Wednesday, June 4, 2014

12 New NBC TV Shows for 2014

  1. "A to Z" (Thursdays) -- Cristin Milioti ("How I Met Your Mother") teams up with Ben Feldman ("Mad Men") for a rom-com about a relationship from meeting (A) to breaking up (Z).
  2. "Allegiance" -- A CIA analyst (Gavin Stenhouse) discovers his parents (Scott Cohen, Hope Davis) are former Russian spies who go back to work.
  3. "Bad Judge" (Thursdays) -- Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Kate Walsh stars as a tough criminal court judge who decides to help an 8-year-old boy whose parents she put in jail.
  4. "Constantine" (Fridays) -- Matt Ryan takes on the role of DC Comics' "Hellblazer" hero John Constantine, last portrayed in 2005 by Keanu Reeves, hunting demons to save his own soul from hell.
  5. "Marry Me" (Tuesdays) -- Casey Wilson and Ken Marino are two lovers closing in on their engagement (and if it gets picked up for more seasons, probably a marriage).
  6. "Mission Control" (2015) -- Also produced by Ferrell and McKay, "Don't Trust the B" star Krysten Ritter is an aerospace engineer in the '60s male-dominated field of space exploration.
  7. "Mr. Robinson" -- "School of Rock" fans will love seeing "The Office" star Craig Robinson as a rock band frontman who parties by night and works as a substitute teacher by day.
  8. "The Mysteries of Laura" (Mondays) -- Debra Messing balances being a homicide detective with life as a working mom.
  9. "Odyssey" -- Anna Friel and Peter Facinelli star in this international conspiracy drama involving the military, corporate interests and Middle Eastern terrorists.
  10. "One Big Happy" -- Produced by Ellen DeGeneres, Elisha Cuthbert stars as a lesbian in a complicated relationship: Trying to have a child with a straight man (Nick Zano).
  11. "State of Affairs" (Mondays, starting in November) -- Katherine Heigl plays a CIA agent working with the U.S. president, played by Afre Woodard.
  12. "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" -- Ellie Kemper (Erin from "The Office") escapes the cult where she spent the last 15 years of her life and rediscovers the world in this comedy produced by Tina Fey.
References:

2014 fall TV schedule: NBC adds 12 new shows to lineup, moves 'The Blacklist

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