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 has a slight lead in the 18-49 demo with Live+7 viewership and the Peacock is betting big on comedy with four new shows, two of which will premiere this Fall.
Key announcements this year – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is getting at least 13 episodes for a seventh season (second for NBC) which will start early next year (along with more “Will & Grace”). It’s highly likely that, much like this season, that episode number order will increase.
Additionally “Blindspot” is scoring one last season with those final episodes returning mid-season. Here’s the full breakdown of this year’s line-up:
Bluff City Law
(Drama, 10pm Mondays)
Sydney Strait used to work at her father Elijah’s celebrated law firm until their tumultuous relationship got in the way. After barely speaking to him for years, Sydney is suddenly thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother passes away unexpectedly. The father asks Sydney to rejoin his ﬁrm. She agrees despite her lingering resentment and distrust.
Cast: Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Scott Shepherd, Barry Sloane, Michael Luwoye, MaameYaa Boafo, Stony Blyden and Jayne Atkinson
Producer(s): Dean Georgaris, David Janollari, Michael Aguliar
Council of Dads
When Scott, a loving father of four, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by a cancer diagnosis, he calls on a few of his closest allies to step in as back-up dads for every stage of his growing family’s life. These men agree to devote themselves to supporting and guiding Scott’s amazing family through all the triumphs and challenges life has to offer – just in case he ever can’t be there to do so himself.
Cast: Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, Tom Everett Scott, J. August Richards, Blue Chapman, Emjay Anthony, Michele Weaver, Thalia Tran, Steven Silver, Michael O’Neill
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, James Oh, Bruce Feiler
Inspired by the best-selling book “The Bone Collector,” former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forces him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who’s got her own gift for proﬁling finds herself hot on the killer’s trail, Rhyme in turn finds a partner for this new game of cat and mouse.
Cast: Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Brían F. O’Byrne, Tate Ellington, Courtney Grosbeck, Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Ruff and Michael Imperioli
Producer(s): VJ Boyd, Mark Bianculli, Seth Gordon, Avi Nir, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan
Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist
In this joyous and celebratory drama, Zoey Clarke is a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event she starts to hear the innermost wants and desires of the people around her through songs. At ﬁrst, she questions her own sanity but soon realizes this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift.
Cast: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Carmen Cusack and Mary Steenburgen.
Producer(s): Richard Shepard, Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum, David Blackman, Daniel Inkeles
Young parents Dave and Rebecca are ready to reclaim their life after years of diapers and sleepless nights. However, things take an unexpected turn when Dave’s parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the people who gave him everything. But these boomerang parents aren’t great with boundaries.
Cast: Adam Pally, Abby Elliott, Steven Weber and Fran Drescher.
Producer(s): Dan Levy, Doug Robinson
The Kenan Show
In this family comedy, Kenan Thompson strives to be a super dad to his two adorable girls while simultaneously balancing his job and a father-in-law who “helps” in the most inappropriate ways.
Cast: Kenan Thompson, Punam Patel, Dani Lockett, Dannah Lockett and Andy Garcia.
Producer(s): Jackie Clarke, Chris Rock, Kenan Thompson, Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer
(Comedy, 8:30pm Thursdays)
Bradley Whitford plays former Princeton music professor Arthur Cochran who unexpectedly stumbles into choir practice at a small-town church and finds a group of singers that are out of tune in more ways than one. Despite the ultimate clash of sensibilities, Arthur and his newfound cohorts may just be the perfect mix of individuals to help each other reinvent and rediscover a little happiness, just when they all need it most.
Cast: Bradley Whitford, Anna Camp, Tymberlee Hill, Rizwan Manji, Will Greenberg, Geno Segers and Spencer Allport.
Producer(s): Lesley Wake Webster, Jason Winer, Bradley Whitford, Adam Anders and Jon Radler
(Comedy, 9:30pm Thursdays)
The youngest New York City Councilman ever, Garrett Modi was was rubbing elbows with the political elite, attending star-studded parties and was the pride of Queens. But a downward spiral got him busted for public intoxication and ended his career. Now, Garrett’s crashing with his sister, Mallory, and wondering where it all went wrong. That is, until he’s hired by a diverse group of hopefuls who dream of becoming American citizens and believe he can help – giving him a new sense of purpose and a chance for redemption>
Cast: Kal Penn, Kiran Deol, Moses Storm, Diana Maria Riva, Joel Kim Booster, Samba Schutte, Poppy Liu. Producers: Kal Penn, Matt Murray, Michael Schur, David Miner, Dan Spilo
The nightly NBC schedule will be as follows:
8pm: “The Voice”
10pm: “Bluff City Law”
8pm: “The Voice”
9pm: “This Is Us”
10pm: “New Amsterdam”
8pm: “Chicago Med”
9pm: “Chicago Fire”
10pm: “Chicago P.D.”
8:30pm: “Perfect Harmony”
9pm: “The Good Place”
10pm: “Law & Order: SVU”
8pm: “The Blacklist”
8pm: “Dateline Saturday Night Mystery”
10pm: “Saturday Night Live” (Classic encores)
7pm: “Football Night in America”
8:20pm: “NBC Sunday Night Football”
“Blindspot,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Council of Dads,” “Good Girls,” “Indebted,” “The Kenan Show,” “Lincoln,” “Manifest,” “Will & Grace,” “Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist”
“Abby’s,” “A.P. Bio,” “The Enemy Within,” “The Village”
“I Feel Bad,” “Marlon,” “Midnight, Texas,” “Reverie,” “Trial and Error”