NBC has picked up eight new dramas for its 2013/14 schedule, including new JJ Abrams show Believe.
Chicago PD, the spin-off from freshman hit Chicago Fire, and The Night Shift have been ordered for an as-yet unscheduled midseason debut.
Among the returning dramas, Grimm gets a third season, there is a fifth season of Parenthood, second seasons for Revolution and Chicago Fire, and a 15th season for Law & Order: SVU.
A decision on Hannibal has yet to be made.
Believe is from executive producers writer/director Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Friedman, JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk. It is produced by Warner Bros Television and Bad Robot Productions. The story follows an orphaned girl with special powers who raised by a group called the True Believers, who when she is ten is passed into the care of a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate, who must first break out of prison.
The Blacklist is from executive producers writer Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, John Davis and John Fox. It is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment. The story is about one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives who mysteriously surrenders and vows to help catch a deadly terrorist on condition that he speaks to an FBI profiler fresh out of training.
Chicago PD, a spin-off from Chicago Fire, is set among the staff of District 21 of the Chicago Police Department. It is executive produced by Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Peter Jankowski, Danielle Gelber and director Joe Chappelle. It is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.
Crisis is about a national crisis that ignited when a school bus containing the children of some of the country’s most powerful people, including the president, is ambushed. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, it is executive produced by writer Rand Ravich, Far Shariat and director Phillip Noyce.
Crossbones is a period drama set in 1715 about Blackbeard the Pirate and his army of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors and an undercover assassin sent to bring them down. Writers Neil Cross, Walter F Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Ted Gold executive produce the series, which is produced by Universal Television, Parkes/MacDonald Productions and Georgeville Television.
Dracula, set in the 19th Century, sees the classic character arrive in London posing as an American entrepreneur who has plans to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. The Sky Living co-commission is executive produced by writer Daniel Knauf, Tony Krantz, Colin Callender and Gareth Neame, and produced by Flame Ventures, Playground Entertainment, Universal Television, NBCUniversal International Television Production and Carnival Films.
Ironside is a remake of NBC’s original 1967-75 series about a cop who is determined to bring criminals to justice, despite being paralysed years earlier when a bullet shattered his spine, confining him to a wheelchair. Writer Michael Caleo, Teri Weinberg, John David, John Fox, Ron West and David Semel executive produce for Universal Television, Davis Entertainment and Yellow Brick Road Productions.
The Night Shift is a medical drama about the men and women who work overnight at San Antonio Memorial Hospital. It is produced by Sony Pictures Television and executive produced by Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah and Pierre Morel.
The full list of NBC pilots from this development season can be seen here.