their work and personal lives as they maneuver through the dating world and discover whether or not they can practice what they preach.
  • Missing (ABC)- Becca Winstone learns that her son, Michael, disappears while studying abroad, and it’s a race against time when she travels to Europe to track him down. A surprising turn of events reveals just how far one mother will go to protect her family.
  • Model Apartment (A&E)- takes us inside the world of six models living together for a fly-on-the-wall look at how they live, work, and play. It’s a glamorous world but the model lifespan is short and the clock is always ticking to hit it big while they can.
  • Modern Love (LifeTime)- follows newspaper science editor Simon McElvane as he faces a deteriorating marriage, the ramifications of potentially starting over and balancing his relationship with his adopted 15-year-old daughter. Unexpectedly handed the job of editor of the newspaper’s Modern Love column, Simon discovers he has a lot to learn about life and love.
  • Monster Man (SyFy)- Hollywood monster creator, Cleve Hall, and his family work to run their successful family business.
  • More As This Story Develops (HBO)- a series focusing on the workings of a cable news show.
  • Most Eligible: Dallas (Bravo)- will check out the Dallas dating scene with local socialites.
  • Motorcity (Disney XD)- Taking place in a futuristic Detroit owned by an evil billionaire, the show will feature the voices of Nate Torrence, Brian Doyle Murray, Jim Breuer and Mark Hamill.
  • My Post Grad Life (Oxygen)- Series documents two groups of girls in their post-college life – one group based in Boston while the other group is in Philadelphia. In each city, the girls live together, pooling their money and courage while each individually is trying to make it on their own.
  • Napoleon Dynamite (FOX)- an animated series that follows the continuing adventures of America’s most awesome awkward teenager and his quirky family and friends as they struggle to navigate small-town life in rural Idaho.
  • Necessary Roughness (USA)- centers around a tough Long Island divorcee who, in order to make ends meet, gets a job as a therapist for a professional football team. Her career begins to take off when athletes, musicians, politicians and other celebrities start to request her tough love therapy. She must learn to balance her new career with being a single mother.
  • On We Go (USA)- A single-camera comedy starring Nathan Lane as an unlucky actor whose career has been perpetually cursed by the fact that he resembles, but is in fact not, Nathan Lane. After his father’s health takes a turn for the worse, his Broadway aspirations have to be put on hold while he returns to his Texas hometown.
  • Once Upon A Time (ABC)- Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who’s been on her own since she was abandoned as a baby. But when the son she gave up 10 years ago finds her, everything starts to change. Henry is in desperate need of Emma’s help. He believes that Emma comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming’s missing daughter, sent away to protect her from the Evil Queen’s curse–which trapped the fairytale world forever, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world. Emma doesn’t believe a word, but when she finds herself drawn to this unusual boy and his strange New England town.
  • One Man Army (Discovery)- pitting Special Forces and law enforcement personnel against each other in challenges that would be impossible for most reality TV contestants.
  • Outlaw Country (FX)- A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide.
  • Overthunk (SyFy)- follows two teams of four talented creators as they compete to design, build and set off massive chain reaction machines. The best gizmo gladiators across America will face off in a weekly contest testing their mettle through gears and metal. Each week visits a new city, where natural rivals race against the clock and each other to brainstorm and build a fantastic apparatus that completes a specific task and keeps viewers holding their breath to see if these contraptions will actually work. Along the way, surprise “monkey wrenches” will challenge their minds and their patience.
  • Pan Am (ABC)- Air travel represents the height of luxury and Pan Am is the biggest name in the business. The planes are glamorous, the pilots are rock stars and the stewardesses are the most desirable women in the world. Not only are these flyboys and girls young and good looking, but to represent Pan Am they also have to be educated, cultured and refined. They’re trained to handle everything from in-air emergencies to unwanted advances – all without rumpling their pristine uniforms or mussing their hair.
  • Paranormal Witness (SyFy)- his tense, filmic and high-octane drama-documentary series brings to life the stories of people who have lived through paranormal experiences that defy explanation. Using the mixture of intimate first-hand testimony and grittily realistic drama that Raw TV is known for, Paranormal Witness will transport the audience into a world turned upside down by extraordinary and terrifying events.
  • Perception (TNT)- a drama about a hallucinating neuroscientist who solves crimes
  • Person of Interest (CBS)- about a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice.
