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NBC 2013-14

Fall 2013

Mondays
8:00PM The Voice
10:00PM The Blacklist (NEW!)

Tuesdays
8:00PM The Biggest Loser
9:00PM The Voice
10:00PM Chicago Fire

Wednesdays
8:00PM Revolution
9:00PM Law & Order: SVU
10:00PM Ironside (NEW!)

Thursdays
8:00PM Parks & Recreation
8:30PM Welcome to the Family (NEW!)
9:00PM Sean Saves the World (NEW!)
9:30PM The Michael J. Fox Show (NEW!)
10:00PM Parenthood

Fridays
8:00PM Dateline
9:00PM Grimm
10:00PM Dracula (NEW!)

Saturdays
8:00PM Repeats

Sundays
7:00PM Football Night in America
8:15PM Sunday Night Football


Mid-Season 2014 (changes only):

Tuesdays
8:00PM The Voice
9:00PM The Family Guide (NEW!)
9:30PM About A Boy (NEW!)

Fridays
10:00PM Crossbones (NEW!)

Sundays (Post NFL)
7:00PM Dateline
8:00PM American Dream Builders (NEW!)
9:00PM Believe (NEW!)
10:00PM Crisis (NEW!)

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DISTINCTIVE NEW FAMILY COMEDIES, ACTION-DRIVEN NEW DRAMAS AND QUALITY RETURNING SERIES HIGHLIGHT DIVERSE AND BALANCED 2013-14 NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE Three New Comedies Anchor Thursday Lineup, With Sean P. Hayes and Michael J. Fox Returning to Their Sitcom Roots at NBC

Coming Off Its Stellar Fourth Season, 'The Voice' Returns on Monday, Tuesday

Riveting Drama 'The Blacklist' Earns Coveted Monday Lead-Out Timeslot From 'The Voice'

'NBC Sunday Night Football' Ready to Once Again Rock Ratings with Powerhouse Pigskin Schedule

NBC Using Promotional Power of Winter Olympics to Launch Four New Series, Including Jason Katims' Comedy 'About a Boy' and J.J. Abrams' Drama 'Believe'

NEW YORK CITY - May 12, 2013 - NBC has announced a new lineup of primetime shows for the 2013-14 season that provide a winning combination of popular returning series, fresh new comedies, compelling new dramas and the latest season of "The Voice," the top reality program on television.

Highlights of the year-round schedule - which will be bolstered in February on the heels of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia - include "Believe," a new drama from J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron; the return of three-time Emmy winner James Spader in action thriller "The Blacklist"; and a comedy lineup that includes new series from "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" executive producer Jason Katims, Will Ferrell, Bill Lawrence, Sean P. Hayes, and a return to NBC of one of the biggest TV stars of any generation, Michael J. Fox.

The new comedy additions are "Welcome to the Family," "Sean Saves the World," and "The Michael J. Fox Show" as well as midseason comedies "The Family Guide," and "About A Boy."

The new dramas are "The Blacklist," "Ironside," and "Dracula," plus mid-season dramas "Believe," "Crisis" and "Crossbones."

NBC has also ordered dramas "Chicago PD" and "The Night Shift" and comedy "Undateable" as unscheduled midseason series.

New alternative series premiering during the 2013-14 season include "The Million Second Quiz" and "American Dream Builders." Returning to the schedule are "The Biggest Loser" and "The Sing-Off." "Food Fighters" has been ordered as an unscheduled midseason show.

Scripted series returning include "Grimm," "Parenthood," "Law & Order: SVU," "Revolution," "Chicago Fire," "Parks and Recreation" and "Community."

Pick-up decisions on "Celebrity Apprentice" and "Hannibal" are still to be made in the next few weeks.

"The Voice" will kick off its fifth season in September on Mondays (8-10 pm. ET). The current cycle of "The Voice" has been primetime's #1 show of the week on the Big Four networks, excluding sports, for four of six weeks thus far in adults 18-49.

The announcements were made by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.

