By Tim Cuprisin Media Columnist Published Sep 15, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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If there's one network show that's getting the most buzz as the fall network TV season approaches, it's Fox's "Lone Star."

The Texas-based drama tells the story of a charismatic con artist with a wife and a mistress. It's being called a modern-day "Dallas." Fox is smarter than CBS, rather than retooling "Dallas," it just came up with a whole new show.

My eye is drawn to "Running Wilde," which is as close as Fox has come to "Arrested Development"-style goofiness, including a couple veterans of that sitcom classic.

"Cops" and "America's Most Wanted" have already had their season premieres, but here is the rest of  Fox's fall premiere schedule, (be warned that the network could change things at the last minute):

  • Monday, Sept. 20: 7 p.m., "House;" 8 p.m., "Lone Star."
  • Tuesday, Sept. 21: 7 p.m., "Glee;" 8 p.m., "Raising Hope," 8:30 p.m., "Running Wilde."
  • Wednesday, Sept. 22: 7 p.m., "Hell's Kitchen
  • Thursday, Sept. 23: 7 p.m., "Bones;" 8 p.m., "Fringe."
  • Friday, Sept. 24: 7 p.m., "Human Target;" 8 p.m., "The Good Guys."
  • Sunday, Sept. 26: 7 p.m, "The Simpsons;" 7:30, "The Cleveland Show;" 8 p.m., two-hour "Family" Guy" season premiere.
  • Sunday, Oct. 3: 8:30 p.m., "American Dad."
  • Wednesday, Nov. 10: 7 p.m., "Lie to Me."

A Fox show to watch: If you're a fan of "Arrested Development," or just a fan of lovely Keri Russell, you'll want to check out "Running Wilde."

Here's a sample of the comedy:

And then there's the CW: The number five broadcast network has already launched most of its schedule, including "America's Next Top Model," "Hellcats," "The Vampire Diaries," "Nikita," "90210," "Gossip Girl" and "One Tree Hill."

Still to come are the season premieres of "Smallville" and "Supernatural," on Friday, Sept. 24, starting at 7 p.m. on Channel 18.

Tim Cuprisin Media Columnist

Tim Cuprisin is the media columnist for He's been a journalist for 30 years, starting in 1979 as a police reporter at the old City News Bureau of Chicago, a legendary wire service that's the reputed source of the journalistic maxim "if your mother says she loves you, check it out." He spent a couple years in the mean streets of his native Chicago, and then moved on to the Green Bay Press-Gazette and USA Today, before coming to the Milwaukee Journal in 1986.

A general assignment reporter, Cuprisin traveled Eastern Europe on several projects, starting with a look at Poland after five years of martial law, and a tour of six countries in the region after the Berlin Wall opened and Communism fell. He spent six weeks traversing the lands of the former Yugoslavia in 1994, linking Milwaukee Serbs, Croats and Bosnians with their war-torn homeland.

In the fall of 1994, a lifetime of serious television viewing earned him a daily column in the Milwaukee Journal (and, later the Journal Sentinel) focusing on TV and radio. For 15 years, he has chronicled the changes rocking broadcasting, both nationally and in Milwaukee, an effort he continues at

When he's not watching TV, Cuprisin enjoys tending to his vegetable garden in the backyard of his home in Whitefish Bay, cooking and traveling.