Blair Underwood, Laura Innes, The Event

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Newsflash to all you fans still mourning Lost: There is a possible replacement on the horizon. One that is looking pretty dang awwwwwesome.

I just saw one of NBC's upcoming series at a supersecret screening (shhh!) and it's the best thing I've seen so far for fall. So as our Buzz-O-Meter continues and we ask you to pick the one new NBC series you are most excited about, see if you can figure out which series I'm already starting a fanclub for...

Oh damn, did the photo above give it away?

Well, you be the judge. We have 10 (!) upcoming NBC shows for you to preview below, and then you know what to do. Either dismiss the show or vote for it as your "Omigod can't wait to see it!" pick for the fall. And if you missed the trailers for FOX, CBS, CW, and ABC...make sure you go back and weigh in!

We'll be back tomorrow with the final Buzz-O-Meter, asking you to weigh in between the fans' top picks from each network for fall.

Love Bites: It's being called Love Actually for television. Starring Becki Newton (Ugly Betty) and Jordana Spiro (My Boys) and helmed by Sex and the City's Cindy Chupack, this series will have a revolving door of guest stars each week as two single ladies explore all love has to offer?the good and the bad.

The Event: What is the event? Tough to say, seeing as even the President of the United States is out of the loop and even after seeing the pilot I can tell you this: It's indescribable. In a good way. This cover-up conspiracy show from  Steve Stark (Medium), Evan Katz (24), Nick Wauters (The 4400, Eureka) and Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) puts Jason Ritter right in the middle of the mystery as an ordinary man trying to investigate the disappearance of someone he loves. Blair Underwood, Sarah Roemer, Laura Innes and Scott Patterson also star.

Chase: From Jerry Bruckheimer and Jennifer Johnson, Chase is a police procedural starring Kelli Giddish as a U.S. Marshall who lives to chase down criminals on the run with the help of her team. Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Rose Rollins, and Jesse Metcalfe round out the ensemble.

Undercovers: This comes from that guy who is responsible for some of the best TV of all time: J.J. Abrams. If you need more info beyond that, Undercovers stars the smoking hot Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a married couple who are forced out of retirement (they started a catering business) and back into the world of espionage. Also starring Ben Schwartz, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Carter MacIntyre and Gerald McRaney.

Outsourced: A sitcom based on a film of the same name, Outsourced follows a Midwestern novelty company whose call center has been outsourced to India. Todd Donovan, played by Ben Rappaport, must deal with the culture shock when he's shipped out to oversee everything. This one is from writer Robert Borden (The Drew Carey Show) and director Ken Kwapis (The Office).

Outlaw: A one-hour courtroom drama starring Jimmy Smits as a lawyer who has quit his gig on the Supreme Court and is hell bent on finding justice for those who can't find it for themselves. Executive produced by John Eisendrath (Alias, Felicity) and also starring David Ramsey and Ellen Woglom.

The Cape: This superhero drama (a midseason replacement) stars David Lyons as a good cop in a bad city who, after being left for dead, gets rescued and trained to become The Cape. Separated from his family and trying to clear his name, The Cape has a lot of butt to kick. An action-packed series from Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun.

Harry's Law: David E. Kelley (The Practice, Boston Legal) brings us this legal drama starring the incredible Kathy Bates as a fired patent layer who opens up her own law firm/shoe store. Yes, we said shoe store. She's joined by other misfits, played by Ben Chaplin, Brittany Snow, and Aml Ameen, and they are all looking for answers. A midseason replacement.

Friends with Benefits: A romantic sitcom revolving around two single friends (the hot Ryan Hansen and the hotter Danneel Harris) who are enjoying the perks of their benefits while trying to find their own perfect other half. This midseason replacement is from executive producer Brian Grazer (Parenthood, Arrested Development) and also stars Fran Kranz, Jessica Lucas, and Ian Reed Keslerr.

Perfect Couples: Another midseason rom-com, Perfect Couples revolves around three couples, all in different phases of their relationships. Starring Kyle Howard, Christine Woods, David Walton, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Hayes MacArthur, and Olivia Munn. Jon Pollack (30 Rock) and Scott Silveri (Friends) are behind the attempt to answer the question: Is there such a thing as a perfect couple?

NBC Fall TV Poll
Which NBC series looks most exciting to you?
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3.5
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