NBC unveiled six new series for fall 2009 at yesterday’s network “In-Fronts” in New York.
Without a hint of commentary, here they are for your review. Check out the summaries and the official clips.
Three series not mentioned here, because they’re not technically new, are Southland, Parks and Recreation and a six-episode run of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday.
The Jay Leno Show, meanwhile is technically new, at least in its new Monday-Friday, 10-11 p.m. time slot.
Not new at all are previously announced pickups The Office, 30 Rock, The Biggest Loser, The Celebrity Apprentice, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Friday Night Lights. I loathingly mention new reality launches The Marriage Ref (with Jerry Seinfeld, oddly), Breakthrough With Tony Robbins and Who Do You Think You Are?, which traces stars’ geneology.
Hotly anticipated word on additional pickups, including that of Chuck, will be announced May 19 at the regualr upfronts.
OK, a little bit of commentary here: I put the one I’m looking forward to most first.
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From Emmy Award-winning directors Joe and Anthony Russo comes Community, a smart comedy series about higher education — and lower expectations. The student body at Greendale Community College is made up of high-school losers, newly divorced housewives, and old people who want to keep their minds active. Within these not-so-hallowed halls, Community focuses on a band of misfits, at the center of which is a fast-talkin’ lawyer whose degree has been revoked, who form a study group and end up learning a lot more about themselves than they do about their course work. In addition to McHale, the series also stars: Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie and Chevy Chase.
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