ABC announces fall line up

US network ABC has announced its fall line up with a batch of new comedies including Courtney Cox-fronted Cougar Town and a remake of 1980s sci fi miniseries V.

The Disney-owned broadcaster is to launch a two hour comedy block on Tuesday nights ahead of a TV adaptation of John Updike novel Eastwick.


  • Cougar Town (produced by ABC Studios): Courtney Cox-fronted comedy following a middle aged divorcee as she starts dating again. Exec produced by Scrubs’ Bill Lawrence.
  • Hank (produced by Warner Bros. Television): Kelsey Grammer stars as an unemployed ex-titan of industry making time for his kids. Exec produced by Everybody Loves Raymond’s Tucker Cawley.
  • The Middle (produced by Warner Bros Television): Patricia Heaton stars a mom in Indiana struggling to make ends meet. Exec produced by How I Met Your Mother’s Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline.
  • Modern Family (produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television): Mockumentary style comedy about a family in 2009.


  • Flash Forward (produced by ABC Studios): Already announced catastrophe series starring Joseph Fiennes, based on Robert J Sawyer’s novel and written by Batman Begins writer David S Goyer.
  • The Forgotten (produced by Warner Bros. Television): Crime series that follows dedicated team of amateurs that solve crimes. Exec produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
  • V (produced by HD Films / Warner Bros. Television): Remake of 1980s miniseries about the world’s first encounter with aliens starring Lost’s Elizabeth Mitchell.
  • Happy Town (produced by ABC Studios): Dark crime series about a town’s first crime in seven years following a series of unsolved kidnappings. Exec produced by Life on Mars exec producer Josh Appelbaum.
  • The Deep End (produced by Twentieth Century Fox): Following a series of first year law graduates as they strive to become associates.
  • Eastwick (produced by Warner Bros. Television): TV adaptation of John Updike novel about three women drawn to a mysterious man. Starring Rebecca Romijn.