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New Fall Comedies 2012-2013

TV Comedies Premiering for the 2012-2013 Season


Here’s a look at the announced new fall comedies for the 2013-2013 season, with information on each show.

'1600 Penn'

Premise: The family of the U.S. president is just as dysfunctional as the average American family, with a slacker twentysomething son and a stepmom trying to win over her husband’s children. The president works just as hard running his family as he does running the country.
Stars: Bill Pullman, Jenna Elfman, Josh Gad, Martha MacIsaac, Andre Holland, Amara Miller, Benjamin Stockham
Creators: Jon Lovett, Josh Gad
Premieres: Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. EST starting January 10, 2013, on NBC

'Animal Practice'

Animal Practice
Photo courtesy of NBC
Premise: Top veterinarian Dr. George Coleman is a genius at working with animals, but he has a much tougher time working with people. Now that his ex-girlfriend has taken over the clinic where he works, he’s determined to stick to his eccentric ways rather than becoming a kinder, gentler person.
Stars: Justin Kirk, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Tyler Labine, Bobby Lee, Kym Whitley, Betsy Sodaro
Creators: Brian Gatewood, Alessandro Tanaka
Premieres: Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST starting September 26, 2012 (sneak preview August 12), on NBC

'Ben and Kate'

Ben and Kate
Photo courtesy of Fox
Premise: Good-hearted perpetual screw-up Ben Fox returns to his hometown to crash with his younger sister Kate, and decides to stay to help Kate raise her young daughter. Kate gets the chance to branch out and try to live the crazy youth she never had, while Ben learns to settle down and take on responsibility.
Stars: Nat Faxon, Dakota Johnson, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Echo Kellum, Lucy Punch
Creator: Dana Fox
Premieres: Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. EST starting September 25, 2012, on Fox

'Family Tools'

The Family Tools
Photo courtesy of ABC
Premise: Jack Shea has always been a screw-up in the eyes of his family, but when Jack’s dad Tony has a heart attack and has to step down from his handyman business, Jack steps in to take over. Jack tries to prove himself as a hard worker, while Tony has to learn how to let go.
Stars: Kyle Bornheimer, J.K. Simmons, Edi Gathegi, Johnny Pemberton, Leah Remini, Danielle Nicolet
Creator: Bobby Bowman
Premieres: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. EST starting May 1, 2013, on ABC

'The Goodwin Games'

The Goodwin Games
Photo courtesy of Fox
Premise: Siblings Henry, Chloe and Jimmy Goodwin are no longer close now that they’re all adults, but when their father dies they come back together to discover that he’s left them more than $20 million. That is, if they can complete a series of tasks set out for them, designed to bring them closer together and remind them of what’s important in life.
Stars: Scott Foley, Becki Newton, TJ Miller, Kat Foster, Melissa Tang
Creators: Craig Thomas, Carter Bays, Chris Harris
Premieres: Mondays at 8:30 p.m. EST starting May 20, 2013, on Fox

'Go On'

Go On
Photo courtesy of NBC
Premise: After losing his wife in a car accident, cocky sportscaster Ryan King (former Friends star Matthew Perry) just wants to get right back to work. When his boss forces him to attend a grief support group, Ryan decides to tackle healing in his own cynical but strangely effective way.
Stars: Matthew Perry, Laura Benanti, Julie White, Suzy Nakamura, Khary Payton, Allison Miller
Creator: Scott Silveri
Premieres: Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST starting September 11, 2012 (sneak preview August 8), on NBC

'Guys With Kids'

Guys With Kids
Photo courtesy of NBC
Premise: Three male friends support each other in their lives as young dads, trying to balance the demands of fatherhood with maintaining their holds on youth and masculinity.
Stars: Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger, Anthony Anderson, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Tempestt Bledsoe, Erinn Hayes
Creators: Charlie Grandy, Amy Ozols
Premieres: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. EST starting September 26, 2012 (sneak preview September 12), on NBC

'How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)'

How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)
Photo courtesy of ABC
Premise: Struggling following her divorce, single mother Polly decides to take her young daughter and move back in with her free-spirited mother and stepfather. Polly tries to jump-start her social life, while her parents get a new lesson in responsibility.
Stars: Sarah Chalke, Elizabeth Perkins, Brad Garrett, Jon Dore, Rachel Eggleston, Orlando Jones, Rebecca Delgado Smith
Creator: Claudia Lonow
Premieres: Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST starting January 2013 on ABC

'Malibu Country'

Malibu Country
Photo courtesy of ABC
Premise: After divorcing her cheating country-star husband, Reba Gallagher moves from Nashville to Southern California to start over. She brings her two kids and her irascible mother to Malibu, where they try to adjust to a new lifestyle, and Reba tries to restart her music career.
Stars: Reba McEntire, Sara Rue, Justin Prentice, Juliette Angelo, Jai Rodriguez, Lily Tomlin
Creator: Kevin Abbott
Premieres: Fridays at 8:30 p.m. EST starting November 2, 2012, on ABC

'The Mindy Project'

The Mindy Project
Photo courtesy of Fox
Premise: OB/GYN Mindy Lahiri has success in her career as a doctor, but still struggles to find success in her personal life. Obsessed with romantic comedies, she’s determined to get herself on track so that she can find a man and fall in love, but her friends and co-workers spend as much time mocking her as they do helping her.
Stars: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Anna Camp, Zoe Jarman, Amanda Setton
Creator: Mindy Kaling
Premieres: Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. EST starting September 25, 2012, on Fox

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