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'The New Normal,' 'Guys With Kids,' 'Ben And Kate': Which Fall TV Show Is Right For You?

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There are already plenty of shows about parents and family on television -- "Up All Night," "Parenthood," "Modern Family," "Raising Hope." But in case you don't have enough on your DVR, there are several more on the way this fall.

"The New Normal," "Ben and Kate" and "Guys With Kids" make their debuts this month, and we've given you the rundown on each show in the chart below. Still not enough for you? "Call the Midwife" premieres on PBS, and "How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)" airs on ABC in 2013.

The New NormalBen and KateGuys With Kids
PremiereTuesday, September 11 at 9:30/8:30cTuesday, September 25 at 8:30/7:30cWednesday, September 26 at 8:30/7:30c
NetworkNBCFoxNBC
PremiseA gay couple (Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha) decides to start a family using a surrogate, a single mom (Georgia King) looking to turn her life aroundA free-spirited brother (Nat Faxon) moves in with his more responsible older sister (Dakota Johnson), a single mom, to help her raise her daughter (Maggie Elizabeth Jones)Three men (Zach Cregger, Anthony Anderson and Jesse Bradford), one of whom is divorced, try to "hold on to their youth, while holding onto their new babies’ hands."
Sample Line"Sweetie, you know you can't return a baby to Barneys""We're like two peas in the worst pod ever""I can't win 'cause she just says, 'He grew inside me.'"
Guest Appearance In The PilotGwyneth PaltrowLauren Anne MillerKareem Abdul Jabbar
Original TitleN/ANed Fox Is My MannyDILFs
The Good"So much heart, it feels almost old-fashioned." - David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle"There’s genuine emotional intelligence and wit to the dynamic between the titular characters, and an offbeat sensibility that keeps this from straying into overwrought or formulaic territory." - Jace Lacob, The Daily BeastJimmy Fallon, executive producer
The Bad"Lots of attention-getting jokes, but not a whole lot of funny ones" - Alan Sepinwall, HitFix"Ben and Kate felt like watching a Kate Hudson romantic comedy and FOX’s Raising Hope in one half hour, but it isn’t that smart, on either side." - An Nicholson, Cliqueclack"The storylines in the episode are as old as the sitcom itself: pissing off a wife and then making it up to her, and crashing and burning on a date, but now...it's with kids!" - Jenna Mullins, E! Online
The Adorable"I don't look old enough to be a grandmother" -Jane Forrest (Ellen Barkin) "Great grandmother" -Shania Clemmons (Bebe Wood)"Hey, Mom, good morning, what are we doing today?" -5-year-old Maddie wakes up Kate with bedheadBaby fist-bump!

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