NBC keeps 'Community,' unveils fall schedule
May 13th, 2013
11:00 AM ET

NBC keeps 'Community,' unveils fall schedule

We hope you didn't get too attached to NBC's new comedies last fall, because the network has cleaned house.

Along with the cancellations of "Whitney" and "Up All Night," newbies "Guys With Kids," "1600 Penn," "Go On" and "The New Normal" have also gotten the ax.

In their place this fall will be three new comedies that are all lined up for Thursdays: “Welcome to the Family,” “Sean Saves the World" and “The Michael J. Fox Show," which, as its title suggests, stars the veteran actor.

The network is also adding “The Blacklist,” “Ironside" and “Dracula" to its calendar for the fall season. (It's tossed aside dramas "Do No Harm" and, as expected, "Smash.")

But on the plus side for "Community" fans, the critically acclaimed comedy will return for a fifth season. "Community" joins other renewed NBC shows “Grimm,” “Parenthood,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Revolution,” “Chicago Fire" and "Parks and Recreation."

NBC's Chairman of Entertainment, Bob Greenblatt, said in a statement that "The Voice" will still lead primetime on Mondays and Tuesdays in the fall, while three of the networks dramas will hold down Wednesdays: "Revolution," "Law & Order: SVU" and the "Ironside" remake with Blair Underwood.

“Thursday will have a family theme, starting with a two-hour comedy block from 8-10 p.m. anchored by strong stars: Amy Poehler in ‘Parks and Recreation,’ Mike O’Malley in ‘Welcome to the Family,’ Sean Hayes in ‘Sean Saves the World’ and the new ‘Michael J. Fox Show,'" Greenblatt said in the statement. "Then at 10 p.m. ‘Parenthood’ moves in to top off the night with what I know is the best family drama on television."

"Grimm" will air on Friday nights, followed by the limited series "Dracula" with Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Check out the fall 2013 schedule below, with new shows, complete with descriptions, in bold:

Monday
8-10 p.m. – “The Voice”
10-11 p.m. – “The Blacklist": "For decades, ex-government agent Raymond 'Red' Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI’s Most Wanted fugitives. Now, he’s 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 'Liz' Keen (Megan Boone), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. ...  Zamani is only the first of many on a list that Red has compiled over the years: a 'blacklist' of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. He will help catch them all… with the caveat that Liz continues to work as his partner. Red will teach Liz to think like a criminal and 'see the bigger picture' … whether she wants to or not."

Tuesday
8-9 p.m. – “The Biggest Loser”
9-10 p.m. – “The Voice”
10-11 p.m. – “Chicago Fire"

Wednesday
8-9 p.m. – “Revolution”
9-10 p.m. – ”Law & Order: SVU”
10-11 p.m. – “Ironside": "In the gritty world of the NYPD, no one’s tougher than Det. Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood). ...  He and his trusted, handpicked team of specialists — Virgil (Pablo Schreiber), Holly (Spencer Grammer) and Teddy (Neal Bledsoe), as well as his former partner Gary (Brent Sexton) and boss, Det. Ed Rollins (Kenneth Choi) — will do whatever it takes to solve New York’s most difficult and notorious crimes. Ironside’s instincts are second to none, and those around him have to stay on their toes if they want to keep up because when his spine was shattered by a bullet two years ago, Ironside swore he’d never let a wheelchair slow him down."

