NBC 2012-2013 Video Preview: Watch the Trailers for Revolution, Go On, The New Normal, and More

After picking up several new series last week, NBC followed up yesterday's scheduling announcement with its official Upfront presentation today, which means we finally get to see the new-show trailers the network unveiled for advertisers in hopes of convincing them to by commercial time. Below, we've embedded the official first-look promos for new dramas Revolution and Chicago Fire and new comedies Go On, Animal Practice, The New Normal, and Guys With Kids. (There are also clips, but not official trailers, for Infamous, Do No Harm, 1600 Penn, and First Caller, which are all slated for the midseason; the network hasn't yet released any footage for Hannibal or Save Me.) Let's take a look at them!


THE DRAMAS



Revolution

NBC's pitch: Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman’s life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously—and unbeknownst to her—had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future. From director Jon Favreau and the fertile imaginations of J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke comes a surprising “what if” action-adventure series, where an unlikely hero will lead the world out of the dark. Literally. The series stars Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga), Tracy Spiridakos (Being Human), Anna Lise Phillips (Terra Nova), Zak Orth (Romeo + Juliet), Graham Rogers (Memphis Beat), J.D. Pardo (A Cinderella Story), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), David Lyons (The Cape), Maria Howell (The Blind Side), Tim Guinee (Iron Man) and Andrea Roth (Rescue Me).

Official Trailer:

Our take: You had me at plane falling out of the sky and exploding and all those headlights going out! However, there has to be a whole lot more to the series than that and Revolution might have it. There seems to be no shortage of badassery, but where's the character personality that made Kripke's seasons of Supernatural so watchable? We've been burned by serialized network dramas before, but a cool story plus great pedigree means we're in. Cautiously.



Chicago Fire

NBC's pitch: No job is more stressful, dangerous or exhilarating than those of the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51. These are America’s everyday heroes—the courageous men and women who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way. But the enormous responsibilities of the job also take a personal toll. Big reputations and hefty egos, coupled with the pressure to perform and make split-second decisions, are bound to put squad members at odds. When a tragedy claims one of their own, there’s plenty of guilt and blame to go around. In the middle of a divorce, Lt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer, House) tries to go about business as usual but can’t help butting heads with the brash Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney, The Vampire Diaries) of the Rescue Squad—and each blames the other for their fallen team member. When it’s “go-time” though, they put aside their differences and put everything on the line for each other. Chicago Fire is a look inside one of America’s noblest professions. Also starring are Eamonn Walker (The Messenger), Charlie Barnett, (Law & Order: SVU), David Eigenberg (Sex and the City), Monica Raymund (The Good Wife), Lauren German (Hawaii Five-0), Teri Reeves (Three Rivers) and Merle Dandridge (Sons of Anarchy). From renowned Emmy-winning producer Dick Wolf and the writing team behind 3:10 to Yuma comes an edge-of-your-seat view of a dirty job that often means the difference between life and death.

Official Trailer:

Our take: High-octane fire fightin'! Steamy shower scenes! Life-and-death situations! Yep, it's a firefighter show.



Infamous

NBC's pitch: When wealthy socialite and notorious party girl Vivian Bowers is found dead of an overdose, no one is really surprised. The heiress to the Bowers pharmaceutical empire has been tabloid fodder for years: wild, pretty, privileged... and now dead at the age of 32. But for FBI agent Will Moreno (Laz Alonso, Avatar), things don’t add up with this suspicious dynasty. Convinced that the troubled girl’s death was a homicide, he has a clever plan to get to the truth. Her name is Detective Joanna Locasto (Meagan Good, Think Like a Man). Twenty years ago, she was Vivian’s best friend, having grown up in the Bowers’ home. And when she appears at Vivian’s funeral, the family re-embraces her and no one is the wiser. Joanna quickly begins to uncover dark secrets and clues about why Vivian’s life was very much in danger. At the same time, she rekindles an old romantic relationship and rediscovers the allure of the luxurious lifestyle she once knew. She’s about to see once again just how the other half lives... and dies. Also starring are Victor Garber (Alias), Tate Donovan (Damages), Katherine La Nasa (Alfie), Neil Jackson (Quantum of Solace) and Ella Rae Peck (Gossip Girl). Infamous comes from executive producer/writer Liz Heldens (Friday Night Lights) and director Peter Horton (Grey’s Anatomy, Dirty Sexy Money).

