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I've been missing my Wednesday comedy fix for months now, but thankfully that's all about to change! Tonight, ABC is back with sophomore seasons of two of my favorite comedies, Cougar Town and Modern Family. Cougar Town will have a very special premiere thanks to one amazing guest star, and even Busy Philipps herself confirmed that there's a lot of fun ahead in season two. Meanwhile, Modern Family returns with even more hijinks, which includes more PDA, some bike shorts, and a princess castle for little Lily.
As the icing on the cake, ABC is adding a brand new comedy to its lineup, and it's one that I've already been gushing over. JoAnna Garcia's Better With You premieres at 8:30 p.m. Not only is it one of my top 5 new shows to watch, but it's also got a new heartthrob to gush over.
If all that is still not piquing your interest, there are three more shows for you to try on for size. NBC debuts J.J. Abrams's new spy series Undercovers, and at 10 p.m. you can take your pick of new lawyer shows: ABC's got The Whole Truth and CBS unveils The Defenders with Jerry O'Connell.
It's a long night of TV. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll bang your gavel.
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We may be celebrating the Emmys this Sunday, but a brand-new crop of Fall TV shows will be here before you know it! To get ready, I've been picking apart the pros and cons of each new series pilot. Today's selection: CBS's The Defenders.
What it's about: Jerry O'Connell and Jim Belushi star as two Vegas defense attorneys with personality to spare. O'Connell is Pete Kaczmarek, a playboy who likes pricey cars and easy women. To Pete, law is just another way to show off, though he's never afraid to put his neck out for a client. His counterpart is Nick Morelli (Belushi), a smartass trying to make peace with his estranged wife. New associate Lisa Tyler (Jurnee Smollett) also joins the firm with a more traditional approach to cases, but unfortunately, the boys don't like to play by the rules.
Where it works: The buddy chemistry between O'Connell and Belushi is promising (Belushi especially shines), and their sharp back-and-forth quips keep the show light. It's kind of refreshing to have a courtroom-based drama that doesn't take itself too seriously.
Where it doesn't: I'm just not invested in the story. The series needs more of a pull than just the flash of Sin City to keep viewers coming back.
Am I hooked? Not yet, but I may get sucked in if I see more character development.
When it's on: The series premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 10 p.m.
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It's been an exciting week meeting the new TV stars of the Fall season, and the fun continues with CBS. The network scored plenty of familiar faces for its Fall lineup, including heavy-hitters Tom Selleck and William Shatner. Check out all the newbies and stay tuned for more upfronts coverage.
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