Sunday, May 13, 2012

NBCs Fall Schedule 2012-2013

NBC is the first major network to announce their fall schedule.  With this announcement NBC unveils some renewals/cancellations, and what their mid season replacement shows will look like.  The Office, The Voice, The Biggest Loser. and the Celebrity Apprentice were renewed while Harry's Law was cancelled.  Two of NBC's returning shows Whitney and Community have moved and were given one of the least coveted time slots on Friday.   There were seven new series picked up for the fall, and the details on each show is listed below:

Revolution comes from the mind of J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke.  The show is a science fiction series about a group of survivors who come together when all of the world forms of energy have "mysteriously disappeared."  Starring Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Billy Burke (Twilight), and Andrea Roth (Rescue Me)

Go On comes the Friends and Joey writer Scott Silveri and is about a sports caster who tries to move on from a loss and finds friendship from his mandatory group therapy.  Starring Matthew Perry (Friends), Julie White (Transformers), and Suzy Nakamura.

The New Normal comes from Ryan Murphy who has had the magic touch with Nip/Tuck, Glee, and American Horror Story. Murphy is changing it up here and has created a sitcom about a gay couple and their surrogate.  Starring Justin Bartha (The Hangover), Ellen Barkin ( ), and Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon).

Animal Practice has a title that makes you want to give up, but the show comes from the genius minds of Anthony and Joe Russo who created Arrested Development. The show centers around a veterinarian who hates the pets owners. Starring Tyler Labine (Reaper) and Justin Kirk (Weeds).

Guys with Kids comes from writer Charlie Grandy who has written for The Daily Show and The Office.  The show centers around dad's in their 30s who are trying to raise kids, while they are still kids themselves.  Starring Sara Rue (Less than Perfect), Anthony Anderson (Law and Order), Tempest Bledsoe ( The Cosby Show), Jamie Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos), and Jesse Bradford (Bring it On).

Chicago Fire is an action driven drama that explores the worlds surrounding a fire department. Starring Taylor Kinney (Vampire Diaries), Jesse Spencer (House)

Do No Harm centers around a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type situation for a doctor, this situation ends up effecting his personal and work life. Starring: Stevem Pasquale (Rescue Me) Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show).

NBC has also announced that Smash will return for another 13 episode arc, but will it will return in the spring like it started this past year.  The Biggest Loser and Betty White's Off Their Rockers will also not be around for the fall, and will just have a spring cycle, while Celebrity Apprentice  and Fashion Star will both have a fall and spring cycle. NBCs new spring comedies include the following:


Save Me stars Anne Heche as a woman has a near death experience and starts to think she is channeling God.

Next Caller which is about an alpha male radio host (Dane Cook) and his new feminist co-host Collete Wolf (Cougartown), Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) also co-stars.  I can see why they waited on this.

1600 Penn A comedy about a family in the White House and their screwball oldest son starring Bill Pullman (Independence Day) Jenna Elfman (Dharma and Greg) and Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon).


Hannibal is modern take on the Thomas Harris novels and the relationship between FBI Agent Will Graham and Hannibal Lector.  Starring Hugh Dancy and the role of Hannibal is still up for grabs.

Infamous-I am actually not going to write about this show because I can describe simply as a rip off of Revenge, look it up.

I think NBC has a solid schedule, but I have not seen most of the new pilots.  I am hoping some of them are as good as they sound.

8/7 c: The Voice
10 pm: Revolution (new show)

8 pm: The Voice
9 pm: Go On (new show)
9:30 pm: The New Normal (new show)
10 pm: Parenthood

8 pm: Animal Practice (new show)
8:30 pm: Guys with Kids (new show)
9 pm: Law and Order: SVU
10 pm: Chicago Fire (new show)

8 pm: 30 Rock
8:30 pm: Up All Night
9 pm: The Office
9:30 pm: Parks and Recreation
10 pm: Rock Center with Brian Williams

8 pm: Whitney
8:30 pm: Community
9 pm: Grimm
10 pm: Dateline NBC

Encore Programming

7 pm: Dateline NBC
8 pm: Fashion Star
9 pm: The Celebrity Apprentice
10 pm: Do No Harm (new show)

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