NBC Fall Line Up
For Couch Potatoes like myself it’s the most wonderful time of the year, the major networks announce their Fall TV Line ups! NBC has some pretty major shake ups.
First off Jay Leno will pass the torch to Jimmy Fallon during the Winter Olympics. As it stands(because we all know Jay likes to change his mind) Leno’s last “The Tonight Show” would be Wednesday February 5th right. Fallon’s first night as “The Tonight Show” host is scheduled to be Monday February 24th. Which will also mark the debut of “Late Night with Seth Myers”.
NBC is not bringing back next season include: “30 Rock”, “1600 Penn”, “Animal Practice”,”Deception”, “Do No Harm”, “Go On”, “Guys with Kids”, “The New Normal”, “The Office”, “Ready for Love”,”Rock Center with Brian Williams”, “Smash”, “Take It All”, “Up All Night” and “Whitney”.
The shows they ARE bringing back include: “The Biggest Loser”, “Celebrity Apprentice”, “Chicago Fire”,”Community”, “Dateline NBC”, “Grimm”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Parenthood”, “Parks and Recreation”, “Revolution”, “The Sing-Off”, “Sunday Night Football” and “The Voice”.
Here is a list of the NEW shows NBC announced:
“About a Boy”: A comedy about a lazy, immature bachelor, whose life changes when a single mother played by Minnie Driver moves in next door with her young son.
“American Dream Builders”: A reality show which will have teams of professional designers and builders competing against each other in a home renovation contest.
“Believe”: A drama about a young female orphan with powers ranging from levitation to telekinesis and a wrongfully convicted death row inmate, who gets out of prison to protect her as she goes on the run. All I really need to know is it’s produced by “Lost” and Star Trek’s J.J. Abrams.
“The Blacklist”: A psychological thriller starring James Spader as a notorious criminal, who unexpectedly surrenders himself to the FBI and agrees to give up all his criminal friends but, for some mysterious reason, he’ll only work with a rookie female FBI agent.
“Chicago PD”: is a spin-off of NBC’s “Chicago Fire”. Some of the new characters will be introduced on the season finale of “Chicago Fire” on May 22nd.
“Crisis”: A conspiracy thriller starring Gillian Anderson from “The X-Files” and “American Horror Story’s” Dermot Mulroney.
“Crossbones”: A “pirate drama” set in the 1700s.
“Dracula”: A supernatural drama starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers AKA “King Henry the VIII” in the “Tutors” as Dracula.
“The Family Guide”: A sitcom about, quote, “an immature single mom, who finds herself becoming closer to her blind ex-husband.” No word yet who will play the mom.
“Food Fighters”: A cooking competition where amateur home cooks face off against professional chefs. One of my favorite TV guys Adam Richman from “Man Vs. Food” is hosting it.
“Ironside”: A remake of the late-’60s / early-’70s crime drama “Ironside”. The new version stars Blair Underwood.
“The Michael J. Fox Show”: Michael J. Fox is a news anchor who retired after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s. But now, five years later, he’s growing restless and is ready to restart his career.
“The Million Second Quiz”: A reality game show where contestants have to answer trivia questions in a 24/7, live event that takes place over 12 consecutive days from a public, huge hourglass-shaped structure in Manhattan.
“The Night Shift”: A medical drama set at a San Antonio hospital, during the graveyard shift.
“Sean Saves the World”: Sean Hayes from “Will & Grace” stars as a divorced, gay dad whose teenage daughter suddenly moves in with him.
“Undateable”: Chris D’Elia from “Whitney” stars as a slacker who teaches his “undateable” friends the art of dating.
“Welcome to the Family”: A sitcom about two kids who fall in love soon after graduating from high school, and have an unplanned pregnancy. One family is white, and the other is Latino. I sense George Lopez in our future or maybe Cheech.