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Today is a big but mostly bad day for fans of NBC’s programming. Community has reportedly already failed to reach its goal of six seasons and a movie and now it seems there is more bad news on the NBC front. Word on the street is that Revolution and two more dramas have all been flushed out of the NBC lineup. (Good news for Hannibal fans though!)
TV series that follow The Voice on Monday night tend to get a bit of a boost, and it's likely that NBC had that in mind when they set the premiere date for Believe, a promising new drama about an extraordinary little girl and the man who's tasked with protecting her.
Coming up on NBC's midseason slate is a promising looking drama called Believe, which comes from J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron and centers on a little girl with extraordinary abilities and the man who's been tasked to protect her. NBC gave us a new look at the series, which doesn't arrive until March.
If you’re looking for a little midseason pick-me-up, perhaps the latest batch of shows from NBC will whet your appetite. The peacock has announced premiere dates for five of its upcoming series, including About a Boy, Growing Up Fisher, Believe, Crisis, and American Dream Builders. So grab your TV remote and get ready to fill up that DVR.
Pilots can be kind of strange sometimes. Go back and watch the first episode of some of your favorite TV shows and see how different the series looks in its first episode from what it went on to become in later seasons. For network television, and oftentimes cable, the pilot is not just the starting point of the series, but also the one-episode sample produced to sell the concept of the show to the network. Once the pilot goes to series, the writers or network may decide to make some changes.
A day ahead of their upfront presentation, NBC has posted their 2013-2014 schedule, which lays out where most of the new and returning series will air throughout the week come next fall. A few notable schedule changes appear to be taking place, including a move to Wednesdays for Revolution and a shift to Thursdays for Parenthood. Absent from the list is Community, but NBC did include it among the scripted series confirmed to return, so it will be back. It's just a matter of when.
Yesterday, NBC announced the highly discussed modern-day Hatfields & McCoys pilot is not getting a pick up and the network also cancelled its fledgling series, Deception. Today, however, there are sunnier skies at the network, and NBC is on a roll with announcing pilot pick ups for next TV season. So far, there’s good news for those who have been following the J.J. Abrams program, Believe, as well as Jason Katims’ About a Boy comedy and Rand Ravich’s Crisis.
Kyle MacLachlan has made a career out of great TV roles, going al the way back to his part in Twin Peaks. Since then, the actor has played characters in a number of major series, and if things go well for J.J. Abrams' NBC drama pilot, he may be adding Believe to the list.
J.J. Abrams is plenty busy with his feature film career but that hasn't stopped the Star Trek Into Darkness director from continuing his work in television. The co-creator of LOST, not to mention the creative mind behind Felicity and Alias, got two more pilot orders early this year with one starting to put together a pretty great ensemble that includes Jamie Chung and Sienna Guillory.
J.J. Abrams is kind of taking over the universe lately. Or the fictional universe anyway, when you factor in shows like Fringe, Revolution and Person of Interest - not to mention previous dramas Lost and Alias - and top it off with Star Trek and now the new Star Wars sequel, there's just no stopping him, and for those of us who love his work, that's just fine. Among his list of upcoming projects is a drama pilot, which NBC has just ordered, and another pilot over at Fox.