ABC The alphabet has the biggest number with 10 new series set to debut this fall. Probably the most ridiculous of them all -- even across all networks -- is ABC's Caveman, a series based on the Geico "caveman" commercials. One review from AICN has blasted it as a thirty-minute commercial that should have died on the drawing board. How could this possibly get greenlit?
Luckily for them though, ABC has Grey's Anatomy to ride on, along with its spinoff called Private Practice. According to industry sources, the list stands as of right now:
Drama: Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone, Private Practice, Cashmere Mafia, Pushing Daisies, Women's Murder Club, and Big Shots. Sitcoms: Caveman, Sam I Am, Carpoolers.
NBC NBC has been choking for a while now, and they know it. Though they have had spotty success with reality shows, their only drama hit has been Heroes, which has actually lost a number of viewers near the end of its first season. The Office is still going strong, of course, but two shows will not dig them out of this hole.
Drama: The Bionic Woman, Journeyman, Chuck Renewed: 30 Rock, Scrubs, The Office
Fox Right now, Fox can afford to do pretty much anything it wants. House is beginning to feed off of American Idol's audience, breaking the 20 million viewer barrier this past Tuesday. You wouldn't know it with their short fuses though, as Drive was canceled after what, 6 episodes? It's awfully hard to find new hits when you kill them that quickly. Even so, Fox is in the strongest position to take risks, lose badly, but still come out alive.
Drama: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, New Amsterdam, K-Ville Sitcoms: The Return of Jezebel James, Back To You, The Rules for Starting Over Renewed: Prison Break On the horizon: Animals (animated comedy), NSA Innocent (24 2.0, literally), Them.
CBS No information.
More will come out as the Monday upfronts approach, and as of right now, all of this information is speculative based on "inside sources." I'll get to work this weekend on having as much background information on these new shows as I can find, one post per network. Keep a sharp eye out for that.