When ABC gives its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York on Tuesday, it will have a lot of new material to work with.
On Friday, the network made a flurry of interesting pickups and no-brain cancellations, giving notice that it will essentially make over its entire schedule this fall. The news indicates that ABC will set off in a bold direction after what has been a largely disappointing season.
Here are the 12 new series that have been ordered for 2011-2012:
"Last Man Standing"
Tim Allen returns to ABC with this multicamera throwback sitcom about a man who feels threatened by a world increasingly dominated by women.
The single-camera sitcom formerly known as "Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23" is about a Midwestern woman living with a horrible roommate. James Van Der Beek of "Dawson's Creek" fame plays himself.
"Good Christian Belles"
Another series that will have the word "bitch" excised from its title, the rechristened "Good Christian Belles" is a Darren Star soap set in an uppity Dallas enclave.
Minka Kelly heads the trio of titular hotties in a modern take on the ABC classic, which is now set in Miami. Robert Wagner ("Hart to Hart") returns to the network as the voice of Charlie, an off-screen role originally played by the late John Forsythe.
This "Mad Men"-inspired drama is set in the glamorous Jet Age of the 1960s, where sexy stewardesses -- including TV series newcomer Christina Ricci -- work hard, play hard and, sometimes, do a little spy work for the government.
A wronged woman plots to make life hell for a well-to-do community in the Hamptons in this primetime soap.
"Once Upon a Time"
Ginnifer Goodwin stars as Snow White in this genre-busting drama set in a town where fairy tales may be real.
Shonda Rhimes ("Grey's Anatomy") helms this drama that follows a professional "fixer" -- i.e. a crisis management consultant -- as she helps out various luminaries through moments of extreme public duress.
This horror drama, from the writer-director of "Paranormal Activity," follows a crew searching the Amazon for a missing adventurer.
"Bosom Buddies" redux: Two men dress as women in order to land jobs as pharmaceutical reps.
What does it mean to be a man in the world today? This single-camera comedy from Chris Moynihan ("Coupling") purports to know.
A New Yorker moves to a disturbingly bland suburban community and the jokes ensue.
To make room on the schedule for these shows -- as well as the renewed "Body of Proof" and "Happy Endings" -- ABC will bid adieu to the following series: "V," "Detroit 1-8-7," "Brothers and Sisters," "Off the Map," "No Ordinary Family" and "Mr. Sunshine."