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New Fall Comedies 2009-2010


Fall is a magical time when networks roll out all sorts of exciting and promising new shows. Here’s a rundown of the announced new fall comedies for the 2009-2010 season, with information on each.

'100 Questions'

100 Questions
Photo courtesy of NBC

Premise: Urban single woman Charlotte Payne (Sophie Winkleman) joins an online dating service that requires her to fill out a 100-question survey about her life and romantic interests. As she does so, each questions prompts a recollection from her past.
Stars: Sophie Winkleman, Michael Benjamin Washington, Collette Wolf, Smith Cho, Christopher Moynihan, David Walton
Premieres: Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. EST starting May 27, 2010, on NBC

'Accidentally on Purpose'

Accidentally on Purpose
Photo courtesy of CBS
Premise: Jenna Elfman stars as Billie, a 30-something journalist whose one night of passion with a younger man results in pregnancy. Now living with the baby's father, Billie has to deal with both impending motherhood and a very unconventional romantic relationship.
Stars: Jenna Elfman, Jon Foster, Ashley Jensen, Lennon Parham, Grant Show, Nicolas Wright
Premieres: Mondays at 8:30 p.m. EST starting September 21, 2009, on CBS

'Bored to Death'

Bored to Death
Photo courtesy of HBO
Premise: Jason Schwartzman plays a fictionalized version of the show's creator, novelist Jonathan Ames, as a man adrift, coping with a nasty break-up, writer's block and a steadily building drinking problem by deciding to take up a second job as a private detective.
Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, Zach Galifianakis
Premieres: Sundays at 9:30 p.m. EST starting September 20, 2009, on HBO


Photo courtesy of Fox
Premise: Former NFL star Michael Strahan plays a retired football player who loses his fortune and returns home to Houston to reconnect with his family. He has to help his brother save a failing restaurant, deal with pressures from his parents and relearn the value of family.
Stars: Michael Strahan, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, CCH Pounder, Carl Weathers, Colton Dunn
Premieres: Fridays at 8 p.m. EST starting September 25, 2009, on Fox


Photo courtesy of NBC
Premise: A shady lawyer (Joel McHale) has to return to community college when it’s revealed that his law degree isn’t valid. Once there, he winds up as part of a study group full of misfits and losers, where of course he fits right in.
Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Chevy Chase
Premieres: Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. EST starting September 17, 2009, on NBC

'Cougar Town'

Cougar Town
Photo courtesy of ABC
Premise: When faced with the realities of dating as she ages, recently divorced mother Jules (Courteney Cox) decides to explore the idea of romance with younger men.
Stars: Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd, Brian Van Holt, Josh Hopkins, Ian Gomez
Premieres: Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. EST starting September 23, 2009, on ABC


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Premise: Former finance-industry titan Hank Pryor (Kelsey Grammer) loses nearly everything, and must move his family into a modest house in his old hometown. Forced to interact with his wife and kids (as well as his slacker brother-in-law), Hank tries to learn to appreciate the simpler things in life.
Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Melinda McGraw, David Koechner, Macey Cruthird, Ryan Wynott
Premieres: Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST starting September 30, 2009, on ABC

'The Middle'

The Middle
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Premise: Middle-class, middle American mother Frankie (Patricia Heaton) is approaching middle age and trying to figure out how to juggle her marriage, her job (selling used cars) and raising her three often frustrating kids.
Stars: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, Charlie McDermott
Premieres: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. EST starting September 30, 2009, on ABC

'Modern Family'

Modern Family
Photo courtesy of ABC
Premise: Jay Pritchett (Ed O'Neill), who's married to a younger Colombian woman and has a teenage stepson, leads an unconventional family in this mockumentary. Jay's grown daughter from his first marriage is now married with teenagers, and Jay's grown son has just adopted a Vietnamese baby with his partner.
Stars: Ed O’Neill, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Sarah Hyland
Premieres: Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST starting September 23, 2009, on ABC

'Sons of Tucson'

Sons of Tucson
Photo courtesy of Fox

Premise: Three wealthy brothers hire a charming hustler (Tyler Labine) to pose as their father while their real dad is in prison for a white-collar crime. A business deal soon evolves into a real familial relationship.
Stars: Tyler Labine, Matthew Levy, Frank Dolce, Benjamin Stockham
Premieres: Sundays at 9:30 p.m. EST starting March 14, 2010, on Fox

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