First comes cancellations and renewals, then comes pickups, then comes new show promos!
It's upfronts season, y'all, where the networks attempt to lure in advertisers and viewers with shiny new fall shows. NBC has plenty of high-profile projects for viewers to check out, including J.J. Abrams' drama Revolution, Glee creator Ryan Murphy's new family comedy, and Jimmy Fallon's new comedy centering on three young fathers. Plus, there's Chicago Fire, a firefighter drama starring two hot men from the Vampire Diaries and House. What more could you want?!
Dying to catch a sneak peek at all of NBC's new fall shows? Well, you're in luck because we've got them all right here...
From J.J. Abrams and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, Revolution is a high-concept drama that asks one harrowing question: What would happen if all forms of technology just stopped working? The show centers on Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos), a young woman who is on a mission to find her uncle (played by Twilight actor Billy Burke) after the local militia kills her father and kidnaps her brother. Directed by Iron Man's Jon Favreau, we're already excited to check out Revolution, thanks to the four-minute movie trailer-style promo .
The New Normal
"A family is a family and love is love." Yeah, this is definitely a Ryan Murphy show! The New Normal centers on a gay couple's (played by The Hangover's Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells) search for a surrogate to carry their child and the hijinks that ensue once they find the perfect match: Goldie (Georgia King), a Midwestern waitress and single mother.
Shirtless Taylor Kinney! Oh, you need a little more than that? Alright, fine! The Vampire Diaries stud and House's Jesse Spencer play two firemen who blame each other for the death of one of their own in this drama from Dick Wolf, which focuses on the Firefighters, Rescue Squad and Paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51. And features shirtless Taylor Kinney. Did we mention that already?
Matthew Perry is back, y'all! The Friends star plays sportscaster Ryan King in this comedy about a man forced to seek counseling after the death of his wife. However, the group he meets in therapy may just be exactly what he needs. (Think Community's Greendale gang but with a therapy couch instead of a study table.)
Comedy Animal Practice stars Weeds' Justin Kirk as a New York veterinarian, a man with an undeniable gift when it comes to animals of all kinds, expect humans, of course. Dr. George Coleman's professional life is thrown for a loop when his ex takes over the hospital where he works. Talk about awkward!
Guys With Kids
Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger and Anthony Anderson are three best friends and thirtysomething dads trying to hold on to their youth while holding on to their new babies' hands in this comedy from executive producer Jimmy Fallon. Think The Hangover but with diapers, bottles and crying instead of partying, jail visits and monkeys. The Sopranos' Jamie-Lynn Sigler also stars.
Do No Harm
Steven Pasquale stars as Dr. Jason Cole, a respected neurosurgeon, a man with a dark secret: He has a dangerous alternate personality who goes by the name of Ian Price. Also starring in this Jekyll and Hyde medical drama are Alana De La Garza, Michael Esper and Phylicia Rashad.
Fan of Veronica Mars? Well, then you'll probably want to check out Infamous, which stars Meagan Good as a detective who goes undercover to infiltrate the house she grew up in (as the housekeeper's daughter) to investigate the murder of socialite Vivian Brown, who was her best friend growing up. Also starring in the drama, which hails from Friday Night Lights' Liz Heldens, are Tate Donovan and Victor Garber.
Comedian Dane Cook stars as a foulmouthed satellite radio DJ who is forced to team up with a chipper NPR feminist, played by Collette Wolfe, in this comedy from Weeds' Stephen Falk. The name of their radio show? Booty Calls with Cam Dunne. Arrested Development's Jeffrey Tambor also stars.
Anne Heche returns to TV as Beth, a Midwestern mother, who is convinced she can speak to God after she survives a near-death experience (chocking on a sandwich). While her husband is quick to dismiss the notion that his wife could be a prophet, his mistress is quick to believe it's true in this quirky comedy.
Bill Pullman stars as the President of the United States in this comedy about an average American family dealing with everyday issues...except for the fact that they're the first family. Jenna Elfman is the stepmom desperate to win over his kids ,while Josh Gad is the first son and one of the administration's biggest liabilities. 1600 Penn, which is described as Modern Family meets The West Wing, hails from Modern Family's Jason Winer.
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Which new NBC shows will you be checking out come this fall? Sound off in the comments!