  • Powers (FX)- a police procedural set in a world where superpowers are relatively common. The show centers on two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, in a Homicide department that deals with cases involving “powers” (people with superpowers).
  • Prime Suspect (NBC)- a tough female detective tackles not only numerous crimes but the stresses of a male-dominated environment.
  • Profilers (A&E)- In the history of the FBI, only 55 agents have risen to the level of Profiler. “Profilers” will follow a select group of these elite former profilers to help local law enforcement solve the nation’s most baffling current cases in real time.
  • Project Accessory (LifeTime)- will follow artists as they attempt to create the newest trend in accessories.
  • Project Runway All Stars (LifeTime)- featuring talented and memorable past contestants from the series who will once again compete against each other in a series of challenges to show they still have the innovation, talent and poise that made them household names, and Project Accessory, following enterprising artists who will be put to the test to create the newest and hottest trends in accessories as they compete for a cash grand prize to help them launch their own fashion accessories business.
  • Project Soulmate (Bravo)- New York City matchmaker Lori Zaslow runs her business and enjoys some fun on the side too!
  • Ready to Wear (Bravo)- Follows four eccentric store employees as they go out searching the attics, closets and garages of New York’s elite.
  • Regular Einstein (USA)- The Duncans are a family of geniuses with three siblings each at the top of their academic fields. They also have a younger sibling named Einstein who is not a genius but he is a good cop and with their help, he might become a great detective.
  • Remodeled (CW)- follows modeling industry veteran Paul Fisher in his attempt to shake up the business and help models take control of their careers and their lives.
  • Rescue Bots (Hub)- Inspired by the iconic “Transformers” brand, a group of Autobots, too young to protect humanity alongside Optimus Prime and his team, are partnered with a close-knit human family of first responders. Together, they learn teamwork and heroism alongside their new human friends
  • Revenge (ABC)- Emily Thorne is new to the Hamptons. She’s met some of her wealthy neighbors, has made a few new friends and seemingly blends into the town. But something is a little odd about a young girl living in a wealthy town all on her own, and the truth is that Emily isn’t exactly new to the neighborhood. In fact, this was once her old neighborhood, until something bad happened that ruined her family and their reputation. Now Emily is back, and she’s returned to right some of those wrongs in the best way she knows how – with a vengeance.
  • Ringer (CW)- follows a recovering alcoholic on the run from some shady characters. She hides out by assuming her wealthy identical twin sister’s identity. One problem: Her sibling has a bounty on her head, too. (Despite CBS commissioning this pilot, the CW will actually be showing it)
  • Roble and Co. (Bravo)- follows Roblé & Co as they launch a new catering business and juggle world-class events for New York socialites and mega media moguls all while trying to keep their many flare ups down to a simmer.
  • Rocco’s Dinner Party (Bravo)- This isn’t so much a party as it is yet another cooking competition. Each week, four cheftestants must create their favorite dish, a themed appetizer and a complete menu for a dinner party with guests of host Rocco DiSpirito’s choosing. One cook will be eliminated after each part of the challenge.
  • Roseanne’s Nuts (LifeTime)- a new series showcasing life with Roseanne Barr’s family on their 40-acre macadamia nut farm that she owns in Hawaii.
  • Scandal (ABC)- A former media relations consultant to the President, Olivia Pope dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nation’s elite. After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter — both professionally and personally — but she can’t seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly it becomes apparent that her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can’t quite fix the ones closest at hand — their own.
  • Scent of the Missing (TNT)- a search-and-rescue officer who works with her Labrador retriever
  • Scrabble Showdown (Hub)- The world’s most popular word game comes to life in this new game show in which families use teamwork to solve a variety of word games and puzzles that test their speed, spelling and vocabulary for points and prizes.
  • Secret Circle (CW)- Cassie, a young girl who loses her mother, moves to a new town and discovers that she is a witch — the key to a battle between good and evil.
  • Secret Millionaire’s Club (Hub)- Warren Buffett is a secret advisor to a group of kids who learn about business and how the world around them works. Through a series of adventures, kids learn basic business principles, and discover that the most valuable investment they can make is an investment in themselves.
  • Ship Happens (A&E)- explores the cutthroat world of these competitive shippers: people who ship odd sized packages for big bucks.
