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X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



Upfronts time Up first NBC


2014-2015 Scorecard


Returning Series
Grimm
Undateable
Chicago Fire
Chicago PD
The Blacklist
Law & Order SVU
The Night Shift

Cancelled Series
A to Z
Bad Judge
Constantine
Allegiance
The Slap (mini series)
One Big Happy
Marry Me
State of Affairs
About a Boy
Parks and Recreation (final season)
Parenthood (final season)


2015-16 Schedule (New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

MONDAY
8-10 P.M. — “The Voice”
10-11 P.M. — “BLINDSPOT”

TUESDAY
8-9 P.M. — “The Voice”
9-10. PM. — “HEARTBREAKER”
10-11 P.M. — “BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS” (through November)
10-11 P.M. — “Chicago Fire” (premieres in November)

WEDNESDAY
8-9 P.M. — “The Mysteries of Laura”
9-10 P.M. — “Law & Order: SVU”
10-11 P.M. — “Chicago P.D.”

THURSDAY
8-9 P.M. — “HEROES REBORN”
9-10 P.M. — “The Blacklist”
10-11 P.M. — “THE PLAYER”

FRIDAY
8-8:30 P.M. — “Undateable”
8:30-9 P.M. — “PEOPLE ARE TALKING”
9-10 P.M. — “Grimm”
10-11 P.M. — “Dateline”

SATURDAY
8-10 P.M. — “Dateline Saturday Night Mystery”
10-11 P.M. — “Saturday Night Live” (Classic encores)

SUNDAY
7-8:20 P.M. — “Football Night in America”
8:20-11 P.M. — “Sunday Night Football”



New Series


Drama

Blindspot

quote:

From executive producer Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “The Mysteries of Laura”) comes “Blindspot”: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos, is discovered naked in Times Square with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there’s one tattoo that is impossible to miss: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. “Jane,” Agent Weller and the rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed.

The cast includes Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ukweli Roach and Ashley Johnson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuVNZBHWi3c


Heartbreaker

quote:

Based on the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, this unique character-driven medical drama follows Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George, “The Slap”), an outspoken world-renowned heart-transplant surgeon and one of the few women in her field. Stubborn and fearless, Alex always operates on her own terms. She revels in a racy personal life that’s a full-time job in itself, manages the daily demands of skeptical faculty and dutiful interns, and pushes the boundaries of medical science to impressive new heights.

The cast includes Melissa George, Dave Annable, Don Hany, Shelley Conn, D.L. Hughley, Jamie Kennedy, Maya Erskine, J. Louis Mills and Joshua Leonard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKdltR_-rvY


Heroes Reborn

quote:

From original creator Tim Kring, the Supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers. Epic adventures await these newly empowered allies as they cross paths with some of the original characters (such as the beloved “HRG” and fan-favorite time-traveler Hiro Nakamura), unlocking the mysterious fate of the universe and their place within it.

The cast of “Heroes Reborn” includes Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Masi Oka, Judith Shekoni, Robbie Kay, Henry Zebrowski, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Danika Yarosh, Toru Uchikado, Eve Harlow and Gatlin Green.


The Player

quote:

From the executive producers of “The Blacklist” and starring Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester (“Strike Back,” “Fringe”) comes an action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: The house always wins.

The cast also includes Charity Wakefield and Damon Gupton.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BbaeJvSi1Q


Chicago Med

quote:

Executive producer Dick Wolf delivers the newest installment of the compelling “Chicago” franchise, an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running.

The cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta.


Game of Silence

quote:

Carol Mendelsohn, executive producer and veteran of the “CSI” phenomenon, and David Hudgins (“Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights”) present a gripping new drama about a successful Atlanta attorney (David Lyons, “Revolution”) whose long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear after 25 years. When a dark secret they thought they had buried resurfaces, the brotherhood bands together to right the wrongs of their shared past — a journey that will push the limits of their loyalty and quench their thirst for revenge.

The cast includes David Lyons, Michael Raymond-James, Larenz Tate, Bre Blair, Conor O’Farrell, Deidrie Henry, Demetrius Grosse and Claire Van Der Boom.


Shades of Blue

quote:

In a provocative new drama, the iconic Jennifer Lopez stars as sexy New York detective (and single mother) Harlee Santos, who fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty COPS, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest and talented daughter. When she’s trapped by the FBI, however, and forced to inform on her own “brothers,” she’ll have to walk the fine line between love, loyalty, honor and betrayal, and try to keep it together for her daughter’s future.

The cast also includes Ray Liotta, Warren Kole, Dayo Okeniyi, Drea De Matteo, Hampton Fluker, Vincent Laresca and Sarah Jeffery.