Official Trailer First-Look Footage:

Our Take: [Clips Only] Look, just showing clips isn't doing any favors for these new shows. But this looks really flat, even for NBC.



Do No Harm

NBC's pitch: Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale, Rescue Me) is a highly respected neurosurgeon who has it all—a lucrative career, confident charm, the gift of compassion. But he also has a deep, dark secret. One morning when he wakes up disoriented in a wrecked hotel room amidst several near-naked women he’s never seen before, he knows one thing: It’s happening again. Every night at the same hour, something inside Jason changes, leaving him almost unrecognizable—seductive, devious, borderline sociopathic. This new man is his dangerous alternate personality who goes by the name of ‘Ian Price.’ For years he’s battled Ian, keeping him in check with a powerful experimental sedative. But now his—their—body has developed a resistance to the serum, setting Ian free once again. And to make matters worse, after being suppressed for so long, Ian’s hell-bent on taking revenge on his oppressor. With everyone Jason cares about at risk—patients, friends, coworkers, and even the woman he loves—he’s got to stop Ian once and for all. Will they find some common ground, or will they bring each other down? Hell hath no fury like an alter ego scorned. Also starring are Alana De La Garza (Law & Order), Mousa Kraish (Superbad), Michael Esper (A Beautiful Mind), Ruta Gedmintas (The Borgias) and Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show). The executive producer/writer is David Schulner (Desperate Housewives, The Event). Peter Traugott (Ringer) and Rachel Kaplan (Ringer) also are executive producers. Michael Mayer (NBC’s Smash) is the co-executive producer and director.

Official Trailer First-Look Footage:

Our take: [Clips Only] We had high hopes for this when it was announced. Now we don't!




THE COMEDIES



Go On

NBC's pitch: Misery loves company. Unless you’re sportscaster Ryan King (Matthew Perry), who thinks misery should just be left alone. After taking some time off, Ryan—who recently lost his wife in a car accident—is now ready to get back to work. And while he seems like his same old charming, cocky self, his boss won’t let him back on the air until he seeks counseling. So, Ryan reluctantly joins a support group with one goal in mind: Get in, get out and get back on the radio as quickly as possible. Played by the fast-talking, sarcastic, and charismatic Perry, Ryan gives grief a real run for its money. Within one day of group therapy, he hijacks the meeting and suddenly the downtrodden are cajoled into playing a game of “who’s got the best sob story?” And in no time all of them are battling it out, trying to one-up each other’s despair. Now, this is fun! Ryan’s total lack of interest in healing might be just what this group needs—and maybe, exactly what he needs to move on with his life. Also starring Laura Benanti (The Playboy Club), Julie White (Transformers), Suzy Nakamura (Dodgeball), Khary Payton (General Hospital) and Allison Miller (Terra Nova).

Official Trailer:

Our take: Ha ha ha cry cry cry ha cry. That's what this looks like it's going to be. But you know what? That's the kind of stuff that's usually the best. Unfortunately, most people just want to laugh at a show and be done with it. This looks too sensitive to be a big hit, but just sensitive enough to develop a passionate, but smaller, following. Also, Bret Gelman plays one of the support group members, so we're automatically watching just for him.



