This Fall premiere season seems much smaller than the 2011 season.  Why?  Because 2011 was an amazing year for new television.  While there were a lot of fatalities (Pan Am, Man Up! and…what was that show, oh yeah, The Playboy Club), a lot of shows have ended up with a renewal.

The following comedies have been renewed:  Two Broke Girls (CBS), Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23 (ABC), New Girl (Fox), Suburgatory (ABC), Up All Night (NBC), and Whitney (NBC, though it is being punished to Friday night).

Drama-wise, the following has been renewed:  Hart of Dixie (CW), Person of Interest (ABC), Grimm (NBC), Once Upon A Time (ABC), Revenge (ABC- seriously?), and Touch (FOX).

I’ll be the first to admit that my predictions were WRONG.  I guess I had a lot more faith in humanity than was deserved seeing that Revenge in still on the air.  However, this big year has set us up for 2012.

This year, we have eleven new dramas, nine new comedies and interestingly enough, only one new reality show (yay humanity!!!).  So without further ado, let’s take a look at what ABC has planned for us this year:
 

666 Park Avenue
Premiere Date: Sunday, September 30 at 10 p.m.

Logline: New tenants who move into an upscale apartment building learn the building is possessed by a demonic force.

Who’s Involved? Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Eric Palladino (ER), and Terry O’Quinn (Lost)

Will I Watch? When you pitch me an idea of a demonic upscale apartment building, I say, probably not.  When you pitch me Terry O’Quinn in ANYTHING, I set my DVR immediately.  I’ll give it a shot.

Will It Last?  It has a great lead-in with Revenge (ugh, I hate writing that sentence) and Sunday nights are known to be good for ratings.  The competition with alums Homeland and The Mentalist might be stiff, but the star power and supernatural qualities of this show give it a decent chance at making it.
 

Nashville
Premiere Date: Wednesday, October 10 at 10 p.m.

Logline: An aging country star must deal with a new hot teen sensation.

Who’s Involved? Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights and American Horror Story) and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes)

Will I Watch? It doesn’t sound horrible, but definitely doesn’t grab me.  Then again, I’m from Minnesota.  But I’m sure country music fans are going to love it!

Will It Last?  Not much competition and ABC is giving it a good lead-in with its Wednesday night comedy block.  It’s a crapshoot.
 

The Neighbors
Premiere Date: Wednesday, September 26 at 8:30 p.m.

Logline: A New Jersey family moves to a community populated by Aliens.

Who’s Involved? Jami Gertz (Twister and Still Standing)

Will I Watch? No.  This sounds dumb.

Will It Last?  Happily sitting in the middle of the ABC Comedy Block it will take a power outage to get this show cancelled.
 

Last Resort
Premiere Date: Thursday, September 27 at 8 p.m.

Logline: A submarine crew goes on the run after refusing to fire nuclear missiles and finds sanctuary on a military base, declaring themselves a nation.

Who’s Involved? Andre Braugher (Homocide:  Life on the Street and Men of a Certain Age) and Scott Speedman (Felicty and Underworld)

Will I Watch? Holy crap this is a cool premise for a show!  The fact that it doesn’t have any star power almost makes it better in my book.

Will It Last?  Up at 8 p.m. and against the CBS comedy block does not give this show a good chance.
 

Malibu Country
Premiere Date: Friday, November 2 at 8:30 p.m.

Logline: Pretty much the plot of Reba, the 2001 CW show.

Who’s Involved?  Reba McEntire, do you know any other Rebas?

Will I Watch? No, I’ve already seen it.

Will It Last?  Premiering Fridays and not until November?  ABC is clearly putting all of its “country bucks” on Nashville.