Networks Bring Back Familiar Stars For Fall TV Season

Networks Bring Back Familiar Stars For Fall TV Season

Get ready for an onslaught of new TV shows with some old familiar faces. Look who's back—Felicity's Keri Russell—and she's starring in a new Fox sitcom Running Wilde with Will Arnett.

Russell is just one of the many familiar faces returning to your TV sets this fall. On NBC, Mad About You's Paul Reiser plays himself on the Paul Reiser Show, about a former sitcom star struggling to re-start his career.

Jesse Metcalfe, the hunky teenaged gardener in Desperate Housewives, is now a U.S. Marshal in The Chase.

Metcalfe said his show has "a lot of action, great character development, a bit of comedy."

And check out who else is back: Jimmy Smits is a grey-haired Supreme Court justice who resigns and turns crime fighter in Outlaw.

Oscar®-winner Kathy Bates will play a tough-talking lawyer in Harry's Law.

And in a surprise move, Americal Idol's results show will be cut in half from one hour to half an hour, possibly due to the show's recent slip in the ratings.