Fall TV First Impression: Shawn Ryan's Last Resort Makes a Splash

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LAST RESORT - "Last Resort" stars Andre Braugher as Captain Marcus Chaplin, Scott Speedman as XO Sam Kendal, Daisy Betts as Lieutenant Grace Shepard, Dichen Lachman as Tani Tumrenjack, Daniel Lissing as SEAL Officer James King, Sahr Ngaujah as Mayor Julian Serrat, Camille de Pazzis as Sophie Gerard, Autumn Reeser as Kylie Sinclair, Jessy Schram as Christine Kendal, and Robert Patrick as Master Chief Joseph Prosser. "Last Resort" was written by Shawn Ryan and Karl Gajdusek, who are also executive producers along with Martin Campbell and Marney Hochman Nash. The pilot for "Last Resort" was directed by Martin Campbell. "Last Resort" is produced by Middkid Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. (ABC/CRAIG SJODIN)
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The broadcast networks have more than 20 shows debuting this fall, including a Revolution-ary drama from J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke, a fresh take on the Green Arrow and a new comedy from Friends‘ Matthew Perry. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions based on the not-for-review pilots.

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The Bones Season 7 Premiere, In Review: 'Whatever Life We Want'

BONES:  Brennan (Emily Deschanel, R) and Booth (David Boreanaz, L) adjust to their new life as an expectant couple in "The Memories in the Shallow Grave" Season Seven premiere of BONES airing Thursday, Nov. 3 (9:00-10:00 ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr:  Beth Dubber/FOX

Fox’s Bones returned from its extended summer-slash-early fall hiatus on Thursday night to unfurl its much-awaited Season 7. That the new cycle of episodes was met with great expectation is in part due to the fact that Brennan and Booth are greatly expecting the baby whose existence was announced at the close of Season 6. When it comes to showing us a “new” B&B — meaning, coworkers in love — do you think Bones delivered? READ RECAP & WEIGH IN!


In Review: Does FX's American Horror Story Have the Fright Stuff?

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: L-R: Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon, Dylan McDermott as Ben Harmon, Taissa Farmiga as Violet Harmon in AMERICAN HORROR STORY airing on FX. CR: Robert Zuckerman.

Is the American Horror Story Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are about to tell a page-turner or a stomach-churner? A bit of both? This much is certain: The new FX series, premiering tonight at 10/9c, is certainly one polarizing piece of fright fare. READ MORE


In Review: Showtime's Homeland Spies a Stirring New Take on the War Hero

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Damien Lewis as Scott Brody and Claire Danes as Carrie Anderson in Homeland (keyart) - Photo: Courtesy of SHOWTIME - Photo ID: homeland_gal_PR02_RaidCamera

Beginning immediately yet coincidentally in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, 24 for years played with the idea of new atrocities being committed on U.S. soil. And while that Fox thriller at times put an American (if not downright presidential) face on the architects of such treason, Showtime’s Homeland compellingly boils the drama down to this: What if a celebrated American war hero was in fact our country’s next big threat? What if a jihad was led by one of us? READ MORE


Two and a Half Men: Our Two and a Half Cents

Men men men men, manly men men men! (l-r) Angus T. Jones, Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer star in TWO AND A HALF MEN on the CBS Television Network.
Photo: Matt Hoyle/CBS / Warner Brothers
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Ashton Kutcher made his Two and a Half Men debut on Monday night, leaving many a viewer wondering: Can Dharma and Greg maybe stick around? READ MORE


Fall TV First Impression: Grimm Drama Ahead

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GRIMM -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r)David Giuntoli as Nick Burckhardt, Russell Hornsby as Hank Green -- Photo by: Scott Green/NBC

The networks have more than 30 shows debuting this fall. To help you prepare for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions based on the not-for-review pilots. Next on our list is.… READ MORE


Fall TV First Impression: Revenge, So Sweet?

REVENGE - Wealth, beauty and status define the people in this town, but one woman is willing to destroy everyone for the sake of revenge. "Revenge" stars Madeleine Stowe ("We Were Soldiers," "The Last of the Mohicans") as Victoria Grayson, Emily Van Camp ("Brothers & Sisters," "Everwood") as Emily Thorne, Gabriel Mann ("The Bourne Identity") as Nolan Ross, Henry Czerny ("Mission: Impossible," "Clear and Present Danger") as Conrad Grayson, Ashley Madekwe ("Secret Diary of a Call Girl") as Ashley Davenport, Nick Wechsler ("Roswell") as Jack Porter, Josh Bowman ("Prowl") as Daniel Grayson, Christa B. Allen ("13 Going on 30") as Charlotte Grayson and Connor Paolo ("Gossip Girl") as Declan Porter. "Revenge" is written and executive-produced by Mike Kelley ("Swingtown"), along with executive producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey ("Twilight"). The pilot is directed and executive-produced by Phillip Noyce ("Salt"). "Revenge" is produced by ABC Studios. (ABC/JIM BRIDGES)
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The broadcast networks have more than 30 shows debuting this fall. To help you prepare for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions based on the not-for-review pilots. Next on our list is.… READ MORE


Fall TV First Impression: Whitney's Coming

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WHITNEY -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris D'Elia as Alex Miller, Whitney Cummings as Whitney Cummings -- Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC

The broadcast networks have more than 30 shows debuting this fall. To help you prepare for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions based on the not-for-review pilots. Next on our list is.… READ MORE


Fall TV First Impression: Hart Of Dixie Serves Up Rachel Bilson, Southern Comforts

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Hart of Dixie
Pictured: Scott Porter as George, Jaime King is Lemon, Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart, Wilson Bethel as Wade, Cress Williams as Lavon.
Photo Credit: Mathieu Young/The CW
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The broadcast networks will debut more than 30 shows this fall, including Charlie’s new Angels, Spielberg’s dino-mite Terra Nova, and no less than two series set in the ’60s. To help you prep, TVLine is offering First Impressions based on the not-for-review pilots. Next up… READ MORE


Does ABC's Pan Am Enjoy a Smooth Takeoff? Our Fall TV First Impression

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PAN AM - Passion, jealousy and espionage... They do it all - and they do it at 30,000 feet. The style of the 1960s, the energy and excitement of the Jet Age and a drama full of sexy entanglements deliciously mesh in this thrilling and highly-original new series. "Pan Am" stars Christina Ricci ("Penelope") as Maggie, Kelli Garner ("Going the Distance") as Kate, Karine Vanasse ("Polytechnique") as Colette, Margot Robbie ("Neighbours") as Laura, TBD as Dean and Michael Mosley ("Justified") as Ted. Jack Orman ("ER," "Men of a Certain Age,"), Tommy Schlamme ("The West Wing," "Parenthood," "Mr. Sunshine") and Nancy Hult Ganis ("Akleeh and the Bee") are the executive producers of "Pan Am." Orman is also the writer, with Schlamme directing. "Pan Am" is produced by Jack Orman Productions, Out of the Blue Entertainment and Shoe Money Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. (ABC/PATRICK HARBRON)
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The broadcast networks have more than 30 shows debuting this fall, including Steven Spielberg’s dino-mite Terra Nova, J.J. Abrams’ Person of Interest, and a U.S. adaptation of the UK’s Prime Suspect. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions based on the not-for-review pilots. Next on our list is… READ MORE