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Mr. Sunshine, Matthew Perry

Seriously, what is ABC smoking with their new fall lineup?

Matthew Perry in a TV comedy? Julie Benz in a supernatural series? And Michael Imperioli in a crime show?

Oh, that's right. They're smoking the good stuff from the ghosts of successful shows of seasons past.

And confession: I happen to know two of the shows below are so fantastic, they're destined to be huge fan favorites...

Too bad we're making you choose just one! As our Buzz-O-Meter for Fall TV continues, we're showing you sneak peeks of ABC's new offerings and asking you which one series you're most excited about...

No Ordinary Family: Definitely not your ordinary family. Michael Chiklis (The Shield) stars as the head of the Powells, a family who suddenly and remarkably all inherit superpowers after their plane crashes into the Amazon River. Julie Benz (Dexter), Romany Malco (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) also star. Executive-produced by Jon Feldman, Greg Berlanti, Morgan Wandell and David Semel.

Better Together: A romantic comedy from Shana Goldberg-Meehan that revolves around three different relationships from three different couples that are all intertwined with each other in one family. Starring Joanna Garcia, Jennifer Finnigan, Josh Cooke, Jake Lacy, Kurt Fuller and Debra Jo Rupp.

Mr. Sunshine: A midseason replacement starring Matthew Perry as a manager of a San Diego sports arena who is in the throes of a midlife crisis. A cutting dark comedy, Mr. Sunshine also stars Allison Janney (The West Wing) and Andrea Anders (Better Off Ted, yay!). Perry is also the executive producer, and he penned the pilot.

Happy Endings: A single-camera comedy about how the breakup of a couple (Elisha Cuthbert and Zachary Knighton) shakes up their group of friends in more ways than one. Happy Endings will air as a midseason replacement and also stars Eliza Coupe, Adam Pally, Casey Wilson and Damon Wayans Jr.

The Whole Truth: You can't handle the?oh. As you can guess, it's a legal procedural. But the cases are told from the POV of both the defense and prosecution. The Whole Truth has a well-rounded cast that includes Rob Morrow (Numb3rs) and Eamonn Walker (Oz), along with Sean Wing, Anthony Ruivivar and Christine Adams. Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are the EP's on this one.

Off the Map: From the ladies behind Grey's Anatomy (Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Jenna Bans) comes a medical drama about the lives of five doctors in the South American jungle. Off the Map stars Martin Henderson, Caroline Dhavernas, Enrique Murciano, Mamie Gummer and Jason George and will be a midseason replacement.

My Generation: A mockumentary that follows a group of high school students in Austin, Texas in 2000, then comes back to them 10 years later. A mix of comedy and drama, My Generation stars Michael Stahl David, Kelli Garner, Jaime King, Keir O'Donnell and was created and written by Noah Hawley (The Unusuals, Bones).

Detroit 1-8-7: Also shot documentary style, this show follows Detroit's finest on the Homicide Unit. A grim but fascinating look inside the failing city, Detroit 1-8-7 has executive producers Jason Richman, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and David Zabel on board. Take a look at the cast: Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), James McDaniel (NYPD Blue) and Aisha Hinds (True Blood).

Body of Proof: A medical drama that stars Dana Delany (Desperate Housewives) as Dr. Megan Hunt, a medical examiner trying to balance her professional life with her personal life. Series also stars Jeri Ryan, Geoffrey Arend and John Carroll Lynch. Christopher Murphey and Matt Gross serve as executive producers.

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