Monday, August 22, 2011

GeekTonic Guide to TV-New Fall 2011 TV NBC

The Fall 2011 TV Season is nearly upon us.  To get things started GeekTonic is running through all of the new TV series coming this Fall.  The past few days we’ve covered the new shows on CBS, new series on FOX,  and now we move on to NBC’s new series.

Other Network Premieres Covered:

Free Agents – Wednesday, 9/14 on NBC 10:30pm

A new comedy series from NBC borrowed from the original U.K. version. synopsis: Alex is recently divorced, and Helen lost her fiancé a year ago. They are not ready to date but end up in bed together, and they work together! They decide to stay friends and help each other find their way towards love again.

Grimm – Friday, 10/21 on NBC 9pm

A new sci-fi drama from NBC that has an intriguing concept, but I don’t give it much hope.  Unfortunately they have it matched up with Fringe and Supernatural – in similar formats at the same timeslots.  Not a good way to introduce a new show especially on a Friday.  Grimm was originally slated to be a mid-season replacement last year and never made it out so the network obviously doesn’t have a high opinion of it already. synopsis: This cop drama will incorporate stories from Grimm's Fairy Tales. A cop named Nick (played by David Giuntoli) starts seeing humans as animals and wants to protect society from them. Russell Hornsby is set to play Nick's partner and Tulloch his love interest.

The Playboy Club – Monday, 9/19 on NBC 10pm

A new drama from NBC that is getting attention just from the title. synopsis: Set in 1963, Maureen joins the Chicago based Playboy Club as one of it's beautiful Bunnies. She is determined, bold, sexy and filled with ambition. During her first night of work she is introduced to Nick Dalton, a dashing handsome lawyer, who helps her when she kills a member of the mafia by accident.

Prime Suspect – Thursday, 9/22 on NBC 10pm

A new suspense drama series from NBC. synopsis: This show is remake of the popular UK series that aired between 1991 and 2006. It is about Det. Jane Timoney, a homicide investigator who has trouble dealing with her taxing job at a new precinct and her personal life. Prime Suspect is produced by Universal Media Studios and ITV. Hank Steinberg ("Without a Trace") and Erwin Stoff ("The Blind Side") are the executive producers.

Smash – Monday, 2/6/2012 on NBC 10pm

Not really a Fall 2011 premiere, but notable as a musical/family drama with Steven Spielberg’s backing.   This is not Glee really, but Glee probably helped get this idea through the network.  Looks interesting. synopsis: NBC picked up this musical-centric series about the making of a Broadway play from Steven Spielberg. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have signed onto write the original songs.

Up All Night – Wednesday, 9/14 on NBC 10pm

A new NBC sitcom starring Christina Applegate with a couple who experience the fun of a new baby.  The mom is a professional woman, the dad gets to take care of the baby at home. synopsis: This Emily Spivey comedy will star Christina Applegate as a professional woman and new mom.

Whitney – Thursday, 9/22 on NBC 9:30pm

A new sitcom created by, based on, and starring Whitney Cummings

That’s it for the new NBC series.  Next up I’ll do a quick review of new series coming on CW and the cable networks and finish up with lists of all new TV series and finally a list of all TV premieres including new series AND returning series.  Stay tuned to GeekTonic for more!