NBC's 2013-14 Season: 'Blacklist,' 'Ironside,' 'About a Boy,' 'Believe,' and 'Sean Saves the World'
12:41 PM PDT 5/9/2013 by Philiana Ng
Projects from Jason Katims, J.J. Abrams and Rand Ravich, with stars like James Spader, Blair Underwood, Sean Hayes, Dermot Mulroney, Minnie Driver and Kyle MacLachlan, are among the new series highlighting the network's upcoming season.
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Betsy Brandt, Wendell Pierce, Katie Finneran, Ana Nogueira, Conor Romero, Juliette Goglia, Jack Gore Team: Sam Laybourne, Michael J. Fox, Richard Schwartz, Richard Schwartz; director - Will Gluck
Mike Henry put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. But five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work.
Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Ryan Eggold, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ilfenesh Hadera Team: Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, John Fox, John Davis
The world's most wanted criminal mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is he will only work with a newly minted FBI agent with whom he seemingly has no connection.
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Stars: Blair Underwood, Spencer Grammer, Brent Sexton, Pablo Schreiber, Neal Bledsoe, Kenneth Choi Team: Michael Caleo, David Semel, Teri Weinberg, John Davis, Jon Fox
Ironside is a remake of the 1960s series centered on a tough, sexy but acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting who, hardly limited by his disability, he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city.
Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Victoria Smurfit, Thomas Krestchmann, Jessica De Gouw, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Nonso Anozie, Katie McGrath Team: Daniel Knauf, Tony Krantz, Colin Callender, Gareth Neame
It's the late 19th century and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. But he has another reason for his travels: He hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier.
Welcome to the Family
Stars: Mike O'Malley, Mary McCormack, Richardo Chavira, Ella Rae Peck, Aramis Knight, Justina Machado, Joey Haro Team: Mike Sikowitz
Cultures collide when a white family and a Latino family are bonded together by their children who fall in love followed quickly by an unplanned pregnancy.
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Stars: Chris D'Elia, Brent Morin, Matthew Wilkas, Rick Glassman, Ron Funches, Briga Heelan, Bianca Kajlich Team: Adam Sztykiel, Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold
A young ensemble centering on a group of friends dubbed the "Undateables" whose lives are altered when a more confident character enters their world. Based on the book by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle.
The Night Shift
Stars: Brigid Brannagh, Eoin Macken, Freddy Rodriguez, Jeananne Goossen, Jill Flint, Ken Leung, Robert Bailey Jr., Brendan Fehr, J.R. Lemon Team: Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah; director - Pierre Morel
An ensemble medical show following Army doctors working the late shift at a San Antonio Hospital.
Stars: Jason Beghe, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Kelly Blatz, Melissa Sagemiller, Jon Seda Team: Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Peter Jankowski, Danielle Gelber; director - Joe Chappelle
Chicago PD is a spinoff of Dick Wolf's firefighter drama Chicago Fire.
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About a Boy
Stars: David Walton, Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham, Anjelah N. Johnson, Leslie Bibb, Al Madrigal Team: Jason Katims, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jane Rosenthal, Robert DeNiro; director - Jon Favreau
An adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel and the 2002 Hugh Grant feature film, About a Boy follows the relationship between a bachelor man-child and the young boy who moves in next door with his crazy, single mother.
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Stars: Jake McLaughlin, Kyle MacLachlan, Delroy Lindo,Sienna Guillory, Jamie Chung, Johnny Sequoyah, Arian Moayed Team: Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Mark Friedman, J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk
In Believe, an unlikely relationship develops between a young girl with a gift and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power.
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Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Max Martini, Gillian Anderson, Rachael Taylor, Stevie Lynn Jones, Halston Sage, Lance Gross, Joshua Erenberg, Max Schneider, Michael Beach, James Lafferty, Max Martini Team: Rand Ravich (Life), Far Shariat
When Washington's most powerful players are pulled into an international conspiracy, an unlikely puppeteer will bring everyone from CEOs to the President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear.
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Sean Saves the World
Stars: Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, Echo Kellum, Linda Lavin, Lindsay Sloane, Samantha Isler, Vik Sahay Team: Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted), Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner; director - Jim Burrows
Sean Saves the World centers on a guy who must figure out how to parent his 14-year-old daughter -- who just moved in -- while juggling a temperamental new boss at work.
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The Family Guide
Stars: Parker Posey, J.K. Simmons, Harold Perrineau, Eli Baker, Ava Deluca-Verley, Lance Lim Team: DJ Nash (Up All Night), Jason Bateman, Jim Garavente; director - David Schwimmer
The Family Guide, loosely based on Nash's life, is a comedy that follows a son who idolizes his blind father and is bemused by his mother’s newfound adolescence. He watches his family come closer together post-divorce.