NBC may be down four shows (I mean, they weren’t very good ones, so no major love lost there) but they’re gaining even more. After yesterday’s annoucement that new series from the likes of J.J. Abrams and the small screen adaptation of About a Boy would be heading to the peacock network, there’s been the annoucement that they have ordered even more shows for the 2013-2014 lineup. Check it out:
–Blair Underwood, whose TV credits include L.A. Law, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Sex and the City, will join the NBC family as his star vehicle, the reboot of the 1960s series Ironside, has been picked up. The drama stars Underwood as a police detective who is bound to a wheelchair after a shooting, but continues to work.
-Bill Lawrence, who brought the likes of Scrubs and Cougar Town to ABC, will now bring his new comedy Undateable to NBC. The show has a familiar, if not usually successful sitcom M.O.: a group of twentysomething friends trying to navigate their love lives.
– Loved Chicago Fire? You’re in luck, because NBC has ordered a series spin-off called Chicago PD.