NBC’s plate for the upcoming fall 2014 season is looking full with a total of 16 series of new dramas and comedies to offer. The slew of rookie shows includes Katherine Heigl‘s State of Affairs, Kate Walsh‘s Bad Judge and the DC Comics’ based supernatural drama, Constantine.
We have the descriptions and other tidbits (first look images and posters) to share with you, check them all out below and tell us which ones you’re excited to see in the comments.
The 12-episode miniseries picks up where History’s The Bible left off. In the dark days after Jesus’ betrayal and death, a perfect storm brews in the Holy Land, fueled by social injustice, Roman military oppression and religious unrest. High priests and the Herod dynasty vie for power. Zealot revolutionaries turn to violence to regain what they believe is their promised land. And in the face of terrible odds and brutal persecution, the small band of Jesus’ disciples stand against the combined might of Rome and their own local authorities. In a generation of rebellion, war, famine, and carnage, who can they trust? Who should they fear? Will tomorrow bring a violent death? For many, it does … but others survive, and as the storm around them breaks, the fate of Israel, of Rome and of their faith is decided.
A to Z
CAST: Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother), Ben Feldman (Mad Men), Leonora Crichlow (Back in the Game), Christina Kirk (Girls), Henry Zebrowski
Whimsical romantic comedy set in the world of an online dating company that details the “A to Z’s” of a relationship, from meeting to breakup. The ensemble navigates the complicated world of modern love and poses the question: Is there such a thing as destiny?
CAST: Hope Davis (The Newsroom), Scott Cohen (The Carrie Diaries, Necessary Roughness), Gavin Stenhouse (the UK’s Iconicles), Margarita Levieva (Revenge), Kenneth Choi (Ironside), Annie Ilonzeh (Arrow), Morgan Spector (Person of Interest)
Thriller revolving around the O’Connor family and their son Alex, a decorated American war hero and CIA analyst who is a true patriot and loves his country and family. Unbeknownst to him, both of his parents and his sister are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated. Once the parents are reluctantly pulled back in, the stakes rise as they are coerced into spying on their own son and turning him against his country.
CAST: David Duchovny (Californication)
The “event” series follows a 1960s cop who is tracking serial killer Charles Manson’s rise to popularity.
CAST: Kate Walsh (Private Practice), John Ducey, Mather Zickel (House of Lies, Masters of Sex), Arden Myrin (MADtv), Tone Bell (Whitney), Miguel Sandoval (Medium)
It centers on a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman who plays with the law and whose life on the edge is constantly in balance because she also happens to be a judge in the criminal court system.
CAST: Matt Ryan, Lucy Griffiths (True Blood), Harold Perrineau (Lost)
Based on the characters in DC Comics’ stories about John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond.
The “event” series is a modern and dark reimagining of the classic tale of Oz that includes lethal warriors, competing kingdoms, and the infamous wizard as we’ve never seen him before. A headstrong 20-year-old Dorothy Gale is unwittingly sent on a journey that thrusts her into the center of an epic and bloody battle for the control of Oz.
The 13-episode miniseries will reconnect with the basic elements of the show’s first season where ordinary people were waking up to the fact that they had extraordinary abilities.
CAST: Casey Wilson (Happy Endings), Ken Marino (Childrens Hospital), John Gemberling (Super Fun Night), Tim Meadows (SNL), Tymberlee Hill (Drunk History), guest star Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal)
A young couple gets engaged — and they quickly realize it’s harder than it looks.
CAST: Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23), Malcolm Barrett (Better Off Ted), Jonathan Slavin (Better Off Ted), Michael Rosenbaum (Breaking In, Smallville), Tommy Dewey (The Mindy Project), Leah Renee (The Playboy Club), Julie Meyer
Set in 1962, the comedy examines what happens when a strong woman butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon.
CAST: Craig Robinson (The Office), Larenz Tate (House of Lies), Amanda Lund, Jean Smart (Harry’s Law, Hawaii Five-0), Ben Koldyke (Back in the Game, How I Met Your Mother)
A talented musician adjusts to his new life as a middle school music teacher, where he maneuvers precocious kids, teacher politics and the temptations of single moms.
The Mysteries of Laura
CAST: Debra Messing (Smash), Josh Lucas (The Firm), Laz Alonso (Breakout Kings)
Based on the popular Spanish series Los Misterios De Laura, it follows the life and relationships of a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals — but not her evil twins.
CAST: Nate Mooney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies), Jake Robinson (The Carrie Diaries), Daniella Pineda (The Originals), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost), Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie), Treat Williams (Chicago Fire, Everwood)
Traffic-like thriller revolves around three families whose lives are torn apart when a stranded female soldier, a disillusioned corporate attorney and a disrespected political activist are pulled into the same shocking international military conspiracy.
One Big Happy
CAST: Nick Zano (Mom, 2 Broke Girls, Happy Endings), Elisha Cuthbert (Happy Endings), Rebecca Corry, Kelly Brook, Chris Williams
Follows gay and straight best friends whose mission to have a baby together is complicated when one of the potential parents finds the love of his or her life.
State of Affairs
CAST: Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy), Alfre Woodard (Desperate Housewives), Adam Kaufman (Without a Trace), Leslie Odom Jr. (Smash), Tommy Savas (Hollywood Heights), Cliff Chamberlain, Sheila Vand
Centers on a key CIA attaché who counsels the president on high-stakes incidents around the world. She balances her intense political responsibilities with a complicated personal life.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt
CAST: Ellie Kemper (The Office), Robert Carlock (30 Rock), Sara Chase, Lauren Adams
Centers on a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City.