NBC 2013-2014 Schedule: 'Revolution' Goes to Wednesday, 'Grimm' & 'Dracula' Pair for Friday, 'Parenthood' Thursday + 'Biggest Loser' & 'Chicago Fire' to Tuesdays

Categories: Broadcast TV,Fall 2013 TV Schedule,TV Schedule News

Written By

May 12th, 2013

NBC announced its 2013-2014 schedule (below) today.

Here’s the fall schedule:

(New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

 

MONDAY
8-10 p.m. – “The Voice
10-11 p.m. – “THE BLACKLIST

 

TUESDAY
8-9 p.m. – “The Biggest Loser” (New Day and Time)
9-10 p.m. – “The Voice” (New time)
10-11 p.m. – “Chicago Fire” (New Day and Time)

 

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Revolution” (New Day and Time)
9-10 p.m. – ”Law & Order: SVU
10-11 p.m. – “IRONSIDE

 

THURSDAY
8-8:30 p.m. – “Parks and Recreation” (New time)
8:30-9 p.m. – “WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
9-9:30 p.m. – “SEAN SAVES THE WORLD
9:30-10 p.m. – “THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW”
10-11 p.m. – “Parenthood” (New Day and Time)

 

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
9-10 p.m. – “Grimm
10-11 p.m. – “DRACULA

 

SATURDAY
Encore programming

 

SUNDAY
7:00-8:15 p.m. – “Football Night in America”
8:15-11:30 p.m. – “NBC Sunday Night Football

 

And the Midseason schedule:

MONDAY
8-10 p.m. – “The Voice
10-11 p.m. – “THE BLACKLIST

 

TUESDAY
8-9 p.m. – “The Voice
9-9:30 p.m. – “ABOUT A BOY
9:30-10 p.m. – “THE FAMILY GUIDE
10-11 p.m. – “Chicago Fire

 

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Revolution
9-10 p.m. – ”Law & Order: SVU
10-11 p.m. – “IRONSIDE

 

THURSDAY
8-8:30 p.m. – “Parks and Recreation”
8:30-9 p.m. – “WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
9-9:30 p.m. – “SEAN SAVES THE WORLD
9:30-10 p.m. – “THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW”
10-11 p.m. – “Parenthood

 

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
9-10 p.m. – “Grimm
10-11 p.m. – “CROSSBONES

 

SATURDAY
8-10 p.m. – Encore and specials programming
10-11 p.m. – “Saturday Night Live” (Encore)

 

SUNDAY
7-8 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
8-9 p.m. – “AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS
9-10 p.m. – “BELIEVE
10-11 p.m. – “CRISIS

Dramas Chicago PD and The Night Shift as well as comedy Undateable are unscheduled midseason series.

 

Official press release is below:

DISTINCTIVE NEW FAMILY COMEDIES, ACTION-DRIVEN NEW DRAMAS AND QUALITY RETURNING SERIES HIGHLIGHT DIVERSE AND BALANCED 2013-14 NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

 

Three New Comedies Anchor Thursday Lineup, With Sean P. Hayes and Michael J. Fox Returning to Their Sitcom Roots at NBC

 

Coming Off Its Stellar Fourth Season, ‘The Voice’ Returns on Monday, Tuesday

 

Riveting Drama ‘The Blacklist’ Earns Coveted Monday Lead-Out Timeslot From ‘The Voice’

 

‘NBC Sunday Night Football’ Ready to Once Again Rock Ratings with Powerhouse Pigskin Schedule

 

NBC Using Promotional Power of Winter Olympics to Launch Four New Series, Including Jason Katims’ Comedy ‘About a Boy’ and J.J. Abrams’ Drama ‘Believe

 

NEW YORK CITY — May 12, 2013 — NBC has announced a new lineup of primetime shows for the 2013-14 season that provide a winning combination of popular returning series, fresh new comedies, compelling new dramas and the latest season of “The Voice,” the top reality program on television.

 

Highlights of the year-round schedule  —  which will be bolstered in February on the heels of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia — include “Believe,” a new drama from J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron; the return of  three-time Emmy winner James Spader in action thriller “The Blacklist”; and a comedy lineup that includes new series from “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” executive producer Jason Katims, Will Ferrell, Bill Lawrence, Sean P. Hayes, and a return to NBC of one of the biggest TV stars of any generation, Michael J. Fox.

 

The new comedy additions are “Welcome to the Family,” “Sean Saves the World,” and “The Michael J. Fox Show” as well as midseason comedies “The Family Guide,” and “About A Boy.”

 

The new dramas are “The Blacklist,” “Ironside,” and “Dracula,” plus mid-season dramas “Believe,” “Crisis” and “Crossbones.”

 

NBC has also ordered dramas “Chicago PD” and “The Night Shift” and comedy “Undateable” as unscheduled midseason series.

