NBC this week added several new shows to its fall 2014-15 schedule, including Constantine, based on DC Comics’ supernatural mysteries series, and Debra Messing‘s detective drama The Mysteries of Laura.
Here’s the logline/casting/pedigree info for each of the new series:
EPs | Daniel Cerone (Dexter), David S. Goyer (Batman Begins)
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.
A to Z (Comedy)
EPs | Ben Queen (Drive), Rashida Jones, Will McCormack
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 dating and poses the question: Is there such a thing as destiny?
The Mysteries of Laura (Drama)
EPs | Jeff Rake (Cashmere Mafia), Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Aaron Kaplan, Melissa Kellner
DIRECTOR | McG
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.
One Big Happy (Comedy)
EPs | Ellen DeGeneres, Liz Feldman, Jeff Kleeman (The Change-Up)
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.
Mission Control (Comedy)
EPs | David Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Adam McKay and Will Ferrell (funnyordie)
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, it examines what happens when a strong woman butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon.
Bad Judge (Comedy)
EPs | Kate Walsh, Chad Kultgen, Anne Heche, Jill Messick, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell (funnyordie)
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.