Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fall TV Previews -- NBC

NBC has done an unprecedented move by taking Jay Leno into prime time. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that is going to come back to bite them. On the positive side, their ratings are so low that he probably can't do any worse than most of their other shows.

This year the struggling network has ordered 6 new series.


Michelle Trachtenberg stars as a new nurse in this series that NBC is hoping might be a new alternative to ER. It looks like it might have its moments but its too wrapped up in its character's personal lives. Since Trachtenberg is hot though, I will give it 1-2 episodes. Don't expect to see this until midseason.


Joel McHale and Chevy Chase are headlining this comedy about going community college. Are there any better words then Chevy Chase on TV? Oh, there are? Well, check out the promo to see if it's your cup of tea.

100 Questions

A new sitcom examining the mating and dating rituals of urban singles. Between cheesy pick up lines and failed relationships, there are so laughs. The only problem is that most of the stuff shown are things we've seen before: girl dumps guy instead of getting engaged and returns to being single -- check. Guy has secret crush on girl -- check. Goofy immature guys -- check. Still there appear to be laughs, so why not right?


Yes, this is another one of NBC's signature dramas.


This has already been a movie and (a failed) television show before, but when does that stop anyone anymore. With one of the most impressively ensemble casts that includes Peter Krause, Maura Tierney, Erika Christensen, Dax Shephard, Craig T. Nelson and Monica Potter, this is probably one of the most expensive shows coming this fall. What that means is if it doesn't perform quickly it will probably be gone. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are producing.

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