Emerald City

quote:

In the blink of a tornado's eye, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and her K9 police dog are transported to another world, one far removed from our own - a mystical land of competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy. This is the fabled Land of Oz in a way you've never seen before, where wicked witches don't stay dead for long and a young girl becomes a headstrong warrior who holds the fate of kingdoms in her hands.



Comedy

People Are Talking

quote:

If you can think it, they will say it. From producer Will Packer (“Ride Along”) and director Pam Fryman (“How I Met Your Mother”) comes this unabashed new comedy about two diverse couples who are both neighbors and best friends. As they go through life side-by-side, they can’t help but analyze and obsess about everything. From topics like sex and race, to the fact that the trusted new babysitter might just be a porn star, nothing is out of bounds for this wildly outspoken foursome.

The cast includes Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell and Bresha Webb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UecXknwV4Wo


Coach

quote:

Craig T. Nelson (“Parenthood”) reprises the iconic role that earned him an Emmy in this follow-up to the beloved series that ran for nine seasons. With original creator Barry Kemp at the helm, Hayden Fox’s story picks up 18 years later when the retired coach gets Back In The Game to assist his son, who was just hired as head coach at an Ivy League university in Pennsylvania… where they know nothing about sports. Between dealing with the eggheads on campus and his hostile daughter-in-law at home, Coach will soon learn that he’s not in Minnesota anymore. Talk about a Hail Mary!


Crowded

quote:

No more sex, booze, and paying the bills naked. After 20 years of parenting, empty nesters Mike (Patrick Warburton, “Seinfeld”) and Martina (Carrie Preston, “True Blood”) are finally reclaiming their wild side. Yet when their two grown daughters both unexpectedly move back in, and Mike’s parents scratch their plans to spend their golden years in Florida, their roost is full again. From executive producer Sean Hayes, this new (and very timely) family comedy proves that life is crazy with a full house, especially the second time around.

The cast includes Patrick Warburton, Carrie Preston, Stacy Keach, Carlease Burke, Mia Serafino and Miranda Cosgrove.


Hot and Bothered

quote:

If you think the steamy sex, sensational scandals and wrenching heartbreak on Latino soap operas are a little extreme, just wait until you see what happens behind the scenes. Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”) stars in this new comedy about Ana Sofia, a sizzling TV superstar and her lively family of cast and crew all competing to steal the spotlight. When the cameras turn off, the drama turns up as Ana battles pesky network execs, drunken script writers, narcissistic co-stars, and an unfortunately familiar new onscreen love interest.

The cast includes Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses, Amaury Nolasco, Jadyn Maria and Izzy Diaz


Superstore

quote:

America Ferrara (“Ugly Betty”) and Ben Feldman (“Mad Men,” “A to Z”) star in a hilarious workplace comedy (from the producer of “The Office”) about a unique family of employees at a super-sized megastore. From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless summer hires and in-it-for-life managers, together they hilariously tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions.

The cast includes Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nichole Bloom and Nico Santos.


You, Me, And The End of the World

quote:

In this bold adrenaline-fueled new one-hour comedy drama, the news that a comet is on an unavoidable collision course with Earth sets in motion the most hilariously unexpected chain of events imaginable. Set against the backdrop of apocalyptic chaos and starring Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation”), Jenna Fischer (“The Office”), Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”) and Mathew Baynton (“Yonderland”), the story follows an eclectic group of seemingly unconnected characters around the world as their lives start to intersect in the most unexpected ways. When we say eclectic, we mean a rebellious priest, an unhinged white supremacist, a mild-mannered bank manager, a germ-phobic cyber-terrorist and an American five-star general. Some of these misfits are destined to make it to a bunker deep beneath the English suburbs of Slough and, as a result, will become the hugely unlikely (and totally unsuitable) future of mankind. Wouldn’t that be a disaster!

The cast also includes Joel Fry, Paterson Joseph, Gaia Scodellaro, Pauline Quirke, Fabian McCallum and Kyle Soller.


X-O fucked around with this message at 03:00 on May 12, 2015

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sticklefifer
Nov 11, 2003

by VideoGames


Deadpool posted:

From executive producer Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “The Mysteries of Laura”) comes “Blindspot”: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos, is discovered naked in Times Square with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there’s one tattoo that is impossible to miss: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. “Jane,” Agent Weller and the rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed.

They should call it Amnesia Prison Break.

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



sticklefifer posted:

They should call it Amnesia Prison Break.

It's more like a spiritual successor to John Doe really.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005




Kind of weird that that People Are Talking description forgets to mention one of the main characters (Meaghan Rath.)

Celery Jello
Mar 21, 2005


Slippery Tilde

I'm kind of hoping Blindspot turns into a Zero Hour laughwatch show after seeing "They're going to blow up the Statue of Liberty" played completely straight in the trailer.

sticklefifer
Nov 11, 2003

by VideoGames


Deadpool posted:

It's more like a spiritual successor to John Doe really.

