Fall TV 2013: Check Out NBC’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

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Upfront week is upon us and news is breaking about which new shows will make it to air next fall and throughout the upcoming season. Previously, we told you about the new shows that will fill out Fox’s Fall Schedule and now it’s time to talk about the 11 new shows (5 comedies, 8 dramas) that will live on NBC next season.

A consistent ratings under-performer, NBC is aligning itself with some proven names to try and change their trajectory. Those names include former Better Off Ted showrunner Victor Fresco, Parenthood and Friday Night Lights producer Jason Katims, Michael J. Fox, Bill Lawrence, J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron for the sci-fi drama, Believe, as well as Luther creator Neil Cross for Crossbones. Is the next Revolution in here? Maybe the next Office, or another long-term performer that will help lead the way toward recovery for NBC?

To help with your quick assessments of each series, we’ve broken the shows down to give you a better idea of what you can expect. It’s creators’ vision which fuels the heart of the show; producers’ responsibility is to help shape those ideas for television audiences; pilot directors set the visual tone for the entire series and paint the picture that other directors follow.

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About a Boy (Comedy)

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Created by: Jason Katims
Producers: Jason Katims, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jane Rosenthal and Robert DeNiro
Pilot Directed by: Jon Favreau
Starring: David Walton (New Girl), Minnie Driver, Leslie Bibb and Al Madrigal

About a Boy follows the relationship between a bachelor man-child (David Walton) and the young boy (Benjamin Stockham) who moves in next door with his crazy, single mother (Minnie Driver).

About a Boy is set to air at mid-season.

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Believe (Drama)

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Created by: Alfonso Cuaron and JJ Abrams
Producers: Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men), J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (Fringe)
Starring: Jake McLaughlin (Savages), Kyle MacLachlan, Delroy Lindo and Johnny Sequoyah

An unlikely relationship develops between a young girl named Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) with a gift and a man named Tate (Jake McLaughlin) sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power.

Believe is set to air at mid-season.

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The Blacklist (Drama)

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Created by: John Eisendrath
Producers: Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, John Davis and John Fox
Starring: James Spader, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ryan Eggold and Ilfenesh Hadera

The world’s most wanted criminal mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with.  His only condition is he will only work with a newly-minted FBI agent (Megan Boone) with whom he seemingly has no connection.

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Chicago PD (Drama)

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Created by: Dick Wolf
Producers: Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Peter Jankowski, Danielle Gelber
Starring: Jason Beghe, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Kelly Blatz, Melissa Sagemiller and Jon Seda

District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two distinctly different groups: The uniformed cops who patrol the beat and deal with street crimes, and the intelligence unit, the team that combats the city’s major offenses, such as organized crime, drug trafficking and high-profile murders. Leading the intelligence team is Sgt. Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), a man not against skirting the law in the pursuit of justice. Demanding and tough, only those who can take the heat survive under Voight’s command. Take Det. Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda), for example. Despite a troubled history with his boss, Dawson has ambitions of running the unit. If that means facing off against Voight every day, he’ll persevere. From the street cops with dreams of moving up to the elite crew who are already in, “life on the job” is a daily challenge.

Chicago PD is set to air in mid-season.

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Crisis (Drama)

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Created by: Rand Ravitch
Producers: Rand Ravitch and Far Shariat
Starring: Dermot Mulroney, Max Martini, Gillian Anderson and Rachael Taylor

When Washington’s most powerful players are pulled into an international conspiracy, an unlikely puppeteer will bring everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear.

Crisis will air in mid-season.

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Crossbones (Drama)

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Created by: Neil Cross
Producers: Neil Cross, Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Ted Gold
Starring: John Malkovich

It’s 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (John Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown, part marauder’s paradise, this is a place like no other on earth, and a mounting threat to international commerce. To gain control of this fearsome society, Tom Lowe, a highly skilled undercover assassin, is sent to the pirates’ haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. But the closer Lowe gets, the more he finds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can’t help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds. But Lowe is not the only danger to Blackbeard’s rule. He is a man with many villainous rivals and one great weakness, a passionately driven woman whom he cannot deny.

Crossbones will air in mid-season.

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  1. Which one will I watch? Likely, none of them.

  2. I’ll check out The Blacklist when if it crosses the pond to blighty.

  3. Was it just me or do those sitcoms all sound about as good as a comedy based on the lives of veterinarians at an animal hospital with a monkey portraying a doctor?

    I really hope they renewed 1600 Penn and Go On, because as far as I can tell, they have nothing special here in the sitcom department.

    And “About A Boy” will probably be the first cancelled. David Walton (although I find him hilarious) hasn’t had a lot of success staring in sitcoms on NBC (Bent, Perfect Couples, 100 Questions).

    • Ha, well, you lived up to your screenname

    • Don’t know how to tell you this:

      http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nbc-cancels-go-520781

      Both 1600 Penn and Go On… gone.

      • Well, they weren’t that great of shows. I wasn’t losing any sleep over missing an episode…in fact, ‘Go On’ built up 8 or more episodes on my queue before I burned through it. I do hope that Brett Gelman gets another sitcom. He was the best part of that show. Same with Josh Gad on 1600 Penn.

