From 'Arrow' to 'Vegas' - 10 New Shows We're Looking Forward To After Upfronts
Which other shows have piqued our interest?
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Last week, during the four-day upfronts frenzy, the five broadcast networks unveiled more than 30 new shows which will premiere during the 2012-13 television season.
In order to make those shows stand out to advertisers, the networks released snazzy trailers and artsy promotional stills hopping to start the process of building buzz.
Here are 10 shows that positively piqued our interests during last week's dog and pony show. In some cases, we're interested because of the teasers. In some cases a few pictures have been enough. And in some cases, our interest is based only on the creative auspices involved.
Look at our picks and sound off with shows you may be looking forward to that we left out.
2006 | Documentary | NRSummary: Dave Chappelle hosts the block party to end them all in Brooklyn, featuring stand-up comedy from Chapelle in addition to performances by Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, the Roots, Cody ChesnuTT, Big Daddy Kane, and the reunited Fugees.Director: Michel Gondry
Cast: Dave Chappelle, Yasiin Bey, Lauryn Hill
1946 | Drama | NRSummary: Three veterans return home to a small town after World War II, but must face the fact that they and their old home are irrevocably changed.Director: William Wyler
Cast: Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy
1996 | Comedy | PGSummary: The director of The Nightmare Before Christmas creates a strange and magically odd adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic novel about a boy who finds adventure thanks to a giant peachDirector: Henry Selick
Cast: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite
1940 | Comedy | NRSummary: Nearly perfect screwball comedy featuring a woman (Rosalind Russell) caught between her ruthless ex-husband (Cary Grant) and her dull insurance agent fiance (Ralph Bellamy).Director: Howard Hawks
Cast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
1950 | Drama | NRSummary: A small-time screenwriter is drawn into the life of a fading silent film goddess like a fly in a spider's web. Murder and madness await within her gloomy old Hollywood home.Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim
1977 | Documentary | NRSummary: Pumping Iron is a 1977 documentary film about the run-up to the 1975 Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition. The film focuses on Arnold Schwarzenegger and his competitors, Lou Ferrigno and Franco Columbu. The documentary was co-directed by Robert Fiore and George Butler. It was based on the book of...Director: George Butler, Robert Fiore
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, Lou Ferrigno, Roger Callard
2014 | Documentary | NRSummary: This documentary explores just what a Showrunner does on a TV series, and how the job has risen to prominence in recent years.Director: Des Doyle
Cast: J.J. Abrams, Kristen Bell, Matthew Carnahan
1977 | Fantasy | GSummary: What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss Bianca respond to orphan Penny's call for help. The two mi...Director: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens
Cast: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn
1946 | Drama | NRSummary: A widower gives his daughter Anne a colt, which she names Black Beauty, so that she may learn to care for herself as she cares for the horse.Director: Max Nosseck
Cast: Mona Freeman, Richard Denning, Evelyn Ankers
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