"The overriding strategy this year was to develop enough strong comedies and dramas to take advantage of the promotional heft of the Winter Olympics and devise two schedules for the upcoming season: one for fall and a slightly different one for midseason. I'm pleased to say that our development groups - headed by Jennifer Salke (scripted) and Paul Telegdy (alternative/reality) - really delivered," Greenblatt said. "This is the most robust and highest-testing slate of new shows we have had in years."

Greenblatt continued, "And aside from our Olympics planning, we also wanted to create better flow and compatibility on each night, and deploy our strongest lead-in ('The Voice') to maximum effect.

"Sunday in the fall remains the night to beat with 'Sunday Night Football.' After football and the Olympics are over, we will launch two classy, attention-getting dramas in February: 'Believe' from J.J. Abrams, and 'Crisis' starring Dermot Mulroney and Gillian Anderson. We think it's time for big dramas again on Sunday nights. And leading into these dramas at 8 p.m. will be an exciting home renovation competition hosted by Nate Berkus called 'American Dream Builders.'

"Monday and Tuesday will again dominate with 'The Voice.' Our highly anticipated new James Spader drama 'The Blacklist' deserves to go into the 10 p.m. slot on Monday, and we're moving 'Chicago Fire,' a show we really believe in, to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays to benefit from 'The Voice' lead-in that will be at 9 p.m. in the fall.

"After the Olympics, however, 'The Voice' moves back to 8 p.m. on Tuesday so that we can launch two of our strongest new family comedies in the 9 p.m. hour: 'About a Boy' and 'The Family Guide.' Landing more comedy on the schedule is important and using 'The Voice' as a lead-in after the Olympics is the strongest way to do that.

"I believe we'll have a more compatible Wednesday line-up with three dramas: 'Revolution,' 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Ironside,' starring Blair Underwood, which is another new show we've very high on.

"Thursday will have a family theme, starting with a two-hour comedy block from 8-10 p.m. anchored by strong stars: Amy Poehler in 'Parks and Recreation,' Mike O'Malley in 'Welcome to the Family,' Sean Hayes in 'Sean Saves the World' and the new 'Michael J. Fox Show.' Then at 10 p.m. 'Parenthood' moves in to top off the night with what I know is the best family drama on television.

"On Fridays, anchored by 'Grimm' at 9 p.m., we will have a more fun genre night with the limited-series 'Dracula,' starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers at 10 p.m. In the spring, 'Crossbones' - with John Malkovich as the infamous pirate Blackbeard - replaces 'Dracula,'" said Greenblatt.

Jordan Wertlieb, President of Hearst Television and Chair of the NBC Affiliate Board, commented, "This schedule is another example of NBC's continued commitment to restoring prime time to its traditional leadership position. I am sure the investment in partnering with some of the most recognizable names in television will be obvious and exciting to the affiliates."

Clips from the new NBC shows are available now at http://nbc.epk.tv/. The embeddable trailer for "The Blacklist" is now available at http://www.nbc.com/upcoming-shows/press additional trailers will be available Monday, May 13 at 11 a.m. ET.

2013-14 NEW SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

New Comedies

"ABOUT A BOY"

Based on the best-selling Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity," "An Education") novel, writer Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood") and director Jon Favreau ("Iron Man," "Revolution") present a different kind of coming-of-age story. Will Freeman (David Walton, "Bent," "Perfect Couples") lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona (Minnie Driver, "Good Will Hunting," "Barney's Version"), a needy single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham, "1600 Penn"), move in next door and disrupt his perfect world. When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will's not so sure about being a kid's new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will's son and, in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will's house. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible - about himself and caring for others. Writer Jason Katims, director Jon Favreau, Tim Bevan ("Les Misérables," "About a Boy"), Eric Fellner ("Les Misérables," "About a Boy"), Liza Chasin ("Les Misérables," "About a Boy"), Robert De Niro ("About a Boy," "Meet the Parents") and Jane Rosenthal ("About a Boy," "Meet the Parents") serve as executive producers. "About a Boy" is a production of Universal Television, Working Title Television, True Jack Productions and Tribeca Productions.