Thursday
8-8:30 p.m. – “Parks and Recreation”
8:30-9 p.m. – “Welcome to the Family": "Parents Dan Yoder (Mike O’Malley) and wife Karina (Mary McCormack) find out on the day their daughter Molly (Ella Rae Peck) is graduating from high school with an acceptance to college that she's pregnant. Across town in East L.A., Junior Hernandez (Joseph Haro), in the middle of his high school valedictorian speech, gets a text from girlfriend Molly that he’s going to be a daddy. Expectedly, Junior’s parents Miguel (Ricardo Chavira) and Lisette (Justina Machado) 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."
9-9:30 p.m. – “Sean Saves the World”: "Sean (Sean P. Hayes) is a divorced gay dad who juggles a lot — his successful but demanding career, offbeat employees, pushy mom Lorna (Linda Lavin) and weekends with his teenage daughter, Ellie (Sami Isler). So when she moves in full-time, it’s a whole new world. ...  From keeping his boss happy, employees motivated and enduring his mother’s tactless 'advice' to raising a smart, grounded and healthy kid, it’s going to be a growing experience, to say the least. But if anyone can handle it all, it’s Sean."
9:30-10 p.m. – “The Michael J. Fox Show": "Look who’s making the news again. One of New York’s most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. But five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work. Having never wanted Mike to leave in the first place, his old boss Harris Green (Wendell Pierce) jumped at the chance to get him back on TV. ... Now the plan is in motion and Mike will be back to juggling home, family, and career — just like the old days, but only better."
10-11 p.m. – “Parenthood”

Friday
8-9 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
9-10 p.m. – “Grimm”
10-11 p.m. – “Dracula”: "It’s the late 19th century and the mysterious Dracula (Rhys Meyers) has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night — useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: He hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan ... until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife."


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  1. SKY

    THIS IS THE REAL SKY....I DO NOT CURSE OR SAY THINGS IMPROPER ....WORDS LIKE COLORBLIND , SOCKS
    AND STOOL ARE NOT MY CUP OF TEA....BUT IT IS FOR THE FAKE SKY....THEY WANT TO BE ME...
    BUT READER OF THE BLOG KNOW...I AM NOT VULGAR...AND ALL I DO IS TELL THE TRUTH.
    SOMETIMES IT HURTS AND THIS IS WHEN THE FAKES COME IN THE OPEN...BUT ITS OK
    THEY DO IT BECAUSE OF "HABIT"

    May 17, 2013 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. ALL MY COMMENTS PRINTED AND FILED...THANKS

    May 16, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SHE THINKS I DON'T KNOW WHO SHE IS FOLKS...

    May 16, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BestCastInYN

    Open Everything about the show from start too finish...thank you so much crew!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best cast in YN

    May 16, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ggggggggggggggggggggggggg YES

    the talk soup is such a bore....

    May 16, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Your deserve it

    thanks

    May 16, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. REE

    Community ranks up there with Arrested Development for its brilliant humor. I was just starting to get sad that it would be going away forever (since we only got half the episodes normally seen in a season) and now this, little ray of sunshine has come. Thank you NBC. Now I would like to have the paintball episode back.

    May 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. kstack

    So sad that NBC has cancelled GO ON and 1600 Penn, They were a couple of our favorites. Both were written so cleverly. Will miss them. Other than the Voice they were the only NBC shows we watched.

    May 15, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Eaton

    this guy is hysterical.

    m

    May 15, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. I love these 2....they are soo funny.

    photos–mine

    May 14, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. I WANT THIS COMPUTER ANALYZED FROM HEAD TO TOE...

    SEE U TOMORROW...

    May 14, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. CHECK ALL YOUR WEBSITES

    YOU HAVE ABOUT 9 MILLION DIFFERENT NAMES....THANKS

    May 14, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. 4 web girls...

    all i have too do is sit here and there u are....

    May 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Draper: we got her...thanks

    thanks

    May 14, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Reagan

    Reagan smash tv...Reagan smash all networks...Reagan....reagan....reagan sleepy.....

    May 14, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Mark

    It’s good see that Community is coming back for another season since the show started to hit its stride once again the past few episodes. I work at DirecTV with a lot Community fans who hope that the time off will give writers time to step up the hilarious universe they created and I feel that they can do that. I missed last week’s finale, but caught up with it over the weekend since it was recorded on my DirecTV Genie. I never worry about missing Community because I set my DVR to record it and everything else on NBC during primetime.

    May 14, 2013 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  17. Mark

    It’s good see that Community is coming back for another season since the show started to hit its stride once again the past few episodes. I work at DISH with a lot Community fans who hope that the time off will give writers time to step up the hilarious universe they created and I feel that they can do that. I missed last week’s finale, but caught up with it over the weekend since it was recorded on my DISH Hopper. I never worry about missing Community because I set my DVR to record it and everything else on NBC during primetime.

