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Video Preview Clips of New NBC Shows Trauma, Parenthood, 100 Questions, Community, Day One, and Mercy

NBC's New Shows: My Take (Plus Video)

NBC announced some key pieces of its Fall TV lineup today as the network Upfront season kicked off, but it also left a bunch of questions unanswered. The fate of several shows remains up in the air, as does NBC's official schedule, which is complicated by the addition of Jay Leno in the 10 p.m. slot Monday through Friday. After the jump, I've got video and photos of NBC's six new shows, but first, a few of my thoughts as I read through the announcements:

  • Yeah, no news on Chuck — nor on Medium, Life, Law and Order, or My Name is Earl.The new deadline when NBC says they'll decide is May 19. It's hard not to be bummed, but I'm going to do as Josh Schwartz commands and try to stay positive.
  • Where on earth is NBC going to put all of these shows?
  • On first glance, I reacted most positively to the trailer for Parenthood, which has a cast filled with some of my favorite actors and a script from Friday Night Lights's Jason Katims. I'm a little confused by the tone of Mercy and not taken by the preview of 100 Questions. Community could be great, though I wish I'd laughed even more. Trauma blows a lot of things up and looks very well-produced. All we have to go on for Day One is a behind-the-scenes clip, but there's still time — that one will launch in midseason after the Winter Olympics.
  • In general, FNL alumni had a pretty good season at NBC! In addition to FNL itself coming back, five of the show's writers and/or producers are now working on other NBC shows, as is one of its actors (Kevin Rankin, aka Herc, who's on Trauma).
  • Joel McHale will be pulling double duty next year: In addition to his role on Community, he intends to keep hosting The Soup.
  • I'm a little surprised not to see David E. Kelley's Legally Mad on the list, but apparently it got mixed reaction at a screening. Of the buzzworthy pilots, I'm still curious about that one and the buddy-cop comedy Off Duty with Bradley Whitford.

I'm curious to know your first reactions, so without further ado, to see clips and photos from the NBC shows, just

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Mercy


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Day One
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Photos courtesy of NBC

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supertramp supertramp 7 years
Love Joel McHale! His show looks great & now I think I'm a little weird for knowing every quote in the Breakfast Club.
blondie829 blondie829 7 years
LOVE Joel McHale. Can't wait for his show.
darlene darlene 7 years
Some of these shows look good.
catstarr catstarr 7 years
Community looks great....maybe that's just cause I'm a HUGE joel mchale fan though.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 7 years
I gotta say, I had my doubts about Parenthood but it looks really well written (and I'm in for Maura, Sam and Marguerite). I agree with Allyace in that Trauma looks like a ridiculous melodramatic poor man's version of Third Watch (I was half expecting the paramedic to say "Don't you die on me" after saying "Come on back to me), but I'm so in lust with Cliff Curtis that I'll give it a couple of eps. Day One doesn't interest me, plot-wise, but it has Skeet. I agree with tiabia, in that I wish they would drop Leno, but I'm taking the silver lining in that it makes my viewing schedule easier as it gives me an hour for another network's show.
tiabia tiabia 7 years
Also, can NBC please just drop Leno!?!
tiabia tiabia 7 years
I'll watch anything with Joel McHale, but I'm pretty sure I won't be watching any of the new shows...the cut throat nature of the TV business has me less inclined to invest in a new show only for it to be canceled...ie, Pushing Daisies!
Entertainment Entertainment 7 years
willowdiamond — these are just clips of the new shows, but NBC did also renew Heroes today, along with some others.
willowdiamond willowdiamond 7 years
what about Heroes?! hello!! and as for these, the only ones I'm interested in are the sci fi esque ones.
willowdiamond willowdiamond 7 years
what about Heroes?! hello!!and as for these, the only ones I'm interested in are the sci fi esque ones.
Allyace Allyace 7 years
All of these shows just seem like ripoffs of shows that have already existed and since been cancelled. Trauma looks a lot like Third Watch. They did Parenthood in 1990 and it got canned within a few weeks (and it was written by Joss Weden/stared a young Leo Dicaprio). And Day One sounds a lot like Jericho which had the pleasure of being canceled twice. And not renewing Chuck today was a little insulting. Silly NBC.
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 7 years
Please please let Chuck come back! There's nothing like Chuck on TV!!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Wow. Thanks for all the clips. Buzz! Parenthood grabbed me from the start, so I'll definitely check it out. Like you, I hope Community gets better; I would love to see a really good "school" program on the air. Not sure about any of the rest yet.
briggs313 briggs313 7 years
I love joel mchale so much! if he leaves the soup I'll die!
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