NBC added another comedy and two dramas, including the "Chicago Fire" spinoff, to its new series roster for the 2013-14 season.
Laffer "Undateable" marks the Peacock's fifth new comedy series. "Ironside" (pictured) is a remake of the 1970s series, starring Blair Underwood as the wheelchair-bound gumshoe originally played by Raymond Burr.
Dick Wolf is claiming another hour of NBC's sked with the pickup of "Chicago PD," which is set to air next week as a planted spinoff within Wolf's frosh drama "Chicago Fire."
"Undateable," from Warner Bros. TV and sitcom vet Bill Lawrence and scribe Adam Sztykiel, revolves around a group of romantically challenged friends.
Peacock unveils its new sked to advertisers in Gotham on Monday.
Here are the descriptions:
When confident slacker Danny Beeman (Chris DâElia, âWhitney,â âGlory Dazeâ) takes Justin (comedian Brent Morin) on as a roommate, Danny unwittingly inherits Justinâs group of romantically challenged friends. Seeing himself as the ultimate player, Danny decides to teach the crew (who he dubs âThe Undateablesâ) everything he knows about âthe game of love.â For their first lesson, Danny takes the guys to an event hosted by his sister, Leslie (Bianca Kajlich, âRules of Engagementâ), who is a single mom with dating difficulties of her own. At first, Dannyâs advice seems to pay off big-time: The shy guy talks to a girl, the no-filter dude learns itâs never OK to ask a woman when sheâs due, and his nebbish roommate, Justin, goes home with a mystery woman. Itâs not until the next day that they figure out it was Leslie! Talk about a bunch who just canât get lucky!Â From the executive producers of âCougar Townâ comes a hilarious new comedy about the âdoâs,â âdonâtsâ and âduhsâ of dating.
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From Emmy-nominated executive producer Bill Lawrence (âScrubs,â âCougar Townâ), Jeff Ingold and executive producer/writer Adam Sztykiel (âDue Dateâ) âUndateableâ is a production of Warner Bros. Television and Doozer Productions. Scott Ellis (âGuys with Kidsâ) directs the pilot episode.
In the gritty world of the NYPD, no oneâs tougher than Det. Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood, âThe Event,â âThe New Adventures of Old Christineâ). Heâs a fearless cop who wonât stop until the guilty are brought to justice. He and his trusted, handpicked team of specialists â Virgil (Pablo Schreiber, âThe Wireâ âLights Outâ), Holly (Spencer Grammer, âGreek,â âAs the World Turnsâ) and Teddy (Neal Bledsoe, âSmash,â âUgly Bettyâ), as well as his former partner Gary (Brent Sexton, âThe Killingâ) and boss Det. Ed Rollins (Kenneth Choi, âSons of Anarchyâ) â will do whatever it takes to solve New Yorkâs most difficult and notorious crimes. As a detective, Ironsideâs instincts are second to none, and those around him have to stay on their toes if they want to keep upâ¦ because when his spine was shattered by a bullet two years ago, Ironside swore heâd never let a wheelchair slow him down. Nothing gets in his way.
From executive producer-writer Michael Caleo (âRescue Me,â âThe Sopranosâ) and executive producers Teri Weinberg (âUgly Bettyâ), John Davis, John Fox, Ron West and David Semel (âHeroesâ), âIronsideâ is produced by Universal Television, Davis Entertainment, Yellow Brick Road Productions.
District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two distinctly different groups. There are the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head to head with the cityâs street crimes. And thereâs the Intelligence Unit, the team that combats the cityâs major offenses â organized crime, drug traffi cking, high profile murders and beyond.
Leading the Intelligence team is Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), a man not against skirting the law in the pursuit of justice. Demanding and tough, only those who can take the heat survive under Voightâs command. Take Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) â despite his troubled history with his boss, Dawson has ambitions of running the unitâ¦ so if that means facing off against Voight every day, heâll persevere. From the street cops with dreams of moving up to the elite crew who are already in, âlife on the jobâ is a daily challenge. The enormous responsibilities that come with the territory take an emotional toll, as weâll f nd when we follow the personal lives of our characters outside the walls of District 21. From EmmyÂ®-winning producer Dick Wolf and the team behind âChicago Fireâ comes Chicago PD, a gripping, character-driven new police drama about those who put it all on the line to serve and protect.