Ah, May upfronts, where the networks seek to outdo one another in greenlighting the most shamelessly attention-grabbing pilots imaginable. Speaking of shameless attention-grabbing, how about Thor star Jaimie Alexander naked in a duffel bag, or what NBC likes to call Blindspot?
The madness of 2014's Upfront season has come and gone, but that doesn't mean the major networks are without a few bombshells to drop. Sure, we've seen most of the official schedules, but NBC is the first to officially unveil their slate of fall 2014 premieres, surprisingly placing comic adaptation 'Constantine' for an October bow, with Katherine Heigl's TV return 'State of Affairs' moving even further back to November.
NBC's 2013-14 lineup brought about too few breakout hits to jeopardize that consistent performer 'Parks and Recreation' would return for a seventh season, to the point that NBC heads even informally confirmed a renewal back in January, but we all know how Leslie Knope likes an official approval. Plus, 'Grimm,' 'Chicago Fire' and its spinoff will will all return for additional seasons as well!
'Community' fans remain on pins and needles for news of a pickup today, but it seems NBC has yet to finish issuing series orders to new comedies and dramas. The latest to join NBC's 2013-14 lineup are that of the 'Ironside' reboot, featuring 'The Event' star Blair Underwood in the titular role, along with 'Scrubs' creator Bill Lawrence's new comedy 'Undateable' and the expected 'Chicago Fire' spinoff. Read all about NBC's new lineup inside!