NBC Orders Bill Lawrence's Undateables, an Ironside Redo, and a Chicago Fire Cop Spinoff

The orders for NBC shows continued this morning/afternoon after yesterday's first volleys. Coming to NBC next season? A remake of a classic detective show and another one of those comedies about how hard the dating world is for very attractive people, says The Hollywood Reporter. [UPDATE] And now it's ordered that pesky Chicago Fire spinoff! Let's take a look at them!

Ironside stars Blair Underwood (pictured above; he played the president on The Event) as a handsome detective who stays on the job after a shootout leaves him confined to a wheelchair. With his team of other probably handsome detectives, he solves some tough cases. Ironside is based on the 1960s series of the same name. Sorry, I just don't think this is going to work. Dead Pool fodder! Ironside also stars Spencer Grammer (Greek), Brent Sexton (The Killing), and Pablo Schreiber (The Wire). Sadly, it does not star Michael Ironside.

Undateable is executive-produced by Scrubs' Bill Lawrence. The multi-camera comedy follows a group of young people who call themselves "The Undateables" but have their lives changed when a confident friend enters their group. Chris D'Elia (Whitney), Brent Morin, and Matthew Wilkas.

Chicago P.D. is like Chicago Fire but with less fire and more cops. It will follow the elite Intelligence Unit of the Chicago Police Department as it takes on the worst of the worst in the Windy City. Also, there will be many hunky hookups. This sounds like a bit of an overeager stretch for NBC, as Chicago Fire did fine but not GREAT for NBC. Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Scott Eastwood, and Tania Raymonde star. 

In addition to the three series above, NBC has ordered the new shows Believe, Crisis, About a Boy, Sean Saves the World, and The Family Guide



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When has Blair Underwood ever been the main character in a show that lasted beyond a year or two? Seriously, that guy has the worst luck. And he seems like someone who could carry a show.
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I love Blair Underwood! he and Taye Diggs are the sexiest black actors. Where the heck is Taye Diggs anyway?? oh yeah, in movies. darn.
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He just finished wrapping up five or six years of Private Practice on ABC.
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oh, that would explain it haha. I don't watch that. I may have to rent that.
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I don't understand how one makes a spinoff of a show that is in the middle of its first season. I just don't. I think that's reaching. I watch Chicago Fire and they really lucked up on that. It started off a bit shaky but it picked up the pace and became something decent. I just don't see a spinoff based on what? That one dirty cop that pops up every now and then and one of the more annoying characters kinda dense detective brother?
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All three sound really boring... More cop and dating shows... As if Undateable is going to be better than Go On, yeah right.

Renew Hannibal now and bring back Go On!
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LOL--> Sadly, it does not star Michael Ironside.
I take it you also watched a bunch of low budget action videos...that is where I remember Michael Ironside from
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Renew Hannibal. PLEASE! Go On NBC, give the Community what they want and renew Hannibal. I've been Up All Night refreshing the pages. Guys with Kids want to watch Hannibal late at night while putting their kids to sleep. Is this The New Normal? Good shows getting cancelled? I just want to throw 30 Rocks at The Office of NBC. Uhhg Things are looking Grimm for Hannibal
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Ironside will last at least 13 episodes because NBC is running everything with at least 13 episodes. So I wouldn't pick it for a dead pool. Although after the way things went last year, I doubt I'd bother doing another dead pool because there's just no logic anymore in the way networks cancel or don't cancel shows.

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Yawn. That is all
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I coulda sworn Blair Underwood was a cute, young and blonde female Country singer?!
Live and learn eh? Twas the guy from In Treatment
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FU*K THIS, FU*CKING UNCANCEL GO ON!
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Go On indeed
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honestly Undateable is the only one that sounds decent to me, and that's a sad thing.
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Ironside sounds more like The Bone Collector (Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie did a movie) they were based on Jeffrey Deaver books and where really really good. hopefully they go that route with the story.
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Where's the breaking-news story on Whitney?
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Wheels and the Legman!
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You read my mind.
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Why are the networks & Hollywood digging back into TV history and remaking old TV shows? Lazy? No clue? No creativity? No kidding.

I remember watching Ironside (1967 - 1975). It was actually a huge hit for NBC back then. BUT, star, Raymond Burr, made that show work, along with an outstanding supporting cast. It did not run 8 years because it was lousy! I really like Blair Underwood (but ditch the beard & mustache) and hopefully the show will do well (again).
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Remaking old stuff is all part of the business. And it's not the networks behind it, it's the producers. Knight Rider was remade because of a continuous push to get it remade. And without remakes we wouldn't have gotten the new Battlestar Galactica. But what made the old shows good was the writing, not the actors. The mystery stories of the 70s made a viewer think.
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I absolutely agree - about the writers, Writerpatrick. I am thinking of the great shows of the 70s like: Columbo, The FBI, The Rockford Files, The Rookies, Mission Impossible, The Waltons, Hawaii Five-0 and so many more. But I disagree with you about the actors - Colombo without Peter Falk? Hawaii Five-0 without Jack Lord? Rockford Files without James Garner? Waltons without that entire cast? Those actors truly brought their characters to life - and gave us some of the best shows in TV history!
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NBC has cancelled Go On... I HATE YOU NBC!!! Go On was one of the best shows on TV this season, and you just throw it in the dumpster with all of the other garbage on your network?! Good luck convincing people to start watching NBC, because infuriating fans of the shows on your network is not the way to do that.
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WTF! NBC JUST CANCELLED GO ON???????? Fucking IDIOTS
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WHY, because we liked it...
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wha?
WHY!!
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! :'(
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NBC sucks
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All of this garbage is recycled. Way to aim high NBC!!! Soon, you are going to be getting trounced by PBS! Have fun making trying to make this sh!t stick. Just turn off the dial NBC, you are finished.
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Go On cancelled :( It was the best new comedy of the season, imo.
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You guys have something with NBC that I can't understand...
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Chicago Fire is a compelling show. I started watching only two months ago, and is the new show i enjoy the much, just behind Arrow. I don't know if the Chicago P.D. will be like Chicago Fire, but i will give it a try.
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No 'fire' show will ever be Rescue me, so theres really no point in watching. Especially an NBC version. Seriously. Rescue Me. watch it.
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Indeed, i do agree, Chicago Fire will never be Rescue Me... but that do not mean we can't have another "fire" show with quality. I'mean Chicago Fire needs to evolve a little bit more but i like the drama on this show.