The New Normal

NBC's pitch: These days, families come in all forms—single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors... It’s 2012 and anything goes. Bryan (Andrew Rannells, Girls, The Book of Mormon) and David (Justin Bartha, The Hangover) are a Beverly Hills couple and they have it all. Well, almost. With successful careers and a committed and loving partnership, the one thing missing is a baby. And just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie (Georgia King, One Day), an extraordinary young woman with a checkered past. A Midwestern waitress and single mother looking to escape her dead-end life and small-minded grandmother (Ellen Barkin, Ocean’s Thirteen), Goldie decides to change everything and move to L.A. with her precocious 8-year-old daughter. Desperate and broke—but also fertile—Goldie quickly becomes the guys’ surrogate and quite possibly the girl of their dreams. Surrogate mother, surrogate family. Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee) serves as creator/executive producer and director along with executive producer/creator/writer Ali Adler (Glee, Chuck) and executive producer Dante Di Loreto (Glee, American Horror Story).

Official Trailer:

Our take: How very Ryan Murphy! Well, the half of Ryan Murphy who doesn't make shows about cutting people up or gimp suits. The trailer is pretty much the entire pilot, so it's fairly overstated and one-dimensional, but that's what pilots usually are. The message is sweet, but we're a little put-off by how preachy it feels. That probably won't be the case for all of the series' episodes, as these characters will need time to grow. But come on, "From the imagination of Ryan Murphy"? Self-indulgent much?



Animal Practice

NBC's pitch: Meet Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk, Weeds), a top-dog New York veterinarian. With an unorthodox style of operating, George’s success comes from his undeniable gift with animals of all kinds. That is, all but the human kind. Dorothy Crane once held the key to George’s heart, but today she also holds the key to the family business as she takes over Crane Animal Hospital. Not only is she George’s new boss, but her romantic history with him and her lack of experience with animals is seriously cramping his style. Dorothy is whip-smart and ambitious, and she’s going to make George pay for the past. Needless to say, he’s determined not to make any changes in his (animal) kingdom—which includes poker games with a resident Capuchin monkey. Also starring are Tyler Labine (Reaper, Sons of Tucson) as Dr. Doug Jackson, a vet who's great with animals but hapless in matters of the heart, Bobby Lee (Harold & Kumar) as Dr. Yamamoto, and newcomer Betsy Sodaro as Angela. The executive producers are Scot Armstrong (The Hangover Part II, Old School) and Ravi Nandan (Best Friends Forever) of American Work Inc. (Best Friends Forever) along with Emmy Award winners Joe and Anthony Russo (Community, Arrested Development). Animal Practice was written by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka (The Sitter), who also serve as executive producers. Gail Lerner (Happy Endings) also is an executive producer. Directed by the Emmy-winning Russo brothers, Animal Practice is a comedy where the animals are running the asylum.

Official Trailer:

Our take: There are even more animals here than we thought. Kirk seems like he'll be great, but this kinda looks like an Adam Sandler movie without Adam Sandler. And yeah, we'll be doing that double standard thing where we're more emotionally invested in the animal ER surgery than we are in regular medical dramas. We're also hoping that the monkey plays a smaller role in the series than he does in the trailer because there is such a thing as too much monkey in a doctor's coat.



Guys With Kids

NBC's pitch: From Emmy winner and executive producer Jimmy Fallon comes a new comedy about three thirty-something dads trying to hold on to their youth, while holding onto their new babies’ hands. Easy, right? Thankfully, Chris (Jesse Bradford, The West Wing), Nick (Zach Cregger, Friends with Benefits) and Gary (Anthony Anderson, Law & Order) have each other to help navigate their survival as new dads, while still trying desperately to remain dudes. Balancing work or staying at home, painfully married or happily divorced, they know that taking care of the little ones while maintaining a social life is a daily challenge. Whether it’s hosing the little squirt down in the kitchen sink or hitting the bar strapped with a Baby Björn, these guys are on a roller-coaster adventure—parenting like you (and they) have never seen before. Also starring are Jamie Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos) and Tempestt Bledsoe (The Cosby Show). Someone once said it is much easier to become a father than to be one. These three guys are about to find out just how true that is. Fallon (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) serves as executive producer/creator along with executive producer/creator/writer Charlie Grandy (NBC’s The Office) and executive producer/creator Amy Ozols (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) as well as executive producers Rick Wiener and Kenny Schwartz (Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, American Dad). Emmy-nominated director Scott Ellis (Modern Family, 30 Rock) is the director.