 

New alternative series premiering during the 2013-14 season include “The Million Second Quiz” and “American Dream Builders.” Returning to the schedule are “The Biggest Loser” and “The Sing-Off.” “Food Fighters” has been ordered as an unscheduled midseason show.

 

Scripted series returning include “Grimm,” “Parenthood,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Revolution,” “Chicago Fire,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Community.”

 

Pick-up decisions on “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Hannibal” are still to be made in the next few weeks.

 

“The Voice” will kick off its fifth season in September on Mondays (8-10 pm. ET). The current cycle of “The Voice” has been primetime’s #1 show of the week on the Big Four networks, excluding sports, for four of six weeks thus far in adults 18-49.

 

The announcements were made by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.

 

“The overriding strategy this year was to develop enough strong comedies and dramas to take advantage of the promotional heft of the Winter Olympics and devise two schedules for the upcoming season: one for fall and a slightly different one for midseason. I’m pleased to say that our development groups — headed by Jennifer Salke (scripted) and Paul Telegdy (alternative/reality) — really delivered,” Greenblatt said. “This is the most robust and highest-testing slate of new shows we have had in years.”

 

Greenblatt continued, “And aside from our Olympics planning, we also wanted to create better flow and compatibility on each night, and deploy our strongest lead-in (‘The Voice’) to maximum effect.

 

“Sunday in the fall remains the night to beat with ‘Sunday Night Football.’ After football and the Olympics are over, we will launch two classy, attention-getting dramas in February: ‘Believe’ from J.J. Abrams, and ‘Crisis’ starring Dermot Mulroney and Gillian Anderson. We think it’s time for big dramas again on Sunday nights.  And leading into these dramas at 8 p.m. will be an exciting home renovation competition hosted by Nate Berkus called 'American Dream Builders.'

 

“Monday and Tuesday will again dominate with ‘The Voice.’ Our highly anticipated new James Spader drama ‘The Blacklist’ deserves to go into the 10 p.m. slot on Monday, and we’re moving ‘Chicago Fire,’ a show we really believe in, to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays to benefit from ‘The Voice’ lead-in that will be at 9 p.m. in the fall.

 

“After the Olympics, however, ‘The Voice’ moves back to 8 p.m. on Tuesday so that we can launch two of our strongest new family comedies in the 9 p.m. hour: ‘About a Boy’ and ‘The Family Guide.’ Landing more comedy on the schedule is important and using ‘The Voice’ as a lead-in after the Olympics is the strongest way to do that.

 

“I believe we’ll have a more compatible Wednesday line-up with three dramas: ‘Revolution,’ ‘Law & Order: SVU’ and ‘Ironside,’ starring Blair Underwood, which is another new show we’ve very high on.

 

“Thursday will have a family theme, starting with a two-hour comedy block from 8-10 p.m. anchored by strong stars: Amy Poehler in ‘Parks and Recreation,’ Mike O’Malley in ‘Welcome to the Family,’ Sean Hayes in ‘Sean Saves the World’ and the new ‘Michael J. Fox Show.’ Then at 10 p.m. ‘Parenthood’ moves in to top off the night with what I know is the best family drama on television.

 

“On Fridays, anchored by ‘Grimm’ at 9 p.m., we will have a more fun genre night with the limited-series ‘Dracula,’ starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers at 10 p.m. In the spring, ‘Crossbones’ — with John Malkovich as the Infamous pirate Blackbeard — replaces ‘Dracula,’” said Greenblatt.

 

Jordan Wertlieb, President of Hearst Television and Chair of the NBC Affiliate Board, commented, “This schedule is another example of NBC's continued commitment to restoring prime time to its traditional leadership position. I am sure the investment in partnering with some of the most recognizable names in television will be obvious and exciting to the affiliates.”

 

Clips from the new NBC shows are available now at http://nbc.epk.tv/.  Trailers will be distributed on Monday, May 13 at 11 a.m. ET

 

NBC FALL 2013-14 SCHEDULE

(New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

 

MONDAY
8-10 p.m. – “The Voice”
10-11 p.m. – “THE BLACKLIST

 

TUESDAY
8-9 p.m. – “The Biggest Loser” (New Day and Time)
9-10 p.m. – “The Voice” (New time)
10-11 p.m. – “Chicago Fire” (New Day and Time)

 

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Revolution” (New Day and Time)
9-10 p.m. – ”Law & Order: SVU”
10-11 p.m. – “IRONSIDE

 

THURSDAY
8-8:30 p.m. – “Parks and Recreation” (New time)
8:30-9 p.m. – “WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
9-9:30 p.m. – “SEAN SAVES THE WORLD
9:30-10 p.m. – “THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW”
10-11 p.m. – “Parenthood” (New Day and Time)

 

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
9-10 p.m. – “Grimm
10-11 p.m. – “DRACULA

 

SATURDAY
Encore programming

 

SUNDAY
7:00-8:15 p.m. – “Football Night in America”
8:15-11:30 p.m. – “NBC Sunday Night Football

 