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/about-a-boy/ and check back at 11 a.m. ET Monday for the official video trailer. For the latest "About a Boy" news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+: https://www.facebook.com/NBCAboutABoy https://twitter.com/NBCAboutaBoy #AboutaBoy https://plus.google.com/+NBCAboutaBoy

"THE FAMILY GUIDE"

It's not every family that's brought closer together by divorce, but then again, the Fishers aren't exactly typical. Take Mel Fisher (J.K. Simmons, "The Closer," "Law & Order"), for example. Whether it's chopping down trees, showing his daughter how to drive or playing football with his son, he's never let the fact that he's blind slow him down. Then there's Joyce Fisher (Parker Posey, "Louie," "For Your Consideration"), possibly the only mom in Pasadena to smoke a pipe. For her, divorce is like a second coming of age, a chance to be the teen she never was. Just ask '80s-obsessed teenage daughter Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley, "Southland"), whose clothes Joyce is always borrowing. At the center of all this is Henry (Eli Baker), the Fisher's 11-year old son. Having always been his dad's eyes, ears and wingman, Henry's less than thrilled when Mel shows up with Elvis, a guide dog... which is also how Henry learns about the pending divorce. While reluctant to the changes this dog would bring, it's through the adult Henry's voice-over (Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development") that we find out his parent's split would "allow all of us to finally discover who we needed to be." Writer DJ Nash ("Up All Night," "Guys with Kids"), Jason Bateman and Jim Garavente serve as executive producers. "The Family Guide" is a production of Universal Television and Aggregate Films.

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/the-family-guide/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer. For the latest "Family Guide" news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+: https://www.facebook.com/NBCFamilyGuide https://twitter.com/NBCFamilyGuide #FamilyGuide https://plus.google.com/+NBCFamilyGuide

"THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW"

Look who's making the news again. One of New York's most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox, "Spin City," "Family Ties"), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. But five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work. Having never wanted Mike to leave in the first place, his old boss Harris Green (Wendell Pierce, "The Wire," "Treme") jumped at the chance to get him back on TV. The trick, as it's always been, was to make Mike think it was his idea. Now the plan is in motion and Mike will be back to juggling home, family, and career - just like the old days, but only better. Writer Sam Laybourne ("Cougar Town"), director Will Gluck ("Easy A," "Friends with Benefits") and Fox serve as executive producers. "The Michael J. Fox Show" is a production of Sony Pictures Television and Olive Bridge Entertainment.

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/the-michael-j-fox-show/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer. For the latest "Michael J. Fox Show" news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+: https://www.facebook.com/TheMichaelJFoxShow https://twitter.com/MichaelJFoxShow #MichaelJFox https://plus.google.com/+MichaelJFoxShow

"SEAN SAVES THE WORLD"

Sean (Sean P. Hayes, "Will & Grace") is a divorced gay dad who juggles a lot - his successful but demanding career, offbeat employees, pushy mom Lorna (Linda Lavin, "Alice") and weekends with his teenage daughter, Ellie (Sami Isler). So when she moves in full-time, it's a whole new world. Never one to do anything halfway, Sean's intent on being the best dad ever, so he loads up on parenting how-to books and plans Pinterest-worthy family dinners. But it seems his company's new owner has decided Sean and his team should work longer hours, putting a damper on his homemaking plans and throwing a kink in Sean's perfectly constructed work/life balance. Ellie sees this development as a plus. She loves her dad, but he's clearly going overboard. From keeping his boss happy, employees motivated and enduring his mother's tactless "advice" to raising a smart, grounded and healthy kid, it's going to be a growing experience, to say the least. But if anyone can handle it all, it's Sean. Thomas Lennon ("Reno 911"), Lindsay Sloane ("Weeds") and Echo Kellum ("Ben and Kate") also star. Writer Victor Fresco ("Go On," "Mad About You"), director James Burrows ("Friends," "The Big Bang Theory"), Sean P. Hayes ("Hot in Cleveland," "Grimm") and Todd Milliner ("Hot in Cleveland," "Grimm") serve as executive producers. "Sean Saves the World" is a production of Universal Television and Hazy Mills Productions.