Official Trailer:

Our take: This trailer kind of makes us want to stab ourselves! And we're being nice! Is that what you were going for, Fallon? Those of you who will be participating in our 2012-2013 Dead Pool should keep an eye on this one.



1600 Penn

NBC's pitch: The Gilchrists are just the average American family dealing with all the everyday issues—like a grown kid who’s forced to move back home, children who are smarter than their teachers and a stepmom (Jenna Elfman, Dharma and Greg) desperately trying to win over the kids. They’re loving, fun, and a little crazy. In other words, just like everybody else. With one exception: They live in a very special house. The White House! Whether it’s entertaining foreign dignitaries, sneaking away for a night out, dealing with middle school crushes or putting out fires—figuratively and sometimes literally—there’s never a dull moment in the Gilchrist White House. For example, the First Son (Josh Gad, star of Broadway sensation The Book of Mormon) is one of the administration’s biggest liabilities, but also the glue that holds this family together. The President (Bill Pullman, Independence Day, While You Were Sleeping) knows too well that the only thing harder than being Head of State is being head of the family. Also starring are Martha MacIsaac (Superbad), Andre Holland (Friends with Benefits), Amara Miller (The Descendants) and Benjamin Stockham (Sons of Tucson). Modern Family meets The West Wing in this election-year comedy from Emmy-winning executive producer/director Jason Winer (Modern Family). The executive producers are Winer, Gad, and Jon Lovett (former White House speechwriter).

Official Trailer First-Look Footage:

Our take: [Clips Only] We were really looking forward to this. And then we saw these clips of Problem Child Goes to the White House. Hopefully there's a lot more to the series than poor man's Chris Farley embarrassing his president dad.



Next Caller

NBC's pitch: What happens when a foulmouthed satellite radio DJ—played by the multi-platinum artist and outrageously charming Dane Cook (My Best Friend’s Girl)—is forced to share the mic with a chipper NPR feminist? It’s anyone’s call in this sharp new comedy from producer Stephen Falk (Weeds) and Emmy-winning director Marc Buckland (Grimm, My Name Is Earl). It’s her first day in New York City, and 26-year-old Stella Hoobler (Collette Wolfe, Young Adult) is ready to take on the world. After a stint on public radio, she’s been hired to co-host the no-holds-barred show “Booty Calls with Cam Dunne.” Smart, spunky and passionate, Stella is determined to elevate the show beyond its boy’s-club-locker-room humor into a respected debate about men, women, and the state of human relationships. But there’s a problem: Cam! She’s going to find out the hard way that he’s got no intention of sharing the spotlight, especially with someone like her. It’s going to be a tense fight, but with the station’s one rule being “make some noise,” Cam and Stella could be a winning combination—as long as they don’t knock each other out on their way to success. Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Joy Osmanski (True Jackson, VP) and Wolé Parks (Premium Rush) also star. The series is created and executive-produced by Stephen Falk (Weeds) and directed by Emmy Award-winning director Marc Buckland (Grimm, My Name Is Earl).

Official Trailer First-Look Footage:

Our take: [Clips Only] "Blah blah blah, I'm a rad dude!" "Blah blah blah. I'm a stuffy chick." Sexist remark, gasp in shock, sexual tension, cancellation.



What looks good to you so far? Let's hear your first impressions in the comments!



