The 2015 Upfronts: What WeΓÇÖll Be Watching This Season on NBC!By Maureen Martin | May 12, 2015 | Entertainment
NBC kicked off broadcast network’s Upfronts yesterday and unveiled their upcoming fall line-up. And Luxe Gal must say, NBC is truly embracing diversity!
A live version of The Wiz will be headlining holiday season with original Dorothy Stephanie Mills joining the cast as Auntie Em, along with an all-out search for a new Dorothy to fill those ruby slippers. New medical drama Chicago Med ensemble cast includes The Butler‘s Yaya DaCosta and Law & Order alum S. Epatha Merkerson. More on NBC’s new shows, below!
Hot & Bothered. WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Eva Longoria is Ana Sofia, leading Latin soap opera star, who leads the cast in this comedic novella of life behind the scenes of a novella! OUR DIVALICIOUS TAKE. We know Eva gives good comedy thanks to her acting turn on Desperate Housewives and her producing term on Devious Maids, she’ll be just right in this comedic satire. And it’s all about the hair!
Shades of Blue. WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Jennifer Lopez plays a NYC cop who’s dabbled in dubious dealing with her NYPD brethren, and now has to turn sides as she becomes an informat for the FBI. OUR DIVALICIOUS TAKE. We sometimes forget that JLo is a triple threat who sings, dances and acts. Now that her mentoring days are coming to a close on American Idol, it will be intriguing to watch her stretch her acting prowess in this dramatic role.
The Player. WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Wesley Snipes is a dark character who bets on the outcomes of criminal activities. OUR DIVALICIOUS TAKE. Remember when Wesley Snipes was cool and we totally loved him? He’s so back to that. Plus he’s pulling out all his martial arts and stunts for this new series. Holla!
Superstore. WHAT’S IT ABOUT? America Ferrera stars in a hilarious workplace about a unique family of employees at a super-sized mega store. OUR DIVALICIOUS TAKE. She navigated her way through the vicious world of publishing , now America is back this time taking on the blue collar employee world. This talented actress will deliver a thoughtful performance like always.
Heroes Reborn.ΓÇ¿WHAT ITΓÇÖS ABOUT? Writer-producer Tim Kring reboots his 2006-10 adventure drama where ordinary people were waking up to the fact that they had extraordinary abilities. OUR DIVALICIOUS TAKE. We were addicted when it first came on, and now the cast is embracing diversity once again with Masi Oka back as Hiro Nakamura and Kiki Sukezane as Miko Otomo.