With school starting up again and Labor Day officially in the books, it can only mean one thing -- the start of the fall television season. Throughout the next two months, all four networks will unveil their fall schedule. Next up is NBC. Near the bottom of the pack when it comes to ratings the last couple years, the Peacock network hopes that four new comedies and two new dramas can help get the network out of the cellar.
“Revolution”: Airs Mondays at 9 p.m.
What would happen if suddenly one day in the near future all electricity would just stop working? This is the premise of the new show from executive producer J.J. Abrams (“Lost”). Starring Daniella Alonso (“Friday Night Lights”), Billy Burke (“Twilight”) and Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”), Revolution takes place 15 years after the lights went out, and follows an unlikely trio setting out on a journey to save the world. “Revolution” premieres Sept. 17.
“Chicago Fire”: Airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
This hour-long drama focuses on a group of firefighters in Chicago. Starring Jesse Spencer (“House”), the show follows America’s everyday heroes as they face life and death. The show is bound to bring about comparisons to FX’s critical success “Rescue Me,” which just ended its seven-year run last year. At the very least, it is the only show about firefighters in primetime this year. “Chicago Fire” premieres Oct. 10.
“Animal Practice”: Airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Starring Justin Kirk (“Weeds”), “Animal Practice” looks at the life of Dr. George Coleman, one of the top veterinarians in New York City. George gets along better with his patients than he does with humans. Things get even more complicated when George’s ex-girlfriend takes over the family business and becomes George’s new boss. The show also stars the most famous monkey in show business. Crystal has appeared in movies such as “Night at the Museum” and “The Hangover Part II.” “Animal Practice” premieres Sept. 26.
“Go On”: Airs Tuesdays at 8
Matthew Perry (“Friends”) returns to primetime as Ryan King, a charming sportscaster, who, after losing his wife, finds support from members in his mandatory group therapy sessions. In these sessions, Ryan meets an oddball cast of characters, all with their own backstories filled with varying degrees of loss. He may not believe it right away, but this crazy group just may be the key in helping him move on. The show also stars Jon Cho (“Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”). “Go On” premiered Sept. 11. Missed episodes can be found on nbc.com.
“The New Normal”: Airs Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.
This new comedy has already come under fire when the Salt Lake City NBC affiliate refused to air the show calling it inappropriate. The New Normal follows a single mother as she becomes a surrogate to a gay couple. The show stars Justin Bartha (“The Hangover”). “The New Normal” premiered Sept. 11. Missed episodes can be found on nbc.com
Guys With Kids: Airs Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
From Executive Producer Jimmy Fallon (“Saturday Night Live, Late Night”), Guys with Kids stars Anthony Anderson (“Law & Order”), Jesse Bradford (“The West Wing”), and Zach Cregger (“Whitest Kids U Know”). The guys happen to be 30-something dads who struggle as parents because they are still children at heart. “Guys With Kids” premiered Sept. 12. The pilot can be found on nbc.com.