NBC Picks Up Three More New Shows for Fall

Becki Newton savors NBC's 'Love Bites' (Photo: ABC)

Becki Newton savors NBC's 'Love Bites' (Photo: ABC)

Just days after giving the green light to J.J. Abrams’ ‘Undercovers’ spy drama, NBC has picked up three more new series for its 2010-11 schedule.

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Here’s Fancast’s look at the fresh fare plucked by the Peacock:

‘The Event’
NBC Calls It:
“A high-octane conspiracy thriller” that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, ‘The Class’), a regular Joe who investigates the vanishing of his fiancée. In doing so, he unwittingly starts to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history. Also starring Blair Underwood as President of the United States, Laura Innes (‘ER’) as a mystery woman, and Scott Patterson (‘Gilmore Girls’) as Sean’s father-in-law, Zeljko Ivanek (‘Damages’) and Ian Anthony Dale.
Fancast Calls It:
Vanished‘ meets ‘Traveler.’

NBC Calls It:
“A hilarious culture clash” in which Todd Dempsy (Off-Broadway star Ben Rappaport) is transferred to India to oversee the outsourced operations center of the “all-American” Mid America Novelties company. Transplanted, Todd realizes that his staff needs a crash course in all things American.
Fancast Calls It: Michael Keaton’s ‘Gung Ho‘ meets Albert Brooks’ ‘Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World.’

‘Love Bites’
NBC Calls It:
A romantic comedy anthology series featuring three loosely connected, modern stories of love, sex, marriage and dating… all illuminating the theme of love with an edgy, irreverent spin. Becki Newton (‘Ugly Betty’) and Jordana Spiro (‘My Boys’) star.
Fancast Calls It:Love, American Style‘ meets ‘Sex and the City.’

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