NBC announced this morning its new Fall 2010 TV Line-Up. On the docket are returning favorites, such as The Biggest Loser, Chuck, 30 Rock, and The Office, as well as new darlings Parenthood and Community. The peacock network is also committed to bringing back the sitcom and has ordered five new comedies to try to win back the Comedy King title after their whole Leno/Conan debacle of the spring. However, they are not hanging all of their hopes on humor, as they have ordered six new dramas and one spin-off of an old favorite.
"This new schedule brings NBC back to basics with its commitment to quality scripted programming," said NBC-Universal's Chairman of Television Entertainment, Jeff Gaspin. "Our new shows are distinctive and feature a combination of the biggest talent, the brightest new stars and the strongest auspices in television. With this new schedule, we're poised to take the next step toward our long-term goals with a lineup that has stabilized and has been building solid momentum through the second half of the season."
See below for the complete line-up and stay tuned for my take on which will succeed, and which may not even make it past an episode or two.
9-10 p.m. -- The Event - an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter), an Everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiancee and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.
10-11 p.m. - Chase - a fast-paced drama from Emmy Award-winning executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer that drops viewers smack into the middle of a game of cat-and-mouse as a team of U.S. marshals hunts down America's most dangerous fugitives.
9:30-10 p.m. - Outsourced - Midwest meets the exotic East in a hilarious culture clash. The series centers on the all-American company Mid America Novelties that sells whoopee cushions, foam fingers and wallets made of bacon -- and whose call center has suddenly been outsourced to India.
10-11 p.m. - Love Bites - an hour-long romantic comedy anthology series featuring three loosely connected, modern stories of love, sex, marriage and dating. Each episode contains multiple vignettes, all illuminating the theme of love with an edgy, irreverent spin.
10-11 p.m. - Outlaw - Cyrus Garza (Jimmy Smits) is a U.S. Supreme Court justice who abruptly quits the high-level position, determined to represent "the little guy" and use his inside knowledge of the justice system to take on today's biggest legal cases-- and make plenty of powerful people unhappy along the way.
The new series The Cape, Friends With Benefits, Perfect Couples, Harry's Law, and The Paul Reiser Show are currently scheduled to premiere later in the season along with a new version of regular The Apprentice, The Marriage Ref, Parks & Recreation and the new series America's Next Great Restaurant.