Thursday, May 7, 2015

2015-2016 Season: New Series Pick-Ups

* Updated May 8, evening

NBC

Dramas

Blindspot - An FBI agent is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a naked amnesiac is found in Times Square covered in fresh tattoos... including his name on her back.

Chicago Med - The newest installment of the 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.

Game of Silence -  A rising attorney on the brink of success could lose his perfectly crafted life when his long-lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their violent past.

Heartbreaker - A medical soap that follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere, one of the rare female heart transplant surgeons. Alex brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life.

The Player - In the high stakes world of Las Vegas, a former sniper turned security expert is drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that forces him to complete a series of heroic challenges in order to save innocent lives.

These join the previously ordered dramas Apocalypse, Emerald City, and Shades of Blue (plus Heroes: Reborn, pushed back from the 2014-2015 season).

Comedies

Crowded - Multi-camera comedy which chronicles how things backfire for recent empty-nesters when their children and their parents move back home.

People Are Talking - Multi-camera comedy about a white and a black couple examining sex, race, and everything else your parents told you never to talk about.

Superstore - Single-camera comedy about a group of employees at a big box store which examines love, friendship, and the beauty of everyday moments.

These join the previously ordered comedies Coach and Telenovela.

CBS

Dramas

Code Black - Medical drama set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the extraordinary staff struggle in the face of a broken system to protect their ideals and the patients who need them most.

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - Focuses on a division of the FBI that helps American citizens who find themselves in danger abroad.

Limitless - Based on the 2011 film, the series follows a man as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced into using his drug-enhanced abilities to solve cases for the FBI.

Rush Hour - A stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he's forced to work with a cocky African American LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.

Supergirl - Small screen take on the DC Comics heroine - Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El - who decides to embrace her superhuman abilities at age 24 and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Comedies

Angel from Hell - When Amy enters Allison's life and claims to be her guardian angel, they form an unlikely friendship, but Allison can't be sure if Amy is really an angel or just nuts.

Life in Pieces - Single-camera comedy about one family told through the separate stories of its different members. 

The CW

Cordon - When a deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a large city quarantine is quickly enforced, leaving those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - A comedy with musical elements about a girl who impulsively leaves everything she has in Manhattan behind to find love and happiness in California.

Legends of Tomorrow - Spin-off from Arrow and The Flash in which a time-traveler assembles a disparate group of heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat to the planet and to time itself.

Fox

Dramas

The Frankenstein Code - A morally corrupt retired cop is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead younger and stronger.

Lucifer - Small screen take on the DC Comics character who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, so he opens a piano bar in Los Angeles.

Minority Report - Follow up to the 2002 film, set 10 years after the end of Pre-Crime in DC, where one of the three precogs struggles to lead a normal, human life, but remains haunted by visions of the future.

Rosewood - Investigative drama centered around Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, the top private pathologist in all of Miami, the owner of the one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country. 

Comedies

Grandfathered - Single-camera comedy about a charismatic longtime bachelor whose life is upended when he discovers he's a father - and a grandfather. 

The Grinder - Single-camera comedy about a beloved TV lawyer who, when his long-running hit series comes to an end, finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small hometown to take over his family's law firm.

The Guide to Surviving Life - Single-camera comedy that celebrates the mistakes and misadventures we all make during the years after college, before settling down.

ABC

Dramas


The Catch - A thriller centered on a strong, successful fraud investigator who's about to be the victim of fraud by her fiance.

The Family - A thriller following the return of a politician's son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier, but suspicions emerge as he is welcomed back into his family.

Of Kings and Prophets - An epic Biblical sage of faith, ambition, and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet, and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny.

Oil - A young couple moves to "The Bakken" in North Dakota after oil is discovered and are soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to put everything on the line, including their marriage.

Quantico - A diverse group of recruits, the brightest and most vetted, arrive at the FBI Quantico Base for training, where one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.

Wicked City - Anthology series telling stories set throughout history in Los Angeles, with the first season centered on a 1982 murder on the rock and roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip.

Comedies

Dr. Ken - Multi-camera comedy centered on a brilliant physician with no bedside manner whose good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy both at work and at home.

The Muppets - Single-camera contemporary documentary-style show that will explore the Muppets' personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants, and desires.

The Real O'Neals - Single-camera contemporary take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed.

Uncle Buck - Multi-camera update of the 1989 film about an irresponsible man-child who moves in with his brother's family after being fired from his job and kicked out of his girlfriend's place and becomes the new nanny.

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