As part of the new network TV landscape this fall, NBC has ordered a host of new comedy and drama series. We’ve collected some of them for you today along with the first-look trailers that accompany them. Here’s a look at when you can expect to see the new NBC shows, plus a brief synopsis on just what they’re all about:
- Timeless – Airing Monday nights at 10pm, this thrilling time-travel adventure series from Eric Kripke (Revolution) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield), features a scientist, soldier and history professor who must change the past while trying to capture a dangerous fugitive. Abigail Spencer stars.
- This Is Us – A new drama airing Tuesday nights at 9pm is described as an emotional and provocative series from Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) where seemingly disparate people’s lives intersect in the most curious ways. Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore star.
- The Good Place – On Thursday nights at 9pm, Emmy Winner Mike Schur’s latest comedy starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson follows an ordinary woman who mistakenly finds herself in the afterlife.
Check out the first trailers for each of these new NBC shows and the full series’ synopses below:
Synopsis: From Eric Kripke (“Revolution,” “Supernatural”), Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) and the producers of “The Blacklist” comes this thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, soldier and history professor who must use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. Can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it’s too late?
Cast: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey and Claudia Doumit
This Is Us
Synopsis: Sometimes life will surprise you. Starring Mandy Moore (“A Walk to Remember”), Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes,” “Gilmore Girls”) and Sterling K. Brown (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) this refreshingly honest and provocative series follows a unique ensemble. And as their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same birthday – and so much more than anyone would expect. From the writer and directors of “Crazy, Stupid, Love” comes a smart, modern dramedy that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know.
Cast: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones
The Good Place
Synopsis: From Michael Schur, executive producer of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Parks and Recreation” and “The Office,” comes a smart, unique new comedy that follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, “House of Lies,” “Veronica Mars”), an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person. With the help of her wise newfound afterlife mentor (Ted Danson, “Bored to Death,” “Cheers”), she’s determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome (or at least the pretty good) person within. Directed by Drew Goddard, the Oscar-nominated writer of “The Martian.”
Cast: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D’Arcy Carden.