Michelle Ryan by Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
As detailed in TVGuide.com's trés snazzy
First Look: Hottest Fall TV
blog, NBC on Monday morning officially kicked off the upfronts by unveiling a schedule featuring five new dramas -
The Bionic Woman
(starring British thesp
(which premieres in January 2008, see related
Brooke Shields Q&A
) - and just one new comedy (
The IT Crowd
, arriving mid-season).
Other news of note:
" The new seasons of
Law & Order
(No. 18!) and
debut in January, once football wraps up.
My Name Is Earl
gets a 25-episode Season 3, while
's latest run will include five hour-long episodes.
" Six episodes of a
"spin-off," to air in place of outright repeats, will introduce new characters and then invite fans to vote (at NBC.com) for the one they wish to see join the show full-time.
Friday Night Lights
will make a go of it on Fridays at 10 pm.
will serve up encores on Sci Fi and USA Network, respectively.
Which new NBC drama are
most jazzed about?
to shed better light on the still-murky