But i do agree, Rescue Me is way better.
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Youre right I should not insinuate that there should only be one show on any given subject. Unless thats cop shows, Im so tired of cop shows. I should have just said that I was not a fan from what I had seen, but if people where looking for a firehouse drama, Rescue Me is one of the best shows of all times.

With that being said im going to have to checkout Chicago Fire again. Sometimes it takes a second go around to get into something. Obviously some people around here have taken to it and Id like to think this community has good taste. (most of the time)
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Rescue Me---top 10 favorite for me! Freakin' awesome show!!
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I passed on Chicago Fire because of what you said...
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LoL to each their own, Im sure many people like Chicago Fire. Its just hard to watch something like that after something as profound and overall amazing as Rescue Me. It's like trying to watch Justified and then switching to Walker: Texas Ranger.

I hope nobody ever passes on a show because of anything I said (and I take youre ....'s as possible sarcasm), but I do watch a high high number of shows and believe Ive developed somewhat of a 'taste' for the better things out there and would hope that some of my suggestions do get watched :)
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you give good suggestions:-)
I marathoned/binged Rescue Me and absolutely loved it. Part of it literally had me in tears.
Have disagree--Dennis Leary is awesome (in everything he does--lol, slight crush).

If anyone hasn't seen Rescue Me then watch it online (netflixs may have it) this summer since it doesn't look like there will be much to watch on tv. It is powerful, compelling and well acted...great action.
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Rescue Me went downhill a bit, but nowhere near the level of that Nip/Tuck did, and it manages to buid itself back up. You will laugh, cry and be in deep thought at any given moment in certain episodes. The acting is fantastic. If if you get through the first few episodes of season 1 you will then lose the next few weeks of your life watching the rest. Dennis Leary who i dont really care for as a person, gives a performance for the record books. Seriously cannot recommend it enough.
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I heard Rescue Me went downhill at a certain point so I did not bother with it. Is it really good?
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I didn't pass on it because you said it, but for the same reason you stated. I passed on day one...
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I'm kind of disappointed in these pickups. I would much rather have After Hours or I am Victor be their procedural like drama. Undateable just sounds bland, but the trailer will tell more I guess. The spinoff could Rate higher then Chicago fire. It's a cop show, so people will check it out. Plus a majority of Chicago fire fans will watch. That's the only pick up I understand from these 3
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Hey Tim, not to be a sycophant or swell your ego, but you've been killing it with all the up front updates. Great job. Just thought someone should let you know. We'll get back to bashing your episode reviews now.
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My mom will probably watch Ironside if it comes on at the right time because she loves Blair. I find it interesting that shows are starting to make spinoff series after one or two seasons of one show (OUAT Spinoff for the Alice in Wonderland/Mad Hatter right?). Not sure if that's the smartest idea, but I guess CF is popular by NBC standards (right?) so I guess it may work for them!
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*shrugs* Meh. None of them sound particularly entertaining or particularly horrible, so....I guess, mediocre job, NBC!
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Of course Ironside isn't going to work, what is going to be compelling in this day and age about watching a detective show about a guy in a wheelchair, his quest to find ramps? We already have a billion detective shows, and then we import more from the UK anyway. Blair Underwood has not been in a starring cast of a popular show since LA Law. Or was The Event secretly popular?
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it would be more interesting if it followed a killer of all the asses that park illegally in handicapped spots...the "killer" wouldn't even have to kill them--just maim them so they could legally park there---now I would watch that!
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He could key their cars with the edge of his badge! There's something really disturbing about the idea of a guy in a wheelchair going from a top homicide detective to parking enforcement though.
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I once used lipstick to put an X on the driver's side window of an car illegally parked in a handicapped spot...the driver had worn high heels and had run into a grocery store (plus I had seen her do this before and it's not like she was picking up a handicapped person). Wrong plates and no placard on the rearview mirror....plus the lipstick wasn't the best shade for me--I was a "deviant teen"....still have to control those impulses
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I'd watch a show about a guy in a wheelchair looking for ramps for an episode!
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The problem is they need you to keep coming back week after week. "Ironside can catch murderers, but can't get to his dentist!" "Ironside brings another killer to justice, but faces injustice when he goes to buy towels!"
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are the towels on the top shelf?
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And the whiffs just keep on coming. I mean really are the people approving these deaf, dumb and blind?
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Meh, they also tried remaking a classic detective series in Prime Suspect and look how well that turned out for them. (For the record, I enjoyed it a lot and was sorry when it got cancelled.) Still, I'm glad Brent Sexton will have a steady gig, at least for a little while. I'll give it a try when the time comes despite having little enthusiasm and low expectations at the moment.
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God I hope "Sean Saves The World" does well. Better off Ted was BRILLIANT, and we need more shows like it. PLEASE let this thing last (if it's anywhere as good as Frescos other work that is).
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I'm guessing with all the good looking people involved, Ironside will get the nick name Hot Wheels
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