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/sean-saves-the-world/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer. For the latest "Sean Saves the World" news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+: https://www.facebook.com/SeanSavestheWorld https://twitter.com/SeanSavesWorld #SeanSavesWorld https://plus.google.com/+NBCSeanSavesTheWorld

"UNDATEABLE"

When confident slacker Danny Beeman (Chris D'Elia, "Whitney," "Glory Daze") takes Justin (comedian Brent Morin) on as a roommate, Danny unwittingly inherits Justin's group of romantically challenged friends. Seeing himself as the ultimate player, Danny decides to teach the crew (who he dubs "The Undateables") everything he knows about "the game of love." For their first lesson, Danny takes the guys to an event hosted by his sister, Leslie (Bianca Kajlich, "Rules of Engagement"), who is a single mom with dating difficulties of her own. At first, Danny's advice seems to pay off big-time: The shy guy talks to a girl, the no-filter dude learns it's never OK to ask a woman when she's due, and his nebbish roommate, Justin, goes home with a mystery woman. It's not until the next day that they figure out it was Leslie. Here's a refreshing comedy about the "do's," "don'ts" and "duhs" of dating. Writer Adam Sztykiel ("Due Date"), Bill Lawrence ("Scrubs," "Cougar Town") and Jeff Ingold serve as executive producers. "Undateable" is a production of Warner Bros. Television and Doozer Productions.

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/undateable/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer. For the latest "Undateable" news, video, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+: https://www.facebook.com/NBCUndateable https://twitter.com/NBCUndateable #Undateable https://plus.google.com/+NBCUndateable

"WELCOME TO THE FAMILY"

Parents Dan Yoder (Mike O'Malley, "Glee," "My Name Is Earl") and wife Karina (Mary McCormack, "In Plain Sight," "The West Wing") find out on the day their daughter Molly (Ella Rae Peck ("Deception," "Gossip Girl") is graduating from high school with an acceptance to college, she announces she pregnant. Across town in East L.A., Junior Hernandez (Joseph Haro, "Glee," "Awkward"), in the middle of his high school valedictorian speech, gets a text from girlfriend Molly that he's going to be a daddy. Expectedly, Junior's parents Miguel (Ricardo Chavira, "Desperate Housewives") and Lisette (Justina Machado, "Six Feet Under," "ER") are also upset, as they now have Caucasians in the family. What follows is a crash course in culture blending as Molly and Junior decide they want to get married and, in doing so, bring together two very different families. The dads have the most difficult time reconciling while the moms take a softer approach to get to know one another. When the parents fully realize that their kids are serious about making a life together, the adults exhale and begin to come to terms with this new blended family and start to understand it will take, humor, love and tolerance to make it all work. Writer Mike Sikowitz ("Rules of Engagement," "Friends") and Jamie Tarses ("Happy Endings, "Franklin & Bash") serve as executive producers. "Welcome to the Family" is a production of Sony Pictures Television and FanFare Productions.

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/welcome-to-the-family/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer. For the latest "Welcome to the Family" news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+: https://www.facebook.com/NBCWelcome https://twitter.com/NBCWelcome #WelcometotheFam https://plus.google.com/+NBCWelcome

New Dramas

"BELIEVE"

Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature and even predict the future... Since she was 2 years old, Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) has had gifts she could neither fully understand, nor control. Raised by a small group known as the "True Believers," the orphaned girl has been safeguarded from harmful outsiders who would use her forces for personal gain. But now that she is 10, her powers have become stronger and the threat has grown more dangerous. With her life and future now in jeopardy, the "Believers" turn to the only person they see fit to be her full-time protector. That is, once they break him out of jail. Tate (Jake McLaughlin), a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate who's lost his will, is initially reluctant until he witnesses one of her extraordinary abilities. Bo sees people for who they truly are... and who they may become. Tate and Bo begin their journey, one in which trust must be earned. Traveling from city to city, every place they stop and everyone they meet will be changed forever. But they'll have to keep going to stay one step ahead of the sinister forces after Bo's power... because it will take a miracle to keep them safe forever. "Believe" also stars Delroy Lindo and Kyle MacLachlan. Writer, director Alfonso Cuaron ("Children of Men," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"), Mark Friedman ("The Forgotten"), J.J. Abrams ("Revolution," "Star Trek: Into Darkness") and Bryan Burk ("Lost," "Fringe") serve as executive producers. "Believe" is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Bad Robot Productions.

