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2009 TV Pilots Roundup

by AOL TV Staff, posted Apr 17th 2009 5:30PM
Sarah Michelle Gellar The Wonderful MaladysWith big hits like 'Grey's Anatomy' and '30 Rock' winding down for the season, we're getting a head start on all the buzz-worthy pilots every TV fan needs to know about.

And here are some hints -- small-screen vets like Kelsey Grammer, Mischa Barton and Sarah Michelle Gellar are set to return, classic hits ('Melrose Place') are getting high-profile remakes and two spin-offs could give their predecessors a run for their money.

Click through our pilots roundup to find out where each will premiere and which stars are on board ... so you can make the informed decisions about which shows you may want to save room for on your DVR.

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V casts its evil alien leader

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 9th 2009 12:02PM
Morena BaccarinIt looks like the remake of the television min-series V has cast its new evil alien leader, apparently named Anna. Former space-hooker Morena Baccarin (okay, she only played a space-hooker on the TV series Firefly) will be playing that particular role. She even bares a passing resemblance to Jane Badler, who originally played a similar role (when the character name was Diana) back in the 1980's.

Baccarin was great on Firefly. I loved the interplay between her and Nathan Fillion as Captain Reynolds. This just gives her something else to talk about when she goes around the sci fi convention circuit.

The Hollywood Reporter article also mentions a some other casting in the coming season, including Tony Hale (formerly of Arrested Development) in a new series called Cop House and Eliza Coupe an ABC remake of the British series No Heroics. So, of the three, Tony Hale is the only one not appearing in a remake. Good for him!

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ABC has a new superhero sitcom

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 11th 2009 9:08AM
abc logoABC has green-lit the pilot of an American adaptation of the British series No Heroics, a sitcom about a group of superheroes and what they do when they're not superhero-ing. If this were a movie, it would be called Mystery Men. If this were a television series a few years back, it would be called The Tick. The concept was even dealt with in Alan Moore's Top 10 comic book.

The Tick only lasted eight episodes on Fox. However, that show suffered from a detriment that No Heroics won't: it was on Fox. That particular network had a tendency at the time to quickly cancel any show it didn't understand unless that show obtained superlative ratings.

I haven't seen the British version of the show yet (which is unusual for me as I enjoy both superheroes and Brit comedy), but I'm putting it on my list. If anybody out there has seen it, please give a quick opinion in the comments.

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