NBC gives first look at fall shows ‘Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris,’ ‘Heartbreaker’

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NBC is going big on new shows for the 2015-16 TV season, picking up a pile of new series to fill out its schedule alongside returning favorites like "The Blacklist," "Chicago Fire" and "The Voice."

Before the new season comes around this fall, get the details and watch the trailers for NBC's new series here.

NBC's Fall Shows

'Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris'
Variety show

Five Emmy Awards and a Tony Award make multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris the perfect star for this live one-hour show that is unlike any other currently on American television. Complete with stunts, skits, pranks, audience interaction, musical numbers, giveaways and unlimited surprises, this show proves that anything can happen, and it can happen to you. Based on the wildly popular British hit "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway," the modernized variety show format and its fearless, star will make for one of the best nights ever on TV week after week.

Cast: Neil Patrick Harris

Producers: Neil Patrick Harris, Orly Adelson, Siobhan Greene, David A. Hurwitz, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly



A beautiful mystery woman covered in tattoos is discovered in Times Square, and she has no memory of who she is or how she got there. The first clue is on her, though, as the name of FBI Kurt Weller is emblazoned across her back. Things take a turn when it becomes clear that every tattoo on her body is a crime that needs to be solved -- and will help them learn the truth about her.

Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ukweli Roach and Ashley Johnson

Producers: Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero, Sarah Schechter and director Mark Pellington (pilot)




This new show is based on the life and work of Dr. Kathy Magliato. Here main character Dr. Alex Panttiere, a heart-transplant surgeon, "revels in a racy personal life that's a full-time job in itself, manages the daily demands of skeptical faculty and dutiful interns, and pushes the boundaries of medical science to impressive new heights."

Cast: Melissa George, Dave Annable, Don Hany, Shelley Conn, D.L. Hughley, Jamie Kennedy, Maya Erskine, J. Louis Mills and Joshua Leonard

Producers: Jill Gordon, Amy Brenneman, Brad Silberling and director Robbie Duncan McNeill (pilot)


'Heroes Reborn'

From original creator Tim Kring, the supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers. Epic adventures await these newly empowered allies as they cross paths with some of the original characters unlocking the mysterious fate of the universe and their place within it.

Cast: Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Masi Oka, Judith Shekoni, Robbie Kay, Henry Zebrowski, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Danika Yarosh, Toru Uchikado, Eve Harlow and Gatlin Green.

Producers: Tim Kring, Peter Elkoff, James Middleton

'People Are Talking'


The show follows two diverse couples -- who are both neighbors and best friends -- as they go through life analyzing and obsessing about everything. From sex to race "to the fact that the trusted new babysitter might just be a porn star, nothing is out of bounds for this wildly outspoken foursome."

Cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Meaghan Rath, Tone Bell and Bresha Webb

Producers: DJ Nash, Will Packer and director Pam Fryman (pilot)


'The Player'


From the executive producers of "The Blacklist" and starring Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester ("Strike Back," "Fringe") comes an action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: The house always wins.

Cast: Wesley Snipes, Philip Winchester, Charity Wakefield and Damon Gupton

Producers: John Rogers serves as writer and executive producer. John Davis, John Fox and director Bharat Nalluri also executive produce.

NBC's Midseason Shows

'Chicago Med'


Following in the footsteps of "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago P.D.," "Chicago Med" is described as an "emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running."

Cast: Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta

Producers: Dick Wolf, Danielle Gelber, Peter Jankowski and director Joe Chappelle (pilot)




NBC decided in March to bring back the series "Coach," which originally ran on ABC. The 13-episode project will be set in the present day, 18 years after the first series went off the air. Coach Hayden Fox, now retired, is "called back to become assistant coach to his own grown son, who is the new head coach at an Ivy league school in Pennsylvania that is just starting up a new team."

Cast: Craig T. Nelson

Producers: Barry Kemp




No more sex, booze, and paying the bills naked. After 20 years of parenting, empty nesters Mike (Patrick Warburton) and Martina (Carrie Preston) are finally reclaiming their wild side. Yet when both of their two grown daughters unexpectedly move back in, and Mike's parents scratch their plans to spend their golden years in Florida, their roost is full again. From executive producer Sean Hayes, this new (and very timely) family comedy proves that life is crazy with a full house, especially the second time around.

Cast: Patrick Warburton, Carrie Preston, Stacy Keach, Carlease Burke, Mia Serafino and Miranda Cosgrove

Producers: Suzanne Martin, Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner


'Game of Silence' 


Carol Mendelsohn, executive producer and architect of the "CSI" phenomenon, presents a gripping new drama about a successful Atlanta attorney (David Lyons, "Revolution") whose long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear after 25 years. When a dark secret they thought they had buried resurfaces, the brotherhood bands together to right the wrongs of their shared past -- a journey that will push the limits of their loyalty and quench their thirst for revenge.

Cast: David Lyons, Michael Raymond-James, Larenz Tate, Bre Blair, Conor O'Farrell, Deidrie Henry, Demetrius Grosse and Claire Van Der Boom.

Producers: David Hudgins serves as writer and executive producer. Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz and director Niels Arden Oplev also executive produce.

'Hot & Bothered'


Back in January, NBC revealed  Eva Longoria is coming back to primetime TV thanks to a 13-episode Season 1 order for her new series "Hot & Bothered." Longoria will play the "willful but popular diva" Ana Maria, "star of Latin America's most beloved telenovela who strives to stay on top in a world where the drama on-camera is nothing compared to the drama off-camera."

Cast: Eva Longoria

Producers: Christine Pietrosh, Jessica Goldstein, Longoria, Ben Spector and Steve Pink


'Shades of Blue'


It was announced in February that Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Seacrest are teaming up together again in this straight-to-series order. Lopez will play Harlee McCord, a single mother and dirty cop who is recruited by the FBI's anti-corruption task force to go undercover. She faces the moral dilemma of working against the officers in her unit, who all pitch in to help raise her daughter, and redeeming herself for past wrongs.

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Vincent Laresca, Ray Liotta and Drea de Matteo

Producers: Lopez, Seacrest, Adi Hasak, Jack Orman, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Barry Levinson, Benny Medina and Nina Wass




America Ferrara and Ben Feldman star in a workplace comedy about a unique family of employees at a super-sized megastore. From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless summer hires and in-it-for-life managers, together they tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions.

Cast: America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nichole Bloom and Nico Santos

Producers: Justin Spitzer, David Bernad and director Ruben Fleischer

'You, Me and the End of the World'

In this bold adrenaline-fueled new one-hour comedy drama, the news that a comet is on an unavoidable collision course with Earth sets in motion the most hilariously unexpected chain of events imaginable. Set against the backdrop of apocalyptic chaos, the story follows an eclectic group of seemingly unconnected characters around the world as their lives start to intersect in the most unexpected ways. When we say eclectic, we mean a rebellious priest, an unhinged white supremacist, a mild-mannered bank manager, a germ-phobic cyber-terrorist and an American five-star general. Some of these misfits are destined to make it to a bunker deep beneath the English suburbs of Slough and, as a result, will become the hugely unlikely (and totally unsuitable) future of mankind. Wouldn't that be a disaster!

Cast: Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, Megan Mullally, Mathew Baynton, Joel Fry, Paterson Joseph, Gaia Scodellaro, Pauline Quirke, Fabian McCallum and Kyle Soller.

Producers: Juliette Howell, Lynn Horsford, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Cameron Roach, Lizzie Gray and Andrew Conrad.