The new fall TV season is almost here -- and we've highlighted 10 new shows you just can't miss -- from Will Arnett and Keri Russell in the comedy "Running Wilde," to Maggie Q as the drop-dead gorgeous assassin in "Nikita," to the twisty, "Lost"-esque "The Event."
Network: NBCPremiere Date: Monday, Sept. 20Time: 9:00 pmStars: Jason Ritter, Blair Underwood, Laura Innes, Zeljko Ivanek, Sarah Roemer, Scott PattersonSynopsis: What if there was a cover-up so big that even the President was on a need-to-know basis? And what if some average guy stumbled upon the truth -- a secret so powerful it could literally change the course of humanity? You think that guy would stand a chance of survival? From Nick Wauters and Steve Stark comes a suspense-filled journey where the answers only lead to bigger questions.Watch the trailer:
Network: CBSPremiere Date: Monday, Sept. 20Time: 10:00 pmStars:Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace ParkSynopsis:"Hawaii Five-O" is a contemporary take on the classic TV series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Hawaiian island's sun-drenched beaches. Detective Steve McGarrett (O'Laughlin) is a decorated Naval officer-turned-cop, returns to Oahu to investigate his father's murder and stays after Hawaii's Governor persuades him to head up the new team, including Detective Danny "Danno" Williams (Caan), a newly relocated ex-New Jersey cop and single dad and Chin Ho Kelly (Kim), an ex-Honolulu Police Detective.Watch the trailer:
Network: NBCPremiere Date: Wednesday, September 22Time: 8:00 pmStars: Boris Kodjoe, Ben Schwartz, Gugu Mbatha-RawSynopsis: From acclaimed filmmaker J.J. Abrams comes a one-hour spy drama in the vein of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" centering on a marriage that might be the world's most dangerous partnership. To put the spark back in their marriage, some couples take a tropical vacation. Not Steven (Kodjoe) and Samantha (Mbatha-Raw). They rejoin the CIA. Now they're discovering things about each other they never knew. Like which lock-picking technique each prefers, and who killed who, and how well they work together in a hostile environment.Watch the trailer:
Network: The CWPremiere Date: Thursday, Sept. 9Time: 9:00 pmStars: Maggie Q, Lyndsy Fonseca, Xander Berkeley, Ashton Holmes, Melinda Clarke, Aaron StanfordSynopsis: Based on the film "La Femme Nikita," Nikita (Maggie Q) was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division, who faked her execution and told her she was being given a second chance to start a new life and serve her country. What they didn't tell her was that she was being trained as a spy and assassin. Ultimately, Nikita was betrayed and her dreams shattered by the only people she thought she could trust. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and making it clear to her former bosses that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation.Watch the trailer:
Network: ABCPremiere Date: Thursday, Sept. 23Time: 8:00 pmStars: Jaime King, Julian Morris, Keir O'Donnell, Michael Stahl-DavidSynopsis: What a difference 10 years can make. In 2000, a documentary crew follows a disparate group of high schoolers from Greenbelt High School in Austin, TX as they prepare for graduation. Jump ahead to 2010 and these former classmates have returned home to rediscover that just because they're not where they planned to be doesn't mean they're not right where they need to be.Watch the trailer:
Network: FOXPremiere Date: Monday, Sept. 20Time: 9:00 pmStars: James Wolk, Mark Deklin, Eloise Mumford, Jamie Dugger, Adrianne Palicki, Jon VoightSynopsis: Robert/ Bob Allen (Wolk) is a charismatic and brilliant schemer who has meticulously constructed two lives in two different parts of Texas. He's juggling two identities and two women in two very different worlds -- all under one mountain of lies. Now as he tries to hold his two lives together, while fending off angry investors and the suspicions of those around him, Bob puts it all on the line hoping he can beat the odds, leave the schemes behind and keep two separate relationships afloat.Watch the trailer:
"The Whole Truth"
Network: ABCPremiere Date: Wednesday, Sept. 22Time: 10:00 pmStars: Rob Morrow, Maura Tierney, Eamonn WalkerSynopsis: This legal drama from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer follows friends and rival lawyers Kathryn Peale (Tierney) and Jimmy Brogan (Morrow) as they show each side of a case equally. It keeps the audience guessing, shifting allegiances and opinions on guilt or innocence until the final scene.Watch the trailer:
Network: NBCPremiere Date: Thursday, Sept. 23Time: 9:30pmStars: Ben Rappaport, Rizwan Manji, Sacha DhawanSynopsis: From writer Robert Borden ("The Drew Carey Show") and director Ken Kwapis ("The Office") comes a comedy where cultural differences are a novelty. An American novelties company sends their guy Todd Dempsy (Rappaport) to the company's call center in India, to teach them how to up-sell things like the Deluxe Twin Beer Helmet. Can we say culture shock -- from both sides?
Network: FOXPremiere Date: Tuesday, Sept. 21Time: 9:30 pmStars: Will Arnett, Jayne Houdyshell, Keri Russell, Stefania OwenSynopsis: From the Emmy Award-winning creator and the star of the critically acclaimed FOX series "Arrested Development" comes "Running Wilde," a romantic comedy starring Will Arnett as Steve Wilde, a filthy-rich, immature playboy trying desperately to win (or buy) the heart of his childhood sweetheart, Emmy Kadubic (Russell), the uber-liberal humanitarian who got away. The best part is the narrator, Emmy's 12-year-old daughter, Puddle (Owen) who hasn't spoken in years.Watch the trailer:
"No Ordinary Family"
Network: ABCPremiere Date: Tuesday, Sept. 28Time: 8:00 pmStars: Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Kay Panabaker, Romany MalcoSynopsis: The Powells are about to go from ordinary to extraordinary. After 16 years of marriage, Jim and Stephanie's relationship lacks the spark it once had, and their family life now consists of balancing work and their two children, leaving little time for family bonding. During a family vacation set up by Jim in an attempt to reconnect, their plane crashes into the Amazon River. This is where the fun starts for the Powells, as they soon discover they each possesses unique and distinct superpowers. But saving and savoring their family life will be equally important, as they try to find purpose for their new powers and embark on a journey to find out what defines and unifies them.Watch the trailer: