Delaney, Imperioli, Hill, Donovan, Richardson to Star in ABC Fall Season

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ABC announced its 2010-2011 season schedule May 18, according to tvguide.com. Highlights of both the fall and mid-season shows that feature familiar theatre names follows.

"No Ordinary Family," which is scheduled to air in the fall on Tuesdays at 8 PM ET, stars Michael Chiklis ("The Shield") and Julie Benz ("Dexter") as a couple who discover they have superpowers when their plane crashes in the Amazon. Tate Donovan ("Damages"), who has appeared on New York stages in Lobby Hero, Amy's View and The American Plan, also stars, along with Romany Malco ("Weeds") and Autumn Reeser ("The O.C.," "Entourage").

After the "Dancing with the Stars" results show at 9 PM, the Tuesday schedule will continue at 10 PM ET with "Detroit 1-8-7," a cop drama that teams Emmy winner Michael Imperioli ("The Sopranos"), as a grizzled veteran of the Detroit police force, with a rookie played by recent Tony nominee Jon Michael Hill (Superior Donuts).

"The Whole Truth," airing Wednesdays at 10 PM after "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town," stars Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck") and Rob Morrow ("Numb3ers," "Northern Exposure") as the New York State District Attorney's deputy bureau chief and a criminal attorney, respectively, in a look at legal cases from both the defense and prosecution perspectives. Richardson has appeared in New York in Madame Melville and in London in Lady Windermere's Fan and Steel Magnolias.

Kelli Garner (Dog Sees God) is one of the cast members of "My Generation," airing Thursdays at 8 PM as the lead-in to "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice." The drama looks at a group of former Texas high school students ten years after they filmed a documentary together.

Two-time Emmy Award winner Dana Delaney ("China Beach," "Desperate Housewives") will star in "Body of Proof," a medical-crime drama airing Fridays at 9 PM ET after the new reality series "Secret Millionaire." Delaney, whose stage credits include Dinner with Friends and Translations, will play a brilliant surgeon forced by a car crash to become a medical examiner and help solve murders. Jeri Ryan ("Star Trek: Voyager") and Geoffrey Arend (Mother Courage and Her Children) also star. Shows on the mid-season schedule include "Mr. Sunshine," a sitcom starring Matthew Perry ("Friends") as a sportscaster nearing 40 and co-starring Emmy winner and Tony nominee Allison Janney ("The West Wing," 9 to 5). "Off the Map," another medical drama from "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" creator Shonda Rhimes, is also scheduled. Mamie Gummer (Les Liasons Dangereuses, Classic Stage Company's upcoming The Three Sisters), Caroline Dhavernas and Enrique Murciano will play three troubled doctors who leave America to work in a jungle clinic.

For more information, visit abc.com.

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