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NBC 2003 Fall Season
NBC Fall 2003 Grid
(all times Mountain Time Zone)
"America's Most Talented Kid"
"Just Shoot Me"
"Let's Make a Deal"
|Midseason Shows/Shows Moved to
"The Tracy Morgan Show"
New Show Descriptions
"Las Vegas" (Mondays at 8 PM)
Premise: From the writer of The Fast and the Furious, this drama follows the elite surveillance team charged with maintaining the security of one of Las Vegas' largest casinos. James Caan stars as Big Ed Deline, the head to the surveillance team. Along with his protégé, Danny McCoy, an ex-Marine and Vegas native, they deal with card counters, costly streaks of
random luck, and rival casinos stealing away the high rollers. Ed has also recently discovered Danny in bed with his only daughter. The cast of characters is fleshed out with a high-priced whore, an all-knowing valet, a pit boss, and an elusive former competitor.
Stars: James Caan, Josh Duhamel ("All My Children"), Molly Sims, Nikki Cox, James Lesure ("For Your Love"), Nessa Holt, and Vanessa Marcil ("Beverly Hills, 90210," "General Hospital")
Studio: NBC Studios and DreamWorks Television
Producer: Gardner Stern ("John Doe"), Gary Scott Thompson (The Fast and the Furious), Scott Steindorff, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank
"Lyon's Den" (Sundays at 9 PM)
Premise: Another Washington-based drama starring Rob Lowe as Jack Turner, the idealistic son of a political dynasty who handles cases and navigates the inner workings of a 150-year-old law firm that is potentially harboring some dark secrets. Also working at Lyon's, Lacrosse and Levine, is Jack's practical friend Riley who is being forced to take a promotion he doesn't
want; Grant, the competitive, cynical one; and Ariel, the alcoholic.
Stars: Rob Lowe ("The West Wing"), Matt Craven, Kyle Chandler ("Early Edition"), Elizabeth Mitchell, David Krumholtz, James Pickens Jr., and Frances Fisher ("Glory Days")
Studio: 20th Century Fox and Brillstein-Grey Television
Producers: Kevin Falls ("The West Wing"), Remi Aubuchon ("24"), Rob Lowe, Brad Grey ("The Sopranos"), Bernie Brillstein ("Just Shoot Me"), and Rod Holcomb ("E.R.")
"Miss Match" (Fridays at 7 PM)
Premise: Kate Fox, a divorce lawyer who dabbles at matchmaking on the side, finds herself thrust into the spotlight (and dismaying her boss/father) when a socialite bride credits Kate to the press as being the secret to her romantic success.
Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Ryan O'Neal, James Roday, Lake Bell, David Conrad ("Relativity"), Jodi Long, and Dave Ortiz (The Crow: Wicked Prayer)
Studio: 20th Television with Imagine Entertainment and Darren Star Productions
Producers: Darren Star ("Melrose Place," "Sex and the City"), Jeff Rake ("The Practice"), Brian Grazer ("24"), and David Nevins
"Coupling" (Thursdays at 8:30 PM)
Premise: Based on the hit British comedy, this show revolves around six thirtysomethings living in Chicago who are either involved, formerly involved, or looking to become intimately involved with each other, including: Susan, the sexy go-getter who used to date Patrick, the cocky, good-looking guy. Sally is Susan's incredibly vain best friend who now dates Patrick. Steve
wants to date Susan, but can't get rid of his ex-girlfriend Jane. Lastly, is Jeff, Steve's "porn buddy" and Susan's co-worker/ex-fling.
Stars: Rena Sofer ("General Hospital," "Ed," "Just Shoot Me"), Jay Harrington ("The Division"), Colin Ferguson, Lindsay Price ("Beverly Hills, 90210"), Sonya Walger ("The Mind of the Married Man"), and Christopher Moynihan ("The Fighting Fitzgeralds" )
Studio: NBC Studios in association with Reveille and Universal Television
Producers: Phoef Sutton, Ben Silverman, Beryl Vertue, Sue Vertue, and Moffat
"Happy Family" (Tuesdays at 7:30 PM)
Premise: A couple looking forward to having their house and each other to themselves find their plans changed when their three twentysomething children refuse to get their own lives together. Eldest son Todd is engaged to one great girl and having an affair with another and youngest son Tim should be graduating junior college but is instead moving in next door with his
mother's tennis partner. Stuck in the middle, overachieving daughter Sara is headed straight for her own emotional breakdown.
Stars: John Larroquette ("Night Court," "The John Larroquette Show"), Christine Baranski ("Cybill"), Tyler Francavilla ("Boston Public"), Susan Gibney ("Crossing Jordan"), Jeff Davis ("On the Spot"), and Melanie Deanne Moore
Studio: NBC Studios
Producers: Pam Fryman ("Just Shoot Me"), Lester Lewis ("Hidden Hills," "Three Sisters"), Moses Port ("Just Shoot Me"), and David Guarascio
"Whoopi" (Tuesdays at 7 PM)
Premise: After running a small hotel for 15 years, a one-hit-wonder diva decides to expand by opening up the hotel bar as a lounge where her fans can come see her on a regular basis. Complicating matters is her conservative younger brother who takes her up on an offer of free office space, bringing along his white girlfriend who has a cultural identity problem.
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Omid Djalili (Spy Game, The Mummy), Wren T. Brown (Biker Boyz), and Elizabeth Regen
Studio: Carsey-Werner-Mandabach and NBC Studios
Producer: Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Werner, Marcy Carsey, and Caryn Mandabach
"The Apprentice" (Reality Series)
Premise: "Survivor" creator Mark Burnett has always said his hit reality show is a metaphor for the workplace. Now, teaming with billionaire developer Donald Trump, find out just how much. For 13 episodes, candidates vie for a job with Trump, complete with a New York City office and a six-figure salary.
Studio: Mark Burnett Productions
Producers: Mark Burnett and Conrad Riggs
"The Tracy Morgan Show" (Comedy)
Premise: Tracy Morgan stars as a family man who lives in a small Brooklyn apartment with his wife and two kids. Even as he deals with the daily headaches of working at an auto garage, he dreams of expanding the business.
Stars: Tracy Morgan, Tamala Jones, Marc John Jeffries, Bobb'e J. Thompson, John Witherspoon, and Heavy D
Studio: Carsey-Werner-Mandabach, NBC Studios, SNL Studios, and 3 Arts Entertainment
Producers: David Israel, Jim O'Doherty ("3rd Rock from the Sun"), Lorne Michaels ("Saturday Night Live"), David Miner ("Greetings from Tucson"), Dave Becky ("The Hughleys"), Marcy Carsey ("That '70s Show", Tom Werner ("Grounded for Life"), and Caryn Mandabach ("The Cosby Show")
Information gathered from Zap2it.com
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