There’s been a plethora of articles in Variety today about the NBC “Infronts”, an unofficial pre-May Upfronts session, where the Peacock gave up some details on their upcoming fall schedule. There have so far been six brand new shows picked up:
Trauma – Medical drama from producer Peter Berg about first responders starring Cliff Curtis, Anastasia Griffith and Derek Luke.
Parenthood – From Producers Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Jason Katims, a family comedy based on the Steve Martin movie starring Mae Whitman, Maura Tierney, Dax Shepard, Erika Christensen, Craig T. Nelson and Peter Krause.
Mercy – Medical drama about three central nurses starring Michelle Trachtenberg, Scott Caan and Josh Charles.
Day One – From former heroes exec, Jesse Alexander, an “event drama” set in the aftermath of a cataclysmic event that devastates the world’s infrastructures set to premiere mid-season after the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Community – Comedy about a bunch of misfits in higher education.
100 Questions – Comedy about a woman looking for love.
Um…so what about Chuck? Any news there? Nope. Still in limbo. Won’t be decided for up to another two weeks, as will the fate of several other shows such as Medium, which does look to be coming back, though.
Although these are only informal announcements ahead of the official Upfronts, I was really hoping on some info, as I’m sure many Chuck fans are. But it looks like that’s going to have to wait. You can catch a ton of additional info in the Variety articles here, here and here. After getting my chain jerked about Chuck for another couple of weeks, and the overall picture looking bleaker and bleaker as time slots disappear, I suddenly found myself uninterested in anything else they had to say. I do have a comment about one of the new shows, though: Parenthood? After 20 years? Really? Really?