Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Hollywood Babble On & On #1025: Fall TV Preview- NBC


2013-14 NBC Schedule

(New programs in UPPER CASE)
MONDAY
8-10 PM – “The Voice”
10-11 PM – “THE BLACKLIST
The Premise: A master criminal nicknamed the "concierge" of crime turns himself into the FBI but will only talk to a certain FBI who, purely by coincidence, happens to be an attractive young woman. He's going to rat out associates while playing some sort of agenda of his own, expect the FBI chick to say: "You lied to me!" a lot.
TUESDAY
8-9 PM – “The Biggest Loser” (New Day and Time)
9-10 PM – “The Voice” (New time)
10-11 PM – “Chicago Fire” (New Day and Time)
WEDNESDAY
8-9 PM – “Revolution” (New Day and Time)
9-10 PM – ”Law & Order: SVU”
10-11 PM – “IRONSIDE
The Premise: It's a remake of the Raymond Burr series about a senior police detective who is crippled by a sniper's bullet but continues to perplexing solve crimes from his wheelchair. Except this time instead of a heavy-set middle-aged Raymond Burr, Ironside will be played by the younger and fitter looking Blair Underwood, because the original show depended on the lead character's sex appeal.
THURSDAY
8-8:30 PM – “Parks and Recreation” (New time)
8:30-9 PM – “WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
The Premise: It's a wacky family comedy about a Latin family and an Anglo Family who are thrust together when their kids get married. 
A daring and edgy idea if it was 1974.
9-9:30 PM – “SEAN SAVES THE WORLD
The Premise: Sean Hayes plays a gay single father with a teenage daughter. While Hayes is a good comedic performer the writing is going to have to really snap, crackle, and pop to make it stand out from all the other family sitcoms and NBC's relative inability to sell shows.
9:30-10 PM – “THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW
The Premise: Michael J. Fox plays a local news anchor who returns to work after 5 years fighting Parkinson's Disease. While it's nice to see Fox doing comedy again, I will miss his recurring character as a manipulative lawyer on CBS's The Good Wife.
 10-11 PM – “Parenthood” (New Day and Time)
FRIDAY
8-9 PM – “Dateline NBC”
9-10 PM – “Grimm”
10-11 PM – “DRACULA
The venerable vampire is black, but this time he's sexy and got a douchey ironic moustache.
He's also on Friday night at 10 which means the network probably doesn't have much faith in a show they spent a lot of money to develop.
SATURDAY
Encore programming
SUNDAY
7:00-8:15 PM – “Football Night in America”
8:15-11:30 PM – “NBC Sunday Night Football”
NBC MIDSEASON 2013-14 SCHEDULE
(New programs in UPPER CASE)
MONDAY
8-10 PM – “The Voice”
10-11 PM – “THE BLACKLIST

TUESDAY
8-9 PM – “The Voice”
9-9:30 PM – “ABOUT A BOY
The Premise: It's a sitcom based on a movie that was based on a novel by Nick Hornby about a womanizer, his neighbour, and the neighbour's son.
9:30-10 PM – “THE FAMILY GUIDE
The Premise: Don't know, don't care.
10-11 PM – “Chicago Fire”
WEDNESDAY
8-9 PM – “Revolution”
9-10 PM – ”Law & Order: SVU”
10-11 PM – “IRONSIDE
THURSDAY
8-8:30 PM – “Parks and Recreation”
8:30-9 PM – “WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
9-9:30 PM – “SEAN SAVES THE WORLD
9:30-10 PM – “THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW
10-11 PM – “Parenthood”
FRIDAY
8-9 PM – “Dateline NBC”
9-10 PM – “Grimm”
10-11 PM – “CROSSBONES
The Premise: John Malkovich plays Edward Teach aka Blackbeard the Pirate. It's going to be rum, sodomy, and the lash in primetime.
SATURDAY
8-10 PM – Encore and specials programming
10-11 PM – “Saturday Night Live” (Encore)
SUNDAY
7-8 PM. – “Dateline NBC”
8-9 PM – “AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS
The Premise: Don't know, but I'll bet dollars to donuts it'll be hokey and involve a lot of people crying.
9-10 PM. – “BELIEVE
The Premise: An escaped convict must protect a girl with superpowers from the sinister forces that want to use them for sinister stuff. Liked it better when it was called Escape To Witch Mountain.
10-11 PM – “CRISIS
The Premise: A bunch of kids, including the President's son, are kidnapped and it's up to a plucky Secret Service agent to save them. I'm assuming they're going to come up with a new crisis for season 2, or the audience will get bored.
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I'm also not seeing Hannibal in this listing, which pisses me off at NBC since it was the only NBC show outside of Community that I watched. It couldn't have possibly done worse than 30 Rock.

2 comments:

Blast Hardcheese said...

Regarding "Dracula", does Jonathon Rhys Myers only want to play cold hawt guys now? I liked it better when the cold hawt guy was called Henry VIII and they could show boobies 'cause it was on HBO.

John Paulson said...

I like crime drama's but how many different detectives with some oddity or disability that solves crime.
Ironside, with a guy in a wheelchair. Snore!

Let's start a list...
Blind Justice - Blind
Unforgettable - Super Memory
Monk - OCD, phobias, and a grab bag of mental problems.

I could probably think of more, but little busy.

Next "Dracula" Arghhhhh! When will the vampire love end. I thought it had been supplanted by zombie love. I bet in the end, Drac will be bad, but misunderstood person. Just like Dexter and Osama Bin Laden.