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Here's my take on two of the shows: 'Do No Harm' - Jekyll and Hyde; 'Next Caller' - The Ugly Truth (only without Heigl and Butler - though that might not be a bad thing if you're not a fan). I think in the first case the idea of two alter egos in one body (regardless of the reason) has been done to death - literally. As for the other; it didn't work as a movie - a short, sharp pain, so I can't see it doing any better as a long drawn out agony of a series. For me I shall be going with 'Revolution'. It looks *really* good and it has Billy Burke (who was excellent in 'My Boys').
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Go On looks really funny and heart-warming. I will also be tuning into Revolution, Chicago Fire, Animal Practice, The New Normal, and maybe Next Caller and Guys With Kids.
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Revolution, if only for Giancarlo Esposito. Although there was some overacting in the trailer. Hope it doesn't turn out to be like Terra Nova, Falling Skies etc....

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Your write-ups don't leave much to like.
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I adore, adore, ADORE Matthew Perry. I want him to have a hit show, worthy of him, so badly.

I like what I see on GO ON. He gets to show his dramatic talent too.

The trouble is...I'm afraid to hold out much hope. Fingers crossed, Matthew.
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After seeing the other network's lineups for the fall, I can only conclude that NBC is royally screwed.
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Revolution, Chicago Fire, Go On, The New Normal and Animal Practice I'll check out.
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Revolution sounds interesting, but:



You watch half of season 1, like it, then the rates go down, and it gets cancelled because it's too expensive to produce.



Bottom line: NO THANKS! I'm sick of one season long series and I won't start watching any new series that haven't already been renewed for a second season.
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Revolution, Do No Harm, Chicago Fire.....Comedies: Animal Practice, Go On - that's about it.
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The revolution looks like a movie, I'll give it a try. I'll also take a look at 1600 penn, but i don't have high hopes as comedies tend to not make me laugh at all. Go on? maybe...
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First of all, thank you NBC for showing the trailers in every part of the world, and in 1080p, woohoo!



Revolution looks good, the rest of the dramas is just plain boring or stupid.



Go On could be a hit, but as someone else said, it looks more like a movie trailer, but let's hope it will work as a TV show. That Animal doctor thing had its moments, but the three guys with the babies is pretty much the dumbest sh*t I've ever seen.
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Except Revolution nothing really that interesting or promising to me. I hope they'll make it good coz trailer looks good and premise is intriguing and fresh. JJ Abrams is only one who makes interesting shows (serialized shows) these days (though Alcatraz was a misfire). But I concern about actors is it good character-wise? Not sure yet.

Matthew Perry stuff is good for 2 hour movie that's it. Not for series. Is it all they going for? and Perry's shows usually get canceled after one season. Friends curse i guess)

Boring Firefighter procedural. I like Laura German so give it a look but havin' a bad feelings about this show's future.

Other stuff is crap beyond mediocre. And for this Infamous show Alonzo left solid Breakout Kings? Lame move dude)
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Revolution looks good, hope they actually make it good. Infamous = Revenge but less interesting. The rest are the usual generic shows that will probably get cancelled.
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On Chicago Fire- **in huge letters** CREATOR OF LAW AND ORDER

basically because that's all he has going for him with this show. I don't see it lasting, I'll give it a shot though
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Oh come on! Planes just don't fall out of the sky like that.
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Yeah, I am sure planes would sort of glide back to earth, landing might be a problem though with no landing gear down etc
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Haha, that Revolution trailer is sooo JJ Abrams. Let's see how it pans out...
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Wow.

No.

Nothing here of interest to me.

If Revolution weren't a soap opera dressed as a sci fi and was instead a real sci fi, then that one but as it is

No.
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Revolution, Animal Practice, 1600 Penn
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Sorry, had to add: Do no harm => Jeckyl
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Must be a sign of getting older when everything reminds you of something else, hehe. I started looking at Revolution and thought Jeremiah, Jericho... It looks interesting enough, and I hope they can keep the story going without losing themselves like some of the recent batches of serialized stuff.

I'll probably also take a look at Go On, though I'm not a big fan of comedy in general. I struggle to find something I like in between the My Boys of the world. :)

As for the rest, maybe this means I'll have more time to study.
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The acting of the leading man in Do No Harm looks atrocious.

