UPDATE, 01:31 AM: As part of a deal reached with Sony that saw cult comedy Community renewed for a fifth season, NBC just picked up Blacklist, Night Shift and Welcome To The Family to series with 13 episode orders.
Created by Jon Bokenkamp, Blacklist tells the story of the world’s most wanted criminal who mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is he will only work with a newly minted FBI agent with whom he seemingly has no connection. The drama is produced Sony Pictures Television and stars James Spader, Megan Boone, Ryan Eggold, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix and Ilfenesh Hadera. The executive producers are Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, John Davis and John Fox.
Penned by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, The Night Shift follows a group of Army doctors working the late shift at a San Antonio Hospital. The drama is produced by Sony Pictures Television and stars Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, Freddy Rodriguez, Ken Leung, Jeananne Goossen, Robert Bailey Jr and Brigid Brannagh. The pilot was directed by Pierre Morel, with Sachs and Judah serving as executive producers.
Welcome To The Family was written by Michael Sikowitz and follows a white family and a Latino family who are bonded together by their children who fall in love followed quickly by an unplanned pregnancy. The comedy series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and stars Mike O’Malley, Justina Machado, Mary McCormack, Ella Rae Peck and Aramis Knight.
UPDATE, 7:20 PM: Dick Wolf is getting a third series on NBC’s schedule next season. The network has picked up its Chicago Fire spin-off about the Chicago Police Department to series. That show is now titled Chicago PD and has been given an order for 13 episodes.
Penned by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, Chicago PD follows the daily lives of the brave officers of the Chicago Police Department. The drama is produced by Universal Television & Wolf Films and stars Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Kelly Blatz and Melissa Sagemiller. The pilot, which aired as an episode of Chicago Fire, was directed by Joe Chappelle, with Haas, Brandt, Matt Olmstead and Dick Wolf serving as executive producers.
UPDATE, 6:10 PM: Adding to it’s slate of new series for the 2013-2014 season, NBC just picked up its Ironside reboot (imaginatively titled Ironside) to series, again with a 13 episode order.
A reboot of the 1960s series of the same name, Ironside follows a tough, sexy and acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting. He pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city. The drama series is produced by Universal Television and stars Blair Underwood, Spencer Grammer, Kenneth Choi, Pablo Schreiber, Brent Sexton and Neal Bledsoe. The executive producers are Michael Caleo (who also wrote the pilot), Teri Weinberg, John Davis and John Fox.
PREVIOUS, 5:56 PM: And we’re back. NBC has just picked up comedy pilot Undateable to series with a 13 episode order. This follows on from NBC picking up 5 pilots (About A Boy, Believe, Crisis, The Family Guide and Sean Saves The World), renewing Parks and Recreation and cancelling 1600 Penn, Guys With Kids, Up All Night and Whitney.
Based on the book by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle, Undateable was written by Adam Sztykiel and follows a group of friends dubbed the “Undateables” whose lives are altered when a more confident character enters their world. The comedy is produced by Warner Bros Television & Doozer and stars Chris D’Ella, Brent Morin, Rick Glassman, Ron Funches, Bianca Kajlich, Matthew Wilkas and Briga Heelan. The executive producers are Sztykiel, Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold.