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New 2009-10 TV Dramas

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After a tumultuous television season, the networks have prepared an intriguing slate of brand new dramas to keep us entertained all season long. Who will be the next big water cooler show? Stay tuned....

ABC - 'Eastwick'

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Based on the novel by John Updike and inspired by the popular movie The Witches of Eastwick, this series follows three very different women who find they suddenly possess very unique powers when a mysterious (and very handsome) man arrives in their small New England town.

Cast: Rebecca Romijn as Roxie Torcoletti, Lindsay Price as Joanna Frankel, Jamie Ray Newman as Kat Gardener, Paul Gross as Darryl Van Horne, Sara Rue as Penny, Veronica Cartwright as Bun, Johann Urb as Will, Jon Bernthal as Raymond and Ashley Benson as Mia.

ABC - 'Flash Forward'

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Based on the sci-fi novel by Robert J. Sawyer, this series follows the repercussions of a cataclysmic event that knocks out the entire population of the world for two minutes and 17 seconds at the same time, allowing everyone to see several months into their own futures. The main focus will be on a group of characters determined to figure out how and why this unprecedented event took place and how they might be able to change their unsettling futures.

Cast: Joseph Fiennes as Mark Benford, John Cho as Demetri Noh, Jack Davenport as Lloyd Simcoe, Sonya Walger as Olivia Benford, Courtney B. Vance as Stan Wedeck, Brian O'Byrne as Aaron Stark, Christine Woods as Janis Hawk, Zachary Knighton as Bryce Varley and Peyton List as Nicole.

ABC - 'The Forgotten'

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Jerry Bruckheimer brings his special brand of intrigue to ABC with this crime drama about a group of ambitious amateurs who take on cases that involve unidentified victims in an effort to both give the victim their identity back and then solve the case.

Cast: Christian Slater as Alex, Reiko Aylesworth as Linda, Michelle Borth as Candace, Bob Stephenson as Walter, Anthony Carrigan as Tyler and Rochelle Aytes as Detective Grace Russell.

ABC - 'Happy Town' (Midseason)

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Following a string of unsolved kidnappings 7 years ago, the residents of Haplin, Minnesota have lived a peaceful existence for years. They are rocked to the core when a crime takes place for the first time in 7 years. Secrets will soon be exposed and lives ruined as the mysteries of this small town begin to unfold.

Cast: Geoff Stults as Tommy Conroy, Lauren German as Henley, Amy Acker as Rachel Conroy, Dean Winters as John Haplin, John Patrick Amedori as Andrew Haplin, Sarah Gadon as Georgia Bravin, Jay Paulson as Larry 'Root Beer' Rogers, Robert Wisdom as Roger Hobbes and Sam Neill as Merritt Grieves.

ABC - 'The Deep End' (Midseason)

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A swanky LA law firm recruits four newly graduated lawyers from the best law schools in the country. This group of lawyers soon realizes that they must work together as they compete against each other if they are going to survive in this crazy world. ABC's description: "Sex, greed, romance, betrayal - it's all part of being a first year associate at Sterling Law."

Cast: Matt Long as Dylan Hewitt, Ben Lawson as Liam Priory, Tina Majorino as Addy Fisher, Norbert Leo Butz as Rowdy Kaiser, Leah Pipes as Beth Bancroft, Billy Zane as Cliff Huddle, Sherri Saum as Susan Oppenheim and Clancy Brown as Hart Sterling.

ABC - 'V' (Midseason)

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An alien race who call themselves "The Visitors" come to earth and appear to want peace, but they may be hiding a truly horrifying agenda. Are they planning to take over our planet, or are their intentions on the level? Will the human race have the resources to fight these creatures?

Cast: Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans, Morris Chestnut as Ryan Nichols, Joel Gretsch as Father Jack Landry, Lourdes Benedicto as Valerie Stevens, Logan Huffman as Tyler Evans, Laura Vandervoort as Lisa, with Morena Baccarin as Anna and Scott Wolf as Chad Decker.

CBS - 'NCIS: Los Angeles'

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This series centers around the hazardous world of undercover surveillance at the Office of Special Projects (OSP), a division of NCIS. Armed with the latest high tech gadgets, a group of highly trained operatives will go deep undercover in order to capture the nation's most dangerous criminals.

Cast: Chris O'Donnell as Agent "G" Callen, LL COOL J as Special Agent Sam Hanna, Louise Lombard as Special Agent Lara Macy, Daniela Ruah as Special Agent Kensi Lo, and Peter Cambor as Operational Psychologist Nate Getz.

CBS - 'The Good Wife'

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After being publicly humiliated by her husband's sexual and political scandal, Alicia Florrick tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered life by returning to her former career as a defense attorney. She lands a position as a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, but soon learns that she will have to battle with other 20-something recruits to land the one and only full-time associate position.

Cast: Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, Chris Noth as Peter Florrick, Josh Charles as Will Gardner, Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, Matt Czuchry as Cary, Archie Panjabi as Kalinda, Graham Phillips as Zach Florrick and Makenzie Vega as Grace Florrick.

CBS - 'Three Rivers'

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This medical drama delves into the emotionally charged lives of an organ transplant team at the preeminent transplant hospital. Each surgeon has their own complex personal and professional set of issues, but they never fail to put their patient's well being ahead of their own as they work together to play god, no matter what the cost.

Cast: Alex O'Loughlin as Dr. Andy Yablonski, Katherine Moennig as Dr. Miranda Foster, Daniel Henney as Dr. David Lee, Christopher J. Hanke as Ryan Abbott, Julia Ormond as Dr. Sophia Jordan, and Justina Machado as Pam Acosta.

Fox - 'Human Target' (Midseason)

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The DC Comics graphic novel comes to life with this exciting new series about Christopher Chance, a private contractor/security guard who has dedicated his life to saving the lives of his clients. Chance is not your average security guard - he will place himself directly in the line of fire by completely integrating himself into his clients' lives. In addition to providing his unique brand of protection, Chance also uncovers the story behind each mission. What could possibly motivate someone to become a human target? The mystery behind that loaded question will slowly unravel as the series unfolds each week.

Cast: Mark Valley as Christopher Chance, Jackie Earle Haley as Guerrero, and Chi McBride as Winston.

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