The Ultimate Guide for Fall 2013 in Television: NBC

(All show bios are Courtesy of NBC)

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Premiere Date: Monday, September 23rd, 2013 – 10/9c

Stars: James Spader (TV’s Boston Legal) as Raymond Reddington, Megan Boone (TV’s Blue Bloods) as Special Agent Elizabeth Keen, Diego Klattenhoff (TV’s Homeland) as Agent Donald Ressler, Ryan Eggold (TV’s 90210) as Tom Keen, and Harry Lennix (Man of Steel) as Assistant Director Harold Cooper

Created by Jon Bokenkamp (Taking Lives)

Plot:

“For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader, “The Office,” “Boston Legal”) 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, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone, “Law & Order: Los Angeles”), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. For Liz, it’s going to be one hell of a first day on the job.

What follows is a twisting series of events as the race to stop a terrorist begins. What are Red’s true intentions? Why has he chosen Liz, a woman with whom he seemingly has no connection? Does Liz have secrets of her own? Zamani is only the first of many on a list that Red has compiled over the years: a “blacklist” of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. He will help catch them all… with the caveat that Liz continues to work as his partner. Red will teach Liz to think like a criminal to “see the bigger picture” – whether she wants to or not.”

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Premiere Date: Friday, October 25th, 2013 – 10/9c

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers (TV’s The Tudors) as Alexander Grayson / Vlad Tepes / Dracula, Jessica DeGouw (TV’s Arrow) as Mina Murray / Ilona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster) as Jonathan Harker, Nonso Anozie (The Grey) as R.M. Renfield, Katie McGrath (TV’s Merlin) as Lucy Westenra, Victoria Smurfit (About a Boy) as Lady Jane Wetherby, Ben Miles (V for Vendetta) as Browning, Robert Bathurst (TV’s Downton Abbey) as Lord Thomas Davenport, and Thomas Krestchmann (Wanted) as Abraham Van Helsing

Created by Cole Haddon and Daniel Knauf (TV’s Carnivale)

Plot:

“It’s the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night – useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan… until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

 

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Premiere Date: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 – 10/9c

Stars: Blair Underwood (TV’s The Event) as Det. Robert Ironside, Brent Sexton (TV’s Justified) as Det. Gary Stanton, Pablo Schreiber (TV’s Orange is the New Black) as Virgil, Spencer Grammer (TV’s Greek) as Holly, Neal Bledsoe (TV’s Smash) as Teddy, and Kenneth Choi (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Capt. Ed Rollins

Created by Michael Caleo (TV’s The Sopranos)

Plot:

“In the gritty world of the NYPD, no one’s tougher than Detective Robert Ironside. He’s a fearless cop who won’t stop until the guilty are brought to justice. He and his trusted, handpicked team of specialists will do whatever it takes to solve New York’s most difficult and notorious crimes – even if it means breaking the rules.

Tough, sexy and acerbic, Ironside’s never been afraid to call it like he sees it. As a detective, his instincts are second to none, and those around him have to stay on their toes if they want to keep up… because when his spine was shattered by a bullet two years ago, Ironside swore he’d never let a damn wheelchair slow him down.

Justice. Nothing gets in his way. Blair Underwood stars in a bold new drama about a different kind of cop.”

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Premiere Date: Thursday, September 26th, 2013 – 10/9:30c

Stars: Michael J. Fox (TV’s Spin City) as Mike Henry, Betsy Brandt (TV’s Breaking Bad) as Annie Henry, Conor Romero as Ian Henry, Juliette Goglia (TV’s Good Luck Charlie) as Eve Henry, Jack Gore as Graham Henry, Katie Finneran (TV’s I Hate My Teenage Daughter) as Leigh, Ana Nogueira (TV’s Blue Bloods) as Kay Costa, and Wendell Pierce (TV’s Treme) as Harris Green

Created by Will Gluck (Easy A) and Sam Laybourne (TV’s Cougar Town)

Plot:

“Look who’s making the news again! One of NY’s most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox, “Spin City”, “Family Ties”), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. But now five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work. Having never wanted Mike to leave in the first place, his old boss Harris Green (Wendell Pierce, “Treme”, “The Wire”) jumped at the chance to get him back on TV. The trick, as it’s always been, was to make Mike think it was his idea. After several – okay, many – failed attempts, Mike’s family, anxious to see him out of the house, finally succeeded in getting him to “run into” Green. Now their plan is in motion. He’ll be back to juggling home, family and career, just like the old days – only better.”

