Categories: 1-Featured,Broadcast TV,Fall 2013 TV Schedule
Written By Amanda Kondolojy
May 13th, 2013
NBC has released trailers for five new shows
The Michael J. Fox Show:
Sean Saves the World:
Welcome to the Family:
Dracula looks like the best show. I definitely want to watch it. And MJF’s show looks good. I am surprised it isn’t airing at 9 because it looks better than Sean Hayes’s show. Also, I would think that MJF would be the biggest draw.
Those trailers are a lot better.
Blacklist: A (love the villain and the mystery)
Dracula: C+ (little bit too much a soap opera, CW viewers must love this)
Ironside: C (pass, I don’t like that kind of shows)
MJ Fox: A (I love it, good humor with a story)
Sean: B+ (that mom and daughter are great with Sean, boss is ok, maybe to simple)
Welcome: C+ (looks like a ABC comedy, a little laugh, ‘The New Normal’ viewers will love this)
I don’t care with channel have what show, I only like the fact NBC is trying to be strong again and I can appreciate that.
Trailers are a vast improvement over the clips. Lets rate them:
The Michael J. Fox Show: B+
Sean Saves the World: B-
Welcome to the Family: B
The Blacklist: A
Making people to sit through commercials, just to see TRAILERS for new shows is an absolute FAIL. I’m now officially boycotting the NBC network of stations.
Good God, NBC! Looks like I’ll just be watching Parks and Community this year.
blacklist looks like it might be interesting. Ill give it a shot.
Everything else looks horrible.
dracula – vampires..bleh
ironside – cop in a wheelchair.. someone really pitched this and it got chosen? lol..
MJF – Im getting dizzy just watching the promo.
Sean saves the world – boring..
welcome to the family – not funny at all.. the cast looks more annoying then anything.
I can’t quite understand the love Dracula is getting. It doesn’t look unrelentingly terrible or anything but equally it doesn’t grab me as looking especially good either…
I reckon Dracula will flop. There’s just no story to it whatsoever.
The Blacklist, MJFS & WTTF could be hits.
Ironside & SSTW is mixed to me.
Maybe I am getting soft, or I am too favorable to NBC, but…
Ironside: looks decidedly not ground breaking, but that’s okay. It does look gritty, which can be a plus. I could see this show working, but I wonder, if I said in another thread, it might have been better for Sundays once football was over with.
Dracula: this will either bomb big time, be a minor hit that never goes below a 1.3 but never goes above a 2.0, or it explodes and, the following season, NBC moves it to a new night with more episodes.
SSTW: As I said earlier, why not pair this with Undateable on Tuesdays? Looks to be as much of a workplace comedy as a family show, and the multi cam tone fits with that of Undateable. And I think this looks decent overall. Hopefully, the writing is strong and they don’t let Hayes be too over the top. He’s talented, to be sure.
WTTF: This, too, looks decent. At least it seems as though the show is going for jokes, and amazingly enough, the two young actors look young, not like they are 30. The premise is broad, but that’s a good thing. And the cast looks strong.
TMJFS: Okay, the name probably has to change. Other than that, this looks to have a good mix of humor and heart, even if the first episode is probably somewhat too heavy on the heart. The cast here looks talented, and I can’t imagine they’d hire hacks for writers. I just hope they don’t go too heavy on the heart, as TNN did at times.
And I’ll say, yet again, I think NBC made a mistake in not going for TMJFS leading off the night, followed by WTTF, or Family Guide (had Parker Posey not left?), followed by Assistance and/or AAB. But we’ll see what happens.
Oh yeah, it’s not listed here, but The Blacklist looks great. Yes, it has some of the same cliches as action shows, especially Alias, but Spader is a unique choice for the role and it seems like it could be great fun. I just hope that the big reveal isn’t that Spader is her father or had her parents killed or knows who did or something. It’s too obvious.
Is it a bad thing that it looks like it might be from the late 1990s? There’s something to be said about a traditionally structured show. NBC had lots of ‘em back then, and they were great.
Okay, the name probably has to change
Why would the name have to change?
Do the NBC executives actually watch these comedies and laugh at them? I’m going to try and give them a chance but yeesh these trailers are bad!
From the preview Sawn Saves the World looks pretty good. Welcome to the Family looks ok and i am really looking forward to the MJF siccom. The Dramas are ok.
wow any prime-time network could beat these comedies they are just a horror to look at.but dracula after grimm might work out!
It’s scary that the WTTF trailer featuring Mike O’Malley was the best of the bunch. The MJF show will be the only one given a chance to grow and build an audience though, on his name alone. The rest have no prayer if their ratings aren’t above average out of the gate.
I don’t understand the why anyone would want the Michael J. Fox Show on at 8:00 against the TBBT. It’s not a proven commodity, so it risks this show’s debut. TBBT and Parks and Rec makes more sense since Parks and Rec has a pretty different audience.
The Michael J. Fox Show got a full order for 22 episodes so there’s a lot of confidence in it. The trailer looks good, and Michael J. Fox is still hilarious. I don’t think there’s a problem with the name; that’s what the show probably be called regardless. Michael J. Fox is a household name.
Sean Saves the World looks fun. The physical comedy in it is great and it has both Thomas Lennon and Echo Kellum, which is great. That should help it quite a bit.
Welcome to the Family better have a strong first few episodes. It looks like the lower rated out of the bunch. I rather like Mike O’Malley from Glee. It appears that his hat is attached to his head. If I were to pick the show most likely to fail so that Community can replace it, it would be this one.
Interestingly enough, NBC heard the pitch for The Following after it picked up Hannibal, but didn’t go forward with it.
I’m really loving the new comedy trailers, they’re definitely more promising than last season’s Go On and The New Normal.