The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the first announced today. Here’s a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on NBC.
NBC remains on track to finish No.1 among adults 18-49 for the fourth time in the last five years, opting not to shake things up too much which means seven news shows are being revealed with only three to be launched this Fall – two dramas and a comedy.
Key changes include “Blindspot” and “The Blacklist” having their seasons run uninterrupted in the Fall and from January respectively. Several other returning series are being held back to mid-season including the just acquired from FOX “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”.
The network notably passed on the “Bad Boys” spin-off pilot “L.A.’s Finest” starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. Additionally a decision reportedly hasn’t been made about “Timeless” which saw a groundswell of support last year which saved it from cancellation.
Also for the first time, all three “Chicago” series will be on the same night, allowing for more crossover events. Here’s the full breakdown:
The Enemy Within
(Espionage Thriller, Mid-Season)
Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) is a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well.
For Keaton, it’s not easy to trust the woman who cost him so much. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy… they must think like one. Raza Jaffrey and Kelli Garner co-star while Ken Woodruff will write and executive produce.
(Supernatural Drama, Mid-Season)
Cassie Bishop was born with a gift, though she may call it a curse. She can see and communicate with the dead, helping them with their unresolved problems … whether she likes it or not. When her longtime friend Det. Tom Hackett and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante, need help solving a darkly puzzling murder, Cassie agrees to use her abilities.
Despite her reluctance, she may have found a way to keep her demons at bay, all while solving some of the city’s most challenging cases. From writer/executive producer Moira Kirland (“Castle,” “Madam Secretary”) is behind this new procedural which stars Harriet Dyer, Anne-Marie Johnson, Cindy Luna, Chad James Buchanan and Paul Blackthorne.
(Mystery Thriller, 10pm Mondays)
When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on.
Now, faced with the impossible, they’re all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible.
The cast includes Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur. Robert Zemeckis, David Frankel and Jack Rapke executive produce and Jeff Rake will write and executive produce.
(Medical Drama, 10pm Tuesdays)
Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help?
Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking ‘no’ for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and under-appreciated hospital – the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof – and return it to the glory that put it on the map.
The cast includes Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine. David Schulner will write and executive produce.
(Inspirational Family Drama, Mid-Season)
Welcome to the Village, an apartment building in Brooklyn that appears like any other from the outside but is quite unique inside. The people who reside here have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors.
Sarah’s a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe’s a young law student who got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick’s a veteran who’s returned from war; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have tales all their own.
Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint and Grace Van Dien star while Mike Daniels will write and executive produce.
From the producers of “The Good Place” comes a comedy about an unlicensed, makeshift bar nestled in the titular San Diego resident’s backyard. It’s the opposite of everything annoying about today’s party scene – no cell phones, earning a seat at the bar takes time. and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary “not-beer” drink. Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Kimia Behpoornia, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts and Neil Flynn star while Josh Malmuth will write and executive produce.
I Feel Bad
(Comedy, 9:30pm Thursdays)
Comedian Amy Poehler executive produces this series about Emet, a mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. Yes, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton and James Buckley star in the series which Aseem Batra will write and executive produce.
The nightly NBC schedule will be as follows:
8pm: “The Voice”
8pm: “The Voice”
9pm: “This Is Us”
10pm: “New Amsterdam”
8pm: “Chicago Med”
9pm: “Chicago Fire”
10pm: “Chicago P.D.”
8:30pm: “The Good Place”
9pm: “Will & Grace”
9:30pm: “I Feel Bad”
10pm: “Law & Order: SVU”
9pm: “Midnight Texas”
8pm: “Dateline Saturday Night Mystery”
10pm: “Saturday Night Live” (Classic encores)
7pm: “Football Night in America”
8:20pm: “NBC Sunday Night Football”
“Abby’s,” “AP Bio,” “The Blacklist,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Enemy Within,” “Good Girls,” “The InBetween,” “The Village,” “World of Dance”
“The Brave,” “Great News,” “Rise,” “Taken”