Plenty of good news for TV series fans this fall. NBC’s 2012-13 Primetime Schedule includes some really promising new shows and acclaimed returning series featuring an eclectic mix of comedy and drama, emotional plots and characters to whom we can relate, admirable endeavors and funny journeys through life. All the right ingredients to keep us mesmerized inside our Chicago apartments.
New fall comedies include The New Normal, Animal Practice, Go On – with Friends’ star Matthew Perry playing the main role – and Guys with Kids, a hilarious rendering of the adventures of three thirty-something dads that try to hold on to their bachelor social lives while dealing with fatherhood issues.
Among the plethora of intriguing dramas flooding the networks, Dick Wolf’s Law & Order series stands out as a great piece that has won the proof of time, managing to stay alive and reaching an exciting 14th season. As part of an intended rejuvenation project, Mariska Hargitay’s character was joined in Season 13 by two new detectives, interpreted by Kelli Giddish and Danny Pino, in her fight against infamous crime. Can’t wait to see what happens next!
And that’s not it. Another smash hit from Dick Wolf is scheduled to make its debut this September; Chicago Fire will bring our Windy City into the spotlight by telling the story of a dedicated team of men and women whose profession is to save lives on a daily basis. All the attention turns to the Firefighters, Rescue Squad and Paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51 who have to deal with pressure, danger and personal issues to make it through the day. NBC Chicago reports that Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be playing himself in an episode of the new series, to make it even more realistic and appealing to the audience. In return, as a way to give back to the community, the TV show is supposed to make an investment to the firefighter’s widow and orphans fund.
Starring Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund, and Eamonn Walker among other big names, the thrilling new drama will get us acquainted with the adventurous yet extremely hazardous lives of our beloved firefighters.
Chicago Fire will join other notable dramas to be aired on NBC this fall, including Revolution, Do No Harm, Infamous and Hannibal. The Voice returns on Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET) and includes an additional weekly hour on Tuesdays (8-9 p.m. ET).