TV Upfronts: Every New Show Picked Up So Far

NBC, ABC, Fox, The CW and CBS are rolling out new TV shows for you to obsess over

By TV Scoop Team May 09, 2015 6:02 AMTags

It's the most wonderful and stressful time of the year for TV fans: Upfronts are here.

ABC, CBS, the CW, Fox and NBC all announce their fall schedules at their presentations in New York City May 11-14, and the pickups are flying in by the hour.

Here's a rundown of all the new shows so far, with the latest news at the top. Be sure to bookmark this page for breaking news on all the new shows!

Game of Silence, NBC: Starring Revolution's Davis Lyons, the drama from CSI executive producer Carol Mendelsohn centers on a successful Atlanta attorney whose long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear afer 25 years. When a dark secret they thought they had buried resurfaces, the brotherhood comes together to right the wrongs of their shared past. Michael Raymond-James, Larenz Tate, Bre Blair and Conor O'Farrell also star.

The Player, NBC: Wesley Snipes stars as a former military operative turned security expect who is drawn into a high-stakes game in Las Vegas, where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from happening. Will be able able to take them from the inside and avenge his wife's death or will the house win? Philip Winchester, Charity Wakefield and Damon Gunton also star in the thriller from the executive producers of The Blacklist.

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Minority Report, Fox:  Based on Steven Spielberg's 2002 movie, 10 years after the end of Pre-crime in DC, one of the three Pre-cogs struggles to lead a "normal" human life, but remains haunted by visions of the future, when he meets a detective who just may help him find a purpose to his gift. Directed by Spielberg and starring Meagan Good, Stark Sands and Wilmer Valderrama.

Lucifer, Fox: Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.  Based on the characters from DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint.



Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, CBS: Introduced as a planted spinoff in Criminal Minds' Feb. 8 episode, the drama focuses on a division of the FBI that helps American citizens who find themselves in danger abroad. Gary Sinise, Daniel Henney and Tyler James star.

Limitless, CBS: Based on the 2011 movie starring Bradley Cooper, who serves as an executive producer, the drama follows Brian Finch (Jake McDormand) as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI. Dexter's Jennifer Carpenter also stars.

Rush Hour, CBS: So long, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan! This drama, based on the film franchise of the same name, stars Justin Hires and Jon Foo as the cocky LAPD officer and the stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police offer who are assigned to work together on a case in Los Angeles. The series, written and executive produced by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick, also stars Aimee Garcia and Wendie Malick.

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Code Black, CBS: Starring Marcia Gay Harden, this medical drama is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the extraordinary staff struggle in the face of a broken system to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most. Bonnie SomervilleRaza Jaffrey and Luis Guzman also star.

Angel From Hell, CBS: After saying goodbye to GleeJane Lynch is back on TV in this single-cam comedy, which also stars Maggie Lawson, Kyle Bornheimer and Kevin Pollack. The series focused on the unlikely friendship between two women after Amy enters Allison's life and claims to be her guardian angel.

Life in Pieces, CBS: The comedy about one family told through the separate stories of its different family members stars Dianne WestJames Brolin, Zoe Lister JonesColin HanksThomas SadowskiBetsy Brandt and Angelique Cabral.


The Frankenstein Code, Fox: From Howard Gordon, the drama centers on Jimmy Pritchard (True Blood's Rob Kazinsky), a morally corrupt retired cop who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, he'll have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose. Dilshad Vadsaria, White Collar's Tim DeKay, Ciara Bravo and Adhir Kalyan also star.

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Uncle Buck, ABC: Based on the movie of the same name, the new series stars Mike Epps as Uncle Buck, an irresponsible guy who needs a job and just so happens to have a brother and sister-in-law who need help taking care of their kids. Nia Long, James Lesure, Iman Benson, Sayeed Shahidi and Aalyrah Caldwell also star in the series from Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley.

Quantico, ABCA diverse group of recruits have arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. The drama stars Priyanka Chopra, Dougray Scott, Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Tate Ellington and Graham Rogers.

Untitled Pate & Fishburne Project, ABC: Billy and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to "The Bakken" in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history.  They're soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage. The drama stars Don Johnson, Chace Crawford, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Delroy Lindo, Amber Valetta, Scott Michael Foster, India De Beaufort, Yani Gellman and Caitlin Carver.

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The Catch, ABC: The Catch is centered on the strong, successful Alice Martin (played by Mirelle Enos). She's a fraud investigator who's about to be the victim of fraud by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career. The Catch also stars Alimi Ballard, Damon Dayoub, Jay Hayden, Jacky Ido, Bethany Joy Lenz, Rose Rollins and Elvy Yost. It was written by Jennifer Schuur and executive produced by Schuur, Rhimes, Beers and Julie Anne Robinson.

Of Kings and Prophets, ABC: An epic Biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny. The drama stars Ray Winstone, Haaz Sleiman, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Oliver Rix, Simone Kessell, James Floyd, Mohammad Bakri and Tomer Kapon.

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The Family, ABC: This thriller follows the return of a politician's young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family suspicions emerge—is he really who he says he is? The drama stars Joan Allen, Allison Pill, Margot Bingham, Zach Gilford, Liam James, Floriana Lima, Madeline Arthur, Rarmian Newton, Rupert Graves and Andrew McCarthy.

Wicked City, ABC: Each season Wicked City will follow a different case set in a different noteworthy era of LA history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock and roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to solve a serial murder case. The drama stars Adam Rothenberg, Ed Westwick, Taissa Farmiga, Gabriel Luna, Karolina Wydra, Holley Fain, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Anne Winters and Erika Christensen.

