2017-18 United States Television – NBC

ABCCBS FOX – The CW

 

I was only able to find trailers for some NBC shows; but unfortunately, most of them could not be played in Australia

Cancelled:

The Blacklist: Redemption, Emerald City and Powerless are all first year shows.

I was excited to watch Powerless, and did not find that interesting at all, the over acting and cheesy story line just made it all worse. Even Danny Pudi couldn’t do anything to make we watch another episode.

The Blacklist spin-off falls into the category of ‘failed spin-offs’, much like many other shows, including Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders from the same season. It’s hard to build a good spin-off show, as it needs to have some of the same qualities as it’s original, but also be different enough.

Grimm was the only show to have some experience under it’s belt, but after six season, it also go the cut.

Returning:

The Blacklist             Blindspot
Chicago Fire              Chicago Med
Chicago P.D.              Football Night in America
The Good Place            Great News
Law & Order: SVU          Little Big Shots
NBC Sunday Night Football Shades of Blue
Superstore                Taken
This Is Us                Thursday Night Football
Timeless                  The Voice
Will & Grace

New:

The Brave – The complex world of our bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.

CAST: Mike Vogel (Under the Dome), Anne Heche, Natacha Karam, Noah Mills, Tate Ellington (Quantico, Shameless), Sofia Pernas, Demetrius Grosse, Hadi Tabbal,

This show has some promise, but with the large number of heroic, army shows releasing this season, it’ll have to fight for it’s place.

 


Good Girls Three “good girl” suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.

CAST: Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes), Mae Whitman (Parenthood), Retta (Parks and Recreation), Matthew Lillard, Manny Montana, Reno Wilson, Lidya Jewerr, Izzy Stannard,

The concept lacks, the original basis of the show will be lost early, but the group should have some good banter and comedy between them.


Reverie – A former detective specializing in human behaviour is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.

CAST: Sarah Shahi (Person of Interest), Dennis Haysbert (24), Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes), Kathryn Morris,

I have not been able to see the trailer to this, but it does remind me of Person of Interest.


Rise – A working class high school drama department and the students come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town.

CAST: Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother), Rosie Perez, Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Marley Shelton, Rarmian Newton (The Family), Amy Forsyth (The Path), Shannon Purser (Stranger Things), Damon Gillespie, Shirley Rumierk, Joe Tippett, Ted Sutherland, Taylor Richardson, Casey Johnson,

Please, please, please don’t turn into Glee. I can already see it happening.


Champions – Vince, a charismatic gym owner with no ambition lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when the teenage son of Vince is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya, one of his old high school flings.

CAST: Anders Holm (Workaholics), Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project, The Office), Andy Favreau, Mouzam Makkar, JJ Totah, Nina Wadia (Goodness Gracious Me)

This show has Mindy Kaling as an EP, so I’d expect something similar to The Mindy Project and The Office (US) in the shows format.


A.P. Bio – A former philosophy professor who takes a job teaching AP biology and uses his students to get back at the people in his life who have wronged him.

CAST: Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs), Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Mary Sohn, Lyric Lewis, Aparna Brielle, Nick Peine, Jacob McCarthy,


Will & Grace It’s back, Honey!

CAST: Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes,

Need I say more?

* to watch these trailers in Australia, you will need to download the video first.

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