In a day otherwise devoid of TV news, it looks as if the major networks are seizing the opportunity to tinker with their lineups. Where earlier saw CBS grant full-season orders to 'The Crazy Ones,' 'Mom' and 'The Millers,' NBC has now officially canceled the stagnant 'Welcome to the Family' and 'Ironside' remake, setting 'Community' season 5 to premiere in early 2014 along with 'Chicago Fire' spinoff 'Chicago P.D.'
Welcome to the Family
Each and every fall TV season brings with it a crop of pilots that eek by enough to find their strengths, while many more fail miserably. We've seen a few cancellations added to the 2013 list already, but with NBC's Mike O'Malley-centric 'Welcome to the Family' ranking especially low on the network's already-struggling Thursday, might 'Community' season 5 get an early premiere to sub in?
After wrapping up one of its last major midseason holdings in the 'Hannibal' finale, NBC has officially jumped into fall 2013 territory to set their upcoming premiere schedule. Among the highlights, 'Parks and Recreation' will jump across the pond from D.C. to London for its hour-long sixth season opener, while Jonathan Rhys-Meyer's 'Dracula' will bow in October, understandably.
Yesterday NBC laid out its fall lineup for viewers, retooling its Thursday nights in particular to lead a new comedy block building up to Michael J. Fox's new show, the aptly named 'The Michael J. Fox Show.' Among the new offerings include the long-awaited Johnathan Rhys-Meyers' 'Dracula' and 'Office' vet James Spader's 'The Blacklist,' but how would you like to check out the trailers of NBC's newest series? Get inside for your NBC fall preview!