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The Nine

The Nine Drama Premise: Nine people deal with the aftereffects of being held hostage during a bank robbery. First Impressions: We've liked this idea -- what happens to nine people's lives after they experience a trauma -- since we first heard about it early on in pilot season. The execution looks pretty strong too. The setup should provide a wealth of story-telling possibilities, and creators K.J. and Hank Steinberg appear to have taken some time defining their characters. Eager to see the full pilot. Stars: Chi McBride ("Boston Public," "Killer Instinct"), Scott Wolf ("Everwood"), Kim Raver ("24"), Tim Daly ("Wings," "Eyes"), John Billingsley ("Star Trek: Enterprise"), Camille Guaty ("Prison Break"), Owain Yeoman ("Troy"), Dana Davis ("Veronica Mars"), Lourdes Benedicto ("24") Studio: Warner Bros. TV, Sunset Road Productions Producers: Hank Steinberg ("Without a Trace"), K.J. Steinberg ("Judging Amy"), Alex Graves View Video See More 'The Nine' PhotosPhoto courtesy of ABC.