  • Silent Partner (USA)- An ambulance-chasing attorney and his idealistic young paralegal form a powerful team. Their unlikely partnership is a product of the new phenomenon of legal oursourcing: He’s in Florida and she’s in India.
  • Smash (NBC)- The musical drama centers on a desire to create a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe.
  • State of Georgia (ABC Family)- Georgia is an aspiring actress from the south who wants to become a household name, so she moves to New York City with her science geek best friend Georgia’s ex-boyfriend who is still madly in love with her, comes to New York to bring her back home.
  • Storage Wars: Dallas (A&E)- follows professional buyers and their teams in Dallas as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure.
  • Stunts Unlimited (SyFy)- Stunts Unlimited is an elite and exclusive fraternity of artists committed to a very imaginative, creative, unique and dangerous craft — movie stunts. This series takes audiences behind-the-scenes into a world rarely seen, unveiling the innovations and problem solving necessary to accomplish the most spectacular stunts in Hollywood. With their lives on the line with every stunt, the members of Stunts Unlimited form a close-knit work family, helping them balance the challenges of their jobs and their families.
  • So Random (Disney)- Each episode will feature sketch comedy skits with the So Random! cast, as well as musical performance by a guest star. (A spinoff of Sonny with a Chance)
  • Suburgatory (ABC)- Single father George only wants the best for his 16-year-old daughter, Tessa. So when he finds a box of condoms on her nightstand, he moves them out of their apartment in New York City to a house in the suburbs. But all Tessa sees is the horror of over-manicured lawns and plastic Franken-moms. Being in the ‘burbs can be hell, but it also may just bring Tessa and George closer than they’ve ever been.
  • Suits (USA)- Mike Ross is a lazy but brilliant college dropout who is hired to impersonate a lawyer at a top Manhattan corporate law firm.
  • Switched at Birth (ABC Family)- revolves around two teenagers who were switched at birth and grew up in very different environments.
  • Tabatha Takes Over (Bravo)- Tabatha Coffey steps out of the hair salon to help all kinds of small business across America to improve their turnover.
  • Take the Money and Run (ABC)- Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the series is a cat-and-mouse game show that challenges everyday folk to outsmart law enforcement for a $100,000 prize.
  • Teen Wolf (MTV)- based around a young lacrosse-playing outsider named Scott McCall. One night he wanders around the woods in search of a dead body and is attacked by a werewolf. He escapes the attack with only a bite to his side, but later starts to notice some changes in himself.
  • Terra Nova (FOX)- follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with the majority of plant and animal life extinct. The future of mankind is in jeopardy, and its only hope for survival is in the distant past. When scientists at the FERMI Particle Accelerator unexpectedly discovered a fracture in time that made it possible to construct a portal into primeval history, the bold notion was born to resettle humanity in the past – a second chance to rebuild civilization and get it right this time. (assuming it actually happens this time)
  • Texas Women (CMT)- a quartet of friends work in the rodeo and country music scene by day and party by night in the Lone Star State. There’s a competitive barrel racer (if you don’t know what that is, you haven’t been to enough rodeos), a part-time barrel racer, a stock contractor, and an aspiring singer.
  • TGIM (USA)- A look at the surburban cul-de-sac over a weekend, where parents’ lives are ruled by their children’s schedules and the idea of going back to work on Mondy sounds better each passing minute.
  • The 2-2 (CBS)- follows six diverse NYPD rookies as they patrol the gritty streets of upper Manhattan.
  • The Aquabats Super Show (Hub)- From the creators of “Yo Gabba Gabba” comes this quirky comedy adventure show featuring the popular rock band The Aquabats. A hybrid of concert footage, live-action skits and animation, the Aquabats battle evil with music and superhero powers unlike any seen before.
  • The Conversation (LifeTime)- will provide a refreshing and modern take on celebrity interviews as de Cadenet sits down with some of the world’s most famous women to discuss topics universal to all women.
  • The Day That Changed My Life (LifeTime)- through in-depth interview segments and re-enactments, showcases true stories of ordinary people whose lives took unexpected and dramatic turns following incidents ranging from terrifying accidents to chance encounters with strangers to mind-bending miracles.
  • The Enclave (USA)- A job opportunity forces a family to move far from their hometown…and nothing is what it seems in their new community.
  • The Exceptions (USA)- After serving time in jail on trumped up charges, the debutante daughter of the Mayor of NYC uses her resources to solve cases that have slipped through the cracks.
