ABC has seemingly made its decision on some of the new pilots to air later this fall, and there is a rather eclectic mix — from comedies starring country stars to supernatural dramas, there is a little bit of everything to like here.
For now, here are the confirmed shows coming up for the 2012-13 season:
“Nashville” – Featuring Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights,” “American Horror Story”), this drama is about the country music industry. Hayden Panettiere also stars as an up-and-coming artist.
“Malibu Country” – This “Reba,” but in Malibu. Reba McEntire stars as a woman who moves her family to Malibu from Nashville after her husband cheats on her — from there, she will try to keep her singing career afloat. (Yes, this reminds us of a more sophisticated “Beverly Hillbillies” — though with less money.)
“666 Park Avenue” – This ambitious show stars Terry O’Quinn (“Lost”) and Vanessa Williams (“Desperate Housewives”) as people associated with an incredibly creepy residence in New York City. Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor (“Charlie’s Angels”) also star.
“Last Resort” – From Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”), this drama revolves around the members of a submarine crew who basically end up forming a nuclear nation. Andre Braugher (“Men of a Certain Age”) stars, and “Glee’s” Max Adler guest-stars in the pilot.
“How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life” – We hope this title becomes shorter, but the comedy features Sarah Chalke as a single mom who (natch) moves in with her parents.
“Red Widow” – A drama starring Radha Mitchell as a woman who is forced to become an assassin after the death of her husband.
“Family Tools” – The next attempt from Kyle Bornheimer to have a successful comedy, this time about a man who tries to take over his father’s handyman business.
“Zero Hour” – Anthony Edwards (“ER”) returns to TV playing an editor who somehow gets himself wrapped up in a massive conspiracy.
“Neighbors” – This may be the funniest idea for a show on the entire network this year — a family that moves into a New Jersey community, only to later figure out that many of their neighbors may be aliens.
What show do you think is the most promising here?