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NBC has officially announced its fall line-up which includes 6 new scripted series, The Jay Leno Show, and three new “alternative” programs, The Marriage Ref, Who Do You Think You Are?, and Breakthrough with Tony Robbins.
As we’ve mentioned, one of the new scripted shows the network is trying is a one-hours series based on the 1988 movie Parenthood. The show’s cast has been filled in with some of TV’s biggest names including Peter Krause (Dirty Sexy Money, Six Feet Under), Craig T. Nelson (The Family Stone, Coach), Sarah Ramos (In Treatment), and two ER alums, Maura Tierney and Miles Heizer which gives us hope the show might be pretty good but like everything else in TV, there are no guarantees.
Anther show officially added to NBC’s fall line-up is Trauma, a drama about first-responder paramedics who rush by land, sea or air to reach their victims in San Francisco.
After finally canceling the network’s longest running medical drama, ER, NBC just couldn’t resist ordering a new one to replace it. Mercy, starring Gossip Girl’s Michelle Trachtenberg and Men in Trees’ James Tupper, is about a nurse who “bucks the rules and schools the doctors at their own game.”
What is sure to be their most buzzed about new series, Day One, is about “the aftermath of a global catastrophe that has devastated the world’s infrastructures and an eclectic band of survivors who try to rebuild society and figure out what happened. Not surprisingly, the show is produced by Jesse Alexander who teamed with J.J. Abrams for Lost and Alias.
Chevy Chase is returning to TV in Community, a sitcom about a group of misfits who form a study group at a community college.
100 Questions rounds out the network’s new scripted programming. The series is about a woman searching for love online. She flashes back to previous relationships as she answers each of the 100 computability questions asked on a dating website.
The Office, 30 Rock, The Biggest Loser, The Celebrity Apprentice, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, Southland, Parks and Recreation and Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday will all be returning as well.