Video Preview: ABC's New Shows

Here are more previews of the new shows coming out next season, this time from ABC. Unfortunately, all we have at the moment are clips instead of trailers, so you'll just have to make knee-jerk judgments based on these out-of-context scenes. Trust me, it's easy. One unfortunate missing piece: A clip for ABC's No Ordinary Family, the superhero show starring Michael Chiklis. We'll post that as soon as we get it. [UPDATE] It's at the bottom! [UPDATE on the UPDATE] Now with full trailers instead of rinky-dinky clips!

Mr. Sunshine

Genre: Midlife-Crisis Comedy
Notable Cast Members: Matthew Perry, Matthew Perry's forehead
It's Like... Chandler Bing, 15 years later.
Time: Midseason

Off the Map

Genre: Tropical Doctors-in-Love Drama
Notable Cast Members: Caroline Dhavernas (Wonderfalls, my dreams), created by Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice)
It's Like... a private Grey's Anatopractice on a tropical island.
Time: Midseason

Detroit 187

Genre: Fake Documentary Detective Drama
Notable Cast Members: Michael Imperioli
It's Like... a tourism video for Detroit.
Time: Tuesdays, 10pm

Body of Proof

Genre: Half-Medical, Half-Detective Drama
Notable Cast Members: Jeri Ryan, Dana Delaney, John Carroll Lynch
It's Like... some network exec decided, "You know what we need? A medical drama! No wait, a detective drama! NO WAIT! Both!"
Time: Fridays, 9pm

Better Together

Genre: Yet Another Relationship Comedy
Notable Cast Members: Joanna Garcia, Kurt Fuller
It's Like... do I really need to continue coming up with descriptions for relationship comedies? One couple is like totally married or something, and another couple is totally not, and they both talk about how their relationships are different. Just like the other ones.
Time: Wednesdays, 8:30pm

Happy Endings

Genre: Relationship-ish comedy
Notable Cast Members: Elisha Cuthbert
It's Like... actually, it's slightly different from the rest in that it starts with a couple breaking up. But a million bucks says it turns into the rest of them.
Time: Midseason

My Generation

Genre: Faux Documentary Dramedy About High-School Friends All Grown Yp
Notable Cast Members: Jamie King, Mehcad Brooks
It's Like... the Scandinavian series it's based on!
Time: Thursdays, 8pm

The Whole Truth

Genre: Legal Drama That Looks at Both Sides of the Case
Notable Cast Members: Joely Richardson, Rob Morrow
It's Like... Law & Order, all of them.
Time: Wednesdays, 10pm



No Ordinary Family

Genre: Superpowered Family Drama
Notable Cast Members: Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz
It's Like... who cares what it's like? It has MICHAEL CHIKLIS as a superpowered dude!
Time: Tuesdays, 8pm

Anything here look good to you?


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Jun 01, 2010
some of these actually look pretty cool, but happy endings seemed to have just collided Friends with HIMYM
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May 31, 2010
Can anyone tell me sm very gud tv shows .. selected ones .. i like the expert advice .. !!
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May 27, 2010
I'll probably end up watching them all since I'm a major tv addict. They should give therapy for this kind of stuff.
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May 27, 2010
No ordinary family could be someting (a new Heroes?), but among all the other series, none can convince me to watch... It's kind of sad.
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May 26, 2010
The only one that i find interesting is no ordinary family. maybe better together, mostly becouse im a fan of J.Finnigan. I cant understand why they cancel Flash forward.
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May 25, 2010
What is happening with the un-named medical show starring Sissy Spacek & Skeet Ulrich. As a Skeet fan, we are dying to see him again in a series.
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May 24, 2010
No ordinary family i think its very interested but all the others noway
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May 24, 2010
I like happy ends, Better togther, No Ordinarry Family , Mr. sundhine because of mathew Perry and maybe Body of Proof.
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May 24, 2010
Off the map,Body of proof(because of Dana)looks very interesting and of course No ordinary family,can't wait fall to see them all!
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May 24, 2010
I'll probably try Off the Map and Body of Proof.
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May 24, 2010
Mr. Sunshine: If it's with Matthew Perry, I'll give it a go.
No Ordinary Family seems ok as well.
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May 24, 2010
All of these shows look horrible and I would not watch one of them
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May 24, 2010
Haha. A lair. No Ordinary Family looks good.
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May 24, 2010
I agree, "No Ordinary Family" is nothing special. We don't need another "Heroes".



As much as I love Matthew Perry, c'mon I thought he'd give up after "Studio 60".



Shonda Rhymes is amazing, and she'll know what to do. Her show seems interesting, and so does Bill Laurence's.
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May 24, 2010
God No ordinary family looks bad, as in truly horrible!
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May 24, 2010
At the risk of exposing my geekiness, No Ordinary Family basically ripped off the Fantastic Four. Not too original...
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May 23, 2010
I'll give Mr. Sunshine and No Ordinary Family a try and at least watch the pilots for Body of Proof, Off the Map and My Generation.
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May 22, 2010
no ordinary family, body or proof [jeri ryan!!] and off the map [matthew perry and his forehead]
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May 22, 2010
Oddly enough, I may give Off the Map a try...but no promises! It is a medical show after all, but they did a decent preview. Like the movies, it could be all the good stuff in the preview...Thats it though. I've even changed my mind about Mr. Sunshine despite Matthew Perry. Its been done to death, and it never was funny...
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May 22, 2010
No Ordinary Family and maybe Body of Proof only because of Dana Delaney and Jeri Ryan (Yes I'm that old and a Trekker). :)
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May 21, 2010
No ordinary family looks interesting. I'll probably watch te whole trut just because i like Rob Morrow. It's impressive he got a new show so quick after numb3rs.
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May 21, 2010
Michael EFFIN' Chiklis!!
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May 21, 2010
No Ordinary Family is definitely something I will be watching. I'm a Dexter fan and came to like Julie Benz very much from there, as for Michael Chiklis, he's kickass nomatter what he does! Definitely giving this show a chance
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May 21, 2010
No Ordinary Family is really the only thing that looks interesting to me. MR Sun shine looks alright. I really liked that last show that Matthew Perry was in.
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May 21, 2010
Mr Sunshine and Off the Map.
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May 20, 2010
"No Ordinary Family" looks interesting. Other shows are... Well in "Off the Map" is Caroline Dhavernas, who was great in "Wonderfalls", but doctor show? Really, how many we need those hot-doctor-on-doctor shows.
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May 20, 2010
No ordinary family looks good, I hope its a bit more dramatic instead of a comedy. The scene where Michael Chiklis jumps from the rooftop is obviously a parody of Heroes (Peter jumping in the pilot).

