Fall TV Preview

Fall TV Scoop: NBC Greenlights J.J. Abrams' Revolution, Ryan Murphy's New Normal

Capping a busy day for the Peacock net, NBC has picked up the Ryan Murphy comedy The New Normal and the J.J. Abrams-Eric Kripke thriller Revolution to series.

That brings to four the number of new shows the Peacock has ordered for fall, joining previously greenlit comedies Save Me (starring Anne Heche) and Go On (starring Matthew Perry). 

Revolution — starring The Cape‘s David Lyons, Twilight’s Billy Burke and Breaking Bad‘s Giancarlo Esposito — is described as a high-octane action drama following a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.

The New Normal, meanwhile, centers on a blended family made up of a gay couple (Book of Mormon‘s Andrew Rannells and The Hangover‘s Justin Bartha) and the surrogate (Georgia King) helping them have a baby of their own. Murphy co-wrote the pilot with Glee scribe Ali Adler.

NBC will formally unveil its fall schedule to advertisers next Monday. In the meantime, scroll down for a first look at Revolution and New Normal.