NBC MIDSEASON 2013-14 SCHEDULE

(New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

 

MONDAY
8-10 p.m. – “The Voice”
10-11 p.m. – “THE BLACKLIST

 

TUESDAY
8-9 p.m. – “The Voice”
9-9:30 p.m. – “ABOUT A BOY
9:30-10 p.m. – “THE FAMILY GUIDE
10-11 p.m. – “Chicago Fire”

 

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Revolution”
9-10 p.m. – ”Law & Order: SVU”
10-11 p.m. – “IRONSIDE

 

THURSDAY
8-8:30 p.m. – “Parks and Recreation”
8:30-9 p.m. – “WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
9-9:30 p.m. – “SEAN SAVES THE WORLD
9:30-10 p.m. – “THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW”
10-11 p.m. – “Parenthood”

 

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
9-10 p.m. – “Grimm”
10-11 p.m. – “CROSSBONES

 

SATURDAY
8-10 p.m. – Encore and specials programming
10-11 p.m. – “Saturday Night Live” (Encore)

 

SUNDAY
7-8 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
8-9 p.m. – “AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS
9-10 p.m. – “BELIEVE
10-11 p.m. – “CRISIS

 

2013-14 NEW SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

 

New Comedies

 

ABOUT A BOY

Based on the best-selling Nick Hornby (“High Fidelity,” “An Education”) novel, writer Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) and director Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Revolution”) present a different kind of coming-of-age story. Will Freeman (David Walton, “Bent,” “Perfect Couples”) lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He’s single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona (Minnie Driver, “Good Will Hunting,” “Barney’s Version”), a needy single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham, “1600 Penn”), move in next door and disrupt his perfect world. When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will’s not so sure about being a kid’s new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will’s son and, in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will’s house. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible — about himself and caring for others.

 

Writer Jason Katims, director Jon Favreau, Tim Bevan (“Les Misérables,” “About a Boy”), Eric Fellner (“Les Misérables,” “About a Boy”), Liza Chasin (“Les Misérables,” “About a Boy”), Robert De Niro (“About a Boy,” “Meet the Parents”) and Jane Rosenthal (“About a Boy,” “Meet the Parents”) serve as executive producers. “About a Boy” is a production of Universal Television, Working Title Television, True Jack Productions and Tribeca Productions.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/about-a-boy/ and check back at 11 a.m. ET Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest “About a Boy” news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/NBCAboutABoy

https://twitter.com/NBCAboutaBoy  #AboutaBoy

https://plus.google.com/+NBCAboutaBoy

 

THE FAMILY GUIDE

It’s not every family that’s brought closer together by divorce, but then again, the Fishers aren’t exactly typical. Take Mel Fisher (J.K. Simmons, “The Closer,” “Law & Order”), for example. Whether it’s chopping down trees, showing his daughter how to drive or playing football with his son, he’s never let the fact that he’s blind slow him down. Then there’s Joyce Fisher (Parker Posey, “Louie,” “For Your Consideration”), possibly the only mom in Pasadena to smoke a pipe. For her, divorce is like a second coming of age, a chance to be the teen she never was. Just ask ‘80s-obsessed teenage daughter Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley, “Southland”), whose clothes Joyce is always borrowing. At the center of all this is Henry (Eli Baker), the Fisher’s 11-year old son. Having always been his dad’s eyes, ears and wingman, Henry’s less than thrilled when Mel shows up with Elvis, a guide dog… which is also how Henry learns about the pending divorce. While reluctant to the changes this dog would bring, it’s through the adult Henry’s voice-over (Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”) that we find out his parent’s split would “allow all of us to finally discover who we needed to be.”

 

Writer DJ Nash (“Up All Night,” “Guys With Kids”), Jason Bateman and Jim Garavente serve as executive producers. “The Family Guide” is a production of Universal Television and Aggregate Films.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/the-family-guide/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest “Family Guide” news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/NBCFamilyGuide

https://twitter.com/NBCFamilyGuide   #FamilyGuide

https://plus.google.com/+NBCFamilyGuide

 

“THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW”

Look who’s making the news again. One of New York’s most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox, “Spin City,” “Family Ties”), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. But five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work. Having never wanted Mike to leave in the first place, his old boss Harris Green (Wendell Pierce, “The Wire,” “Treme”) jumped at the chance to get him back on TV. The trick, as it’s always been, was to make Mike think it was his idea. Now the plan is in motion and Mike will be back to juggling home, family, and career — just like the old days, but only better.

