Projects from J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Michael Schur, with stars like Greg Kinnear, Andy Samberg, Christopher Meloni, Karl Urban, Terry O'Quinn, Jason Ritter and Seth Green, are among the new series highlighting the network's upcoming season.
Stars: Greg Kinnear, Miranda Otto, John Ortiz, Necar Zadegan, Bojana Novakovic, Tara Summers, David Harbour, Ian Colletti Team: Peter Duncan, Peter Tolan (Rescue Me), Michael Wimer (2012), Richard Roxburgh, Ian Collie, Greg Kinnear; director - Sam Raimi
Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Greg Kinnear makes his broadcast TV debut with Rake as Keegan Deane, a brilliant and frustratingly charming criminal defense attorney whose chaotic and self-destructive personal life gets in the way of his professional one.
Stars: Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz,Chelsea Peretti, Joe Lo Truglio Team: Dan Goor, Mike Schur, David Miner, Andy Samberg; directors - Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a single-camera ensemble comedy about what happens when a detective who doesn't take anything seriously gets a new "by-the-book" boss who wants him to grow up and respect the badge.
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Stars: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Lili Taylor, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby, Mekia Cox Team: J.H. Wyman (Fringe), J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Kathy Lingg, Reid Shane; director - Brad Anderson
An action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, the Warner Bros. TV-produced series follows a cop (Urban) with an aversion to robots and a robot (Ealy) with unexpected emotional responses investigate cases.
Stars: Christopher Meloni, Alex Kapp Horner, Connor Buckley, Claudia Lee, Kevin Hernandez, Tyler Foden Team: Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker (S#*! My Dad Says), Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold; director - Victor Nelli
Based on Justin Halpern's book I Suck at Girls, Surviving Jack is a single-camera comedy set in 1990s Southern California and follows a man becoming a dad, as his son is becoming a man, in a time before "coming of age" was something you could Google.
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Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, John Cho Team: Alex Kurtzman, Bob Orci (Fringe), Phil Iscove, Heather Kadin; director - Len Wiseman
Fringe producers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orciare back at it with a modern-day retelling of Washington Irving's classic. Ichabod Crane (Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity's last hope, forcing him to team up with a comtemporary police officer (Beharie) to unravel a mystery that dates back to the founding fathers.
Us & Them
Stars: Jason Ritter, Alexis Bledel, Jane Kaczmarek, Kurt Fuller, Kerri Kenney, Dustin Ybarra, Ashlie Atkinson Team: David Rosen (I Just Want My Pants Back), Steve Coogan, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, James Corden, Ruth Jones, Henry Normal; director - Michael Patrick Jann
Based on the U.K. comedy Gavin and Stacey, Us & Them is a single-camera comedy about a young couple whose path to happily-ever-after is complicated by the people closest to them.
Stars: Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Tommy Dewey, Brenda Song, Peter Riegert, Martin Mull, Tonita Castro, Vanessa Lachey Team: Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild (Ted), Seth MacFarlane; director - Mark Cendrowski
From producer Seth MacFarlane, Dads -- about two successful guys (and childhood best friends) whose lives get turned upside down when their fathers move in -- received an early series order.
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Stars: Terry O'Quinn, Ramon Rodriguez, RZA, Jay Hernandez, Sung Kang, Inbar Lavi, Cliff Curtis, Shantel VanSanten Team: Chris Morgan (Fast Five), Scott Rosenbaum, Brian Grazer, Fracie Calfo; director - Allen Hughes
Created by Chris Morgan,Gang Related centers on Ryan Lopez (Rodriguez), a rising star in L.A.'s elite Gang Task Force -- led by Sam Chapel (O'Quinn) -- who teams up with longtime Task Force member Cassius Green (RZA) to take on three of the city's most dangerous gangs, including one he has ties to.
Stars: Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell, Parker Young, Angelique Cabral, Keith David Team: Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town), Mike Royce; director - Phil Traill
Enlisted is based on Kevin Biegel's relationship with his siblings. The comedy follows three very different brothers working together in the Army at a small base in Florida.