NBC has picked up the first new shows of its 2014-2015 lineup, and they really run the gamut from FTW to WTF. On the FTW side: Casey Wilson-Ken Marino comedy Marry Me. On the WTF side: Katherine-Heigl-is-in-the-CIA thriller State of Affairs. And somewhere in the middle: Russian spy drama Allegiance, and Traffic-esque drama Odyssey.
Marry Me tells the story of longtime couple Annie (Happy Endings' Wilson) and Jake (Marino), who get engaged only to quickly realize it's harder than it looks. Happy Endings creator David Caspe will write and executive-produce with Jamie Tarses and The Goldbergs' Seth Gordon, who also helmed the pilot. The comedy, which earned a spot on Tim's recent list of promising pilots, also stars Sarah Wright, Tymberlee hill, John Gemberling, Tim Meadows, and Dan Bucatinsky.
Allegiance is a high-octane thriller that introduces the O'Connor family and their son, Alex (Gavin Stenhouse). Alex is a decorated American war hero and CIA analyst, a true patriot who loves his country and family. Unbeknownst to him, both his parents (Scott Cohen and Hope Davis) as well as his sister (Margarita Levieva) are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated.
The Adjustment Bureau's George Molfi will write, direct and executive-produce Allegiance with Homeland's Avi Nir. Annie Ilonzeh, Morgan Spector, Alex Peters, and Kenneth Choi will also star.
State of Affairs stars Grey's Anatomy alum Heigl as a CIA attaché (yes, you read that correctly, Heigl is playing a character who's affiliated with the CIA) who counsels the president (Alfre Woodard) on international security. She balances her intense political responsibilities with a complicated personal life. Heigl will executive-produce with writers Joe Carnahan (The Blacklist) and Alexi Hawley (Castle). Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand, Leslie Odom Jr., Tommy Savas, Farshad Farahat, and Cliff Chamberlain round out the cast.
And finally, Odyssey is about three families who are torn apart when a stranded female soldier (Pushing Daisies' Anna Friel), a disillusioned corporate attorney (Peter Facinelli) and a political activist are pulled into the same shocking international mystery. The Following producers Adam Armus and Kay Foster will write and executive-produce the drama with Deception's Peter Horton. Treat Williams, Jim True-Frost, Jake Robinson, Nate Mooney, Adwale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Elena Kampouris, and Daniella Pineda will also star.
Will you watch Marry Me, Allegiance, State of Affairs, or Odyssey?
AIRED ON 4/30/2015
Season 1 : Episode 13