NBC: Fall TV Preview 2013

This is the week when the broadcast television networks present their upcoming new line-ups in order to secure the all-important upfront advertising sales. Aside from the peek-behind-the curtain of how the TV industry works, it's a chance for entertainment buffs like me to have an early look at what the networks have in store as they present new images, videos, synopses, and other information to hype their fall season (and their midseason replacements).

Here's what NBC has coming our way as it desperately seeks new hits to revitalize its ratings.

New Shows on NBC in Fall 2013

The Blacklist - James Spader stars in this psychological thriller as a former Army intelligence officer who became a dangerous criminal. He surrenders to the F.B.I. and starts working with a rookie agent for his own cryptic reasons.

Dracula - Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars in this limited 10-episode season as Bram Stoker's famous vampire, set in Victorian-era London.

Ironside - The much-anticipated remake of the Raymond Burr TV classic is finally here. Blair Underwood stars as the paralyzed, wheelchair bound police detective. The original took place in San Francisco, this update will take place in New York City.

The Michael J. Fox Show - The beloved actor returns to television as a news anchor with Parkinson's disease.

Sean Saves the World - Sean Hayes plays the part of a divorced gay dad whose teenaged daughter comes to live with him.

Welcome to the Family - A couple heading to college learn that they are about to become parents.

New Shows on NBC in Midseason 2013/2014

About a Boy - This adaptation is based on the book by Nick Hornby and the movie with Hugh Grant, about an immature bachelor and his young son.

American Dream Builders - Originally titled Renovation Nation, designers compete to renovate homes.

Believe- Produced by J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron, an orphan with super powers tries to escape forces that are hunting her down.

Crisis - Gillian Anderson returns to TV alongside Dermot Mulroney in this conspiracy thriller.

Crossbones - John Malkovich is Blackbeard in a pirate drama set in the 1700s.

The Family Guide - Parker Posey dropped out as the lead in this sitcom about an immature single mom and her blind ex-husband (played by J.K. Simmons), told from the point-of-view of on the kids.

New Shows That Might Still Appear on NBC's Schedule

Chicago P.D. - Chicago Fire gets a police spin-off.

Food Fighters - Home cooks face off against professional chefs in this reality show.

The Million Second Quiz - Contestants live and breathe an event for multiple days and then face trivia questions during live episodes.

The Night Shift - Originally called After Hours, this medical procedural takes place during the graveyard shift at a San Antonio hospital.

Undateable - Here's a sitcome about a guy trying to give dating advice to his buds.

Next, we'll take a look at FOX, and then ABC, CBS, and finally the CW.