 

Writer Sam Laybourne (“Cougar Town”), director Will Gluck (“Easy A,” “Friends with Benefits”) and Fox serve as executive producers. “The Michael J. Fox Show” is a production of Sony Pictures Television and Olive Bridge Entertainment.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/the-michael-j-fox-show/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest “Michael J. Fox Show” news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/TheMichaelJFoxShow

https://twitter.com/MichaelJFoxShow  #MichaelJFox

https://plus.google.com/+MichaelJFoxShow

 

SEAN SAVES THE WORLD

Sean (Sean P. Hayes, “Will & Grace”) is a divorced gay dad who juggles a lot — his successful but demanding career, offbeat employees, pushy mom Lorna (Linda Lavin, “Alice”) and weekends with his teenage daughter, Ellie (Sami Isler). So when she moves in full-time, it’s a whole new world. Never one to do anything halfway, Sean’s intent on being the best dad ever, so he loads up on parenting how-to books and plans Pinterest-worthy family dinners. But it seems his company’s new owner has decided Sean and his team should work longer hours, putting a damper on his homemaking plans and throwing a kink in Sean’s perfectly constructed work/life balance. Ellie sees this development as a plus. She loves her dad, but he’s clearly going overboard. From keeping his boss happy, employees motivated and enduring his mother’s tactless “advice” to raising a smart, grounded and healthy kid, it’s going to be a growing experience, to say the least. But if anyone can handle it all, it’s Sean. Thomas Lennon (“Reno 911”), Lindsay Sloane (“Weeds”) and Echo Kellum (“Ben And Kate”) also star.

 

Writer Victor Fresco (“Go On,” “Mad About You”), director James Burrows (“Friends,” “The Big Bang Theory”), Sean P. Hayes (“Hot In Cleveland,” “Grimm”) and Todd Milliner (“Hot In Cleveland,” “Grimm”) serve as executive producers. “Sean Saves the World” is a production of Universal Television and Hazy Mills Productions.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/sean-saves-the-world/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest “Sean Saves the World” news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/SeanSavestheWorld

https://twitter.com/SeanSavesWorld  #SeanSavesWorld

https://plus.google.com/+NBCSeanSavesTheWorld

 

“UNDATEABLE”

When confident slacker Danny Beeman (Chris D’Elia, “Whitney,” “Glory Daze”) takes Justin (comedian Brent Morin) on as a roommate, Danny unwittingly inherits Justin’s group of romantically challenged friends. Seeing himself as the ultimate player, Danny decides to teach the crew (who he dubs “The Undateables”) everything he knows about “the game of love.” For their first lesson, Danny takes the guys to an event hosted by his sister, Leslie (Bianca Kajlich, “Rules of Engagement”), who is a single mom with dating difficulties of her own. At first, Danny’s advice seems to pay off big-time: The shy guy talks to a girl, the no-filter dude learns it’s never OK to ask a woman when she’s due, and his nebbish roommate, Justin, goes home with a mystery woman. It’s not until the next day that they figure out it was Leslie. Here’s a refreshing comedy about the “do’s,” “don’ts” and “duhs” of dating.

 

Writer Adam Sztykiel (“Due Date”), Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs,” “Cougar Town”) and Jeff Ingold serve as executive producers. “Undateable” is a production of Warner Bros. Television and Doozer Productions.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/undateable/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest “Undateable” news, video, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/NBCUndateable

https://twitter.com/NBCUndateable  #Undateable

https://plus.google.com/+NBCUndateable

 

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY

Parents Dan Yoder (Mike O’Malley, “Glee,” “My Name Is Earl”) and wife Karina (Mary McCormack, “In Plain Sight,” “The West Wing”) find out on the day their daughter Molly (Ella Rae Peck (“Deception,” “Gossip Girl”) is graduating from high school with an acceptance to college, she announces she pregnant. Across town in East L.A., Junior Hernandez (Joseph Haro, “Glee,” “Awkward”), in the middle of his high school valedictorian speech, gets a text from girlfriend Molly that he’s going to be a daddy. Expectedly, Junior’s parents Miguel (Ricardo Chavira, “Desperate Housewives”) and Lisette (Justina Machado, “Six Feet Under,” “ER”) are also upset, as they now have Caucasians in the family. What follows is a crash course in culture blending as Molly and Junior decide they want to get married and, in doing so, bring together two very different families. The dads have the most difficult time reconciling while the moms take a softer approach to get to know one another. When the parents fully realize that their kids are serious about making a life together, the adults exhale and begin to come to terms with this new blended family and start to understand it will take, humor, love and tolerance to make it all work.

 

Writer Mike Sikowitz (“Rules of Engagement,” “Friends”) and Jamie Tarses (“Happy Endings, “Franklin & Bash”) serve as executive producers. “Welcome to the Family” is a production of Sony Pictures Television and FanFare Productions.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/welcome-to-the-family/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest “Welcome to the Family” news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/NBCWelcome

https://twitter.com/NBCWelcome   #WelcometotheFam

https://plus.google.com/+NBCWelcome

 

New Dramas

 

BELIEVE

Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature and even predict the future… Since she was 2 years old, Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) has had gifts she could neither fully understand, nor control. Raised by a small group known as the “True Believers,” the orphaned girl has been safeguarded from harmful outsiders who would use her forces for personal gain. But now that she is 10, her powers have become stronger and the threat has grown more dangerous. With her life and future now in jeopardy, the “Believers” turn to the only person they see fit to be her full-time protector. That is, once they break him out of jail. Tate (Jake McLaughlin), a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate who’s lost his will, is initially reluctant until he witnesses one of her extraordinary abilities. Bo sees people for who they truly are… and who they may become. Tate and Bo begin their journey, one in which trust must be earned. Traveling from city to city, every place they stop and everyone they meet will be changed forever. But they’ll have to keep going to stay one step ahead of the sinister forces after Bo’s power… because it will take a miracle to keep them safe forever. “Believe” also stars Delroy Lindo and Kyle MacLachlan.

