10 items from 2013
The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the first announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on NBC.
The Peacock did not have a good year. Only one of its new shows, "Revolution," was a true hit. Another, "Chicago Fire," got renewed by the skin of its teeth whilst the fate of a third, "Hannibal," remains uncertain.
None of last year's new comedies survived, neither did two mid-season dramas, which leaves the network with some big holes to fill. Three dramas and three comedies will debut in the Fall ahead of three more dramas and two comedies mid-season. Two further dramas and a comedy are presently unscheduled.
Several other pilots didn't make the final cut and won't become series including the high-profile Charlize Theron-produced drama about the Hatfields and McCoys, the Bruckheimer-produced »
- Garth Franklin
Take a look at a complete preview of the shows coming your way, and mark your calendars. It looks good for NBC this year, and while I’m not sure all of these look like winners, I think you’ll find at least a couple that you’re really going to like.
Blacklist – Fall
The Blacklist — (Photo by: NBC)
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as “The Concierge of Crime.”
Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: he will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, »
- Marc Eastman
NBC added one comedy and two more dramas to its 2013-14 roster, all from Sony Pictures TV.
Drama “Blacklist” has major heat. It centers on a white-collar criminal who turns himself in and offers to give up others. “Night Shift” is a medical drama set in a San Antonio hospital.
Here are the descriptions:
Parents Dan Yoder (Mike O’Malley, “Glee,” “My Name Is Earl”) and wife Karina (Mary McCormack, “In Plain Sight,” “The West Wing”) find out on the day their daughter Molly (Ella Rae Peck, (“Deception,” “Gossip Girl”) is graduating from high school with an acceptance to college, »
- Cynthia Littleton
"The Good Wife" fans don't need to worry about Kalinda being lonely in Season 5 now that characters are leaving Lockhart/Gardner. She's getting a new love interest.
"Kalinda won’t be isolated," "The Good Wife" creators Robert and Michelle King said in a fan Q&A on TVLine. "There will be a lot of flow between Lockhart/Gardner and this new entity ... Regarding romance, we still haven’t given up on wanting Jill Flint back. She’s been wonderful with Archie. And there is somebody else on the horizon, too. We probably can’t talk much about it until we get some casting in place."
Viewers will recall Flint has played Kalinda's (Archie Panjabi) on again/off again FBI love interest Lana. The Kings previously hinted that they hoped to reunite Kalinda and Lana and explore Kalinda's backstory. "We definitely want to keep opening doors on Kalinda’s backstory -- »
- Chris Harnick
The Good Wife adjourned its fantastic fourth season more than a week ago but fans continue to deliberate over the twisty, turny finale and speculate about what’s to come. Series creators Robert and Michelle King graciously agreed to hit the pause button on their hiatus to answer a handful of burning TVLine reader Qs about the show’s game-altering fifth season.
Warning: Stop reading if you do not want to know who’s getting a new love interest, how much time will have passed between seasons, which popular characters may be returning and what’s next in the Will/Alicia/Peter triangle. »
- Michael Ausiello
It's not a secret that the Kalinda/Nick storyline on Season 4 of "The Good Wife" was a polarizing one. Fans reacted to it in such a way that "The Good Wife" bosses shortened the story and got rid of the character earlier than expected ... but will he return?
When last we saw Nick (Marc Warren), Kalinda was intent on getting rid of him. Cut to commercial and she's at a bar with Alicia ... so where did he go? Is he dead? Will we ever get an answer? All valid questions. Robert and Michelle King, "Good Wife" co-creators and executive producers, are staying mum.
"So much of Kalinda’s character requires a degree of restraint and discretion," the Kings told Vulture when asked about whether viewers will see Nick again. "We’d rather not delve into this because there’s a chance the whereabouts of Nick may come back. If it does, »
- Chris Harnick
Encouraging news for NBC‘s off-cycle drama pilot After Hours, which is now titled The Night Shift. I hear the network has commissioned four backup scripts from the project, produced by Sony Pictures TV. The Night Shift, an ensemble medical show about a group of Army doctors who return to work the night shift together, was one of two drama pilots NBC ordered off-cycle, along with soapy mystery The Secret Lives of Husbands And Wives. The Night Shift, created by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, was originally developed by NBC last season. The network didn’t pick it up to pilot back then but kept it in contention with an order for a new script. The Night Shift was ordered to pilot in October with Pierre Morel directing and Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, Freddy Rodriguez, Ken Leung, Jeananne Goossen, Robert Bailey Jr and Brigid Brannagh starring. The project heated up »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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We fell for private investigator Kalinda Sharma because she was mysterious and witty — the strong silent type who knows how to get everything she wants, and looks amazing doing it. And the material The Good Wife gave her was delicious.
In Season 1, Kalinda and Alicia (Julianna Margulies) forged a friendship as they came to work together on putting together the pieces of lawsuits and cases for important clients at Lockhart/Gardner. In Season 2, Kalinda was developed further, becoming one of the show's most beloved characters as she kicks ass against Asa Cary Agos and tries to hide a secret from her new best friend, one that eventually is forced into the open: She'd had an affair with Alicia's husband Peter Florrick. Her bisexuality is also a bigger part of her character growth, as we meet her jilted ex Donna, played by Lili Taylor.
According to TVLine, Bates -- who is nearing a final deal to join the cast -- will play Jessica Lange's character's best friend ... who eventually becomes her worst enemy. Yep, Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange will face off on your TVs.
Request for confirmation from FX was not immediately returned.
In other casting news ...
- Chris Harnick
Jill Flint is off the CBS.
The character "catches the eye" of Jon Michael Hill's Detective Bell, according to TV Guide, when he assists Sherlock investigate a heist in the middle of a snow storm.
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10 items from 2013
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