While I love Matthew Perry, I feel the same way as an earlier poster does, that his show would make a terrific movie, but stretching it into a TV show might not work. FIngers crossed it does, though.

Revolution looks awesome and, hopefully, it will be.
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Revolution looks like someone's been reading Dies the Fire by SM Stirling.
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Revolution - I don't think even jumbo jets would just fall out of the sky without electricity, maybe the newest ones that are Fly By Wire, but most aren't. Why is Danny holding a crossbow strung backwards, is he trying to shoot himself? Anyway, aside from being a bit borrowed from recent movies, it could be interesting but it looks very expensive with a large cast and significant CGI requirements for the environments, I doubt NBC will get the mega-hit they're hoping for and it'll get tweaked and killed by the end of next season.



Chicago Fire - Jesse Spencer's American accent is laughable. This definitely isn't Law & Order: Firehouse, but it also doesn't look like anything new for firehouse dramas, and I find those very boring because they put the accent on "drama" rather than "firehouse". I'll pass.



Infamous - ha, no.



Do No Harm - wow, it looks awful. Bad writing, bad directing, awful cinematography. Oh, but there's Alana from Law & Order, and she's making the same faces despite trying to be seductive. And then the premise as used in that clip is utterly ridiculous and silly.



Go On - Sportsnight Junior, how disappointing. The writing looks like there's funny behind it, but it's missing punch each time, and trying to get dramatic seems like Emmygrab, not authentic. Making the therapist the love interest is a horrible idea. I will watch, the cast and concept have potential, but everything about the production is dead-wrong in that trailer so I'm hoping that's just the worst-cut trailer ever.



The New Normal - Mm, everything about this feels entirely wrong, like cut-n-paste emotions and gags from other shows, and "one dimensional" is right on the money it just looks shallow as hell. I will avoid this like the plague. Get this away from my eyes as fast as possible.



Animal Practice - Ugh, the first 30 seconds are utterly grotesque. Scrubshouse! Too many characters, too many animals, too much forced sentiment, too much monkeydoctor. Easy pass.



Guys with Kids - And then it's Rino Romano as the imaging voice again, NBC really needs to change it up because he's become a sitcom cliche. They are overplaying the laughtrack so hard it's stunning. I'm a minute and a half in, and not one thing is a laugh, nor is it showing a story. HOLY CRAP IT'S VANESSA HUXTABLE!!! It doesn't seem like that cast is going to save this from the awful writing and premise. I suspect the cost of baby-wrangling alone will doom this turkey.



1600 Penn - holy crap you nailed it, it's Chris Farley's Black Sheep in the White House! Josh Gad was an ok presence on Back to You mainly because they didn't overplay him, here it looks like they are going to play him into this show's early grave. And Bill Pullman looks tired.



Next Caller - Jeffrey Tambor, yay! Dane Cook, yuck! Jeffrey Tambor's dye job, oh my. First clip, nothing happens, nothing's funny, setup exists but nobody does anything good with it. Second clip, she's anal and he's a douchey slob. Oh, and apparently the radio producer doesn't care about her job, or she wouldn't have put the jackass on the air without the new chick in the first place. But the whole joke here is she gets in through another window and falls, ha ha? Really? Where was anything, ANYTHING?!? That's the first impression they want us to have, that this is a flat show starring Dane Cook? NBC should just apologize for this loser right now.



Well, that all looks... very modern NBC, which is to say, awful. Thanks for sharing.
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no. such. thing. as. too. much. monkey. in. a. doctor's. coat.
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I am a HUGE Matt Perry fan and I will tune in to GO ON, but I'm afraid this is one of those shows that would be great as a movie, but stretching the plot into a tv show could ruin it.



Revolution looks promising, but after Terra Nova I'm a skeptic.



Animal Practice could go wither way but I will check it out.