 

Writer, director Alfonso Cuaron (“Children of Men,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”), Mark Friedman (“The Forgotten”), J.J. Abrams (“Revolution,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and Bryan Burk (“Lost,” “Fringe”) serve as executive producers. “Believe” is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Bad Robot Productions.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/believe/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest “Believe” news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/nbcbelieve

https://twitter.com/NBCBelieve   #Believe

https://plus.google.com/+NBCBelieve

 

“THE BLACKLIST”

For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader, “The Office,” “Boston Legal”) has been one of the FBI’s Most Wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as “The Concierge of Crime.” Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: He will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone, “Law & Order: Los Angeles”), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. For Liz, it’s going to be one hell of a first day on The Job. What follows is a twisting series of events as the race to stop a terrorist begins. What are Red’s true intentions? Why has he chosen Liz, a woman with whom he seemingly has no connection? Does Liz have secrets of her own? Zamani is only the first of many on a list that Red has compiled over the years: a “blacklist” of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. He will help catch them all… with the caveat that Liz continues to work as his partner. Red will teach Liz to think like a criminal and “see the bigger picture”… whether she wants to or not. “The Blacklist” also stars are Diego Klattenhoff (“Homeland”), Harry Lennix (“Man of Steel”), Ryan Eggold (“90210”) and Ilfenesh Hadera (“Da Brick”).

 

Writer Jon Bokenkamp (“The Call,” “Taking Lives”), John Eisendrath (“Alias”), John Davis (“Gulliver’s Travels,” “Predator”) and John Fox serve as executive producers. The pilot was directed by Joe Carnahan (“The A-Team,” “The Grey”). “The Blacklist” is a production of Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/the-blacklist/  and check back on Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest “Blacklist” news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/NBCBlacklist

https://twitter.com/NBCBlacklist  #TheBlacklist

https://plus.google.com/+NBCBlacklist

 

“CHICAGO PD”
District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two distinctly different groups: The uniformed COPS who patrol the beat and deal with street crimes, and the intelligence unit, the team that combats the city’s major offenses, such as organized crime, drug trafficking and high-profile murders. Leading the intelligence team is Sgt. Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), a man not against skirting the law in the pursuit of justice. Demanding and tough, only those who can take the heat survive under Voight’s command. Take Det. Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda), for example. Despite a troubled history with his boss, Dawson has ambitions of running the unit. If that means facing off against Voight every day, he’ll persevere. From the street COPS with dreams of moving up to the elite crew who are already in, “life on The Job” is a daily challenge.

 

Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Peter Jankowski, Danielle Gelber and director Joe Chappelle serve as executive producers. “Chicago PD” is a production of Universal Television and Wolf Films.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/chicago-pd/  and check back on Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest “Chicago PD” news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/NBCChicagoPD

https://twitter.com/NBCChicagoPD #ChicagoPD

https://plus.google.com/+NBCChicagoPD

 

CRISIS

It’s field trip day for the students of Ballard High School, a place that educates the children of Washington, D.C.’s elite, top-of-their-industry CEOs, international diplomats, political power players and even the president’s son. But when their bus is ambushed on a secluded rural road, the teenagers and their chaperones are taken, igniting a national crisis. Now with some of the country’s most powerful parents at the mercy of one vengeful mastermind, the question arises: How far would you go and what would you become to ensure your child’s safe return? With so many parents and dignitaries put into play with nowhere to turn and no one to trust, this unthinkable scenario grows from the select families at risk to an entire nation at stake.

From writer/producer Rand Ravich (“Life,” “The Astronaut’s Wife”) and starring Dermot Mulroney (“The Grey,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding”), Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files,” “Hannibal”), Lance Gross (“Tyler Perry’s House of Pain,” “The Last Fall”) and Rachael Taylor (“Transformers,” “Red Dog”), “Crisis” is an emotionally charged action thriller.

 

Writer Rand Ravich, Far Shariat (“Life,” “I Love You Phillip Morris”) and director Phillip Noyce (“Salt,” “Patriot Games”) serve as executive producers. “Crisis” is from 20th Century Fox Television.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/crisis/  and check back on Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest “Crisis” news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/NBCCrisis

https://twitter.com/NBCCrisis  #Crisis

https://plus.google.com/+NBCCrisis

 

CROSSBONES

It’s 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (John Malkovich, “(In the Line of Fire”), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown, part marauder’s paradise, this is a place like no other on earth, and a mounting threat to international commerce. To gain control of this fearsome society, Tom Lowe, a highly skilled undercover assassin, is sent to the pirates’ haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. But The Closer Lowe gets, the more he finds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can’t help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds. But Lowe is not the only danger to Blackbeard’s rule. He is a man with many villainous rivals and one great weakness, a passionately driven woman whom he cannot deny.

