2018-19 TV Season: New NBC shows include Abby’s, Manifest, The InBetween, and more

NBCWant to get a few hints as to what’s coming on some of NBC’s upcoming new shows during the 2018-19 season? That’s what this article is all about!

Below, we’ve got some more information and details on all of the different series that are coming out within the next twelve or so months. Remember that the casts are all subject to change since recastings can happen over the summer. All times listed are p.m. and listed as Eastern.

Dramas

Manifest (Mondays at 10:00, fall)

Cast – Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur

Logline – A plane disappears from radar and returns years later after being untraceable and presumed lost at sea. No time has passed for those on the plane, but for their loved ones at home, many years have gone by. The series follows their personal lives as well as the larger mystery and purpose that is their destiny.

Reaction – This is clearly meant to be the network’s answer to Lost, but what we’ve seen to date when it comes to a number of Lost clones is that it is infinitely so much harder to replicate the success of that show than one would first assume. This show needs a deep mythology to pay off the hype.

 

New Amsterdam (Tuesdays at 10:00, fall)

Cast – Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher, Tyler Labine

Logline – The new Bellevue Hospital director’s maverick approach disrupts the status quo while always prioritizing patient care. Located in Manhattan, Bellevue is the only hospital in the world that has the capability to treat ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers Island and the President of the United States all under one roof.

Reaction – It’s great to have another quality medical drama on the air, but there are so many of them now that it could be rather difficult for them to individually stand apart. Getting Eggold after his time on The Blacklist is a major feather in the show’s cap.

 

The Village (midseason)

Cast – Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint, Grace Van Dien

Logline – Despite difference in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Manhattan apartment building find that the more their lives intertwine, the more complex and compelling their connections become, thus proving life’s challenges are better faced alongside family, even if it’s the one you make wherever you find it.

Reaction – Can NBC strike gold with another show that sounds a lot like This Is Us? It’s clear that this is a series looking to pull the heartstrings, at least on paper.

The InBetween (midseason)

Cast – Harriet Dyer, Anne-Marie Johnson, Cindy Luna, Chad James Buchanan, Paul Blackthorne

Logline – A mysterious young woman reluctantly uses her gift of clairvoyance to help a veteran LAPD detective and a damaged ex-FBI outsider solve the most unnerving and challenging cases the city encounters. This eerie ability also opens the door for her to see and talk to the dead, who are seeking help for unresolved problems, whether she likes it or not.

Reaction – It’s a lot like Ghost Whisperer, but we also liked that show very much.

The Enemy Within (midseason)

Cast – Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey, Kelli Garner

Logline – Character-driven investigative thriller set in the world of counterintelligence focuses on former CIA agent Erica Wolfe, the most notorious traitor in modern history and most hated woman in America, who is brought out of a federal supermax prison by the FBI to help stop some of the most dangerous acts of espionage threatening the United States today.

Reaction – A great cast of leads, even if the series itself feels a little bit like Homeland meets The Blacklist and it’s hard to know how it will stand out.

The Gilded Age (midseason)

Cast – TBA

Logline – Marian Brook is the wide-eyed young scion of a conservative family in 1880s New York City. He will embark on infiltrating the wealthy neighboring family dominated by ruthless railroad tycoon George Russell, his rakish and available son Larry and his ambitious wife Bertha, whose “new money” is a barrier to acceptance by the Astor and Vanderbilt set. Marian is about to experience a whole new world springing up right outside her front door.

Reaction – This series is by the Downton Abbey team of Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame and has been in develop for what feels like ages in itself. It’s got a big challenge in proving itself worthy of all the hype.

Comedies

Abby’s (midseason)

Cast – Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Kimia Behpoornia, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts, Neil Flynn

Logline – Abby’s is an unlicensed bar in San Diego where the regulars enthusiastically enforce a unique set of rules that give them a sense of community and allow them to avoid the frustrating behavior found at other establishments.

Reaction – One of our biggest bets for a sure thing this fall. Mike Schur of Parks and Recreation / The Good Place / Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an executive producer here, as is one of the greatest sitcom directors in years in Pamela Fryman.

I Feel Bad (Thursdays at 9:30)

Cast – Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton, James Buckley

Logline – Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. OK, she’s not perfect. In fact, she’s just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that’s OK, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly.

Reaction – It’s not a show with a well-known cast and that likely means that NBC has a lot of faith in the creative. We just wish the synopsis was a little more in-depth.

 

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