Watch NBC's new 2015 TV series trailers

As most of your favorite TV shows are winding down before summer arrives, the networks are busy presenting their upfronts to show off the new programming that will be hitting screens beginning this fall and heading into early 2016. We’ve already seen a teaser trailer for Heroes Reborn and some new images popped up earlier today, but now NBC has trailers for some of their other new shows that star the likes of Wesley Snipes (Blade) and Jaimie Alexander (Thor: The Dark World). There’s a mix of new comedies and dramas that the network hopes audiences will tune into, so let’s see what they have to offer.

Watch NBC’s new 2015 TV series trailers after the jump.

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Constantine - Season Pilot

Last month, word circulated that NBC had cancelled Constantine. As it turned out, that report was premature. Showrunner Daniel Cerone quickly clarified that no decision had been made. But that decision has now been made, and yup — Constantine has been cancelled. For real this time.

However, fans shouldn’t fall into the depths of despair just yet. Cerone offers the faint hope that Constantine will get picked up by another network. More on Constantine‘s future after the jump.  Read More »

Emerald City

Most shows have to air and get cancelled before they can get resurrected. But Emerald City is special — it has died and come back to life before broadcasting a single episode. NBC has given the Wizard of Oz-based drama a 10-episode straight-to-series order, after scrapping an earlier 10-episode straight-to-series order last year.

Get all the details on the Wizard of Oz NBC series after the jump.  Read More »

Constantine - Season Pilot

It seems like every comic book property in existence is getting a TV show nowadays, but that doesn’t mean they’re always successful. NBC has just given the axe to Constantine, which starred Matt Ryan as the Vertigo Comics antihero. More on the Constantine cancellation after the jump.

Update: The original report has been redacted somewhat — Constantine isn’t yet officially dead. The series’ showrunner has weighed in as well. More below after the original article text.

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The Wiz

Ratings for last year’s Peter Pan Live! were disappointing enough that NBC felt the need to publicly blame stars Allison Williams and Christopher Walken. Nevertheless, the network is pressing onward with its now annual tradition of staging live televised musicals, with The Wiz as their next target.

Naturally, The Wiz live show will involve some high-profile stunt-casting. But at least this one feels genuinely intriguing: Cirque du Soleil is teaming with NBC for The Wiz live show, setting up Broadway run. Get all the details on The Wiz live show after the jump.  Read More »

Heroes Hiro Nakamura

Heroes Reborn will welcome back another familiar face. NBC has announced that Masi Oka is set to reprise his role as time-traveler / teleporter Hiro Nakamura on the upcoming limited series. Oka is the second original cast member confirmed to return, after Jack Coleman as Noah Bennet a.k.a. Horn-Rimmed Glasses. More details on the Heroes Reborn Masi Oka casting after the jump.  Read More »

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As part of his Saturday Night Live hosting gig, Johnson starred in the trailer for Disney’s gritty live-action retelling of Bambi. In this version of the story, the traumatized young buck grows up and fights back. Watch the Dwayne Johnson Bambi skit after the jump.  Read More »

Parks and Recreation - Ron and Jean Ralphio

This week’s Parks & Recreation finale proved a worthy sendoff for the show’s main characters. But as we say goodbye to Leslie, Ron, and the rest of the gang, we also wanted to take a look at some of our favorite side characters through the years.

Parks and Recreation has maybe the deepest bench of supporting players this side of The Simpsons — far too many to honor here. So after the jump, we’ve listed our 20 top 20 Parks and Recreation recurring characters, plus our 5 favorite single-episode guest stars. Read More »

HEROES (US TV SERIES)

Sylar won’t be among the heroes reborn for Heroes Reborn. Actor Zachary Quinto confirmed that although he has been approached, he will not reprise the Heroes villain for NBC’s upcoming miniseries reboot. Read the Zachary Quinto Heroes Reborn comments after the jump, including his explanation of why he won’t be back.  Read More »