Writer Neil Cross, Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Ted Gold serve as executive producers. “Crossbones” is a production of Universal Television, Parkes/MacDonald Productions and Georgeville Television.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/crossbones/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest “Crossbones” news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/NBCCrossbones

https://twitter.com/nbccrossbones  #Crossbones

https://plus.google.com/+Crossbones

 

 

DRACULA

Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”) stars in this provocative new drama as one of the world’s most iconic characters. 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. Victoria Smurfit (“About a Boy”), Thomas Kretschmann (“King Kong”), Jessica De Gouw (“Arrow”), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (“Mr. Selfridge”), Nonso Anozie (“Game of Thrones”) and Katie McGrath (“Merlin”) also star.

 

Writer Daniel Knauf (“Carnival”), Tony Krantz, (“24,” “Sports Night”), Colin Callender and Gareth Neame (“Downton Abbey”) serve as executive producers. “Dracula” is a production of Flame Ventures, Sky Living, Playground Entertainment, Universal Television, NBCUniversal International Television Production and Carnival Film & Television.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/dracula/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest “Dracula” news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/NBCDracula

https://twitter.com/nbcdracula  #Dracula

https://plus.google.com/+NBCDracula

 

IRONSIDE
In the gritty world of the NYPD, no one’s tougher than Det. Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood, “The Event,” “In Treatment”). He’s a fearless cop who won’t stop until the guilty are brought to justice. He and his trusted, handpicked team of specialists — Virgil (Pablo Schreiber, “The Wire” “Lights Out”), Holly (Spencer Grammer, “Greek,” “As The World Turns”) and Teddy (Neal Bledsoe, “Smash,” “Ugly Betty”), as well as his former partner Gary (Brent Sexton, “The Killing”) and boss, Det. Ed Rollins (Kenneth Choi, “Sons Of Anarchy”) — will do whatever it takes to solve New York’s most difficult and notorious crimes. As a detective, Ironside’s instincts are second to none, and those around him have to stay on their toes if they want to keep up because when his spine was shattered by a bullet two years ago, Ironside swore he’d never let a wheelchair slow him down.

 

Writer Michael Caleo (“Rescue Me,” “The Sopranos”) Teri Weinberg (“Ugly Betty”), John Davis, John Fox, Ron West and David Semel (“Heroes”) serve as executive producers. “Ironside” is a production of Universal Television, Davis Entertainment, Yellow Brick Road Productions.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/ironside/  and check back on Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest “Ironside” news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/NBCIronside

https://twitter.com/NBCIronside  #Ironside

https://plus.google.com/+NBCIronside

 

“THE NIGHT SHIFT”
Welcome to the night shift, where every day is a fight between the heroic efforts of saving lives and the hard truths of running a hospital. At San Antonio Memorial, the men and women who work the wee hours are a special breed, particularly adrenaline junkie T.C. Callahan (Eoin Macken, “Merlin”). After a grueling tour of duty in the Middle East, T.C. is about to learn that his toughest battles will be fought right at home. He and his irreverent team of late-night docs, including Topher (Ken Leung, “Lost”) and Drew (Brendan Fehr, “Roswell”), know how to let off steam with the casual prank or two, but when lives are at stake they are all business. Unfortunately, the night shift is now under new management and boss Michael Ragosa (Freddy Rodriguez, “Six Feet Under”) is more interested in cutting costs than helping people. But T.C. has never met a rule he couldn’t break, or a person he won’t stand up to. And it’s clear that not even his ex-girlfriend (Jill Flint, “The Good Wife”) who is a doctor and now Ragosa’s second in charge, has a chance at keeping him in line. If Ragosa wants a war, he’ll get one.

Writers Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” “Freaks and Geeks”) and Pierre Morel (“Taken”) serve as executive producers. “Night Shift” is a production of Sony Pictures Television.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/the-night-shift/  and check back on Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest “The Night Shift” news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/NBCNightShift

https://twitter.com/NBCNightShift  #NightShift

https://plus.google.com/+NBCNightShift

 

 

New Alternative Series

 

“THE MILLION SECOND QUIZ”
“The Million Second Quiz” is a state-of-the-art, electrifying new live competition where contestants test the limits of their knowledge, endurance and will to win as they battle each other in intense bouts of trivia for 12 consecutive days and nights. Live from a gigantic hourglass shaped structure in the heart of Manhattan, this setting will also serve as the living quarters of the reigning champions – the four players who have remained in the game the longest. The show will be the first fully convergent television experience, where viewers will be able to play along at home in real time and sync to the live primetime broadcast. When the million seconds draw to a close, the champions will battle it out and the ultimate winner could claim an unprecedented cash prize of up to $10 million.