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I hate NBC for canceling Awake

but I cant deny

Revolution

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Do No Harm

look intresting
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Revolution looks good, and I'll definitely check it out. Hopefully it won't end as a disastrously bad as Terra Nova did
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Revolution and Animal Practise look worth a look. I fully expect though that Revolution will start with an amazing pilot full of special effects and budget then settle down in one location, probably a mansion in the middle of nowhere (in a similar way to The Walking Dead). Could be good.

Animal Practise just because Justin Kirk does look like he'd be perfect for the role.

The rest I'm gonna watch the pilots of but am not optimistic atm.
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Revolution looks like a wickedly interesting premise, but I worry about sacrificing characters and themes for plot--always a dangerous game, one that too many shows fell prey to. I'll give it a shot, though.
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The budget on Revolution looks ridiculous. I wonder how long they'll be able to keep it up. The show looks intense yet EPIC. Story sounds interesting. Nice cast. I'd say this is the most interesting drama so far of the new season. Can't wait. Isn't Eric Kripke (Supernatural's creator) running this one?
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Why would cars stop without electricity? I'm pretty sure cars are 99% mechanical ...
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This show is suggesting that ALL electrical systems are cut off, not just power lines but anything generated, so the spark which ignites the fuel to make the combustion wouldn't fire, the electric starter wouldn't engage to draw fuel into the injection system, etc.. That said, a manual-transmission diesel engine could still work as it has only a glow plug and uses compression to create combustion rather than a spark, so I guess they're taking huge liberties. Also, why are there no steam engines? We know a lot more about making efficient steam engines these days, those could be used for automobiles. Apparently you'll have to turn off part of your critical thinking to watch this show, I guess. Hot air balloons, steam engines, existing railways, mechanical devices, this stuff should all be possible.
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cos the engine requires a spark to ignite the fuel which moves the pistons... in a petrol engine
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most modern cars have some type of electrical in the engine but older cars should probably still work. seem to me like the people who wrote revolution watched a little bit of life after people
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I'm looking forward to watch Revolution (Kripke, marry me!), Animal Practice and Go On... Chicago Fire looks like a firefighter version of Grey's Anatomy (shirtless hot guys and beautiful women) but I'm betting Dick Wolf won't let it be too much like those horny doctors whose only job is to get into their colleagues pants... I really like the guy from Next Caller, but the show seems to be a big "NO" ... Now as for 1600 Penn, I'll problably be watching it too, just for president Pullman...
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I can't wait for GO ON! a comedy with heart and emotions, i haven't seen this since scrubs.
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They all look sucky. I'll check out The New Normal and Next Caller.

I especially had high hopes for Chicago Fire... not after watching that trailer.
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Go On and Revolution.

My issue with Revolution is as was said above, boring characters, with a Terra Nova-esque annoying-teen-boy character, but Billy Burke is the single saving grace in the Twilight movies and this COULD be one of those shows that starts off meh, develops into something huh, and ends with a whoa. I'm really hoping it's that. (Or just awesome through and through, but we'll see.)
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Revolution looks awesome. Please don't let it turn out like Terra Nova.

Chicago Fire looks like standard fair but It had me at Lauren German!

Despite having a great cast Infamous looks a bit off, I'm not sure what it is yet but those trailers just didn't grab me at all.

Do No Harm looks terrible. Great premise but those clips were completely lacking any drama or suspense, I'll probably give it the four episode test but I doubt it'll become a regular member of my viewing schedule.

Go On looks great, I'm a fan of Perry so I was already inclined to give this a try, now I can't wait for it.

Animal Practice looks like it has some promise, I'm a fan of both Kirk and Labine so I'm looking forward to this one.

The New Normal, Guy's With Kids, Next Caller all look terrible. Early contenders for the Dead Pool perhaps?

I was really looking forward to 1600 Penn... until I saw those clips.



