On Sunday, NBC announced its 2014-2015 prime-time lineup, consisting of "inventive new comedies [and] compelling new dramas" we can expect to see starting this fall. From the looks of it, the Peacock intends to keep its lead in the 18–49 demographic with the help of Debra Messing (The Mysteries of Laura), Katherine Heigl (State of Affairs), and Hope Davis (Allegiance), among others. The network was even nice enough to release trailers for many of the new shows, along with brief summaries:
A to Z
"This is the A-to-Z story of Andrew (Ben Feldman) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti) — a pair that almost wasn’t — and all that happened from the day they met."
"No excuses, no apologies, no compromises. Wild child Rebecca Wright (Kate Walsh) knows how to have a good time, but she also happens to be one of L.A.’s toughest and most respected criminal court judges."
"Based on the wildly popular DC Comics series Hellblazer, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan) specializes in giving hell… hell."
"Six years ago, Annie (Casey Wilson) and Jake (Ken Marino) bonded over their mutual love of nachos and they’ve been inseparable ever since. Now, after returning from a romantic two-week island vacation, Jake’s all set to pop the question. Before he can ask, though, Annie lets loose on Jake for his inability to commit."
The Mysteries of Laura
"Debra Messing stars as Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective who balances her “Columbo” day job with a crazy family life that includes two unruly twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband (Josh Lucas) — also a cop — who just can’t seem to sign the divorce papers."
State of Affairs
"Each day the President is faced with dozens of life and death decisions, and to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst — Charleston Tucker (Katherine Heigl) — assembles the President’s Daily Briefing (PDB). This list of the most vital security issues facing the nation brings with it moral and political judgment calls for Charleston and her trusted group of brilliant analysts at the agency."