 

Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman and David A. Hurwitz serve as executive producers. “The Million Second Quiz” is produced by All3 Media America, Studio Lambert and Universal Television.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/million-second-quiz/.

 

 

For the latest “Food Fighters” news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/MillionSecondQuiz

https://twitter.com/millionseconds   #MSQ

https://plus.google.com/+NBCMillionSecondQuiz
“FOOD FIGHTERS”

The table is set for the ultimate culinary clash in this one part cooking competition, one part game show. Host Adam Richman (“Man v. Food”) will give homegrown amateur cooks the chance to test their skills against professional chefs. Every down-home cook has that one signature dish or secret family recipe that always gains favor with friends and family. Now, imagine going head to head in the kitchen against five professional chefs, who try to cook your specialty dish even better than you in the hopes of winning over a dinner party made up of the American public. With each savored victory, the cash prize gets bigger and bigger as the home cooks rise to every challenge and outcook the professional chefs. Think you’ve got what it takes to serve up the competition?

 

Ben Silverman, Tim Puntillo, Chris Grant and Jimmy Fox serve as executive producers. “Food Fighters” is a production of Universal Television and Electus.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/food-fighters/.

 

For the latest “Food Fighters” news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+:

https://www.facebook.com/NBCFoodFighters

https://twitter.com/nbcfoodfighters   #FoodFighters

https://plus.google.com/+NBCFoodFighters

 

AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS

America’s top designers, builders, architects and landscapers go head-to-head each week, putting their talents to the test on extreme home renovations. They’ll tackle spaces that are architecturally diverse, resulting in epic transformations with impeccable design. These incredible transformations will be judged by host Nate Berkus and a panel of experts to determine which team achieved the best results. The losing team will then be forced to send one team member home. In the live finale, the two remaining competitors will each design and renovate a home on their own, bringing their unique visions to life. America will then vote and crown one contestant the winner. Finally, the two spectacular homes will be given away to two lucky viewers!

 

Nate Berkus, Craig Plestis and Tom Shelly serve as executive producers. “American Dream Builders” is a production of Universal Television.

 

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/american-dream-builders/.

 
  • Joseph A

    Some smart moves here by NBC
    Monday , The Voice as the lead to a new show , smart.
    Tuesday , The Voice at 9pm so it can be a lead for a new show again smart.
    Friday , Like getting the news out of the way at 8pm , and then doing 9pm & 10pm with Horror.

    Wednesday , Thinking that this is a really bad lineup, seeing to many problems here, and think that NBC will need to move Revolution if they want a 3rd season.

    Thursday , like Wednesday this looks like its going to be a cluster, thinking the Network should rethink these two days.

  • JohnnyRico

    I heard CBS may try BBT OR 2 and a Half Men at 9 which is why MJF show is at 9:30.

  • bjssp

    @JohnnyRico:

    I remember reading that it in addition to a guaranteed 22 episodes next season, it had guarantees of scheduling and marketing. Perhaps what you described factored into this.

    Or not. After all, I think MJF could take down TAAHM.

  • Bradleigh H Horton

    Filmed in Britain comes the Transylvanian scourge of terror, DRACULA. This program goes back to when THE SAINT was on NBC in the 60’s. They put it in the right time slot after GRIMM against BLUE BLOODS or whatever.

    Who’s the dummy putting REVOLUTION against SURVIVOR and the ABC comedies? X FACTOR go to you know where for all I know. PARENTHOOD against SCANDAL and ELEMENTARY? JERKS.

    NBC should stand for the NO BRAINS CHANNEL.

  • AG

    I bet you that 85% of this lineup get lower ratings the Days of our Lives.

  • Joseph A

    I watched a few of the trailers that are currently available , my take ,

    The Blacklist , is a rehash of Silence of The Lambs , I think it has a near lock for a 2nd season out the gate given it has The Voice as a lead in.

    Ironside , looks really bad , thinking this is Dead On Arrival on any other network but might go mid season with NBC.

    Welcome To The Family , MAJOR MISCAST OF JUNIOR , he looks like a little boy even though he is 21 years of age, this show should have had a chance but I think is dead due to casting.

    Sean Saves The World , The sets look like they came out of storage from Will & Grace , the promo has a horrible and obvious laugh track, and the writing was really bad , this will not make it to the Spring.

    The Michael J Fox Show, This has a shot , and might be enough to help Parenthood go a full season.

    Dracula , like the look of the show and its a good time slot , just need to see how much liberty they take with history and if their target audience gets into this, I think the chances just from the promo are good.

  • Bern

    Bye Bye Revolution :(
    Except for Fridays the schedule is a mess

  • Tessa

    I thought they’d move Grimm to a weekday considering how well it was performing. Guess not then.

  • Bev

    Dracula and Crossbones look interesting, but Ironside preview is dull.

