Here’s a look at what NBC and Fox have planned for next season as upfront week kicks off:


The struggling NBC is hoping to lure viewers back in with a slate of new shows.

For fall: James Spader-helmed thriller “Blacklist,” “Ironside,” and “Dracula,” and comedies “Welcome to the Family,” “Sean Saves the World” (starring Sean Hayes), “The Michael J. Fox Show” (bet you can guess who stars in that one).

For midseason: “About a Boy” (based on the best-selling book), “The Family Guide,” “Crossbones,” “Chicago PD,” “The Night Shift,” “Undateable,” “American Dream Builders,” “Believe” (a new drama by J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron) and “Crisis.”

To make room for these new shows, the network axed a bunch of shows, including newsmagazine “Rock Center” and Matthew Perry comedy “Go On,”  as well as “1600 Penn”, “Deception,” “Guys With Kids”, “The New Normal”,  “Smash”, “Up All Night” and “Whitney.”

The fates of “Hannibal” and “Celebrity Apprentice” are still up in the air.


New shows include J.J. Abrams’ futuristic drama “Almost Human,” thriller “Sleepy Hollow,” Seth MacFarlane (non-animated) comedy “Dads,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” military comedy “Enlisted” and kids’ cooking show “Junior Masterchef”

Kiefer Sutherland vehicle “Touch” is gone, “Cops” moves to Spike, and comedy “Goodwin Games” is canceled before it even airs.

But Sutherland fans shouldn’t fret: Jack Bauer is back with a 12-episode “24” miniseries, but that probably won’t happen until May.

“The Following” will be back, but not until midseason. Also in midseason are new dramas “Rake” and “Gang Related,” and a few more comedies, including a new animated one.

ABC announces its schedule Tuesday, followed by CBS on Wednesday and the CW on Thursday.

In other TV news, USA recently announced that “Burn Notice” will end after its seventh season, which airs starting June 6.