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ABC Fall Line Up – Levack Rant [AUDIO]

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ABC announced their cancellations here they are.

“Brothers and Sisters”, “No Ordinary Family”, “Detroit 1-8-7″, “Off the Map”, “Better with You”, “V” and “Mr. Sunshine”.

The shows they ARE bringing back include:

“Dancing with the Stars”, “Castle”, “Body of Proof”, “The Middle”, “Modern Family”, “Happy Endings”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Private Practice”, “Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition”, “Shark Tank”, “20/20″ ,”America’s Funniest Home Videos”, “Desperate Housewives”, “Cougar Town”, “The Bachelor”, “Secret Millionaire” and “Saturday Night College Football”.

ABC revealed their plans yesterday . . . and like NBC, they’re making quite an overhaul.  They introduced 13 new shows . . . eight dramas and five comedies.   

Here’s a quick summary of ABC’s new shows

Charlie’s Angels”:  A remake of the late ’70s series.  It stars Derek Jeter’s girlfriend Minka Kelly, who was also in “Friday Night Lights”, an Australian actress named Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh from “General Hospital”.  

Good Christian Belles”:  This drama follows a woman, who was once the “mean girl” in her high school class, as she returns home after her marriage “ends in scandal.”  The cast includes:  Kristin Chenoweth, Annie Potts and Leslie Bibb.

“Missing”:  Ashley Judd plays a mother and former CIA agent whose 18-year-old son mysteriously disappears while studying in Italy.  So she flies to Europe to track him down.  It also stars Sean Bean, who played Boromir in “Lord of the Rings”.

“Once Upon a Time”:  A fantasy drama about fairy tale characters that exist in real life in a strange town called Storybrooke.  It stars Ginnifer Goodwin from “Big Love”, and Jennifer Morrison from “House”.

“Pan Am”:  A primetime soap about stewardesses that’s set in the ’60s.  The cast includes Christina Ricci.

Revenge”:  Emily VanCamp . . . from “Everwood” and “Brothers & Sisters” . . . plays a woman who returns to her old neighborhood in the Hamptons to get revenge on the people who damaged her family years before.

The River:  A mystery / thriller series about a wildlife expert and TV personality who goes missing deep in the Amazon . . . and the dangerous journey his family, friends and crew set out on to find him.

“Scandal”:  The new drama series from Shonda Rhimes, who created “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice”.  This one is NOT set in a hospital.  It’s about a professional crisis worker and her dysfunctional staff.

“Apartment 23″:  A “bizarre” sitcom about a girl struggling to make it in New York City.  It stars Krysten Ritter from “Breaking Bad” and former “Dawson’s Creek” star James Van Der Beek, who’s playing himself.

“Last Man Standing”:  This sitcom is sort of a reverse “Home Improvement”.  Instead of being a Tool Man with three sons, this time TIM ALLEN works at a sporting goods store and has three daughters.

“Man Up”:  A sitcom in which “three modern men try to get in touch with their inner tough guys and re-define what it means to be a ‘real man.’”

Suburgatory”:  A sitcom about a single father who moves from the city to the suburbs for his teenage daughter.  It stars Jeremy Sisto from “Law & Order” and Cheryl Hines from “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.

Work It:  This comedy is about two unemployed “alpha males,” who dress up as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps . . . and yeah, they pull it off.

You can hear what I think here:

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