More women for fall TV season

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It's not just the summer cable shows that showcase women in leading roles. They're also starring in these 2007-08 series:

"Bionic Woman" (NBC): After an accident, Jaime Sommers (Michelle Ryan) is put back together with new technology and pressed into service as a government agent. (Premieres 9 p.m. Sept. 26.)

"Canterbury's Law" (Fox): A gutsy attorney (Julianna Margulies) defends her clients while grieving the disappearance of her child. (Premieres at midseason.)

"Cashmere Mafia" (ABC): Four business women (Lucy Liu, Frances O'Connor, Miranda Otto, Bonnie Somerville) navigate life in New York as they try to balance their work and love lives. (Premieres 9 p.m. Nov. 27.)

"Lipstick Jungle" (NBC): Three high-powered New York friends (Kim Raver, Brooke Shields, Lindsay Price) stick together in this series based on the Candace Bushnell novel. (Premieres at midseason.)

"In Plain Sight" (USA Network): A U.S. marshal (Mary McCormack) relocates federal witnesses while dealing with her dysfunctional family. (Premieres in 2008.)

"The Return of Jezebel James" (Fox): A career woman (Parker Posey), who is unable to conceive, asks her sister (Lauren Ambrose) to carry a child to term for her. (Premieres at midseason.)

"The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (Fox): Lena Headey steps into the role created by Linda Hamilton, protecting son John (Thomas Dekker) from murderous robots of the future. (Premieres at midseason.)

"Samantha Who?" (ABC): When a woman (Christina Applegate) suffers an injury that gives her amnesia, she comically comes to discover her old self was not a very nice person. (Premieres 9:30 p.m. Oct. 15.)

"Women's Murder Club" (ABC): Based on the James Patterson novels, a San Francisco homicide inspector (Angie Harmon), medical examiner (Paula Newsome), assistant district attorney (Laura Harris) and crime reporter (Aubrey Dollar) pool their knowledge of murder cases to solve the crime. (Premieres 9 p.m. Oct. 12.)


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