GAL APPROVED! NBC’s New TV Shows to Watch This Fall!By Delaina Dixon | May 13, 2013 | Entertainment
It’s that time of year for the network TV Upfronts!
The DivaGals will be attending a ton of network presentations and parties, so tune every day this week for our previews of the shows that you know you’re going to want to watch!
The week started off with the NBC Upfront ΓÇô where we got the morning off right with The Roots, and watched a year in NBC review from Parks & Recreation‘s Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson, who also offered some new show ideas (Pawnee Fire, anyone?)
Here are the shows you’ll want to watch on NBC this fall:
The Blacklist (Mondays, 10 p.m.) Criminal mastermind Raymond Reddington is the world’s most wanted man. Agent Elizabeth Keene is a criminal profiler on her first day on the job. Raymond picks her to help him stop the rest of the bad guys whose crimes are really nasty. Think of it as a blend of Hannibal, White Collar and Pygmalion, with brilliant James Spader, who plays Raymond, taking us with him as he takes down the blacklist.
About a Boy (Tuesdays, 9 p.m.) Loosely based on the movie of the same name, a boy and a man-boy intersect lives, and learn from one another about becoming the best versions of themselves. Stars Minnie Driver and David Walton. Jon Favreau directs.
Ironside (Wednesdays, 10 p.m.) As NYPD dectective Robert Ironside, Blair Underwood never gets up from his seat, after a gun shot shattered his spine and left him in a wheelchair. But he’s got a new perspective on crime that helps him take down the city’s worst, and he still has a mean right hook.
The Michael J. Fox Show (Thursdays, 9:30 p.m.) Michael J. Fox returns to television as Michael Henry, a TV news anchor at NBC 4 (of course!), who returns to the airwaves after an extended absence. Just like in real life, Michael has Parkinson’s Disease. With precise comedic timing and a lot of heart, Michael brings light to his condition with touching humor.
Dracula (Sundays. 10 p.m.) You can never go wrong when you cast Jonathan Rhys Meyers in a period drama. The Tudors alum is now living it up — indefinitely — in the late 1800s as Alexander Grayson, a vampire who becomes obsessed with reuniting with the woman who reminds him of his late wife, for all eternity… Once again, Jonathan proves “smoldering” exists in every century!
Believe (Midseason) J.J. Abrams is back with a show about a little girl whose supernatural abilities make her the key to keeping the world safe. Which means bad people really want her. Her guardian is Jake McLaughlin. And he’s super naturally hot. Enough reason to watch.
Undateable (Midseason) Four guys with quirky personality traits that make them well ΓÇô undateable ΓÇô meet an unlikely mentor, Danny Burton, who’s always with a different woman. Hopefully these boys’ good traits will rub off one another and they’ll become future soul mates with actual potential.
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