Three new ABC shows and other fall TV news
While we were happily away at ABC's "Lost Live" event, without access to the world outside the island, a slew of fall TV news hit.
Three ABC pilots were ordered to series for the next TV season: "Generation Y," "The Whole Truth," and "Detroit 1-8-7."
"Detroit 1-8-7," formerly known as "187 Detroit," follows Detroit's top homicide division through the eyes of a fictitious documentary crew. Written by screenwriter Jason Richman, it stars Michael Imperioli ("The Sopranos"), Natalie Martinez ("Saints and Sinners"), D.J. Cotrona ("Windfall"), Shaun Majumder ("Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle"), Erin Cummings ("Spartacus: Blood and Sand"), newcomer Jon Michael Hill, James McDaniel ("All My Children") and Aisha Hinds ("True Blood").
"My Generation" is a documentary-style dramedy that follows a group of high school classmates, tracking their paths over the last 10 years and the events that helped shape their lives. It was written by Noah Hawley ("Bones" and "The Unusuals"). The cast includes: Michael Stahl David ("Cloverfield"), Kier O'Donnell ("Wedding Crashers"), Kelli Garner ("The Aviator"), Daniella Alonso ("One Tree Hill"), Julian Morris ("24"), Anne Son, Jaime King ("Gary Unmarried"), Mechad Brooks ("True Blood") and Sebastian Sozzi. It was previously titled "Generation Y."
"The Whole Truth" shows both the defense and prosecution sides equally and keeps the audience guessing until the final scene.
The cast, so far, is Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck"), Rob Morrow ("Numb3rs"), Eamonn Walker ("Unbreakable" and "Kings"), Sean Wing ("Melrose Place"), Anthony Ruivivar ("Traveler"), and Christine Adams ("Batman Begins").Also at ABC, good news for the Visitors and for The People Who Love Them: "V" will return for a second season.
And as we told you earlier in the week, "FlashForward," and "Better Off Ted" have been canceled. Although the network is not officially announcing it, "Scrubs" is gone, no matter what you read elsewhere. Also gone: "Romantically Challenged," which, honestly, we forgot all about.
The blogosphere is full of news that NBC picked up David E. Kelley's "Kindreds," and "Garza," produced by Conan O' Brien's (ironic?) company, but we have not been able to confirm that. We will get back to you when we do.
There are also reports that CBS has picked up another show from Chuck Lorre, "Mike and Molly," but that also is unconfirmed at this time.
--Maria Elena Fernandez
Upper photos: The cast of "Detroit 1-8-7." Credit: Craig Sjodin / ABC
Lower photos: The cast of "Generation Y." Credit: Craig Sjodin / ABC