NBC’s primetime schedule for 2013-2014, presented at Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall this morning, is all about accentuating the positive.
After a dismal season, NBC is using its few bright spots — The Voice, Sunday Night Football and the 2014 Winter Olympics — as building blocks. It’s also bringing back an old network hero, Michael J. Fox, for a new sitcom.
NBC will roll out three dramas and three sitcoms in the fall. (see full schedule, below).
* James Spader stars in The Blacklist, which gets The Voice as a lead-in on Mondays. In a premise similar to Denzel Washington’s Safe House, Spader plays an American espionage agent gone ultra-rogue. He reemerges, offering to catch terrorists for us, with the caveat that he will only work with a specific FBI agent (Megan Boone).