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What to Watch This Fall - The Best New Fall Television Dramas


Navigating your way through all of the new television series can get a bit confusing. Find out which new fall dramas we think are the best bets to watch this fall.

'The Event' (NBC)

The Event Cast
Photo by: Joseph Viles/NBC

What is The Event? I have no idea, but NBC certainly has done a bang-up job of peaking our interest in what appears to be a thrilling ride viewers may not want to get off each week. It's about time NBC!

Premise: Jason Ritter stars as Sean Walker in this high-octane drama about an "Everyman" searching for his missing fiancée, whose disappearance leads Walker to uncover one of the biggest cover-ups in U.S. history.

'Nikita' (The CW)

Maggie Q as Nikita
Photo Credit: Jan Thijs/The CW © 2010 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

As a fan of the original series La Femme Nikita, I was as distraught as the rest of the die hard fans when I learned that the CW was bringing the popular '90s series back to television in a reimagined action adventure -- but after watching the series premiere, imagine my surprise when I found myself completely glued to the tube and eagerly anticipating the next new episode.

Premise: A young woman is framed for murder, sentenced to death, and then forced to become an assassin for a covert branch of the government called Division after they fake her execution. When she realizes that she has been betrayed by everyone she thought she could trust, Nikita goes AWOL and goes on a mission to save future victims and expose this covert operation.

'Hawaii Five-0' (CBS)

Hawaii 5-0 Cast
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Yet another reboot is coming to a TV near you this fall and we couldn't be more excited to see Alex O'Loughlin and Daniel Dae Kim return in this fun, action-packed crime drama.

Premise: "Book'em Danno." The classic '70s series heads back to the small screen in this remake about a group of cops who are asked invited to join a federalized task force to keep the shores of Hawaii safe from those seedy criminals. At the request of the Governor, Detective Steve McGarrett hand picks his team and heads up the unit under "his rules, her backing, no red tape and full blanket immunity to hunt down the biggest "game" in town."

'Lone Star' (Fox)

©2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Joe Viles/FOX

For several years, networks have tried creating a successful primetime soap back into our living rooms, yet only a couple shows have survived. It's sexy, smart and completely addicting -- Lone Star may be exactly what we've been looking for all these years.

Premise: In Houston, Texas, Bob Allen is married to Cat, whose father Clint is the patriarch of one of the richest oil families in the country. He plans to position himself high enough in the oil company so he can one day clean them out. In Midland, Texas, Robert Allen has a girlfriend named Lindsay and spends his time bilking investors out of their hard-earned cash. Bob and Robert happen to be the same man, living two lives -- which are coming dangerously close to colliding.

'No Ordinary Family' (ABC)

No Ordinary Family Cast Photo
Photo Credit: Bob D'Amico © 2010 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

With Heroes gone, viewers needed another group of people with extraordinary abilities and this new drama brings much more than a sci-fi element to the table, it's about a family finding their way back to each other as they adjust to their new lifestyle. A terrific drama to watch with the whole family.

Premise: The Powell's are in an emotional rut, and in an effort to revive his family Jim Powell takes his family on vacation, but their plane crashes into the Amazon River. When strange things start happening, each family member comes to the realization that they all now possess superpowers, and they must figure out how best to utilize their abilities while trying to keep the appearance of being normal.

'Undercovers' (NBC)

Photo by: Frank Ockenfels/NBC

Television mastermind J.J. Abrams brings his special brand of magic back to the small screen with this new spy drama. Viewers will be magnetically drawn in by the gorgeous stars of the series and blown away by the exciting events that unfold each week.

Premise: Steven and Samantha Bloom appear to be your average married couple, but little do their friends and neighbors know that they are actually retired CIA agents. When their former colleague and good friend Nash goes missing while on assignment, the two are forced back into the spy game and tasked with locating Nash. During their mission, Samantha and Steven realize that the excitement that comes from being spies might just be exactly what they need to repair their dull marriage.

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