If only we FlashForward fans could've seen this day coming months ago, it would have saved us a lot of time and heartache.
ABC has announced its official lineup for 2010-2011, and along with the news that FlashForward is most assuredly and really gone (as rumored), V has been pushed back to midseason (?!), and Mr. Chandler Bing (hooray, Matthew Perry!) is coming back to your living room, here's what you need to know:
ABC is holding some of its most buzzed-about new series for 2011. Along with Perry's Mr. Sunshine (about a stadium owner turning 40), Steve McPherson and friends decided to hold Shonda Rhimes' new series Off the Map (doctors practicing at a remote clinic on a tropical island--it's Grey's meets Lost!) till midseason.
In the fall, ABC will be unveiling Body of Proof (Dana Delany as a medical examiner--undoubtedly less hazardous than living on Wisteria Lane), Better Together (a sitcom about couples starring Joanna Garcia--holler!), The Whole Truth (Jerry Bruckheimer legal drama that shows both sides of a case equally), My Generation (a dramedy about high school classmates and their lives 10 years later...Didn't Jason Ritter already do that one on CBS?), Detroit 1-8-7 (the dark comedy series with Michael Imperioli as a homicide detective that's shot docu-style à la The Office) and the one that sounds giddy good: No Ordinary Family, a dramedy about a family with superpowers from Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, Eli Stone) and starring Julie Benz and Michael Chiklis.
ABC also picked up an "alternative" series for fall, Secret Millionaire, which follows filthy rich people volunteering in poor communities, and one more midseason offering: Happy Endings, a comedy starring Elisha Cuthbert (mountain lion!) about a couple who break up at the altar and have to divvy up their friends.
Here's the ABC schedule for fall:
8-10 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars
10 p.m.: Castle
8-9 p.m.: No Ordinary Family (new)
9-10 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars Results Show
10-11 p.m.: Detroit 1-8-7 (new)
8-8:30 p.m.: The Middle
8:30-9 p.m.: Better Together (new)
9-9:30 p.m.: Modern Family
9:30-10 p.m.: Cougar Town
10-11 p.m.: The Whole Truth (new)
8-9 p.m.: My Generation (new)
9-10 p.m.: Grey's Anatomy
10-11 p.m.: Private Practice
8-9 p.m.: Secret Millionaire (new)
9-10 p.m.: Body of Proof (new)
10-11 p.m.: 20/20
8 p.m.: Saturday Night College Football
7-8 p.m.: America's Funniest Home Videos
8-9 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9-10 p.m.: Desperate Housewives
10-11 p.m.: Brothers & Sisters
What do you think of the new ABC lineup?
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