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/believe/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer.

For the latest "Believe" news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+: https://www.facebook.com/nbcbelieve https://twitter.com/NBCBelieve #Believe https://plus.google.com/+NBCBelieve

"THE BLACKLIST"

The embeddable trailer for "The Blacklist" is now available at http://www.nbc.com/upcoming-shows/press. For decades, ex-government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader, "The Office," "Boston Legal") has been one of the FBI's Most Wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as "The Concierge of Crime." Now, he's mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: He will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone, "Law & Order: Los Angeles"), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. For Liz, it's going to be one hell of a first day on the job. What follows is a twisting series of events as the race to stop a terrorist begins. What are Red's true intentions? Why has he chosen Liz, a woman with whom he seemingly has no connection? Does Liz have secrets of her own? Zamani is only the first of many on a list that Red has compiled over the years: a "blacklist" of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. He will help catch them all... with the caveat that Liz continues to work as his partner. Red will teach Liz to think like a criminal and "see the bigger picture"... whether she wants to or not. "The Blacklist" also stars are Diego Klattenhoff ("Homeland"), Harry Lennix ("Man of Steel"), Ryan Eggold ("90210") and Ilfenesh Hadera ("Da Brick"). Writer Jon Bokenkamp ("The Call," "Taking Lives"), John Eisendrath ("Alias"), John Davis ("Gulliver's Travels," "Predator") and John Fox serve as executive producers. The pilot was directed by Joe Carnahan ("The A-Team," "The Grey"). "The Blacklist" is a production of Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment.

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/the-blacklist/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer. For the latest "Blacklist" news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+: https://www.facebook.com/NBCBlacklist https://twitter.com/NBCBlacklist #TheBlacklist https://plus.google.com/+NBCBlacklist

"CHICAGO PD"

District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two distinctly different groups: The uniformed cops who patrol the beat and deal with street crimes, and the intelligence unit, the team that combats the city's major offenses, such as organized crime, drug trafficking and high-profile murders. Leading the intelligence team is Sgt. Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), a man not against skirting the law in the pursuit of justice. Demanding and tough, only those who can take the heat survive under Voight's command. Take Det. Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda), for example. Despite a troubled history with his boss, Dawson has ambitions of running the unit. If that means facing off against Voight every day, he'll persevere. From the street cops with dreams of moving up to the elite crew who are already in, "life on the job" is a daily challenge. Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Peter Jankowski, Danielle Gelber and director Joe Chappelle serve as executive producers. "Chicago PD" is a production of Universal Television and Wolf Films.

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/chicago-pd/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer. For the latest "Chicago PD" news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+: https://www.facebook.com/NBCChicagoPD https://twitter.com/NBCChicagoPD #ChicagoPD https://plus.google.com/+NBCChicagoPD

"CRISIS"

It's field trip day for the students of Ballard High School, a place that educates the children of Washington, D.C.'s elite, top-of-their-industry CEOs, international diplomats, political power players and even the president's son. But when their bus is ambushed on a secluded rural road, the teenagers and their chaperones are taken, igniting a national crisis. Now with some of the country's most powerful parents at the mercy of one vengeful mastermind, the question arises: How far would you go and what would you become to ensure your child's safe return? With so many parents and dignitaries put into play with nowhere to turn and no one to trust, this unthinkable scenario grows from the select families at risk to an entire nation at stake. From writer/producer Rand Ravich ("Life," "The Astronaut's Wife") and starring Dermot Mulroney ("The Grey," "My Best Friend's Wedding"), Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files," "Hannibal"), Lance Gross ("Tyler Perry's House of Pain," "The Last Fall") and Rachael Taylor ("Transformers," "Red Dog"), "Crisis" is an emotionally charged action thriller. Writer Rand Ravich, Far Shariat ("Life," "I Love You Phillip Morris") and director Phillip Noyce ("Salt," "Patriot Games") serve as executive producers. "Crisis" is from 20th Century Fox Television.

