by Zoey Whitmeyer
The Beautiful Life
The Beautiful Life is a new teen drama series on the CW starring Mischa Barton, Sara Paxton, Elle Macpherson and Corbin Bleu. Producer Ashton Kutcher has created a show that focuses on a group of models living together in a co-ed building. Much like Gossip Girl, this show will feature gossip, drama and new fashion trends. According to the New York Daily News, the fashion industry has been portrayed in a poor light through reality shows; this fictional show hopes to straighten out some of the portrayals.
Premiere: Wednesday Sept. 16 at 9 p.m. on the CW
The new mystery series Flash Forward is premised on a global event that causes everyone in the world to black out for two minutes and 17 seconds. While unconscious, each person witnesses a glimpse of his or her life six months from now. All “flash forwards” are at the exact same time—April 29 at 10 p.m. in Los Angeles, April 30 at 6 a.m. in London, etc. The show is said to be similar to Lost, but the focus is mostly on relationships and how various people handle their brief glimpse into the future.
Premiere: Thursday Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. on ABC
Community is a comedy series on NBC slated to follow The Office on Thursday nights. The show focuses on Greendale Community College students who band together in a study group. The leader of the study group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale of Talk Soup), a former lawyer with a revoked license. Jeff is the glue that holds the group together and helps the band of middle-aged misfits learn more about themselves than about their classes. The show stars comedy legend Chevy Chase, Alison Brie (Mad Men) and Donald Glover (30 Rock).
Premiere: Thursday Sept. 17 at 9:30 p.m. on NBC
The new comedy series Glee briefly premiered May 19 following the final episode of American Idol. According to FOX, the producers hoped that the early premiere in the spring would promote a greater fan base for the fall season. The series portrays a high school teacher, Will Schuester, as he tries to transform the school’s glee club into a national choir team. The school and Will’s wife doubt his ability to change the group of misfits, but he challenges himself and the team. The show will feature various musical numbers, including classics and current pop hits.Premiere: Wednesday Sept. 9 at 9 p.m. on Fox