NBC fall schedule: Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes, James Spader coming to 2013-2014 primetime TV lineup

Out with the old, in with the new. 

That seems to be the mantra of NBC's big wigs, as witnessed by the network's fall lineup announcement Monday.

Six new shows are slated to debut, replacing comedy stalwarts  The Office and 30 Rock, as well as Rock Center with Brian Williams, Smash and a host of others.

See the projected schedule (http://bit.ly/NBCshows) and midseason schedule (http://bit.ly/NBCmid)

So what will the fall network look like? Here's a preview of the NBC newbies.

The Blacklist

NBC's planning on starting out the season with a bang, that much we can tell. The Blacklist, airing Monday nights, should have one explosion after another. The action-drama stars acclaimed actor James Spader, who plays a dangerous FBI fugitive named "Red" who finds himself working with the very people that want to see him behind bars. 

When you can watch: Mondays 10/9C


Who doesn't love a good cop drama?

This one features Detective Robert Ironside, a no-nonsense NYPD officer that's played more bad cop than good since his spine was shattered by a bullet two years ago. 

Now fighting crime from his wheelchair, the Blair Underwood-played Ironside wants justice any way he can get it.

When you can watch: Wednesdays 10/9C

Welcome to the Family

Thursday's lineup may look different, but it should still get the laughs. Welcome to the Family, a show about a two families brought together by their fresh-out-of-the-roost children's surprise pregnancy, kicks off a trio of new comedies.

Glee's Mike O'Malley brings the funny in this disfunction-filled sitcom.

When you can watch: Thursdays 8:30/7:30C

Sean Saves the World

Sean Hayes, who famously co-starred in  Will & Grace, plays a divorced gay dad attempting to balance work and family. New to full-time parenting, Sean loads up on how-to books and Pinterest planning in order to be the best father a 14-year-old daughter's ever had.

What could go wrong?

When you can watch: Thursdays 9/8C

The Michael J. Fox Show

In the prime of his life, Mike Henry was one of New York's most beloved celebrities when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's. Now five years later, Henry has decided to overcome his obstacles and return to work.

Think this might be a bit autobiographical? Expect an uplifting comedy that will make you want to pop in that Back to the Future VHS. 

When you can watch: Thursdays 9:30/8:30C


In the same vein as Grimm or the Twilight series, this bloodthirsty drama is set in 19th-century Victorian London. Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers takes a stab at one of the world's most legendary fictional characters.

From the producers of the critically acclaimed Downton Abbey, this one-hour drama should be one viewers should enjoy sinking their teeth into. 

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