  • The Firm (NBC)- Based on the feature film and best-selling novel by author John Grisham. It continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere and his family 10 years after the events of the film and novel.
  • The Frame (CW)- a part reality competition and part social experiment, will force 10 teams of two to live in one room for up to eight weeks and compete in physical challenges. Viewers will decide who stays and who goes.
  • The Game of Life (Hub)- The live-action family game show “The Game of Life” will be presented in an entirely new way as each family team gets a chance at the iconic spinner and hops in the car for a one-of-a-kind journey through a larger-than-life virtual world.
  • The Glee Project (Oxygen)- competition series from Ryan Murphy, the creator and executive producer of FOX’s Glee where talented performers compete for a guest starring role on Glee.
  • The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra (Nick)- a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender which moves the series up 70 year
  • The Lying Game (ABC Family)- follows Emma, a kind-hearted foster kid who learns she has an identical twin sister, Sutton. Sutton, unlike Emma, was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues a lead on the mysterious identity of their birth mother. After Sutton inexplicably fails to return to the girls’ designated meeting place, Emma must decide whether to come clean about her identity and risk her own safety in the hope of uncovering her twin sister’s whereabouts, along with the truth about why they were separated in the first place.
  • The New Girl (FOX)- Jess Day is an offbeat and adorable girl in her late 20s who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys. Goofy, positive, vulnerable and honest to a fault, Jess has faith in people, even when she shouldn’t. Although she’s dorky and awkward, she’s comfortable in her own skin. More prone to friendships with women, she’s not used to hanging with the boys – especially at home.
  • The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family)- The protagonist, Chloe King, is a teenager who discovers she has special powers, including enhanced speed, hearing, agility, and the ability to climb objects using her claws. When she realizes a mysterious figure is shadowing her, she goes on to uncover that she is a descendant of an ancient race. She learns she may be the key to protecting the race from human assassins, which have hunted them for thousands of years.
  • The Playboy Club (NBC)- The drama is set in the early ‘60s, and focuses on the famed Playboy Club in Chicago.
  • The Protector (LifeTime)- a single mother Gloria Sheppard who struggles to balance her family and professional life as a New York City homicide detective.
  • The River (ABC)- follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him. (Not at all what I expected, this looks like Anaconda)
  • The Special (USA)- about an energetic, optimistic homicide detective who suffers from hypomania. Despite his high clearance rate, he remains an enigma to his colleagues in a high-profile unit of the LAPD.
  • The Spirit Table (Hallmark)- feature Maya Angelou, as the host, and well-known guests sharing life stories and cooking.
  • The Therapists (Bravo)- follows the professional and personal lives of top private therapists in Los Angeles.
  • The Tracey Gold Projects (LifeTime)- hosted by Tracey Gold (Growing Pains), who uses her personal experience fighting anorexia to help women overcome major eating disorders.
  • The Wedding Band (TBS)- a comedy that focuses on a group of friends who escape from life’s tensions by performing in a wedding band.
  • The World According to Paris (Oxygen)- Docu-series follows Paris Hilton and her most important people.
  • The X Factor (FOX)- judges will travel the nation searching for undiscovered talent 12 years old or over – both solo artists and vocal groups – who are willing to brave the panel for a chance to make their dreams come true.
  • Three Inches (SyFy)- professional daydreamer and underachiever Walter Spackman is struck by lightning and develops a unique “super” power — the ability to move any object using just his mind… but only a distance of three inches. He’s soon immersed in a world of extraordinarily ordinary people like himself and learns that “super” is just a state of mind.
  • To Live and Buy (LifeTime)- follows best friends and interior designers Tracy Hutson and Tanya McQueen as they crisscross America to find cool relics to restore and transform into stunning and eclectic pieces for their Los Angeles home decor store.
  • Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings (Oxygen)- follows celebrities turned wedding planners Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott as they turn one lucky couple’s wedding from ordinary to an extraordinary Hollywood affair each week.