Please visit the official show site at http://www.nbc.com/crisis/ and check back on Monday for the official video trailer. For the latest "Crisis" news, videos, and photos, please like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and follow on Google+: https://www.facebook.com/NBCCrisis https://twitter.com/NBCCrisis #Crisis https://plus.google.com/+NBCCrisis

"CROSSBONES"

It's 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (John Malkovich, "(In the Line of Fire"), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown, part marauder's paradise, this is a place like no other on earth, and a mounting threat to international commerce. To gain control of this fearsome society, Tom Lowe, a highly skilled undercover assassin, is sent to the pirates' haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. But the closer Lowe gets, the more he finds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can't help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds. But Lowe is not the only danger to Blackbeard's rule. He is a man with many villainous rivals and one great weakness, a passionately driven woman whom he cannot deny.

Writer Neil Cross, Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Ted Gold serve as executive producers. "Crossbones" is a production of Universal Television, Parkes/MacDonald Productions and Georgeville Television.

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"DRACULA"

Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers ("The Tudors") stars in this provocative new drama as one of the world's most iconic characters. It's the late 19th century and the mysterious Dracula (Rhys Meyers) has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He's especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night - useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: He hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan... until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. Victoria Smurfit ("About a Boy"), Thomas Kretschmann ("King Kong"), Jessica De Gouw ("Arrow"), Oliver Jackson-Cohen ("Mr. Selfridge"), Nonso Anozie ("Game of Thrones") and Katie McGrath ("Merlin") also star. Writer Daniel Knauf ("Carnival"), Tony Krantz, ("24," "Sports Night"), Colin Callender and Gareth Neame ("Downton Abbey") serve as executive producers. "Dracula" is a production of Flame Ventures, Sky Living, Playground Entertainment, Universal Television, NBCUniversal International Television Production and Carnival Film & Television.

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"IRONSIDE"

In the gritty world of the NYPD, no one's tougher than Det. Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood, "The Event," "In Treatment"). He's a fearless cop who won't stop until the guilty are brought to justice. He and his trusted, handpicked team of specialists - Virgil (Pablo Schreiber, "The Wire" "Lights Out"), Holly (Spencer Grammer, "Greek," "As the World Turns") and Teddy (Neal Bledsoe, "Smash," "Ugly Betty"), as well as his former partner Gary (Brent Sexton, "The Killing") and boss, Det. Ed Rollins (Kenneth Choi, "Sons of Anarchy") - will do whatever it takes to solve New York's most difficult and notorious crimes. As a detective, Ironside's instincts are second to none, and those around him have to stay on their toes if they want to keep up because when his spine was shattered by a bullet two years ago, Ironside swore he'd never let a wheelchair slow him down. Writer Michael Caleo ("Rescue Me," "The Sopranos") Teri Weinberg ("Ugly Betty"), John Davis, John Fox, Ron West and David Semel ("Heroes") serve as executive producers. "Ironside" is a production of Universal Television, Davis Entertainment, Yellow Brick Road Productions.

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Welcome to the night shift, where every day is a fight between the heroic efforts of saving lives and the hard truths of running a hospital. At San Antonio Memorial, the men and women who work the wee hours are a special breed, particularly adrenaline junkie T.C. Callahan (Eoin Macken, "Merlin"). After a grueling tour of duty in the Middle East, T.C. is about to learn that his toughest battles will be fought right at home. He and his irreverent team of late-night docs, including Topher (Ken Leung, "Lost") and Drew (Brendan Fehr, "Roswell"), know how to let off steam with the casual prank or two, but when lives are at stake they are all business. Unfortunately, the night shift is now under new management and boss Michael Ragosa (Freddy Rodriguez, "Six Feet Under") is more interested in cutting costs than helping people. But T.C. has never met a rule he couldn't break, or a person he won't stand up to. And it's clear that not even his ex-girlfriend (Jill Flint, "The Good Wife") who is a doctor and now Ragosa's second in charge, has a chance at keeping him in line. If Ragosa wants a war, he'll get one. Writers Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah ("Diary of a Wimpy Kid," "Freaks and Geeks") and Pierre Morel ("Taken") serve as executive producers. "Night Shift" is a production of Sony Pictures Television.

