NBC added one comedy and two more dramas to its 2013-14 roster, all from Sony Pictures TV.
"Welcome to the Family," from scribe Mike Sikowitz, revolves around the culture clash of Anglo and Latino families when their kids are brought togheter by an unplanned pregnancy.
After a long day of speculation, NBC confirmed the cancellation of Ryan Murphy comedy "The New Normal" (pictured) after one season.
Here are the descriptions:
âWELCOME TO THE FAMILYâ
Parents Dan Yoder (Mike OâMalley, âGlee,â âMy Name Is Earlâ) and wife Karina (Mary McCormack, âIn Plain Sight,â âThe West Wingâ) find out on the day their daughter Molly (Ella Rae Peck, (âDeception,â âGossip Girlâ) is graduating from high school with an acceptance to college, she announces she pregnant. Across town in East L.A., Junior Hernandez (Joseph Haro, âGlee,â âAwkwardâ), in the middle of his high school valedictorian speech, gets a text from girlfriend Molly that heâs going to be a daddy. Expectedly, Juniorâs parents Miguel (Ricardo Chavira, âDesperate Housewivesâ) and Lisette (Justina Machado, âSix Feet Under,â âERâ) are also upset, as they now have Caucasians in the family. What follows is a crash course in culture blending as Molly and Junior decide they want to get married and, in doing so, bring together two very different families. The dads have the most difficult time reconciling while the moms take a softer approach to get to know one another. When the parents fully realize that their kids are serious about making a life together, the adults exhale and begin to come to terms with this new blendedÂ family and start to understand it will take, humor, love and tolerance to make it all work.
Mike Sikowitz (âRules of Engagement,â âFriendsâ) and Jamie Tarses (âHappy Endings, âFranklin & Bashâ) serve as executive producers. âWelcome to the Familyâ is a production of Sony Pictures Television and FanFare Productions.
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond âRedâ Reddington (James Spader, âThe Office,â âBoston Legalâ) has been one of the FBIâs Most Wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as âThe Concierge of Crime.â Now, heâs mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: He will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth âLizâ Keen (Megan Boone, âLaw & Order: Los Angelesâ), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. For Liz, itâs going to be one hell of a first day on the job. What follows is a twisting series of events as the race to stop a terrorist begins. What are Redâs true intentions? Why has he chosen Liz, a woman with whom he seemingly has no connection? Does Liz have secrets of her own? Zamani is only the first of many on a list that Red has compiled over the years: a âblacklistâ of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. He will help catch them allâ¦ with the caveat that Liz continues to work as his partner. Red will teach Liz to think like a criminal and âsee the bigger pictureââ¦ whether she wants to or not. Also starring are Diego Klattenhoff (âHomelandâ), Harry Lennix (âMan of Steelâ), Ryan Eggold (â90210â) and Ilfenesh Hadera (âDa Brickâ).
Jon Bokenkamp (âThe Call,â âTaking Livesâ), John Eisendrath (âAliasâ), John Davis (âGulliverâs Travels,â âPredatorâ) and John Fox serve as executive producers. The pilot was directed by Joe Carnahan (âThe A-Team,â âThe Greyâ). âThe Blacklistâ is a production of Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment.
âTHE NIGHT SHIFTâ
Welcome to the night shift, where every day is a fight between the heroic efforts of saving lives and the hard truths of running a hospital.Â At San Antonio Memorial, the men and women who work the wee hours are a special breed, particularly adrenaline junkie T.C. Callahan (Eoin Macken, âMerlinâ).Â After a grueling tour of duty in the Middle East, T.C. is about to learn that his toughest battles will be fought right at home.Â He and his irreverent team of late-night docs, including Topher (Ken Leung, âLostâ) and Drew (Brendan Fehr, âRoswellâ), know how to let off steam with the casual prank or two, but when lives are at stake they are all business. Unfortunately, the night shift is now under new management and boss Michael Ragosa (Freddy Rodriguez, âSix Feet Underâ) is more interested in cutting costs than helping people. But T.C. has never met a rule he couldnât break, or a person he wonât stand up to. And itâs clear that not even Dr. Jordan Santos (Jill Flint, âThe Good Wifeâ), T.C.âs ex-girlfriend and now Ragosaâs second in charge, has a chance at keeping him in line. If Ragosa wants a war, heâll get one.
Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah (âDiary of a Wimpy Kid,â âFreaks and Geeksâ) and Pierre Morel (âTakenâ) serve as executive producers. âNight Shiftâ is a production of Sony Pictures Television.