So, Revolution, Chicago Fire, Go On and Animal Practice. Four potentially good shows from 10. That's better than NBC usually manage to do.
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Revolution looks so not interesting, just like Terra Nova etc. The cast isn't exciting and everybody looks so clean for a post apocalyptic show. I don't know why anybody would want to make a show like Guys With Kids. I like Jeffrey Tambor, so perhaps I could give his show a try.
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Because you can't wash without electricity? Why are people supposed to be dirty all the time after the apocalypse?



Show reminds me more of Jericho than Terra Nova, which was an awesome show.
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I also saw the nice looking shirts they wore. Ironed and all. I'm sorry, it looks unrealistic.
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Because people couldn't iron shirts before electricity?
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I am cautiously optimistic about Revolution as well. I really want it to be good. Such a good production team and an interesting premise...



Chicago Fire: meh. If it were on CBS it would be a success. Since it's on NBC, people will be confused as to why it's on NBC and not watch it. Nothing new or fresh there, although, maybe nothing particularly bad either.



Do No Harm: the clips were really bad...



Go On: looks good-I will probably watch that.



New Normal: Ryan Murphy=no thanks. He bugs me so much and the show doesn't seem especially good.



Guys With Kids: not worth a comment.



1600 Penn: not so much



Next Caller: Dane Cook. nuf sed. and Jeffrey Tambor's goatee? wtf is up with that?
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DRAMAS- only Revolution, Chicago Fire had me for a second w/ Lauren German saying "are you gay.. no!..because i am" but then i watched the rest and got bored..



COMEDY- Go On looks good...The New Normal has a good plot line but its a lil to sweet, i just dont see that many ppl watching it, which is a shame....the only thing i could say for Guys with Kids is WTF!...
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nbc = no brain cells
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This fall i am ditching NBC saving 9 hours of my life from watching 9 hours of junk television.



Revolution- Rip off lost,fringe,event,terra nova,

Chicago Fire - Remake of 49 ladder movie cops and fire fighter not interested

Infamous - flat show boring

Do No Harm - dead bored

Go On - little funny

Guys With Kids - rip from every movie three man and a baby my baby daddy and more



thanks nbc good bye saved 9 hours of life
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REVOLUTION - Just hope they treat it better than they did The Event
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I'm pretty sure The Event mistreated itself :)
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The Event was awesome!
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Revolution looks awesome, I'll look into Go on, not sure about any of the others, except for Animal Hospital. They have animals in the show, EVERRY WEEK, being funny. hard to resist for me.
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Chicago Fire looks pretty good, and maybe The New Normal. But with it being on NBC I don't know if I would even want to check any of them out.
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Wow. Revolution already has 1,900,000 + viewers on NBC's official youtube trailer. Nice
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not gonna lie, i still carry that torch for chandler bing and am always excited when matthew perry does anything. and his show actually looks kinda good. definitely gonna watch!!
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At first I wasn't too sure about the Revolution trailer, but I really liked the way the post-electricity world looks. It seems to have a lot of interesting ideas, though I do want to see where they go with the story, and see how interesting the characters are. I do love what I see so far. Go On also seems like it could be good if handled right. I definitely don't mind drama mixed into my comedies (after all, I'm a huge fan of MASH), and it seems like it could be good at both, but I'll have to see more before I make up my mind. I do think that Chicago Fire looks better than I thought it would, but I don't think I'll watch it. The rest of the shows don't look that good IMO...
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Definitely tuning in for Revolution.



Go On looks good to.



Will give 1600 Penn a try.



Everything else is just HORRIBLE.
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Next Caller: I can't really tell a lot from the sneak-peeks, but it seems like a standard workplace conflict basis, that will turn into unending sexual tension. Redeeming feature: Jeffrey Tambor, but I can't see a way that he can elevate the show unfortunately.
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1600 Penn: And I thought Do No Harm looked bad! Seriously, I hope the rest of the show is better than these two clips, is this show just about a fat kid setting fires? It just didn't seem funny to me...at all.
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