All Up In The Upfronts: Shows We Can’t Wait For This Fall, Part 2
Yes, I am bringing you your daily upfront news a little late today. But I have a good excuse! There is just so much television news that (a) it’s hard to keep up and (b) it’s hard to tear myself away. After the jump, the details and previews of the shows that caught my eye today, including “Lonestar,” which looks like “Friday Night Lights” crossed with “Big Love.” It doesn’t get much better than that.
The Show: “Outsourced”
The Deets: NBC, Thursdays, 9:30 p.m.
In this comedy, an American dude is sent overseas to run a call center. We’re hoping for “The Office” gone to India.
The Show: “Happy Ending”
The Deets: ABC, More Info To Come
This show is like “How I Met Your Mother” in an alternate universe where Lilly and Marshall aren’t perfect for each other. When a couple splits up at the altar, it sends ripples though their 20-something friend group. Holler, Elisha Cuthbert.
The Show: “No Ordinary Family”
The Deets: ABC, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
Ever wish that “The Incredibles” were live-action and piped weekly into your boob tube? Congrats. That’s exactly what this series is! And it stars the awesome Julie Benz, who you know as Darla on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
The Show: “Lonestar”
The Deets: Fox, Mondays, 9 p.m.
It’s set in Texas and stars Adrianne Palicki, but that’s where the “Friday Night Lights” similarities end. This drama is about a conman who lives a double life with two women. Only, he’s sick of swindling both of them and wants his fake lives to become real.
The Show: “Raising Hope”
The Deets: Fox, More Info To Come
Continuing the theme of deception on Fox, this comedy is about a 23-year-old who has a one-night stand with a felon, played by model Bijou Phillips. Nine months later, he’s sent a baby to raise while the mama is in jail.