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Dr. Ken, ABC: Doctor turned actor/comedian Ken Jeong (Community, The Hangover), plays Dr. Ken, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor, as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at both work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife Allison is just the right partner to keep things sane. Dr. Ken also stars Suzy Nakamura, Dave Foley, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Dave Foley, Jonathan Slavin, Albert Tsai, and Krista Marie Yu

The Muppets, ABC: The Muppets return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that, for the first time ever, will explore the Muppets' personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires; a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages. Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory) and Bob Kushnell (Anger Management) will write and executive produce.

The Real O'Neals, ABC: A contemporary take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family, whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real. The comedy stars Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Mathew Shively, Bebe Wood, and Marry Hollis Inboden.


Grandfathered, Fox: This single-cam comedy stars John Stamos as a longtime bachelor whose life is upended when he discovers he's a father—and a grandfather! Josh Peck (Josh of Drake & Josh) plays Stamos' son, Gerald, who has a two year-old daughter thanks to a one-night stand with the sexy Vanessa (Christina Milian). The series also stars Paget Brewster, Kelly Jenrette and Ravi Patel

The Guide to Surviving Life, Fox: This single-cam comedy celebrates the mistakes and misadventures we all make during the years after college before settling down and stars Jack Cutmore-Scott, Meaghan Rath, James Earl, Charlie Saxton, Justin Bartha, and Maureen Sebastian.  

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The Grinder, Fox: This single-cam comedy stars Rob Lowe as beloved TV lawyer Dean Sanderson (aka "The Grinder"), with Fred Savage as his brother, Stewart. When his long-running hit series comes to an end, he finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small home town thinking he has the experience to take over his family's law firm. The Grinder also stars Mary Elizabeth Ellis, William Devane and Hana Hayes.

Rosewood, Fox: A new drama from executive producers Todd Harthan and Richard Shepard is an investigative series centered on the brilliant Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. (Morris Chestnut), the top private pathologist in all of Miami. As owner of one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country, he finds the secrets in bodies that others usually miss. Despite being constantly surrounded by death, Rosewood is obsessed with life and savors every moment and his eternal optimism often frustrates the cynical female detective he works with (Jaina Lee Ortiz), but she can't argue with the results that his unique perspective provides.

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow, CW: Oh, DC is getting in on the game where you put your company before your superhero sho now? Cool. In the spinoff of Arrow and The Flash, time-traveling Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a group of heroes and villains to take on a threat that sees the whole world—and time itself—in jeopardy. The series stars Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz, Ciarra Renee, Franz Drameh, Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, CW: Rachel Bloom stars as Rebecca, a successful, driven (possibly crazy) woman who gives up everything—a partnership at a big law firm and an upscale New York apartment—in a desperate attempt to find love. Bloom also serves as an executive producer alongside Aline Brosh McKenna and Marc Webb.

Cordon, CW: A mysterious epidemic strikes Atlanta leading to a vast quarantine. Can those stuck inside survive the experience? Lex Carnahan is your hero, he tries to keep the peace, but what happens when he discovers his girlfriend Jana and best friend Jake are trapped in the cordoned zone? Can the doctors and scientists discover a cure before it's too late? David Gyasi, Christina Moses, Chris Wood, Kristen Gutoskie, Claudia Black, George Young, Hanna Mangan Lawrence and Trevor St. John star in the series based on the Belgian show. CW megaproducer Julie Plec is behind the show with David Nutter.

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Superstore, NBC: America Ferrara is back! The Ugly better star joins Ben Feldman in a new workplace comedy about a family of employees at a megastore. Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nichole Bloom and Nico Santos also star in the comedy from Justin Spitzer.

Crowded, NBC: Carrie Preston and Patrick Warburton are empty nesters ready to reclaim their wild side…until their two grown daughters move back in. Coupled with some in-laws…it's a full house once again. Stacy Keach, Miranda Cosgrove, Carlease Burke and Mia Serafino also star in the comedy from Suzanne Martin and Sean Hayes.

People Are Talking, NBC: Ride Along producer Will Packer and How I Met Your Mother director Pam Fryman are behind this "unabashed" new comedy about two diverse couples—they're neighbors and best friends. They can't help but analyze and obsess about everything from sex and race to the new babysitter who might be a porn star. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Meaghan Rath, Tone Bell and Bresha Webb star. DJ Nash is an executive producer and writer.

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Supergirl, CBS: The latest superhero to make the leap from comic book page to TV screen is Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El. Glee's Melissa Benoist stars as Supergirl/Kara in the series from Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter. Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks also star.

Blindspot, NBC: Another show from Greg Berlanti! Jaimie Alexnader and Sullivan Stapleton star in the drama that kicks off with a naked woman discovered in Times Square. She's naked except for all the intricate tattoos all over her body. She has no memory, but there is one connection: FBI Agent Kurt Weller's name is tattooed on her back. Each tat is a crime to solve with more mysteries around every corner. Martin Gero is the writer and executive producer.

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Chicago Med, NBC: Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead are behind the third Chicago series for the Peacock. Familiar faces Oliver Platt, Laurie Holden and S. Epatha Merkerson headline the medical drama that will intersect with Chicago PD and Chicago Fire.

Heartbreaker, NBC: Melissa George stars as Dr. Alex Panttiere, a world-class surgeon who isn't afraid to speak her mind. Dave Annable, Jamie Kennedy and D.L. Hugley are also part of the ensemble cast.

More to come...

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