The Upfronts: FOX
Returning: 24, American Dad, American Idol, America's Most Wanted: America Strikes Back, Bones, Cops, Family Guy, House, King of the Hill, The Loop, MADtv, Nanny 911, The O.C., Prison Break, The Simpsons, Trading Spouses: Meet your new Mommy, The War at Home.
Out: Arrested Development, The Bernie Mac Show, Free Ride, Killer Instinct, Kitchen Confidential, Malcolm in the Middle, Reunion, Skating with Celebrities, Stacked, That '70s Show, Unan1mous
New: Vanished, Standoff, Justice, 'Til Death, Happy Hour, Talk Show with Spike Feresten, Duets, The Wedding Album, The Winner, On the Lot.
Descriptions of new shows below.
Vanished: The wife of a prominent Georgia senator is missing and it turns out there's a lot more to her than anybody knew. Told from three views: the FBI agent, a reporter, and her family. Created by Scott Berman (CSI), and stars Joanne Kelly, John Allen Nelson, Gale Harold, Rebecca Gayheart, Ming-Na.
Standoff: A pair of hostage negotiators struggle with the stress of their job and the frustrations of their budding relationship, which they're attempting to keep secret until one of them reveals it to the entire world during a hostage standoff. Stars Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt, as well as Gina Torres (Firefly) and Raquel Alessi.
Justice: A team of defense lawyers takes high-profile cases. They're a "dream team" but they also do a lot of television appearances. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Victor Garber (Alias), Kerr Smith (Charmed, Dawson's Creek), Eamonn Walker (Oz), and Rebecca Mader.
The Wedding Album: A popular wedding photographer has declared himself a bachelor-- until he hires a sexy new assistant. Stars Bruno Campos (Nip/Tuck, ER), Tara Summers, Eva Pigford (America's Top Model), and Jayce Bartok.
'Til Death: A comedy about two couples in different stages of their relationships. Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Joely Fisher (Ellen) play a couple that has been married for 23 years. Kat Foster (Law & Order) and Eddie Kaye Thomas (Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle) play a newlywed couple who live next door.
Happy Hour: A straight shooter is talked into moving to Chicago with his girlfriend, where she promptly dumps him, he gets fired, and loses his apartment. The comedy is about him learning to live the single life in Chicago with his new roommate, a modern-day Dean Martin, all while watching his ex-best friend sweep his ex-girlfriend off her feet. Stars John Sloan, Brooke D'Orsay, Lex Medlin (Still Standing), Nat Faxon (Joey), Jenny Denbo.
The Winner: A comedy produced by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and starring The Daily Show's Rob Corddry as a successful 43-year old who looks back fondly on his early 30s when he was a slacker and living with his parents. Although FOX has picked up this show, it is not yet on the schedule.
Duets: Simon Cowell strikes again. He's producing a reality contest where professional singers pair with amateurs to sing duets and win money for charity. Of course, viewers get to vote by phone.
Talk Show with Spike Feresten: A different spin on your usual late-night comedy show. It's a scripted comedy masquerading as a talk show where guests will sometimes perform the opening monologue and will appear in sketches. Stars Emmy-winning writer Spike Feresten (Seinfeld, Letterman).
On the Lot: A Mark Burnett/Steven Spielberg reality show where aspiring filmmakers will compete for a studio development deal. On the schedule next spring.
[Via The Futon Critic]