Your Guide to the 2013-14 TV Season’s New Comedies
The four big broadcast networks are announcing their new schedules and shows for the 2013-14 TV season this year, and we have your first look at all the new comedies, all in one place. With NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox all adding a ton of new comedies, there’s a lot of stuff to look forward to, even though promising shows like Mr. Robinson, Mulaney, and Pulling didn’t make the cut. The early contender for the season’s most exciting new comedy is Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a cop show for Fox that stars Andy Samberg and was created by Parks and Recreation‘s Mike Schur and Dan Goor, but there’s plenty of other cool stuff like projects from Robin Williams, Conan O’Brien, Rebel Wilson, and Will Arnett.
Check out everything you need to know about the new shows below:
Welcome to the Family
Premise: A white family and a Latino family clash when the Latino son gets engaged to the white daughter.
Created by: Mike Sikowitz (Rules of Engagement)
Starring: Mike O’Malley, Mary McCormack, Richardo Chavira, Rae Peck, Aramis Knight, Justina Machado, Joey Haro
Thursdays at 8:30 after Parks and Rec
Sean Saves the World
Premise: A guy’s 14 year old daughter moves in with him while he’s dealing with a crazy new boss.
Created by: Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted)
Starring: Sean Hayes, Tom Lennon, Echo Kellum, Linda Lavin, Samantha Isler
Thursdays at 9
The Michael J. Fox Show
Premise: Loosely based on Michael J. Fox’s life, the show follows a father of three returns to work as a news anchor after grappling with Parkinson’s disease.
Created by: Sam Laybourne (Cougar Town)
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Betsy Brandt, Katie Finneran, Wendell Pierce, Ana Nogueira, Conor Romero, Juliette Goglia, Jack Gore
Thursdays at 9:30
About a Boy
Premise: Based on Nick Hornby’s novel and the Hugh Grant movie of the same name, About a Boy follows the relationship between a bachelor and a young boy who moves in next door.
Developed by: Jason Katims (Parenthood)
Starring: David Walton, Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham, Anjelah N. Johnson, Al Madrigal
Midseason, Tuesdays at 9
The Family Guide
Premise: Follows the post-divorce life of a young boy with a blind father and a youthful mother.
Created by: DJ Nash (Up All Night)
Produced by: Jason Bateman
Starring: J.K. Simmons, Harold Perrineau, Eli Baker, Ava Deluca-Verley, Lance Lim
Midseason, Tuesdays at 9:30
Premise: A confident guy teaches a group of losers named the “Undateables” how to date.
Created by: Adam Sztykiel (Due Date)
Produced by: Bill Lawrence
Starring: Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Matthew Wilkas, Rick Glassman, Ron Funches, Bianca Kajlich
Premise: A Wonder Years-esque dysfunctional family comedy set in the 1980s.
Created by: Adam F. Goldberg (Breaking In)
Starring: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, George Segal, Hayley Orrantia, Darien Provost, Troy Gentile, Sean Giambrone
Tuesdays at 9
Premise: A woman finds herself with an instant family after falling in love with a guy with three kids and two ex-wives.
Created by: Emily Halpern (Private Practice)
Produced by: Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg (The Office)
Starring: Bradley Whitford, Malin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Scott Lee, Albert Tsai, Gianna LePera
Tuesdays at 9:30
Back in the Game
Premise: A recently divorced single mom moves in with her estranged dad and starts coaching her son’s little league team.
Created by: Mark and Robb Cullen (Cop Out)
Starring: James Caan, Maggie Lawson, Griffin Gluck, Ben Koldyke, Kennedy Waite, Lenora Crichlow, J.J. Totah, Cooper Roth
Wednesdays at 8:30
Super Fun Night
Premise: Three nerdy ladies set out to have fun every Friday night.
Created by: Rebel Wilson
Executive Produced by: Conan O’Brien
Starring: Rebel Wilson, Kelen Coleman, Kevin Bishop, Lauren Ash, Liza Lapira
Wednesdays at 9:30
Premise: Single people search for love in a Manhattan bar.
Created by: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (21 & Over)
Starring: Kate Simses, Ginger Gonzaga, Blake Lee, Andrew Santino, Adam Campbell, Vanessa Lengies, Craig Frank, Alexis Carra, Sarah Bolger, Adan Canto
We Are Men
Premise: A young guy befriends a bunch of older dudes who live in the same short-term rental complex as him.
Created by: Rob Greenberg (How I Met Your Mother)
Starring: Chris Smith, Kal Penn, Jerry O’Connell, Tony Shalhoub, Rebecca Breeds
Mondays at 8:30
Premise: A single mom tries to get her life together while waiting tables in Napa Valley.
Created by: Chuck Lorre, Gemma Baker, and Eddie Gorodetsky (Two and a Half Men)
Starring: Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Nate Corddry, Matt Jones, Spencer Daniels, Blake Garrett Rosenthal, Sadie Calvano, French Stewart
Mondays at 9:30
Premise: A newly-divorced guy’s parents move back in with him when they experience marital problems of their own.
Created by: Greg Garcia (Raising Hope)
Starring: Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges, JB Smoove, Mary Elizabeth Ellis
Thursdays at 8:30
The Crazy Ones
Premise: A workplace comedy about a father-daughter in an advertising office.
Created by: David E. Kelley (Boston Legal)
Starring: Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Wolk, Hamish Linklater, Amanda Setton
Thursdays at 9
Friends with Better Lives
Premise: A show about a group of friends in their 30s who are all jealous of each other.
Created by: Dana Klein (Friends)
Starring: Kevin Connolly, James Van Der Beek, Brooklyn Decker, Rick Donald, Majandra Delfino, Zoe Lister Jones
Premise: Two successful guys in their 30s have their wacky dads move back in with them.
Created by: Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild (Ted)
Produced by: Seth MacFarlane
Starring: Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Brenda Song, Peter Riegert, Martin Mull, Tonita Castro, Vanessa Lachey
Tuesdays at 8
Premise: A workplace comedy about a bunch of cops at a police precinct on the edge of New York City.
Created by: Mike Schur and Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation)
Starring: Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti
Tuesdays at 8:30
Premise: Three brothers work at an Army base together in Florida.
Created by: Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town)
Starring: Geoff Stults, Angelique Cabral, Keith David, Chris Lowell, Parker Young
Late fall, Fridays at 9:30 after Raising Hope
Us and Them
Premise: Based on the BBC show Gavin & Stacey, the show follows two people in a long distance relationship and their friends and family.
Developed by: David Rosen (I Just Want My Pants Back)
Produced by: Steve Coogan
Starring: Jason Ritter, Alexis Bledel, Jane Kaczmarek, Kurt Fuller, Kerri Kennedy, Dustin Ybarra, Ashlie Atkinson
Premise: A father-son coming of age show set in the 1990s.
Created by: Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker (S#*! My Dad Says)
Produced by: Bill Lawrence
Starring: Christopher Meloni, Connor Buckley, Claudia Lee, Kevin Hernandez, Tyler Foden
Premise: An animated comedy about a clumsy, nerdy cop and his co-workers.
Created by: David A. Goodman (Family Guy) and Jason Ruiz
Starring the voices of: Jason Ruiz, Will Sasso, Chi McBride, Jane Lynch, Phil LaMarr, Peter Atencio, Justina Machado, Wilmer Valderrama