NBC 2010 – 2011 Fall Lineup [Updated with Previews]

by on June 12, 2010

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[Originally published on May 17th, 2010, updated 6/12/2010] If you’re wondering what’s up with the lineup for NBC for the Fall 2010/2011 schedule, here’s what it looks like right now, per the NBC press release:

*New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

8-9 p.m. – “Chuck
9-10 p.m. – “THE EVENT”
10-11 p.m. – “CHASE”

8-10 p.m. – “The Biggest Loser”
10-11 p.m. – “Parenthood”

8-9 p.m. – “UNDERCOVERS”
9-10 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10-11 p.m. – “LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES”

8-8:30 p.m. – “Community”
8:30-9 p.m. – “30 Rock”
9-9:30 p.m. – “The Office”
9:30-10 p.m. – “OUTSOURCED”
10-11 p.m. - “LOVE BITES”

8-9 p.m. – “Who Do You Think You Are?”/”SCHOOL PRIDE”
9-10 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
10-11 p.m. – “OUTLAW”

Encore programming

7- 8:15 p.m. – “Football Night in America”
8:15-11:30 p.m. – “NBC Sunday Night Football”

SUNDAY (beginning March 2011)
7-8 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
8-9 p.m. – “Minute to Win It”
9-11 p.m. – “The Celebrity Apprentice”

A snippet from the NBC press release indicating new and returning shows in a list format:

New Series
Friends With Benefits
Harry’s Law
Love Bites
Law & Order: Los Angeles
Perfect Couple
School Pride
The Cape
The Event
The Paul Reiser Show

Returning Series
30 Rock
Dateline NBC
Football Night in America
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Minute to Win It
NBC Sunday Night Football
The Biggest Loser
The Celebrity Apprentice
The Office
Who Do You Think You Are?”

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6-12-10 Updated Section:

Here are some selected NBC previews

The Cape:

A one-hour drama series starring David Lyons (“ER”) as Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. He is forced into hiding, leaving behind his wife, Dana (Jennifer Ferrin, “Life on Mars”) and son.

The Cape also stars Summer Glau as Orwell, an investigative blogger who wages war on crime and corruption.

To be honest, from the preview, this looks like the perfect genre vigilante hero show. David Lyons intrigued viewers from ER and now has a leading role in a show that will be totally dependent on genre fans while it looks like it will be trying to pull in drama fans with the story about having to abandon his family. I’m already worried about his cape. They extol actual martial arts fighting styles with the use of the garment, but they’ve extended it a bit beyond with some fanciful add-on use. I can actually see this becoming the focus of those who find the things easy to bash and being the center-piece of its possible downfall. I hope it survives, but we’ll see how NBC handles it and how the viewers digest it.

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U.S. Marshal Annie Frost (Kellie Giddish) takes you on a game of cat-and-mouse as she tries to stay one step ahead of the outlaws. (I like the supporting cast in the show, that’s for sure.)

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The Event:

“The Event” is an emotional high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, “The Class”), an Everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiance, Leila (Sarah Roemer, “Disturbia”), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history. Sean’s quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including: newly elected U.S. President Martinez (Blair Underwood, “Dirty Sexy Money”); Sophia (Emmy Award nominee Laura Innes, “ER”), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Sean’s shadowy father-in-law (Scott Patterson, “Gilmore Girls”). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.

Ian Anthony Dale (“Daybreak”) and Emmy winner Eljko Ivanek (“Damages”) also star in the ensemble drama.

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Starring Emmy Award winner Jimmy Smits (“NYPD Blue,” “West Wing”), “Outlaw” is a new drama from executive producer John Eisendrath (“Alias,” “Felicity,” “Playmakers”). Cyrus Garza (Smits) is a Supreme Court justice who abruptly quits the high-level position. A playboy and a gambler, Garza had always adhered to a strict interpretation of the law until he realized the system he believed in was flawed. Now that he’s quit the bench and returned to private practice, he’s determined to represent “the little guy” and use his inside knowledge of the justice system to take on today’s biggest legal cases. And he’s making plenty of powerful people unhappy along the way. Jesse Bradford (“West Wing”), Carly Pope (“24”), Ellen Woglom (“Californication”) and David Ramsey (“Dexter”) also star.

“Outlaw” is a Universal Media Studios production along with Conaco productions. Eisendrath is executive producer along with Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda,” “Reservation Road”), Conan O’Brien, Jeff Ross and David Kissinger (“Andy Barker, P.I.”). “Outlaw” is written by Eisendrath and directed by George.

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“Undercovers” is from acclaimed writer/producer/director J.J. Abrams (“Star Trek,” “Fringe,” “Lost,” “Alias”) and executive producer/writer Josh Reims (“Brothers and Sisters”).

Abrams serves as co-writer, executive producer – and also directs – his first direction of a TV series pilot since “Lost.”

“Undercovers” is a sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama that proves once and for all that marriage is still the world’s most dangerous partnership. Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe, “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion,” “Soul Food,” “Resident Evil: Afterlife”) and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Doctor Who,” “Bonekickers”), are a typical married couple who own a small catering company in Los Angeles and are helped by Samantha’s easily frazzled younger sister, Lizzy (Jessica Parker Kennedy, “Smallville”).

Secretly, the duo were two of the CIA’s best spies until they fell in love on the job five years ago and retired. When fellow spy and friend Nash (Carter MacIntyre, “American Heiress”) goes missing while on the trail of a Russian arms dealer, the Blooms are reinstated by boss Carlton Shaw (Gerald McRaney, “Deadwood”) to locate and rescue Nash. The pair is thrust back into the world of espionage as they follow leads that span the globe — and Steven and Samantha realize that this supercharged, undercover lifestyle provides the excitement and romance that their marriage has been missing. Also starring is Ben Schwartz (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”).

It feels like a different approach / take on the Mr. & Mrs. Smith line of thought. That’s not a bad thing at all in my book.

You can check out the complete lineup of NBC show for the 2010-2011 fall season here. This new show preview lineup list brought to you from “Cinema Static on Brusimm”

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