        • Don’t lie, procrastinator. You’re shattered that those two shows have been cancelled

          • Well, I did spend the entire day crying while tweeting nasty comments at NBC. Why can’t Matthew Perry get over the Friends hump? Studio 60, 1 season. Mr. Sunshine…like a week. Go On, a season. Poor guy.

  4. I will probably watch The Blacklist and Crisis, as well as Crossbones. Ironside I am not sure of, as I really don’t watch too many cop show (a few sporadically), but I did like Blair Underwood in The Event, so even tho it is a different kind of character, I might give this a peek. Not high on the priority list, tho. Chicago PD maybe, but also not a big priority, as there is such an over-abundence of these shows, they get “Blah-blah-repeaticious”. I can’t quite get my head around Dracula’s new “modern” rendition (yes, I know it isn’t “modern-modern”, probably if I thought a moment I could find a better word for it; “different”?). I know it is not supposed to be modern in the usual sense of the word, but more a period piece, which often I like, and that is too bad, but this just does not seem to trip my trigger, and I normally do like well-done period horror. I am not sure about this at all, but might peek at it. Again, not high on the priority list.

  5. None of these shows pique my interest. As it stands, the only show I care about on NBC is Hannibal.

  6. Chicago Fire

    Chicago PD

    Either Chicago been given kickbacks, or New York is full of Procedural Dramas.

    I like Dick Wolf, but dang…TIME TO GIVE UP.

    • I for one am old. So always glad to see Michael J. Fox, show looks humorous, and let’s face it, he is for the most part always a hit. Back to the Future, Family Ties, and Spin City. Can’t go wrong there.

  7. Can I ask why for Crisis you didn’t list Lance Gross as one of the stars? He has a bigger role than Max Martini…

  8. They all sound terrible.
    Agents of SHIELD is the only thing I will be watching this Autumn…sorry Faaaaall!

    • So far I see a number of shows on sevral stations that look somewhat watchable but pretty mediocre. Agents of Shield looks like about the best bet.

  9. The only reason I will try watching the Night Shift is because I live in San Antonio.

  10. Definently checking out Crossbones. I’ll take a look at Dracula as well as I do like Rhys-Meyer.

  11. I’ll check out the Michael J. Show. It feels kind-hearted and hopefully it’ll be funnier once I see the entire episode. I like how Mike gives the writers permission to write his Parkinson’s into the show (not like it can go unnoticed). Should be a sweet show to watch instead of constant misery and murder on Law and Order: SVU.

  12. I’ll probably check out the Michael J. Fox show, but nothing else looks like it’s worth getting invested in.

    • this…..which is VERY sad indeed.

  13. probably crossbones and dracula. they sound the most interesting.

  14. Can’t wait for MJF show… really inspirational figure. Total dude.

  15. I’ll check out MJF also and Crossbones. Although the pirates show set to debut on Starz next year will probably blow Crossbones out of the water(pun intended). As long as I still have my Grimm on the air I will remain content with NBC even if MJF and Crossbones don’t make it.

  16. The only reason I will try watching the Night Shift is because I live in San Antonio.

  17. “The Michael J. Fox Show” is a must for me, I’ve always been a huge fan of his work and I was excited to hear that he wanted to come back to acting after all these years.

    “Crossbones” might catch my interest, just because John Malkovich is involved.

    “Family Guide” for sure, I’d watch anything with J.K. Simmons as a regular character.

    “Sean Saves the World”…50/50, I really enjoyed Sean Hayes’ portrayal of Larry Fine in “The Three Stooges” amongst Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos as Curly and Moe Howard, while the film itself was weak.

    “Believe” does sound quite interesting!

    I’m not entirely sure, we’ll find out

  18. Saw a extended trailer for The Black List today. The premise didn’t intrigue me much yesterday when I read it but after seeing the trailer today I will for sure check the show out in a fall. Looks really good.

  19. Okay, had my reservations about “Dracula”, still do, but not so much now. I hope they keep the show dark and clever like “hannibal” because that trailer just made my dick wiggle.

  20. FOX’s “Believe” creators is Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Friedman. Not J.J.
    J.J.Abrams is one from exec.producder (and production the company owner).

    Source: Pilot script (Google search: pdf “BAD ROBOT/WARNER BROTHERS TELEVISION/NBC. 1-19-13″ )

    Of course, “From J.J.Abrams” being placed on promotions because the reason is “P.R.”
    However, He isn’t completely involved with TV shows. Only composed opening theme music. The shows’ real in charge: Creator and “showrunner”s.

    The shows’ showrunner list producing By Bad Robot:

    Lost: Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse (JJ left after pilot episode)
    Fringe: Jeff Pinker & J.H.Wyman & Akiva Goldsman (JJ assigned to showrunners after FOX greenlighted to show 13 episodes)
    Altcatraz: Jennifer johnson & Daniel Pyne (After Elizabeth Sarnoff fired)
    Undercover: Josh Reims (JJ left after three episode)
    Revoultion: Eric Kripke
    Person of Interest: Jonathan Nolan & Greg Plageman
    Almost Human: J. H. Wyman
    Believe: (For now, not definite. Perhaps only can be Mark Friedman)

    I’m so sorry, my bad english.

    • Correction: NBC’s “Believe”. FOX show: “Almost Human” . :)

  21. I will check out ironside,I loved the Raymond Burr one.
    I think I am dating myself(god I’m old).I read that NBC
    has axed the new normal.What is life coming too

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