The 2011 Fall TV season is shaping up to be an intriguing one. There's the CW reality show "H8R," hosted by "Extra's" own Mario Lopez; the NBC retro drama "The Playboy Club," starring Eddie Cibrian; Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated "Terra Nova" on FOX, and more.
Check out these 20 must-see shows!
2011 Fall TV: 20 New Shows to Watch!
'Terra Nova' (FOX)
Who: Jason O'Mara, Christine Adams, Stephen Lang, Byron J. Brochmann, Shelley Conn; executive producer Steven Spielberg What: This sci-fi show centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family that lives on a dying Earth in the year 2149. They sign up for project Terra Nova, which transports them back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth to join a colony of humans with a second chance to build a better civilization. The pilot was reported to have cost upward of $20 million!
'H8R' (The CW)
Who: Hosted by Mario Lopez What: In this new reality show, celebrities go head-to-head with those everyday folk who hate them — to try to win over their "haters."
'The X Factor' (FOX)
Who: Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger What: Cowell brings his hit British talent competition to the U.S. Who's got it?
'Apartment 23' (ABC)
Who: Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, Eric Andre, Michael Blaiklock, James Van Der Beek What: After a naïve Midwestern girl's (Walker) big city dreams are dashed her first week in New York, she finds herself living with her worst nightmare in this hilarious, contemporary comedy about a female odd couple who are surrounded by an outrageous cast of characters.
'The Playboy Club' (NBC)
Who: Eddie Cibrian, Amber Heard, Jenna Dewan, David Krumholtz What: The series revolves around the Bunnies and patrons of the original Playboy Club in 1960s Chicago.
Who: Whitney Cummings, Chris D'Elia,Zoe Lister-Jones, Maulik Pancholy, Dan O'Brien, Rhea Seehorn What: This is a hilarious look at modern day love, which centers around Whitneyand Alex, a happily unmarried couple. Together for three years, the duo is in no rush to get hitched, which seems to get a mixed response from their friends.
'2 Broke Girls' (CBS)
Who: Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings What: From the executive producer of "Sex in the City" comes a new comedy about two girls who form an unlikely bond over having no money and no shame.
'The Secret Circle' (The CW)
Who: Brittany Robertson, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Nick Armstrong, Shelley Hennig and Louis Hunter What: The series follows 16-year-old Cassie, who moves from California to live with her mom in New Salem and falls in love with a mysterious boy named Adam. But, when she enrolls in high school there, she realizes that he, she and all the other elite students at the school are witches, which leads to a whole bunch of complicated drama.
'Pan Am' (ABC)
Who: Christina Ricci, Kelli Garner, Jonah Lotan, Margot Robbie What: This period drama is about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.
'New Girl' (FOX)
Who: Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson What: Jess (Deschanel) is an offbeat and adorable girl in her late 20s who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys. Goofy, positive, vulnerable and honest to a fault, Jess has faith in people, even when she shouldn't. Although she's dorky and awkward, she's comfortable in her own skin. More prone to friendships with women, she's not used to hanging with the boys-especially at home.
'Ringer' (The CW)
Who: Sarah Michelle Gellar (and Sarah Michelle Gellar), Nestor Carbonell, Tara Summers, Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Gruffudd What: A young woman on the run from the mob poses as her wealthy twin sister to try and evade them, but soon discovers that her sister has a price on her head as well.
'Charlie's Angels' (ABC)
Who: Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh, Rachael Taylor, Ramon Rodriguez What: They're back! In this reincarnation of the hit '70s show, a thief, a street racer and a cop who got in a little too deep solve cases for their elusive boss, Charlie Townsend.
'Hart of Dixie' (The CW)
Who: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel, Scott Porter What: Fast-talking New Yorker and brand new doctor Zoe Hart (Bilson) has it all figured out — after graduating top of her class from medical school, she'll follow in her father's footsteps and become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. But when her dreams fall apart, Zoe decides to accept an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work with him at his small practice in Bluebell, Alabama.
'Up All Night' (NBC)
Who: Christina Applegate, Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Beau Dunn What: This comedy takes an irreverent look at parenthood through the point of view of an acerbic working mother, along with her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents.
'Last Man Standing' (ABC)
Who: Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Kaitlyn Dever and Hector Elizondo What: A married father of three tries to maintain his manliness in a world increasingly dominated by women.
'Person of Interest' (CBS)
Who: James Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Taraji P. Henson What: The show focuses on an ex-CIA hitman (Caviezel) and a scientist (Emerson) who team up to prevent crimes before they happen.
'Prime Suspect' (NBC)
Who: Mario Bello, What: In a U.S. redo of the hit British series, Bello stars as Jane Timoney, an iconoclastic female detective who has to prove herself in a tough New York precinct that is dominated by men.
'Once Upon a Time' (ABC)
Who: Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla What: A fairytale world and modern-day New England collide when a woman (Morrison), who was abandoned as a baby finds out she may be the long-lost daughter of Snow White (Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Dallas), stuck in a town called Storybrooke.
Who: Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen, Dylan Minnette What: Detective Michael Britton (Isaacs) survives a horrible car crash, but when he wakes up in one reality, his wife (Allen) has survived and his son has died. In another reality, it's his son (Minnette) who is alive, while his wife is dead. Somehow, Michael manages to live in the parallel universes, while trying to figure out how to merge them.
The Complete 2011 Fall TV Schedule
For the complete 2011 fall schedules, click on the links below: NBC: NBC.com/UpcomingShowsABC: ABC.Go.com/NewShows CBS: CBS.com/FallPreview FOX: FOX.com/Programming The CW: CWTV.com/Shows
'How to Be a Gentleman' (CBS)
Who: David Hornsby, Kevin Dillon, Dave Foley, Mary Lynn Rajskub What: Inspired by the book of the same name, this is a comedy about the unlikely friendship between a traditional, refined writer and an unrefined personal trainer.