If the sole measure of a television network’s success was the number of high profile talent it has on its roster, then the Peacock Network would probably win hands down. NBC is trotting out some of the biggest names Hollywood to drive several new shows for the upcoming television season.
NBC’s impressive list of stars include Delroy Lindo, Dermot Mulroney, Blair Underwood, Robert De Niro, Scott Eastwood (Clint’s son), Michael J. Fox, Gillian Anderson, James Spader, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Spencer Grammer (Kelsey’s daughter), Sophia Bush and Sean Hayes.
Among NBC’s new dramas are two shows that I think are must see, “The Blacklist” has all the action of “24” with surprising twists that keeps you guessing like in Fox’s “The Following”. The network’s remake of the 1960’s Raymond Burr cop drama “Ironside” about a bad-ass detective in a wheelchair is very impressive and I thinks resonates with many in this post war America. NBC’s premiere week kicks off on September 23.
Sean Saves the World
Sean (Sean Hayes, “Will & Grace”) is a divorced dad who juggles a lot things; demanding career, offbeat employees, pushy mom, Lorna (Linda Lavin, “Alice”), and weekends with his teenage daughter, Ellie (Samantha Isler). So when his 14-year-old bundle of joy moves in full time, it’s a whole new world.
About A Boy
“About A Boy” is based on the best-selling Nick Hornby novel a different kind of coming-of-age story. Will Freeman leads the perfect charmed life. He wrote a hit song and he lead a worry-free life with none of the problems the rest of us has until one day Fiona (Minnie Driver) and here 12 year old son move in next door.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers goes from playing King Henry VIII to playing the king of all vampires on television. Meyers plays the iconic Dracula in 19th century London posing as an American entrepreneur.
Dermot Mulroney and Gillian Anderson star in the “emotionally charged, action thriller” “Crisis”. The series centers on a private school in the Washington, D.C. were politicos send their kids. When the school send student on a field trip, the bus is hijacked and a national crisis ensues as the kidnappers have the kids of the key decision makers in Washington.
Jason Beghe brings his “Chicago Fire” character Hank Voight to “Chicago PD” where the series follows the patrol officers and the intelligence unit based out of District 21.
A young gild named Bo has the ability to control nature and even predict the future among other things. A small group of people help protect her from those who would harm her or use her abilities for themselves. They arrange to free a death-row inmate to watch over her.
Blair Underwood is the ledgendary wheelchair bound badass cop “Ironside”. The tough talking detective backs his reputation up with a no holds approach to law enforcement where getting justice is more important than staying inside the clear lines of the law.
On FBI agent Elizabeth “Liz” Keen’s first day as a profiler, notorious ex-government agent Raymond Reddington on the top of the FBI’s most wanted list turns himself in and promises to help the agency find other elusive criminals but he’ll only work with agent Keen.