Upfronts 2017: NBC

It’s that time of year again when the big networks show off their new shows they hope will be big hits while also rejiggering their schedules and renewing/cancelling their current shows.  NBC was the first ones to present in NYC this week and their big initiative is to attempt to revive Must See TV, their legendary 90’s block that previously featured juggernauts like Seinfeld and Friends, with a Thursday night lineup that is anchored by their smash hit drama This Is Us and the return of Will & Grace.  Check out what’s new, what’s cancelled and what’s coming back below.

Cancelled:

  • The Blacklist: Redemption
  • Powerless
  • Aquarius
  • Heartbeat
  • Emerald City
  • Grimm (Series Ended)

Renewed:

  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago PD
  • Chicago Med
  • The Blacklist
  • Blindspot
  • Law & Order SVU
  • The Good Place
  • Great News
  • The Carmichael Show
  • America’s Got Talent
  • The Voice
  • Taken
  • The Night Shift
  • This is Us
  • The Wall
  • Timeless
  • Hollywood Game Night
  • Shades of Blue
  • Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge
  • American Ninja Warrior

New Shows

The Brave

This fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America’s elite undercover military heroes follows D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) and her team of analysts as they wield the world’s most advanced surveillance technology from headquarters in D.C. All the while, Adam Dalton and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to save lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world.

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe winner Edie Falco (“The Sopranos,” “Nurse Jackie”), this new true-crime installment of the powerhouse “Law & Order” franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.

Will & Grace

That’s right, honey! A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, comedy’s most fabulous foursome is back. Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprise their infamous roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen in this exclusive 12-episode event. There’s no doubt that with this crew’s indelible bond and all the happenings in today’s rollercoaster world, the banter will be on point. The legendary James Burrows, director of every original Will & Grace episode, returns along with a slew of razor-sharp jabs and dirty martinis. Behold once again, from the minds of Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, TV’s wittiest ensemble ever. Did somebody say encore?

A.P. Bio

A hilariously cynical Ivy League professor loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school biology teacher where he imposes his unorthodox teaching style and uses the kids to plot out revenge on those who wronged him.

Champions

Vince is a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when Vince’s teenage son is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya, one of his old high school flings.

Good Girls

Three “good girl” suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.

Reverie

A former detective specializing in human behavior is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.

Rise

When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school’s lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town. Inspired by Lou Volpe as chronicled in the book Drama High.

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