I'm also looking forward to Detroit 187. I recently finished watching The Wire and I desperatly need a good realistic cop show, plus Michael Imperioli is awesome. I do hope they criminals get to swear, since its a "documentary" they could use the bleep sound.
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May 20, 2010
No Ordinary Family!! The Incredibles come to life...Yay!!
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May 20, 2010
hmm the American version of "Blomstertid" (My Generation) why not? but would have to do something special to outshine the original. Looks the same but more charachters in it and A LOT MORE expensive. Was a low-budget drama in Sweden. And in "Blomstertid" there were only one guy playing the 3 male roles.. and OMG he crushed them roles!...
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May 20, 2010
No Ordinary Family = Heroes?
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May 20, 2010
"No Ordinary Family" and maybe "Mr. Sunshine" .. The rest looks the same..
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May 20, 2010
no ordinary family looks pretty decent. And I love anything 7 of 9, Jeri Ryan is in.
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May 20, 2010
At least Allison Janney is going to be great in Matthew Perry's vehicle which is good for her, not so good for him and terrible for me because I'll have to endure his ridiculous acting and grimacing during their scenes together.

Could Shonda Rhimes quit tv (or whatever she's doing because that barely qualifies as tv anymore)?

A fake cop show documentary? Hard to believe this is the network that created Ugly Betty or Pushing Daisies... I guess conventional is back then.

A super super (so super we had to be told twice in the trailer) doctor turned 'most unconventional medical examiner'? lmao! Seriously?

A sitcom? Are we back in the 1980ies? Networks are still creating new sitcoms? Can we let that old one die a natural and permanent death?

Oh look! The worst actor in Flashforward got his own tv show! Fantastic! One less thing to watch.

My Generation could be interesting if they get over the gimmicky format and work on making their characters more than the failure of their highschool cliche.

The Incredibles as a live action show with Michael Chiklis? Why do I want to break my tv, right now?
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May 20, 2010
Detroit 187 and No Ordinary Family
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May 19, 2010
mr sunshine better together no ordinary family happy endings and my generation look interesting
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May 19, 2010
I hope Ghost Whisperer ends up on ABC
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May 19, 2010
No Ordinary Family (aka The Incredibles as a live-action show) looks like it could be something provided it's more like Smallville and less like Heroes. Unfortunately, it's on against NCIS so I can't say I'll watch it.
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May 19, 2010
im gonna check out..no ordinary family, my generation, happy endings, and mr sunshine!
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May 19, 2010
I saw all the trailers at abc.com which makes more of them interesting then the clips above.
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May 19, 2010
The only one that looks decent is Mr. Sunshine. The rest looks terrible. I almost threw up on my keyboard after seeing the trailer for Off The Map. Please Shonda Rhimes...no...more...
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May 19, 2010
I will give every new show a chance, but be warned, the channel changer is in my hand and ready to go off at a moment's notice, and I'm not afraid to use it!! And when I go, I don't come back!!
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May 19, 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mDukZLfuz0 --> NO ORDINARY FAMILY
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May 19, 2010
Tim, Here's the link for NO ORDINARY FAMILY. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mDukZLfuz0 Greg Berlanti writes and directs?
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May 19, 2010
Seriously? For THIS they kill FlashForward? *boggles*
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May 19, 2010
I'll check out Mr Sunshine for Matthew Perry, and Detroit 187 for Michael Imperioli. But that's IT. Fox's lineup is a lot better than that
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May 19, 2010
wow more unimaginable dribble! They can afford to churn these crappy looking shows out, but they cant keep shows like LIFE, Flashforward etc on the air!

Who runs these networks???? Monkeys behind a glass wall flinging poo at random choices!!! These idiots need to stop ruining TV!!!
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May 19, 2010
Matthew Perry and Allison Janney teaming up-
this is like a dream come true for me. Throw in some bradley whitford and rob lowe cameos... You know Timothy Busfield is going to have a role... I've been waiting for Matthew Perry comedy since Studio 60 was canceled- worst decision ever- and I'm really excited for this series.
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May 19, 2010
Wow, relationship-drama and crime stuff. Awesome.

Really groundbreaking new shows.
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May 19, 2010
Mr. Sunshine, obviously, if written well. Ditto for My Generation. The rest have nothing new and no special chemistry we haven't seen before. I like Morrow so maybe Whole Truth.
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May 19, 2010
The Whole Truth - he has a beard and a ball => a wacky maverick who is just too dedicated to find time to shave - No thanQ very much. Girl from Privileged - NTQ either. But Mr Sunshine, Elisha and Jaime - on the to watch list.
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