It’s that time of year when television’s broadcast networks begin announcing which new shows they’re picking up for the forthcoming TV season, and NBC is sharing sneak peeks at the three new series coming to the network in the fall.
On the sitcom front, “Sunnyside” stars Kal Penn of “Harold and Kumar” fame as New York City councilman Garrett Modi, whose political career ends in scandal and sends him on a downward spiral as he’s forced to crash with his sister and lament how it all went wrong — until he’s hired by a diverse group of people who believe he can help them achieve their dream of becoming American citizens, offering him a shot at redemption in the process.
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Jimmy Smits, known from such hits as “L.A. Law” and “NYPD Blue”, stars in new legal drama “Bluff City Law”.
“Coming from a famous Memphis family known for taking on injustice, brilliant lawyer Sydney Strait (Caitlin McGee) used to work at her father Elijah’s (Smits) celebrated law firm until their tumultuous relationship got in the way,” reads the series synopsis. “After barely speaking to him for years, Sydney is suddenly thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother passes away unexpectedly. In the wake of her loss, hoping to reconnect with the daughter he loves, Elijah asks Sydney to rejoin his ﬁrm. She agrees because despite her lingering resentment and distrust, she knows that working alongside her father is her best hope at changing the world… if they can ever get along.”
New comedy “Perfect Harmony” stars Bradley Whitford as former Princeton music professor Arthur Cochran, who unexpectedly stumbles into choir practice at a small-town church and discovers a group of singers that are out of tune in more ways than one. “Despite the ultimate clash of sensibilities, Arthur and his newfound cohorts may just be the perfect mix of individuals to help each other reinvent and rediscover a little happiness, just when they all need it most,” reads the synopsis for the series, which also features “Pitch Perfect” star Anna Camp.
Look for all three new series to join the NBC lineup in the fall.