NBC New Shows For Fall 2015 Guide
The 2015-16 season doesn’t get going until September, but NBC has already started choosing new series to join its returning shows The Blacklist, Chicago P.D. and Grimm (among others) in the battle to survive the 2015-16 renewal rat race.
Bookmark this page and check back for the complete list and descriptions of NBC’s new series pickups for Fall 2015. Looking for the complete Cancel/Renew 2015-16 Scorecard? See here!
NBC NEW SERIES FOR FALL 2015
- Chicago Med (Spinoff)
- Coach (Revival)
- Emerald City (Uncancelled)
- Game of Silence
- People Are Talking
- The Player
- Shades of Blue
- More to follow as announced…
Description: Apocalypse is a bold, adrenaline-fueled series about the last days of mankind. Set against a backdrop of apocalyptic chaos, the story follows an extended family whose lives start to intersect in the most unexpected ways. Their renewed connections are triggered by the news that a comet is on an unavoidable collision course toward Earth.
Characters include a foul-mouthed priest, an unhinged white supremacist, a mild-mannered bank manager, a germ-phobic cyber-terrorist, a five-star general and a child who (possibly) rose from the dead. Some of them are destined to make it to a bunker deep beneath the ground, and as a result will become the unlikely (and frankly, somewhat unsuitable) future of mankind.
Description: From executive producer Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “The Mysteries of Laura”) comes “Blindspot”: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there.
There’s one that’s very clear, however: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. “Jane,” Agent Weller and rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed.
Description: Executive producer Dick Wolf delivers the newest installment of the compelling “Chicago” franchise, an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together.
They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running.
Description: Coach Hayden Fox, in the present day, has packed up coaching. He is called back to become assistant coach to his own grown son, who is the new head coach at an Ivy league school in Pennsylvania that is just starting up a new team.
Description: Centers on a couple who are starting to reclaim their wild side when their two daughters unexpected move back in.
Description: In the blink of a tornado’s eye, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and her K9 police dog are transported to another world, one far removed from our own — a mystical land of competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy. This is the fabled Land of Oz in a way you’ve never seen before, where wicked witches don’t stay dead for long and a young girl becomes a headstrong warrior who holds the fate of kingdoms in her hands.
Description: Based on the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, this unique character-driven medical drama follows Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George, “The Slap”), an outspoken world-renowned heart-transplant surgeon and one of the few women in her field.
Stubborn and fearless, Alex always operates on her own terms. She revels in a racy personal life that’s a full-time job in itself, manages the daily demands of skeptical faculty and dutiful interns, and pushes the boundaries of medical science to impressive new heights.
GAME OF SILENCE
Carol Mendelsohn, executive producer and architect of the “CSI” phenomenon, presents a gripping new drama about a successful Atlanta attorney (David Lyons, “Revolution”) whose long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear after 25 years. When a dark secret they thought they had buried resurfaces, the brotherhood bands together to right the wrongs of their shared past — a journey that will push the limits of their loyalty and quench their thirst for revenge.
PEOPLE ARE TALKING
People Are Talking is comedy centered on two diverse couples who are neighbors and best friends. As they go through life side-by-side, they can’t help but analyze and obsess about everything. From topics such as sex and race to the fact that the trusted new baby-sitter might just be a porn star, nothing is out of bounds for this wildly outspoken foursome.
From the executive producers of “The Blacklist” and starring Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester (“Strike Back,” “Fringe”) comes an action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: The house always wins.
SHADES OF BLUE
Description: Shades of Blue revolves around a tight-knit crew of police officers who are effective at keeping the streets safe but also corrupt when it comes to lining their pockets and protecting their own. When one of the officers (Lopez’ Harlee McCord) is forced to become a federal informant, she must decide between her own family’s welfare and that of her police family.
Description: Revolving around a group of employees at a big-box store, it examines love, friendship and the beauty of everyday moments. Spitzer, Fleischer and David Bernad exec produce.
Description: Telenovela centers on Ana Maria, star of Latin America’s most beloved telenovela, who strives to stay on top in a world where the drama onscreen is nothing compared with what’s happening offscreen.
TO BE CONTINUED AS MORE NBC PICK-UPS ARE ANNOUNCED…