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We already know that Grimm and Revolution are going to be back next year for NBC as is the comedy series Parks and Recreation.  We can also tell you the network has parted ways with Whitney and the future of Community is up in the air.

But what else can we expect on the network as it struggles to get out of last place?

NBC won’t present its line-up until next week, but we can tell you that a couple of series have already got a green light for next year.  Here’s details on them, courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter.

Ironside
Logline: A remake of the 1960s series that starred Raymond Burr. The reboot stars Blair Underwood as a tough, sexy but acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting who, hardly limited by his disability, he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city.
Cast: Blair Underwood, Spencer Grammer, Brent Sexton (The Killing), Pablo Schreiber (Lights Out), Neal Bledsoe, Kenneth Choi
Team: W/EP Michael Caleo (rescue Me, The Sopranos); EP David Semel (No Ordinary Family), Teri Weinberg, John Davis, Jon Fox
Studio: Universal Television, Davis Entertainment, Yellow Brick Road

Crisis* (previously untitled Rand Ravich)
Logline: When Washington’s most powerful players are pulled into an international conspiracy, an unlikely puppeteer will bring everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear.
Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Max MartiniGillian Anderson, Rachael Taylor, Stevie Lynn Jones, Halston Sage (How to Rock), Lance Gross (House of Payne), Joshua Erenberg, Max Schneider, Michael Beach, James Lafferty, Max Martini
Team: W/EP: Rand Ravich (Life); EP Far Shariat
Studio: 20th Television

Believe
Logline: An unlikely relationship develops between a young girl named Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) with a gift and a man named Tate (Jake McLaughlin) sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power.
Cast: Jake McLaughlin (Savages), Kyle MacLachlan, Delroy Lindo (The Chicago Code),Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil), Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time), Johnny Sequoyah, Arian Moayed
Team: W/EP Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Mark Friedman (The Forgotten); EP J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot

Undateable
Logline: A young ensemble centering on a group of friends dubbed the “Undateables” whose lives are altered when a more confident character enters their world. Based on the book by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle.
Cast: Chris D’Elia (2nd position to NBC’s Whitney), Brent Morin, Matthew Wilkas, Rick Glassman, Ron Funches, Briga Heelan (guest star) Aly Michalka, Bianca Kajlich
Team: W/EP Adam Sztykiel (Due Date); EP Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Doozer Productions
Format: Multicamera

About a Boy
Logline: An adaptation of Nick Hornby‘s novel and the 2002 Hugh Grant feature film, it follows the relationship between a bachelor man-child (Bent‘s David Walton) and the young boy (1600 Penn‘s Benjamin Stockham) who moves in next door with his crazy, single mother (Minnie Driver).
Cast: David WaltonMinnie DriverBenjamin Stockham (2nd position to NBC’s 1600 Penn), Anjelah N. Johnson, Leslie Bibb (guest star), Al Madrigal
Team: W/EP Jason Katims (Parenthood), EP Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jane Rosenthal, Robert DeNiro; D Jon Favreau
Studio: Universal Television, True Jack Productions, Working Title Productions, Tribeca Productions
Format: Single-camera

Sean Saves the World (previously untitled Victor Fresco/Sean Hayes project)
Logline: Centers on Sean (Hayes), a guy who must figure out how to parent his 14-year-old daughter — who just moved in — while juggling a temperamental new boss at work.
Cast: Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, Echo Kellum, Linda Lavin, Lindsay Sloane, Samantha Isler, Vik Sahay (guest)
Team: W/EP Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted); EP Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner; D Jim Burrows
Studio: Universal Television, Hazy Mills
Format: Multicamera

The Family Guide – formerly untitled DJ Nash
Logline: A son who idolizes his blind father and is bemused by his mother’s (Parker Posey) newfound adolescence watches his family come closer together post-divorce. Loosely based on Nash’s life.
Cast: Parker Posey, J.K. Simmons, Harold Perrineau, Eli Baker, Ava Deluca-Verley, Lance Lim
Team: EP/W: DJ Nash (Up All Night); EP Jason Bateman, Jim Garavente; D David Schwimmer
Studio: Universal Television, Aggregate Films
Format: Single-camera

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