  • Touch (FOX)- the series follows a group of seemingly unrelated characters – beginning with a former firefighter tormented by his inability to save a dying woman, an Iraqi teenager who will go to great risks to help his family, a gifted singer whose actions at a karaoke bar save lives thousands of miles away and a British businessman desperately trying to retrieve a key piece of information from his lost mobile phone – who affect each other in ways seen and unseen. At the center is Martin Bohm a widower and single father, haunted by an inability to connect to his mute, severely autistic 10-year-old son, Jake. Martin has tried everything to reach his son who shows little emotion and never allows himself to be touched. Jake busies himself with cast-off cell phones, disassembling them and manipulating the parts, allowing him to see the world in his own special way. Martin discovers that Jake possesses the ability to see things that no one else can, the patterns that connect everything. Jake is indeed communicating, not with words, with numbers. He needs Martin to decipher their meaning and connect these numbers to the cast of seemingly unrelated characters whose lives they affect.
  • Townies (FX)- An animated comedy that centers on two misguided 15 year-old best friends who have no parental supervision, as they are left to raise themselves through the most awkward years of their lives.
  • Tron: Uprising (Disney XD)- Set between the 1982 movie and its 2010 sequel ‘Tron: Legacy’ the series features voice talent from Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens and Bruce Boxleitner.
  • Two Broke Girls (CBS)- a comedy about two young women (a streetwise poor girl and a naive about the world rich girl) waitressing at a greasy spoon diner who strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business – if only they can raise the cash.
  • Tyler Shields (SyFy)- A docu-series featuring unconventional photographer Tyler Shields and his team as they create worlds that are always surprising, shocking, and totally surreal. This Los Angeles-based artist is one of the most creative and original photographers working today. His subjects are celebrities, actors, models, and everyday people captured in magical, beautiful, and often dangerous situations. His eye-popping, jaw-dropping photos are designed to elicit the subject’s purest emotion right in the moment using no special effects.
  • Ultimate Spiderman (Disney XD)- This series will follow a teenage wall-crawler as he is honed by Nick Fury.
  • Unforgettable (CBS)- Carrie Wells, an enigmatic former police detective with a rare condition that makes her memory so flawless that every place, every conversation, every moment of joy and every heartbreak is forever embedded in her mind. It’s not just that she doesn’t forget anything – she can’t; except for one thing: the details that would help solve her sister’s long-ago murder.
  • Untitled Mitch Albom Project (TNT)- set in a Motor City radio station, following a station manager who, against his wishes, returns home to try and breathe life into his struggling city.
  • Untitled Oliver Stone Project (FX)- centers on a secret group known as Darkhorses, who manufacture fake news stories on grand scale to service powerful clients’ agendas.
  • Up All Night (NBC)- A modern take on parenthood that shows the challenges of balancing a career, marriage and a new baby.
  • We the Jury (USA)- A single camera comedy that chronicles the lives of a group of jurors sequestered during a high profile celebrity murder trial. It’s the story of strangers, thrown together in a confined setting, under duress, for an indefinite amount of time.
  • Web Therapy (Showtime)- Lisa Kudrow as “Dr. Fiona Wallice,” a self-professed psychotherapist who treats patients via webcam in weekly, three-minute sessions – a modality she believes more effective than the traditional 50-minute talk-a-thons heralded by other mental health professionals. The series will also delve into the doctor’s personal life and will feature Lily Tomlin as her mother and Victor Garber (“Alias”) as her husband.
  • Whitney (NBC)- A multi-camera comedy series about a happily unmarried couple. Together for five years, the duo is in no rush to get hitched.
  • Wilfred (FX)- an adaptation of the Australian series, stars Elijah Wood as a suicidal recluse who sees his love interest’s dog Wilfred (Jason Gann) as a grown man dressed in a dog suit. This hallucination gradually draws Wood’s character out of his shell and helps him overcome his depression.
  • Winslow (USA)- Jimmy Winslow is a private detective who’s a recovering alcoholic with a load of debts, a father in prison, and an ex-girlfriend he’s trying to win back. He lacks a perfect record in anything except his ability to solve cases and tell the truth to those who don’t want to hear it – and for now, that’s enough.
  • Winx Club (Nick) about a normal girl who attends a school for fairies after she discovers her magical powers
  • Work It (ABC)- This high-concept comedy centers on two unrepentant guy’s guys who, unable to find work, dress as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps. Not only do they pull it off, but they might just learn to be better men in the process.

There are more show announcements to come. What do you think of the shows that have been announced thus far? Any disappointments? (I know I was hoping to see the 17th Precinct, Poe, and Wonder Woman.)

*Color Code for Show Types:
genre (sci-fi, fantasy, horror)


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