This week was upfronts, where all the major broadcast networks pitch their wares for the upcoming season.
First up was NBC – who after last years disastrous Jay-Leno-Prime-Time experiment – has lots of hours to fill. They announced 8 new shows for the fall – with another 6 in the wings as mid season replacements.
Some of those new Fall shows include — The Event, about a guy who uncovers a massive government cover-up while trying to locate his missing fiancee; Chase, a Jerry-Bruckheimer-produced cop-action show about U.S. marshals hunting naughty fugitives; Undercovers, a J.J. Abrams creation about a husband-and-wife team of CIA agents; Law & Order: Los Angeles, a Californian spin on bleh bleh bleh; and Outlaw, which stars Jimmy Smits as a U.S. Supreme-Court justice who quits and to opes a private practice defending the little guy in big court cases.
NBC is also adding two new comedies — Outsourced, a half-hour sitcom that follows a middle-management type from the American midwest to India to train his replacement after his job his shipped overseas, and Love Bites – from team behind Love Actually and Bridget Jones diary.
NBC’s list of returning series includes Chuck, Parenthood, Law & Order: SVU, Community, 30 Rock, The Office and Parks and Recreation (mid-season).
The network announced last week that the original Law & Order will not be renewed for a 21st season; also being dropped are two rookie medical dramas, Trauma and Mercy, and Heroes ofc..
You can catch full trailers for all of NBC’s new shows here : http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/05/nbc-trailers-shows-.html
One’s that caught my eye were :