Grab your remote and rev up the DVR. We'll soon be swimming in a virtual ocean of new TV shows. What follows is a night-by-night breakdown to help you determine what is and isn't see-worthy.


'The Walking Dead' (10 p.m., AMC, Oct. 31)

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Comic book-inspired saga chronicles life in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. Bottom line: The pilot was unavailable for review, but we're dying to see it.


'Chase' (10 p.m., NBC, Sept. 20)

Even in her cowboy boots, a spunky, twangy-voiced U.S. Marshal (Kelli Giddish) runs down the outlaws. Bottom line: Giddish gets our hearts racing, but we don't quite get the thrill of this chase.

'Hawaii Five-0'

(10 p.m., CBS, Sept. 20)

A high-octane reboot of the 1970s crime series, featuring Alex O'Loughlin, right, as the island's Big Kahuna, Steve McGarrett. Bottom line: Lots of crazy stunts, hot bods and gorgeous scenery make for escapist thrills. Book it, Danno.


'Raising Hope' (9 p.m., Fox, Sept. 21)

A young slacker (Lucas Neff) has a chance encounter with a wanted felon and is left to raise their child when she makes a trip to death row. Bottom line: Has the white-trash screwball tone of "My Name Is Earl," but is less funny and more hideous.

'Running Wilde' (9:30 p.m., Fox, Sept. 21)

A disjointed comedy about an immature playboy (Will Arnett) trying desperately to win (or buy) the heart of his childhood sweetheart (Keri Russell). Bottom line: We're not wild about it.

'Detroit 1-8-7'

(10 p.m., ABC, Sept. 21)

Break out the body bags. Homicide cops hunt down killers in the Motor City. Bottom line: Problems with pilot led to reshooting. Could be DOA.

'No Ordinary Family'

(8 p.m., ABC, Sept. 28)

A fantastical drama featuring Michael Chiklis as the leader of a clan that possesses amazing superpowers. Bottom line: "The Incredibles" did it better.



(9 p.m. Wednesdays, The CW)

A young, hip pre-law student (Aly Michalka) loses her scholarship and reluctantly joins the cheerleading squad to stay in school. Bottom line: We'll let out a cheer when it's canceled.

'Terriers' (10 p.m. Wednesdays, FX)

An immature ex-cop (Donal Logue) teams with a reformed thief (Michael Raymond-James) to run an unlicensed private investigation business. Bottom line: These mutts aren't the best in show. See review, E3.

'Outlaw' (10 p.m., NBC, Sept. 15)

Jimmy Smits plays a Supreme Court justice who suddenly resigns when he realizes the system is flawed. Now, he's out to represent the "little guy." Bottom line: Slack writing and hokey twists have us declaring, "disorder in the court!"

'Undercovers' (8 p.m., NBC, Sept. 22)

Married former spies (Boris Kodjoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw) get back in the game, adding spice to their romantic life in the process. Bottom line: The leads are incredibly gorgeous and engaging, and the concept has promise. But the uneven pilot has us concerned.

'Better With You' (8:30 p.m., ABC, Sept. 22)

Two sisters (Jennifer Finnigan, Joanna Garcia) have very different relationships with the men in their lives. Bottom line: It would have been better with more laughs.

'The Whole Truth'

(10 p.m., ABC, Sept. 22)

A legal drama starring Rob Morrow and Maura Tierney that examines a case from both the defense and prosecution's perspectives. Bottom line: The jury is out as the pilot was being reshot.

'The Defenders'

(10 p.m., CBS, Sept. 22)

A comedic drama featuring Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell as best pals and partners in a Las Vegas law firm. Bottom line: There's really no defense for this dopey offering.

'Law & Order: Los Angeles'

(10 p.m., NBC, Sept. 29)

The venerable crime franchise jumps coasts and spawns another spin-off. Skeet Ulrich, Terrence Howard and Alfred Molina are among the cast. Bottom line: The pilot was unavailable for review, but you know the formula.


'My Generation' (8 p.m., ABC, Sept. 23)

Ten years after being tailed by a documentary crew, former high school classmates are revisited. And guess what? They've changed! Bottom line: Our hunch is that we won't be talking about "My Generation" for long.

'$#*! My Dad Says'

(8:30 p.m., CBS, Sept. 23)

A comedy based on a popular Twitter feed has a caustic father (William Shatner) spewing politically incorrect diatribes. Bottom line: How tweet it isn't. Turns out 140-character outbursts work a lot better online than on TV.

'Outsourced' (9:30 p.m., NBC, Sept. 23)

An American (Ben Rappaport) moves to India to run a call center for a novelty company. Bottom line: We love the fresh setting and fresh faces, but the show could get old fast if it doesn't offer more than culture-clash jokes.


'Secret Millionaire' (8 p.m., ABC, TBA)

A reality series follows wealthy people as they go undercover in some of America's most impoverished neighborhoods to help those in need. Bottom line: It's a show with a big heart, but can it produce big ratings?

'School Pride' (8 p.m., NBC, Oct. 15)

Cheryl Hines hosts a reality series that focuses on communities coming together to renovate their aging and broken public schools. Bottom line: Pilot unavailable for review.

'Body of Proof' (9 p.m., ABC, TBA)

A medical examiner (Dana Delany) helps to solve murders in Philadelphia. Bottom line: Delany, as usual, shines. Could become a solid procedural.

'Blue Bloods' (10 p.m., CBS, Sept. 24)

Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg headline a multigenerational clan of New York cops. Bottom line: It's an intriguing blend of family drama and crime show. Plus, Selleck still has the best mustache in prime time.


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