    May 14, 2013 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  18. Bringing it in

    thanks

    May 14, 2013 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  19. Todd

    NOT HAPPY with NBC – The New Normal was a funny and quirky show and Smash another great show that you axed. Another Vampire show, really! Community is just stupid! Why watch NBC your just going to pull them anyway.

    May 14, 2013 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
    • A WEBSITE FOR SELF MADE MILLIONAIRES

      HAVE YOU SEEN IT YET TODD? baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

      May 14, 2013 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  20. CRASHED THE SYSTEM

    CHECK THE WEBSITE OUT ITS HYSTERICAL

    May 13, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  21. YOUR STILL HACKED IN ELENA...

    THANKS

    May 13, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  22. we made the show look stupid in less then 10 min.

    Photography is not a good career for you either.

    May 13, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Derrick

    I'm picking up a meatball sub with extra cheese and extra meatballs at Lenny's SubShop. I'm toooo lucky. Plus the lil blond girl waited on me. She is cute.

    May 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Derrick

    I don't watch any of the big 3 networks. Haven't in years. The Travel Channel, History, SciFi, Comedy, and Discovery channels are about all I need. Oh yeah – sometimes TLC.

    May 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  25. thinks she Sets me up and uses the blogs against me...

    DAZ HOW WE GET PIN HEAD...DO YOU NOT GET IT YET....

    May 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  26. KT

    Too bad for them. The only two I watched were two of the ones they cancelled. Go On was guaranteed to make me laugh and The New Normal was sweet and quirky. I don't watch Community, and probably won't watch the new comedies because as soon as I start to like one they'll just yank it off the air. Shame on you NBC. Your programming for Fall sucks.

    May 13, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Print Out Everything---the 3 pigs thought we were sleeping

    thanks

    May 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Unless he speaks too me war this summer...

    thanks

    May 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  29. fat pig wife.

    print the rest..thanks.

    May 13, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Changed Version

    unless he comes up too me and tells me we are ok.....CAT files move foward.

    May 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  31. T

    YES !
    Community will be coming back for a 5th year ! Now if they could get Dan Harmon back on writing for the show and give it a great (and possibly) final year to end on !
    I like to see a final battle between City College and Greendale in the 5th year. And find out who Jeff, Troy, Annie and Abed will end up with....

    May 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Bed.

    i love this show...

    May 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  33. THE TURD ON THE FAMILY ROOM FLOOR IN THE BASEMENT - WAS IT YOURS OR HERS?

    thanks

    May 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  34. The very first photo's of basement...when we were in final phase...the messy rooms...

    thanks

    May 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Justdryshowsup

    he's so funny.

    May 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Gross

    I have a bad case of ring sting from that pico de gallo I had last night with my chimichanga.

    May 13, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  37. VoteForPedro

    Um people, you realize vampires don't really exist, right? It is a fantasy, strangely that mostly women embrace. See a psychologist and get some meds.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  38. Britta is a 'B'

    -

    May 13, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  39. F. Artknocker

    Yay. Another vampire show. :/

    May 13, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  40. SKY

    FACT: LOVE IS COLORBLIND JUST AS THE LORD MEANT IT TO BE...MY BROTHER IS COLORBLIND AND WEARS ONE BROWN AND ONE BLUE SOCK...WE SHOULD BE LIKE THISE SOCKS WHEN CHOSING THE LOVE OF OUR LIFES...COLOR DOES NOT MATTER UNLESS THERE IS RED IN YOUR STOOL...THEN YOU SHOULD CALL YOUR DOCTOR . FACT!

    May 13, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  41. basement 3

    how's that going?

    May 13, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  42. be quiet

    one time I pooped so much blood it turned the toilet water red like kool aid.

    May 14, 2013 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  43. COCA COLA DADDY

    I REST MY CASE...

    May 13, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  44. DISLOYALTY

    CHECK THE WEBSITE OUT ITS HYSTERICAL...

    May 13, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |

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