NBC has released a fall schedule that features new shows starring Michael J. Fox and James Spader, as well as a "Dracula" drama, and new time slots for several of its returning favorites. NBC's Mark Barger reports.
Break out the snacks because it's officially time for fall TV sneak peeks!
After unveiling its schedule for the fall season, NBC has released trailers for its new series, including Michael J. Fox's highly anticipated return to TV and James Spader's buzzed about crime drama "The Blacklist," which scored the coveted Monday night time slot following "The Voice."
In addition to those two series, NBC's slate of new shows also includes "Dracula," which stars "The Tudors'" Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Bram Stoker's famous vamp, fan favorite "Will & Grace star Sean Hayes' small-screen return and Blair Underwood's new drama, as well as a "Glee" star's new family sitcom...
"The Blacklist": James Spader stars as the most wanted criminal in the world who decides to turn himself in and offers to snitch on everyone he's ever worked with. One condition: He will only work with one FBI agent. "Homeland's" Diego Klattenhoff, 90210's Ryan Eggold and Megan Boone also star. The series will air Mondays at 10 p.m.
"Ironside": Blair Underwood stars as sexy and acerbic police detective who is relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting in this remake of the '60s series, which will find his character pushing and prodding his hand-picked team to solve the city's most difficult cases. "Greek's" Spencer Grammer, "The Killing's" Brent Sexton also star. The series will air Wednesdays at 10 p.m.
"Dracula": The latest take on the classic tale centers on Meyers' Dracula living a double life in London as an American businessman interested in bringing modern science to Victorian society in the 1890s. Of course, his plan to exact revenge on the people who spurned him years ago is thrown for a loop when he falls in love with a woman who seems to be the reincarnation of his late wife. The series, which received a ten-episode pickup, will air Fridays at 10 p.m.
"The Michael J. Fox Show": In this sitcom loosely inspired by Fox's life, the beloved "Spin City" star plays a husband and father of three from New York City dealing with family career, and challenges, including Parkinson's disease. NBC is so hot on Fox's small screen return that they already ordered 22 episodes of the Will Gluck-created project. The series will air Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.
"Welcome to the Family": "Glee's" Mike O'Malley stars in this sitcom about a white family and a Latino family coming together when their young children fall in love and get pregnant. Mary McCormack, "Desperate Housewives'" Ricardo Chavira and "Gossip Girl's" Ella Rae Peck costar. The series will air Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.
"Sean Saves the World": Sean Hayes executive produces and stars in this series about a divorced gay dad who has to balance his demanding work life with caring for his teenage daughter, who moves in with him. Linda Lavin also stars as Sean's opinionated mom. The series will air Thursday at 9 p.m.
(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)
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