NBC had a pretty rough 2012-2013 TV season, canceling 14 shows, which was more than any other major network. It’s time to move past that though, and the network is already looking forward to the new shows it’ll air this fall.
In fact, NBC’s just released six new trailers for it’s 2013-14 season, and we’ve got all of them right here! After reviewing the clips, we’ve ranked them in order of which shows we’re most excited about, to least excited about.
Check out our rankings and all six trailers — then let us know what NBC shows you’ll be checkin’ out this fall!:
1. The Blacklist – Mondays 10pm
The Blacklist tells the story of Raymond “Red” Reddington, one of FBI’s most wanted fugitives, who mysteriously turns himself in to help catch a terrorist who is thought to be dead. Red has a strange request, though, demanding to work with a specific and brand new FBI agent, Elizabeth Keen, whom he seemingly has no connection with. However, things are taken a step further when we find out that Red has a whole list of criminals he can assist the FBI in catching, as long as he is able to work with Liz. This show probably won’t match up with other dramas like Homeland and Revenge that also have a “strong female” lead character, but with all the action, suspense and questions already piling up from the trailer, it’s definitely the most anticipated NBC show of next season.
2. The Michael J. Fox Show– Thursdays 9:30pm
The Michael J. Fox Show stars (duh) Michael J. Fox as a husband and father who quits his job to focus on his health after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. However, after five years off, Michael gets restless and his family is ready to do just about anything to get him out of the house…including helping him get his old job back without letting him know they can’t stand him being around all the time. Of course, this show has a big name attached to it with Michael, who will be able to bring a lot to his character, considering he has Parkinson’s in real life. Plus, The Michael J. Fox Show will spread awareness about Parkinson’s Disease, while still provoking laughs and not getting all too serious.
3. Dracula – Fridays 10pm
So, I guess we’re not done with the vampire crazy just yet, huh? This show will follow the immortal Dracula in the 19th century as he arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur looking to bring modern technology to Victorian society. At the same time, the iconic vampire is looking to get his revenge on those who cursed him centuries before. Of course, things don’t exactly go as smoothly as planned, and Dracula hits some road blocks along the way, including his infatuation with a woman who looks like a reincarnation of his dead wife. While this new vampire show stands no chance at being in the same ranks as True Blood or even The Vampire Diaries, the recognizable character should help to draw viewers in this fall.
4. Ironside – Wednesdays 10pm
Ironside is the story of Detective Robert Ironside, a New York City cop who will stop at nothing to bring justice to his city. So, just another boring cop drama, right? Kind of. Except that Ironside is confined to a wheelchair after being shot in the spine. The cop-in-a-wheelchair is definitely an interesting spin on the normal law enforcement shows we’ve seen for years, but chances are it’ll get pretty old pretty fast.
5. Welcome to the Family – Thursdays 8:30pm
Welcome to the Family is about two high school seniors whose college plans are halted when they find out they’re expecting a child. While a teen pregnancy is already a big enough issue, the kids are faced with an even bigger problem when they try to bring their families, of very different backgrounds and values, together. So, pretty much just another comedy about an unconventional family. Boring, but may raise a chuckle or two.
6. Sean Saves the World – Thursdays 9pm
Sean Saves the World follows a divorced, gay dad whose 14-year-old daughter moves in with him at the same time as he’s dealing with an overbearing boss and his pushy mother. Of course, this doesn’t make things easy, and Sean is stuck with trying to be a good dad while also trying to keep up at work. So, wait, another comedy about an unconventional family? But this time, seemingly, with a few less laugh-out-loud moments…at least from what the trailer shows.