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

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Dracula (Drama)

nbc fall preview dracula Fall TV 2013: Check Out NBCs New Shows   What Will You Watch?

Created by: Daniel Knauf
Producers: Daniel Knauf, Tony Krantz, Colin Callender and Gareth Neame
Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Victoria Smurfit, Thomas Kretschmann, Jessica De Gouw, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Nonso Anozie and Katie McGrath

It’s the late 19th century and the mysterious Dracula (Rhys Meyers) has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night — useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: He hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan… until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.


Ironside (Drama)

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Created by: Michael Caleo
Producers: Michael Caleo, David Semel, Teri Weinberg, John Davis, Jon Fox and Ron West
Starring: Blair Underwood, Spencer Grammer, Brent Sexton (The Killing), Pablo Schreiber (Lights Out)

A remake of the 1960s series that starred Raymond Burr. The reboot stars Blair Underwood as a tough, sexy but acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting who, hardly limited by his disability, pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city.


Family Guide (Comedy)

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Created by: DJ Nash (Bent)
Producers: DJ Nash, Jason Bateman and Jim Garavente
Starring: Parker Posey, J.K. Simmons, Eli Baker, Ava Deluca-Verley

The single-camera sitcom centers on a son who idolizes his blind father and enjoys his mom’s newfound adolescence after his folks divorce and ultimately grow closer.

Family Guide is set to air at mid-season.


The Michael J. Fox Show (Comedy)

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Created by: Michael J. Fox and Will Gluck
Producers: Sam Laybourne, Michael J. Fox, Richard Schwartz and Will Gluck
Pilot Directed by: Will Gluck
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), Kate Finneran (I Hate My Teenage Daughter) and Wendell Pierce

Inspired by the former Family Ties actor’s life, Fox stars as a husband and father of three from New York City dealing with family, career and challenges — including Parkinson’s disease — as he goes back to work as a news anchor.



The Night Shift (Drama)

nbc fall preview night shift Fall TV 2013: Check Out NBCs New Shows   What Will You Watch?

Created by: Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah
Producers: Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah and Pierre Morel
Starring: Brigid Brannagh, Eoin Macken, Freddy Rodriguez, Jeananne Goossen, Jill Flint, Ken Leung, Robert Bailey Jr., Brendan Fehr and J.R. Lemon

An ensemble medical show following Army doctors working the late shift at a San Antonio Hospital.

The Night Shift is set to air at mid-season.


Sean Saves the World (Comedy)

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Created by: Victor Fresco
Producers: Victor Fresco and Todd Milliner
Pilot Directed by: James Burrows
Starring: Sean Hayes, Linda Lavin, Echo Kellum (Ben and Kate), Thomas Lennon and Lindsay Sloane (Weeds)

A multi-cam sitcom about a man attempting to both parent the teenage daughter who just moved in and appease a temperamental new boss.


Undateable (Comedy)

nbc fall preview undateable Fall TV 2013: Check Out NBCs New Shows   What Will You Watch?

Created by: Bill Lawrence
Producers: Adam Sztykiel (Due Date), Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold
Pilot Directed by: Scott Ellis
Starring: Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Matthew Wilkas, Rick Glassman, and Ron Funches

A young ensemble centering on a group of friends dubbed the “Undateables” whose lives are altered when a more confident character enters their world. Based on the book by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle.

Undateable is set to air at mid-season.


Welcome to the Family (Comedy)

nbc fall preview welcome to the family Fall TV 2013: Check Out NBCs New Shows   What Will You Watch?

Created by: Mike Sikowitz
Producers: Mike Sikowitz and Jamie Tarses
Starring:  Mike O’Malley, Mary McCormack, Richardo Chavira, Ella Rae Peck, Aramis Knight, Justina Machado and Joey Haro

Cultures collide when a white family and a Latino family are bonded together by their children who fall in love followed quickly by an unplanned pregnancy.


So, that is what NBC has planned, now we want to know what you think:

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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:


      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