I think what we're both saying is they should get Dominic Purcell.

Jamesman
Nov 19, 2004

"First off, let me start by saying curly light blond hair does not suit Hyomin at all. Furthermore,"


Fun Shoe

Bringing back Heroes AND Coach? NBC what are you even

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



Jamesman posted:

Bringing back Heroes AND Coach? NBC what are you even

I will definitely watch one of those.

It's not Heroes.

Gaz-L
Jan 28, 2009


sticklefifer posted:

I think what we're both saying is they should get Dominic Purcell.

He's too busy setting things on fire on the CW.

I AM GRANDO
Aug 20, 2006



"Heroes Reborn" was also the name of the comic book where this image comes from:



Seems fitting, really.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012
turdiak


Heartbreaker looks like hot garbage. That concept was already tried with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Box_%28TV_series%29 and it was a hilarious failure.

anotherone
Feb 8, 2001
Username taken, please choose another one

quote:

You, Me, And The End of the World

"Last Man On Earth" was successful so let's do the exact same thing. Hour-long comedies never work.

NieR Occomata
Jan 18, 2009


Superstore sounds like the only pitch even somewhat not-completely-awful

You me and the end of the world's byline is so desperate to make people like it, it's maybe the most faux-earnest byline i've ever read

shades of blue sounds like kind of a decent idea if it 1) doesn't push the "Single mother" angle as super hard as it so obviously is going to 2) didn't have jennifer lopez starring

like, shades of blue could work as a female-centered network version of the shield except with the conceit of vic mackey having been caught in the pilot and being forced to turn on his crew but i guaran-loving-tee you it'll be about a good-guy cop mom with her ethically challenged but generally good-guy cop friends doing the lightest of grey area crimes and the reason she does it will be presented as a SINGLE MOM WHO JUST WANTS WHAT'S BEST FOR HER KID

NieR Occomata fucked around with this message at 04:56 on May 11, 2015

sticklefifer
Nov 11, 2003

by VideoGames


The Player trailer looks so utterly ridiculous, like someone said "Hey, what if we took Person of Interest but made it random instead? WE'RE BETTING ON CRIME!" :haw:

And drat, Dick Wolf is really determined to make shows about Chicago public servants. I can't wait for Chicago Barista in 2016.

Junior G-man
Sep 15, 2004

Wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma




I've never understood why TV companies block access to non-US youtube users.

Doctor Butts
May 21, 2002



They're bringing back Coach?

LOL

Is that guy from Major Dad still alive?

WhyteRyce
Dec 30, 2001



Wow Heroes followed by Blacklist that's like 2 solid hours of poo poo writing that I will be morbidly drawn to

Valeyard
Mar 30, 2012




Grimey Drawer

I like Wesley Snipes so I guess I will give The Player a shot

sbaldrick
Jul 19, 2006
Driven by Hate


anotherone posted:

"Last Man On Earth" was successful so let's do the exact same thing. Hour-long comedies never work.

The best part about this is they clearly greenlite it before everyone saw "Last Man on Earth" and grew to hate it.

Edmund Lava
Sep 8, 2004

Hey, I'm from Brooklyn. I'm going to call myself Mr. Friendly.



Doctor Butts posted:


Is that guy from Major Dad still alive?

Yes, he was the antagonist of season 2 of House of Cards. He doesn't look so much like an army major any more.

Spaseman
Aug 26, 2007

I'm a Securitron
RobCo security model 2060-B.
If you ever see any of my brothers tell them Victor says howdy.


Fallen Rib

What's the deal with Last Man on Earth? I saw a bunch of previews for it but until this thread I literally didn't know the show had even aired.

Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

You've got to admit, you are kind of implausible





Deadpool posted:

You, Me, And The End of the World

So Rob Lowe has two TV shows this year, because according to the FOX thread, he's the star of "THE GRINDER".

I AM GRANDO
Aug 20, 2006



By November he will be back to being the star of zero shows.

NieR Occomata
Jan 18, 2009


Spaseman posted:

What's the deal with Last Man on Earth? I saw a bunch of previews for it but until this thread I literally didn't know the show had even aired.

it aired, the pilot blew everyone away, and then the subsequent episodes chipped away at its own really intriguing premise until it became this repetitive bore about the single worst person in the universe constantly loving up and saying "sorry"

Celery Jello
Mar 21, 2005


Slippery Tilde

Spaseman posted:

What's the deal with Last Man on Earth? I saw a bunch of previews for it but until this thread I literally didn't know the show had even aired.

The pilot was great, but then each successive episode removed part of what made the initial premise great and replaced it with making the main character even more of a shitheel. I realize you don't know me from Adam but I nearly stopped watching the show because I found it so distasteful that such an awful, reprehensible human being kept getting partially redeemed at the end of an episode.