  • Fred

    NBC is taking some senseless risks and making some silly errors:

    REVOLUTION is not strong enough to lead off Wednesday night.
    It once was, but not anymore.

    PARENTHOOD will get devoured by SCANDAL and ELEMENTARY.

    CHICAGO FIRE does OK for NBC, but doesn’t deserve a spinoff.

    MICHAEL J. FOX should air Thursday 8:00 or 9:00 not 9:30. His name is big enough to lead an hour.

  • Fred

    @Joseph A

    Don’t forget Go On, New Normal and Ready To Love. They all aired after The Voice and are all gone.
    Even Revolution is only performing OK after the Voice.
    Having a strong lead in helps, but not guaranteed.

  • Matthew

    Isn’t it going to be the last season of parenthood? Maybe that’s why they put it there

  • SarahL

    I am glad that Grimm is back on Friday. Dracula looks okay.

  • Fred

    cont….

    That all said, NBC should be in better shape next season because of the Olympics and some smart cancelations.

    By finally dumping their lowest rated sitcoms, NBC can now try and rebuild the Thursday comedy lineup.

    Smart for NBC to cancel low rated Rock Center and add similar genre shows to follow GRIMM.

  • Tomcatt630

    “Finally dumping low rated..NBC can now rebuild”

    I predict more low ratings and cancellations.

    These days, there are more choices for entertainment. It’s not 1996 where “everyone” couldn’t wait for THU’s to see ‘Ross and Rachel’ break up/ make up. Never will see rating #’s like the 90’s or earlier.

    Only if NBC has ‘Voice’ on every day at 8/7c will new shows get any eyeballs. And even then, people get bored and tune out after first week, going back to their smart phones to text, etc.

    Getting all excited about “NBC rebuilding”, as if a time machine will bring back 1996, is futile. Big 4 networks need to stop trying to bring back the 90’s.

  • Tomcatt630

    And I totally agree that Sean Hayes is doing the tired “Just Jack” schtick from 1998. More low ratings for “Must See TV”.

    Entertainment industry is in flux. No large #’s of eyeballs on TV sets on THU nights, fewer people seeing ads for Friday movie openings. Looks like more jamming internet with ads, to get to the the ‘kids’ under 25 to see the latest sequal/rom-com/action movie.

    After all that is the only demo that matters, right? [sarcasm intended]

  • Andrew

    The new schedule is decent, but the new comedies don’t look very good from the clips. I’ll continue watching Parks and Rec and may give the Sean Hayes and Micheal J Fox comedies a shot, and may sample The Blacklist. I’m guessing placing Micheal J Fox at 9:30 instead of 9 is in case CBS puts Crazy Ones at 9. If CBS puts the Robin Williams single-cam at 9, I predict it will beat the NBC multi-cam. Parenthood will work Thursday at 10 where many others have failed as it has a modest audience (myself included) and will pair well with comedies being a dramedy (it’s not compatible w/ Biggest Loser). I just hope NBC’s new comedies are better then they look so far. I am more excited about Fox’s Tuesday comedy block so far. Its looks like Community has officially become NBC’s Rules of Engagement.

    As for Hannibal, they are waiting for how well it does after The Office finale before they renew or cancel it. If it gets 1.5 or above, I predict they renew it for a short season in the Spring or Summer, otherwise they cancel it. Revolution may survive Wednesday at 8 if its core audience continues to watch it – they are testing it out. I would have swapped Chicago Fire with Ironside though to give another new show a Voice lead-in – Chicago Fire doesn’t need it.

    Celebrity Apprentice may be renewed as spackle or to fill in one of the Dateline spots as a one hour show or may be sent off to Summer – we’ll see.

    NBC has a chance with its mid-season shows due to the Olympics in February. I just hope NBC has more live coverage during the Olympics this time since they have a new person in charge of their sports division and that they fully utilize their new NBC Sports Network (Universal Sports was a joke) for Olympic coverage. This is chance for their sports network to get major exposure and become a serious competitor to ABC’s ESPN. I know live coverage will be harder this time because of the time difference between Sochi and here, and NBC will want plenty fluff to put into primetime that’s tape delayed for the West Coast, but at least their NBC Sports Network could have live coverage and show the opening/closing ceremonies live (while NBC shows it in primetime). This February will be a test to whether NBC is serious about running a sports network, or a laughing stock.

  • Bri

    @Alex

    ‘POI’s ratings this season were better than they were last season. Who’s to say they wouldn’t grow even more THIS season? It’s among the highest rated dramas on broadcast TV.’

    POI L+SD 18-49 average for season 1 is 2.87
    POI L+SD 18-49 average for season 2 is 2.90

    yes it is barely better than last year.

  • Bri

    Don’t like this new NBC schedule, Revolution at 8pm will have a tough life against Survivor, XFactor/Idol. But good of them to move The oice on 9pm on Tuesday.

  • Bri

    I meant The Voice not The oice……

© 2014 Tribune Digital Ventures