Fall Nelly Telly


By Jason Lamphier

The Cho Show
Her 1994'1995 sitcom, All-American Girl, ended in personal disaster, but Margaret Cho's latest foray into television -- her own reality show -- features the now body-confident comedian playing dress-up with her 'glam squad,' producing a pop song, and crafting a sex tape -- while still managing to snag the Korean of the Year award. (VH1, premieres August 21)

Summer Heights High
The American version of this Australian mockumentary series parodies life at a public high school, profiling a skittish, effeminate drama teacher, an uppity private-school female exchange student, and a break dancing'obsessed delinquent -- all played by series creator Chris Lilley. (HBO, premieres September 5)

Do Not Disturb
Exposing the dysfunctional behind-the-scenes operations of a swank Manhattan hotel, Disturb stars Jerry O'Connell as a neurotic, imperious general manager who regularly spars with his feisty human resources director, Reno 911!'s Niecy Nash. A starving model hostess (Molly Stanton) and queeny head of housecleaning (The Class's Jesse Tyler Ferguson) up the camp quotient. (Fox, premieres September 10)

Shirts & Skins
Chronicling the lives of the members of the Rockdogs, San Francisco's formerly number 1'ranked gay basketball team, the new reality series sports sweaty tension on and off the court. John Amaechi is called in to mentor the team as it prepares for a national championship. (Logo, premieres September 15)