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"THE MILLION SECOND QUIZ"

"The Million Second Quiz" is a state-of-the-art, electrifying new live competition where contestants test the limits of their knowledge, endurance and will to win as they battle each other in intense bouts of trivia for 12 consecutive days and nights. Live from a gigantic hourglass shaped structure in the heart of Manhattan, this setting will also serve as the living quarters of the reigning champions - the four players who have remained in the game the longest. The show will be the first fully convergent television experience, where viewers will be able to play along at home in real time and sync to the live primetime broadcast. When the million seconds draw to a close, the champions will battle it out and the ultimate winner could claim an unprecedented cash prize of up to $10 million. Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman and David A. Hurwitz serve as executive producers. "The Million Second Quiz" is produced by All3 Media America, Studio Lambert and Universal Television.

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"FOOD FIGHTERS"

The table is set for the ultimate culinary clash in this one part cooking competition, one part game show. Host Adam Richman ("Man v. Food") will give homegrown amateur cooks the chance to test their skills against professional chefs. Every down-home cook has that one signature dish or secret family recipe that always gains favor with friends and family. Now, imagine going head to head in the kitchen against five professional chefs, who try to cook your specialty dish even better than you in the hopes of winning over a dinner party made up of the American public. With each savored victory, the cash prize gets bigger and bigger as the home cooks rise to every challenge and outcook the professional chefs. Think you've got what it takes to serve up the competition? Ben Silverman, Tim Puntillo, Chris Grant and Jimmy Fox serve as executive producers. "Food Fighters" is a production of Universal Television and Electus.

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"AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS"

America's top designers, builders, architects and landscapers go head-to-head each week, putting their talents to the test on extreme home renovations. They'll tackle spaces that are architecturally diverse, resulting in epic transformations with impeccable design. These incredible transformations will be judged by host Nate Berkus and a panel of experts to determine which team achieved the best results. The losing team will then be forced to send one team member home. In the live finale, the two remaining competitors will each design and renovate a home on their own, bringing their unique visions to life. America will then vote and crown one contestant the winner. Finally, the two spectacular homes will be given away to two lucky viewers! Nate Berkus, Craig Plestis and Tom Shelly serve as executive producers. "American Dream Builders" is a production of Universal Television.

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Not Yet Scheduled Mid-Season:

Returning: Community and The Sing-Off
New: Chicago PD (drama), Undateable (comedy), The Night Shift (drama), The Million Second Quiz (reality) and Food Fighters (reality).

Notes: NBC has not made a decision yet on Celebrity Apprentice or Hannibal, thus they have not been picked-up yet for new seasons.

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I'm very glad that Chicago Fire is getting the Voice lead-in. I fear for Revolution though. That's a very tough spot. MJF is in a tough timeslot.
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Michael J. Fox should have anchored an hour. I wasn't expecting Revolution to air at 8:00 but that will benefit The Middle having no comedy competition. James Spader and Sean Hayes in new shows, I'll pass. Why does Blair Underwood keep getting new shows, LAX and The Event were flops with him on NBC.
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The Blacklist looks amazing. ABC better keep Castle there because anything new will get crushed buy this.

Ex-ABC Jeff Bader did a great job here. I am surprised they have Sean Saves the World has the anchor instead of MJF. Probably a better show.

Monday is solid,

Tuesday starts soft with TBL. A weird choice. It did not do well enough last time around to give it a go there I think. Voice into Chicago Fire will also be solid. They should have left the Voice at 8pm and have Chicago Fire lead into Chicago PD at 10pm.

