NBC 2015-16 new series: Watch trailers for ‘Blindspot,’ ‘Heartbreaker,’ ‘The Player,’ ‘People Are Talking’
NBC today announced their full fall schedule, but to go along with that, they also of course decided that it was worth also presenting to you a quick look at some of their shows that will be debuting in the months ahead. Note that these are only the shows premiering in the fall; the ones that are coming up for midseason will probably be debuted later.
In addition to the trailers below alongside our quick impressions, we’ll be going a little more in-depth over the course of the summer. While we’re not fully on board some of these shows yet, two of them scream “potential” to us almost right away.
“Blindspot” (Mondays at 10:00) – Jaimie Alexander stars as a woman who is found in Times Square wearing nothing only than a series of mysterious tattoos on her body, which offer up clues as to potential secrets or important information for the FBI. Sure, saying “the secrets are in her tattoos” feels a little too much like “Ink Master” meets “National Treasure,” but the trailer has that “wow” factor in that opening image that is similar to the first trailer for “The Blacklist.” We expect big things.
“Heartbreaker” (Tuesdays at 9:00) – After spending some time on “The Slap” and “The Good Wife” before that, Melissa George stars here as a heart surgeon who is trying to take her career to the next level, while caring for patients, proving herself, and keeping something close to a personal life going. The show at times seems to have a lighter tone than some medical dramas, and it’ll need that. It takes a lot to get us interested in more hospital stories these days.
“The Player” (Thursdays at 10:00) – Wesley Snipes stars in an action-packed new series that reminds us somewhat of a James Bond movie meets “Burn Notice.” It also has a more realistic “Minority Report” vibe, since it revolves around characters gambling on future crimes. Despite it feeling somewhat more like a cable show than a broadcast one, we like the potential here. We’ll be watching out for it this fall.
“People Are Talking” (Fridays at 8:30) – Mark-Paul Gosselaar stars here in what seems to be some sort of family comedy, though we don’t get much from the preview other than “traditional sitcom,” and the first episode apparently involves hiring a babysitter with some sort of sordid past. We’re worried about that terrible timeslot already.