In the end, it was... okay, I guess. Maybe if they'd condensed some of the wheel-spinning they did halfway through the season it would've been less annoying.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005




Davros1 posted:

So Rob Lowe has two TV shows this year, because according to the FOX thread, he's the star of "THE GRINDER".

Well, Meaghan Rath is also apparently in two separate pilots so I guess this is the year of hedging bets?

NieR Occomata
Jan 18, 2009


Also it repeated premises constantly, and this was in a 13 episode first season

like it's crazy that it had very little in the way of a greater narrative ambition outside of stressing over and over how much of a horndog everyone was

Slamhound
Mar 27, 2010


drat. I'm glad I ditched Last Man on Earth in the middle of the wedding episode.

Jamesman
Nov 19, 2004

"First off, let me start by saying curly light blond hair does not suit Hyomin at all. Furthermore,"


Fun Shoe

Edmund Lava posted:

Yes, he was the antagonist of season 2 of House of Cards. He doesn't look so much like an army major any more.

Son of a bitch, I never realized that was him. :aaaaa:

Astroman
Apr 8, 2001




They're bringing back Coach?

No Dobber no deal. :colbert:

muscles like this? posted:

Well, Meaghan Rath is also apparently in two separate pilots so I guess this is the year of hedging bets?

And if Masi Oki is a lead in Heroes, he's also a main character in Hawaii 5-0 which was just renewed.

JakeP
Apr 27, 2003

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Lipstick Apathy

theres a comedy called undateable on its 3rd season? Show any good?

Macdeo Lurjtux
Jul 5, 2011

BRRREADSTOOORRM!


"who was just hired as head coach at an Ivy League university in Pennsylvania… where they know nothing about sports. "

Maybe they should take five minutes and look up what an Ivy League school actually is.

You are a nerd
Apr 9, 2003

See?

JakeP posted:

theres a comedy called undateable on its 3rd season? Show any good?

If you think Chuck Lorre style 3-cam sitcoms with a laugh track and jokes written by comedy nobodies are good... well, then you probably would like anything, so yeah I guess.

Macdeo Lurjtux posted:

"who was just hired as head coach at an Ivy League university in Pennsylvania… where they know nothing about sports. "

Maybe they should take five minutes and look up what an Ivy League school actually is.

What exactly is your complaint? Presumably this is a fictional universe where UPenn has a terrible record.

You are a nerd fucked around with this message at 06:52 on May 12, 2015

JakeP
Apr 27, 2003

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Lipstick Apathy

You are a nerd posted:

If you think Chuck Lorre style 3-cam sitcoms with a laugh track and jokes written by comedy nobodies are good... well, then you probably would like anything, so yeah I guess.


Where were you 30 min ago before I started watching the pilot
:suicide:

DoggPickle
Jan 16, 2004

LAFFO


That was like some kind of bizarre list of everything I have no interest in watching at all. "Chicago Barista" made me laugh!!

I also liked the Backwards Prison Break Tattoo comments, because that was the first thing I thought too, except they're doing it Blacklist style, so they can make up infinite stories, and I have NO faith in almost all writers to have an actual PLAN at this point, so screw that.

They're bringing back Heroes with the ONE CHARACTER that broke the show? I mean, he was everyone's favorite awesome guy, but they had to keep coming up with new and dumber ways to cripple his powers (amnesia?) because time travel > all other powers ever.

RIP Constantine. You should have been on Sci-Fi.

Macdeo Lurjtux
Jul 5, 2011

BRRREADSTOOORRM!


You are a nerd posted:

What exactly is your complaint? Presumably this is a fictional universe where UPenn has a terrible record.


The old chestnut about Ivy League schools being terrible at sports because they're a bunch if nerds. Ivy League is an athletic term not an academic one. The schools got lumped together when the NCAA formed because they had been traveling states to play each other in sports at a time when a college might only go a few counties over for a game.

raditts
Feb 21, 2001

The Kwanzaa Bot is here to protect me.




Macdeo Lurjtux posted:

The old chestnut about Ivy League schools being terrible at sports because they're a bunch if nerds

What? I have literally never heard this, it's more like Ivy League schools are where all the rich preppy kids go.

Hip-Hoptimus Rhyme
Mar 19, 2009

Gods don't make mistakes


DoggPickle posted:

RIP Constantine. You should have been on Sci-FiThe CW.

Hopefully we'll get that crossover with Arrow that Stephen Amell wants.

JakeP
Apr 27, 2003

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Lipstick Apathy

raditts posted:

What? I have literally never heard this, it's more like Ivy League schools are where all the rich preppy kids go.

No nerds at harvard

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May 24, 2009



JakeP posted:

No nerds at harvard
Yeah, because all the nerds are at MIT. :smug:

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