Wednesday are going to be just ok, with Revolution probably going the Heroes route and crumble in season 2, L&O will be like this season and Ironside can be a ok hit like Chicago Fire was if it is any good.

Thursday will start low rating with P&R and Welcome to the family. The 9pm could be a bit stronger if the 2 new shows are any good. They seem a lot more broader audience than the other comedy were. Parenthood might suffer a bit against Scandal if it stays there. But since it will probably be it's last season, unless again all their new shows are failure, but I think not, it doesn't really matter.

Friday will do good. Grimm will stay how it does now and Dracula could go either way. But great counter programming.

Sunday mid-season, if it stays like this could be doing good. More male skewing shows than what ABC and CBS has, but cable could hurt those.

All considered a pretty good schedule. To my taste, a much stronger schedule than years past. I will probably watch every drama except Revolution and L&O.

They could get closer to 2nd place if not 1st in the fall anyway, if FOX does not do well again.
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Michael J. Fox should have anchored an hour. I wasn't expecting Revolution to air at 8:00 but that will benefit The Middle having no comedy competition. James Spader and Sean Hayes in new shows, I'll pass. Why does Blair Underwood keep getting new shows, LAX and The Event were flops with him on NBC.
I'm shocked MJF is not anchoring an hour. His is the only sitcom on NBC that I'm interested in.
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not pleased that Community doesn't get a slot on the schedule, but its a sure thing that at least a couple of the new shows get the swift axe.

"THE FAMILY GUIDE" - hasn't Parker Posey already left the project, have they found someone to replace her yet?

I might check out Crossbones - Malkovich is CRAZY. I will probably check out Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show, but htere is literally nothing else on NBC I will be watching other than Community, SNL and NHL
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- and it is very strange that NBC passed on the John Mulaney project; from everything I read it was one of the strongest pilots and from what I have seen of him on SNL and his standup specials the guy is a genius. I;ve heard rumors that he might replace Seth Meyers on SNL Update, they are probably going to have to give him something to prevent him from going to another network - assuming no-one else picks up his pilot.
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First off, tremendous job Pavan for getting all of this information!!


I fear for NBC in general. I mean they cancelled a lot of programming. Hopefully, they can rebound. Dont they have the Winter Olympics in the winter of 2014? If they do, that should help NBC a little bit.


This is my sports side coming out but I would fill NBC primetime with sports if they were able too. Anything that they own or purchase I would put in primetime. Not every night but maybe a night or two. Something to pop the ratings. Your asking a lot when you have 3 new shows, back to back to back on Thursday. What if they fail?
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NBC did it no favors by taking it off the air for 4 months. I like the show but I was considering giving up on it. I think this slot is a death slot although there are a lot of those on NBC.
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I think NBC actually did a really nice job with this schedule considering what they have and their needs. They were smart to not keep most dead weight comedy around. Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm will be tough but that was bound to happen on a network that still has a lot of holes.

I think The Blacklist looks better than Revolution so maybe it can hang on better on Mondays at 10pm.

The Tuesday flow is nice because there could be a halo effect from The Voice at both 8pm & 10pm and they are attempting to strengthen Chicago Fire

SVU & Ironside could be a good match on Wednesdays but Revolution is gonna have a tough time at 8pm

I like the near re-boot of Thursdays (I would have done a complete reboot and put Parks elsewhere)... these new sitcoms can't do worse than the cancelled ones and if they do as bad, try again. No need to keep on very low rated shows with no traction. The more attempts, the better chance of hits. We saw that when ABC relaunched Wednesdays a few years ago.

Glad to see they are finally adding a drama to partner with Grimm

I actually think a lot of their new shows look good. The ones I'm most excited about are: The Blacklist, The Michael J. Fox Show, About a Boy, Crisis, Ironside, and The Night Shift
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The one thing I do like about this schedule is the move of Chicago Fire. I just started watching the show in March and it is good. Hopefully the Voice will help make it a bigger hit.
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Looks to me like NBC have decided to start targetting older audiences with bland formulaic CBS-esque programming off the back of the success of Chicago Fire. Shame.

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