FOX's lead in picking up three new dramas earlier this week
, NBC is
preparing for the 2014-2015 TV season with pick-ups for three new dramas
and a comedy.
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On the drama side, one of the big shows is State of Affairs
starring Grey's Anatomy
's Katherine Heigl and 16-time Emmy nominee (and four-time winner) Alfre Woodard. Keigl plays a CIA officer who gets chosen to deliver the daily briefings to the president (played by Woodard).Odyssey
, another drama, is a complex series in which a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist find themselves involved in an international military conspiracy. It stars Pushing Daisies
' Anna Friel and Everwood
's Treat Williams.
NBC's third new drama is Allegiance
, based on an Israeli series. The show centers on a CIA analyst and war hero who is unaware of the fact that his parents and sister are secretly part of a Russian sleeper cell that gets reactivated. It stars Scott Cohen and Hope Davis.
The first new comedy pick-up for NBC's new season is Marry Me
starring Happy Endings
' Casey Wilson and Ken Marino (Party Down
, Veronica Mars
). It's about a long-time couple who get engaged.
Given the popularity of Scandal
and NBC's success with The Blacklist
, it's no surprise that political thrillers are taking center stage. Another popular trend for this season appears to be African-American leads, with Alfre Woodard joining a quartet of fellow African-American Oscar nominees on FOX's new shows.
NBC's official upfront presentation is on Monday, May 12, when all of its new shows and renewals will be revealed.(Image courtesy of NBC)