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Premiere Date: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 – 9/8c

Stars: Sean Hayes (TV’s Will & Grace) as Sean, Sami Isler as Ellie, Thomas Lennon (TV’s Reno 911!) as Max, Linda Lavin (Wanderlust) as Lorna, Echo Kellum (TV’s Ben and Kate) as Hunter, and Megan Hilty (TV’s Smash) as Liz

Created by Victor Fresco (TV’s Better Off Ted)

Plot:

“Sean’s a divorced dad who’s trying to juggle it all. From his overbearing boss and offbeat employees at work – to his pushy mom and weekends with his teenage daughter at home – handling it all is no easy task. So when Ellie, his 14-year-old bundle of joy, moves in full-time, it’s a whole new challenge.

Never one to do anything halfway, Sean’s intent on being the best dad ever – so he loads up on parenting how-to books and plans Pinterest-worthy family dinners. But it seems his company’s new owner has decided Sean and his team should work longer hours, throwing a kink in his perfectly constructed homemaking plans. Ellie, a normal girl who wants to hang with her friends and eat on the run, sees this development as a plus. She loves her dad, but he’s clearly going overboard.

From keeping his boss happy, his employees motivated and enduring his mother’s tactless “advice” to raising a smart, grounded and healthy kid, it’s going to be a growing experience, to say the least. But if anyone can swing it, it’s Sean.”

 

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Premiere Date: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 – 8:30/7:30c

Stars: Mike O’Malley (TV’s Glee) as Dan Yoder, Mary McCormack (TV’s In Plain Sight) as Caroline Yoder, Ricardo A. Chavira (TV’s Desperate Housewives) as Miguel Hernandez, Justina Machado (TV’s Six Feet Under) as Lisette Hernandez, Ella Rae Peck (TV’s Gossip Girl) as Molly Yoder, Joseph Haro (TV’s Awkward.) as Junior Hernandez, and Fabrizio Guido (World War Z) as Demetrio Hernandez

Created by Mike Sikowitz (TV’s Rules of Engagement)

Plot:

“Dan Yoder (Mike O’Malley, “Glee,” “My Name Is Earl”) and wife, Caroline (Mary McCormack, “In Plain Sight,” “The West Wing”), think they finally have it made. Their daughter, Molly (Ella Rae Peck, “Deception,” “Gossip Girl”) – not the most diligent of students – has managed to graduate from high school and has been accepted to college. Her proud parents are looking forward to an empty nest and are breathing a heavy sigh of relief.

Across town, Molly’s secret boyfriend, Junior Hernandez (Joey Haro, “Glee,” “Awkward”), is graduating from his high school with top honors and has plans to go to Stanford. Parents Miguel (Ricardo Chavira, “Desperate Housewives”) and Lisette (Justina Machado, “Six Feet Under,” “ER”) are bursting with pride. Everything seems like it is falling into place for them, but unbeknownst to both families, Molly and Junior are about to become parents themselves.

Once the teens break the big news, these two very different families are thrown together, which goes anything but smoothly… and the news that Molly and Junior are engaged to be married doesn’t exactly make things better.

Dan and Miguel have the most difficult time adjusting to their new situation (and each other), while Caroline and Lisette take a softer approach to getting to know one another. When each of the parents realizes the kids are serious about making a life together, the adults exhale and begin to come to terms with this new blended family. Clearly, it will take understanding, humor, love and patience to make it all work.”

Sources: NBC, YouTube, Google

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