NBC is fairly light on new series for fall 2017 — in fact, there’s only one show of the three additions to its schedule that’s entirely new. The other two are connected to the network’s history.

The new one is “The Brave,” a drama about a military covert ops team. The network’s other new-ish fall offerings are a revival of “Will & Grace” and “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” which the network hopes is the start of an anthology a la “American Crime Story.”

The network hasn’t released teasers for its midseason series yet, so we’ll have to wait a while for first glimpses at “Rise,” “AP Bio,” “Good Girls,” “Champions” and “Reverie.”

‘The Brave’

Anne Heche plays the deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, whose team identifies and analyzes threats around the globe. Mike Vogel plays the head of the special ops team that attempts to neutralize those threats.

‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’

Edie Falco stars in the limited series as attorney Leslie Abramson, who defended Erik Menendez when he and brother Lyle were arrested for the 1989 murders of their parents. The cast isn’t complete as of this writing, hence the light amount of episodic footage.

‘Will & Grace’

The Must-See TV sitcom returns for a 12-episode run 11 years after it left the air the first time. Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes reprise their roles. It’s not in production yet, so what you see below is a teaser shot for NBC’s upfront presentation.

 

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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