TV Preview: NBC’s Upcoming New Shows
I love this time of the season when new shows are being announced and we get to see trailers of some of the fabulous stuff that will be coming to our screens! And of course some of the not so good stuff that fills our screen…
NBC announced their new fall schedule this morning and it includes 7 new shows. I’ll briefly give a description of each new TV series and show you the trailer, starting with the most interesting ones first.
I kind of like the look of this one, but again I have the feeling it’s trying to be a new Lost… It’s about a mysterious ‘Event’ which will change the course of history. Airing Monday’s from 9 to 10pm, it’s being paired with Chuck and the new show Chase (see below). Starring Ian Anthony Dale, Laura Innes, Željko Ivanek, Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Scott Patterson and Blair Underwood.
And the official description from NBC:
What if there was a cover-up so big that even the President was on a need-to-know basis? And what if some average guy stumbled upon the truth – a secret so powerful it could literally change the course of humanity? You think that guy would stand a chance of survival?
I used to love Alias during its first 2 seasons, so it’s nice to see another JJ Abrams spy show! Starring Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Steven and Samantha Bloom, Undercovers is about a retired spy couple who rejoin the CIA after 5 years of ‘normal’ life.
From acclaimed filmmaker J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Fringe, Lost, Alias) and executive producer Josh Reims (Brothers and Sisters) comes a one-hour spy drama that proves marriage is still the world’s most dangerous partnership.
To put the spark back in their marriage, some couples take a tropical vacation. Not Steven and Samantha. They rejoin the CIA. Now they’re discovering things about each other they never knew. Like which lock-picking technique each prefers, and who killed who, and how well they work together in a hostile environment. With their day jobs and lives in the balance, date night is about to get a lot more exciting.
Watch the trailer first, and then I’ll give my views on this:
If I understand this correctly, Love Bites will feature new stories and new guest stars each week. It could be fun, like a sort of The Outer Limits, but then romance style. What I don’t understand though is that Becki Newton and Jordana Spiro (the two girls at the start) are listed as cast; so will they be in every episode telling the stores or something like that? Curious to see how this turns out, cause it could be fun.
Here’s the description from NBC:
Cindy Chupack (Sex and the City) and Working Title Films (Love Actually, Bridget Jones) bring us a series about love, and all the crazy things it makes us do. Like pretending to be a virgin to get a guy interested. Or competing with your fiance’s favorite bedroom toy. Or actually being in the position to take advantage of the “celebrity exemption list,” and join the mile high club at the same time! Irreverent and poignant, Love Bites pulls back the curtain to expose modern romance – in a way you’ve never seen before.
This seems a little too procedural for me, but I think it might be something my mum will like. It’s about a U.S. Marshal team who have to track down the bad guy each week.
U.S. Marshals Annie Frost (Kelli Giddish, Past Life) likes to stay one step ahead of the outlaws. As far as this cowboy boot-wearing girl is concerned, they can run, but they can’t hide from her forever. Annie has a sharp mind, a big heart, and an attitude to match. Throw in a unique perspective and personal style, and she is the reason you don’t mess with Texas. Jump aboard this rollercoaster ride. It’s all about the thrill of the chase.
This looks okay. I’m not too sure about the story, but I loved seeing all those familiar faces in the trailer (Carly Pope, Jesse Bradford, J August Richards). Jimmy Smits (Dexter season 3) stars as a Supreme Court judge who quits to become a lawyer again.
Few jobs are guaranteed for a lifetime, and a Supreme Court appointment is one you just don’t quit. Unless you’re Cyrus Garza (Smits). A playboy and a gambler, Justice Garza always adhered to a strict interpretation of the law. Until he realized the system he always believed in was flawed. Now, he’s quit the bench and returned to being an attorney. Determined to represent “the little guy,” he’s using his inside knowledge of the justice system to take on today’s biggest legal cases. And making plenty of powerful people unhappy along the way.
Is is just me or does this look baaaad? (and no I don’t mean that in the “so bad it’s good” type of way)
Mid America Novelties sells products like whoopee cushions, foam fingers, and wallets made of bacon. Yes, this is the stuff upon which the American way of life is built, but try explaining that to someone who lives on the other side of the world.
Well, that’s exactly what Todd Donovan must do when he’s sent to run the company’s call center in India. Talk about culture shock, and not just for Todd’s employees. While Todd has to teach them how to make the up-sell to the Deluxe Twin Beer Helmet, he’s going to have to adapt as well. Like in a country where cows are sacred, perhaps you don’t order a double cheeseburger.
Beside the 6 shows above, Law & Order: Los Angeles will also air this fall. There will be a couple of some more new shows airing midseason: the comedies Friends with Benefits, The Paul Reiser Show, Perfect Couples, and the dramas The Cape and Harry’s Law. I’ll be posting more about those once we get nearer to their release date.
So what do you think of NBC’s new shows? Any musts watchs?