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Fox announces 2010-11 lineup: Will Arnett, Keri Russell, Steven Spielberg, Shawn Ryan

In television on 05/17/2010 at 9:34 am

TV moves fast this week. Try to keep up. Today (Monday, May 17) NBC and Fox are in New York dangling their new fall schedules in front of advertisers, in hopes of scoring huge ad sales to bankroll the shows that they will … mostly cancel by about the six-week mark of the new season. But never mind that for now. What with the end of Lost and Law and Order, I can’t take any more talk of endings right now. It’s all about new TV and the new hopes for the next Lost and Law and Order.

Anyway, NBC beat Fox to the punch, announcing its lineup Sunday, May 16, and you can read all about that here.Tomorrow, ABC is up.

But here and now, let’s talk about Fox’s new fall season, announced this morning (May 17). Four new comedies and three new dramas (although one of the comedies and two of the dramas are not premiering in the fall). Here’s the breakdown, followed by the day-by-day schedule that will start the fall.

New comedies

Raising Hope: From Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl), this is about Jimmy (Lucas Neff), who is trying to raise an infant daughter with the help of his nut-job family, which includes Martha Plimpton (The Good Wife, How to Make It in America) and Cloric Leachman (Malcolm in the Middle).

Running Wilde: From Jim Vallely, Mitch Hurwitz and Will Arnett (Arrested Development), this is about a womanizer (Arnett) trying to rewin the heart of his childhood sweetheart (Keri Russell) despite great differences in their … everythings.

Bob’s Burgers (animated, midseason): From Loren Bouchard (Dr. KIatz, Professional Therapist), this is about a family who runs a failing burger joint.

Mixed Signals (set for spring 2011 premiere): From Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers), this is about three old friends and their romantic adventures. Stars Nelson Franklin (I Love You, Man), David Denman (the Office), Kris Marshall (Human Target), Liza Lapira (Dexter) and Alexandra Breckenridge (Family Guy).

New dramas

Lonestar: Intrigue in the world of the Texas oil business, starring newcomer James Wolk as an ambitious sort who might just be in over his head. Plus, he’s got women trouble.

Terra Nova (midseason): Family goes back in time to prehistoric Earth to try to save it from modern-time destruction.

Ride-Along (midseason): From Shawn Ryan (The Shield, The Unit), this is about a fearsome crew of police and their work in Chicago (shot in Chicago), starring Jennifer Beals (Lie to Me), Jason Clarke (Public Enemies) and Delro Lindo (Kidnapped).

Returning series:

Glee (which will make its season premiere following the Super Bowl XLV Feb. 6)

American Dad

American Idol

America’s Most Wanted

Bones

The Cleveland Show

Cops

Family Guy

Fringe

The Good Guys (buddy cop show premiering Wednesday, May 19, starring Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford)

Hell’s Kitchen

House,

Human Target

Kitchen Nightmares

Lie to Me

The Simpsons

So You Think You Can Dance

Here’s the day-by-day schedule starting this fall, with new shows in all caps (missing titles will be added to the schedule later):

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 PM            House

9:00-10:00 PM          LONESTAR

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM            Glee

9:00-9:30 PM            RAISING HOPE (new)

9:30-10:00 PM          RUNNING WILDE (new)

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM            Lie to Me

9:00-10:00 PM            Hell’s Kitchen

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 PM            Bones

9:00-10:00 PM            Fringe

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM            Human Target

9:00-10:00 PM            The Good Guys

SATURDAY

8:00-8:30 PM            Cops

8:30-9:00 PM            Cops

9:00-10:00 PM      America’s Most Wanted

SUNDAY

7:00-8:00 PM            THE OT (NFL post-game)

8:00-8:30 PM            The Simpsons

8:30-9:00 PM            The Cleveland Show

9:00-9:30 PM            Family Guy

9:30-10:00 PM            American Dad

– Denise Duguay

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